Studies at University of Oulu 2015-2016

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

5-6 Year Degree Programmes

Degree Programme in History

History as a science and a subject is characterised by broadness and diverseness. In this increasingly integrated world, history forms the basis for knowledge of the world and understanding today’s problems and changes at both global and local levels.

Research and education in history focus particularly on encounters between cultures and examination of phenomena and questions related to the Northern identity and life in the North, from antiquity to the present. The goal in studying is to master the main features of historical development and learn to comprehend and study history and present historical information. Studying is comprised of textbook exams, lectures, online courses, various seminars, written and oral exercises, essays and theses and independent research. Sufficient language skill is one of the most important prerequisites for studying many areas of history. Passive language skill – the ability to understand text written in a foreign language – is of prime importance.

History students not only specialise in a research topic they are interested in, they also acquire a strong base for a variety of careers, based on a well-rounded education and a history-oriented mind-set. Studies may also include practical training periods. Studying provides qualification for many social jobs in education and research; archives, libraries and museums; culture and education departments; the information sector and international organisations.

Picture:
Juha Sarkkinen

Basic information

Intake: 
28
Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180+120)
Language of Instruction: 
Finnish
Graduate Profiles: 
History Teacher
Archivist
Journalist
Researcher
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 483301
kari.alenius (at) oulu.fi
+358 (0)294 483307
reija.satokangas (at) oulu.fi
+358 8 553 3302
matti.enbuske (at) oulu.fi

Applying

Next Application Period: 
March 17th 2015 – April 9th 2015 (15.00 UTC +3)
Admissions: 

The degree programme is applied for through the opintopolku.fi. The language of instruction in the degree programme is Finnish. Applicants have to both apply in Finnish and be able to study in Finnish. Applicants are asked to prove their Finnish language skills in the admissions process.