Master's Degree Programme in Educational Sciences

Faculty of Education and Psychology

The Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences is a 2-year programme comprising 120 ECTS credits. The aims of the programme are to prepare highly competent educators and to enhance the quality of education in the diversifying contexts of a globalized world in which education is the key to the success of both individuals and societies. The programme offers both theoretical and practical skills across a wide selection of topics in the field of education, ranging e.g from early childhood education to learning in old age.During the Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences, students will gain a broad understanding of the field of education, including awareness of international issues in education. Students will also gain insights into the Finnish education system.

Students will acquire scientific expertise in the field of education and will be able to work with theories and analyse and develop educational practices. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to specialize in the areas of education that they find the most relevant and interesting. Research-based teaching facilitates students’ development as competent and critical members of today’s digitalized information and knowledge society. The Master’s Degree creates a foundation for producing scientific knowledge and applying scientific methods in practice in the field of education.

Graduates of the programme will be well prepared for work in a variety of educational settings, for example, as educational consultants, coordinators, teacher educators, researchers or educational planners. Our mission is to produce visionary graduate educators able to educate, develop and empower people and systems with research-based knowledge, humane values, appropriate skills and responsible attitudes that can make a difference in a changing world. Our vision is a programme that provides the kinds of competencies that graduates can utilize in becoming globally good educators who are able to work in various changing and even challenging environments. After completing the programme and receiving the degree of Master of Arts (Education), graduates are eligible to apply for doctoral studies.

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Master's Degree Programme in Educational Sciences

Master of Arts (Education)

120 ECTS credits

Planned duration: 
2 years

Language of instruction:

Next application round:
From 15 November 2018 to 
10 January 2019

Studies begin: 
Autumn 2019 

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