University of Tampere

Introduction

The University of Tampere (UTA) is a culturally-committed higher education institution with a social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it. The UTA is a multi-discipline university known especially for its research and education on society and health.

Reasearch and teaching are carried out in the six faculties of the university:

  • Faculty of Communication Sciences (COMS)
  • Faculty of Education (EDU)
  • Faculty of Management (JKK)
  • Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences (MED)
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences (LUO)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences (SOC)

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The basic values of the university are academic freedom, creativity and social responsibility. This means that everyone has an equal right to learn, to acquire knowledge, to participate and to make an impact on society.

Research

The UTA conducts research in the social sciences and humanities, medicine and health sciences, management and business, as well as education and information sciences. According to the university profile, the focus areas of research are society and health.

In its research, the university addresses the central issues in contemporary society. By providing critical knowledge and education, the university helps people and societies to improve their health and their cultural, social and economic well-being.

Studying at UTA

Studies in our Master’s degree programmes are a combination of taught courses and your independent research work. In the first academic year, the main emphasis is on the compulsory studies and coursework, and in the second academic year, on the preparation of the Master’s thesis, and the methodological studies supporting it.

As a student, you are recognised as a junior member of the academic community right from the beginning of your studies, and are expected to take charge of your studies and make the most of the possibilities the university offers.

The Finnish system of academic education gives students a lot of freedom in planning and scheduling their studies. In the Master’s programmes, there are possibilities for you to select courses according your own interests and even include courses from other degree programmes into your degree.

However, you are not left alone in the planning of your studies or the possible problems you may encounter. As a UTA student, you are entitled to academic counselling and study guidance throughout your studies. In addition to the academic counselling given in your degree programme, as an international student you are entitled to the general counselling services of the university, such as career advice and personal counselling sessions with a professional counsellor.

The University of Tampere organises a one-week orientation course for all new international students at the beginning of each semester. The course covers issues such as studies at the UTA, practicalities related to the arrival in Finland, university services provided to students, and activities of the student union and its clubs and societies. As an international student, you are also given a student tutor - a local student to guide you in the process of moving to a new country and university. Student tutors will be in touch with you already before your arrival and will help you with practical problems and ease your way into the university community.

Location

The university is located in Tampere, the third largest city in Finland as well as the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. The Tampere region is the second most important region in Finland bustling with scientific, industrial and cultural activities. It is a young and vibrant city known of its student life: of its 220 000 inhabitants over 40 000 are students! This is also very visible in the city development strategy, as being the most student-friendly city in Finland is its central theme.

Being one of the most populous cities in Finland, the services of Tampere are sufficient for even the most demanding students. Efficient public transport, outdoor and hobby possibilities, specialised shops and services for different groups, for example students with families, enable a good quality of life for all. In addition, Tampere has a vivid theatre, music and festival culture.

Students that reside in Tampere and own a student card are entitled to over 200 different student benefits and discounts that vary from welfare discounts as well as clothes and utility article discounts to benefits that enable a more affordable social life.

More information on the most student-friendly city in Finland - events, housing, student benefits, etc. - please see http://opiskelijantampere.fi/en.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Finnish

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Master's Degree Programme in Teacher Education, M.Ed.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Building better opportunities [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Arts (Education) 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 programme is designed for qualified teachers with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the various fields of education. It aims at integrating the most essential research in curriculum studies, educational psychology, inclusive education, and pedagogical leadership to provide tools for the development of school education. The instructional focus of the programme is on school community efficacy and on enhancing students’ abilities to develop a modern theoretical approach for their teaching and for student learning. The studies aim at educating teachers who are able to think analytically and critically, solve problems, and work as teacher-researchers. The programme leans on implementing international, up-to-date research in education and related fields. It is intended to benefit teachers from primary to higher education levels. Study objectives After you have completed the Master’s Degree Programme in Teacher Education, you will have the competencies to: understand the preconditions of learning and education and the significance of the teaching profession for societal development develop new ways of teaching and learning in your school on the basis of contemporary research make ethically justifiable choices, present well-grounded argumentations, and defend educational values engage in research in the field of educational sciences Study contents The programme consists of versatile core studies in inclusive education, curriculum studies, evaluation of teaching, learning and education,... [-]

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

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. [+]

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 Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research... [-]

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

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... [-]

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

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. [+]

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 will be able to understand and manage complex... [-]

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Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology, M.Sc.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

The M.Sc. Programme in Biomedical Technology offers in-depth knowledge and practical skills in the crossroads of molecular biology, cell technology and bioinformatics with a focus on human health. [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Science Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships Biomedical technology is a multi-disciplinary field that builds on molecular level understanding of biological systems with a goal to develop new approaches to advance medical and biotechnological applications. The Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology at BioMediTech, University of Tampere, provides interdisciplinary education that combines natural sciences and technology with a specific focus on subject areas that have potential to advance human health. The Programme brings together the expertise and methods in a large spectrum of natural, medical, and engineering sciences, including biology, chemistry, medicine, genetics as well as statistics, computational and data sciences. There are three options for specialization: molecular biology, cell technology, and bioinformatics. The teaching curriculum is tightly connected with the research expertise at BioMediTech. BioMediTech conducts world-class basic and translational research in biomedicine and medical technology. Its research activities cover diverse fields, including biomaterials, stem cells, cancer, immunology, biosensors, imaging, and computational methods, with a common aim of developing personalized medicine via new diagnostic and treatment options. The institute integrates excellence in basic life-science research and teaching but also creates new platforms for discovery and innovation. Students are an important part of these activities. BioMediTech is a joint institute of the University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT). In addition to research cooperation, UTA and TUT... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO), M.Soc.Sc.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Knowledge on Society. Expertise on Policy. Competence in Research. A joint approach by three European universities to contemporary societies and social issues. [+]

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 Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO) is jointly organised by three European universities: University of Tampere (Finland), Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria) and Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania). The COSOPO programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe. It is based on the strong research tradition on social policy and welfare in social sciences in the University of Tampere, in the Johannes Kepler University and in the Mykolas Romeris University. The aim of the programme is to facilitate the understanding of social policy and welfare in Europe. The programme focuses, for example, on the dynamics of social policy in the countries representing different welfare models and on analyzing different fields of social policies from various perspectives. During the programme students will learn about comparative designs, and about methodology on qualitative and quantitative policy studies. Study objectives Students of the COSOPO programme will gain knowledge and understanding of comparative and interdisciplinary welfare and social policy research. The programme also offers an excellent opportunity for intercultural communication and learning by combining contact teaching with on-line learning. Upon completing the programme, students will be able to: understand the European dimension of social policy and welfare engage in an open and critical examination in the fields of social policy and... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Computational Big Data Analytics, M. Sc.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Make big sense out of big data: Analysis of data is crucial for breakthroughs in science, business and society. [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Science Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships The analysis of data has a central role in the modern information society. Organizations in both the public and private sector are collecting vast data sets, and an increasing amount of public sector data is made open. However, data - assumed to be an important asset for organizations - is useless unless it is analyzed. Analysis is required to find regularities such as trends or groupings, and to relate the data to other data sets within an organization or in scattered online repositories. Analysis needs activities such as data cleansing, data integration, modeling and prediction, interactive and iterative visualization of data and models for the refinement of hypotheses and models, and the presentation of intermediate and final results to the decision-makers using visualization and reporting methods. Successful analysts need skills in both computational and statistical topics. This programme educates top-level experts in computational and statistical data analysis, who possess knowledge and skills for the aforementioned tasks and understand the overall processes of data analysis. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Computational Big Data Analytics you will have the skills and knowledge to: choose suitable data analysis methods for the analysis tasks at hand from a reasonably wide selection of methods, including methods that are necessary for integrating data from different... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology, M.Soc.Sc.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Analyse policies. Understand change. Master the world. High-quality research into the policy and cultural complexities of globalization. [+]

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 Master’s Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology (GTS) is a high-quality, internationally linked programme 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 programme integrates with world-class research being conducted at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tampere, and with other post-graduate degrees in the School’s cutting-edge framework programme on Global Society. GTS programme 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 programme. Covering a range of theoretical training, and focusing on sociological neo-institutionalism, the GTS programme 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... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Human-Technology Interaction, M.Sc.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Be one of the people who design the future of human-technology interaction. [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Science Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships As technology plays an increasing role in our daily life, it is important to have professionals who have a deep understanding of how to develop the most user friendly and engaging methods to interact with a wide variety of technological devices. This master programme is offered in collaboration between the University of Tampere (UTA) and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Students can deepen their knowledge in course units that cover a wide range of topics from user experience and emotions to innovative use of facial behavior like gaze and expressions, touch, speech, and human physiology in user interfaces. The programme leads you to scientific thinking and writing as well as to hands-on work in various course projects. Although the programme is available in essentially the same format at both universities it is recommended that if you are mainly interested in interaction design, development of interactive software or research you apply to UTA and if you are mainly interested in user experience you apply to TUT. That way the majority of the course units will be organized by the home university. The master programme has a direct link to research carried out by TAUCHI, Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction. TAUCHI is a UTA research center focusing on human–technology interaction. It carries out a... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies, M.Sc.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Creating a playful future [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Science Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships This master programme provides an in-depth view to the fundamental character and development of games and Internet. Games have grown into an important form of culture and human interaction, expanding from entertainment to other areas of life. Internet and social media form an increasingly vital part of communication, social life and distribution of media and services. The programme is particularly targeted at the questions of analysis, design and application of online services and digital games from user- and culturally focused perspectives. The programme directs you to develop academic skills like critical thinking, scientific writing and carrying out research projects while encouraging active and comprehensive involvement with the practical processes and phenomena related to games and Internet. UTA has high profile research groups that are focused on Internet and game studies. There has also been a long history of education in hypermedia and in Information Studies and Interactive Media that forms the basis of this programme. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies you will: be able to identify, define and analyse interactive media in its different forms understand and be capable of critically using the concepts and theories that relate to the fundamental character of games and internet have in-depth understanding about the forms, contents, practices in... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Public Choice, M.Soc.Sc.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Economic approaches to political questions [+]

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 Will politicians advance public interest? How do lobbies affect governance? What policies will best provide collective goods? This program is designed to teach students to use economic tools to address these types of social science problems. Issues examined involve strategic behavior ranging from institution design, policy design and implementation to decision-making. North American Studies programme in Public Choice is a quantitative social science programme. The methods used include social choice theory, game theory, and basic microeconomic intuition/analysis. Following traditional public choice theory, the program examines how and when individual self-interest among politicians, interest groups, etc. can either help or hinder the public interest in policy design and implementation. Coursework will emphasize both practical and theoretical understanding of the issues. In addition to building quantitative skills, this program incorporates a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective. Issues addressed draw on examples from North America and Europe in terms of evaluation. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Public Choice you will: be able to identify, evaluate, analyze and contribute to the international academic literature be able to learn and use quantitative methods from political science, economics and sociology and apply them to social science issues be able to address issues that involve strategic behavior ranging from institution design, policy design and implementation and... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE), M.Sc. (Admin)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

Preparing Higher Education for the Future [+]

Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Application period for scholarship applicants: September - November 2017 (to be confirmed) Application period for self-paying applicants: February - May 2018 (to be confirmed) Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: to be confirmed Read more about Scholarships The Master’s Degree Programme in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) is an Erasmus Mundus programme offered in cooperation with University of Tampere (Finland), Danube University Krems (Austria, coordinating university), Beijing Normal University (China), and University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (Germany). All students of MARIHE will have study periods at partners DUK, UTA and BNU. For the internship at the end of the 2nd semester, students will be with an institution related to research and innovation in higher education. Internship placements will be provided at associated partner organisations, but also at other organisations that have agreed to accept interns from MARIHE. For the 4th semester students in MARIHE will have to decide whether they want to specialize in the field of management of research and innovation in higher education. In this case they will follow the management track and spend their 4th semester at University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany the field of research and analysis of research and innovation in higher education. In this case they will follow the research and analysis track and spend their 4th semester at either at Danube University Krems, Austria or at the University of Tampere, Finland. Graduates of MARIHE will be... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Software Development, M.Sc.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Making the soul of devices [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Science Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships This programme is designed for applicants with a background in computer science or software engineering who want to expand their knowledge and skills in the development of high-quality software. It offers experience from both academic and industry perspectives. Software development is examined in all stages of its life cycle. The curriculum is anchored in real-world problems and deals with different software development approaches, requirements management, software modeling and specification, implementation and testing software, and software project management. It offers you opportunities to participate in developing software or a prototype of a product and managing software projects in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team. The teaching is based on the research and industrial experience of the teachers. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Software Development you will have: have the skills and knowledge needed to produce high-quality software in demanding and comprehensive software projects, acting in different roles knowledge come from different areas of software development: requirements management, software modeling and specification, implementation and testing software, and software project management. Career opportunities Graduates will have the abilities to participate in demanding and comprehensive software projects at different stages of the project and in various tasks. As a graduate you can work in such positions as software developer, systems specialist, programmer, teacher or... [-]

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Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Studies, M.A.

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

The aim of the Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies is to develop understanding of culture as a dimension of all human practices that produces and defines social realities. The degree program introduces students to contemporary key issues in cultural studies and develops analytical and critical skills in analyzing current cultural phenomena. [+]

Apply between 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 Degree: Master of Arts 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 degree offers a comprehensive overview of current and emergent cultural realities and theories as well as practical tools for analyzing present-day cultural phenomena. The focus of the programme is in contemporary socio-cultural realities. It explores a world in which different forms of mobilities, crossings of customary borders (e.g. between nation states, economy, politics and culture or forms of expression) and new hybrids produce new cultural articulations and practices. The programme is built on the foundation of the strong research and teaching tradition in cultural studies at the University of Tampere. Study objectives After completing the Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Studies, you will be able to understand the nature of current cultural work identify and use key theoretical perspectives to conceptualize culture and cultural processes make justified and ethical choices in your professional activities give fluent presentations and arguments on particular research area, collect material and analyse it independently and critically operate in a group and argue and report on the basis of systematic research have established a competence to continue studies for a Ph.D. Career opportunities The programme supports the students in building and strengthening the required competencies in the changing environment of cultural production as well as the academia. Cultural Studies programme provides expertise for careers in which an understanding... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies (Degree: Master of Social Sciences)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Tampere

The multidisciplinary Master’s Degree in Gender Studies provides advanced training in the field of gender studies for both Finnish and foreign students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. [+]

The next application period for the Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies will be in December 2018 - January 2019 for programmes starting in 2019. Degree: Master of Social Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2019 (to be confirmed) Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships The multidisciplinary Master’s Degree in Gender Studies provides advanced training in the field of gender studies for both Finnish and foreign students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. Incorporating local, cross-cultural and transnational emphases, the curriculum encourages students and faculty from above all the humanities, arts and social sciences 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: queer studies, transgender studies, sexuality studies, race and ethnicity studies, disability studies, area and global studies, cultural studies, postcolonial and transnational studies. This programme is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between social sciences and the arts and humanities. The Gender Studies programme is designed for students with special interests in social sciences and in the humanities. It addresses the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. It considers competing theories and approaches to gender and sexuality, and explores the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age, abledness, religion and class. Why MDP... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Media Education (Master of Social Sciences or Master of Education)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Tampere

The programme develops students’ expertise in tutoring the development of conceptual awareness and practical skills that are necessary for competence in reading and writing media, and in creating suitable learning environments in various contexts. [+]

The next application period for the Master's Degree Programme in Media Education will be in December 2018 - January 2019 for programmes starting in 2019. Degree: Master of Arts or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialization Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2019 (to be confirmed) Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships The focus of the programme is on developing expertise in the new discipline of media education. The discipline is formed by the linking of media literacy to information and communication technology in learning, media use and critical thinking in media saturated societies. The programme develops students’ expertise in tutoring the development of conceptual awareness and practical skills that are necessary for competence in reading and writing media, and in creating suitable learning environments in various contexts. The Master’s Degree Programme and research on media education support the current research priorities of its home, School of Communication, Media and Theatre, especially from the perspectives of audiencing and priorities. Collaboration partner of the programme is the School of Education, which contributes to the programme the perspective of pedagogies in mediated learning environments. The Master’s Degree Programme on Media Education benefits broadly from current media and educational studies, especially audience studies, media literacies, education, studies in learning environments and information technologies in education, intercultural education, educational leadership, media management and studies in media culture, theatre and drama. Why Media Education? The programme will facilitate maturity in the cognitive skills... [-]

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