University of Oulu

Introduction
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The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. Future innovation is about seeking, utilizing and applying new knowledge. The University of Oulu researchers people and culture in a changing living environment, as well as opportunities that new technology provides for improving the well-being of people and the environment. The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary expert in Northerness.

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Top 3 reasons to study here

  • At the University of Oulu, we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known.
  • The University’s impact is based on excellence, high ambition, and productivity in all our activities.
  • Our strategy is to enhance our significance in international research and secure our role alongside the world leaders in our focus areas.

About Us

History Founded in 1958, our research and education community is 16000 students and 3000 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The ten faculties, the many departments and the specialized research units of the University of Oulu create the foundation for multidisciplinary research, innovation, and training of experts for demanding professional tasks. Education The structure of 10 faculties reflects the University of Oulu’s profile in research, education and societal roles. The faculties are:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine BMM
  • Education EDU
  • Humanities HUM
  • Information Technology and Electrical Engineering ITEE
  • Medicine MED
  • Oulu Business School OBS
  • Oulu Mining School OMS
  • Oulu School of Architecture OSA
  • Science SCI
  • Technology TECH

Research At the University of Oulu we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known. We use our full potential to contribute to solving some of the greatest global challenges, including sustainable resource use, responsible business, human wellbeing and lifelong health, intelligent systems, and services development, and harnessing environmental risks. Career The University of Oulu in Northern Finland is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. More specifically, the University of Oulu encompasses a science university, a technical university and a business school in the same organization. The Oulu Region is recognized as a world-class R&D hub with R&D input per capita among the highest globally. The specific measures at the University of Oulu in recruitment have included creating a tenure-track program, a junior investigator’s recruitment program and funding of Ph.D. student positions within doctoral programs. oulustudents101

Services

Student services UniOulu takes care of individuals. We support your academic challenges with a functioning infrastructure and easy access assistance. At your department, you will have a personal academic contact who can be addressed casually by their first name and who will help you with making your individual study plan. A well-prepared study plan is a valuable tool to make progress in your study path. You get to meet your kummi, first student colleague, online even before arriving. Kummis are senior students of the University of Oulu trained to help you, in the beginning, to get accustomed to daily life in Oulu. Student housing The local student housing foundation PSOAS offers a wide range of accommodation possibilities, from shared apartments to studios, around the city area. No matter where you live in Oulu, services ranging from supermarkets to libraries and sports facilities are close to your home. PSOAS is ranked by students as one of the leading housing providers in the world. Tellus Innovation Arena Tellus Innovation Arena is an open innovation space located at the heart of Linnanmaa campus area. It’s built for learning, collaboration and events for all open-minded explorers from inside and outside of the university. Meet people, develop ideas and present projects – it makes all the difference. Health services Student health services for all Bachelor and Master level students are located at the Linnanmaa campus. Health services include medical, mental, and dental treatment. Most services are free of charge while some incur a nominal fee. oulustudents102

Student Life

Student organizations are experts in organizing cultural activities, sporting events, parties, and trips in Finland. These study-field-specific organizations have internationally experienced members with firsthand knowledge to share. In addition, there are two university-wide student organizations with special interest in issues in international education. University sports Finns are sports enthusiasts. The university offers sports activities for its students and staff ranging from ballet to climbing and yoga, from kayaking to cross-country skiing. Feel free to pick the one that is closest to your body and soul!

University Rankings

#201
World University Rankings
by Times Higher Education
#401
Academic Ranking of World Universities
by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Master of Science in Architecture

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

The international master’s degree programme in Architecture is a two-year design-oriented study programme. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. [+]

Master’s Programme in Architecture, Master of Science (Architecture) northernmost architect school in the world design-oriented study programme leads to an EU-notified professional architect’s degree

The international master’s degree programme in Architecture is a two-year design-oriented study programme. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. Professors of the school are internationally recognized architects actively involved in the profession and architectural debate both in Finland and internationally. The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the national laws and decrees. The study programme provides students with skills, knowledge and advanced tools in:... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

The International Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is a two-year research-oriented program concentrating on intelligent digital solutions to real-world problems. [+]

Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science (Technology) (2 years) Research-oriented degree provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment The studies combine both theoretical and practical approach Specializations in Applied Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Engineering

The International Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is a two-year research-oriented program concentrating on intelligent digital solutions to real-world problems. During the past decades, Computer Science and Engineering has had a significant impact on our daily lives. The development continues and soon computers will not be used as separate devices anymore. Instead, they will blend into our living environments and offer us rich sets of services through natural and intuitive user interfaces. The graduates from Computer Science and Engineering will play a key role in this development.... [-]


Master

Master in Economic Geology

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

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. [+]

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.

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.

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Master in Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

Oulu Business School’s Master’s program in Economics (ME) is a two-year program offering expertise in a wide range of specializations in economics. The studies are comprised of micro and macroeconomics, quantitative methods and elective field-specific courses such as international economics and finance, growth, environmental and energy economics, industrial organization and regional economics. [+]

Master in 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 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 also widely employed in investigating different field-specific issues covering topics from environmental applications to industrial organization. Economics is one of the few areas of science where the annual Nobel Prize is awarded.... [-]


Master in Education and Globalisation

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

MA in 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 international education, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education. [+]

Master in Education and Globalisation

Next application period 15th December 2016 to 25th of January 2017.

MA in 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 international education, 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.... [-]


Master in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

If you are interested in environmental, energy, and technology issues and you want to have a Master's Degree in environmental engineering, then the Master's Program in Environmental Engineering, "BEE", is your chance! [+]

Master in Environmental Engineering

If you are interested in environmental, energy, and technology issues and you want to have a Master's Degree in environmental engineering, then the Master's Program in Environmental Engineering, "BEE," is your chance! The next available application period, for the autumn 2017 admissions, will begin on Dec 15th, 2016 and end on Jan 25th, 2017 at 15:00 GMT+2.

Program Outline for BEE

The extent of the Master's Program in Environmental Engineering (BEE) is 120 ECTS = 2 academic study years = four academic terms. The curricula of the two BEE study options (ESCP; WE) consist of 4 modules: a Basic Module, 30/30 ECTS; an Advanced Module, 30/20 ECTS; a Supplementary Module, 30/40 ECTS, and a Master's Thesis Module 30 ECTS. See the link below for details and examples of the courses included:... [-]


Master in Finance

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

The Oulu Business School of the University of Oulu organizes a two-year Master's program in Finance (MF) that will provide students with the skills and knowledge required by the various organizations that operate in the modern financial world. [+]

Master in Finance

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 program in Finance (MF) that will provide students with the skills and knowledge required by the various organisations that operate in the modern financial world.... [-]


Master in Financial and Management Accounting

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

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 program 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. [+]

Master in Financial and Management Accounting

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 program 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.

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 September 2018 Finland Oulu

The International Business Management education focuses on managing and leading international businesses. The topics are combined from different fields of managing a business, which makes IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme. The education includes four core learning themes: theories and concepts of international business management, organizational applications, leadership execution, and own insights to international business management. [+]

Master in International Business Management

The International Business Management education focuses on managing and leading international businesses. The topics are combined from different fields of managing a business, which makes IBM a truly multidisciplinary program. The education includes four core learning themes: theories and concepts of international business management, organizational applications, leadership execution, and own insights to international business management.

A close connection between theory and practice is maintained in research, teaching and company projects. During the studies, the students are involved in and actively participating in assignments for both small and large companies. The education aims to give students the tools needed in managing, creating, and developing various kinds of international organizations, including new ventures.... [-]


Master in Learning, Education and Technology

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

Learning, Education and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international Master’s Programme (120 ECTS credits). Upon completing it, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree leading to doctoral studies. LET programme prepares experts who can apply information and communication technology in various learning contexts. [+]

Master in Learning, Education and Technology

Learning, Education and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international Master’s Programme (120 ECTS credits). Upon completing it, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree leading to doctoral studies. LET programme prepares experts who can apply information and communication technology in various learning contexts. LET studies rely on three theoretical pillars: Self-regulated learning, collaborative learning, and technology-enhanced learning. Both theoretical content and practical solutions offered during the studies are based on latest knowledge and findings in the field of learning sciences. LET programme aims to develop knowledge and competencies needed in modern education, namely skills for designing, conducting, assessing and analyzing versatile learning situations whether face-to-face or technologically enhanced. Moreover, many of the 21st century skills that are required in today’s working life are highlighted and supported in LET studies.... [-]


Master in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

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. [+]

Master in Marketing

Marketing as research at the Oulu Business School studies markets, including the 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 with 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.... [-]


Master in Product Management

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

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. [+]

Master in Product Management

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 September 2018 Finland Oulu

The MSc degree programme meets 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. [+]

Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

Watch a video of the International Master's programme in protein Science and Biotechnology, where our students tell about the programme, and studying and living in Oulu.

The MSc degree programme meets 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 ECTS study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies 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.... [-]


Master in Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

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). [+]

Master in Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment

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.... [-]


Master in Wireless Communications Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

30 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). DCE & CWC research unit being in charge of conducting WCE programme consist of ca 130 academics, of which roughly 50% are foreigns coming from ca 20 countries from all main continents. [+]

Master in Wireless Communications Engineering

WCE - Wirelessly Yours!

30 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). DCE & CWC research unit being in charge of conducting WCE programme consist of ca 130 academics, of which roughly 50% are foreigns coming from ca 20 countries from all main continents.

Study WCE will help you reach your goals!

The programme consists of cutting-edge knowledge and latest developments in the essential areas and topics of wireless communications systems and 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, stochastical and digital signal processing, antennas, radio channels, radio engineering, electronics design, and computer engineering. You will possess the essential knowledge on the design of wireless communications networks at the system level.... [-]


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