Learning, Education and Technology is a full-time two-year international Masters Programme at the University of Oulu. 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 todays working life are highlighted and supported in LET studies.
LET graduates are equipped with a combination of strong theoretical knowledge of learning and collaboration, and diverse use of technology and social media that promote learning. Graduates of this programme are competent to work in duties where knowledge of learning processes and use of technology are needed. They work for example as educators, researchers, educational consultants, human resources developers, project leaders, coordinators, experts in virtual learning, designers of technology-enhanced learning, and administrators in both private and public sectors. Students educational background, working experience, and own interest affect their career paths once they become LET graduates.
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Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
There are no tuition fees at the University of Oulu. Finland is a Nordic welfare state, and in Nordic welfare states there is equal access to education and education is free of charge.
Each Masterís programme has its own specific admissions requirements. Before you start filling out the application form, make sure that you meet the requirements of the programme admissions. The following includes the basic information on admissions requirements for Masterís courses.
A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelorís degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelorís degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS).
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.
The selection of students is based on the level of the portfolio and the academic content and level of the applicantís Bachelorís degree.
The main focus in the student selection is on the artistic level of the portfolio, reflecting the applicantís ability to express him/her self in spatial and visual terms as well as ability to work in different scales, from large to the small.
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.
It should be noted that most unsuccessful applicants in recent years failed to prove their level of English sufficiently.
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. Please visit the websiteApplication Documents for the detailed list of required enclosures for application. Also note that all documents are listed as obligatory for application and no exceptions are made in requirements.
The application will be processed in the Selection Committee only if:
All application documents have to be delivered by the deadline. UAF does not process application documents that arrive after the deadline. Make sure that you know what documents are required from you and how do you attest your application documents to be valid and authentic. If you apply for more than one programme in the University, please remember to send in separate documents for each programme.
All submitted documents will be examined for their eligibility and authenticity. In case the applicant submits forged documents, the application will be automatically rejected.
Please note, that application documents will not be returned.
Digital portfolio is required to be submitted as a program specific application document for the Masterís Programme in Architecture. The portfolio must be sent electronically directly to the University of Oulu within the application period.
Contents of the portfolio:
The e-portfolio should present an illustrated documentation of the applicantís preceding study of the Bachelorís degree in architecture, including design projects from small to large scale. The material should be divided by study year and provided with an easily readable, short description of each assignment presented in the portfolio.
Additional artistic work of the applicant (e.g. competition projects) may be presented in the portfolio with a written description of the content and the year of completion. Team projects, in which the applicant is one of the actual authors, may also be included. Any material that is not entirely the applicantís own work must be clearly identified and the applicantís own particular contribution to the project has to be described.
Cover page is required and must include the applicantís name and the UAF application number. Mark your name on each page of your portfolio.
Form of the portfolio
The portfolio must be submitted as a single, multi-page PDF-file with all pages in horizontal (landscape) orientation, in either A4 or A3 size. The maximum number of pages is 20 and the maximum PDF-file size is 15 MB.The portfolio should be designed and formatted for on-screen viewing (avoid double-spread layout).
Submission of the portfolio:
The portfolio is to be sent electronically by the application dead-line directly to the University of Oulu.
Before submitting your application documents, there are a few important procedures to follow in order to make sure that the application documents are submitted correctly. These include having the copies of your educational documents officially certified and possibly translated. Detailed information on how to submit your documents is available here.
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Finland when:
No work experience is required.
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