Courses in English for exchange students at the Faculty of Education
This Course Catalogue lists courses taught in English that are available for exchange students at the Faculty of Education during academic year 2019-20. Please note that the courses offered for exchange students are available only for students registered to the Faculty of Education. The Faculty of Education reserves the right to changes.
The language of instruction for the courses is English. At times with courses listed, it might be mentioned that the language of instruction is Finnish and this is due to the fact that we have several Finnish language teacher education groups and one that is taught in English. When looking at the course schedules and registering, it is important to choose the English language programme which is called Intercultural Teacher Education. The often used abbreviation for the group is ITE and this group's sessions are always in English.
The courses at the Faculty of Education consist of lectures and small group sessions and there might be, at times, some general lectures that are offered only in Finnish, even with ITE group. In these cases, alternative method of completing the courses without taking part in the lectures will be offered in the small groups and we'll do our best to notify of such instances in advance. Otherwise at the master's level courses for Education and Globalisation (EDGLO) and Learning, Education and Technology (LET) are always offered in English.
When preparing your study plan please use the information provided under the Courses tab in this catalogue. Read carefully the information of each course you wish to take (language of instruction, target group, course content, timing, preceding studies, additional information etc.). The Faculty of Education does not have an official examination period at the end of the semesters and the dates for exams or other deliverables are set at the beginning of the course. This effectively means that your studies will end when your courses end. In the fall term, the studies will end app. 20th of December and during the Spring term around 20th of May, but by 31st the latest.
For information on the exchange application process please see www.oulu.fi/university/studentexchange. All exchange applicants must submit their exchange application through SoleMOVE by the deadline given, proposed study plan is attached to the on-line application.
Accepted exchange students are required to register to all courses. Course registration takes place once you have received your University of Oulu login information close to the start of your exchange period. When registering you will be able to find detailed information on teaching and schedule under Instruction tab.
Individual course codes include information on the level of course.
xxxxxP, xxxxxY = basic, introductory level courses
xxxxxA = for 2-3 year students, Bachelor level courses
xxxxxS = for 4-5 year students, Master level courses
(Please note that some course that end in A or P are counted as Master’s level as a part of the MA programs. These courses are listed under the Master’s level in the Courses tab)
Please note, that with some courses, there is a limit on how many exchange students are able to participate. This applies especially to the didactics subjects. If more students sign-up for a course than can be admitted, the selection will be primarily be based on whether the course is mandatory or somehow highly useful to the incoming student.
It is also possible that more courses are added to or removed from the list and the Faculty of Education reserves a right to make changes to the courses offered.
Information about the assessment criteria at the University of Oulu is available here: https://www.oulu.fi/forstudents/assesment-criteria
Teaching periods for 2019-20
Autumn term 2018
Period 1: Sept 2 - Oct 25, 2019
Period 2: Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2019
Spring term 2020
Period 3: Jan 7 – March 6, 2020
Period 4: March 9 – May 8, 2020 (please note that studies may continue past the May 8 but will be finished by May 31, at the latest)
For arrival and orientation dates see www.oulu.fi/university/studentexchange/academic-calendar
Any questions regarding courses should be addressed to the international coordinator of the Faculty of Education:
Further information on the application process and services for incoming exchange students: