European and Nordic Studies Mater's Programme (ENS) is a English language joint programme between the Faculty of Social Science and Faculty of Arts. ENS offers a possibility for Nordic specialization within the framework of European Studies. The programme has one humanities and one social science track. Nordic specialization is possible within both tracks, although the chair in Nordic Studies is situated at the Faculty of Arts.
The programme offers a unique possibility to study the Nordic societies form a social science and humanities perspective. We offer courses dealing with themes such as, The Nordic Welfare State, Nordic cooperation on both state and NGO level, history and identity politics in the Nordic countries, the transnational dynamics between Nordic countries and the European community. Teaching connected to conceptual history, branding practice and image studies, and cultural studies with a Nordic dimension are also offered
The programme also offers a possibility to study Swedish and/or Finnish and for students with previous command in these languages, there is a wide range of courses offered (25 % of the courses can be taken in other languages than English).
The programme is also an excellent choice for students aiming for a PhD degree and an academic career.
The Nordic module within the Candidate Programme for Cultures (KuKa) is a 15 ECTS Swedish language module open for students from all faculties. Launched in 2021, the aim of the module is to provide a broad introduction to the history, societies and cultures of the Nordic region. While teaching is in Swedish, we strongly encourage students who are less than fluent to use the module as an opportunity to improve their understanding of the Scandinavian languages
Area and Cultural Studies (ALKU) is a mainly Finnish language programme, were European cultural studies is one option. Within this study unit, Nordic Studies courses are offered and students have an opportunity to specialize in this area.