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Department of Teacher Education
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Home Economics and Home Economics teacher education,
Craft Science and Textiles teacher education

PO Box 8 (Siltavuorenpenger 10)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Special education
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3 A)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Centre for Educational Assessment
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3 A)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

tel. +358 294 1911 (switchboard)
fax +358 2941 29611

International students

Postgraduate studies

At the Department of Teacher Education, it is possible to pursue postgraduate studies in Education, Educational Psychology, Home Economics, Craft Science and Special Education. The postgraduate studies take place under the auspices of research groups and/research centres established at the department. Further information on postgraduate studies is available on research units' websites, which can be accessed through the "Research" channel.

Students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies should make an appointment with the professor representing the field of study on which they have planned to write their dissertation.

When drawing up the research plan, the prospective postgraduate students should acquaint themselves with the research conducted at the department and its research units. Moreover, they should find a supervisor or supervisors for their work and get their research and study plans approved by the supervising professor of the subject in question. Only application forms signed by these people can be delivered to the Science Secretary of the faculty, who will then present the postgraduate applications to the Faculty Council.

For more information:

Salla Keski-Saari (Research and postgraduate studies officer) firstname.lastname [at]



For further information on admissions, see How to Apply?

Further information on postgraduate studies and researcher education is available on the postgraduate studies pages of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences:

The University of Helsinki's "En Route to the Doctorate" website provides guidelines for the final stages of the dissertation, its public examination and on how to communicate the dissertation to the media.