The Master’s Degree Programme in Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State from University of Turku is unique both in Finland as well as in Europe at large.
During the studies, the students are expected to acquire profound understanding of the key socioeconomic and demographic changes in societies linked with social inequalities and shown in meso-and micro level interaction, the role of welfares state institutions and services in compensating and/or enforcing them in different country contexts, and high level quantitative methodological skills for analysing data on such issues.
The MPINVEST programme educates research and public administration professionals for analysing social inequalities and welfare state institutions as well as developing new policies and intervention methods to reduce disadvantages and improve wellbeing and skill development of children and youth.
Career in Research
The Master’s Degree provides eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies and it is expected that all chosen student should acquire researcher’s skills that should also make them eligible for social and behavioural science PhD programmes including lNVEST’s own PhD programme.
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- The first year of studies will mainly consist of methods and substantive courses together with the initial development of the thesis idea and proposal.
- Second year studies will centre on thematic seminars and the thesis in the first semester and will also include work-life competences, and internship and exchange studies in the second semester.
- The topics of the theses will be provided by the research groups and the theses will be supervised by the research group members.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology Political Science View 4 other Masters in Political Science in Finland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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 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.
International10000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10000 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.
- The University of Turku offers scholarships for degree students who are subject to the tuition fee.
- The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and they are awarded to both Bachelor's and Master's level students. 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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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