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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    August

  • Course Duration

    2 academic years

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

    Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland.

    For other countries, please visit website for details.

  • Last Updated

    15 October 2019

The Master's Degree Programme in Education and Learning trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of education.

Get a degree in the field of education with an advanced combination of theory and practice! The EdLearn programme aims to train experts in the areas of research on learning and sociology of education. It does so by addressing education both from micro and macro level perspectives throughout the basic studies, the electives and the topic of their master thesis, but also by taking 21st century skills (as defined in international policy documents) in the areas learning skills (e.g. critical thinking problem solving, metacognition life-long learning), life skills (e.g. communication, collaboration cultural awareness, and networking) and literacy skills (information, ICT and mathematical & scientific literacy), as a reference in organizing the contents of the curriculum. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification.

Throughout the studies, a strong emphasis is placed on students’ research skills. The applicants also have the possibility to apply for a double degree option called the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, where a part of the degree studies is completed at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE & EXPERIENCE

The Master’s degree in Education and Learning is a two year programme which trains experts and researchers for various national and international tasks in the field of education.

The EdLearn programme aims to train experts in the areas of research on learning and sociology of education. It does so by addressing education both from micro and macro level perspectives throughout the basic studies, the electives and the topic of their master thesis, but also by taking 21st century skills (as defined in international policy documents) in the areas learning skills (e.g. critical thinking problem solving, metacognition life-long learning), life skills (e.g. communication, collaboration cultural awareness, and networking) and literacy skills (information, ICT and mathematical & scientific literacy), as a reference in organizing the contents of the curriculum.

These skills are addressed throughout the curriculum through content, study arrangements and in the master thesis project. At the same time, the master thesis is also considered an important area of specialization during the studies in the programme.

Preferred research areas for a Master’s thesis in the programme are divided into two main research areas that align with the departments in the Faculty of Education: 1) research related to learning and instruction, and 2) research related to educational policy and sociology of education.

In the first area, theses can be done for instance within the frame of research themes like: Teaching and teacher education, Scientific and mathematical thinking in the digitalized world, Multiculturalism, equity, and societal change; Well-being, participation, and avoidance of marginalization, Expertise and higher education, and Early childhood education.

In the second area, theses can be done for instance within the frame of research themes like comparative research on education systems and education policies; young people’s educational transitions and trajectories; educational inclusion, equity and justice, and research on higher education, lifelong learning and working life.

In either area, quantitative, qualitative and mixed and /or multi method approaches of data collection and critical analysis are employed, often within comparative designs.

CAREER OPTIONS

Competence Description

Competence description: The Education and Learning programme trains students to become experts in the areas of research on learning and sociology of education. Students will develop their capability to do analytical and critical research in two key research areas: 1) research on learning and instruction, and 2) research on educational policy and sociology of education.

Job Options

Master´s Programme in Education and Learning educates future experts for positions in public, private and civil society sectors. Students graduating from the Programme may work, among others, as

  • researchers
  • educational experts
  • coordinators
  • educational consultants
  • educators
  • administrators

NB. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification.

Career in Research

After completing the Master in Education and Learning (Master of Arts), students may pursue postgraduate studies for the Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Turku.

The Master Graduates are eligible to apply for a position in the University of Turku Graduate School, UTUGS. The Graduate School consists of 16 doctoral programmes which covers all the disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University.

Together with the doctoral programmes, the Graduate School provides systematic and high quality doctoral training. UTUGS aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other.


Visit the MDP in Education and Learning page on the University of Turku website for more details!

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