Working life based education
Oulu UAS educates professionals for Northern Finland, whose competence corresponds to the needs and development of the working life in the region. We develop our teaching in close co-operation with working life, industry and commerce. This is how we promote competitiveness as well as the competence, employment and well-being of the people in the region.
We provide degree programme studies, professional specialisation studies, pedagogic studies at the School of Vocational Teacher Education, open university studies as well as further training. Our common focus areas are sustainable development, internationality, entrepreneurship as well as innovation and development. Diversified co-operation with the fields of study as well as strong collaboration with our interest groups are important areas in our operations.
We have a total of 28 Bachelor's degree programmes, of which three are taught in English.
The degree programmes give you the skills and knowledge you need to work as a professional expert, to follow and promote the latest development trends of your area of expertise and to set up up for life-long learning.
You can study a Master's degree in ten degree programmes, all of which are taught in Finnish. A Master's degree prepares you for demanding specialist and management duties. The studies are practical and based on the needs of working life in order to deepen your professional competence and expertise.
Professional specialisation studies
Professional specialisation studies are extensive further training programmes based on Bachelor's degrees. The extent of the studies is mainly 30 or 60 ECTS credits.
Open university studies
Open university studies provide a possibility for higher education to all - regardless of your previous studies. Courses at open university are the same as in degree programmes.
School of Vocational Teacher Education
We offer teacher education to teachers, and to those wanting to become teachers of universities of applied sciences and vocational institutions. The education gives qualification also to teach at adult educational centres, liberal adult educational centres as well as to work as a subject teacher at upper secondary schools and primary schools.
Professional further education
With our professional further education we can quickly react to changes in working life and respond to the demands of new competence. These services are available boh to companies and private persons.