Vlada wrote:Hei kaikille! I'm a girl from Kazakhstan having a sacred dream to study in Finland))Here is my question:
I know that in such universities Helsingin yliopisto, Tampereen yliopisto and so on there are only English programmes for Master's degrees.But on Tampereen yliopiston offsite I found a Bachelor degree programme on English Philology in English.Some of my friends say it's unlikely and there should be some additional requires for applying or something.So,is it possible - Bachelor degree programme on English Philology in English??
Education in english is very important for me as I've been studying it for almost 10 years but still it seems to me that I know nothing((
I'm really interested in Finnish language, opiskelen sitä itse,have an ardour to speak it))
English philology, strange as it may seem, is difficult to group definitely into the "available in English" category - many lectures (and obviously books) at the English departments of the Finnish universities will most likely be in English, but then again, some general linguistics classes, seminars etc. might not be so. Remember that the English departments in Finland are mainly geared towards educating Finns to become English teachers, interpreters, translators, and what not. I mean that is their main raison d'être - so it's not forbidden for you to apply. But you should remember that they do not necessarily offer any ready-made programmes that would be available completely
in English - and you'd also need to include general studies & minor subject studies into your Finnish university degree, and these
might present a bigger problem language-wise, if your Finnish skills are at beginner's level.
That's probably why "English philology" is not advertised at the "International Degree Programmes" section of their admissions site: http://www.uta.fi/admissions/degreeprog/
For example, I did English philology at Jyväskylä and while many of our professors & lecturers were native Brits (including some from Ireland and the US), so many lectures & discussion groups etc were "completely in English" - but most of the minor studies & general studies were in Finnish, for example. Also some of the first-year linguistics courses were in Finnish only. But that can also depend on what subjects you choose. (Just an example, it isn't necessarily the same in Tampere... and my studies were -erm- some time ago)
Therefore, my advice for you would be to contact the English Philology dept. at the University of Tampere (or "The School of Modern Languages and Translation Studies" as the faculty seems to be called) directly and ask what they
say about it: http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/kielet/index_en.html
and especially: http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/kielet/engf ... index.html