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Contemporary Societies

University of Helsinki

24 months
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13000 EUR/year
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As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dynamics. To become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies, choose the Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) from University of Helsinki.

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Overview

In this Contemporary Societies (COS) from University of Helsinki , you choose from five major subjects: sociology, social and public policy, social psychology, social and cultural anthropology or development studies. You also study themes like ethnic relations and migration, mind and society, socio-cultural shifts and sources of inequalities.

If you want to become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies, choose the multidisciplinary, research-based Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS). It focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies both in a European and a global context.

You can choose from five major subjects: sociology, social and public policy, social psychology, social and cultural anthropology or development studies. Depending on your study track, you study one or several of the following themes: Ethnic Relations and Migration, Mind and Society, Socio-Cultural Shifts and Sources of Inequalities.

In the Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS), you will:

  • focus on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies both in a European and a global context
  • become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies
  • acquire expertise and skills relevant for working life and qualifications
  • build your individual portfolio according to your interests and career plans
  • get support for both international mobility and work experience
  • study disciplines that are ranked among the best 100 subjects in the QS World University Ranking by Subject
  • be taught by staff who are research leaders in their fields and have longstanding experience of teaching multicultural student groups

As a graduate, you will be qualified to work in both the public and private sectors, in governmental administration or in various types of organisations. You will also have excellent qualifications to continue with an academic career and PhD studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Studies
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social and Public Policy
  • Sociology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have completed or will complete by 31 August a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) or 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 15 January. 
  • You have sufficient proficiency in English. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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