Master's Program in European and Nordic Studies

University of Helsinki
2 years
Master's degree
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Master's Program in European and Nordic Studies

Understanding Europe today requires much more than understanding the process of European integration. The tensions, challenges and possibilities that are manifesting themselves today have their roots in a longer political, social and cultural history.

In the Master's Program in European and Nordic Studies (ENS), you are taken back to these roots and gain a profound understanding of Europe in all of its historical, political and cultural diversity. It is also the only Program in the Nordic countries where you can specialize in Nordic Studies in English.

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 in European and Nordic Studies (ENS) is to be completed in two academic years. The programme consists of joint courses and specialisation studies that introduce you to various aspects of Europe, the Nordic countries and the Baltic Sea Region.

One of the available options is to specialise in Nordic Studies. ENS is a unique Nordic Studies programme taught in English in the Nordic countries.

The programme has two study tracks:

  • Humanities track emphases regional and cultural studies, and history. Thematic modules specific to this track include Nordic Studies; European Legal History and Traditions; and ECEBB (East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies).
  • Social Sciences track is oriented towards political history, politics, civil society and public life. Thematic modules specific to this track include EU Studies; History and Memory in Europe; Politics and Communication; and Migration and Minorities.

The language of instruction is English. Upon completion of the programme, you will receive either the Master of Arts degree or Master of Social Sciences degree depending on your study track.

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.


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

Career paths

European and Nordic Studies Program will train you as an and critical thinker who is well informed about European issues, trained to do independent and creative analytical projects as well as experienced in working in a multicultural environment.

There is currently a great need for professionals like this within the public and private sectors. The Program will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in higher education, local and national administrations, the media, the European Union, Nordic regional and international institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the business sector.

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