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 Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology examines humans as cultural beings. The field consists of cultural anthropology, archaeology, bioanthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Cultural anthropology studies people, communities, and the social construction of behaviour across globe. The research is often based on fieldwork. Frequently, cultural anthropological knowledge is used in solving concrete social problems. The programme in Oulu specializes in northern cultures, contemporary cultural trends, cultural interaction, and environmental, medical, and applied anthropology. Training in cultural anthropology equips a student to work as a researcher or a specialist in the cultural field, media, museums, and administration.

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Arts (MA)
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Cultural Producer
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)40 1842176
hannu.i.heikkinen (at)
+358 (0)294 483340
anneli.merilainen-hyvarinen (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 UTC +2)

The master's programme is applied for through the 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.