Future possibilities

Career prospects

As a graduate of COS with a Master’s in Social Science (MSocSc) you will have built your portfolio with courses that provide solid expertise in your study track and reflect your personal interests and career goals. You will be qualified to work in both the public and private sectors, in governmental administration or in various types of organisations.

Making use of the unusually broad range of courses available, you will also have acquired excellent qualifications to continue with an academic career and PhD studies.

Doctoral studies

An important aim of the COS programme is to provide you with a solid foundation from which you can continue towards a doctoral degree. The University of Helsinki offers several relevant doctoral programmes, such as the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change and the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences.