Understanding Europe today requires much more than understanding the process of European integration. The tensions, challenges and possibilities that are manifesting themselves today have their roots in a longer political, social and cultural history.
This programme takes you to these roots. A multidisciplinary study path introduces you to various aspects of European society, culture and politics. Along the way, it draws from the strengths of Nordic research on Europe, with its strong focus on regional cooperation, diversity, identities, institutions, culture and the politics of history and memory. You will get to know the Nordic countries from a European perspective and Europe from a Nordic perspective.
Studying the ways in which Europeans cooperate, how European states and societies are interconnected, and how they are governed, forms an important part of the programme. Besides looking at the processes of integration and the evolution and functioning of the European Union, the programme highlights the significance of regional cooperation in the Nordic context, the EU’s relations with its neighbours and its place in the global system.
At the end of your studies, you will have gained a broad understanding of European issues and acquired advanced research skills. You will be ready to work in a wide range of expert positions that require independent and creative thinking, in both the public and private sectors.
The programme consists of joint courses and specialisation studies. One of the available options is to specialise in Nordic Studies. ENS is the only Nordic Studies programme taught in English in the Nordic countries.
The Master's Programme in European and Nordic Studies is offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts.
Further information about the studies on the Master's programme website: http://www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/european-and-nordic-studies
The programme consists of a multidisciplinary selection of courses that introduce you to various aspects of Europe, the Nordic countries, and the Baltic Sea Region.
The topics addressed in the joint courses include, for example, contemporary European politics, cooperation and conflict in European history, Nordic societies and cultures, and institutions, ideologies and identities in Europe. You will also learn about nations and nationalism, political and social protest, (Nordic) welfare models, the European Union and Nordic cooperation, European legal traditions, and the politics of memory.
The programme involves substantial interaction between you and your teachers. You will complete several writing assignments and research papers along the way, culminating in a Master’s thesis in your second year. Some courses use active learning or flipped classroom pedagogy.
The content of your studies also depends on your own choices. In addition to core courses that provide you with a deep multidisciplinary understanding of Europe, the degree includes specialisation studies of your own choosing.
If you specialise in Nordic studies, you will have access to some courses taught at the programme for Nordic Literature and the Kultur och Kommunikation Master’s programme.
You also have plenty of other options. The University of Helsinki is a large research university. As a student in ENS you will have access to a rich variety of specialised courses in many faculties and schools. Check the section on research focus to see what we are particularly good at in Helsinki.
Application period/deadline: November 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018
- Northernmost architect school in the world
- Design-oriented study programme
- Leads to an EU-notified professional architect’s degree
The international master’s degree programme in Architecture is a two-year design-oriented study programme. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. Professors of the school are internationally recognized architects actively involved in the profession and architectural debate both in Finland and internationally.
The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the national laws and decrees.
The study programme provides students with skills, knowledge and advanced tools in:
- Design of urban areas and spaces
- Public building design
- Detailing of buildings and urban structures
- Use of Nordic building materials (e.g. wood)
- Architectural lighting
- Interior design
- Research and theory of architecture
- Academic writing
- Team work and presentation
Courses are organized as semester-long integrated studio projects, ranging from larger scale urban design tasks to designing of public buildings, as well as detailing of buildings and urban structures:
- Design-led Urban Renewal
- Design of Public Buildings
- Advanced Architectural Design
- Thesis project
Studies are carried out both individually and in multicultural teams in an international working environment. Nordic nature, climate and light circumstances offer a living laboratory for lighting experiments in 1:1 scale. Varying courses and additional study options give possibilities to integrate student competitions or workshops in the student’s individual study plan.
The School of Architecture has recently become a part of the university’s main campus in Linnanmaa, and will at the beginning of the year 2018 move into tailored and newly renovated premises in the campus. The school has its own computer labs for architecture students and workshops for professional model making. In Fab Lab Oulu the university provides common facilities, tools and instruction for digital fabrication and 2D and 3D laser cutting.
After graduation the students are eligible to carry on to doctoral studies at the University of Oulu. Most architects work as building designers and urban designers. Additional career options for an architect may be
• Concept designer
Students applying for the programme must possess an applicable bachelor’s degree in architecture.
The MSc in Finance combines a rigorous, research-based curriculum with extensive real-world applications and operational skill building.
The program is taught by experienced faculty with outstanding expertise across financial topics. Topics covered include modern Capital Markets, Valuation (including options), Fixed Income, and Capital Structure. Electives include Value Investing, Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and International Finance.
Every student chooses one of two specializations: Corporate Finance and Investment Management. The choice of specialization is made at the end of the first semester of the program.
SSE's MSc in Finance has been one of the most popular master programs in Europe, thanks to a great learning environment and outstanding career opportunities offered after graduation. Finance graduates pursue careers in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, investment management, consulting, as well as non-finance positions.
The MSc program in Finance is consistently one of the top ranked programs across various rankings. For example, the Financial Times ranking of the world's best masters programs (2017) have ranked the SSE Finance masters as no. 16 in the world, the top Nordic school represented.
1. Bachelor's degree
Should contain at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Finance, Business Administration and/or Economics) , with a minimum of 30 ECTS in Finance, Accounting and Financial Management, and/or Economics, at least half of which specifically in Finance.
2. GMAT or GRE test result
- GMAT (total score) of 600 or more
- GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more
3. Proof of proficiency in English
We accept the following options as proof of your proficiency in English:
- IELTS Academic score at least 7
- TOEFL iBT total score at least 100
- English as native language
- Bachelor’s degree from a program conducted completely in English
- Qualifications “English B/6” from Swedish upper secondary school
4. Motivation & supporting attachments
October 1 - application opens
November 15 - early application deadline. You may apply by this deadline if you have all the complete documents and test results ready by that date. We will start assessing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the decision from us by the end of December.
January 15 - application deadline. Your complete application should be submitted by this date. This is also the last date to sit all the tests.
March 15 - notification regarding the results of the selection.
More information can be found here!