Master in Humanities in Finland

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Humanities

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Humanities is a concentration that focuses on what being human means to different people as well as the unique incidents that human beings experience in their lifetime. Studying humanities typically includes learning about philosophy, art, music, and language in order to gain a deeper picture of humankind. 

The formal higher education system of Finland is the 7-3-2-2 pattern. The university takes two years in vocational or technical education and finally two-year pre-tertiary education. Finland also has several public as well as private universities that have enabled accessibility of higher education to students.

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Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

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

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in Finland 2017. http://masters.utu.fi/ Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies Get advanced and interdisciplinary training in the field of gender studies! The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. You will gain competence on gender policies and politics, and acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, production of power and knowledge. This Programme is a great choice especially for students who wish to pursue a career in research, politics, equal opportunities policies and human rights institutions. Also, organisations in private and public sector as well as non-governmental organisations and civil society are possible career paths. The Programme is organised in co-operation with the University of Tampere. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience The multidisciplinary Master’s degree in gender studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies. The Programme is aimed at both Finnish and international students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. It is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between social sciences and arts and humanities. You will get to address the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. The curriculum incorporates local, cross-cultural and transnational emphases. It will encourage you to develop innovative, intersectional and interdisciplinary ways of expanding knowledge about gender and sexuality in global, local and historical contexts. The degree engages the wide-ranging and multidisciplinary perspectives associated with gender studies: feminist studies queer studies transgender studies sexuality studies race and ethnicity studies disability studies area and global studies cultural studies postcolonial and transnational studies The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies will give you competence on gender policies and politics. You will also acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, and the production of power and knowledge. These competences include the use of gender as an analytic category and a critical perspective on crucial questions within science, politics, art and culture, and social issues. Joint programme The scope and extent of this Programme is unique. As a joint degree co-operation of two universities, the University of Turku and the University of Tampere, it combines two special research and teaching profiles of gender studies. This guarantees a wide, interdisciplinary expertise. At the University of Turku, the Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is organised in the Faculty of Humanities. Students also have the possibility to benefit from many other courses offered by the other programmes within the University. The main research areas are: academic feminism research on affects new materialism trans studies At the University of Tampere, the Programme is a part of the Global Society framework of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Within this framework, students have the possibility to benefit from many other courses offered by other programmes. In addition, a network of gender researchers organises regular research seminars. The key research and teaching themes are gender and embodiment gendering practices in changing society the local and global orders of knowledge production on gender, nature and environment ecological choices in everyday life; lesbian and queer studies new materialism affective inequalities in intimate relationships Master's thesis & topics In the Master’s thesis the student must prove their ability to do scientific work and manage research methods, knowledge of the research field, and skill of scientific writing. Examples of thesis topics are: Transforming bodies, wandering desires: intra-actions of gender and sexuality in non-heterosexual transgender embodiment Feminist Gerontology: A study on the gender of aging women Child’s Play: A gender-aware perspective on nursery school life CAREER OPTIONS Competence description Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies will provide you with a high-quality and extensive expertise on issues related to gender, sexuality, gender equality and equal opportunities in society. In the Programme, you learn: to analyse how gender and sexuality organise social structures, cultural practices, human interaction and people’s identities to apply feminist conceptualisations and research approaches to formulate relevant research problems to promote gender equality and human rights in various kinds of jobs and tasks to generate new knowledge and to work for gendered and sexualised equality in society skills for critically examining power relations in connection to marginalised or oppressed groups You acquire the following practical skills: collecting and using various kinds of research data presenting your analysis textually and orally in a scientific way justifying your analytical choices analytical thinking and problem solving skills written and oral communication skills collaborative work skills and organisational skills Job options This Programme is a great option especially for students who wish to pursue a career in national and international research national and international politics equal opportunities policies human rights institutions and organisations in private and public sectors as well as in non-governmental organisations and civil society arts, writing and media careers Graduates’ knowledge of power relations and social justice issues prepares them for government and jurisprudence positions. Due to the interdisciplinarity of the Programme, the graduates will be well prepared for research career. Working life connections are realised by inviting visiting lecturers to the courses, for example, from Finnish, Nordic and European governmental and non-governmental organisations. Students will also be encouraged to complete an internship during the Programme. The internship is optional but can be included in the degree. Career in research You will be closely integrated into on-going research in the area. The Programme provides eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Applying students must provide a completed university level Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of gender studies. The decision for admission will be based on: the relevance of the applicant’s previous degree(s) the amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) relevant work experience other merits and qualifications language test result (see Language requirements) motivation letter expressing the motivation to study specifically in this programme Language Requirements The applicants are required to have a very good knowledge of English. Additional knowledge of at least one language of the region is advantageous. Applicants are required to prove their knowledge of English in one of the following ways accepted by the Faculty of Humanities: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in an English language programme in EU/EEA countries including studies in English language One of the following language tests. In the University of Turku, the minimum scores to be approved are: TOEFL: 575 points from the paper-based test, 92 points from the internet-based test, no individual scores below 20 (i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) IELTS Academic: the minimum overall band score is 6.5 and no individual scores below 6.0 (i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) The Pearson Test of English Academic, PTE Academic, minimum score 62, and no subtest score under 54 (i.e. Communication Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) The Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): pass grades A, B or C The Certificate In Advanced English (CAE): pass grades A, B or C The test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in English set by the Finnish National Board of Education: minimum score 5 for each part No other language tests or statements of the applicant’s language skills will be accepted. Language tests taken more than two years prior to application deadline will not be accepted. When filling out the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University Admissions Finland’s Institution Code 3138 in the Score Report Recipient field. Score slips or their copies provided by applicants are not accepted. For other tests, please address the test results to University Admissions Finland. An applicant’s copy of the score is also acceptable, as long as it is verifiable from the test organisers. Test scores sent as attachments to an e-mail message are not acceptable. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period for the Programme is biennially around the turn of the year. The studies start in the following August-September. There is only one intake every two years and studies can be started only in the following autumn. The application period for for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Student selection is made on the basis of application documents; there is no entrance exam. Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying. Make sure that you fulfil both the admission and language requirements before applying. Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies, University of Turku. STEP 1. Fill in the online application form. The online application is open only during the application period, so make sure you will finish your application before 13 January 2016 at 15:00:00 (Local time in Finland, GTM+2). When filling in the application form, be prepared to: write a motivation letter describe the grading scale used at your institution at the time of your studies. The grading scale must include all the grades and marks appearing on your transcript of records and their relation to each other. You should also provide a link to an official website where this information can be verified. (In many cases this information is already included in the transcript of records.) STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: An officially certified copy of the original degree certificate in the original language Diploma Supplement from European institutions of higher education An officially certified copy of the English translation of the degree certificate An officially certified original transcript of study records (in the original language) and a translation in English Certificate of English language skills (see Language requirements) Please see the country specific requirements for certifying the copies and submitting the documents. Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki FINLAND Applications arriving after the application deadline are not considered. Postmark dates on the applications will not be taken into account; the applications must arrive at the University Admissions Finland before the above deadline. In addition to submitting officially attested copies of educational certificates, the admitted applicant will have to show their original educational documents (degree certificate and transcript of study records) at the Faculty of Humanities in order to be able to register with the University after arrival in Finland. Additional information The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is a co-operation between the University of Turku and the University of Tampere. An applicant is allowed to apply to both or either of the universities within the Programme. If an applicant applies to both universities, the applicant’s preference for home university must be indicated in the application form. Biennially, 5 students are admitted to the Programme in the University of Turku. All students are required to start at the beginning of the autumn term, and there is no separate admission for the spring term. Because of the limited admission quota, possession of the degree requirements does not guarantee admission. Only those applicants who have attained a high level of academic performance in their previous studies will be admitted. Students graduating after the application deadline may apply on the condition that the following attachements are submitted: a temporary (provisional) degree certificate issued by the educational institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree (the student has graduated), OR a statement of the institution that the degree will be completed by the given date (July 15), and a transcript of studies a translation of the document in English In case of admittance, an official and certified copy of the degree certificate or a temporary (provisional) degree certificate issued by the institution must be received by the Faculty of Humanities by 15 July 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland). Address: Faculty of Humanities, FI – 20014 University of Turku Finland, (Visiting address: Koskenniemenkatu 4). The general and country specific requirements concerning the way of certifying and submitting the documents must be followed also after the expiry of the application period. In general, the application documents required as officially certified copies must bear the official stamp and signature of an authorised university official from the degree awarding institution or a notary public. All translations must be made by an authorised translator. If copies of translations are submitted, those must also be officially certified. The following document is optional and does not affect the application in any way. It is simply asked for identification purposes when handling the applicant’s documents, which sometimes contain the applicant’s name in different forms: Copy of information page of the passport or identification card containing the applicant’s name, date of birth and photo. During the application round, a secondary/high school certificate may be requested from the applicant, if this is necessary for determining the length of the applicant’s previous education (this concerns degrees from a minority of countries). An applicant should enroll to a language test early enough, e.g., 1-2 months before a test day. This is important because the test results are needed at the end of the application period and tests might be full for a late applicant. Application documents will not be returned to the applicant nor is it possible to apply with the same submitted documents in later application periods. Applications sent by e-mail or fax are not accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

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. [+]

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 [-]