Degree programme in Educational sciences
From 1st August 2017 the Faculty of Educational Sciences offers one Bachelor's degree programme with six study tracks in Finnish and three in Swedish. The study tracks in Finnish are Special Education, Home Economics Teacher Education, Textiles Teacher Education, Kindergarten Teacher Education, Class Teacher Education and General and Adult Education. The study tracks in Swedish are Kindergarten Teacher Education, Class Teacher Education and General and Adult Education.
The first cycle (Bachelor) university degree only is available in kindergarten teacher education. Those who have obtained a Bachelor's degree in kindergarten teacher education may apply for studies leading to a Master's degree.
Students in all other study tracks take first a Bachelor's degree (3 years) but they all continue their studies to a Master's degree (2 years). In Finland, in primary and subject teacher education (excluding kindergarten teacher education), formal qualifications can be obtained only by completing a second cycle university degree.
The Master's degree programmes (2 years) are directed only to students who have already completed a suitable Bachelor's degree programme.
You can find all the necessary information on the university's admission service's degree finder. If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact the University of Helsinki admission services.
Master's programme in English
New Master's programme in Changing Education starts in Autumn 2020. Application period 3.12.2019–10.1.2020.
Non-degree programmes and other study possibilities in English
- Faculty also offers non-degree programmes for teacher qualifications.
- Read about Exchange studies in the University of Helsinki.
- You can also apply for the Visiting student (Free mover) status.