Welcome to study Global Politics and Communication

The Master’s Programme in Global Politics and Communication (GPC) invites our newly admitted students starting their studies in autumn 2024 to take a moment to explore this page and get to know us better. Our staff, students and faculty welcome you!

The admission results (application round from 1 Dec 2023 to 3 Jan 2024) have been sent to the applicants to the e-mail address given on their application form. The results can also be found in the My Studyinfo -service.


Dear Incoming Masters Students,

Congratulations on being accepted to the Master’s Programme in Global Politics and Communication (GPC)!  

We are pleased to welcome you into our incoming GPC class of 2024. Remember to accept the offer of admittance following this this link to preserve your place in our programme.

We are delighted to invite you into our outstanding and diverse community of students this autumn, and look forward to getting to know you.  We emphasise our student community and achievements, as you can see on our webpage here. Once you have accepted your study position, please feel free to fill in your student profile on this form. We anticipate a rewarding shared journey of exploration and discovery throughout our MA courses, events and eventually the thesis projects. To get acquainted with our programme and the University of Helsinki, you can follow us on Instagram and X, as well we are pioneering our Linked In professional group Global Politics and Communications (GPC) at the University of Helsinki

You will receive more practical information about the University of Helsinki from the Admissions Services throughout the coming months, but if you have any questions about the contents of our programme ahead of starting your studies, feel free to get in touch directly with me.

I look forward to meeting you during the orientation week. Until then, enjoy your summer!

With best wishes,

Dr. S.M. Amadae
Programme Director
Global Politics and Communication

Get to know your fellow students

The student community of the GPC programme includes both Finnish students and international students from all over the world. The University of Helsinki and the Faculty of Social Sciences have an active student community, involving a variety of student organisations and activities.

Kannunvalajat is the student organisation for all students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. CISSI, the Organisation of International Social Scientists, is focused specifically on the needs of international students. There are also subject organisations in Media and Communication Studies (Media) and Political Science (VOO) and a range of other political and social associations and activities.

Learn more about the experiences of our students by reading the student testimonials. 

You can also chat directly with our students to get answers to your questions (but please note that for questions related to the admissions you should contact the Admission Services):

The blog posts on the chat platform are also a great way to get an overview of student life in Helsinki.

Orientation and tutoring

The teaching officially starts on 2 Sept 2024, but you should take part in the orientation activities for the new students that take place the week before the teaching starts (week 35 starting on 27 August).

You will be assigned to a tutor group led by a senior student, or student tutor. Your tutor will help with questions related to studying in our programme, give support with administrative matters and introduce you to the university campuses and facilities. This will make it easier for you to start your studies and life in Helsinki. Each student will also be assigned a teacher tutor with whom you can discuss your personal study plan and goals.

The detailed information and schedule concerning your orientation and tutoring will be published in the Instructions for students in the summer. Make sure the GPC programme is selected on the dropdown menu to access the correct information.

Get skills for your career

The degree involves a career skills module for all students, which can include traineeships (subsidised by the University) or working life projects organised together with other organisations.

The international students in the Master's Programme in Global Politics and Communication can apply to the UNITalent Programme. It is designed to support international students in building professional networks in Finland and to gain insight into field specific working life. Students take part by attending monthly group meetings with hosting organisation for a period of three months. During the programme, the University Career Services also provides training in career management skills.

Contacts and useful links

If you have questions related to the admissions and accepting your study place, please contact the Admission Services.

If you have questions related to the content of the programme, please contact the director of the programme Dr. S.M. Amadae.