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Below is a list of optional study modules offered by the Faculty of Arts to students from other degree programmes. Study modules that may consist of either BA or MA level studies, but can be included in either degree are listed in the section Studies you can include in both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degree. MA level studies that cannot be included in the Bachelor’s degree are listed in the section Studies you can included only in the Master’s degree. The studies are listed by degree programme (BA and MA programmes) and line of study.

About optional studies

Optional study modules are either unrestricted, open to all, or restricted. Restricted study modules can only be taken after you have been granted a study right through a separate optional studies exam or another admissions process. After each restricted study module there is a link to further information.

Some study modules have prerequisite studies, which you need to complete before beginning the studies. As a rule, basic studies should be completed before intermediate studies and basic and intermediate studies should be completed before advanced studies. Individual courses can often be taken even if the previous study module has not yet been completed. However, intermediate studies cannot be registered as a module before the corresponding basic studies module has been registered, and advanced studies cannot be registered before the corresponding basic and intermediate studies modules have been registered. Some study modules are multidisciplinary study modules and have not been defined as basic, intermediate or advanced studies. These modules may still have previous modules, which you are recommended to complete first. You can find more information in each module’s description in the WebOodi course catalogues.

More information about the content of the optional study modules can be found in the WebOodi course catalogue Faculty of Arts, Optional Studies. Refer to your degree programme’s WebOodi course catalogue for information on possible restrictions to choosing optional study modules. See also the article Structure and scope of my degree programme.

Studies you can include in both the Bachelor's and the Master's degree

Bachelor's Programme in Art Studies

Optional studies by line of study

Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics, Basic Studies (TTK-ES100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Aesthetics, Intermediate Studies for Other Lines of Study (TTK-ES500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Aesthetics (TTK-ES510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
Comparative Literature
  • Comparative Literature, Basic Studies (TTK-YL100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Comparative Literature, Intermediate Studies for Other Lines of Study (TTK-YL500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Comparative Literature (TTK-YL510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
Film and Television Studies
  • Film and Television Studies, Basic Studies (TTK-EL100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Film and Television Studies, Intermediate Studies for Other Lines of Study (TTK-EL500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Film and Television Studies (TTK-EL510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
Musicology
  • Musicology, Basic Studies (TTK-MU100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Musicology, Intermediate Studies for Other Lines of Study (TTK-MU500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Musicology (TTK-MU510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
Theatre Research
  • Theatre Research, Basic Studies (TTK-TE100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Theatre Research, Intermediate Studies for Other Lines of Study (TTK-TE500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Theatre Research (TTK-TE510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

Other optional studies

  • Art Studies I (TTK-500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Art Studies I (TTK-510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

Bachelor's Programme in History

Optional studies by line of study

History
  • History, Basic Studies (HISK-100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
  • History, Optional Intermediate Studies (HISK-500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.

Other optional studies

Medieval Studies
  • Basic Courses in Medieval Studies, Study Module (KESK-510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Advanced Courses in Medieval Studies, Study Module (KESK-520), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
  • Medieval Studies, Study Module (KESK-500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.

Bachelor's Programme in Cultural Studies

Optional studies by line of study

All modules are unrestricted. Please note that some modules may be taught partly or entirely in Finnish. 

        Archaeology
        • Archaeology I, study module (KUKA-AR510). 15 cr. 
        • Archaeology II, study module (KUKA-AR520). 30 cr.
        Area and Cultural Studies
        • Study Module in East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies I (KUKA-IK520). 15 cr.
        • Study Module in East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies II (KUKA-IK500). 30 cr. 
        • Study Module in Latin American Studies I ( KUKA-AL500), 15 cr. 
        • Study Module in North American Studies I (KUKA-AM500), 15 cr. 
        • Study Module in North American Studies II (KUKA-AM504), 15 cr. 
        • Study module in Ukrainian studies (KUKA-UK500). 15 cr. 
        Art History
        • Art History I, study module (KUKA-TA510). 15 cr. 
        • Art History II, study module (KUKA-TA520). 30 cr. 
        Asian studies
        • Asian studies I, study module (KUKA-AA510). 15 cr. 
        • Asian studies II, study module (KUKA-AA520. 30 cr. 
        Ethnology
        • Ethnology I, study module (KUKA-KA510). 15 cr. 
        • Ethnology II, study module (KUKA-KA520). 30 cr. 
        Folklore Studies
        • Folklore Studies I, study module (KUKA-FO510). 15 cr. 
        • Folklore Studies II, study module (KUKA-FO520). 30 cr.
        Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
        • Middle Eastern Studies I, study module (KUKA-LIS510). 15 cr.
        • Middle Eastern Studies II, study module (KUKA-LIS520). 30 cr.
        • Islamic Studies I, study module (KUKA-LIS530). 15 cr.
        • Islamic Studies II, study module (KUKA-LIS540). 30 cr.
          Study of Religions
          • Study of Religions I, study module (KUKA-US510). 15 op. (2020–2023)
          • Study of Religions II, study module (KUKA-US520). 30 op. (2020–2023)

          Other optional studies

            • Study Module in Cultural Studies (KUKA-510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
            Ancient Culture
            • Ancient Culture, study module (KUKA-AN510). 15 cr.
            • Study Module in Ancient Culture (KUKA-AN500), 30 cr. 

            Bachelor's Programme in Languages

            Optional studies by line of study

            Ancient Greek
            • Ancient Greek, Basic Studies (KIK-AE100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
            • Ancient Greek, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-AE500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
            Ancient Near Eastern Languages
            • Ancient Near Eastern Languges (KIK-LI200), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
              Arabic
              • Arabic, Basic Studies (KIK-AR100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
              • Arabic, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-AR500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
              Basque
              • Basque, Basic Studies (KIK-EU100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
              Catalan
              • Catalan, Basic Studies (KIK-CA100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
              Chinese
              • Chinese, Basic Studies (KIK-ZH100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
              • Chinese, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-ZH500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Communication and Cognition
                • Communication and Cognition (KIK-KK100), 15/30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Czech
                • Czech, Basic Studies (KIK-CS100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Czech, Optioanl Intermediate Studies (KIK-CS500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Dutch
                • Dutch Language and Culture 1 (KIK-NL210), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Dutch Language and Culture 2 (KIK-NL220),15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                English
                • English, Basic Studies (KIK-EN100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                • English, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-EN500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                French
                • French, Basic Studies (KIK-FR100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                • French, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-FR500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                Galician Philology
                • Galician Philology, Basic Studies (KIK-GL100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                German
                • German, Basic Studies (KIK-DE100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                • German, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-DE500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                Hebrew
                • Hebrew, Basic Studies (KIK-HE100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Hebrew, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-HE500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Hindi
                • Hindi, Basic Studies (KIK-HI100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Hindi, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-HI500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Italian
                • Italian, Basic Studies (KIK-IT100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                • Italian, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-IT500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                Japanese
                • Japanese, Basic Studies (KIK-JA100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                • Japanese, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-JA500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.

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                Kielten kandiohjelman japanin opintosuunnan valinnaisten opintojen tasokokeet hakijoille, jotka jo tällä hetkellä ovat Helsingin yliopiston tutkinto-opiskelijoita:

                Japani: tasokoe humanistisen tiedekunnan yleisessä tentissä 29.7.2020 klo 10.00-14.00.

                Tasokokeessa myönnettävien japanin opinto-oikeuksien enimmäismäärä: 3 (ja varasijat) suoraan opintojaksolle KIK-JA213 Japani 2A.

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                Koska japanissa ei ole sisäänottoa syksyllä 2020, testataan tasokokeessa opintojakson KIK-JA111 Japani (https://courses.helsinki.fi/fi/kik-ja111/130354449) tavoitetason mukaista kielitaitoa (kielioppi ja rakenteet, sanasto, luetunymmärtäminen, kirjallinen tuottaminen, kääntäminen, kanji-merkit). Kokeessa ei saa käyttää apuvälineitä (sanakirjoja jne.) ja vastaukset kirjoitetaan kynällä. Kokeessa parhaiten menestyneet hyväksytään suoraan syksyllä 2020 alkavalle opintojaksolle KIK-JA213 Japani 2A.

                Korean
                • Korean, Basic Studies (KIK-KO100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Korean, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-KO500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Latin
                • Latin Language and Roman Literature, Basic Studies (KIK-LA100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Latin Language and Roman Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-LA500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Latvian
                • Latvian, Basic Studies (KIK-LV100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Latvian, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-LV500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Linguistics
                • Linguistics, Basic Studies (KIK-LG510), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Linguistics, Optional intermediate Studies (KIK-LG500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Lithuanian
                • Lithuanian, Basic Studies (KIK-LT100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Lithuanian, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-LT500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Polish
                • Polish, Basic Studies KIK-PL100 (30 cr). Unrestricted module.
                • Polish, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-PL500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Portugese
                • Portugese, Basic Studies (KIK-PT100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Portugese, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-PT500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                Russian
                • Russian Language and Literature, Basic Studies, Russian as First Language(KIK-RU100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                • Russian Language and Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies, Russian as First Language (KIK-RU500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                • Russian Language and Literature, Basic Studies, Russian as Foreign Language (KIK-RV100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                • Russian Language and Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies, Russian as Foreign Language (KIK-RV500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                Somali
                • Somali, Basic Studies (KIK-SO100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                • Somali, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-SO500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                  South Slavic Languages
                  • South Slavic Languages, Basic Studies (KIK-SL100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                  • South Slavic Languages, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-SL500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                  Spanish Philology
                  • Spanish Philology, Basic Studies (KIK-ES100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                  • Spanish Philology, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-ES500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                              Swahili
                              • Swahili, Basic Studies (KIK-SW100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Swahili, Optional Intermediate Studies (KIK-SW500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              Turkish
                              • Turkish, Basic Studies (KIK-TR100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              Ukrainian
                              • Ukrainian, Basic Studies (KIK-UK100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.

                              Other optional studies

                              Other Languages
                              • Optional Study Block in Other Languages (KIK-M500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.

                              Bachelor's Degree in the Languages and Literatures of Finland

                              Optional studies by line of study

                              Finnish Language
                              • Finnish Language, Basic Studies (KOK-S100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam. If specific criteria is met, the study right can be granted without an exam. For more information, see the article Hakeminen humanistisen tiedekunnan valinnaisiin opintoihin (in Finnish).
                              • Finnish Language, Optional Intermediate Studies (KOK-S500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam. If specific criteria is met, the study right can be granted without an exam. For more information, see the article Hakeminen humanistisen tiedekunnan valinnaisiin opintoihin (in Finnish).
                              Finnish Language and Culture
                              Finnish Literature
                              • Finnish Literature, Basic Studies (KOK-K100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Finnish Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies (KOK-K500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              Finno-Ugrian Languages and Cultures
                              • Comparative Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Languages, Module (KOK-G510), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Finno-Ugrian Language Studies, Basic Studies (KOK-G100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Finno-Ugrian Language Studies, Optional Intermediate Studies (KOK-G500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Historical Linguistics and Background of Finnish Language, Module (KOK-G520), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Hungarian Language I, Module (KOK-GU520), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Hungarian Language II, Modules (KOK-GU530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Central European Hungary, Module (KOK-GU540), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Hungarian Language and Culture, Optional Basic Studies (KOK-GU500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Hungarian Language and Culture, Optional Intermediate Studies (KOK-GU510), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Estonian Language and Culture, Basic Studies (KOK-V100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Estonian Language and Culture, Optional Intermediate Studies (KOK-V500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Estoanian Language, Module (KOK-GV500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Estonian Culture, Module (KOK-GV510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Estonian Language and Culture, Module (KOK-GV520), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • North Eastern Baltic Sea as Linguistic Area, Module (KOK-G530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Sami Language and Culture, Module (KOK-GS520), 15 cr/30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Sámi Studies, Optional Basic Studies (KOK-GS500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Sámi Studies, Optional Intermediate Studies (KOK-GS510), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              Nordisk Litteratur
                              • Nordisk litteratur, grundstudier (KOK-L100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Nordisk litteratur I (KOK-L510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Nordisk litteratur II (KOK-L520), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Nordisk litteratur, valfria ämnesstudier (KOK-L500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              Nordiska språk (svenska som modersmål)
                              • Nordiska språk, grundstudier (svenska som modersmål) (KOK-N100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam. If specific criteria is met, the study right can be granted without an exam. For more information, see the article Applying to Optional Studies in the Faculty of Arts (In Swedish).
                              • Nordiska språk, valfria ämnesstudier (svenska som modersmål) (KOK-N500), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam. If specific criteria is met, the study right can be granted without an exam. For more information, see the article Applying to Optional Studies in the Faculty of Arts (in Swedish).
                              • Språkinlärning och svenska som modersmål i skolan (KOK-N510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Inlärning och undervisning av svenska (KOK-N520), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Professionellt skrivande (KOK-N530),15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Nordisk språkvetenskap (KOK-N540), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              Nordiska språk (svenska som andra inhemska språk)
                              • Nordiska språk (svenska som andra inhemska språk), grundstudier (KOK-P100), 30 cr. Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam. If specific criteria is met, the study right can be granted without an exam. For more information, see the article Applying to Optional Studies in the Faculty of Arts (in Swedish).
                              • Nordiska språk (svenska som andra inhemska språk), valfria ämnesstudier (KOK-P500), 30 cr.Restricted module. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam. If specific criteria is met, the study right can be granted without an exam. For more information, see the article Applying to Optional Studies in the Faculty of Arts (in Swedish).
                              Romani and Roma Culture
                              • Romani and Roma Culture, Basic Studies (ROM-100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Romani and Roma Culture, Intermediate Studies (ROM-200), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Basics of Romani Language and Roma Culture, Module (ROM-500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Romani, Module (ROM-530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Romani Cultures, Module (ROM-520), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Romani in Society, Module (ROM-510 ),15 cr. Unrestricted module.

                              Bachelor's Programme in Philosophy

                              Optional studies by line of study

                              Philosophy
                              • Philosophy, Basic Studies (FILK-100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Philosophy, Intermediate Studies for Other Lines of Study (FILK-500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Philosophy, Study Module for Other Lines of Study (FILK-510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              Philosophy (in Swedish)
                              • Philosophy (teaching in Swedish), Basic Studies (FILK-S100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Philosophy (teaching in Swedish), Study Module for Other Lines of Study (FILK-S500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

                              Other optional studies

                              Life Philosophy
                              • Life Philosophy, Basic Studies (FET-100), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                              • Life Philosophy, Intermediate Studies (FET-200), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.

                              Magisterprogrammet i kultur och kommunikation

                                    Master's Programme in Area and Cultural Studies

                                    Optional studies by line of study

                                    African and Middle Eastern Studies
                                    • African Cultural Studies (ALKU-AF534), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • Specialization in African Studies (ALKU-AF535), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Module 2A (ALKU-AF530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Module 2B (ALKU-AF531), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • Israel and Jewish Studies Module 2A (ALKU-AF532), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • Israel and Jewish Studies Module 2B (ALKU-AF533),  30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    Asian Studies
                                    • China Studies Module A (ALKU-C500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • China Studies Module B (ALKU-C510), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • Contemporary Asia Module (ALKU-AA530), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • India Module A (ALKU-IN500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    • India Module B (ALKU-IN510), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    European Cultures
                                    • East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies Module II (ALKU-IK530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    Latin American Studies
                                    • Latin American Studies Module 2 (ALKU-L530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                    North American Studies
                                    • North American Studies Module III (ALKU-P530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                    Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities

                                    Optional Studies by line of study

                                        Cognitive Sciences
                                        • Cognitive Science (LDA-C500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                        Digital Humanities
                                        • Digital Humanities (LDA-HA500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                        • Digital Humanities (LDA-HB500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                        General Linguistics
                                        • General Linguistics (LDA-L500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                          Language Technology
                                          • Language Technology (LDA-TA500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                          • Language Technology (LDA-TB500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                          Phonetics
                                          • Phonetics (LDA-P500) 30 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                          Other optional studies

                                            Diversity Linguistics
                                            • Diversity Linguistics (LDA-DA500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              Diversity Linguistics (LDA-DB500), 25 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                            Scientific Methods for Humanities
                                            • Scientific Research Methods for Humanities (LDA-MA500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                            • Scientific Research Methods for Humanities (LDA-MB500), 30 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                             

                                            Master's Programme in Languages

                                            Optional studies by line of study

                                              African and Middle Eastern Languages
                                              • Ancient Near Eastern Culture (KIM-LI510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Ancient Near Eastern Languages (KIM-LI530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                              Master's Programme in Literatury Studies

                                              • Theory and Methods of Literary Studies, Module (KIR-310), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Literary Genres, Periods and Styles, Module (KIR-340), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                              Master's Programme in Cultural Heritage

                                              All modules are unrestricted.

                                              • Study of Cultural Heritage (KUMA-KP500), 30 cr. 
                                              • Optional Study Block in Museology (KUMA-MU5000), 30 cr. 
                                              • Archaeological sciences (KUMA-AR500), 15 cr. 
                                              • Maritime archaeology (KUMA-AR510), 15 cr.
                                              • Study of religioons III, Study Module (KUMA-US308). 15 cr. 

                                              Master's Programme in Russian Studies

                                              • Global Processes in Russia (RUS-500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Optional Module in Russian Studies (RUS-510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module. Consists of BA level courses.

                                              Master's Programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literature

                                              Optional studies by line of study

                                              Scandinavian Languages
                                              • Scandinavian Linguistics, Module (NOR-S310), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Texts and Communication, Module (NOR-S320), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics, Module (NOR-S330), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • For Optional Advanced Studies, 60 cr, please switch to this same page in Swedish.
                                              Scandinavian Literature
                                              • Scandinavian Literature, Module (NOR-L310), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Deepening Studies in Scandinavian Literature, Module (NOR-L320), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • For Optional Advanced Studies, 60 cr, please switch to this same page in Swedish.

                                              Other optional studies

                                              Scandinavian Neighbouring Languages
                                              • Scandinavian Neighbouring Languages, Module (NOR-S340), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Norway and Norwegian, Module (NOR-S350), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Iceland and Icelandic, Module (NOR-S370), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Denmark and Danish, Module (NOR-S360), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                              Master's Programme in Translation and Interpreting

                                              • Translation Studies and Translating (TRA-500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Translation and Interpreting Studies I (TRA-520), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Translation and Interpreting Studies II (TRA-530), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                              Master's Programme in Gender Studies

                                              • Gender Studies I, Module (SPT-500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module. Consists of BA level courses.

                                              Master's Programme in Finnish and Finno-Ugrian Languages and Cultures

                                              Optional studies by line of study

                                              Estonian Language and Culture
                                              • Estonian-Finnish Cultural Relations, Module (SUKU-V520), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Estonian as Foreign Language, Module (SUKU-V500), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              • Estonian Sociolinguistics, Module (SUKU-V510), 15 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                              Other optional studies

                                              Indigenous Studies
                                              • Indigenous Studies, Module (IND-500), 15 cr/30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              Language, Multimodality and Interaction
                                              • Language, Multimodality and Interaction (VUO-500), 15 cr/30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              Non-Fiction Literature
                                              • Non-Fiction Literature, Module (TIE-500), 15 cr/30 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                              Onomastics
                                              • Onomastics, Module (NIMI-500), 15 cr/30 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                              Studies you can include only in the Master's degree

                                              Master's Programme in Gender Studies

                                              • Gender Studies II, Module (SPT-M500). 15 cr. Unrestricted module. Before conducting the module it is recommended to conduct Gender Studies I, Module (SPT-500) or to have studied gender studies before. 

                                              Master's Programme in Languages

                                              Optional studies by line of study

                                                African and Middle Eastern Languages
                                                • African and Middle Eastern Languages, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-AL500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                                Ancient Languages and Literatures
                                                • Latin and Roman Literature, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-LA500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                                • Greek Language and Literature, Advanced Studies for Students in Other Study Lines (KIM-AE500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                                Asian Languages
                                                • Japanese, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-JA500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module. Places on the courses are allocated according to a priority order. More information in the course descriptions.
                                                • Chinese, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-ZH500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module. Places on the courses are allocated according to a priority order. More information in the course descriptions.
                                                • Korean, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-KO500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module.
                                                German Language and Culture
                                                • German Language and German-speaking Culture, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-DE500), 60 cr. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                                                French Language and French Speaking Culture
                                                • French Language and Francophone Culture, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-FR500), 60 cr. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                                                Iberoromanian Philology
                                                • Spanish Philology, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-ES500), 60 cr. Restricted Module. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                                                Italian Philology
                                                • Italian Philology, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-IT500), 60 cr. Restricted Module. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.
                                                Russian Language and Literature
                                                • Russian Language and Literature, Advanced Studies for Other Lines of Study (KIM-RU500), 60 cr. Restricted Module. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam.

                                                Master's Programme in Literary Studies

                                                • Literary Studies, Optional Advanced Studies (KIR-301), 60 cr. Unrestricted module.

                                                Master's Programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literature

                                                • Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Optional Advanced Studies (NOR-301), 60 cr. Unrestricted module. Sixty credits of Scandinavian languages or Scandinavian literature must be completed before beginning the study module.

                                                Master's Programme in Finnish and Finno-Ugrian Languages and Cultures

                                                Optional studies by line of study

                                                Finnish Languages
                                                • Finnish Language, Optional Advanced Studies (SUKU-S500), 60 cr. Restricted Module. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. Study right is granted on the basis of an optional studies exam. If specific criteria is met, the study right can be granted without an exam. For more information, see the article Hakeminen humanistisen tiedekunnan valinnaisiin opintoihin (in Finnish).
                                                Finnish Language and Culture
                                                • Finnish Language and Culture, Optional Advanced Studies (SUKU-F500), 60 cr. Restricted Module. Basic and intermediate studies need to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. The study module is aimed at international students with sufficient Finnish skills. For more information, see the article Hakeminen humanistisen tiedekunnan valinnaisiin opintoihin (in Finnish).
                                                Finno-Ugrian Language Studies
                                                • Finno-Ugric Linguistics, Optional Advanced Studies (SUKU-G500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. 
                                                Hungarian Language and Culture
                                                • Hungarian Language and Culture, Module (SUKU-U580), 15 cr/30 cr. Unrestricted module. The basic and intermediate studies in Finno-Ugrian Languages and Cultures, with a specialisation in  Hungarian Language and Culture, must be completed before beginning the study module.
                                                • Hungarian Language and Culture, Optional Advanced Studies (SUKU-GU500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies. 
                                                Estonian Language and Culture
                                                • Estonian Language and Culture, Optional Advanced Studies (SUKU-GV500), 60 cr. Unrestricted module. Basic and intermediate studies have to be completed before beginning advanced Studies.