You acquire theoretical knowledge and skills to examine the complex social and cultural phenomena in different kinds of intercultural encounters. You gain a profound understanding of how everyday local life is connected to international, multicultural, and transnational issues. You learn to analyse why and how conflicts arise for various cultural, political and religious reasons. In addition, you gain insight into the possibilities of dialogue in conflict resolution and learn to communicate and evaluate information on intercultural encounters.
The courses in the ICE programme are grounded in the latest academic research enabling the students to apply their theoretical grasp to practical situations in a multicultural and internationally oriented working life.
The Intercultural Encounters programme at University of Helsinki has a strong emphasis on enhancing the students’ career prospects. The content of the programme has been designed around modules that develop the students’ theoretical and practical skill set, and allow them to apply their academic knowledge to real life case studies.
The students’ preparedness for working life is further advanced by on-site visits, internships, and project work that also provide important opportunities for networking. Employment opportunities for ICE graduates range from cultural and public management to international projects in private companies. Potential employers include the EU, the UN, and other national and international organisations; ministries; universities; the municipal sector; non-governmental organisations; and the media.
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Depending on your target degree you will specialise in one or two thematic modules. The thematic modules are:
- Religion, Conflict and Dialogue
- Knowledge, Decolonisation, and Change
- Communication and Media
- Transnational Interactions and Globalisation
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- 24 months
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Application period: 1 December- 15 January
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Communication Sciences Sociology View 11 other Masters in Communication Sciences in Finland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You have completed or will complete by 31 July a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) or a second-cycle degree (e.g., master’s degree) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
- You have completed or will complete applicable studies required for the master’s programme by 11 January. Below are more details concerning applicable studies.
- You have sufficient proficiency in English.
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International13000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees.
- Fully Funded Grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
- Full Tuition fee Grant
- Study Grant (10 000 EUR)
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.