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Master's Program in Global Politics and Communication

University of Helsinki
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26,000 EUR
University of Helsinki

Program description

Master's Program in Global Politics and Communication

The Master's Program in Global Politics and Communication offers a cutting-edge combination of political science, communication studies and global political economy. You will apply ideas, concepts and methodologies to key societal and political issues such as the changing character of democracy, the role of organizations and governance in the globalizing world, and the regulation of global finance and trade. The Program emphasizes developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers.

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 Master's Programme in Global Politics and Communication is a full-time, two-year programme. The scope of the degree is 120 credits (ECTS) consisting of advanced studies in politics and communication, as well as other elective and compulsory studies.  The programme consists of core courses as well as thematic courses.

During the first year of your studies, you will study theoretical and methodological courses, and you will specialise in one of the three study tracks of the programme: Global Political Economy, Media and Democracy or Governance, Organisations and Communication. In the second year, you will deepen your knowledge on your selected study track by participating in thematic courses.

Tuition fees

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

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.

Career opportunities

Studying in the Master's Program in Global Politics and Communication develops your competencies for critical thinking, necessary for all tasks and positions that require expertise. The Program further prepares you to responsibly engage in public discussions and develop critical reasoning and argumentation skills that are equally central to academia, public organizations and private sector.

Graduates of the Program are working in a range of jobs as experts and consultants in Finland and internationally. The Program also provides graduates with excellent qualifications for postgraduate studies to pursue an academic career.

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How do global transformations affect democratic politics? What is the role of the media in the transformation of contemporary democracies? Why do economic activities result in global and national financial crises and inequality instead of in stability and democratisation? How does governance affect organisations and communication, and how do governance and organisations structure communication and political and economic activity? These are the questions you will deal with in the Global Politics and Communication programme. 

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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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