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.

International Master's Programmes

Master's Programme in Ecology and Population Genetics

The programme emphasises on biodiversity and conservation biology issues. It focuses on preparing students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. The programme provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of plant, animal and fungal species, with emphasis on endangered species and ecosystems.

Students will learn methodical skills in the field of molecular ecology and genetics. This competence is needed in the environmental administration and research in the fields of e.g. conservation biology and restoration ecology. The programme includes an internship period either in environmental administration or research institutes in co-operation with a network of European environmental administration and research institutes.

The studies may follow either of two lines: ecology or bioscience. The major subject can be ecology or genetics. Students can also include a free-choice minor subject to their degree. This degree enables to further PhD studies in ecology and genetics.

Risto Antikainen

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (MSc) Degree
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Population Biologist
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 481530
annamari.markkola (at)
+358 (0)294 481530
annamari.markkola (at)
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
No tuition fee


Next Application Period: 
December 15th 2015 - January 29th 2016 (15.00 / 3 pm UTC +2)