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Bachelor's Programme in the Languages and Literatures of Finland

This article concerns all degree students regardless of whether they are studying in the new degree programmes or according to the old degree structures. 

All first-cycle degrees include career orientation and training for expert duties with a total scope of at least 10 credits.

If a second-cycle degree includes full-time career orientation, each full-time month of completed orientation is the equivalent of no less than five credits. For well-grounded reasons, exceptions can be made due to the nature of a specific field. All second-cycle degrees include career orientation and planning.

Curriculum for Career course

On average, Career Services organises the Curriculum for Career course (Opinnot ja ura -kurssi)  twice a year, usually during the second and fourth periods. The next course will be held in spring 2018 (in Finnish).

Its objective is to enable students to

  • Identify their competences and employment opportunities
  • Make choices and decisions concerning their studies and career
  • Improve their job-seeking skills

After completing the course, students will receive a certificate. The scope of the course is 1–2 credits. Incorporating these credits into studies should be agreed upon separately with the student’s own discipline.