What Do You Need to Do to Graduate?

Once you have completed all of the studies required for the degree, you must apply for a degree certificate with a degree application. Primarily, you cannot obtain a bachelor’s degree before you have specified your field for the master’s degree studies. If necessary, check the instructions with your faculty. 

Before applying for a master’s degree certificate, you must have completed the bachelor’s degree. It is advisable to apply for a bachelor’s degree certificate immediately once you have completed all the requisite studies.

Please check the following before applying for a degree certificate:

1. Ensure that all studies required by the degree structure have been entered in the Study Register, based on the curriculum guide and, if necessary, transitional provisions (link).

• mandatory studies of the degree programme/education
• language and communication studies and general study skills
• elective studies required by the degree programme
• sufficient number of credits to fulfil the minimum scope of the degree: bachelor’s degree 180 credits/master’s degree 120 credits

2. Request module grades for your studies

When you submit the certificate application, the Study Register must contain all course completion records and module grades. More specific instructions on applying for module grades.

3. Fill in the electronic degree certificate application (NettiOpsu)

More specific instructions on applying for a certificate.

All bachelor’s degree graduates respond to the Kandipalaute feedback survey upon applying for a degree certificate. The survey takes about 20 minutes.

If necessary, more detailed instructions are available from the appropriate representatives of your faculty:

Faculty of Communication Sciences

If you need help with checking the studies required by the degree structure, please contact the study coordinator:

  • English: Aatu Lehtovaara
  • Master’s programme in HTI: Heli Rikala
  • Master's programme in IGS: Silja Jäntti
  • Journalism and communication: Tiina Riihelä
  • German: Maija Ohvo
  • Scandinavian languages, French and Russian: Sirje Lällä

If you have questions regarding the graduation schedules or the degree certificate application, please contact the persons preparing the certificates:

  • IGS programme, HTI programme: Minna Heinonen
  • Journalism and communication: Merita Kallioinen
  • Degree programmes in languages: Marita Aro

Name Task E-mail Room Phone
Heinonen Minna Study Secretary

- LUO faculty office
- Applications for the master's degree diplomas (IGS, HTI, SDE and CBDA)
Minna.I.Heinonen@uta.fi PINNI B1053 050 318 6398
Jäntti Silja study secretary, information studies and interactive media Silja.Jantti@uta.fi PINNI B1050 050 318 6635
Kallioinen Merita Administration secretary Merita.Kallioinen@uta.fi PÄÄT E232 050 318 6612
Lällä Sirje Study Coordinator
French Language, Scandinavian Languages, Russian Language, Culture and Translation
Sirje.Lalla@uta.fi PINNI B4099 050 318 6638
Ohvo Maija Study Coordinator
Degree Programmes: Finnish, German, Literary Studies
Maija.Ohvo@uta.fi PINNI B4048 050 318 6653
Riihelä Tiina Study coordinator, journalism and communication
Tiina.Riihela@uta.fi PÄÄT E230 050 318 6602
Rikala Heli Study Coordinator

Study affairs administration in the degree programme of Computer Sciences (incl. MDP in HTI, SDE and CBDA)
- teaching schedule
- final grade (HTI, SDE) for Degree Certificate
Heli.Rikala@uta.fi PINNI B1058 050 318 6669
Heinonen Minna Study Secretary

- LUO faculty office
- Applications for the master's degree diplomas (IGS, HTI, SDE and CBDA)
Minna.I.Heinonen@uta.fi PINNI B1053 050 318 6398
Jäntti Silja study secretary, information studies and interactive media Silja.Jantti@uta.fi PINNI B1050 050 318 6635
Kallioinen Merita Administration secretary Merita.Kallioinen@uta.fi PÄÄT E232 050 318 6612
Lällä Sirje Study Coordinator
French Language, Scandinavian Languages, Russian Language, Culture and Translation
Sirje.Lalla@uta.fi PINNI B4099 050 318 6638
Ohvo Maija Study Coordinator
Degree Programmes: Finnish, German, Literary Studies
Maija.Ohvo@uta.fi PINNI B4048 050 318 6653
Riihelä Tiina Study coordinator, journalism and communication
Tiina.Riihela@uta.fi PÄÄT E230 050 318 6602
Rikala Heli Study Coordinator

Study affairs administration in the degree programme of Computer Sciences (incl. MDP in HTI, SDE and CBDA)
- teaching schedule
- final grade (HTI, SDE) for Degree Certificate
Heli.Rikala@uta.fi PINNI B1058 050 318 6669

Faculty of Education

If you need help with checking the studies required by the degree structure, please contact the study coordinator:

Bachelor’s degree studies in education
• Lifelong learning and education: Leena Pohjasmäki
• Teacher education: Tarja Koivusaari
• Early education: Liisa Ikkala-Toiviainen

Master’s degree studies in education (education and society): Paula Salo   

Name Task E-mail Room Phone
Pohjasmäki Leena Study Coordinator Leena.Pohjasmaki@uta.fi VIRTA 250 050 318 6662
Koivusaari Tarja Department Secretary Tarja.Koivusaari@uta.fi VIRTA 245 040 190 4203
Ikkala-Toiviainen Liisa Study Coordinator Liisa.Ikkala-Toiviainen@uta.fi VIRTA 247 040 190 1757
Salo Paula Study Coordinator
Paula.K.Salo@uta.fi VIRTA 249 050 318 7317
Pohjasmäki Leena Study Coordinator Leena.Pohjasmaki@uta.fi VIRTA 250 050 318 6662
Koivusaari Tarja Department Secretary Tarja.Koivusaari@uta.fi VIRTA 245 040 190 4203
Ikkala-Toiviainen Liisa Study Coordinator Liisa.Ikkala-Toiviainen@uta.fi VIRTA 247 040 190 1757
Salo Paula Study Coordinator
Paula.K.Salo@uta.fi VIRTA 249 050 318 7317

Faculty of Management

If you need help with checking the studies required by the degree structure, please contact the study coordinator:
  • Administrative studies and politics: Aino Nordling
  • Business studies: Elina Kangastupa

Module grade questions and requests: Selene Oittinen

Degree certificate application, certificates and other matters related to graduation: Johanna Tuomikoski

Name Task E-mail Room Phone
Kangastupa Elina Study Coordinator Elina.Kangastupa@uta.fi PINNI A2035 050 437 7008
Nordling Aino Study Coordinator (Administrative Studies)
Aino.Nordling@uta.fi PINNI A2038 050 318 6822
Oittinen Selene Study Secretary Selene.Oittinen@uta.fi PINNI A3042 050 318 6654
Tuomikoski Johanna Study Secretary (Politics) Johanna.Tuomikoski@uta.fi PINNI A4041 040 190 1822
Kangastupa Elina Study Coordinator Elina.Kangastupa@uta.fi PINNI A2035 050 437 7008
Nordling Aino Study Coordinator (Administrative Studies)
Aino.Nordling@uta.fi PINNI A2038 050 318 6822
Oittinen Selene Study Secretary Selene.Oittinen@uta.fi PINNI A3042 050 318 6654
Tuomikoski Johanna Study Secretary (Politics) Johanna.Tuomikoski@uta.fi PINNI A4041 040 190 1822

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

Guidance on general degree-related matters to students of medicine and life sciences is provided by Head of Study Affairs Nina Pietilä, Study Secretary Virpi Sirén (medicine) and Study Coordinator Riitta Aallos (biotechnology).

 

Faculty of Natural Sciences

If you are unsure about the state of your studies or your graduation schedule, please contact us in good time! You can contact the study coordinator/study secretary of your degree programme or the person who prepares the certificates.

  • Mathematics and statistics: Ville-Matti Erkintalo
  • Computer sciences: Heli Rikala
  • Degree certificates: Minna Heinonen


Name Task E-mail Room Phone
Heinonen Minna Study Secretary

- LUO faculty office
- Applications for the master's degree diplomas (IGS, HTI, SDE and CBDA)
Minna.I.Heinonen@uta.fi PINNI B1053 050 318 6398
Rikala Heli Study Coordinator

Study affairs administration in the degree programme of Computer Sciences (incl. MDP in HTI, SDE and CBDA)
- teaching schedule
- final grade (HTI, SDE) for Degree Certificate
Heli.Rikala@uta.fi PINNI B1058 050 318 6669
Erkintalo Ville-Matti Study Coordinator

Student contacts: mtt-studies@uta.fi

Study affairs administration in the degree programme of Mathematics and Statistics (incl. CBDA)
-teaching schedule
-curriculum
-final grades for Degree Certificate
-transferring studies taken outside UTA
-new students and orientation
-other study affairs
Ville-Matti.Erkintalo@uta.fi PINNI B1060 050 318 6386
Heinonen Minna Study Secretary

- LUO faculty office
- Applications for the master's degree diplomas (IGS, HTI, SDE and CBDA)
Minna.I.Heinonen@uta.fi PINNI B1053 050 318 6398
Rikala Heli Study Coordinator

Study affairs administration in the degree programme of Computer Sciences (incl. MDP in HTI, SDE and CBDA)
- teaching schedule
- final grade (HTI, SDE) for Degree Certificate
Heli.Rikala@uta.fi PINNI B1058 050 318 6669
Erkintalo Ville-Matti Study Coordinator

Student contacts: mtt-studies@uta.fi

Study affairs administration in the degree programme of Mathematics and Statistics (incl. CBDA)
-teaching schedule
-curriculum
-final grades for Degree Certificate
-transferring studies taken outside UTA
-new students and orientation
-other study affairs
Ville-Matti.Erkintalo@uta.fi PINNI B1060 050 318 6386

Faculty of Social Sciences

If you need help checking studies belonging to the degree structure, please contact Study Secretary Sinikka Määttä (health sciences) or Study Secretary Helena Siipo (other degree programmes).