In some cases, you can pursue a Master’s degree programme or specialisation other than your direct Master’s option. This depends on your Bachelor’s degree programme and the studies you have completed. You can continue to some Master’s options directly without a separate registration procedure, provided that the pre-defined criteria for studies completed as part of the Bachelor’s degree are fulfilled. In this case, you confirm the Master’s option when you complete the Bachelor’s degree.
You can also apply for the right to continue to some Master’s degree programmes and specialisations with a separate registration procedure. You can apply for such Master’s options when studying for a Bachelor’s degree, usually towards the end of studies. You can find your degree programme’s Master’s options and related criteria at the bottom of this page if you have signed in.
The Master’s degree programmes with a separate registration procedure have two registration periods: in the autumn, 1–31 October, and in the spring, 1–30 April. The registration periods for different Master’s degree programmes vary, so make sure in advance which registration period applies to the Master’s degree programme you are interested in. The registration is made electronically. You can find the degree programme-specific instructions and registration forms for ongoing registration period by selecting your Bachelor’s degree programme in the degree programme menu at the top of the page.
You can register for a Master’s option with a separate registration procedure when studying for a Bachelor’s degree studies, after you have completed the studies defined in the required criteria. You can register for the Master’s option at the maximum two times during your studies. The degree programme for which you register checks the fulfillment of the criteria and, if necessary, ranks the registering students. The registration results will be announced at the latest one month after the end of the registration period. The registration result cannot be appealed.
An entry about the Master’s options granted to you is made in the study register. When you complete your Bachelor’s degree programme, you confirm the option in which you continue your studies. If you have been granted other Master’s options in addition to the direct Master’s option, the other options terminate and the right to the Master’s option you chose enters into force. You can begin studying for a Master’s degree immediately after completing the Bachelor’s degree. You cannot declare that you continue studies in a Master’s degree programme for which you have not been granted an option right. So, align the completion of your Bachelor studies with the time when you have received information about the option right granted to you.