24 months
Duration
13000 EUR/year
Free
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

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.

Visit the official programme website for more information

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.

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. Is your goal to understand the complex issues associated with contemporary societies?

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

More details

Application period: 1 December- 15 January

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An officially certified copy of the degree certificate/diploma
  • An official transcript of records or an officially certified copy of the transcript
  • A diploma supplement (if available)
  • Please also submit authorised translations of these documents in Finnish, Swedish or English, if necessary.
If you wish to use any additional degrees or studies as grounds for application, please also submit the following documents related to them:
  • Certified copy of the degree certificate/diploma
  • Official transcript of records or a certified copy of the transcript
  • Please also submit authorised translations of these documents in Finnish, Swedish or English, if necessary.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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.

Funding

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.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 9 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Contemporary Societies
-
University of Helsinki

Wishlist