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Social Exclusion

Åbo Akademi University

24 months
10000 EUR/year
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The Social Exclusion programme of Åbo Akademi University sets out to educate its students about the principles of coexistence and offers tools for analysing social exclusion from a multidisciplinary and global perspective.

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The Social Exclusion Master‘s programme teaches you to critically evaluate and better promote strategies towards social awareness and social inclusion. It also looks comprehensively at the conditions that lead to social exclusion, its negative effects on society and to what degree different cultures are affected.

By engaging fully with this programme, you will be able to critically reflect on social and cultural states from a wider perspective based in the humanities, anchored in subjects such as History, Theology, Philosophy, Gender Studies, the Study of Religions, and Minority Studies. Belief systems, trends, values, ideologies, power as well as social practices within society will also be given particular focus, allowing you to closely examine the factors that contribute to societal problems and how it might be possible to overcome these.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded with either a Master of Theology or a Master of Arts, depending on your previous studies and the area of specialisation chosen upon commencement of the programme.

Career Prospects

The Master’s degree programme in Social Exclusion is especially suited to those looking to pursue careers in areas such as research, politics, equal opportunities policy and human rights organisations. As this course equips you with the skills needed to work in both national and international settings, you will find yourself qualified for a diverse range of opportunities in the private and public sector, as well as in non-governmental organizations and civil society. Additionally, skills developed throughout the programme are highly relevant in arts, writing, and media careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social exclusion: key-approaches
  • English skills for studies in social exclusion
  • Minorities, Mobility and Migration
  • Religious Diversity, Minorities and the Law
  • Human Rights and the Environment
  • Rethinking Actors of the International Legal System

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application period for studies starting in August is 7-20 January.


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field that is equivalent to a Finnish university Bachelor’s degree (kandidatexamen). Applying students must provide a relevant BA in Study of Religions, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy, Theology or an equivalent degree.
  • If the applicant is formally eligible for studies, the degree certificates and transcripts of records are always assessed individually by the academic board of the programme in order to determine whether the profile of the previous studies matches the academic requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 EUR/year
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    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.


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