The Master’s Degree Programme in Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State from the University of Turku is designed to give students rigorous training on social inequalities and welfare, effective social policy or intervention design, and using advanced statistical methods to measure data on these topics. There is a strong emphasis in developing students quantitative research skills.
The extent of the programme is 120 ECTS credit units and the completion time is two years. The degree consists of major studies in the degree programme, elective studies and a thesis. The students will be linked with the research groups of INVEST. The language of tuition is English.
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. Typical areas of employment include:
- public administration,
- research focused public and private institutions,
- academia, and
- data science.
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.
- 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.
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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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 correponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
- your degree gives eligibility to master level studies in the country where it was issued,
- 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 tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Turku
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- The University of Turku supports merited and motivated students with generous scholarships. Scholarships are offered for both Bachelor’s and Master’s level studies, for students who are subject to tuition fees.
- The scholarships are awarded based on academic merits. Applying for a scholarship is simple: just indicate “yes” to the appropriate question on your online application form for the programme.
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