Joensuu campus International Study Programmes
The following non-degree programmes/studies are offered on the Joensuu Campus (the language of instruction is English). More detailed information can be found in The International Study Programmes guide 2013-2014 of the Joensuu campus Information on courses is also available on the programme websites and the Student Information System WebOodi .
- An International Study Programme in Education enables students to familiarize themselves with the structure and practices of the Finnish school system. The students gain hands-on experience which deepens their understanding of Finnish culture and education system. Regular school visits are a way to let the students see and experience the day-to-day activities in Finnish schools. They also learn teaching and other working methods which benefit them in their work as teachers.
- Education and Adult Education, Special Education, Career Counselling The goal of the study programme is to develop the students' identity and expertise in education and counselling from the viewpoints of life course and life-long learning. The concept of "learning society" is often seen as a synonym for life-long learning occurring in a certain place. The study courses discuss the prerequisites for general education and the possibilities for learning needed in the era of globalisation and in the operating environments of different societies. The studies open up new viewpoints to questions pertaining to life course and social change (work, family, gender in counseling, democracy and active citizenship, globalisation, market economy). The goal is to link the theories and practices of adult education and counselling to the students' own educational goals and aspirations in life, and to promote discussion on the matter.
- Finnish Culture Study Programme for Exchange Students offers a comprehensive English-language overview of Finnish culture and art tailored particularly for the needs of exchange students. NB! There is no contact teaching.
- Psychology Courses for International Exchange Students International students can complete a number of courses in psychology in English by reading a set body of literature. NB. There is no contact teaching.
- Approaches to Theology The programme provides an interdisciplinary introduction to theology, a wholeness comprised of major fields in theological studies. Upon the completion of the programme, the student is capable of recognizing and making distinctions between different theological disciplines and their approaches to contemporary religious and cultural issues as well as their perspectives to classic theological problems.
- Foreign Languages and Translation Studies
Please note that students are not allowed to participate in teaching offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation Studies unless they have been admitted and registered as majors there. Students who wish to improve their language skills are advised to turn to the Language Centre.
- An International Study Programme in Environmental Science and Forestry is a one-year, nondegree programme designed to provide a firm grounding in different aspects of ecology and forestry. The programme offers lectures, laboratory work, field exercises, and seminars. The programme is jointly managed by the School of Forest Sciences and Department of Biology. It is designed to promote intellectual and cultural interaction between the university community and visiting scholars and students. Students are invited to participate in the programme for up to a year to expand their international knowledge and experience.
- Business and Management Studies in Business and Management include courses in Service Management, Business and Law, and in e-Business and Network Studies. The prerequisite for enrolling in Bachelor's level courses is having completed at least one year of university studies in Business and Management. The prerequisite for Master's level studies is having completed at least three years of university studies in Business and Management.
- An International Study Programme in Law is a non-degree study programme intended for students who wish to familiarise themselves with judicial questions and legal practices. The programme offers a wide variety of courses in the different fields of law e.g. European Law, International Public and Commercial Law, Comparative Law and Environmental Law. The course Introduction to Legal Studies is compulsory for all students enrolled in the International Study Programme in Law. International students must have completed at least one year of university studies in order to be eligible for the study programme.
- History and Geography
In addition, exchange students may take courses from the following the International Master's degree programmes provided they meet the course requirements: