University’s Internal Selection
This page is for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students.
This page contains a list of the elective studies provided by the various faculties of the University of Tampere as well as information on the studies organised by the Language Centre and Doctoral School.
The Faculty of Communication Sciences provides a wide range of elective modules. Some of the studies are available to all, but some languages may require the completion of a proficiency test.
Freely available modules
Modules that require a proficiency test
Proficiency tests are organised once a year in August, before the beginning of education. More detailed information (e.g. time, place and advance enrolment) can be found in the teaching schedule.
German Language and Culture
Education as free choice studies for students of other faculties
Basic and Intermediate Studies in Education
Basic studies in Education and the majority of Intermediate studies in Education are freely available to students of other faculties, with certain limitations due to the order of precedence applied to course admission. More information on the implementation of the studies can be found in the teaching schedule. Also read the general instructions regarding completing basic studies in Education.
Not all studies provided by the Faculty of Education are freely available to students of other faculties because some of them result in a regulated professional qualification. Examples of such studies are the multidisciplinary studies of teachers, the vocational studies of early education and the pedagogical studies of teachers.
Similarly, the separate Multicultural Study Programme in Education provided by the Faculty of Education is very limited in its availability to students of other faculties. The module includes some courses in English, which are generally included in the faculty’s degrees and available to all, with certain limitations imposed by rules regarding waiting lists.
The majority of the education is provided in Finnish.
Studies offered in English at Faculty of Management (Master's level)
Licentiate Degree in Medicine
The studies of the Licentiate of Medicine degree programme are intended for medical students only. The education is provided in Finnish.
Degree Programme in Biotechnology
Elective studies in Biotechnology for students of other faculties
The aim of the elective studies is to provide basic information on biotechnology. Course enrolments are handled through NettiOpsu. Please remember to check the compulsory studies required for each course in the curriculum.
Elective studies for students of the Degree Programme in Biotechnology
The elective studies enable a bachelor’s degree student to expand the knowledge and expertise gained through basic and intermediate studies in a specific area of biotechnology and/or other area aligned with the goals of the degree. The students can freely select 40 credits’ worth of studies from the study offering of the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology or other domestic or foreign universities.
The elective studies enable a master’s degree student to expand the knowledge and expertise gained through advanced studies in a specific area of biotechnology and/or other area aligned with the goals of the degree. The students can freely select elective studies in the amount specified in the curriculum of his/her master’s degree discipline from the offering of the University of Tampere, TUT or other domestic or foreign universities.
The curricula of both degrees provide examples of courses suited to serving as elective studies.
Finnish as a Foreign Language
Intercultural Communication Studies
The University of Tampere Doctoral School is responsible for organising the joint studies provided to the doctoral students of all faculties. The purpose of joint doctoral studies is to provide a flexible offering of studies that takes into account the varying skills and needs of the students and provides them with an appropriate selection of courses for preparing their dissertations. Where possible, undergraduate students may be admitted to certain courses that support their research efforts. Since the courses can only take in a limited number of students, priority is given to doctoral students and medical specialist students. Some courses are not suitable for undergraduate students since they are directly based on the participants’ own dissertation research.
Doctoral School’s curriculum