Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems (LLEES)
The studies will give an in-depth insight into education on a macro level as well as into learning on a micro level. On a 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 a micro level students enhance their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments. A strong emphasis is put on students’ research skills throughout the studies.
There are two research units at the Faculty which contribute to these various branches: Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education (CELE) and Centre for Learning Research. Students major in Education. The language of the programme is English.
Finnish-German Master Programme in Education
From autumn 2012 onwards applicants have had the possibility to apply either for a Master of Arts degree in Education (LLEES programme) from the Faculty of Education, University of Turku (single degree option), or to choose an option that leads to two Master’s degrees (double degree option). In this double degree option, students will receive degrees both from the University of Turku (Master of Arts) and from the University of Regensburg (Master of Arts Erziehungswissenschaft (Educational Science))
The double degree option is called the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education and it leads to the following 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 language of the programme is English. The applicants for the double degree option are not required to proof their knowledge in German language.
The double degree option is a perfect opportunity to broaden your acadmic network and experience the academic worlds of both Finland and Germany. You will receive invaluable academic support and input from both universities for your studies. To find out more about the double degree option, please contact the International Officer at the Faculty of Education, University of Turku.
Construction of studies
Students admitted to the double degree option will start their studies at the Faculty of Education at the University of Turku. They will spend the 2nd semester (spring semester of the first year of studies) in Regensburg and come back to Turku for the 2nd year of studies to finish their degrees. The curriculum of the double degree option has been designed so that the study period in Regensburg is included in the degree studies and does not delay completing the degree.
You can find more detailed information on the courses and the construction of the double degree programme in the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education curriculum.
Study period in Regensburg
The double degree option students will be awarded a mobility grant from the University of Turku for the duration of their studies in Regensburg. Students will have a support system of academic and administrational advisors ready to help them in any questions they may have during their stay in Regensburg.
For first hand experiences of the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, please see one the current student's testimonial of her studies so far.
How to apply for the double degree option?
When applying for the LLEES programme, the applicants can choose to apply for the double degree option as well in the electronic application system. The electronic application system can be found at the Studyinfo -portal.
For more information on the Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems (LLEES) degree programme of the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education (double degree option), please do not hesitate to contact education[at]utu.fi