In our university, the main principle of minor subject studies is that the studies are offered to the student across faculty borders. However, there are restrictions to admittance, proficiency tests or entrance examinations in some subjects or study programmes that apply to students. These include studies in languages, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, teacher training (including the pedagogical studies for teachers), social work, nursing science and nutrition.
In addition to minor subjects, Study units in career planning, job seeking and the Finnish working life (5 ECTS) are open to all UEF Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students and those with the right to continuing studies. The self-study courses in English are also open to students in the UEF Open University.
The faculty-specific principles of minor subject studies and the offered minor subjects are collected in Study Guides (in Finnish). You can find detailed information on minor subjects in Peppi.
Minor subjects may also be studied in other Finnish universities as so-called JOO-studies or as cross-institutional studies.
Minor subjects offered in the University of Eastern Finland
Career and Life in Finland (25 ECTS), UEF General Study Modules
Philosophical Faculty, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, Joensuu
Basic Studies in Gender Studies (25 ECTS), School of Humanities
Professional Intercultural Competence – Theory and Practice, 25 ECTS, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education
Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners, 25 ECTS, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education (see restrictions to admittance in Peppi)
Studies are included in Master’s Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication. Application for Finnish teacher students. Exchange students can attend single courses without application if there are vacancies in the groups.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies:
Basic Studies in Food Law and Policy (25 ECTS), UEF Law School
Basic Studies in International Law (25 ECTS), UEF Law School
Basic and Subject Studies for Sustainable Future (25 + 35 ECTS), Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
International Business and Sales Management (25 ECTS), UEF Business School, (see restrictions to admittance in Peppi)
International Study Programme in Law (25 ECTS), UEF Law School
Sustainable Business and Society, Minor (25 ECTS), UEF Business School
Tourism Business, Minor (25 ECTS), UEF Business School
Entrepreneurship Studies, Minor (25 ECTS), UEF Business School
Other minor subjects available to all UEF students
There are also free minor subject studies provided by cooperation networks that are available to all UEF students. These studies are especially well suited to Bachelor level students. Before applying to any of them, please consult with your home programme.
YUFE Alliance: You can choose from several minor subjects (30 ECTS). Part of these studies must be done physically at the responsible university, so an exchange period is required. The teaching language is English.
UniPID: You can complete a full virtual minor in Sustainable Development (25 ECTS) by selecting at least 5 courses from the current course catalogue. The teaching language is English.
See the full list on the Finnish page