The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The Faculty of Social Sciences is responsible for the University’s research and teaching in social sciences.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is Finland’s leading research and education institute in the social sciences, and the country’s most diverse social sciences faculty in terms of the selection of its disciplines and fields of science. The Faculty includes two departments, the Department of Social Research and the Department of Political and Economic Studies, together featuring 13 disciplines, as well as several multidisciplinary research networks and research institutes.

The Faculty has more than 4,000 degree students, of whom close to 700 are pursuing a postgraduate degree. Each year, the Faculty awards some 400 Bachelor’s degrees, 350 Master’s degrees and more than 40 doctoral degrees.