Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018
- Degree: Master of Social Sciences
- Duration: 2 years
- Extent: 120 ECTS
- Start date: August 2018
- Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year
Master’s degree program in Global and Transnational Sociology (GTS) is a high-quality, internationally linked program especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organizations, and international development.
A unique offering in Finland, the program integrates with world-class research being conducted at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Tampere, and with other post-graduate degrees in the Faculty’s cutting-edge framework program on Global Society. GTS program provides students with the basis for making sense of globalization and transnational connections in the contemporary world. National policies and cultures are increasingly and obviously related to events and forces outside national borders.
Policies, cultural trends, and organizations are now intimately and broadly inter-connected across the world. A critical understanding of these patterns and connections is the primary goal of the program. Covering a range of theoretical training, and focusing on sociological neo-institutionalism, the GTS program will provide the students with a toolkit to analyze social, political and cultural forces shaping our global world.
Students will learn perspectives on understanding the contemporary world, will appreciate how national policies are made, will unpack the transnational connectivity in contemporary media, and will see into the transnational relations of civil society, culture and modern religion. The degree will also offer students a cosmopolitan perspective and multi-cultural appreciation crucial for a wide span of careers today.
After completing the Master’s degree program in Global and Transnational Sociology you will be able to:
- comprehend what globalization is from multiple disciplinary perspectives
- understand a range of theoretical approaches to understand global and transnational processes
- confidently analyze global social change
- investigate transnational elements of local policies and cultural trends
- discuss relevant current literature, approach new scholarship, and critically present in public
- design, conduct and report academic research of the highest quality independently and in teams
- recognize, value and work with cultural diversity
- apply this knowledge in working life
This internationally linked program is especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organizations, and international development. A primary aim of the program is to attract high-quality students into an academic career in global and transnational studies. Therefore, the students will be closely integrated into on-going research and teaching in the area.
Eligibility criteria to the Master's degree program in Global and Transnational Sociology consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria, and program-specific eligibility criteria, which specify and/or add information to the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible.
To be eligible to apply for a Master’s program at UTA, an applicant must have
- a completed university-level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired program or in a closely related subject AND
- fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies.
Program specific eligibility criteria
To be eligible to apply to the Master's degree program in Global and Transnational Sociology, an applicant must have a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in sociology, political science or in a related discipline appropriate for the content of the Master's degree program. The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the program begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the program on the condition that s/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2018. Attested copy of 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. Applicants with a Master’s degree will be admitted to the Master's degree program only for well-founded reasons.
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Last updated January 18, 2018