University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty

Introduction

The Philosophical Faculty is one of the four Faculties at the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty emphasises internationality and multidisciplinarity and works for the advancement of education for the public good according to the principles of the University of Eastern Finland. Its special mission is to conduct scientific research and offer research based academic education in the fields of educational sciences and psychology, home economics and craft science, linguistics and cultural studies.

The Faculty serves not only Eastern Finland but the whole country and the international scientific community as well. In certain areas of education, theology, languages and culture the Faculty has an expressly defined national mission. The Faculty also strives to provide its services to the society as a whole by providing expertise and education in the fields it represents for the advancement of the social, economic and cultural well-being of Eastern Finland in particular.

FIELDS OF STUDY

The Faculty educates professionals and experts in the following fields of study:

  • humanities
  • educational sciences
  • psychology
  • theology

International Master's Degree Study Programmes

  • MA in English Language and Culture (120 ECTS)
  • Master's Degree Programme in Linguistic Sciences (120 ECTS)
  • Master's Degree Programme in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL, 120 ECTS)
  • Master's Degree Programme in Educational Sciences (120 ECTS)
  • Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

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... [-]

Master in Learning, Teaching and Counseling in Intercultural Context

Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years August 2017 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... [-]

Master in Linguistic Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology... [+]

Master in Linguistic Sciences

 

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology and translation from a variety of perspectives. The degree consists of coursework, workshops, book examinations, seminars and a research thesis (MA thesis). The programme consists of three thematic sub-programmes with overlapping basic components followed by field-specific special training. These sub-programmes are:

Linguistics and Language Technology Sociolinguistics: Language Contacts and Language Policy Translation Studies and Translation Technology

Linguistics and Language Technology... [-]


MA

Master in English Language and Culture

Campus Full time 2 - 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

This programme, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of... [+]

MDP in English Language and Culture

 

This programme, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic perspectives. The degree consists of coursework and a research thesis. The objectives of the programme include in-depth understanding of the multifacetedness of contemporary English studies; increased awareness of key debates in contemporary linguistics and literary studies; and an ability to carry out independent research. There are overall 10 study places available for international students. During their studies, students will specialize in linguistics or literary and cultural studies. The Department has internationally recognized areas of strength in both linguistics and literary studies. In linguistics, these include dialectology, language contact, language variation and change, pragmatics, and bilingualism. In literary and cultural studies, the Department's areas of strength include postcolonial and ethnic literature, American literature, popular fiction, and contemporary fiction.... [-]


Contact
Post address
University of Eastern Finland
Philosophical Faculty
Joensuu campus
PO Box 111

Joensuu, 80101 FI
Location address
Joensuu, FI
Post address
University of Eastern Finland
Philosophical Faculty
Savonlinna campus
PO Box 86

Savonlinna, 57101 FI
Location address
Savonlinna, FI