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Englantilainen filologia 25 op (OY)

English Philology, Basic Studies 25 ECTS (OY)

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Time and Place

14.9.18 - 31.7.19
The studies will be delivered in Oulu.
See the timetable here (pdf).


Target Group

Basic-level students of English Philology



Responsible for the studies:
Pentti Haddington, Prof., Head of English Philology

Mirka Rauniomaa, University Lecturer

Katrin Korkalainen, Annamari Martinviita, Maritta Riekki, Johanna Vanhatapio, Jenni Virtaluoto


Course Content

Entrance Examination

Mon the 10th of September 2018 at 17.00-20.00

You should register for the entrance examination by the 31st of August 2018 through the Summer University exam calendar. The exact classroom for the exam will be informed on the same site later. The exams will be arranged at the Oulu University. Entrance exam will be charged separately from the Basic Studies.

The entrance examination is a written exam and consists of two or three different writing tasks of various length (approx. 300–400 words). The examination is in English. The maximum number of points in the written examination is 40 points. Please note that the applicant cannot consult the reading materials during the examination.

The aim of the entrance examination is to test the applicant’s ability to grasp the content presented in the reading materials and accordingly apply it in the writing tasks. To be considered for admission, the applicant must score at least 50% of the available points in each of the written tasks. The assessment of the written tasks will focus on the following issues:

1. content – the relevance and accuracy of the answers
2. language – the grasp of vocabulary and grammatical precision, the ability to write clearly, fluently and flawlessly
3. structure and organization – the logical presentation and overall coherence of the argumentation

Read the following three articles for the exam:

Dingemanse M., Roberts S.G., Baranova J., Blythe J., Drew P., Floyd S., Gisladottir R. S., Kendrick, K. H., Levinson, S. C., Manrique E., Rossi, G., & Enfield, N. J. (2015). Universal principles in the repair of communication problems. PLoS ONE Vol. 10 (9): e0136100.
Available online at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0136100

Dufva, H., Aro, M., & Suni, M. (2014). Language learning as appropriation: How linguistic resources are recycled and regenerated. AFinLA-e: Soveltavan kielitieteen tutkimuksia, Vol. 6: 20-31.
Available online at http://journal.fi/afinla/article/view/46278

Sandberg, E.  (2015). “Pynchon’s Pop Fiction“. Review of Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon. The New Rambler, 2 November 2015.
Available online at http://newramblerreview.com/book-reviews/fiction-literature/pynchon-s-pop-fiction

Study Modules

The information of the study modules will open by clicking the links below.

The English Philology Basic Studies include the following study modules:

Kokonaisuuteen sisältyvät kurssit



Entrance Examination: 50 €
English Philology Basic Studies 25 ECTS: 500 € (charged in two instalments)
Individual Study Modules: 130 €



The registration is closed.

You should register for the entrance examination by the 31st of August 2018 through the Summer University exam calendar. The exact classroom for the exam will be informed on the same site later.

You should register for the English Philology Basic Studies 25 ETCS by the 31st of August 2018 in Oulu using the registration form at the end of this page (Register-button). The number of participants is limited. Students accepted in English Philology Basic Studies need to have passed the entrance examination.

The registration is binding. If the student wishes to cancel his/her registration after the registration time (31.8.18), he/she will be charged half the price of the studies. If the student does not make a cancellation at all, the total price will be charged.

PLEASE NOTE! If you will not pass the examination your registration for the studies will be cancelled by the Summer University office.