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Elective studies info

Degree studies at Tampere University include free-choice elective studies. These studies provide students an individual opportunity to extend and advance knowledge and skills related to their personal  development and to their professional or career interests. You can choose elective studies from various study offerings. You can also utilise the study offerings of Tampere university of applied sciences (TAMK) via the cross-institutional study service. In addition you can utilise the offerings of other Finnish universities and some foreign universities.

You can find information on these study offerings below.

Current on elective studies

Study Expo on 29-30 March 2022

Study Expo is a yearly event in which you can get information on different possibilities for elective studies available to you as a student of Tampere University. You will meet university personnel willing to tell you about the elective study offerings of various degree programmes and faculties but also of the offerings of various other instances. You can also ask questions and get answers. Next Study Expo will be organized on 29 - 30 March 2022 - welcome!

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Free-choice elective studies at Tampere University

Free-choice elective studies in Administrative Sciences and Business Studies are offered in the Faculty of Management and Business (MAB).

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Free-choice elective studies in Education Sciences are offered in the Faculty of Education and Culture.

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Free-choice elective studies in Engineering Sciences are offered in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Tecnology (MET), in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) and in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Sciences (ITC).

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Free-choice elective studies in Health Sciences are offered in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Studies in Psychology are offered in the Faculty of Social Sciences

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Free-choice elective studies in Humanistic Sciences are offered in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences and in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Free-choice elective studies in the field of Natural Sciences are offered in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC) and in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Techonology (MET).

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Free-choice elective studies in the field of Social Sciences are offered in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ICT), the Faculty of Management and Business (MAB) and in the Faculty of Social Sciences (SOC).

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Languages, languages or languages? You can find them in Language Centre where you can broaden your vocabulary in several languages, in several skill levels.

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Entrepreneurship studies are available for all students at the Tampere Universities. HUBS is the provider of the individual courses and an Entrepreneurship module that can be counted as a minor to your degree.

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University's joint course Units

As part of the free choice studies of your degree, you can complete the University’s so-called joint course units whose descriptions you find at the Student's Hand Book.

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Elective study offerings outside of Tampere University

Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Police University College are offering the degree students and exchange students of Tampere University an opportunity to choose studies from its study offerings.

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If you are a registered degree student at a Finnish university, you are entitled to apply for minor subject studies at any other Finnish university without paying any fees. A student wishing to take JOO studies at a host university must make an application to their home faculty.

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Join the ECIU University to address important, real-life challenges and contribute to the building of a better world!

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You can also take free-choice elective studies while on student exchange. Tampere University has over 700 exchange destination so there are a lot of opportunities to study abroad!

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Theme studies that combine studies offered at Tampere university and other universities

Here you can find individual study units, study modules and network studies related to sustainable development. Most of the studies are widely available for students.

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