Tampere Universities

Introduction

Human potential unlimited.

The University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences have joined forces to create a new model for higher education in Finland called Tampere Universities. Our areas of focus are health, society and technology, and our strength lies in combining areas.

The Tampere higher education community has a new way of doing things.

The priority areas of the new Tampere higher education community are technology, health and society. Our particular strength is the combination of these areas. We are creating a multi-disciplinary, inspirational and globally attractive research and learning environment – with humanity at the core of it.

We work to solve society’s major challenges and create new opportunities. Our efforts are steered by a commitment to link pioneering research and innovation, promote interdisciplinary education and life-long partnerships, and generate unique expertise in industrial and public sector implementation.

We offer our students flexible and individual study paths that enable them to develop in-depth expertise, mutual understanding, and grasp broad multidisciplinary perspectives.

Our higher education community is the second largest university community in Finland with our 35 000 students, 50 international degree programmes, 3 500 international students and 1 000 international partnerships.

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MA

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Literacy Education

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The programme focuses on developing expertise in the new discipline of digital literacy education. The discipline is formed by linking media literacy to information and communication technology in learning, media use, and critical thinking in media-saturated societies. The programme develops the students’ expertise in tutoring and develops the conceptual awareness and practical skills needed for competence in reading and writing media and creating suitable learning environments. [+]

Develop expertise in mediated learning environments

Competence in reading and writing for media and creating suitable learning environments.

The programme focuses on developing expertise in the new discipline of digital literacy education. The discipline is formed by linking media literacy to information and communication technology in learning, media use, and critical thinking in media-saturated societies. The programme develops the students’ expertise in tutoring and develops the conceptual awareness and practical skills needed for competence in reading and writing media and creating suitable learning environments.

The programme and research on digital literacy education support the current research priorities of communication sciences, particularly from the perspectives of audiencing and priorities. Education sciences as a collaboration partner contribute to the programme by providing the perspective of pedagogies in mediated learning environments. The programme will facilitate maturity in the cognitive skills needed to understand and evaluate media and its contents as well as cultural practices, which enables media users to be more than consumers since they can actively do mediation for themselves (i.e. as prosumers).... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Teacher Education

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The programme welcomes teachers interested in further developing and deepening their professional competencies and contributing to building better educational contexts. This programme is based on an in-depth expertise gained in Finland and a substantial research-based perspective, which will allow the students to develop both individual and collegial knowledge about the school community. [+]

Educating for a sustainable future

The programme welcomes teachers interested in further developing and deepening their professional competencies and contributing to building better educational contexts.

This programme is based on an in-depth expertise gained in Finland and a substantial research-based perspective, which will allow the students to develop both individual and collegial knowledge about the school community.

This Master's programme focuses on research on teaching and learning, inclusive education, curriculum studies, as well as leadership in educational organisations, and evaluation and quality in education. To enrich the studies, this programme also offers the possibility for students to choose from a variety of optional courses offered by the Faculty of Education as well as other faculties at Tampere University.... [-]


MSc

Master's Degree Programme in Automation Engineering - Factory Automation and Robotics

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Do you want to become an expert in factory automation and robotics? Join our international and inspiring learning environment! After completing the programme, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in different fields of automation. You will also have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in industry or continue your studies towards a doctorate. [+]

Reach higher – choose automation!

Do you want to become an expert in factory automation and robotics? Join our international and inspiring learning environment!

After completing the programme, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in different fields of automation. You will also have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in industry or continue your studies towards a doctorate.

To be a successful student of Factory Automation and Robotics, you need to have a background in an applicable field of engineering. We also require proficiency in mathematics and physics and strong programming skills.

The studies consist of two majors that complement each other. The studies in factory automation and industrial informatics prepare you to apply systems thinking to design, develop and integrate factory automation and information systems. The robotics major provides you with skills and knowledge related to robotics and the technology involved, such as the fundamentals of robotics, the control of robotics and sensing/perception systems.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Business and Technology

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The technology industry needs young professionals with an intercultural mindset and an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies. We at Tampere University welcome engineers and engineering graduates from all over the world to study in our MSc Programme in Business and Technology (B&T) in an intercultural, business-oriented learning environment. [+]

Business and technology studies prepare you for an international career

The technology industry needs young professionals with an intercultural mindset and an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies. We at Tampere University welcome engineers and engineering graduates from all over the world to study in our MSc Programme in Business and Technology (B&T) in an intercultural, business-oriented learning environment.

B&T focuses on business development in international sales and sourcing networks. Companies operate in global networks; both managers and business development professionals need to understand how these networks work and how they can be managed.

In B&T, you will develop a thorough understanding of the business processes characteristic of global business-to-business markets and the ability to apply business development practices in international networks. As a special feature, our B&T programme emphasises problem-based learning in projects with the local industry. We are experts in combining theory and practice: in terms of graduate employment rates, B&T is the leading international MSc programme in Finland. An engineering background complemented with B&T is, therefore, an excellent starting point for a career in management.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Computational Big Data Analytics

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The programme teaches you to understand data analysis and master necessary skills, such as data cleansing, integration, modelling and prediction, and interactive exploration of data and models. You will also learn to present data analysis results to decision-makers with descriptive summaries and visualisations. [+]

Make big sense of big data

Data analysis plays a central role in the modern information society. Organisations in the public and private sectors are collecting vast data sets, and public-sector data are increasingly made open. However, if full use is to be made of these data, they must first be analysed.

The programme teaches you to understand data analysis and master necessary skills, such as data cleansing, integration, modelling and prediction, and interactive exploration of data and models. You will also learn to present data analysis results to decision-makers with descriptive summaries and visualisations.

Successful analysts need skills related to both computational and statistical topics. As an analyst, you can be employed by analysis companies in such sectors as insurance, banking, public administration and health care, or in government agencies, organisations, and research institutes in these sectors. In addition to studies in one’s own degree programme, students may take full advantage of the courses offered by the multidisciplinary Tampere higher education community. Welcome to join us!... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering - Smart Grids

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Smart grids are a new way of designing and managing electrical power systems. Smart grids are designed to enhance the effectiveness, stability and reliability of the systems and to integrate distributed energy resources into system management. They are essential for increasing the share of renewable energy sources without compromising competitiveness and system security. The Master's Degree Programme in Smart Grids develops systems thinking skills and provides students with a comprehensive range of technical design and analysis skills. Suitable backgrounds include Bachelor of Science (Technology) degrees in electrical power engineering, power electronics, electricity markets or renewable energy sources. [+]

Smart grids for smart people and smart systems

Smart grids are a new way of designing and managing electrical power systems.

Smart grids are designed to enhance the effectiveness, stability and reliability of the systems and to integrate distributed energy resources into system management. They are essential for increasing the share of renewable energy sources without compromising competitiveness and system security.

The Master's Degree Programme in Smart Grids develops systems thinking skills and provides students with a comprehensive range of technical design and analysis skills. Suitable backgrounds include Bachelor of Science (Technology) degrees in electrical power engineering, power electronics, electricity markets or renewable energy sources.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering - Wireless Communications and RF Systems

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Digitalisation is here to stay. The ongoing digitalisation builds on an efficient communications infrastructure. Our students will gain a deep competence, fundamental understanding, and practical skills to act as an R&D engineer, designer or expert in wireless communications and related industries. [+]

Wireless communications – connecting people and things

Digitalisation is here to stay. The ongoing digitalisation builds on an efficient communications infrastructure.

Communication is not only for humans anymore: the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet are the forerunners of a connected and programmable world where things are also able to communicate. Digitalisation will have an impact on a wide range of industries, such as energy, transportation, logistics and manufacturing.

Another prevailing trend in society and industry is robotisation. Modern inventions, such as self-driving cars and drones, strongly rely on highly efficient and reliable wireless communications while also utilising radio-based positioning and sensing/radar technologies. Wireless communications and radio frequency (RF) technologies enable the making of a wide variety of applications ranging from everyday consumer products to high-end industrial machines, robots and space science. The Internet of Things (IoT), 5G mobile communication networks and sensing/radar systems are the three most important application domains.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Engineering Materials Science

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Our ambitious and fascinating mission is to identify and develop the best possible materials for different applications in all aspects of life. We utilise new breakthrough materials to address future challenges related to the environment, energy and human welfare. Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to understand the technical and economic challenges faced by the industry, analyse and refine them into research questions, and apply scientific methods to resolve the challenges and improve the competitiveness and performance of materials in engineering applications. [+]

Solving issues of human welfare

Our ambitious and fascinating mission is to identify and develop the best possible materials for different applications in all aspects of life.

We utilise new breakthrough materials to address future challenges related to the environment, energy and human welfare.

Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to understand the technical and economic challenges faced by the industry, analyse and refine them into research questions, and apply scientific methods to resolve the challenges and improve the competitiveness and performance of materials in engineering applications.

We develop solutions for all materials used in industrial applications, such as metals, ceramics, elastomers, composites and paper-based materials, as well as study and develop different engineering coatings and surfaces. We take pride in our excellent quality of education; our teachers, laboratories and research are at the cutting edge of materials science in Finland.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Game Studies

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The programme is particularly targeted at the questions of analysis, design and application of games from the interconnected perspectives of games, game players, game developers and game cultures. It will give you the academic skills needed to analyse, observe and understand the developments in this field of study while also encouraging a more pragmatic involvement and hands-on attitude with games and playful design. [+]

Creating a playful future

Master's Degree Programme in Game Studies provides an in-depth view of the fundamental character and development of games and play.

Expanding from entertainment to other areas of life, games have grown into a form of culture and human interaction that is a crucial part of our social life and the current media landscape.

The programme is particularly targeted at the questions of analysis, design and application of games from the interconnected perspectives of games, game players, game developers and game cultures. It will give you the academic skills needed to analyse, observe and understand the developments in this field of study while also encouraging a more pragmatic involvement and hands-on attitude with games and playful design.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Human-Technology Interaction

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Master’s Programme in Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) offers an exceptionally broad set of studies in human-technology interaction and related fields. In the HTI studies, you will get up to date know-how on digital service design, usability engineering and user-centric software production, multimodal and multisensory human-computer interaction with vision, interfaces based on speech, gaze, haptics, gestures and physiology as well as on interface solutions for virtual reality, industrial tasks, human-robot interaction, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. [+]

Be one of the people designing the future of human-technology interaction

Digital technologies play a significant role in all areas of everyday life. Modern societies need professionals with a thorough understanding of how to design and develop user-friendly interactive products and engaging ways to interact with various technological devices.

Master’s Programme in Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) offers an exceptionally broad set of studies in human-technology interaction and related fields. In the HTI studies, you will get up to date know-how on digital service design, usability engineering and user-centric software production, multimodal and multisensory human-computer interaction with vision, interfaces based on speech, gaze, haptics, gestures and physiology as well as on interface solutions for virtual reality, industrial tasks, human-robot interaction, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology - Communication Systems and Networks

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Digitalisation is here to stay. The ongoing digitalisation builds on an efficient communications infrastructure. The studies in communication systems and networks place special emphasis on Future Internet and the evolving and emerging (4G, 5G and beyond 5G) wireless broadband and multi-service communication systems. While the focus is on radio access systems and networking levels, the physical layer of digital communication techniques and system-level RF aspects also fall within the scope of this programme. [+]

Effective communication networking makes the world go digital

Digitalisation is here to stay. The ongoing digitalisation builds on an efficient communications infrastructure.

Communication is not only for humans anymore: the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet are the forerunners of a connected and programmable world where things are also able to communicate. Digitalisation will have an impact on a wide range of industries, such as energy, transportation, logistics and manufacturing.

Another prevailing trend in society and industry is robotisation. Modern inventions, such as self-driving cars and drones, strongly rely on highly efficient and reliable wireless communications.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology - Data Engineering and Machine Learning

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Data engineering tickles your curiosity: every day is an adventure in the jungle of new data challenges. Data-driven systems are at the centre of modern computer engineering and hold great promise for the future. Data engineering is needed for solving challenging pattern recognition problems, such as intelligent search engines, self-driving cars, autonomous robots, or automatic car number plate recognition systems. [+]

The key to the fourth industrial revolution

Data engineering tickles your curiosity: every day is an adventure in the jungle of new data challenges.

Data-driven systems are at the centre of modern computer engineering and hold great promise for the future.

Data engineering is needed for solving challenging pattern recognition problems, such as intelligent search engines, self-driving cars, autonomous robots, or automatic car number plate recognition systems.

Study objectives

Our major studies in Data Engineering and Machine Learning combine modern machine learning techniques with efficient implementation skills. Real-life deployment skills are not only about the mathematics of machine learning but also require an understanding of databases, programming languages and even hardware design; all aiming at the efficient processing of huge data masses, with the best algorithms brought by modern machine learning.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology - Embedded Systems

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

In the modern world, embedded systems are everywhere: in cars, buildings, factories and roads. They make our world smart. Embedded systems work in interaction with their environment and other systems; they sense, process and communicate and even scavenge their energy from the environment. Embedded systems interact with people or work invisibly in the background. [+]

Your life depends on embedded systems

In the modern world, embedded systems are everywhere: in cars, buildings, factories and roads. They make our world smart.

Embedded systems work in interaction with their environment and other systems; they sense, process and communicate and even scavenge their energy from the environment. Embedded systems interact with people or work invisibly in the background.

Many embedded systems are designed to increase safety, such as the automatic anti-collision braking of a car, and some for fun, for example, a camera that augments reality in an outdoor game. Embedded systems combine hardware and software expertise.

As a student, we expect you to know the basics of electronics, digital logic, processors and programming. Having prior learning in computer networks and wireless communications is another option. The applicants should hold a BSc degree in computer science, electrical engineering or software engineering.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology - Human-Technology Interaction

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

By studying Human-Technology Interaction, you will be prepared for the challenges of designing increasingly complex technological systems. Besides functionality, the systems must be easy to control and provide positive user experiences. [+]

Learn to design successful interactive products

Technology is everywhere. We all use various technological systems every day, and the user experience is critical to their success or failure.

By studying Human-Technology Interaction, you will be prepared for the challenges of designing increasingly complex technological systems.

Besides functionality, the systems must be easy to control and provide positive user experiences.

Applicants should have a background in software engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or information technology. Previous studies in design-related topics, user experience or human-computer interaction will be considered an advantage. A strong commitment to a human-centred design approach is required to become successful in this field.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology - Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Robotics has for long been the key to efficient manufacturing. However, current robots mostly perform rigid tasks in a production pipeline with no ability to operate in changing environments. Next-generation autonomous robots operate among humans and require a completely new set of skills. Students should be familiar with the basics of programming, digital logic and processors. The recommended prior learning also includes familiarity with machine learning and control engineering. [+]

Intelligent robots of the future

Robotics has for long been the key to efficient manufacturing. However, current robots mostly perform rigid tasks in a production pipeline with no ability to operate in changing environments. Next-generation autonomous robots operate among humans and require a completely new set of skills.

Not only do robots need to understand their surroundings, but they should also be able to cooperate with humans and even predict human actions. Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, mathematics, automation engineering, signal processing, or a related discipline.

Students should be familiar with the basics of programming, digital logic and processors. The recommended prior learning also includes familiarity with machine learning and control engineering.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology - Software Engineering, Web & Cloud

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Computers and software are an integral part of our daily lives. The interaction between people and computers takes different forms as computers are integrated into different systems from mobile devices to clouds. Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, software engineering, or mathematics. [+]

Creating the new digital world

Computers and software are an integral part of our daily lives. The interaction between people and computers takes different forms as computers are integrated into different systems from mobile devices to clouds.

The trend is towards more and more complex systems that are connected in various ways to form large distributed systems. As the systems and their component services are constantly evolving, understanding the complexity and system integration is crucial, which means that there is a need for skilled software specialists in the field.

Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, software engineering, or mathematics.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change – Sustainable Business Management

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The programme prepares the graduates to work in private, public or the third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes. The business specialisation provides students with an in-depth understanding of leading and managing change in contemporary business environments. [+]

Dealing with change in complex societies

The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to lead and analyse complex change processes. It responds to the need for new kinds of leadership competencies and skills, which are in demand at local, national, international and global levels.

By interacting with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders, students will learn to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society.

The programme prepares the graduates to work in private, public or the third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes. The business specialisation provides students with an in-depth understanding of leading and managing change in contemporary business environments.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Photonics Technologies

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Our two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics Technologies provides you with in-depth knowledge of photonics ranging from fundamental light-matter interactions, laser physics and nonlinear dynamics to the design of optical systems, semiconductor technologies, advanced nanofabrication methods and measurement techniques. [+]

The science and technology of light

An indispensable part of our everyday life, photonics revolutionises communications, health care, energy production, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Our two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics Technologies provides you with in-depth knowledge of photonics ranging from fundamental light-matter interactions, laser physics and nonlinear dynamics to the design of optical systems, semiconductor technologies, advanced nanofabrication methods and measurement techniques.

Theoretical knowledge is put into practice through experiments and hands-on laboratory assignments to develop both research and engineering skills. The programme includes close collaboration with industry and regular seminars on emerging research areas. You will also be able to choose electives from among the wide array of courses offered by Tampere University.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management – Safety Management and Engineering

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The Masters Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management (SAFER) responds to this demand by educating experts who specialise in either Safety Management and Engineering or Security Governance. Depending on their major, students graduate with the degree of Master of Science in Technology, MSc (Tech), or with a Masters Degree in Administrative Sciences, MSc (Admin). The two majors have their own admission and degree requirements. Apart from the majors, the programme mainly consists of joint courses. Students enrolled in SAFER can also choose courses across any of the faculties at Tampere University. [+]

Towards a SAFER future

The complex and rapidly changing security and safety environment, continuous technological advancements, and new needs concerning enterprise risk management, occupational safety and the protection of citizens are calling for innovative and future-oriented interdisciplinary education in the fields of security and safety management.

New professions will continue to emerge in both the public and private sectors (public administration, security organisations, businesses and civil society) locally, nationally and globally. The new professions in security, safety and risk management require innovative in-depth knowledge and skills that are based on interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies. Organisations and enterprises need highly qualified professionals with a thorough understanding of security and safety management, safety engineering, risk management, governance and leadership.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management – Security Governance

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The Master’s Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management (SAFER) responds to this demand by educating experts who specialise in either Security Governance or Safety Management and Engineering. Depending on their major, students graduate with a Master’s degree in either administrative sciences MSc (Admin), or technology, MSc (Tech). The two majors have their own admission and degree requirements. Apart from the majors, the programme mainly consists of joint courses. Students enrolled in SAFER can also choose courses across all the Faculties at Tampere University. [+]

Towards a SAFER future

The complex and rapidly changing security and safety environment, continuous technological advancements, and new needs concerning enterprise risk management, occupational safety and the protection of citizens call for innovative and future-oriented interdisciplinary education in the fields of security and safety management.

New professions will continue to emerge in both the public and private sectors (public administration, security organisations, businesses and civil society) locally, nationally and globally. The new professions in security, safety and risk management require innovative in-depth knowledge and skills that are based on interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies. Organisations and enterprises need highly qualified professionals with a thorough understanding of security and safety management, safety engineering, risk management, governance and leadership.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Software Development

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Software has an impact on nearly every aspect of modern life. This MSc programme is designed for applicants with a passion for computer science or software engineering who want to learn the knowledge and skills to develop high-quality software. [+]

Making the soul of devices

Software has an impact on nearly every aspect of modern life. This MSc programme is designed for applicants with a passion for computer science or software engineering who want to learn the knowledge and skills to develop high-quality software.

The degree programme is anchored in real-world problems and explores different software development approaches, requirements management, software modelling and specification, implementation and testing software, and software project management. The programme offers opportunities to participate in the development of software or product prototypes and the management of software projects as part of a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Sustainable Architecture

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The Master's Degree Programme in Architecture provides you with a broad general understanding of the fundamentals of architecture on which to build your expertise. The programme equips you with in-depth knowledge of the cultural and practical considerations concerning the field and is oriented towards the themes of sustainability through a humanistic and all-inclusive approach. Students' own ideas are highly valued. You are encouraged to develop your thinking independently, yet with full support. Individual projects are developed in close dialogue with professors, assistants and fellow students in a proactive environment uniquely combining architecture with various academic disciplines. Personal initiative, original ideas and creativeness are encouraged and supported. The School of Architecture enjoys an outstanding reputation and attracts students from all over the world. [+]

Creative thinking and problem solving

The Master's Degree Programme in Architecture provides you with a broad general understanding of the fundamentals of architecture on which to build your expertise.

The programme equips you with in-depth knowledge of the cultural and practical considerations concerning the field and is oriented towards the themes of sustainability through a humanistic and all-inclusive approach. Students' own ideas are highly valued. You are encouraged to develop your thinking independently, yet with full support. Individual projects are developed in close dialogue with professors, assistants and fellow students in a proactive environment uniquely combining architecture with various academic disciplines. Personal initiative, original ideas and creativeness are encouraged and supported. The School of Architecture enjoys an outstanding reputation and attracts students from all over the world.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in User Experience

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The studies give you a solid practical and theoretical background for understanding, analyzing, and designing human-centered technologies and their user interfaces. A special emphasis is placed on user-centered design methods and their integration in product development, as well as evaluating user experience with end users. [+]

Technology is everywhere. We all use various technological systems every day, and it is not indifferent how we experience the use. By studying User Experience at TUT, you will be prepared for the challenges that the design of increasingly complex technological systems has to offer. In addition to purposeful functionality, the systems need to be easy to control and satisfying to use.

Suitable backgrounds for User Experience students are software engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and information technology. Additionally, previous studies in design-related topics or human-computer interaction will be considered as a bonus. A strong motivation for a human-centered design approach is needed to become successful in this field.... [-]


Master

Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO)

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO) provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe and facilitates understanding the social policy and welfare issues in global, national and local contexts. In this programme, you are able to develop skills for understanding and analysing the development of societies and for engaging with sustainable welfare and policy solutions. [+]

Knowledge on society. Expertise on policy. Competence in research

A joint approach by three European universities to contemporary societies and social issues.

The Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO) provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe and facilitates understanding the social policy and welfare issues in global, national and local contexts. In this programme, you are able to develop skills for understanding and analysing the development of societies and for engaging with sustainable welfare and policy solutions.

Our graduates work around the world for national and local governments, private companies, non-governmental organisations, and academia. During the studies, you will learn the dynamics of social policy in countries that represent different welfare models and may choose a specialisation based on your interest in some area of social policy. You will concentrate on comparative designs and practise qualitative and quantitative policy analysis. As a part of the studies, you may improve your future employment prospects by gaining work experience as a trainee or doing voluntary work for three months.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies. The programme gathers students and faculty broadly from social sciences, humanities and arts to develop innovative ways of expanding knowledge on gender, sexuality and racialisation in local, historical, cross-cultural and transnational contexts. [+]

Analysing inequalities, promoting justice

Think critically. Scrutinize gender, sexuality and race locally and globally. Advance policies for equal society.

The Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies. The programme gathers students and faculty broadly from social sciences, humanities and arts to develop innovative ways of expanding knowledge on gender, sexuality and racialisation in local, historical, cross-cultural and transnational contexts.

The degree engages you with wide-ranging and interdisciplinary traditions in gender studies, including feminist, queer, trans and antiracist studies. You will obtain both theoretical and methodological tools to understand and analyse how gender, sexuality and racialisation shape societies and cultures; how inequalities can be observed and tackled in different societal spheres, including, for instance, institutions and politics, workplaces, everyday life, intimate relations, media and the arts. You will familiarise yourself with cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The programme provides students with the basis for making sense of globalisation and transnational connections in the contemporary world. National policies and cultures are increasingly related to events and forces outside national borders. [+]

Analyse policies. Understand change. Master the world.

High-quality research into the policy and cultural complexities of globalisation. MDP in Global and Transnational Sociology (GTS) is a high-quality programme especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, media, international organisations, and international development.

The programme provides students with the basis for making sense of globalisation and transnational connections in the contemporary world. National policies and cultures are increasingly related to events and forces outside national borders.

Political processes, cultural trends and organisations are interconnected across the world. A critical understanding of these patterns and connections is the primary goal of the programme. With a special emphasis on sociological neo-institutionalism, the GTS Programme offers the students a toolkit to analyse the social, political and cultural forces shaping our global world. The degree also develops the students’ cosmopolitan perspective crucial for a wide span of careers today.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change – European and Global Politics

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The specialisation in European and global politics gives students a solid academic basis to understand the interaction of political processes at the local, national, regional, international and global levels. The focus is on analysing and leading change with regard to political participation and decision-making, dynamics of integration and disintegration, international security issues as well as questions of political economy and governance. [+]

Dealing with change in complex societies

The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to lead and analyse complex change processes. It responds to the need for new kinds of leadership skills which are in demand at local, national, international and global levels.

By interacting with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders, students will learn to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society. The programme prepares the graduates to work in the private, public or third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change – Governance for Sustainable Change

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The administrative science specialisation provides students with sound academic skills for anticipating, analysing and responding to the complex, dynamic challenges facing contemporary public sector organisations and institutions. Key topics include governance in the context of public sector reforms, changing modes of public service delivery, and evidence-based policy-making. [+]

Dealing with change in complex societies

The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to lead and analyse complex change processes. It responds to the need for new kinds of leadership skills, which are in demand at local, national, international and global levels.

By interacting with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders, students will learn to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society. The programme prepares the graduates to work in the private, public or third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. Ranked as a Top 10 degree in conflict resolution and peacebuilding by the Peacekeeper in 2017, PEACE facilitates understanding the complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short- and long-term consequences. [+]

Thinking peaceful change

Interdisciplinary approaches to conflict transformation, conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local, international and global contexts

Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. Ranked as a Top 10 degree in conflict resolution and peacebuilding by the Peacekeeper in 2017, PEACE facilitates understanding the complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short- and long-term consequences.

The programme examines, for example, how violent conflicts, ethnic and religious discrimination and human rights violations produce forced displacement and how different actors can respond to these crisis situations... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Public Choice

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

Public policy analysis requires an approach that combines insights and techniques from economics and political science. This programme teaches students to use economic tools to address broad societal problems. The programme extends economic analysis beyond the traditional focus on market interactions to examine the intended and unintended consequences of policies and to explore how and when individual self-interest among politicians, interest groups etc. help or hinder public interest. [+]

Economic approaches to political questions

Public policy analysis requires an approach that combines insights and techniques from economics and political science.

This programme teaches students to use economic tools to address broad societal problems. The programme extends economic analysis beyond the traditional focus on market interactions to examine the intended and unintended consequences of policies and to explore how and when individual self-interest among politicians, interest groups etc. help or hinder public interest.

Public policy analysis involves understanding institutional design, policy evaluation and implementation, and decision-making. The methods include microeconomics, game theory, experimental economics, spatial econometrics, social choice theory and econometrics.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE)

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

The Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree Programme in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) focuses on the management of higher education, research and innovation. It provides students with competencies to act as change agents able to take the leading role in institutional development. At the same time, MARIHE graduates are prepared to participate in the processes that generate agendas and policies for the advancement of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. They are equipped to work as managers, development experts, policymakers, analysts, researchers and consultants in HE, research and innovation institutions, as well as in private companies, public administration, international organisations, and NGOs. They can also continue to doctoral studies and pursue an academic career. [+]

Preparing higher education for the future

Competence to take the leading role in institutional development.

Institutions in higher education, research and innovation play a central role in the advancement of societies and economies. They foster economic growth, strengthen technological progress, and enhance job creation. In addition, higher education institutions contribute to the personal development of individuals and help educate proactive citizens in societies. To achieve the best possible results, these institutions require modern and effective management.

The Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree Programme in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) focuses on the management of higher education, research and innovation. It provides students with competencies to act as change agents able to take the leading role in institutional development.... [-]


Nordic Master's Degree Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Tampere

NORDIG offers a unique learning environment enabling students to create smart solutions and obtain sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management. [+]

International experts facilitating societal co-operation and innovation

NORDIG offers a unique learning environment enabling students to create smart solutions and obtain sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management.

NORDIG’s curriculum adds a truly Nordic dimension to studies on public administration and public policy. The students will study at three Nordic universities: Tampere University, University of Agder (Norway) and KTH Royal Technological Institute (Sweden). The students will be equipped with knowledge of public administration, management, innovations, and the dynamics of learning organisations. As a part of their studies, students will do a project in the OpenLab environment at KTH. NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand... [-]


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