In our programme, you will grow into a colleague of us teachers and that is the way you will be treated: an equal. You are welcome to call the teachers by their first name - they might even find it odd if you don’t! You will also have a bunch of student-colleagues with you right from the start, so you’ll build a strong network in no time. Our tutors will help you with a soft landing in Helsinki and at the university, and I can assure you that soon Helsinki will feel like home.
The Faculty of Arts is at the very center, the heart, of Helsinki. The main building of the university is next to the Helsinki Cathedral and opposite the Government Palace of Finland. You will find UniSport, the biggest gym in the city center, several UniCafes and the beating heart of student life within walking distance of the lecture halls.
Welcome to beautiful and cozy Helsinki and to one of the top 1% universities in the world! Our programme is a nice mixture of international and Finnish students so you will surely make friends here. Welcome to our easy-going LingDig community!
Mathias Creutz, Programme's Director
In the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities (LingDig)*, you can deepen your understanding of language in general, become an expert in linguistic diversity at a local or global scale, dig into the mysteries of human cognition, or learn to approach various aspects of human life with digital research methods.
During the first autumn semester there is only one mandatory course for students in all study tracks: Approaches to Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities. On this course, you will work together with all first-year students of the programme and you will also create your personal study plan (HOPS) with the responsible teacher.
As for the other courses and elective studies, you have a lot of freedom to choose courses from your own as well as the other LingDig study tracks.
Learn more about the structure, content and the study tracks.
If you have questions on your upcoming studies at the University or about student life in Helsinki, you can chat with our student Kayleigh or with other University of Helsinki students. You can also read the blogs written by the students.
Student organizations organize many events for students. They are an excellent place to meet new people also outside of your own field: