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Master's Program in Contemporary Societies

University of Helsinki
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
Helsinki
English
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University of Helsinki

Program description

Master's Program in Contemporary Societies

If you want to become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies, choose the multidisciplinary, research-based Master's Program in Contemporary Societies (COS). It focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies both in a European and a global context.

You can choose from five major subjects: sociology, social and public policy, social psychology, social and cultural anthropology or development studies. Depending on your study track, you study one or several of the following themes: Ethnic Relations and Migration, Mind and Society, Socio-Cultural Shifts and Sources of Inequalities.

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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 scope of the Master's programme is to be completed in two academic years.

COS offers five major subjects (study tracks):

  • Development Studies
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social and Public Policy
  • Sociology

To apply you must have a Bachelor’s degree including studies in one of these disciplines or cognate fields. You should apply for the study track that is closest to your previous studies.

Depending on your study track, you study one or several of the following themes: Ethnic Relations and Migration, Mind and Society, Socio-Cultural Shifts and Sources of Inequalities.

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.

Tuition fees

The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 13000€

Career opportunities

The teaching in the Master's Program in Contemporary Societies (COS) is organized so that you can acquire expertise and skills relevant for working life as well as qualifications for doctoral studies. The unique context offered by the COS Program helps you to develop versatile expertise. The Program design allows you to build your individual portfolio according to your interests and career plans.

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Is your goal to understand the complex issues associated with contemporary societies? As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dynamics. To become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies – choose COS! The multidisciplinary, research-based Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies both in a European and a global context. Depending on your study track, one or several of the following pathways are available to you: Ethnic Relations and Migration, Mind and Society, Socio-Cultural Shifts, and Sources of Inequalities.

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University of Helsinki

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Fabianinkatu 33
00170 Helsinki
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