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 Music Education

The degree programme in music education aims primarily at the profession of a music teacher in basic and secondary education. The teachers trained by us function on a broad scale in the various sectors of music education, understand the diversity of music cultures and develop their own work also by utilising the new media and technology in many ways.

The curriculum puts an emphasis on connections with school reality, flexibility and project-centredness as well as students' self-regulation and problem-based attitudes. Education and research in music education is based on the commonly accepted view of learning music as a comprehensive activity that provides rich experiences. The programme focuses on the meaning of arts in human growth, and music teaching is seen as part of art education. Important subjects in music education include popular music, music technology, free accompaniment and playing music in various ensembles.

Kati Leinonen

Basic information

Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180+120)
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Music Teacher
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 484582
juha.ojala (at)
+358 (0)294 484580
petteri.klintrup (at)


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

The degree programme is applied for through the 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 admission process.