Master's in Social Sciences in Finland

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Social Sciences

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.

 

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

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.

Top Master Programs in Social Sciences in Finland 2017/2018

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Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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 Social Sciences in Finland 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

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

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).... [-]


Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Reseach

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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

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.... [-]


Master in Global Politics and Communication

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Helsinki

Global Politics and Communication is an interdisciplinary and innovative Master’s degree programme that addresses the key challenges of globalisation from the perspective of media and communication studies, organisation research and global political economy. The programme emphasises developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers. [+]

Global Politics and Communication is an interdisciplinary and innovative Master’s degree programme that addresses the key challenges of globalisation from the perspective of media and communication studies, organisation research and global political economy. The programme emphasises developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers. The specific objectives of the programme include: Providing you with advanced knowledge of global political economy, relationships between the media and the development of democracy, and linkages between governance, organisations and communication Empowering you to assess how politics and the media are linked to the forces of globalisation Equipping you with conceptual understanding and the theoretical and methodological skills needed to carry out original and relevant research on key societal issues Preparing you to engage in public discussions and develop critical reasoning and argumentation skills that are equally important in academia, public organisations and the private sector The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The working language of the Global Politics and Communication programme is English. The degree can include up to 30 credits (ECTS) of studies in other languages, such as Finnish or Swedish, or courses completed during an... [-]

Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management (Master of Administrative Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge intensive professional work in the context of global trends and Nordic welfare societies. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Finland 2017/2018. Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 8000 euros per year Read more about Scholarships The programme builds on Nordic research excellence in public administration, innovations and services. The programme brings together the teachers, students and regional partners in innovative learning environment to challenge the current societal problems and practices. Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management aims to challenge the traditional contents and sector-oriented learning approaches that are typically applied in the field of public administration and public policy. It brings together elements from social sciences and engineering, combining the strengths of soft and hard applied sciences, resulting to a spirit of solution-focused and resource-oriented entrepreneurialism, interdisciplinary and close relations to society. It provides the students a unique learning environment enabling them to come up with smart solutions and sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management, in the contexts of public-private partnership, public value creation, co-production and deliberative democracy as well as innovation systems, digitalization and smart solutions. Programme is organized jointly by University of Tampere (Finland), University of Agder (Norway) and Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) Why NORDIG? The programme gives the opportunity to study in three excellent Nordic universities. NORDIG puts a strong emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice. It equips graduates with excellent learning and networking skills. They... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change (Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialisation Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships New kinds of leadership skills are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The challenges societies face have increased in complexity. Environmental and energy problems, the dynamics of global security, management of regional crises, provision of cost-effective public services and development of fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and business development are all systemic in nature. This means that various institutions and civic society actors must work together, negotiate and agree on the new ways of doing things. Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. In the programme, leadership is understood as a capability to deal with change. Major changes require joint efforts of the government, private companies and other institutions. The School of Management at the University of Tampere provides a unique setting for studying multifaceted leadership dynamics. We bring together the perspectives of business and management from the private sector, the understanding about institutions and governance from the public administration, as well as the knowledge of international relations and political processes from the area of politics. The School offers... [-]

Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, M.Soc.Sc.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Thinking peaceful change - interdisciplinary approaches to conflict transformation, conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Finland 2017/2018. 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 Read more about Scholarships The Master’s Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and intradisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. The PEACE programme facilitates the understanding of complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long term consequences. The programme focuses not only on the study of conflict but primarily on its transformation and on the conditions for peaceful change. In the programme examines, for example, how violent conflicts, ethnic and religious discrimination and human rights violations produce forced displacement, and how different actors can respond to these crisis situations. Furthermore, the programme deals also with the role of the environment and natural resources in conflict and peacebuilding. Students learn about the preconditions for conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. Special emphasis is given to various tools and phases of conflict transformation -- peacebuilding, mediation, reconciliation and dialogue. More than just the study of conflict dynamics, the emphasis of the programme lies on the transformation of violent conflicts to achieve sustainable peace. Along with the Nordic tradition of peace research, the programme aims to take a holistic as well as a normative approach. Study objectives After completing the Master’s... [-]

Master in Learning, Teaching and Counseling in Intercultural Context

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Joensuu

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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... [-]