University of Oulu

Introduction
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The University of Oulu trains experts and multifaceted professionals for specialized fields in eight fields of study and 45 different programmes. University graduates enter the job market as experts of the environment, economics, technology, medicine, education, and culture.

The University students study abroad through major exchange programmes. The University's own bi-lateral partnerships world-wide make international study abroad and exchange periods an integral part of study programmes. Hundreds of foreign exchange students and researchers are a part of the University's international scientific community.

Campuses

The main campus is located in Linnanmaa, about 5 km away from city-centre. The area is located next to one of the largest lakes in the city area. Around 17,000 students in six faculties study at the University. In Linnanmaa, you can find the faculties for humanities, education, sciences and technology, as well as the Oulu Business School.

In addition to the Linnanmaa campus, there are three other campuses around the city and region. The Faculty for Medicine is next to the Oulu University Hospital in Kontinkangas. The Department of Architecture has its own historic, mini-campus in city-centre by Market Square. The third campus is in Kajaani, where the university’s Kajaani University Consortium is situated.

Studies begin in small group

All new students receive small-group guidance in the beginning. Guidance begins from the first day of university and is at its most intensive during the first autumn.

With the help of a student tutor or small-group advisor, and ”kummi-student” in the case of exchange students, groups of about ten each receive information about the student community and university. Students get to learn about their study programmes, study fields, their faculties and departments, and general university practices. They also get to know the campus environments, Oulu, and their fellow students.

It is important for students who come from far away in and out of Finland to be able to make themselves at home, make new friends and settle into life at the university and in Oulu.

Personal Study Advisors

Every degree programme at the University of Oulu has at least one Personal Study Advisor (PSA).

The PSA helps the students to plan their Personal Study Plans (PSP) and to evaluate their study progress. The PSA helps the students to familiarize themselves with their field of study, career opportunities and important information concerning employment in the respective sector.

Students can meet their PSA either individually or in small groups.

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Programs

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Master

Master in Architectural Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

The Oulu School of Architecture welcomes international applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture to appl [+]

The Oulu School of Architecture welcomes international applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture to apply for the 2 year, full-time Master’s Degree Programme in Architectural Design, starting in September of each year. The program is instructed entirely in English. The Oulu School of Architecture educates architects for demanding and versatile expertise and design tasks of the built environment, urban design and planning. The degree awarded, Master of Science in Architecture, is a professional architect’s degree, providing the qualifications to work as an architect as well as eligibility to go on to doctoral studies. The school’s teachings respond directly to its surrounding, northern environment. Local building traditions and extreme climate conditions offer great resources and possibilities for research and creating new architecture for extreme northern climates. The northern location of the school provides an excellent laboratory for teaching e.g. lighting design, which is one of the specific subjects offered in the Master’s degree programme. Aims and content of the programme The aim of the International Master’s Programme is to provide knowledge and skills in architectural design, design of urban spaces, architectural lighting, detailing of interiors and exteriors, and basics of research and theory of architecture. The goal is to encourage students to develop a personal relationship with architecture and design. The Master’s studies provide graduates with practical skills needed in the architect’s profession and expertise to participate in research and to carry out post-graduate studies. Graduation Requirements To be awarded a Master's degree, a student must complete the required studies and Master's thesis and write a maturity essay demonstrating language proficiency (English). The diploma for the degree of Master of Science (Architecture) is awarded on request and issued by the Education Dean of the Faculty. General Academic Requirements A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS). Language Requirements All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. Other Admissions Requirements Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Contact us for more information. Programme Specific Academic Requirements Students who are on their last term/semester of Bachelor's studies can apply to study a Master's degree. Applicants with excellent academic records can be offered a conditional study placement. In these cases the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor's degree documentation before receiving the final study placement offer. [-]

Master in Computer Science and Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

This research-oriented degree programme provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment [+]

This research-oriented degree programme provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment. It gives students the flexibility to choose between two themes: Computer Vision and Signal Processing, and Ubiquitous Computing. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with research groups in the department that are international leaders in their fields. Research-oriented programme with two themes The first theme, Computer Vision and Signal Processing, provides students a solid theoretical understanding and practical skills on digital information processing and analysis. This information can be, for example, image, video, or audio signals that are perceived from the environment and processed using various operations such as filtering, compression and classification. The students are introduced to the essentials of computer vision as well as image and signal processing methods and technologies. The second theme, Ubiquitous Computing, focuses on the next generation of interactive systems that place humans at the focus of the technological development. Adopting a multidisciplinary real-world approach, students have to spend a substantial amount of time working in group projects to develop a variety of systems ranging from interactive online services to games and mobile applications, with a strong focus on innovation and design. Students gain experience in conducting usability tests with human participants, conducting experiments to evaluate their systems, and applying an iterative design approach to develop and improve their systems. The programme is provided by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, which hosts multiple world-class research groups. The department is renowned world-wide for its expertise in computer vision, and among its key results is the Local Binary Pattern (LBP) method that has become one of the most widely used texture operators in computer vision. Signal processing is another core area where the department has carried out leading edge research, for example, on energy-efficient architectures for embedded systems in close collaboration with many companies. Finally, the department has created a unique research environment for Ubiquitous Computing including multitouch wall-sized displays, smartphone sensing middleware and sensor networks; coupled with a strong experimental approach to developing interactive systems. Learning outcomes After completing the studies with a focus on Computer Vision and Signal Processing, the student can: - Utilize basic methods in digital image and video processing, statistical pattern recognition, computer vision, and computer graphics for solving various application problems, - Apply numerical methods such as optimization algorithms in formally defining and solving problems appearing in science and technology, - Analyse and design digital signal processing systems, and implement algorithms, for example, to modern signal processors, - Realize applications to the Internet using a modern software architectural style. After completing the studies with a focus on Ubiquitous Computing the student can: - Utilize basic methods in statistical analysis, distributed systems, experimental design, and iterative design to specify, implement and evaluate interactive technologies, - Develop instrumentation technologies to collect in-situ data on deployed interactive technologies and how they are actually used by human users, - Has gained experience with a variety of interactive technologies ranging from multi-touch surfaces including video walls and smartphones, to multimodal input techniques including accelerometer-based sensing, - Work in groups to tackle substantial long-term projects, present and promote their work, effectively communicate their findings in speech, and effectively write in academic style. Graduate Profile The programme will provide the graduates with the competence to continue as postgraduate students aiming for a doctoral degree, or in a wide variety of positions offered by research institutes and companies mainly operating in the field of information and communications technology (ICT). The graduates are most likely to be employed in research and development related positions, but also management positions fit into the profile. General Academic Requirements A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS). Language Requirements All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. Other Admissions Requirements Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Contact us for more information. Programme Specific Academic Requirements - Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering or relevant fields such as physics or applied mathematics. - Those who will receive their degree after the deadline of the application, but before August 2014 are eligible to apply. [-]

Master in Economic Geology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. [+]

Master in Economic Geology The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. Employment Opportunities for Graduates Northern Finland is currently experiencing an unparalleled mining boom, making the area one of the exploration and mining powerhouses of Europe. The minerals sector may become one of the key foundations of the Finnish economy as commodity prices are bound to continue their rise on the long term and demand from China and other emerging economies is predicted to grow. These factors ensure employment opportunities for graduates as well as funding opportunities for future research projects. Programme Outline The Master's degree programme comprises 120 ECTS, including a 35 ECTS Master’s thesis, and between 50 and 85 ECTS of advanced courses in Geology and up to 35 ECTS from related disciplines to be chosen freely. Programme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is open for applications from students with a Bachelor’s degree in geology, or other sciences, as long as students have sufficient background in geology (60 ECTS credits). Students who are in their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor’s degree documentation by the following deadlines. Selection Process After preliminary selection, the applicants will be interviewed by telephone, during which the educational background of the applicants, their motivation for study, and their knowledge of English are evaluated. Detailed Selection Criteria Selection is mainly based on academic performance and relevant experience, e.g., in industry or geological survey organizations. Student Selection The names of the selected candidates are announced in April 2015. [-]

Master in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

Economics focuses on explaining the behavior of different economic agents, such as households, companies and general government. The aim is to describe, explain and model the modern market economy. Economics helps us to understand how markets are working and how we can affect on their behavior through economic policy. Economics [+]

Economics focuses on explaining the behavior of different economic agents, such as households, companies and general government. The aim is to describe, explain and model the modern market economy. Economics helps us to understand how markets are working and how we can affect on their behavior through economic policy. Economics provides answers to questions like; what are the sources of economic growth as well as what is the connection between inflation and interest rates. Economics is one of the few areas of science where the annual Nobel Prize is awarded. Economics has a strong position among the social sciences. It provides knowledge and skills which are required to work in demanding specialist and executive positions in corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations. A student who receives the master degree in economics is allowed to use the title economist. The next programme will start in autumn 2015. Occupational Profiles of Graduates Economist. The job markets for economists are typically broad. The occupational profiles of graduates include demanding specialist and executive positions as well as research and teaching positions both in domestic and international corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations, amongst others. Programme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is designed for students with different university level backgrounds. The quantitative nature of the Economics programme ideally suits those who have studied business, economics, natural sciences or engineering. Detailed Selection Criteria General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are same for all of the Master's programmes. To sum up, applicants will be ranked based on these criteria: 1) Previous Studies (documentation required) Relevance of the field in previous studies. Applicant can benefit from classes taken in quantitative studies. Performance (grades) in previous studies. 2) English Skills (documentation required) 3) Motivation a) Motivation letter, max. 2 pages (included in the electronic application form) - Reasons for applying (i.e. expectations, plans, interests etc.). - Reasons for order of priorities, if an applicant applies to several programmes (ME, MM, MF, FMA, IBM etc.) - Qualifications to be a successful prospective graduate (i.e. personal strengths, achievements, business related work experience etc.), - The applicant’s personal contribution/input to the degree programme - Other merits b) Reference letters (2) Two original reference letters must be attached to the application by the applicant. Applicant should ask the referees (for example the supervisor of thesis or teacher/tutor who knows the applicant well enough in an academic capacity) to complete this reference form. c) Curriculum Vitae (CV). Tuition Fees No tuition fees. [-]

Master in Education and Globalisation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international Master's programme. Students major [+]

Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international Master's programme. Students major in educational sciences. The central aim of the programme is to develop quality in education and to equip students to exercise socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies. The programme emphasises North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education. The programme focuses on ethics, policy, planning, curriculum, evaluation and comparative research in education. It aims to develop the appropriate competencies and knowledge needed in planning, evaluation, research and development tasks in education and related fields in the midst of societal changes, both on the local and global levels. Graduate Profile Graduates of the programme will be able to - make informed and ethical decisions in complex and diverse education environments in local and global contexts - relate and work ethically and productively in partnership with diverse individuals, groups, families, communities - show cross-cultural competence, seeing linguistic/cultural/ethnic/gender difference as a source of learning - introduce multiple perspectives into their professional activities and research and engage with different knowledges/cultures in ethical ways - use information technology to enhance teaching and research in informed and critical ways - produce and use research that is robust and relevant to national and international debates in education - exercise leadership in the field of policy, planning and evaluation in educational contexts Future Career Opportunities The professional foundations of the programme are related to tasks in research, planning, administration and teaching in the field of education, and also tasks in different organizations offering consultation and guidance. EdGlo graduates are competent to work in national and international contexts in the public, private and civil society sectors, in occupations such as: - project leaders - coordinators - educational consultants - evaluators - researchers - teachers - administrators EdGlo studies include opportunities to combine theory and practice as the students are required to carry out an internship period. Over the years our students have been working in a variety of organisations in Finland and abroad. Prerequisites - Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in relevant fields of engineering such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering. - Those who will receive their degree after the deadline of the application, but before August 2014 are eligible to apply. - Sufficient English language proficiency - Applicants should demonstrate their language skills with an approved language test. [-]

Master in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

BEE, officially called Master’s Degree Programme (BCBU) in Environmental Engineering, is a two-year Master [+]

BEE, officially called Master’s Degree Programme (BCBU) in Environmental Engineering, is a two-year Master's degree programme (MDP) of 120 ECTS, based on environmental, process and civil engineering subjects. The BEE syllabus is multi-disciplinary, including studies on sustainable technologies, research methodology, clean production methods, water and environmental issues, environmental engineering, process engineering, etc. BEE is organized by the Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland. The programme also contains studies on northern regions as an example of areas rich in natural resources of high economic value in an ecologically sensitive nature. Utilization of such resources requires both more environmentally friendly processes in industry and innovative measures in environmental protection and restoration. These are the needs the BEE programme answers to by educating environmental engineers with skills to solve the environmental problems and challenges both globally and locally. The students can specialize either to 'Clean Production' or 'Water and Environment' study options (majors). Graduate profile The graduating BEE students will be awarded a degree of Master of Science in Technology, in the area of Environmental Engineering, by the University of Oulu. The BEE MPD graduates will have scientific approach into environmental protection and management of natural resources, and knowhow for scientific and applied work both in industry and academia. BEE graduates will enter job markets as experts in environmental engineering with perspective in and skills to understanding international contexts of environmental issues. The graduates can work in different environment related business sectors, in local and regional public administration, as well as environmental authorities or research institutes, not only within the region, but also in international tasks. General Academic Requirements A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS). Language Requirements All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. Other Admissions Requirements Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Contact us for more information. Programme Specific Academic Requirements For the admissions 2014: A successful applicant must fulfill all of the next programme specific criteria (for language skills, background degree, previous studies) to be eligible to apply to the BEE MDP and its two majors (study options Clean Production or Water and Environment): - The applicant must qualify for the General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements set by the University of Oulu; - The applicant must have [or soon will have, see (*) below], a Bachelor’s degree (lower academic degree or equivalent, of at least three years of full-time studies = 180 ECTS) with excellent grades from an institution of higher education. - To apply to BEE, this Bachelor's degree must EITHER be in ENGINEERING (e.g. in environmental, process, chemical, or civil engineering), OR in NATURAL SCIENCES applicable for later engineering studies (e.g. environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, or physics etc.); and - Within the before-mentioned degree, the applicant has studied, and got good or excellent grades, in mathematical sciences (math studies are an absolute and compulsory requirement, but also chemistry and/or physics are noted); - Further, it is viewed as a benefit, if he/she has also performed studies in one or more areas of process engineering (process, chemical or civil engineering studies). [ (*) Also students who are on their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a BEE Master’s degree, but they have to complete their degree before they can finally be accepted: In the case that the applicant is accepted for study in the BEE MDP, the applicant has to submit officially certified copies of his/her Bachelor’s degree certificate and the final transcript of records during summer 2014.] [-]

Master in Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

Organizations of all sizes and industries, from multinationals to SMEs, governmental agencies and nonprofit institutions, are involved with and affected by the financial [+]

Organizations of all sizes and industries, from multinationals to SMEs, governmental agencies and nonprofit institutions, are involved with and affected by the financial markets. Asset managers and financial analysts must navigate volatile markets. Investment bankers find solutions for firms’ and nonprofits’ funding requirements. Central banks and governmental agencies may be directly involved in financial markets and oversee market regulation. The financial world of today demands expert knowledge with a global perspective – you should demand the same of your education. The Oulu Business School of the University of Oulu organises a two-year Master´s programme in Finance (MF) that will provide students with the skills and knowledge required by the various organisations that operate in the modern financial world. The next programme will start at the end of August 2014. Master's Programme The MF Program focuses on understanding the financial markets and financial market participants. Students will develop the skills necessary to analyze the interactions between the markets and participants. The program provides a strong foundation in the theoretical and empirical tools of modern finance. Topics covered include asset pricing, corporate finance, portfolio management and risk management. The approach is analytical and methodologically oriented. Students in MF gain special insight into the areas of individual investor behavior and the management of alternative assets. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work in specialist and executive positions in the financial sector. As a minimum precondition, an applicant needs to have an appropriate Bachelor's (or similar) degree. The quantitative nature of the MF ideally suits those who have studied business, economics, natural sciences or engineering. The program also gives a good basis for further academic studies at the postgraduate level. General Academic Requirements A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS). Language Requirements All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. Other Admissions Requirements Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Contact us for more information. Programme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is designed for students with different university level backgrounds. The quantitative nature of the MF ideally suits those who have studied business, economics, natural sciences or engineering. [-]

Master in Financial and Management Accounting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

In the world of international business, there is a growing need in financial and management accounting for [+]

In the world of international business, there is a growing need in financial and management accounting for professionals, who meet the requirements set by the firms operating in a global business environment. Department of Accounting and Finance at the Oulu Business School organizes a full two-year Master's programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) that will give students the required skills and knowledge to work in firms having business relationships and operations in different countries. The next programme starts in the end of August 2014.

Financial and Management Accounting

Financial accounting investigates the information and reporting systems of firms that are used by various interest parties outside of the firm. Management accounting develops and investigates information and reporting systems needed in the decision-making inside the firm. Scientific research in financial and management accounting focuses on the usefulness of the information provided by these reporting systems in different decision making contexts including the firm valuation, performance evaluation, pricing of the products of the firm, among others. A recent trend in financial and management accounting is the integration of local reporting systems towards the common international financial reporting system.... [-]


Master in International Business Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

Managing and leading international high technology, high context or high touch businesses is what the Master [+]

Managing and leading international high technology, high context or high touch businesses is what the Master’s programme in International Business Management (IBM) focuses on. The ideas that are taught are combined from different fields of managing business, which make IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme and a close connection between theory and practice is maintained in all research, teaching and company projects. The IBM programme includes three core learning themes: practices of international business, building up international businesses and approaches to international business studies. During the studies, the students are involved in and actively participating in assignments for both small and large companies. The companies offer the IBM students’ Master’s thesis assignments, joint research and development projects. The aim of this cooperation is to assist and accelerate companies’ internationalization and expand their already existing international operations. The IBM graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree, majoring in International Business Management with the possibility to continue their studies at doctoral level. The graduates are capable of working in a variety of different professions from international sales and marketing, product / service or business management, international sourcing and logistics, manufacturing or service delivery to consultancy, entrepreneurial or governmental professions. International Business Management student profile Each year a growing number of students apply to join the International Business programme with background education in business studies, social sciences, or engineering. IBM student will be a person who is looking for a successful career in business with deep global outlook, someone who desires intellectual growth and personal development through high quality education in an international environment. The program is designed for those students who are highly motivated, proactive, with global mindset and capable of sharing and contributing with their experiences. Leadership potential, assertive communication and analytical skills are required to examine opportunities, generate added value offers and influence organizations. If your goal is to develop as an integral person, upgrade your professional skills and build up an international network, The International Business Management Master's Program in Oulu University is waiting for your application. General Academic Requirements A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS). Language Requirements All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. Other Admissions Requirements Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Contact us for more information. Programme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is designed for students with different university level study backgrounds. The programme is ideal for those who have background education in business studies, social sciences, or engineering. [-]

Master in Learning, Education and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

The Master’s Degree Programme in Learning, Education and Technology (LET) educates experts in learning. The contents [+]

The Master’s Degree Programme in Learning, Education and Technology (LET) educates experts in learning. The contents of the program are based on central and recent research in the learning sciences and technology-enhanced learning. The core of the education consists of three theoretical viewpoints: self-regulated learning, collaborative learning, and the learning of expertise. In addition, the program includes the exploration of the significance of learning and educational technologies in the working life and the society both now and in the future. Career Opportunities Graduates from the LET program are competent to work for example in professions such as teachers, educators, educational consultants, human resources developers, project leaders, coordinators, researchers, and administrators in both the private and public sectors. Objectives - LET graduates are able to - make use of the essential learning theories in the contexts of individual and collaborative learning, human resources, and life-long learning - pedagogically evaluate different technologies in interaction, learning, and content production - explain the process of self-regulated learning and develop their self-regulated and co-regulated learning skills - explicate practical and theoretical means for learning expertise, and can monitor and reflect their progress to be an expert - work collaboratively in different learning communities - use research literature and research methods from the field of the learning sciences and educational technologies, as well as conduct scientific research combining learning and technology - recognize the role of educational technology in the structures of the higher education institution, the working life and the society, and are able to take it into consideration in their own working life Implementation Technology-enhanced individual and collaborative learning methods are used in the practical implementation of the LET program. The studies are implemented in collaboration with domestic and international research and teaching partners. In addition, collaboration with the working life is central to the implementation of the program. The studies will be completed in two academic years as both contact and online teaching. Teaching will be organized as full-time study. After completing the program, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree which enables them to continue their academic studies at doctoral level. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification. LET Programme Specific Academic Requirements The applicants must meet the following minimum terms: a) Bachelor's degree or equivalent higher education degree; preference will be given to the applicants with a background in education or in humanities. - Applicants with a background in other academic fields (e.g. information processing sciences, information studies, psychology, economics etc.) are eligible to apply as well. - Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences (former Polytechnic) are eligible to apply as well. b) Sufficient English language proficiency: The level of English language must be proved by the most internationally known language tests or other approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. [-]

Master in Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

Marketing as research at the Oulu Business School studies markets, including exchange of value, long-term customer and partner relationships, and factors influencing the functioning of markets. Marketing education develops [+]

Marketing as research at the Oulu Business School studies markets, including exchange of value, long-term customer and partner relationships, and factors influencing the functioning of markets. Marketing education develops your expertise in the fundamentals of marketing, such as campaign design or branding. Moreover, you can familiarize yourself in organizational buying behavior, logistics and digitalization of business within changing global markets. Marketing practice has a strategic nature and hence marketing education gives you capabilities to succeed in strategic management also at international level. Our professional focus lies in customer and network relationship management, but marketing education in the Oulu Business School equips you also with abilities to enter into doctoral education and to apply scientific knowledge in the practice of marketing at any organization. The next programme will start in autumn 2015. Occupational Profiles of Graduates After attaining the MSc. degree in Marketing you will be qualified for management and planning positions. Typical first duties include product management, customer relationship management and marketing communication. The titles for graduates in marketing include Account Manager, Customer Service Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing Planner, Sales Manager, Sales Representative, Product Manager and Project Manager. For the most talented ones, scientific research in the area of marketing at the international level is an interesting prospect that the degree provides. rogramme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is designed for students with different university level study backgrounds. The programme is ideal for those who have background education in business studies, social sciences, or engineering. Detailed Selection Criteria General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are same for all of the Master's programmes. To sum up, applicants will be ranked based on these criteria: 1. Previous Studies (documentation required) - Relevance of the field in previous studies. Applicant can benefit from classes taken in business studies. - Performance (grades) in previous studies 2. English Skills (documentation required) 3. Motivation a. Motivation letter, max. 2 pages (included in the electronic application form) - Reasons for applying (i.e. expectations, plans, interests etc.) - Reasons for order of priorities, if an applicant applies to several programmes (MM, ME, MF, FMA, IBM) - Qualifications to be a successful prospective graduate (i.e. personal strengths, achievements, business related work experience etc.), - The applicant’s personal contribution/input to the degree programme - Other merits b. Reference letters (2) Two original reference letters must be attached to the application by the applicant. Applicant should ask the referees (for example the supervisor of thesis or teacher/tutor who knows the applicant well enough in an academic capacity) to complete this reference form. c. Curriculum Vitae (CV). [-]

Master in Product Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

Master's Programme in Product management (ProM) is a two-year programme taught in English. The programme educates [+]

Master's Programme in Product management (ProM) is a two-year programme taught in English. The programme educates product management professionals who can actively manage products and the product range. The focus is on technology product management. It builds on the engineering disciplines and focuses on product management. ProM provides courses in contemporary topics, with an emphasis on product management.The core of the programme is the product development process, the delivery process and the entire demand-supply chain. Problem-solving and communication skills in international context are highlighted. ProM includes close collaboration with industry and lectures practical cases to enhance the learning experience. Guest lecturers from industry are often invited to speak. Assignments are typically connected to practical industrial challenges, allowing students to gain industry experience as they start building networks in the business world. ProM also has strong links to all engineering disciplines at the Faculty of Technology.... [-]


Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

The MSc degree programme was established to meet the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era [+]

The MSc degree programme was established to meet the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them. Students who are selected for the degree will undertake 120 study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies are designed to maximise hands on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, finally cumulating in a 6 month research project. The degree is flexible and allows the students to specialize in the aspects of protein science and biotechnology which will most benefit their future career. The programme is particularly aimed at people going into research and former students have been very successful in finding PhD positions in Finland and abroad. The degree is taught in a highly international new faculty, the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, which has been formed by the merger of the departments of Biochemistry (Faculty of Science) and Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Faculty of Medicine) and exists as an independent entity from the 1st of January 2014, bringing together expertise in in vitro, in vivo and in silico analysis of protein structure and function. General Academic Requirements A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS). Language Requirements All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. Other Admissions Requirements Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Contact us for more information. Programme Specific Academic Requirements The entry requirements for the MSc are that the applicant must have or be about to obtain a BSc in biochemistry, or a closely related subject, with excellent grades. [-]

Master in Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

The Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu organizes a two-year full-time [+]

The Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu organizes a two-year full-time Master’s degree programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D). Graduates from GS3D will have the competence to work as Experts and Managers in global ICT companies. The programme will provide multidisciplinary knowledge of software, systems and services development in a global context. Graduates will acquire the skills to understand and to analyze the dynamics of the software business environment. Students can progress with their studies to PhD and participate to GS3D research groups. Learning outcomes By completing the Master’s level studies in information processing sciences a student can act as an independent expert in a goal-oriented project and is able to professionally manage such a project. The student masters typical research methods and can select the most appropriate research and data collection methods for a specific research problem. Students can develop the working methods and practices of their subject area by using a scientific approach and can communicate them clearly and fairly. After finishing Master's level studies in the GS3D programme a student can also: - Apply existing and produce new IS and SE knowledge for organisational and software companies’ needs; - Analyse and evaluate human activities in IT use situations, work practice and organisational functioning using conceptual means, and present the results of the analysis using suitable descriptive methods; - Analyse and evaluate software solutions and processes from the perspective of software architecture, design patterns, established capability and maturity models; - Evaluate the impact of the development of information technology to organisational functioning; - Design IT solutions that solve identified problems and improve the efficiency of organisational practices; - Design and construct software that satisfies specified functional and quality requirements; - Act efficiently in global and distributed software projects or open the source community; - Set targets to self-steer and work towards those goals; - Communicate clearly and analytically using techniques derived from scientific practice. - Students can progress with their studies to PhD degree and participate in GS3D research groups. General Academic Requirements A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS). Language Requirements All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. Other Admissions Requirements Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Contact us for more information. Programme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is designed for students with Bachelor level study backgrounds abroad or Finnish universities of Universities of Applied Sciences (AMK). The programme is ideal for applicants who have background in Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology and Computer Engineering or nearby studies. [-]

Master in Wireless Communications Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Oulu

Over 20 years of groundbreaking research and cooperation with the global telecommunication and electronics [+]

WCE - Wirelessly Yours! Over 20 years of groundbreaking research and cooperation with the global telecommunication and electronics companies like Nokia has been the foundation for the programme development at the Department of Communications Engineering (DCE) and Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC). Study The programme consists of cutting-edge knowledge and latest developments in the essential areas and topics of wireless communications networks. It will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools and technologies combined with time-tested issues such as information theory, advanced wireless communication systems, communication networks, signal processing, and radio engineering. You will possess the essential knowledge on the design of wireless communications networks at the system level. Graduate As a graduate of WCE you will get foundational background in a growing, dynamic field of wireless communications including networking, systems and technologies. The skills gained in the Master’s Degree Programme offer a solid academic training that answers to the demands of wireless communications industry. Work You may get the possibility to move forward even during your studies. Centre for Wireless Communications, CWC, provides a number of jobs as a trainee or a thesis student, with the possibility to continue as a doctoral student at CWC doctoral study programme at the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS), and even as a post doctoral researcher at CWC. General Academic Requirements A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS). Language Requirements All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language. All programmes ask the applicant to submit documented evidence of their level of English. Other Admissions Requirements Applicants are asked to submit documentation on their academic excellence, for example in the form of academic recommendation letters. Also other documents relating to the field of study are required. Contact us for more information. [-]

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