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 of Science and Ideas

History of Science and Ideas has two interrelated perspectives on history. First, history of ideas or intellectual history focuses on beliefs, hopes and fears of past peoples – on the ways in which people have thought about society, nature and human nature. Intellectual historians also study ideologies, concepts and all kinds of “isms” or belief systems, such as liberalism, socialism and nationalism. These phenomena and ideas are related to the scientific modes of thought, but also to the spheres of economy, politics and religion.

Here in Oulu, researchers study the Enlightenment and its legacy, utopianism and a wide spectrum of political ideas from conservatism to anarchism. History of science explores changes in the understanding of science and how scientific practices have evolved over time. Traditionally, emphasis has been on medicine and natural sciences, but research on the human sciences is equally important. In Oulu, research topics include history of medicine, psychology and psychiatry as well as the physical sciences and the scientific revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries. Historians of science are also examining how scientific data has been collected and analysed, what sort of knowledge has been considered “scientific” and how science interlinks with politics, culture and ideologies. History of Science and Ideas at the University of Oulu is the only one of its kind in Finland. This main subject is taught by a professor and three university lecturers. In 2014 there were ca. twelve doctoral students in the discipline, and ca. ten students attain their MA-degrees annually.

Picture:
Juho Karjalainen

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Arts (MA)
Intake: 
2
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
120
Language of Instruction: 
Finnish
Graduate Profiles: 
Journalist
IT Manager
NGO worker
Researcher
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 483304
maija.kallinen (at) oulu.fi
+358 (0)294 483305
erkki.urpilainen (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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