Automatic transfer to new degree programmes

The instruction belongs to the following themes

By selecting a degree programme you are able to see the general content as well as the possible degree programme-specific content. You do not have to select a degree programme to see the Open University's instructions.

These instructions only apply to students who have started before fall 2017.

The University of Helsinki introduced new degree programmes on 1 August 2017. All students were automatically transferred to these programmes by the end of the transition period concluding on 18 December 2020.

This means that you were transferred to a new degree programme if

a) You did not graduate by 18 December 2020, or

b) You did not submit a degree certificate request by 18 December 2020, or

c) You did not transfer to a new degree programme by submitting the form designed for this purpose by 18 December 2020.

The transfers to the new degree programmes were carried out between 30 December 2020 and 15 January 2021. You can check your faculty’s transfer table below for information on the new degree programme and, if relevant, the study track to which you were automatically transferred.

Please note that the automatic transfer does not affect the duration or validity of your right to complete a degree. If you do not intend to complete your degree, you can also waive your right to pursue it. Further information If you have any questions, please contact your faculty’s Student Services.

Please see also: Instructions for those who have transferred to new degree programmes

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Old degree programme or major subject New degree programme and study track
Aquatic Sciences Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability, Environmental Change
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Master's Programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Change and Policy Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability, Environmental Change
Environmental Ecology Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability, Environmental Change
General Microbiology Master's Programme in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology
Genetics Master's Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences

  • the student chooses the study track during the studies
Master's Degree Programme in Biotechnology (MBIOT) Master's Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences

  • the student chooses the study track during the studies
Master's Degree Programme in Multidisciplinary Studies on Urban Environmental Issues (MURE) Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability, Environmental Change
Master's Degree Programme in Neuroscience (MNEURO) Master's Programme in Neuroscience

  • the student chooses the study track during the studies
Physiology and Neuroscience Master's Programme in Neuroscience

  • the student chooses the study track during the studies
Plant Biology Master's Programme in Integrative Plant Science

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Old Degree Programme New Degree Programme
Degree Programme in Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Bachelor's Programme in Veterinary Medicine
Degree Programme in Veterinary Medicine, Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine Degree Programme in Veterinary Medicine

 

Faculty of Pharmacy

Old Degree Programme New Degree Programme
Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) Bachelor's Programme in Pharmacy
Master of Science (Pharmacy) Master 's Programme in Pharmacy

 

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

Old degree programme and major subject New degree programme and study track
Master's Degree Programme in Forest Sciences and Business (MScFB),  Forest Ecology and Management Master's Programme in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology and Management
Master's Degree Programme in Forest Sciences and Business (MScFB), Forest Ecology Master's Programme in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology and Management
Master's Degree Programme in Forest Sciences and Business (MScFB), Forest Economics and Marketing Master's Programme in Forest Sciences, Forest Bioeconomy Business and Policy
Master's Degree Programme in Plant Production Science (MScPPS), Plant Production Sciences Master's Programme in Agricultural Sciences, Plant Production Sciences
Master's Degree Programme in Environment and Natural Resources (MENVI), Environmental Soil Science Master's Programme in Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Soil Science
Master's Degree Programme in Environment and Natural Resources (MENVI), Agrotechnology Master's Programme in Agricultural Sciences, Agrotechnology
Master's Degree Programme in Food Sciences (MScFood), Food Science Master's Programme in Food Sciences

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Law

Swedish School of Social Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

Current major subject Bachelor’s programme
and study track to which the student is transferred
Master’s programme
and study track to which the student is transferred
Development studies Bachelor’s Programme in Society and Change

  • Study Track in Development Studies
Master’s Programme in Society and Change

  • Study Track in Development Studies
Social and moral philosophy Bachelor’s Programme in Philosophy

  • Study Track in Social and Moral Philosophy (BSocSc)
Master’s Programme in Philosophy

  • Study Track in Social and Moral Philosophy (MSocSc)
Political history Bachelor’s Programme in Society and Change

  • Study Track in Political History
Master’s Programme in Society and Change

  • Study Track in Political History
Social and cultural anthropology Bachelor’s Programme in Society and Change

  • Study Track in Anthropology
Master’s Programme in Society and Change

  • Study Track in Anthropology
Social psychology Bachelor’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Social Psychology
Transferred to:
Master’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Social Psychology

After being transferred, the student can request a transfer in writing:
Master’s Programme in Social Sciences (in Swedish)

  • Study Track in Social Psychology
Social work Bachelor’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Social Work
Transferred to:
Master’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Social Work

After being transferred, the student can request a transfer in writing:
Master’s Programme in Social Sciences (in Swedish)

  • Study Track in Social Work
Sociology Bachelor’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Sociology
Transferred to:
Master’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Sociology

After being transferred, the student can request a transfer in writing:
Master’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Demography

Master’s Programme in Social Sciences (in Swedish)

  • Study Track in Sociology
Economic and social history Bachelor’s Programme in Society and Change

  • Study Track in Economic and Social History
Master’s Programme in Society and Change

  • Study Track in Economic and Social History
Economics Bachelor’s Programme in Economics Transferred to:
Master’s Programme in Economics

  • Study Track in General Economics

After being transferred, the student can request a transfer in writing:
Master’s Programme in Economics

  • Study Track in Economic Research
Statistics Bachelor’s Programme in Mathematical Sciences

  • Study Track in Statistics (Bachelor of Science)
The transition period for students pursuing a master’s degree in statistics will continue until 31 July 2023, which means that no one will be automatically transferred as of 19 December 2020. Students can apply in writing for a transfer to the Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies.
In such cases, they must separately demonstrate the language proficiency required for the programme.
Media and communication studies Bachelor’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

  • Study Track in Media and Communication
Transferred to:
Master’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

  • Study Track in Media and Communication

After being transferred, the student can request a transfer in writing:
Master’s Programme in Social Sciences (in Swedish)

  • Study Track in Journalism and Communication
Social policy Bachelor’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Social and Public Policy
Master’s Programme in Social Research

  • Study Track in Social and Public Policy
Political science Bachelor’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication Master’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication
Study line for Administration and Organisations Bachelor’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

  • Study Track in Politics and Organisations
The transition period for students in the Study line for Administration and Organisations will continue until 31 July 2023, which means that no one will be automatically transferred as of 19 December 2020.
Transferred to:
Master’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

  • Study Track in Politics and Organisations

After being transferred, the student can request a transfer in writing:
Master’s Programme in Social Sciences (in Swedish)

  • Study Track in Politics and Administration
Study Line for World Politics Bachelor’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

  • Study Track in World Politics
Transferred to:
Master’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

  • Study Track in World Politics
Study line for Politics Bachelor’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

  • Study Track in Politics and Organisations
Transferred to:
Master’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

  • Study Track in Politics and Organisations

After being transferred, the student can request a transfer in writing:
Master’s Programme in Social Sciences (in Swedish)

  • Study Track in Politics and Administration
Master's Degree Programme in European Studies   Master's Programme in European and Nordic Studies
 

  • Social Sciences track (MSocSc)
Master's Degree Programme
in Media and Global
Communication
  Master's Programme in Global Politics and Communication
 

  • Media and Democracy track
Research Master's
Programme in Social
Sciences
  Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies
 

  • Study track corresponding to the major subject in the old programme
Master's Degree Programme
in Intercultural Encounters,
Social Psychology
  Students in the programme can transfer to a programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies, social psychology) or at the Faculty of Arts (Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters), which also affects their degree title. The transfer will not be carried out automatically.
Master's Degree Programme
in Democracy and Global
Transformations
  Master's Programme in Global Politics and Communication

  • Transferred to a master’s programme

Students specify the study track separately based on their study plan.

Master's Degree Programme
in Ethnic Relations, Cultural
Diversity and Integration (ERI)
  Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies

  • Study track corresponding to the major subject in the old programme