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 History

History as a science and a subject is characterised by broadness and diverseness. In this increasingly integrated world, history forms the basis for knowledge of the world and understanding today’s problems and changes at both global and local levels.

Research and education in history focus particularly on encounters between cultures and examination of phenomena and questions related to the Northern identity and life in the North, from antiquity to the present. The goal in studying is to master the main features of historical development and learn to comprehend and study history and present historical information. Studying is comprised of textbook exams, lectures, online courses, various seminars, written and oral exercises, essays and theses and independent research. Sufficient language skill is one of the most important prerequisites for studying many areas of history. Passive language skill – the ability to understand text written in a foreign language – is of prime importance.

History students not only specialise in a research topic they are interested in, they also acquire a strong base for a variety of careers, based on a well-rounded education and a history-oriented mind-set. Studies may also include practical training periods.

Studying provides qualification for many social jobs in education and research; archives, libraries and museums; culture and education departments; the information sector and international organisations.

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Reija Satokangas

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Filosofian maisteri (FM)
Intake: 
2
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
120
Language of Instruction: 
Finnish
Graduate Profiles: 
Spokesperson
Coordinator
Project Manager
Instructor
Researcher
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 48 3301
kari.alenius (at) oulu.fi
+358 (0)294 48 3307
ritva.kylli (at) oulu.fi
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
No tuition fee

Applying

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

The master's programme is applied for through the opintopolku.fi 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.

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