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Studies in the teaching subject are part of the studies that provide students with the qualification of a subject teacher. Below is a list a of studies in teaching subjects offered by the degree programmes of the University of Helsinki by school subject; more detailed information about the studies and how to apply to them is available under the theme Optional studies

Further information about subject teacher qualifications is available in the Planning to become a subject teacher? guide.

Basic education or general upper secondary level qualification?

The requirements for a qualification as a teacher at the general upper secondary level:

  • Second-cycle (master’s) degree
  • Basic, intermediate and advanced studies comprising a minimum of 120 cr studies in one school subject
  • In other subjects a minimum of 60 cr of basic and intermediate studies
  • Pedagogical studies for teachers, 60 cr

The requirements for a qualification as a teacher at the basic education level:

The right to pursue studies in a teaching subject

If you want to complete studies in your teaching subject as optional studies (i.e., in some other study track than your own), you may have to apply for a right to pursue studies in them.

More detailed information about the studies listed below, restrictions to study rights and applying for studies are available in the field-specific optional studies instructions under the theme Optional studies.

Things to take into account regarding advanced studies

Any advanced study modules aimed at subject teachers are included in the list. However, it is possible that other advanced modules in the same master’s programme may be accepted as studies in the teaching subject. Advanced study modules aimed at subject teachers have been planned so that the pedagogical studies required of teachers are included in the master’s degree.

If you wish to complete advanced studies in the teaching subject by completing some other module than the advanced studies aimed at subject teachers (if, for example, you have completed the pedagogical studies as a part of another degree), verify the equivalence of the studies with the module coordinator. The name of the coordinator can be found in WebOodi under the study module details.

Do you need a certificate of equivalence?

If your subject teacher qualification in one or more teaching subjects is not registered in your second-cycle degree diploma (for example, if you complete the teaching subject studies or pedagogical studies only after graduation), you can prove that you have completed the studies in the teaching subject with a separate certificate of equivalence, when necessary.  The certificate is subject to a fee and can be ordered from the faculty. Further information on the certificate of equivalence and how to order it .

Biology and geography

Biology

For students in the Bachelor’s Programme in Biology:

  • BIO-100, Biology, Basic Studies, 25 cr
  • BIO-250, Biology, Intermediate Studies for Subject Teachers, 70 cr

For students of the Bachelor's Programme in Environmental Sciences:

  • ENV-100, Environmental Sciences, Basic Studies, 25 cr
  • ENV-250, Environmental Sciences, Intermediate Studies for Subject Teachers, 58 cr

For students of the Bachelor's Programme in Molecular Biosciences:

  • MOLE-100, Molecular Biosciences, Basic Studies, 25 cr
  • MOLE-250, Molecular Biosciences, Intermediate Studies for Subject Teachers, 69 cr

At the master’s degree stage, one of the following advanced study modules:

  • EEB-400, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Advanced Studies for Subject Teachers, 60 cr
  • GMB-500, Advanced Studies, Subject Teacher Study Track (Master's Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences), 60 cr
  • PBIO-100, Plant Biology, Advanced Studies, 60 cr
  • MMB-100, MMB Advanced Studies (Master’s Programme in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology), 60 cr
  • NEU-300, Advanced Studies in Neuroscience, Biology Teacher Study Track, 60 cr
  • ECGS-3000, Advanced Studies, Biology Teacher Study Track (Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability), 60 cr

For students of other degree programmes:

  • BIO-150, Basic Studies in Biology, for subject teacher students other than those of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, 25 cr
  • BIO-251, Basic Studies in Biology, for other subject teacher students than those of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, 35 cr

Subject teacher students registered as attending students (with biology as their second teaching subject) may freely complete basic and intermediate courses as teaching resources allow.

If you wish to complete the basic and intermediate study modules required of biology teachers (BIO-150 and BIO-251), you should contact Viikki Student Services in advance. Field and practical exercise courses belonging to basic and intermediate studies have a limited number of places, and a selection procedure must be used. Priority will be given to students of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and subject teacher students from other faculties completing their studies in biology as the second teaching subject.

Geography

For students of the Bachelor's Programme in Geography:

  • MAA-100 Geography, Basic Studies, 25 cr
  • MAA-200, Geography, Intermediate Studies, 65 cr

For students of the Master's Programme in Geography:

  • Advanced studies in one of the three study tracks in geography, 60 cr

For students of other degree programmes:

  • MAA-110, Geography, Basic Studies for Other Degree Programmes, 25 cr (The content is the same as MAA-100 but registered with a different code.)
  • MAA-210, Geography, Intermediate Studies for Other Degree Programmes, 35 cr

The right to complete intermediate studies will be granted directly to the 15 biology degree students approved annually for the pedagogical studies required of subject teachers. Other students can apply for the right to complete intermediate studies in April with an electronic form available on the website of the Faculty of Science. The right to complete intermediate studies will be granted at maximum to ten degree students from other degree programmes.

Philosophy, history and social studies

Philosophy

  • FILK-100, Philosophy, Basic Studies, and FILK-A200, Philosophy, Intermediate Studies, Subject Teacher Education
  • For students of the study track for subject teachers in the Master's Programme in Philosophy: Advanced studies

(Advanced studies for students other than those of the master’s programme will be published later.)

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic studies in philosophy and intermediate studies in theoretical or practical philosophy or philosophy (in Swedish) (for major or minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as a first teaching subject, also advanced studies in theoretical or practical philosophy (for major and minor subject students)

History

For students of the Bachelor’s Programme in History/652>:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For Master’s Programme in History students:

  • Advanced studies for subject teacher students

For students of other degree programmes (limited right to pursue studies, no advanced studies offered):

  • HISK-100, History, Basic Studies, HISK-500, History, Intermediate Studies for Other Lines of Study

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic studies in history and intermediate studies in Finnish and Nordic history, general history or history (in Swedish; for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in general or Finnish and Nordic history (for major and minor subject students)

Social studies

60 cr studies in the teaching subject:

120 cr studies in the teaching subject:

If you have completed or are completing a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in the Bachelor’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication, the Bachelor’s Programme in Social Sciences or the Bachelor’s Programme in Economics, the basic study module of the programme in question will be considered equivalent to the study module for which the programme is responsible. Additionally, advanced studies in one of the following are required for 120 cr teaching subject studies in social studies:

  • Master’s Programme in Politics, Media and Communication

    • Advanced studies in the Study Track in Politics and Organisations
  • Master’s Programme in Social Sciences
    • Advanced studies in the Study Track in Sociology
    • Advanced studies in the Study Track in Social and Public Policy
  • Master’s Programme in Economics
    • Advanced studies in the Study Track in General Economics
    • Advanced Studies in the Study Track in Economics Research

Religious education, ethics and philosophy education

Life philosophy

  • FET-100, Life Philosophy, Basic Studies and FET-200, Life Philosophy, Intermediate Studies (Advanced studies are not offered.)

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and Intermediate Studies in life philosophy (Advanced studies were not offered.)

Religion, Evangelical Lutheran

For students of the Evangelical Lutheran religion subject teacher study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in Cultural Studies:

  • Basic and Intermediate Studies

For students of the Bachelor’s Programme in Theology and Religious Studies:

  • Basic and Intermediate studies

For students of the Study Track in Comparative Religion in the Master’s Programme in Cultural Heritage:

  • Advanced studies

For students of the Master’s Programme in Theology and Religious Studies:

  • Advanced studies in the Study Track in Teaching and Educational Duties

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (Advanced studies are not offered.):

  • TUK-100, Theology and Religious Studies, Basic Studies, 25 cr and TUK-501, Theology and Religious Studies, Intermediate Studies, for students of other degree programmes, 35 cr

Religion, Islam

 For students of the study track for subject teachers of Islam in the Bachelor’s Programme in Cultural Studies:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

 For students of the study track for subject teachers of Islam in the Master’s Programme in Area and Cultural Studies:

  • Advanced studies

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (Advanced studies are not offered.):

  • KUKA-AF100, Islam, Basic Studies, Subject Teacher Education and KUKA-AF560 Optional Intermediate Studies for Teachers of Islam

Studies in the teaching subject according to degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in comparative religion for subject teachers of minority religions (Islam; for major or minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies for subject teachers in the study track for minority religions (Islam; for major or minor subject students)

Religion, Roman Catholic

  • (Advanced studies are not offered.) TUK-551, Basic Studies in Catholic Religion for Subject Teachers, 25 cr and TUK-552, Intermediate Studies in Catholic Religion for Subject Teachers, 35 cr

Mathematics, physics and chemistry

Mathematics

For students of the Study Track in Mathematics in the Bachelor’s Programme for Teachers of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry: Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Study Track in Mathematics in the Master’s Programme for Teachers of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry: Advanced studies for mathematics subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (Advanced studies are not offered.):

  • MAT110, Mathematics, Basic Studies, 25 cr
  • MFK-M210, Mathematics, Intermediate Studies for Teachers (second teaching subject), 35 cr
  • Mathematics studies for class teacher students (Study modules are available only to class teacher students.): MFK-M100, Mathematics, Basic Studies for Class Teachers, 25 cr, and MFK-M220, Mathematics, Intermediate Studies, 35 cr

Participation in pedagogical studies for teachers requires that enough studies have been completed in the first and second teaching subjects. Further information about required subject skills

Physics

For students of the physics study track in the Bachelor’s Programme for Teachers of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry: Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the physics study track in the Master’s Programme for Teachers of Physics, Physics and Chemistry: Advanced studies for physics subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (Advanced studies are not offered.):

  • FYS1100, Physics, Basic Studies, 25 cr, and MFK-F210, Physics, Intermediate Studies for Teachers (Second Teaching Subject), 35 cr

Participation in the pedagogical studies for teachers requires that enough studies have been completed in the first and second teaching subjects. Further information about required subject skills

Chemistry

For students of the chemistry study track in the Bachelor’s Programme for Teachers of Physics, Physics and Chemistry: Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the chemistry study track in the Master’s Programme for Teachers of Physics, Physics and Chemistry: Advanced studies for chemistry subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (Advanced studies are not offered.):

  • KEK100, Chemistry, Basic Studies, 25 cr, and MFK-K210, Chemistry, Intermediate Studies for Teachers (Second ´Teaching Subject), 35 cr

Participation in pedagogical studies for teachers requires that enough studies have been completed in the first and second teaching subjects. Further information about required subject skills

Modersmålet och litteraturen (Swedish language and literature for native speakers)

For qualifications in Modersmålet och litteraturen you must complete studies both in Scandinavian languages and literature (for comprehensive school, basic and intermediate studies in both; for general upper secondary school, also advanced studies in the first teaching subject).

For students of the Swedish as the native language study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Literatures of Finland:

  • Basic and intermediate studies
  • KOK-L100, Scandinavian Literature, Basic Studies, and KOK-L500, Scandinavian Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies

For students of the literature study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Literatures of Finland:

  • Basic and intermediate studies
  • KOK-N100, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the first language), Basic Studies, and KOK-N500, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the first language), Optional Intermediate Studies

For students of the Scandinavian languages study track in the Master's Programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures:

  • NOR-SM300, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the first language), Advanced Studies, Subject Teacher Education
  • If literature studies have not been completed, in addition, KOK-L100, Scandinavian Literature, Basic Studies, and KOK-L500, Scandinavian Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies

For students of the Scandinavian literature study track in the Master's Programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures:

  • NOR-LM300, Scandinavian Literature, Advanced Studies, Subject Teacher Education
  • If language studies have not been completed, in addition, KOK-N100, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the first language), Basic Studies, and KOK-N500 Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the first language), Optional Intermediate Studies

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks:

  • KOK-L100, Scandinavian Literature, Basic Studies, and KOK-L500, Scandinavian Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KOK-N100, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the first language), Basic Studies, and KOK-N500, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the first language), Optional Intermediate Studies (limited right to pursue studies)
  • NOR-301, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Optional Advanced Studies (limited right to pursue studies)

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies (for major and minor subject students) in Scandinavian languages (Swedish as the first language), and
  • Basic and intermediate studies in Scandinavian literature (for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Scandinavian languages (Swedish as the first language) or Scandinavian literature (for major and minor subject students)

Swedish as the second national language

For students of the Scandinavian languages study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Literatures of Finland:

  • Basic and intermediate studies (Swedish as the second national language degree structure)

For students of the Scandinavian languages study track in the Master's Programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures:

  • Advanced studies (degree structure of students studying to become Swedish teachers)

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies):

  • KOK-P100, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the second national language), Basic Studies, and KOK-P500, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the second national language), Optional Intermediate Studies
  • NOR-301, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Optional Advanced Studies

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in Scandinavian languages (Swedish as the second national language) or Swedish translation (for major and minor subject students). Translation students are also expected to complete supplementary philology studies.
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Scandinavian languages (Swedish as the second national language) or Swedish translation (for major and minor subject students)

Swedish as the second national language

For students of the Scandinavian languages study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Literatures of Finland:

  • Basic and intermediate studies (Swedish as the second national language degree structure)

For students of the Scandinavian languages study track in the Master's Programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures:

  • Advanced studies (degree structure of students studying to become Swedish teachers)

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies):

  • KOK-P100, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the second national language), Basic Studies, and KOK-P500, Scandinavian Languages (Swedish as the second national language), Optional Intermediate Studies
  • NOR-301, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Optional Advanced Studies

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in Scandinavian languages (Swedish as the second national language) or Swedish translation (for major and minor subject students). Translation students are also expected to complete supplementary philology studies.
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Scandinavian languages (Swedish as the second national language) or Swedish translation (for major and minor subject students)

Foreign languages

English

For students of the English language study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Master's Programme in English Studies:

  • Advanced studies

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies, no advanced studies offered):

  • KIK-EN100, English, Basic Studies, and KIK-EN500, English, Optional Intermediate Studies

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic studies in English and intermediate studies in English philology or English translation (for major and minor subject students). Translation students are also expected to complete supplementary philology studies.
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in English philology or translation (for major and minor subject students)

Spanish

For students of the Spanish language study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Ibero-Romance philology study track in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies in Spanish philology for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies):

  • KIK-ES100, Spanish Philology, Basic Studies, and KIK-ES500, Spanish Philology, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KIM-ES500, Spanish Philology, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in Spanish philology (for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Spanish philology (for major and minor subject students)

Italian

For students of the Italian language study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Italian philology study track in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies):

  • KIK-IT100, Italian, Basic Studies, and KIK-IT500 Italian, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KIM-IT500, Italian Philology, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks

Japanese

For students of the Japanese language study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Asian languages study track in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies in Japanese for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks:

  • KIK-JA100, Japanese, Basic Studies, and KIK-JA500, Japanese, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KIM-JA500, Japanese, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid between 2014 and 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in Asian studies with Japanese as the main language (for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in East Asian studies with Japanese as the main language (for major and minor subject students)

Chinese

For students of the Chinese language study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Asian languages study track in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies in Chinese for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks:

  • KIK-ZH100, Chinese, Basic Studies, and KIK-ZH500, Chinese, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KIM-ZH500, Chinese, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid between 2014 and 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in Asian studies with Chinese as the main language (for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in East Asian studies with Chinese as the main language (for major and minor subject students)

Latin

For students of the Latin language study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Classical languages and literatures study track in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies in the Latin language and Roman literature for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks:

  • KIK-LA100, Latin Language and Roman Literature, Basic Studies, KIK-LA500, Latin Language and Roman Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KIM-LA500, Latin and Roman Literature, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in the Latin language and Roman literature (for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Latin language and Roman literature (for major and minor subject students)

Portuguese

For students of the Portuguese study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Ibero-Romance philology study track in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies in Portuguese philology for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies):

  • KIK-PT100, Portuguese, Basic Studies, and KIK-PT500, Portuguese, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KIM-PT500, Portuguese Philology, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks

Studies in the teaching subject according to degree requirements valid between 2014 and 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in Portuguese philology (for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Portuguese philology (for major and minor subject students)

French

For students of the French study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the French language and Francophone culture study track in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies):

  • KIK-FR100, French, Basic Studies, and KIK-FR500, French, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KIM-FR500, French Language and Francophone Culture, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in French philology (for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in French philology (for major and minor subject students)

German

For students of the German study track in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the German language and culture of the German-speaking countries study track in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies):

  • KIK-DE100, German, Basic Studies, and KIK-DE500, German, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • KIM-DE500, German Language and German-Speaking Culture, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic studies in German and intermediate studies in Germanic philology or German translation (for major and minor subject students). Translation students are also expected to complete supplementary philology studies.
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Germanic philology or German translation (for major and minor subject students)

Russian

For students of the Russian study tracks in the Bachelor's Programme in Languages:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For students of the Russian language and literature study tracks in the Master's Programme in Languages:

  • Advanced studies for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (limited right to pursue studies):

  • KIK-RV100, Russian Language and Literature, Basic Studies, Russian as a Foreign Language, and KIK-RV500 Russian Language and Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies, Russian as a Foreign Language
  • KIK-RU100, Russian Language and Literature, Basic Studies, Russian as the first language, and KIK-RU500 Russian Language and Literature, Optional Intermediate Studies, Russian as the First Language
  • KIM-RU500, Russian Language and Literature, Advanced Studies for Other Study Tracks 

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in Russian language and literature (Russian as a foreign language or Russian as the first language) or intermediate studies in Russian translation. Translation students are also expected to complete supplementary philology studies.
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Russian language and literature (Russian as a foreign language or Russian as the first language) or advanced studies in Russian translation (for major and minor subject students)

Estonian

For students of the Estonian study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Literatures of Finland:

  • Basic and intermediate studies

For the students in the Estonian study track in the Master’s Programme in Finnish and Finno-Ugrian Languages and Literatures:

  • Advanced studies for subject teachers

For students of other degree programmes and study tracks (select Estonian courses in the modules):

  • KOK-G100, Finno-Ugric Languages and Cultures, Basic Studies, and KOK-G500, Finno-Ugric Languages and Cultures, Optional Intermediate Studies
  • SUKU-VO300, Estonian Language and Culture, Advanced Studies, Subject Teacher Education

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid between 2014 and 2017:

  • Basic and Intermediate Studies in Finno-Ugrian languages and cultures (Estonian language and literature; for major and minor subject students)
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in Finno-Ugrian languages and cultures (Estonian language or literature option) (for major and minor subject students)

Finnish Language and Literature

Qualifications for Finnish language and literature for native speakers/speakers of Finnish as a second and foreign language include studies in Finnish language and literature (basic education qualifications are basic and intermediate studies in both; as a first teaching language for general upper secondary school education also advanced studies in one) as well as speech communication studies (10 cr).

For students of the Finnish language, Finnish language and culture or Finno-Ugrian Languages and Cultures (Finno-Ugrian Language Studies) study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Cultures of Finland:

  • Basic and intermediate studies
  • Basic studies and optional intermediate studies in Finnish literature (KOK-K100 and KOK-K500) or comparative literature (in the Bachelor’s Programme in Art Studies) (TTK-YL100 and TTK-YL500)
  • Speech communication studies (KOK-451, Speech Communication I and KOK-452, Speech Communication II)
  • For students of Finnish language and culture also KOK-S203  Editing texts (5 cr)
  • For students of Finno-Ugrian Languages and Cultures (Finno-Ugrian Language Studies) also 25 cr studies in Finnish language:
    • KOK-S201 Discourse and grammar (5 cr)
    • KOK-S105 Language planning (5 cr)
    • KOK-S203  Editing texts (5 cr)
    • KOK-S204  Finnish as a second language (5 cr)
    • KOK-S103 Semantics (5 cr)

For students of the Finnish literature study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Cultures of Finland and students of the comparative literature study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in Art Studies:

  • Basic and intermediate studies
  • Basic and optional intermediate studies in the Finnish language (KOK-S100 and KOK-S500) or Finnish language and culture (KOK-F100 and KOK-F500) (the right to pursue studies in Finnish Language and Culture is limited)
  • Speech communication studies (KOK-451, Speech Communication I and KOK-452, Speech Communication II)
  • For students of the optional studies in Finnish language and culture also 15 cr studies in Finnish language:
    • KOK-S203 Editing texts (5 cr)
    • KOK-F240  Proseminar and a Written Work (10 cr)

For students of the Finnish language, Finnish language and culture or Finno-Ugrian Language Studies study track in the Master’s Programme in Finnish and Finno-Ugrian Languages and Cultures:

  • Advanced studies for subject teachers
  • In addition, basic and intermediate studies in Finnish literature or comparative literature as well as speech communication studies, if they have not been completed
  • For students of Finnish language and culture also KOK-S203 Editing texts (5 cr), if it has not been completed
  • For students of Finno-Ugrian Languages and Cultures (Finno-Ugrian Language Studies) also 25 cr studies in Finnish language, if they have not been completed:
    • KOK-S201 Discourse and grammar (5 cr)
    • KOK-S105 Language planning (5 cr)
    • KOK-S203  Editing texts (5 cr)
    • KOK-S204  Finnish as a second language (5 cr)
    • KOK-S103 Semantics (5 cr)

For students of the Master's Programme in Literary Studies:

  • Advanced studies for subject teachers
  • In addition, basic and intermediate studies in the Finnish language or in Finnish language and culture as well as speech communication studies, if they have not been completed
  • For students of the optional studies in Finnish language and culture also 15 cr studies in Finnish language, if they have not been completed:
    • KOK-S203 Editing texts (5 cr)
    • KOK-F240  Proseminar and a Written Work (10 cr)

For students of the comparative literature study track in the Master’s Programme in Art Studies

  • Advanced studies
  • In addition, basic and intermediate studies in the Finnish language or Finnish language and culture as well as speech communication studies, if they have not been completed
  • For students of the optional studies in Finnish language and culture also 15 cr studies in Finnish language, if they have not been completed:
    • KOK-S203 Editing texts (5 cr)
    • KOK-F240  Proseminar and a Written Work (10 cr)

For students of other degree programmes (NB! It may be impossible to incorporate the studies into the degree.):

  • The Finnish language (KOK-S100 Basic Studies, and KOK-S500 Optional Intermediate Studies) or Finnish language and culture (KOK-F100, Basic Studies, and KOK-F500 Optional Intermediate Studies)
  • Finnish literature (KOK-K100, Basic Studies, and KOK-K500, Optional Intermediate Studies) or comparative literature (TTK-YL100, Basic Studies, and TTK-YL500 Intermediate Studies)
  • KOK-451, Speech Communication I and KOK-452, Speech Communication II
  • For students of the optional studies in Finnish language and culture also 15 cr studies in Finnish language:
    • KOK-S203 Editing texts (5 cr)
    • KOK-F240  Proseminar and a Written Work (10 cr)

For general upper secondary level qualifications, also:

  • SUKU-F500 Finnish Language and Culture, Optional Advanced Studies (60 cr), or
  • SUKU-S500 Finnish Language, Optional Advanced Studies (60 cr), or
  • KIR-301 Literary Studies, Optional Advanced Studies (60 cr)

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

Either:

  • Basic and intermediate studies in the Finnish language (for major and minor subject students),
  • Basic and intermediate studies in Finnish literature or comparative literature (for major and minor subject students), and
  • Speech communication studies for Finnish language teachers (Speech Communication I–II, in all  10 cr).
  • For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in the Finnish language, Finnish literature or comparative literature (for major and minor subject students)

Or:

  • Basic and Intermediate studies in Finnish language and literature or Finno-Ugrian languages and cultures, the general linguistics option (for major and minor subject students),
  • Basic and intermediate studies in Finnish literature or comparative literature (for major and minor subject students),
  • Supplementary Finnish language studies, and
  • Speech communication studies for Finnish language teachers (Speech Communication I–II, in all 10 cr).

For general upper secondary level qualifications in this subject as the first teaching subject, also advanced studies in the Finnish language and culture of Finno-Ugrian languages and cultures, the general linguistics option (for major and minor subject students)

Finnish as the second National Language (Finska)

For students of the study track Finnish Language or Finnish Language and Culture in the Bachelor’s Programme in the Languages and Literatures of Finland:

  • Basic Studies (KOK-S100 or KOK-F100) and Intermediate Studies (KOK-S200 or KOK-F200)
  • Basic Studies in Finnish Literature (KOK-K100) or Comparative Literature (TTK-YL100)

For students of other degree programmes:

  • Basic Studies (KOK-S100) and Optional Intermediate Studies (KOK-S500) in Finnish Language or Basic Studies (KOK-F100) and Optional Intermediate Studies (KOK-F500) in Finnish Language and Culture and
  • Basic Studies in Finnish Literature (KOK-K100) or Comparative Literature (TTK-YL100)

Studies in the teaching subject according to the degree requirements valid before autumn 2017:

  • Basic and Intermediate Studies in Finnish Language or in Finnish Language and Culture (for Major and Minor Subject Students), and
  • Basic Studies in Finnish Literature or Comparative Literature