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.