On this programme the Bachelor's degree will be taken on a broad-based Bachelor's programme including subject-related courses required of all students. Master's studies are based on the subject-related courses taken for the Bachelor's degree and on their success in these. Students completing the degree will be capable of seeking, processing, producing and conveying information on society and of assessing its relevance. Graduates will find careers options as experts in research, development, managerial, teaching and communication tasks. The degree programme covers basic and applied social sciences which are among the major strengths of the University of Tampere: - Social policy is concerned with the research of society and the production of welfare in a changing world. Students will learn about the practices of social policy, issues of social risks and inequality, the structures of society and everyday perspectives. - Social psychology focuses on the relation between the individual and society. Students will learn about social interaction, the significance of individuals as a constructors of meanings, about groups and communities and the tensions between them. - In gender studies students learn about how gender and sexuality structure societal differences, everyday life, interaction and the creation of knowledge. - In social anthropology the interest lies in the cultural dimensions of society and the cultural diversity of the world. Students will specialize in cultural encounters and themes of transnational social processes.
The majority of teaching is in Finnish, but the programme offers some of the courses in English. Information about the courses in English can be found in the Teaching Schedules.