24 months
10000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Education and Learning programme at the University of Turku prepares you for various tasks in the field of education, both nationally and internationally. 


Earn a degree in the field of education with an advanced combination of theory and practice!  The Education and Learning programme at the University of Turku aims to train experts in the areas of research on learning and sociology of education. This is achieved by observing education from both micro and macro level perspectives throughout the basic studies and electives as well as in the Master's theses.

The Master's Degree Programme in Education and Learning does not provide the students with formal teaching qualification.

Throughout the studies, a strong emphasis is placed on students’ research skills. The applicants also have an opportunity to apply for a double degree option called the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, with part of the degree studies completed at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Job Options 

Students of the Master's Programme in Education and Learning will become future experts for public, private and civil society sectors. Graduates of the Programme could work as e.g.

  • researchers,
  • educational experts,
  • coordinators,
  • educational consultants,
  • educators, or
  • administrators.

NB. The Master's Degree Programme in Education and Learning does not provide the students with formal teaching qualification.

Programme Structure

The curriculum emphasises 21st century skills in the areas of:

  • learning skills (e.g. critical thinking, problem solving, metacognition, and life-long learning)
  • life skills (e.g. communication, collaboration, cultural awareness, and networking), and 
  • literacy skills (information, ICT, and mathematical skills and scientific literacy).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s studies if

  • you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – usually a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • your degree consists of at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or three years of full-time study,
  • your degree gives eligibility to masters level studies in the country where it was issued,
  • your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the section on programme-specific admission requirements for detailed degree requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • The University of Turku supports merited and motivated students with generous scholarships. Scholarships are offered for both Bachelor’s and Master’s level studies, for students who are subject to tuition fees.
  • The scholarships are awarded based on academic merits. Applying for a scholarship is simple: just indicate “yes” to the appropriate question on your online application form for the programme.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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