Language and communication studies in the degree
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees require that students be proficient in the national languages of Finland and in at least one foreign language. As for elective studies, students are free to take any of the course subjects offered by the Language Centre.
Communication and Language Studies for a Bachelor's Degree
Communication and Language Studies for a Master's Degree
‘Language of education’ refers to the language of the student’s education in comprehensive (grades 1–9) and upper secondary (grades 10–12) school in Finland, and is thus either Finnish or Swedish. The student’s language of education can also be defined by Finnish or Swedish as the second language in the Finnish matriculation examination if the student passes the examination with magna cum laude honours or higher.
Students demonstrate proficiency in the second national language (Finnish or Swedish) by taking an oral and written test to show their knowledge of the terminology and concepts of their field.
In the compulsory foreign language studies for a Bachelor’s degree, the focus is on the key written and oral skills needed in the world of work and in the student’s own field of study.
Besides the language and communication studies that are compulsory, a degree may include such studies as electives, including
The maturity demonstration in the language of education is an assignment required for both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degree, written to demonstrate a command of the thesis topic area and proficiency in the language of one’s education.
Language Study Entity or Communication Study Entity