at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Degree Students

Master's Degree studies

There are two Master's Degree programmes delivered in English at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy (DSSP):

To be eligible for the Master's degree studies, you must have completed a Bachelor's degree in a related field.

These International Masters Degree programmes are currently being reformed, and student intake is currently suspended for them. 

Bachelor's Degree studies

The University of Jyvaskylä does not offer Bachelor's degree programmes in English.

If you wish to study for a Bachelor's degree at the Department, a good command of Finnish is required from all applicants in all subjects (level B1 - B2 in the Common European Framework global scale). If you possess the required level of Finnish, you may apply to the Bachelor's programmes at the Department.

In Finnish, a student can pursue a Bachelor's and a Master's degree with specialization in

  • philosophy
  • political science
  • sociology
  • social and public policy or
  • social work

Please read more about applying to us and studying at our Department.


Exchange Students

The Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy (DSSP) welcomes around 60 visiting students per year.

Come and join us!

Our staff will help you, and you can use the expertise of our professors and other teachers and researchers.


Contact Information

Should you have questions related to studying at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, please contact the following person:

Ms. Kirsi Torkkola
International Coordinator
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 35
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä
Tel. + 358 40 805 3110
Room: Opinkivi 114
E-mail: kirsi.torkkola(a)jyu.fi

You may also contact the International office by
Email: international-office(a)jyu.fi
Tel: +358 40 805 4341 or +358 40 8054333