University of Jyväskylä

Apply for Summer School in Human Sciences 2018

The Summer School in Human Sciences will take place on 21 May - 15 June 2018. Apply by 1 March!

The University of Jyväskylä is pleased to welcome you to our 15th intensive Summer School in Human Sciences in May-June 2018. The Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences comprises of 21 interdisciplinary courses for students interested in e.g. art and culture studies, education, sport and health sciences, psychology, communication, social sciences and philosophy or related fields.

All degree students of the University of Jyväskylä can apply to the Summer School in Human Sciences. You can choose one or more courses (one course per week). The Summer School is free of charge for the students of the University of Jyväskylä. Application deadline for the Summer School is 1 March 2018.


Week I: 21 - 25 May 2018

• Finnish Language and Culture
• Education in Finland
• Introduction to Management and Leadership
• Everyday Life in New Media – Online Ethnography as a Research Method
• Organization and Role of Sport in the EU and its Member States
• Approaches and Methods in Systematic Musicology
• Intrapreneurship: Current Perspectives on New Business Development and Corporate Entrepreneurship

Week II: 28 May - 1 June 2018

• Finnish Language and Culture
• Working Models in Domestic Violence Counseling
• National Education Systems: Foundations, Frameworks, Structures and Experiences
• Popular Culture and Identity Construction in the US and Finland
• Physical Activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion - International Perspectives
• Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy and other Arts Therapies

Week III: 4 - 8 June 2018

• Visual Research Methods
• Learning Environments Enhancing Student Interaction: Global Trends and Best Practices
• Sport Marketing
• Cultural Economy and Work

Week IV: 11 - 15 June 2018

• Press Photography: Theory, Practice and Interpretation
• Sports Economics
• Introduction to Intercultural Communication
• Learning and Teaching in Growing Diversity
• Introduction to Gender Studies

Course descriptions: 

How to apply?
The online application form and instructions for completing the application are available at

Teaching staff
The teaching staff of the Summer School consists of professors, researchers and experts from the University of Jyväskylä and from partner universities.

Further information:

Summer School in Human Sciences
University of Jyväskylä 

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