Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. The programme trains students to become professionals who are competent to choose from various methods when facing a particular development challenge. The students will get a versatile toolkit to implement foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organisation.

The students enrolled in the Master’s Programme will take a Master of Arts degree, the size of 120 ECTS credits. The two-year programme is instructed in English.

Citizens of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland will be charged a tuition fee of 10 000€ per academic year. The university offers generous scholarships for students liable to pay tuition fees. Read more about the tuition fees and scholarships here


Latest News about the Programme:

20 April 2017:
MA Akhgar Kaboli has won the Thesis Award of the Finnish Society for Futures Studies with her thesis "The Multicultural Images of the Future of Young Adults". Ms. Kaboli graduated last year from our Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies. Congratulations!
1 December 2016:
Master's Degree Programme in Futures Studies is now open for applications!
For detailed admission criteria please read through our website. Remember to make sure you have all of the documentation ready and certified when you apply. Please also read through the information found from our page: 
1 October 2015:
Black Swans is a student association founded by Futures Studies students of the University of Turku. Take a look at their website! 






 Further information:

Mira Larkia
Education coordinator
+358 50 545 0590​
Master's Degree Programme in Futures Studies
Finland Futures Research Centre
Turku School of Economics
FI-20014 University of Turku, Finland
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“Studying Futures Studies
opened up new horizons
in front of me. I learned how to
approach the future
not as a single reality
but as an opportunity
for multiple alternative endings.“
Akhgar Kaboli, Iran
Black Swans is a student
association founded by Futures
Studies students of
the University of Turku.