Master's Degree Programme in Education and Learning (EdLearn)

Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems

The studies will give in-depth insight into education on macro level as well as into learning on micro level. On macro level the studies will enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise students with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. The students also learn to analyse and explain findings of international assessment studies. On micro level students enhance their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments.

Throughout the studies, a strong emphasis is put on developing students’ research skills in various branches of educational research. Two research units at the Faculty contribute to these branches: the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education (CELE), and the Centre for Learning Research. Students major in Education. The language of the programme is English, and students will recieve the degree Master of Arts in Education from the University of Turku.


Finnish-German Master Programme in Education

Since autumn 2012, applicants for the EdLearn programme can opt for  the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education (double degree option), which leads to two degrees: Master of Arts in Education from the University of Turku, and Master of Arts Erziehungswissenschaft (Educational Science) from the University of Regensburg, Germany.  

The double degree option is a perfect opportunity to broaden your acadmic network, and experience the academic worlds of both Finland and Germany. Students will receive invaluable academic support and input from both universities for their studies.  

Study period in Regensburg

Admitted students will spend the 2nd semester in Germany. More detailed information on courses and the construction of the studies can be found in the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education curriculum. The language of teaching is English, and there is no proof of knowledge in German language required.

Double degree students will be awarded a mobility grant from the University of Turku for the duration of their studies in Regensburg. A support system of academic and administrational advisors is in place to help them with any questions that may occur. For first hand experiences of the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, please see a testimonial of a former student.


For more information on the Education and Learning (EdLearn) Master's degree programme, or the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education (double degree option), please do not hesitate to contact