Language study requirements 2020-2022 (Master of Arts)
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):
9 credits: 3 cr in written and oral communication, 3 cr in the second national language of Finland, and 3 cr in one foreign language.
Courses fulfilling language requirements for Master of Arts (Art and Design)
Written and Oral Communication
Courses LC-7108 Write Competently and LC-0450 Speak Competently for students educated in Finnish. Course LC-5000 Kommunicera som expert for students educated in Swedish.
National Language Requirement (Finnish), Oral Test
Foreign language: English
To fulfil the foreign language requirement (3 cr), 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.
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.