Students are highly recommended to undertake courses from schools or departments other than their own discipline, area of expertise or competence as elective studies.

The aim of the elective studies is to widen student's perspective and t-profile by providing understanding, knowledge and skills to design, business and engineering. The list of recommended courses can be found from the link below. Please note that for some of the courses, there might be eligibility and acceptance restrictions. In addition, students need to ensure that they fulfil all the pre-requirements set for the courses.


 School of Arts, Design and Architecture


Elective studies 30 ECTS

University Wide Studies:
https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopinnot/University+Wide+Studies

Studies at other Aalto schools or in Finnish universities:
https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopinnot/Studies+at+other+Aalto+schools+or+in+Finnish+universities

Minors in Aalto 2020-2022:
https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopinnot/Minors+2020-2022

Courses according to Schools:
https://courses.aalto.fi/

Language study requirements Master of Arts 2020-2022

Students educated in Finnish or Swedish

For students educated in Finnish or Swedish language studies are designed to be completed as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) or another Bachelor’s degree. Students who have not completed the required language studies before starting to pursue the master’s degrees specified above must complete them either as elective studies or in addition to the studies required for the degree. In such cases, the language requirements are as follows:

Master of Arts (Art and Design):

  • 12 credits: 3 cr in written and oral communication, 3 cr in the second national language of Finland, and 6 cr in one foreign language.

Courses fulfilling language requirements for Master of Arts (Art and Design)

Code

Name

Credit

Written and Oral Communication                                                                           

3

Courses LC-7108 Write Competently and LC-0450 Speak Competently for students educated in Finnish. Course LCA-5705 Konsten att tala och skriva professionellt for students educated in Swedish.

LC-7108

Write Competently

2

LC-0450Speak Competently1

LCA-5705

Konsten att tala och skriva professionellt

3

Second national language of Finland

3

LCA-5703

Writing and Talking about Art in Swedish

3

LCA-5704

Foundations of Writing and Talking about Art (Swedish)

4

LCA-5701

National Language Requirement (Swedish) Writing Test)

2

LCA-5702

National Language Requirement (Swedish) Oral Test

1

LCA-7003

National Language Requirement (Finnish) Writing Test

2

LCA-7004

National Language Requirement (Finnish), Oral Test

1

Foreign language: English

6

To fulfil the foreign language requirement (3 cr for the field of technology and 6 cr for the field of arts), students must demonstrate both oral and written skills (marked o+w) in a single language of their choice by taking courses at the CEFR level of B1–B2.

In addition to English, the required foreign language studies may be completed in any of the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, French, German or Russian.

LCA-1008

Writing in Art, Design and Architecture (w)

3

LCA-1009

Talking Art, Design and Architecture (o)

3

LCA-1020

Academic Communication for Master's students (o,w)

3

LCA-1022

Academic Writing (w)

3

LCA-1015

Autonomous Language Learning Path (o + w)

3

LCA-1016

Autonomous Language Learning Path II (o + w)

 3 
LCA-1111Reading Project in ARTS (online) (o + w)3

LCA-1112

Online Presentation Skills for ARTS (o)

3

LCA-1018

Recognition of prior English learning (AHOT in Finnish; o + w)

6

Students educated in other languages than Finnish or Swedish

For students who have been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or who have been educated abroad the language requirements are:

  • Master of Arts (Art and Design): 3 cr

Students in this category may fulfil the language requirement for their Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree by completing courses that support their studies or their stay in Finland. Students who have been educated abroad are recommended to take Finnish courses as well as English courses that focus on the field-specific language of arts and fulfil the language requirement of the degree. Students may also choose to fulfil the language requirement by completing courses in another foreign language of their choice. All courses counted towards the requirement must be taken in the same language. Language studies may either be counted towards the electives of the degree or completed in addition to the studies required for the degree.




 School of Business

Elective studies 20 ECTS

Master's degree includes 20 ECTS credits of Electives. Elective studies can include basic, intermediate or advanced level courses. You can use the module e.g.

 Schools of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Science

Elective studies 20-30 ECTS

Students are highly recommended to undertake courses from schools or departments other than their own discipline, area of expertise or competence as elective studies.

The aim of the elective studies is to widen the student’s perspective and t-profile by providing understanding, knowledge and skills to design and business. The list of recommended courses will be updated under the Planning your studies section. Please note that for some of the courses, there might be eligibility and acceptance restrictions. In addition, students need to ensure that they fulfil all the pre-requirements set for the courses.

Compulsory language studies

Students are expected to fulfil the compulsory language requirements. For more information from Degree Regulations: Academic policies and regulations.

Compulsory language studies are included in the Elective Studies. More information: Communication and Language Studies for a Master's Degree

 List of recommended elective courses

Please find a list of recommended elective courses below. For more topics and courses kindly check https://courses.aalto.fi/ or https://mycourses.aalto.fi/

Aalto ARTS

Aalto BIZ

Aalto ELEC

Aalto ENG