Courses for Exchange Students at the City Centre campus

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.

Here you can find a list of courses offered at the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

You can find courses from preliminary teaching programmes offered by different study programmes by clicking on the course list links below.  

  • When selecting courses, you should choose the majority of your courses from the degree programme (or the study track) that has the exchange agreement with your home institution.
  • If you are applying based on a university-wide exchange programme, you should choose the majority of your courses from the degree programme (or the study track) which is closest to your educational background.

In addition, there are several courses that are open for all degree and exchange students. You can find them on the preliminary list of courses that are open for exchange students in 2022-23  (please note that some restrictions are also listed). 

Course descriptions for most courses can be found on the Courses search using the course code or name when searching (unless the course is taught for the first time). However, please note that "suitable for exchange students" tab on the Courses search does not work for courses at the Faculty of Arts. Please only pay attention to the lists on this website when looking for information whether the course is open for exchange students.

Advanced Bachelor's level students are usually allowed to take Master's level courses. However, there are some exceptions regarding some of the study tracks in the Bachelor's and Master's programme in languages and the Master's programme in English Studies. Please find information about the restrictions below.

When looking for courses, notice that only courses offered in periods I & II are available during autumn semester and courses offered in periods III & IV during spring semester. Please, pay attention also to teaching language and if needed, availability for exchange students.

Bachelor's programmes

Master's programmes

Other courses which are suitable for all exchange students

Faculty of Educational Sciences

Bachelor's programmes / Master's programmes / Changing Education programme

 

 A course list for autumn term 2022

Study unit Code Study unit name Scope Langue of instruction Teaching period Course suitable for exchange students,
Course level
EDUMCE02 Finnish Education System

 

5cr English 1 (and 3) Suitable for exchange students,

EQF7, advanced studies

EDUMCE000 Studia Paedagogica

 

2-5cr English 1 (and 3) Suitable for exchange students

 

PED002 STEP: Psychology of development and learning

 

5cr English 1 Suitable for exchange students
EDUMCE03 Social Justice and Diversities in Education

 

5cr English 2 (and 4) Suitable for exchange students, Advanced studies
EDUKCE21 Finnish School and subject education

 

5cr English 2 (and 4) Suitable for exchange students, intermediate studies
EDUMCE32 Neuroscientific approach to artistic and practical subjects 5cr English 2 Suitable for exchange students, Advanced studies
EDUM327 Development of work, technology and society 5cr English 2 Suitable for exchange students, Advanced studies

 

EDUMCE23 Critical Questions in Urban Education

 

5cr English 2 Suitable for exchange students, Advanced studies
EDUMCE30 Visual Research Methodology in Educational Sciences 5cr English 2 Suitable for exchange students, Advanced studies
EDUM238 Individual differences in learning and development 5cr English 2 Advanced studies, suitable for exchange students only if student has got already 25 cr of Special education studies as a background
PED0061 Teacher as researcher-didactics 2cr English 1 Suitable for exchange students

 

 A course list for the spring term 2023:

 

Study unit Code Study unit name Scope Langue of instruction Teaching period Course suitable for exchange students,
Course level
EDUMCE02 Finnish Education System 5cr English 3 Suitable for exchange students,

EQF7, Master’s level

EDUMCE000 Studia Paedagogica 2-5cr English 3-4 Suitable for exchange students
EDUMCE04 Education and Global Justice 5cr English 4 Suitable for exchange students,

EQF7, Master’s level

EDUMCE03 Social Justice and Diversities in Education

 

5cr English 4 Suitable for exchange students

EQF7, Master’s level

EDUKCE21 Finnish School and Subject education

 

5cr English 4 Suitable for exchange students, intermediate studies
EDUMCE05 Neuroscience in Educational Sciences 5cr English 3 Suitable for exchange students,

EQF7, Master’s level

EDUMCE06 Educational Psychology as an Engine for Change 5cr English 3 Suitable for exchange students,

EQF7, Master’s level

EDUMCE07 Curriculum Theory: Understanding Curriculum and Education Policy 5cr English 4 Suitable for exchange students,

EQF7, Master’s level

EDUMCE25 Educational Leadership 5cr English 3 Suitable for exchange students,

EQF7, Master’s level

EDUM239 International Professional in Special Education 5cr English 4 Advanced studies, suitable for exchange students only if student has got already 25 cr of Special education studies as a background

EQF7, Master’s level

PED001 STEP: Social, Cultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education 5cr English 3 Suitable for exchange students
PED004 Support for Learning and Well-being 5cr English 3 Suitable for exchange students

Note that some courses might be added or removed from the list before the start of spring semester 2023.

 

Courses for exchange students

The international exchange students at the Faculty of Educational Sciences are entitled to take core courses which are offered in each semester. The core courses for the academic year are the following: EDUMCE02 Finnish Education System 5 cr; EDUMCE03 Social Justice and Diversities in Education 5 cr; EDUKCE21 Finnish School and Subject Education 5 cr and EDUMCE000 Studia Paedagogica for exchange students 5 cr.

The course selection varies from semester to semester, according to courses offered by Master and Bachelor programmes in Educational Sciences and Master's programme in Changing Education. While planning your studies, please keep in mind, that there might be limited amount of places for exchange students in these courses. Also other restrictions to participation might apply, e.g. requirement for preliminary knowledge in courses (eg. courses in special education).

Please note! 
We are experiencing a high demand for courses, and priority is given to exchange students enrolled in the Faculty of Educational Sciences. This means that if you are enrolled at another faculty, it may be difficult to fit on these courses. Please note that you also need to have sufficient prior academic background in the field of Education. Places on the courses are limited, so be prepared to change your Learning Agreement after arrival, if a course is full.

 

Registration for courses: See instructions How to make a study plan and register for courses in Sisu system

 

Faculty of Law

Courses from the Faculty of Law are only available to the faculty's own exchange students.

You can find courses from the preliminary teaching programmes by clicking on the programme list links below.

When choosing courses please pay attention to 

  • Teaching period (autumn term = periods I & II, spring term = periods III & IV)
  • Teaching language
  • Is the course open for exchange students 

Course descriptions for courses can be found on the Course pages using the course code or name when searching. Remember to choose the right Faculty/degree programme and English as the language for the course when searching. 

Bachelor students may take optional courses from the Master's of Law, the Global Governance Law and the International Business Law programmes as long as the prerequisites are fulfilled.

Bachelor's programmes

Master's programmes

Faculty of Social Sciences

You can find courses from preliminary teaching programmes offered by different study programmes, by clicking on the course list links below. When choosing courses, please pay special attention to the teaching language and to the teaching period (I & II are available during autumn semester September-December and courses offered in periods III & IV during spring semester January-May). Incoming exchange student, pay also attention to the column Open for exchange students.

Please note that there are restrictions regarding course access offered by some of the degree programmes. These restrictions are described in the preliminary teaching programme tables and below:

  • Master students in their own field are prioritized for master level courses.
  • Courses from the following degree programmes are only available to the degree programme's own exchange students: Politics, Media and Communication and Global Politics and Communication.

Notice that you may select courses from several programmes both at the Faculty of Social Sciences as well as Swedish School of Social Science. However for master level courses you will need to have sufficient background in the specific field.

Course descriptions, possible prerequisites and the name of the teacher for courses can be found through the Courses search using the course code or name when searching (unless the course is taught for the first time).

Bachelor's programmes

Master's programmes

Swedish School of Social Science

Please see the list for courses for exchange students below.

When choosing courses please pay attention to 

  • Teaching period (autumn term = periods I & II, spring term = periods III & IV)
  • Teaching language
  • Is the course open for exchange students

Bachelor's programmes

Bachelor's programme in Social Sciences (journalism, sociology, political science, social psychology, social work)

Master's programmes

Master's programme in Social Sciences (journalism, sociology, political science, social psychology, social work)

Faculty of Theology

You can find courses from preliminary teaching programmes by clicking on the course list links below. Notice that courses offered in periods I & II are available during autumn semester and courses offered in periods III & IV during spring semester.

Bachelor's programmes

Master's programmes