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 Geography

Geography is a field of the future. It is also one of the widest fields of science. It studies different spatial and regional processes on the surface of the Earth, mainly in the context of human activities. One of the focal areas of geography is the examination of the relationship between people and the environment. This relation and its changing meanings are still important starting-points in geography.

At the University of Oulu, geography is divided into five fields of specialization: physical geography, human geography, tourism geography, geoinformatics as well as regional development and regional policy. The subject matter of Geography is regional systems in both physical nature and social aspects. Geography has a special role of a mediator between social and natural sciences. Due to the wide-ranging character of their research subjects, geographers currently apply the theories and methods of natural sciences, cultural and social sciences widely. Similarly, the aim of education in geography is to provide students with wide and profound theoretic-methodological knowledge and to offer the capability to master the contents of the field. After graduation, students are able to apply this knowledge in e.g. scientific research, regional planning or as subject teachers.

The main language of instruction is Finnish, but part of the instruction is in English. There are around 20 courses in English per year. In the courses that are instructed in English, exams and seminar works are also in the same language.

Picture:
Tuomas Marttila

Basic information

Intake: 
35
Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180+120)
Language of Instruction: 
Finnish
Graduate Profiles: 
Geography Teacher in Primary, Secondary or High-school
Researcher
Developer
Project Manager
Planner
Location of Instruction: 
+358(0)294481711
study.science (at) oulu.fi

Applying

Next Application Period: 
March 16th - April 6th 2016 (15.00 / 3 pm UTC +3)
Admissions: 

The degree programme is applied for through the joint application system at www.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 admission process. Information on studies in English is available here.

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