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

European Masters Programme in Software Engineering

The European Master in Software Engineering (EMSE) is a 2-year international master program, completely taught in English, in cooperation with the departments of computer science of four European Universities (Consortium):

  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), in Madrid, Spain 
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (UNIKL), in Kaiserslautern, Germany Free
  • University of Bozen-Bolzano (UNIBZ), in Bolzano, Italy 
  • University of Oulu (OY), in Oulu, Finland

The programme foresees a mobility period: student have to choose 2 out of the 4 universities of the Consortium and spend one year of their master study in each university (50% of ECTS in each institution). The courses are project oriented. This means that students have a large offering of internships and projects to develop at the University or in a Company.

The course is built on eight learning paths on annual exchange and based on core areas, specificities, and elective courses (see Description). All partners offer a research methods course to prepare students to elective activities. Elective activities consist of a project (3,5-4 ECTS), an internship (4 ECTS), and a master thesis of 30 ECTS. Master thesis is co-supervised by two professors of the partners the student has visited. Students that successfully complete the program get a double degree from the two universities that have visited. Students are requested to attend a course of 2 ECTS in the local language in each university visited.

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (MSc)
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
IT expert
Project manager
Software engineer
Global software business expert
Location of Instruction: 
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
6000 EUR / Academic Year


Next Application Period: 
December 1st, 2015 - March 3rd, 2016

The degree programme is applied for throuhg the EMSE website: