The programme aims to develop knowledge and competencies needed in modern education, namely skills for designing, conducting, assessing and analysing versatile learning situations both in face-to-face and technology-enhanced learning contexts. Working-life connections are highlighted throughout the programme. The studies are implemented in collaboration with national and international research and teaching partners.
LET programme is built on over 20 years of groundbreaking research in the Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit. The unit performs top research on learning sciences in collaboration with international networks by investigating how people learn. LET students are in close connection with the latest research in their everyday studies.
Knowledge about how people learn, especially through collaboration and teamwork, is an essential factor in todays working life. Also, flexible and versatile use of information and communication technology is one key competence in todays education. The masters programme equips the students with a combination of strong theoretical knowledge of learning and collaboration, and diverse use of technology and social media that promotes learning. Further, while studying in an international masters programme, students are able to develop their language skills and skills for multicultural collaboration.
Graduates from the MA Learning, Education and Technology programme from University of Oulu are competent in duties where knowledge of learning processes and use of technology are needed. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification as such but students educational background, working experience and own interests affect the career paths of the graduates.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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. Read more about IELTS.
Minimum required score (Grade C):
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. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
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. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
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). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
The applicants must meet the following minimum terms:
a) Bachelor's degree or equivalent higher education degree; preference will be given to the applicants with a background in education or in humanities.
- Applicants with a background in other academic fields (e.g. information processing sciences, information studies, psychology, economics etc.) are eligible to apply as well.
- Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences (former Polytechnic) are eligible to apply as well.
b) Sufficient English language proficiency: All teaching will be in English and therefore English language proficiency is required of all students.- The level of English language will be assessed during the interview in the second stage of the student selection, if an applicant has been selected for the interview.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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