Language studies in the degrees of Master of Arts (Art and Design), Master of Science (Architecture) and Masters of Science (Landscape Architecture)

Students educated in Finnish or Swedish

For students educated in Finnish or Swedish, i.e. whose official mother tongue is Finnish or Swedish, language studies are designed to be completed as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) or Bachelor of Science (Technology) 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.

Master of Science (Architecture)/(Landscape Architecture)

  • 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), Master of Science (Architecture) and Master of Science (Landscape Architecture)

Code

Name

Credit

Written and Oral Communication                                                                           

3

Course LCA-7000 Write and Speak Competently for students educated in Finnish, Course LCA-5705 Konsten att tala och skriva professionellt for students educated in Swedish

LCA-7000

Write and Speak Competently

3

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

3 or 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.

Students of architecture or landscape architecture may choose from courses intended for the students of technology (coded ‘LC’) or courses intended for the students of arts (coded ‘LCA’). As the LCA courses are designed to fulfil the more extensive language requirements of the field of arts, students of technology must ensure that the courses chosen fulfil both the oral and written language requirements of their degree.

In addition to English, the required foreign language studies may be completed in any of the following languages: Spanish, Italian, 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-1014

Directed Studies (o/w)

1-4

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-1112

Online Presentation Skills for ARTS (o)

3
LCA-1012 Integrated Written Skills (w)
LCA-1013 Integrated Oral Skills (o)

LCA-1018

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

6

LC-1114 

Communicating Technology (o+w) *

3

LC-1115 Persuasive Communication (o+w) * 3
LC-1119 Recognition of prior English learning (AHOT in Finnish)  (o+w) * 3
LC-1310

Academic Communication for MSc Students (o+w) *

 3
LC-1320 Thesis Writing for Engineers (MSc) (w) *  3

 *) field of technology only

Students educated in other languages than Finnish or Swedish

For students who have been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish (i.e. whose official mother tongue is neither Finnish nor Swedish) or who have been educated abroad, the language requirements are:

  • Master of Arts (Art and Design): 6 cr
  • Master of Science (Architecture)/(Landscape Architecture) 3 cr

Students in this category may fulfil the language requirement for their Master of Arts (Art and Design), Master of Science (Architecture) or Master of Science (Landscape Architecture) 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 or technology 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.

For details on the language courses offered, see the Language Centre Into page.

 

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