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Degree Structure Terminology
General studies (in Finnish: yleisopinnot): Introduction to statistics, language courses, ICT courses, etc.
Basic studies (perusopinnot): Studies that give an overall picture of the discipline(s) of the intended degree.
Intermediate studies (aineopinnot): The main problems, theories, and methods of the discipline leading up to the Bachelor's degree. Sometimes also called subject studies.
Advanced studies (studies leading to Master´s degree) (syventävät opinnot): In-depth studies in the discipline, including independent research and the Master's thesis.
Major subject studies(pääaineopinnot): All studies in the discipline in which the student will garduate. Major subject studies may be basic and subject studies. In some faculties the major is chosen as one has completed the masic studies.
Minor subject studies (sivuaineopinnot): Studies intended to complement the major subject. In many cases the minor may be chosen from another Faculty.
Study module, study block, study unit: English translations for the Finnish terms opintojakso and opintokokonaisuus. These are entities that make up the degree. Opintokokonaisuus is a larger entity, comprising several opintojakso, but the English terms are used for both.
Course (kurssi): Usually a lecture course that forms a part of an opintojakso. Sometimes a course means the same as opintojakso.
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