Master's Degree in Political Science in Vaasa in Finland

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Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

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.

Vaasa city rests in the west coast of Finland. The city has over 60,000 residents and most them work in the city’s industries. Vaasa city has 3 key Universities.

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Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Vaasa in Finland. Degree awarded: Politices Magister - Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: hrm-coordinator@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/en/humanrightsmaster This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. The programme consists of the following modules: Compulsory human rights law courses (85 credits), including a research seminar and a Master's thesis in international human rights law Optional courses (35 credits), which may include courses offered by the universities in Åbo within Turku Law School Students who have successfully completed the full-time study programme will be awarded a Master of Social Sciences degree (Politices magister). Study Environment The Department of Law is closely linked with the Institute for Human Rights which is a renowned unit at Åbo Akademi University. Admission Requirements The programme is open to all applicants holding a Bachelor's degree in law or another Bachelor's degree with at least 45 ECTS in law or other subjects relevant to the legal protection of human rights. The applicants should be familiar with the basics of public international law and/or constitutional law. An applicant whose Bachelor's degree diploma does not contain an evaluation of the academic merits of her/his Bachelor's thesis (or another equivalent academic research essay) should supplement her/his application with a letter where the supervisor of the Bachelor's thesis evaluates the academic merits of the thesis, i.e., grades it. In case the applicants Bachelor's degree does not include a thesis (or another equivalent academic research essay), the applicant should include a recommendation letter in which a representative from the University states the academic writing abilities of the applicant. In the statement of purpose (motivation letter) the applicant should pay attention to her/his reasons for applying to the programme. Eligible applicants are assessed on the basis of their academic merits in relevant subjects (transcript of records including the evaluation of the bachelor's thesis/academic paper) and their motivation. Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures. An applicants who have completed his/her bachelor's degree in English and is recommended by the Faculty of Law at any of the programme's cooperation universities (i.e. Addis Ababa University, University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch, University of Western Cape) where the teaching language is English can be considered for the programme without submitting any of the required English language tests that Åbo Akademi University otherwise requires. The recommendation letter should also include an assessment on the applicant's skills in the English language. No entrance examination. Admission granted on basis of the application. How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Reseach

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: peace@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/socvetpeace Description The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for professional activity in both interpersonal and international conflict situations, and also for postgraduate studies and independent research work. After graduation, it is possible to apply for doctoral studies at the department. Study Environment The Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research programme is located at the Vasa campus of Åbo Akademi University. Academic Requirements A three-year Bachelor, Master or equivalent diploma in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Behavioral Sciences (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, History, Anthropology, Psychology, Education or Administrative Sciences). If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, the applicant can be admitted on condition that she/he submits the degree certificate by deadline set by Åbo Akademi University. Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures. Students who fulfil the formal admission criteria are admitted on the basis of the relevance of their former studies and their success in these. Relevance of prior studies and the applicant’s motivation are carefully considered. Applicants are advised to explain their reasons for applying to this programme specifically. Work experience relevant to the programme or other relevant merits and qualifications may be taken into account. Other relevant merits and qualifications should be clearly expressed by applicants in the motivation letter which is part of the application form. The applicants might be approached for a personal interview via Skype. There is no entrance examination. Admission is granted on the basis of an application. Due to the high number of applicants, meeting the admission criteria is no guarantee for admission to the programme. An applicant who has already completed a master’s degree, where the content of the studies is the same as the one offered in the programme that the applicant is applying to, is eligible to apply but cannot use this qualification to gain extra merit in relation to other applicants. If the sought degree programme is identical or almost identical to the degree that the applicant already has, the department can reject admission with the objection that there is no new learning aspect that would motivate admission (the applicant already has the qualification that he or she is applying to). Applicants who already have a master level qualification within the same area are therefore asked, in the application form, to specify the reasons for applying in relation to the new learning aspect. Cooperation This is a cooperative programme with the University of Tampere. Applicants can apply to the programme at both Åbo Akademi University and the University of Tampere, however they must specify which of the two universities is their first choice. Please see the programme website for more information on the options for applying. Once accepted, students may take some courses within the Master's Programme at the cooperating university (up to 20 credits). How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]