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.

Other Master's Programmes (2016-2017)

Master's Programme in Architecture

The architects’ degree (120 ECTS) is a two years program, consisting of basic, complementary and advanced modules and the diploma thesis project.  The individual study units within a module are integrated into a 30 ECTS studio course of one academic term, the contents of which are complemented by the lectures and project work included.

The objective of the curriculum of the Oulu School of Architecture is that the graduates to be skilled and responsible architects. Students receive opportunities to participate in various design competitions and research and development projects during their studies at the School. The architect’s degree provides skills for mastering large scale public projects.

The contents and objectives of the degree programme in architecture are based on the requirements of the European Union Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC) set for the education of architects (article 46). the degree programme has been notified by the EU commission.

Eva-Maria Ylönen

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (Architecture)
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Finnish and English
Graduate Profiles: 
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 481 893
matti.sanaksenaho (at)
+358 (0)294 484985
study.architecture (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)

The language of instruction in the master’s 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 here.