Curriculum and Equivalence between curricula

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.

The curriculum of your degree programme specifies the structure and learning objectives of your degree, as well as the learning objectives, content and competence assessment methods of the modules and courses included in the degree. Get to know the curriculum of your degree programme right at the beginning of your studies and plan your studies using the instructions on the Personal study plan page.

By selecting your degree programme from the menu above, you will see a link to the entire curriculum of your programme. You will also see the degree structure of your degree programme as well as information on the modules and courses in Sisu after you have completed the study plan. The degree structures are also presented on the page Degree structure and scope of the degree. You can find the curricula for the doctoral programmes on the page Scope and structure of doctoral degrees.

Teaching is based on curricula. When you have completed a course, it will be graded. Usually, one or more course completion methods (e.g., lectures, an examination or a seminar) are offered during each academic year. Many courses are also available as open university education to degree students, too. You can read more about the teaching programmes for each academic year and about open university education at Where can I find courses?

The faculty councils make decisions on the curricula, and the curricula are valid always for three academic years. Currently all teaching is arranged according to the 2020–2023 curricula.

If you are studying according to the previous curriculum or you have older previous studies, please see the instructions of your own degree programme below for equivalence between curricula. When the curriculum period changes, you are entitled to transfer to complete your studies in accordance with the new curriculum. The faculty council can set a deadline after which students must transfer to complete their studies in accordance with a more recent curriculum.