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Education and Globalisation

Education and Globalisation, Master of Education (2 years)

  • Become an expert in global education policy, diverse education systems and policies, as well as quality and ethics in education
  • We educate students for socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies, environments, and work communities
  • A truly international group that ensures multiple perspectives
  • Shanghai Ranking´s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020: # 76–100 Education

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Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international master's programme. The programme emphasises North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in international education, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education. The programme is responsive to changes and trends that are happening currently in society at large and tackles issues like advancing social justice, interculturalism and diversity.

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.

The Finnish educational system is world-famous and highly regarded internationally. 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 the educational system.

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

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.

"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."

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.

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.