The new international master's program trains experts in superdiversity

The University of Oulu offers a new international master's program, "Superdiversity in Education, Organisations and Society" (SEOS), during which students explore how diversity impacts education, organizations, and the surrounding society. Diversity refers to differences among people, such as ethnicity, gender, culture, or religion. SEOS is a joint degree program developed by the European UNIC University consortium, involving instruction from 8 European universities. The application period for the two-year master's program is from March 1 to July 15, 2024.

The SEOS master's program applies an interdisciplinary approach to diversity, combining educational sciences, social sciences, and organizational and management studies. The program examines how modern European societies and communities are changing. It equips students with skills to analyze and develop solutions to diversity challenges, including issues related to discrimination.

The SEOS degree program combines hybrid teaching with virtual and physical exchange studies. During the program, students become familiar with different cultures, languages, and learning environments. In the first semester, all students study the fundamentals of diversity together. For the second and third semesters, students can choose from three specialization tracks: educational, organizational, or societal perspective.

SEOS is a multidisciplinary two-year joint master's degree program (totaling 120 ECTS). Instruction is entirely in English. The SEOS degree is offered by 8 world-class universities: Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, University College Cork in Ireland, Deusto University in Spain, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Koç University in Turkey, University of Liège in Belgium, University of Oulu, and University of Zagreb in Croatia. After completing the degree, students receive a joint diploma from all eight universities.

Who can apply for the SEOS master's program?

The SEOS master's program admits 60 students annually. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in a field related to diversity, such as educational sciences, social sciences, social work, or cultural studies. The English language proficiency requirement for applicants is B2. The program is fee-based.

The application period for the SEOS master's program started on March 1, 2024, and ends on July 15, 2024. Detailed application instructions can be found in English on the master's program website. The education begins in October 2024 on-site at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

An information webinar for the SEOS program was held on February 2, 2024. Watch the info webinar recording.

What is the UNIC European University?

European universities are networks of higher education institutions in European countries that collaborate for the benefit of students, teachers, researchers, and surrounding societies. The UNIC network includes ten universities from different parts of Europe, focusing on promoting educational collaboration and addressing challenges in post-industrial member cities. In Oulu, this transformation is linked to population growth and new opportunities for urban development.

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Last updated: 8.3.2024