About the Faculty of Social Sciences

Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences is conducted in all central disciplines on the field of social sciences. Political science and sociology produce information on the core areas of societal research. The faculty also hosts the disciplines of social work, social policy, contemporary history, psychology, speech and language pathology, philosophy and economic sociology.

The faculty offers a wide range of programmes and courses in English both for Finnish and foreign students. Exchange students arriving through exchange programmes can choose courses from several departments, the most common choices being courses provided by the Finnish Society and Culture and the European Studies minors.

The faculty offers one master's degree programme conducted entirely in English. The East Asian studies programme offers education and research on the multidisciplinary field of Asian regional studies.

PhD studies are offered both in Finnish and in English within the Faculty. Due to the independent nature of doing reasearch in Finland the PhD programmes offer few courses but are more concentrated on the individual effort of the student supervised by a research professional.

The international cooperation of the Faculty is not limited to incoming students as many students and staff members of the Faculty travel to study or to do research abroad every year. The faculty has a wide selection of partner universities around the world.