Learning, Education and Technology is a full-time two-year international Master’s 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 today’s 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.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score.
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The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
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Each Master’s 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 Master’s courses.
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).
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 applicant’s Bachelor’s degree.
The main focus in the student selection is on the artistic level of the portfolio, reflecting the applicant’s 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 Master’s 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 applicant’s preceding study of the Bachelor’s 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 applicant’s own work must be clearly identified and the applicant’s own particular contribution to the project has to be described.
Cover page is required and must include the applicant’s 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.
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