Optional Studies in Science

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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.

See below the optional study modules, which can be taken by students other than those of the programme in question.

Listed here are only those modules, in which the language of instruction is at least partly English. For a more comprehensive list, please switch to Finnish by using the button on the upper right side of this page.

The languages of instruction (if other than English) are specified separately for each module below.

You can find the courses of study modules either from page Degree structure and scope of the degree or from Sisu, when you add the module to your study plan. The descriptions of the study modules can be found in the curricula of the degree programmes.

Bachelor's Programmes

Bachelor's Programme in Geography

  • GIS-210 Study module in geoinformatics for other programmes (25 op)

    • The Geoinformatics study module GIS-210 (25 credits) is annually open for maximum of 10 students from other programmes. Please apply with e-form.
    • The student selection is based on MAA-104 Introduction to Geoinformatics in Geography course grade, or other corresponding gis-course grade. Other previous studies in geoinformatics can also be taken into account in selection.
    • Application time is from December 22nd, 2021 to January 12th, 2022. E-form HERE!

Bachelor's Programme in Science

Master's Programmes

Atmospheric Sciences

Computer Science

Data Science

Life Science Informatics

  • LSI301 Life Science Informatics, Study Module (15/25/35 op)
  • LSI331 Biomathematics, Study Module (15 op)
  • LSI341 Biostatistics, Study Module (15 op)
  • LSI342 Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine, Study Module (15/25 op)
  • LSI351 Eco-evolutionary Informatics, Study Module (15 op)

Materials Research

  • MATR390 Study module in Materials Research (15 / 25 / 35 cr) – Finnish, English

Mathematics and Statistics

  • MAST001 Advanced study module in Mathematics (15 / 25 / 35 cr)
  • MAST002 Advanced study module in Applied Mathematics (15 / 25 / 35 cr)
  • MAST003 Advanced study module in Statistics (15 / 25 / 35 cr)
  • MAST004 Advanced study module in Social Statistics (15 / 25 / 35 cr)
  • MAST006 Module in Bayesian Statistics (15 / 25 cr)
  • MAST005 Module in Inverse Problems and Imaging (15 / 25 cr)
  • MAST007 Module in Financial and insurance mathematics (15 / 25 cr)

Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences

Theoretical and Computational Methods