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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Although some education can be very informal, most mainstream education happens in a more formalized setting. This sort of education is typically divided into various stages, which include preschool, kindergarten, middle school, and high school. Higher education includes college, post graduate programs, masters degrees, and doctorates.

 

Higher level scholars in Finland easily access higher education courses at practically oriented polytechnics or universities. The Finnish culture is easy to learn since the government has set a ministry which is responsible for enhancing cultural, youth policies, sports and international cooperation.

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Master's Degree Programme in Teacher Education, M.Ed.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

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Best Masters in Education in Finland 2017. Apply on 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Degree: Master of Arts (Education) Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships The programme is designed for qualified teachers with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the various fields of education. It aims at integrating the most essential research in curriculum studies, educational psychology, inclusive education, and pedagogical leadership to provide tools for the development of school education. The instructional focus of the programme is on school community efficacy and on enhancing students’ abilities to develop a modern theoretical approach for their teaching and for student learning. The studies aim at educating teachers who are able to think analytically and critically, solve problems, and work as teacher-researchers. The programme leans on implementing international, up-to-date research in education and related fields. It is intended to benefit teachers from primary to higher education levels. Study objectives After you have completed the Master’s Degree Programme in Teacher Education, you will have the competencies to: understand the preconditions of learning and education and the significance of the teaching profession for societal development develop new ways of teaching and learning in your school on the basis of contemporary research make ethically justifiable choices, present well-grounded argumentations, and defend educational values engage in research in the field of educational sciences Study contents The programme consists of versatile core studies in inclusive education, curriculum studies, evaluation of teaching, learning and education, and in leadership in educational organisations. In addition, the students are offered thorough studies on quantitative and qualitative research methods and practices. They also have the possibility to include optional studies from other fields of science into their degree. The programme highlights include first-hand experience of Finnish school with classroom observation, and high-quality thesis supervision by professionals with expertise in research, teacher training and teaching in school. The intensive collaboration between the School of Education and the Teacher Training School of the University of Tampere provides our students with an indispensable knowledge of the integration of theory and practice in education. Career opportunities The programme gives competencies to work with development of curricula, learning environments, instruction, and schools. Its focus is on the development of well-being of the school community, quality of learning, and research-based teaching. It gives insight and competencies to utilize the best elements of the Finnish education system in various cultural contexts. Graduates are able to work not only as traditional teachers but also as mentors, and organisers and developers of learning. They have the qualifications to develop innovative educational practices, curricula, and schools, and build better opportunities for our children and youth.* *) The programme is designed for qualified teachers who wish to expand their professional expertise. It does not lead to a teaching qualification. Eligibility Eligibility criteria to the Master's Degree Programme in Teacher Education consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria and the programme-specific eligibility criteria. The programme-specific criteria specify and/or supplement the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible. General eligibility To be eligible to apply for a Master's programme at UTA, an applicant must have a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired programme or in a closely related subject AND fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. Programme-specific eligibility criteria To be eligible to apply to the Master’s Degree Programme in Teacher Education, an applicant must have: a Bachelor's or higher university degree from a university or a university of applied sciences (no specific field required), AND a formal teaching qualification (certified teacher) in the country where the Bachelor’s degree certificate was issued. Applicants must send an official certificate or a description of the content of their formal teaching qualification, and provide a link to a website where this information can be verified (university, ministry, etc.). The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that s/he sends an officially authenticated copy of the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. If the certificate is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, an officially confirmed, complete and precise translation into one of these languages must be included. The degree certificate must reach the University by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University. The programme is designed for qualified teachers who wish to expand their professional expertise. It does not lead to a teaching qualification. [-]

Master in Learning, Education and Technology

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

Learning, Education and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international Master’s Programme (120 ECTS credits). Upon completing it, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree leading to doctoral studies. LET programme prepares experts who can apply information and communication technology in various learning contexts. [+]

Master in Learning, Education and Technology Learning, Education and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international Master’s Programme (120 ECTS credits). Upon completing it, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree leading to doctoral studies. LET programme prepares experts who can apply information and communication technology in various learning contexts. LET studies rely on three theoretical pillars: Self-regulated learning, collaborative learning, and technology-enhanced learning. Both theoretical content and practical solutions offered during the studies are based on latest knowledge and findings in the field of learning sciences. LET programme aims to develop knowledge and competencies needed in modern education, namely skills for designing, conducting, assessing and analyzing versatile learning situations whether face-to-face or technologically enhanced. Moreover, many of the 21st century skills that are required in today’s working life are highlighted and supported in LET studies. Programme Outline Degree Structure and Curriculum Learning, Education and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international Master’s Program (120 ECTS credits). After completing the program, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree, which enables them to continue their academic studies at the doctoral level. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification. The studies consist of language, communication and orientation studies, major studies and minor studies, as well as multidisciplinary studies and other optional studies. Objectives - LET graduates are able to make use of the essential learning theories in the contexts of individual and collaborative learning, human resources, and life-long learning pedagogically evaluate different technologies in interaction, learning, and content production explain the process of self-regulated learning and develop their self-regulated and co-regulated learning skills explicate practical and theoretical means for learning expertise, and can monitor and reflect their progress to be an expert work collaboratively in different learning communities design and implement technology-enhanced learning in local and global contexts use research literature and research methods from the field of the learning sciences and educational technologies, as well as conduct scientific research combining learning and technology recognize the role of educational technology in the structures of the higher education institution, the working life and the society, and are able to take it into consideration in their own working life Implementation Technology-enhanced individual and collaborative learning methods are used in the practical implementation of the LET program. The studies are implemented in collaboration with domestic and international research and teaching partners. In addition, collaboration with the working life is central to the implementation of the program. The studies will be completed in two academic years as both contact and online teaching. Teaching will be organized as full-time study. Career Opportunities LET graduates are equipped with a combination of strong theoretical knowledge of learning and collaboration, and diverse use of technology and social media that promote learning. Graduates of this programme are competent to work in duties where knowledge of learning processes and use of technology are needed. They work for example as educators, researchers, educational consultants, human resources developers, project leaders, coordinators, experts in virtual learning, designers of technology-enhanced learning, and administrators in both private and public sectors. Students’ educational background, working experience, and own interest affect their career paths once they become LET graduates. Please note that this degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification. Programme Admissions Next application period 15th December 2016 - 25th January 2017 The online application is open during the application period. The link to the application form can be found here during the application period. Applicants selected for an interview will be informed latest on 24 of March 2017 by e-mail. The interviews will take place from Monday to Friday 3-7 April 2017. The signed application form and the attachments must be received by 25 January 2017 at 15:00 pm (GMT +2). Late applications are not considered applications. Kindly note that General Academic Requirements are same for all of the Master's programmes in university of Oulu. LET Admissions package 2017 See LET Admissions Package 2017 with all the detailed information about applying. Admissions information is also in a nutshell below. Presequisites for the applicants The applicants must meet the following minimum terms: Bachelor's degree or equivalent higher education degree Preference will be given to the applicants with a background in education or in psychology or in humanities Applicants with a background in other academic fields (e.g. information processing sciences, information studies, economics etc.) are eligible to apply as well. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a Finnish Polytechnic (university of applied sciences) are eligible to apply as well. English language proficiency All teaching will be in English and therefore sufficient English language proficiency is required of all students. The level of English language will be assessed during the interview in the second stage of the student selection. Application procedure The selection process comprises two stages Stage I: written applications (online application form) Stage II: interviews STAGE I: WRITTEN APPLICATIONS 1. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 15:00 (GMT +2) 2. The electronic online application form The electronic online application is accessible on 15 December 2016. Please follow the instructions given on the online application carefully. After completing the online application, it needs to be printed, signed and sent together with all requested documents to the mailing address: (University Admissions Finland, Unioninkatu 40 C, FI-00170 Helsinki, Finland.) IMPORTANT: Please note that the application documents must be sent to the mailing address of University Admissions Finland (NOT to the University of Oulu). The signed application form and all the attachments must be received by Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 15:00 (GMT +2). 3. Compulsory attachments to the application form All application documents have to be delivered by the deadline. Make sure that you know which documents are required from you and how you attest your application documents to be valid and authentic. All submitted documents will be examined for their eligibility and authenticity. In case the applicant submits forged documents, the application will be automatically rejected. a) A copy of passport's information page or a copy of an official ID card b) Bachelor's degree certificate Please attach an officially certified copy of your Bachelor's degree certificate. Where a language other than Finnish or Swedish is used in the certificate, please include a translation in English (by an authorised translator). If you have not graduated yet and are applying for conditional admission your official graduation date or alternatively the date of issue of your temporal (provisional) degree certificate must be 12 June 2017 (Applicants graduating from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences) or 28 July 2017 (Applicants graduating from abroad or Finnish research universities). Please, read detailed descriptions of the required educational documents at: Degree certificate: www.oulu.fi/degree/applicationdocuments Temporary (Provisional) Degree Certificate: www.oulu.fi/degree/applicationdocuments c) University transcript indicating the grading system of the institution Please attach an academic transcript of your Bachelor's studies. It must be an original transcript from the institution or an officially certified copy. Where a language other than Finnish or Swedish is used in the academic transcript, please include a translation in English (by an authorised translator). d) A copy (copies) of other degrees/studies completed (if relevant) Please attach officially certified copies of other degrees or studies you have finished/you will finish before 28 July 2017. e) A Curriculum Vitae Please attach your free-form CV in English. We recommend using the Europass CV form: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions f) Two reference letters. See form here. Information for applicants graduating after the application deadline. PLEASE NOTE: All copies must be officially certified (legalised) by the Notary Public, or the awarding institution. Every page of each document must bear an original stamp/seal and signature of the certifying officer e.g. regular copies of certified copies will not be accepted. There are some Country-specific requirements for documents, please read them carefully. The University of Oulu does not attest any documents or photocopies. Applications and attachments will not be returned. Applications sent via email or fax will not be considered. Late applications will not be processed. Any form of deceit (e.g. plagiarism, fake documents) will result in rejection of the application. If you have technical questions concerning the online Application Form, please contact the University Admissions Finland: by e-mail: info(at)universityadmissions.fi by tel. +358 29 41 23528 open ONLY during the application period. Mon-Fri 12.00 to 15.00(GMT+2). University Admissions office does NOT have visiting hours. STAGE II: INTERVIEW Applicants selected for an interview will be informed latest on 24 March 2017 by email. The interviews will take place from Monday to Friday 3-7 April 2017. If unable to attend the interview in person, applicants residing outside Finland will be interviewed via Skype. The Skype interviews will be recorded and recordings may be used at a later stage in cases of uncertain identity. LET Programme Detailed Selection Criteria STAGE I: WRITTEN APPLICATIONS (max. 18 points) The written applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: The level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the completed Bachelor's degree (0–6 points) The quality of the applicant's Motivation Letter* (0–6 points) The quality of the applicant's Research Interest* (0–6 points) *Motivation Letter and Research Interest are included in the online application form A maximum of 50 applicants will be selected to take part in the second stage (interview) on the basis of the above-mentioned criteria. The references and the CV do not accumulate points. Their purpose is to provide background information for the interviews. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order shall be determined: first on the basis of the level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree, and second on the quality of the applicant’s Motivation Letter. STAGE II: INTERVIEW (max. 8 points) The final selection is carried on the basis of the interview in English (0–8 points). In order to be selected for the programme, applicants must obtain at least 4 points from the interview. There will be 20 students selected to the Master's programme according to the points from the interview. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order shall be determined: first on the basis of scores applicant received from the section “academic skills”, and second on the quality of the applicant’s language skills. The purpose of the individual interview in English is to establish the applicant's aptitude for educational work, ability to discuss the content areas of the programme, motivation, and the relevance of their research topic. An effort is also made to establish the applicant's social skills and language skills in English. The time reserved for interviewing each applicant is about half an hour. Publication of the results After stage I the applicants selected for an interview will be informed latest on 24 March 2017 by email. The interviews will take place from 3-7 April 2017. After stage II the final results of the selection will be published on 28 April 2017. The names of the admitted students (and those admitted to the waiting list) will be posted on the notice boards of the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu. Those admitted as students and those put on the waiting list will also be notified of the results by e-mail and post. An applicant is entitled to be given details of how the comparative index was calculated in his/her particular case. The Faculty Office will respond to any inquiries on the results. Any appeals shall be delivered in writing to the Board of Examiners and sent to the Registry Office within 14 days from the publication of the results. Confirming the study place Deadline to confirm the study place is July 14, 2017 at 15.00 pm (GMT +3). Confirmation form must be received by the University no later than this date. Please note that any information given on this website document that is erroneous or changed at a later date cannot be accepted as grounds for an appeal. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master in Education and Globalisation

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

MA in Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international Master's programme. Students major in educational sciences. The central aim of the programme is to develop quality in education and to equip students to exercise socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies. The programme emphasises North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in international education, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education. [+]

Best Masters in Education in Finland 2017. Master in Education and Globalisation Next application period 15th December 2016 to 25th of January 2017. MA in Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international Master's programme. Students major in educational sciences. The central aim of the programme is to develop quality in education and to equip students to exercise socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies. The programme emphasises North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in international education, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education. The programme focuses on ethics, policy, planning, curriculum, evaluation and comparative research in education. It aims to develop the appropriate competencies and knowledge needed in planning, evaluation, research and development tasks in education and related fields in the midst of societal changes, both on the local and global levels. Programme Outline The curriculum includes the full programme structure and all the course descriptions with learning outcomes. The students major in Educational Sciences. The programme also includes a minor subject and an internship period which can be implemented in Finland or internationally in a variety of different settings such as intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations or educational institutions. One third of the programme involves acquiring research tools, conducting research and writing a Master’s thesis in a collaborative and multicultural research environment. Members of our teaching team come from various backgrounds and all of them have a lot of international experience. In addition to the lecturers from the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu, there will be experts from various educational and other institutions, both from Finland and abroad, teaching in the programme. Studies offer students the latest research and professional knowledge in the area of education. Studies also include visits to different institutions in order to provide examples of good practice, and opportunities to combine theory and practice as the EdGlo students are required to carry out an internship period. Over the years our students have been working in a variety of organisations in Finland and abroad. After completing the programme, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree which enables them to continue their academic studies at doctoral level. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification. Master of Arts (Education) Compulsory Language, Communication and Orientation Studies 5 ECTS credits Orientation to the Finnish culture and educational system 3 ECTS Students with mother tongue other than Finnish: Introduction to the Finnish language 2 ECTS; Students with Finnish as their mother tongue: Language studies 2 ECTS (depending on previous studies): Second official language, Swedish or Other language studies Compulsory Advanced Studies in Educational Sciences 80 ECTS credits Compulsory Minor Subject Studies 25 ECTS credits Studies in Education: minor subject 'Education in Transition' 25 ECTS or other minor studies 25 ECTS Compulsory Elective Studies 10 ECTS credits Freely selected by students, 10 ECTS Students can select their minor subject on the basis of their previous studies, thesis topic or personal interest. Students with no background in Education must select 'Education in Transition' as their minor subject. Total for the degree is 120 ECTS credits EdGlo Students and Alumni Over the years (2006-2015) we have had 170 students from 56 different countries. Please, read the EdGlo student stories to get an idea of what it feels like to study in a multicultural student group and live in Oulu. Find out more about EdGlo students and alumni in Statistics (2015) and our webpages for current students. You can find us also on Facebook: edglounioulu and on Twitter: EdGloUniOulu. Graduate Profile Graduates of the programme will be able to make informed and ethical decisions in complex and diverse education environments in local and global contexts relate and work ethically and productively in partnership with diverse individuals, groups, families, communities show cross-cultural competence, seeing linguistic/cultural/ethnic/gender difference as a source of learning introduce multiple perspectives into their professional activities and research and engage with different knowledges/cultures in ethical ways use information technology to enhance teaching and research in informed and critical ways produce and use research that is robust and relevant to national and international debates in education exercise leadership in the field of policy, planning and evaluation in educational contexts Future Career Opportunities The professional foundations of the programme are related to tasks in research, planning, administration and teaching in the field of education, and also tasks in different organizations offering consultation and guidance. EdGlo graduates are competent to work in national and international contexts in the public, private and civil society sectors, in occupations such as: project leaders coordinators educational consultants evaluators researchers teachers administrators EdGlo studies include opportunities to combine theory and practice as the students are required to carry out an internship period. Over the years our students have been working in a variety of organisations in Finland and abroad. Research Research group closely connected to EdGlo is Education, Diversity, Globalisation and Ethics (EDGE). Programme Admissions EdGlo Programme Specific Academic Requirements Bachelor's degree or equivalent higher education degree; preference will be given to the applicants with a background in education/social sciences. Applicants with a background in other academic fields (e.g. humanities, languages, international relations, economics etc.) are eligible to apply as well. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a Finnish Polytechnic (university of applied sciences) are eligible to apply as well. Language Requirements English language proficiency All teaching will be in English and therefore English language proficiency is required of all students. The level of English language will be assessed during the interview in the second stage of the student selection. EdGlo Programme Selection Process The selection process comprises two stages: Stage I: written applications Stage II: interviews Stage I: Written applications A written application includes: completed, printed and signed online application form necessary attachments (please, see Admissions Package 2017 for details) two reference letters (sent in sealed envelopes with the application package by the applicant) Stage II: Interview Applicants selected for an interview will be informed latest onThursday 24 March 2017 by email. The interviews will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 5-7 April 2017. If unable to attend the interview in person, applicants residing outside Finland will be interviewed via telephone/skype. The telephone/skype interviews will be recorded and recordings may be used at a later stage in cases of uncertain identity. EdGlo Programme Detailed Selection Criteria Stage I: Written applications (max. 18 points) The written applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: The level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the completed Bachelor's degree (0-6 points) The quality of the applicant's Personal Statement* (0-6 points) The quality of the applicant's Research Intent* (0-6 points) *Personal Statement and Research Intent are included in the online application form. A maximum of 60 applicants will be selected to take part in the second stage (interview) on the basis of the above mentioned criteria. The references and the CV do not accumulate points. Their purpose is to provide background information for the interviews. Stage II: Interview (max. 10 points) The final selection is carried on the basis of the interview in English. (0-10 points). In order to be selected for the programme, applicants must obtain at least 5 points from the interview. There will be 20 students selected to the Master's programme according to the points from the interview. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order shall be determined on the basis of the relevance and the level of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree. The purpose of the individual interview in English is to establish the applicant's aptitude for educational work, ability to discuss the content areas of the programme, motivation and the relevance of their research topic. The applicant’s social and language skills will be ascertained during the interview. The time reserved for interviewing each applicant is about half an hour. EdGlo Programme Student Selection After stage I the applicants selected for an interview will be informed by email. After stage II the final results of the selection will be published. The names of the admitted students (and those admitted to the waiting list) will be posted on the notice boards of the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu. Those admitted as students and those put on the waiting list will also be notified of the results by e-mail. An applicant is entitled to be given details of how the comparative index was calculated in his/her particular case. The Faculty office will respond to any inquiries on the results. Any appeals shall be delivered in writing to the Board of Examiners and sent to the Registry Office within 14 days from the publication of the results. Please note that any information given on this website document that is erroneous or changed at a later date cannot be accepted as grounds for an appeal. Please note Please, familiarise yourself carefully with the prerequisites and the selection criteria of the EdGlo programme before starting your application process! All copies must be officially certified (legalised), i.e. they must bear the stamp and signature of an official entitled to attest documents: a notary public, a commissioner of oaths or an authorised university official from the university which granted the original certificate, etc. The University of Oulu does not attest any documents or photocopies. There are some country-specific requirements for certificates and transcripts. Applications and attachments will not be returned. Applications sent via email or fax will not be considered. Late applications will not be processed. Any form of deceit (e.g. plagiarism, fake documents) will result in rejection of the application. Students admitted to the University in 2012 or later may be requested to provide an extract from the criminal records for the assessment of their ability to study. Such an extract may be requested only from students whose studies include practical training or other activities involving work with minors. The extract will be requested before the beginning of the practical training or other activity. If you have technical questions concerning the online Application Form: Please contact the University Admissions Finland: by e-mail: info(at)universityadmissions.fi by tel. +358 (0)2941 23528, Mon-Fri 12am-4pm (GMT+2). Telephone service is available ONLY during the application period. University Admissions office does NOT have visiting hours. Reference Form Referees should use the University of Oulu reference form. The reference is returned to the applicant in a sealed envelope. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master of Arts in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA)

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates professionals and researchers, to achieve understanding of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication, and give relevant competencies... [+]

Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) will not accept new students for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates professionals and researchers, to achieve understanding of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication, and give relevant competencies and pedagogical interaction skills for working in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments. NoVA builds on Nordic expertise, and is open for international students. Nordic perspectives are related to current discussions in the field of international art education. Studying in another Nordic university/university college for one or two semesters is a requirement of the programme. Students are responsible for the costs of living during their study time. Collaborating universities and departments are: Department of Visual Arts Education at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Sweden; Department of Art, Design and Drama at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, Norway; Department of Art at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland; Department of Communication at Aalborg University, Denmark. Each university or university college has significant experience and capacity with art and/or media education at the national level. Competences between and among institutions offer a broad range of areas of study, including critical pedagogy and social and cultural awareness; contemporary art didactics, digital technology, and ICT; project oriented, collaborative, problem-based, and participatory-based work; sustainable development; intercultural and social entrepreneurship; and double perspective - combining theory and practice. Goal of Education Content outcomes Students understand a broad range of issues, theories, and practices of Nordic art education and visual studies Students understand practices and traditions of cross-cultural and international education Students understand the interrelationship of social and cultural issues, curriculum content, philosophies of teaching, and the construction of democratic spaces of learning Students understand the geo-political and pedagogical dimensions of space, place, the public sphere, and private realms Skill outcomes Students are able to analyse, interpret, and respond to images, objects, and sites in everyday life through theories of visual culture Students are able to connect art and visual image making and the interpretation of visual culture to issues of power and representation, for advancing pedagogy Students are able to use digital technology for contemporary art didactics Students are able to produce layered, interactive, and dynamic visual work, in different formats and media Students are able to develop plans, carry out in practice, and document independent practical projects Academic skills Students can apply pedagogical interaction skills in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments Students can apply methods of contemporary art didactics Students know a variety of research methodologies and are able to investigate, develop, and implement cutting edge research in art education Students can apply skills of intercultural and social entrepreneurship Students can participate in international discussions and research More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) is English. Education content NoVA courses are mapped around three concepts: sights, sites, cites. Throughout the NoVA programme, students focus on the significance of “sight” in relation to theories, practices, and networks of visual studies. With the concept of ”site,” students investigate the geo-political and pedagogical dimensions of space, place, the public sphere, and private realms. And, students are provided with opportunities to critically reflect upon and synthesize previous experiences and knowledge as well as generate new knowledge through “citational” practices that draw upon existing social and cultural texts, theories, artworks, and research. Career opportunities Students that graduate from NoVA will have strong intercultural understanding and experiences, and knowledge of teaching practices and theories in different Nordic countries. This cross-cultural study offers work opportunities internationally in different art, educational, and visual communicational areas, institutions, organisations, communities, art and culture projects. Students may direct themselves toward teaching, guidance, and consultant tasks on different levels of schooling, or in the fields of art and visual and media culture, social sectors and corporate life. Through NoVA, students are prepared for doctoral studies and for the possibility to continue their research profession. The degree alone does not qualify as teacher competency. The choice of the exchange university/university college guides the contents of studies. Depending on the combination, students may, for example, choose to emphasize media communication or contemporary artistic studies. Titles Students graduating from NoVA may work as art educators, culture consultants, media communicators, museum educators, and art teachers (degree alone does not qualify). Internationalisation NoVA extends Aalto Univerity’s vision by constructing an internationally-networked community of learners, in part through student mobility integrated directly into the program, where students study at two universities in the Nordic countries. The program, which is entirely in English, is designed from beginning to end, with and through international partners, and has a primary focus on expanding Nordic art education in a global context. NoVA students engage in a variety of learning and teaching methods, including in-person, on-line, and whole group pedagogy, at home and host universities, and at retreats and international seminars. NoVA international faculty members cooperate in curricula planning and collaborative teaching, and employ the latest information and communications technology to actualize the curricula in a personalized and systematic manner for each student. [-]

Master in Learning, Teaching and Counseling in Intercultural Context

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

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Best Masters in Education in Finland 2017. Master's Degree Programme in Learning, Teaching and Counseling in Intercultural Context consists of altogether 120 ECTS divided into orientation studies and content studies related adult education and counseling, as well as primary education, special (inclusive) education and education of science. The thematic modules can be flexibly chosen by students according to their personal interests and needs. The curriculum of the programme has a global focus and is not limited to one particular research or study field related to education. Instead it offers a thematical walkthrough through diverse disciplines related to education and pedagogy. On one hand, the programme focuses on the basics of education, lifelong learning, knowledge society and development of working life. The studies open up comparative perspectives to questions pertaining to lifelong learning and expertise, educational policy and educational research. The programme studies focus as well on such topics as active citizenship, career counseling, life and educational paths of individuals and communities in various social and sociopolitical contexts. The programme tackles global and current issues of primary and science education, constituting the core of the Finnish expertise recognized worldwide. It provides academic tools to develop student's theoretical and empirical understanding of primary education and children's development. In the course of their studies, students will become familiar with how to apply their knowledge and skills to observation, monitoring and pedagogical evaluation of children's development, learning processes and learning environments. The programme brings closer to students the very concept of special education and inclusive education and gives a general view of the role of special education in Finnish and other educational systems. It studies learning disabilities, as well as essential developmental needs in learning social-emotional and analytical skills. It also includes the theoretical backgrounds of those skills. The programme offers students current perspectives on teaching, studying and learning concerning such domains as biology, chemistry, geography and physics. It aims at widening students' world-view through various scientific key concepts and theories related to the paradigm of education and through the understanding of the interrelationships between natural sciences, technology, society and human beings. It provides students with the teaching knowledge needed mainly on primary and secondary school levels. ADMISSION CRITERIA The eligible applicant must have a BA degree in the area of education. Moreover, all the applicants must submit a recent TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test score, except for those who have completed their bachelor's degree in the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States. In addition to the academic papers and the English language test results, an eligible applicant ought to provide a motivation letter explaining his/her educational goals and study objectives, as well as a research plan for the Master's thesis, containing research theme, research questions and suggestions regarding research methodology. The next application round will be open within 1.12.2016-13.1.2017. All applicants will be notified about the selection results by email by 31.3.2017. The successful candidates will officially start their studies in September 2017. The academic year 2017–2018 starts on 6.9.2017 with an orientation programme and the lectures beginning the following week. Tuition fees, other mandatory costs and scholarships Starting from September 2017 onwards non-EU/EEA students will be charged tuition fees for the programme. Along with the introduction of tuition fees, University of Eastern Finland will provide scholarships to students admitted to the programme. More information concerning this issue will be available in August 2016. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me! Milena Fayt (milena.fayt@uef.fi)! Check as well our websites: http://www.uef.fi/web/mdp-educational-sciences/1 [-]

Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

The two-year Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS) is offered jointly by the University... [+]

Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

 

The two-year International Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS) prepares students to teach foreign languages to children. Special emphasis is laid on early age intercultural communication competence. The overall number of available study places is 10.

 

The general strength of the programme is generated by its didactics and methodology relying upon a balanced combination of theory and practice to be used in a future work as a teacher or educator. The programme facilitates gaining a multicultural view on educational issues and sharing personal/collective experience in intercultural settings. The programme prepares its students to effectively tackle challenges and possibilities arising from the globalisation, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity. The curriculum is composed of the following three study modules: ORIENTATION STUDIES (5 ECTS) This section includes introductory courses that provide students with skills needed for starting his/her studies in the University of Eastern Finland and this particular programme. MAJOR STUDIES (95 ECTS) Major Studies include methodological studies, as well as research planning seminars. This module includes as well courses focusing on international professional communication. The content studies are oriented towards theory and practice of teaching foreign languages to young learners, current pedagogical and educational issues, innovative pedagogical solutions, as well as teaching and professional practice. OTHER STUDIES (20 ECTS) Elective Studies vary and may include any university-level courses that serve to deepen students' expertise in the field of education and intercultural competence . ... [-]