Studies at University of Oulu 2016-2017

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 Chemistry

According to a natural scientific worldview the life on the globe was created when carbon dioxide, water and ammonia and other compounds reacted among themselves. The chemistry is a discipline, which studies how materials behave and react with each other.

The teaching and research  in the degree programme have concentrated on the chemistry of materials and on sustainable chemistry. In the chemistry of materials the molecular-level phenomena, catalysts, light emitting microstructures and their computational study are combined. The objective of the sustainable chemistry is to promote the environmental society of tomorrow. The benign industrial processes, the use of the renewable raw materials and the recovery of valuable chemicals from different materials are examples of the studies of the sustainable chemistry.

Juha Sarkkinen

Basic information

55 (+10 Subject Teacher)
Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180+120)
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Laboratory Chief Analyst
Research and Development Director
Product Developer
Chemistry Teacher
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Next Application Period: 
March 16th 2016 - April 6th 2016 (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 admissions process. Information on studies in English is available on here.