Summer School in Human Sciences


Welcome to Summer School in Human Sciences

Summer School in Human Sciences

The Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences comprises 16 interdisciplinary courses for undergraduate and / or graduate students interested in e.g. art and culture studies, education, sport and health sciences, psychology, communication, social sciences and philosophy or related fields.

Participants are welcome to take the full summer school programme (one course per week) or parts of it.




23 - 27 May 2016

  • Finnish Language and Culture (Language and Culture Studies)
  • Education in Finland (Education)
  • Organization and Role of Sport in the EU and its Member States (Sport Sciences)
  • Social Networks and Interpersonal Relations in a Multicultural World (Intercultural Studies)
  • Introduction to Management and Leadership (Business Studies)


30 May - 3 June 2016

  • Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy and Other Arts Therapies (Psychology)
  • Studies in Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology)
  • Social Sciences and Global Responsibility (Social Sciences and Philosophy)
  • Physical activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion - International perspectives (Health Sciences)


6 - 10 June 2016

  • Working Models in Domestic Violence Counseling (Psychology)
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication (Communication)
  • Sport Marketing (Sport Sciences)
  • Introduction to Gender Studies (Gender Studies)


13 - 17 June 2016

  • Press Photography: Theory, Practice and Interpretation (Communication)
  • Psychology and Economics (Business Studies)
  • Introduction to Ethics of Science (Social Sciences and Philosophy)



Participation fee

The University of Jyväskylä does not charge tuition for the courses from students of partner universities collecting eventual tuition fees of their own. There will be a small fee for the social programme. Students are expected to pay for their travel to and from Jyväskylä as well as living expenses and accommodation while in Jyväskylä.



Students from partner universities all over the world as well as local students are invited to apply to the Summer School. The programme is intended for undergraduate and / or graduate students majoring in art and culture studies, education, sport sciences, social sciences and philosophy or related fields.


Teaching staff

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


Coordination & further information

Practical arrangements are coordinated by the International Office of the University of Jyväskylä (e-mail:


Contact Information


Academic and Student Services
P.O.Box 35
40014 University of Jyväskylä

Telephone numbers:
International Office staff

Visiting address:
Building T, Main Campus

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