The School, Education, Society and Culture programme at the University of Helsinki is multidisciplinary focusing on research fields of educational sciences / learning sciences, for example, from early education to adult education and work research, home economics, craft studies, special education and subject education.
The potential doctoral candidates include both national and international students with an adequate Master’s Degree.
The programme also invites education leaders, reformers, policymakers, and teachers who are interested in applying learning theories and research methods to meet the challenges of practice, particularly those related to equality and social justice in education.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Schooling, education, society and culture covers topics of political, historical and social formation of the educational system, policy-making, social justice, equality as well as cross-cultural perspectives in teacher education, and educational and work settings.
- School Pedagogy, Learning and interaction includes studies related to curriculum, subject didactics and learning difficulties. Research topics also focus on school development, teacher development, and digital learning environments.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEducation Area & Cultural Studies
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- degree diploma
- transcript of studies
- language proficiency test result
- approval by supervisors and members of the thesis committee
- certified official copies of your degree diploma, transcript of studies and official translations of these documents (if needed)
- language proficiency test result (original)
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Helsinki
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last year
Check the official programme website for potential updates.