Master's in Education and Globalisation

Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year Master's programme emphasising North-South-East-West dialogue. Studies in international education, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on education systems and policies form the core of the degree.

Education and Globalisation, Master's Programme in Education and Globalisation

Degree title

Master of Arts

Study places


Duration of studies

2 years


120 credits

Teaching method

On campus

Programme profile

Top reasons to study Education and Globalisation

  • Expand your mindset in addressing social justice issues locally and globally.
  • Study with peers from all over the world interested in celebrating diversity and improving education.
  • Engage in close and non-hierarchical ways with our small, yet diverse faculty team. Build your network by being active in our study community.
  • Multidisciplinary approach in studies - focus on ethics and intercultural competences.
  • Participate in academic dialogues with students and scholars from North-South-East-West.

The programme is responsive to changes and trends that are happening currently in society at large. It tackles issues like advancing social justice, interculturalism and diversity. Training in research pertaining to develop education and policy is also at the core of the programme.

The student enters an international and intercultural study environment, where diversity is appreciated as an important source of learning. The programme is strongly geared toward building intercultural competencies.

"I am studying in an international and multicultural environment, with peers coming from different professional backgrounds which I consider to be added value to the courses." - Spasia

Students major in Educational Sciences

The programme includes a minor subject (Education in Transition) for those who have not studied Education in their previous studies. Other relevant minors can be chosen if student has studied education in previous studies.

To strengthen the work-life relevance and students’ professional development, the programme includes an internship period. The students have an opportunity to find an internship in Finland or internationally in a variety of different settings, such as intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations, or educational institutions.

The programme provides students with the expertise, skills and knowledge with which they can build their future careers. Graduates are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree which enables them to continue their academic studies at doctoral level.

This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification as such but students’ educational background, working experience and own interests affect the career paths of the graduates.

Core skills and competence

The programme focuses on the following areas in education on both local and global levels:

  • Ethics and social justice
  • Diversity
  • Policy and planning
  • Critical analysis
  • Interculturalism
  • Comparative research.

Programme structure and courses

Career opportunities

The professional foundations of the programme are related to tasks in research, planning, administration and teaching in the field of education, and also tasks in different organisations offering consultation and guidance.

During the studies, students gain competence for working in national and international contexts in the public, private and civil society sectors as professionals, such as project leaders, coordinators and educational consultants.

Learn from the best

The Finnish educational system is world-famous. In the programme, students have a chance to familiarise themselves with the Finnish system and the policy that shapes it and build a critical assessment of it. 

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