Practical instructions of the Faculty of Social Sciences for the exceptional situation

The University of Helsinki has implemented exceptional emergency measures due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Below are further details from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Updated on 16 September.

Organisation of teaching in the Faculty in summer and autumn

  • Teaching, as a rule, continues to be organised remotely
  • Examinarium exams will be organised 1.9.2020 onwards but there are less places in the premises than normally. 
  • Faculty exams will not be held in lecture rooms during autum 2020. 
  • With regard to the 1st teaching period, the university's recovery plan states that teaching and other activities will start normally, with the exception of mass teaching events; online learning will continue to be possible. However, due to the uncertainties of the situation teachers should be prepared for distance teaching during the 1st teaching period. At least when it comes to English taught programmes, this is most likely to be necessary..
  • The transition period has been extended and it now ends 18 December 2020. It is then when all studies included in the degree have to be completed and the application for the degree diploma submitted if you want to graduate according to the old degree requirements. The last day to submit the Master's thesis (according to the old degree requirements) is 10 November 2020. The whole examination timetable for the academic year 2020-2021 and more information on transition period can be found in Instructions for Students.

  • Students from the Faculty of Social Sciences will find more information on changes in teaching on the course pages. Students in faculty examinations must register as usual. At the end of the registration period, the teachers responsible for the exam will be in contact with the students regarding the way the exam is conducted.