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Master's Program in Changing Education

University of Helsinki
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36,000 EUR
University of Helsinki

Program description

Master's Program in Changing Education

The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is well known for its expertise in studies on social justice and diversity in education, including sociological, cultural, psychological, philosophic, gender studies perspectives, as well as the use of educational psychology and neuroscientific insights. 

In the new Master’s Program in Changing Education, starting in autumn 2020, you get an understanding of education as a dynamic and transformable construct from the individual neural level to global policies. Your studies are theory-driven, science-based and hands-on and you gain the knowledge and skills to analyze, develop and influence the practices and structures of education systems, institutions, teaching and pedagogical issues. You complete the degree of Master of Arts in Education and become a future expert and change-maker in education.

Admission requirements

Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.

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Program content

The curriculum comprises compulsory and optional modules in educational sciences, courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods and culminates in the production of a Master’s thesis. You can also include optional studies in related disciplines, an internship and a student exchange period as part of your degree.

The programme is aimed for students who have completed a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) in Finland or elsewhere. The language of teaching and studying in the programme is English.

The programme is structured around three topic areas:

  • Education, society and culture
  • Educational psychology and neuroscience 
  • Pedagogy, educational institutions and research-based teacher education

Tuition fees

The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 18000€

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

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University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

At the University of Helsinki, we believe that we can change the world. This is the foundation for both our research and education. By completing a degree from this top-ranked European university you become part of the university's almost 400...

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University of Helsinki

Fabianinkatu 33
00170 Helsinki

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