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University of Helsinki Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

Department of Education


Contact information:

Siltavuorenpenger 20 R
P.O. Box 9
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 191 20555
Fax  +358 9 191 20561  

Studying and Degrees

It is possible to obtain a degree (Bachelor's, Master's, Licentiate's, Doctor's) in Education (General and Adult Education), in Finnish or in Swedish languages at the Department of Education. The Master's degree is the basic degree, although it is also possible to obtain the Bachelors degree before that. The annual intake for the Master's degree is about 100 students and there are about 800 Master's degree students. There is no quota for the annual intake of postgraduate students. At present, there are some 150 doctoral students pursuing studies at the Department.

A degree in Education (General and Adult Education) is not a formal qualification for teaching (e.g. in schools etc.), and thus the potential field of employment is outside the school and other formal educational institutions. The overall employment situation of graduates in Education is very good. Graduates have been recruited by State offices, municipal institutions, associations and private companies. The variety of jobs offered to former students of Education is wide.

More information

There is some general information about the University of Helsinki and the Admission Requirements available in English.

More detailed information concerning the degree programmes and studies at the Department of Education is mostly available in Finnish.

Exchange students coming to study at the Department of Education within the Erasmus and Nordplus mobility programmes can take courses at the Department in Finnish, Swedish or English. Please consult the Coordinator of International Affairs for more information about courses and studying at the Department of Education.

Mona Eid
Coordinator of International Affairs
Department of Applied Sciences of Education and Department of Education
P.O. Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20 R, room 242)
00014 University of Helsinki
tel. +358 (0)9 191 29624
fax. +358 (0)9 191 29611