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Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu :: Master's Degree Programme in Education Entrepreneurship

Master of Culture and Arts, Education Entrepreneurship

Additional application period 1.-4.7.2019

Name of the qualification Master of Culture and Arts
Degree title Master of Culture and Arts
Scope of degree 60 ECTS / 1-2 years
Name of the degree programme Degree Programme in Education Entrepreneurship
Number of starting places 20
Implementation of studies

The structure of the studies will be based on a blended learning model: distance learning sessions using online and video conferencing tools, and 2-4 face-to-face sessions in Oulu.

The face-to-face sessions will take place at various times throughout the academic year starting with a short summer session in Oulu with all participants. The year schedule of studies will run as follows (changes possible to the timing and number of Oulu sessions):

Summer week introduction session (2-3 days in Oulu)

Key topics: program structure, introductions to Finnish education, entrepreneurship and service design, research methodologies, clarification of product prototype challenges, Online components, Continued self-paced assignments covering education, entrepreneurship and design as well as research thesis topics.

Autumn session (2-3 days in Oulu) (TBC) Key topics: education and market research, prototype design and edtech industry essentials.

Monthly video conference sessions (3 hours each in August, September, October and November) Online components Continued self-paced assignments on core content

Winter session (2-3 days in Oulu) (TBC) Key topics: business planning and startup logistics, user testing and data collection Monthly video conference sessions (3 hours each in January, February, March, April and May) Online components Continued self-paced assignments on core content

Spring session (2-3 days in Oulu) Final wrap-up workshop including presentation of prototypes at public event (location TBC)

Please note that since studies take place mostly online at our web surroundings we have to be able to authenticate all our users reliably. This means that you must be able to prove you are the person you claim to be. You should also make sure that you can use free Palo Alto Global Protect VPN software to connect our network from where you live. 

Campus Kotkantie Campus
Kotkantie 1, 90250 Oulu , Finland
Application period 9.-23.1.2019 at 3 pm Finnish time
Additional application period 1.-4.7.2019 at 3 pm Finnish time
Beginning of the studies autumn 2019
Other info Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students 10 000€ per academic year. Scholarship available.
Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or higher, or a corresponding foreign degree as well as obtained three (3) years of subsequent work experience in a relevant field. As a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the previous higher education degree.

The qualification must have been completed by the 8th of July 2019. The three years of work experience required for eligibility must have been acquired by the 31st of July 2019. Universities of applied sciences also accept work experience obtained after completion of a post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma in Finland (in any field of education) but prior to taking the higher education degree. In such cases, too, at least three years of work experience obtained in a relevant field is required. If the experience is in the arts sector, artistic activities may be accepted instead of work experience if demonstrated within a portfolio (Law 932/2014).

Student selection

Student selectionFinal points
Advance assignment 100 points
Total 100 points
How to apply

1. ) Fill in the online application at You can get to the application by clicking the apply button above.

2.)  Please add your full educational background starting with your upper secondary school when filling in the application. This helps the Admission Services to define your eligibility.

3.) Make sure that you meet the criteria for field specific work experience gained after graduation. Please see the admission criteria above. The requirement comes from the Finnish legislation and therefore there cannot be any exceptions.  

4.) Upload the required documents (copies of your university degree and advanced assignment) to the application before the given deadline.

Advance assignment and entrance examination

Applicants should fill in the online application at and attach the copied of their higher education degree in addition to advanced assignment to their application.

Advanced assignment must turn in before the entrance interviews and it should include:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Preliminary plan describing a development challenge

The advance assignment is evaluated on a scale of approved / rejected.

Note: the documents should be submitted in English and as a pdf-format electronic document by the end of the application period (a link will be added). If necessary, the document may include links to, for example, videos or home pages. It is the applicant's responsibility that the links function properly. The cover letter should be minimum 600 words. The purpose of the cover letter is to outline the applicant's motivation and to share his / her interests and goals and the readiness to study in the program. In practice, it explains the reason why the applicant should be accepted as a student. The applicant describes his / her career and plans and how the studies are related to it.

The applicant also presents how he / she intends to organize the studies taking into account work and life situation. The applicant also evaluates his / her current skills in relation to the curriculum of the applied education. The curriculum vitae should be presented in a tight format. It should show, among other things, completed studies, work history and a list of publications if applicable. The preliminary plan should demonstrate at least one key challenge from the applicant's previous (or current) work place environment which is in need of an innovative education solution. In additional application the deadline for advanced assignment is 11 July 2019 at 15.00.

There are two parts: Advance assignment and interview. In the advanced assignment, points are given based on: - thesis grade - work experience - other demonstrations of the applicant's skills (greatest emphasis) All eligible candidates who have submitted an approved advance assignment will be invited to a selection test and interview.

The interview period will take place between 3 and 9 April 2019. In additional application the interviews take place on 29 July- 2 August. The selection exam consists of a pre-job assignment and an interview (100 points total). In order to be admitted, the applicant must receive at least 20 points for the entrance examination and have met all other requirements. The skill of the applicant's English is evaluated on the basis of prior assignments and the interview. 

Contact information

More information regarding the application and admission


Admission Services

Visiting address: Kotkantie 1, 90250 Oulu
Postal address: PO Box 405, 90101 OULU
tel. +358 10 192 000

More information regarding the studies and the content of the programme

Contact person

Mr Blair Stevenson, Head of degree programme,, +358 401415285

Student services

Kotkantie campus
Kotkantie 1
90250 Oulu
tel. +358 20 611 0210