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 Science Communication

The role of science, research and technology is becoming increasingly important, both from the social and economic viewpoint. Therfore, it is extremely important that the public and decision-makers will have access to up-to-date and understandable information about science. Master’s Degree Programme in Science Communication (TIEMA) is designed to meet this challenge by providing its students with an opportunity to become experts in science communication and popularisation. The TIEMA programme aims to facilitate students’ practical communication skills as well as their understanding of scientific knowledge.

By learning to understand the nature of the media and the scientific community as well as the language inherent in them, the students of TIEMA will gain the ability to work as mediators between science and the media. The students will learn to think analytically, use various appliances, retrieve, manage and produce information effectively, and work independently on projects.

The Programme comprises 120 credits, leading to the completion of the MA Degree within two years, with the possibility of continuing towards a Ph.D.

The TIEMA Programme is organised and run jointly by the subjects of History of Science and Ideas, and Information Studies at the Faculty of Humanities. The teaching language of the Programme is Finnish.

The student selection will be organised every second year (next selection 2017).

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Arts (MA)
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Communications Manager
PR officer
Location of Instruction: 
+ 358 (0)294 483352,
erkki.karvonen (at)
+ 358 (0)294 483322
jari.sahlgren (at)
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
No tuition fee


Next Application Period: 
Next student selection year 2017

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.