Finnish and Nordic Society and Culture
Finnish and Nordic Society and Culture is a multidisciplinary non-degree programme that focuses on exploring the cultural, historical, political and social dimensions of Finnish and Nordic societies. It familiarizes students with contemporary history, political system, welfare state and social policy, and cultural practices and social institutions. The programme also offers additional courses for those interested in gender studies, law and health care.
- The programme covers an academic year (August 1 - July 31). Courses belonging to the programme are held between the beginning of September and the end of May.
- This non-degree programme accepts both undergraduate and graduate students
- The programme is available for all degree students and exchange students of the University of Turku
- No registration to the programme is needed. Registration to the courses is on the first session, unless mentioned otherwise in the course description.
- Students do not have to complete the basic module (20 ECTS); individual courses of the study programme can be studied freely.
- The language of instruction and required reading material is English.
- The Programme is co-ordinated by the Department of Social Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Turku.
- Total amount of the credits is 20 for the basic module (more credits available for students who wish to take additional courses.)
- Please note: Finnish credits are equal to ECTS credits.
Basic module, 20 credits:
- Finland in Northern European Contemporary History, 5 ECTS
- Nordic Welfare State from a Comparative View, 3-5 ECTS (autumn)
- Finnish Society: Culture and Institutions, Lectures, 3 ECTS (spring)
- Finnish Society: Culture and Institutions, Essay, 2 ECTS (spring)
The Finnish Political System, 2-5 ECTS (spring)
- Localized Learning of Urban Planning and Policy in the Baltic Sea Region, 6 ECTS (autumn)
- Introduction to Social Research, essay (1 ECTS)
- Social Inequality, 5 ECTS
- Economic Sociology and Everyday Life, Lectures, 3 ECTS
- Economic Sociology and Everyday Life, Essay, 2 ECTS
Information about applying for the status of an exchange student / visiting student
NB: Current degree or exchange students do not have to apply to the courses in advance. Registration to the courses is in the first session, if not mentioned otherwise. Please check the timetable on a regular basis for changes!
Information about applying / status of an exchange student
Application deadlines for autumn semester / academic year:
- 15 April for exchange students coming from outside of EU and EEA countries
- 31 May for ERASMUS and other exchange students from EU and EEA countries
for Spring semester:
- 15 October for exchange students from outside of EU and EEA countries
- 1 November for ERASMUS and other exchange students from EU and EEA countries
>> More information about applying as an exchange student
There are no deadlines in applying for the status of a visiting student; applications can be submitted freely during the academic year.
Please note: The amount of accepted visiting students is very restricted