University of Jyväskylä

Educational Sciences, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 months
  • English
The objective of the Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences at University of Jyväskylä  is to prepare highly competent and internationally oriented educators to raise the quality of education in the diversifying contexts of the globalized world.


During the Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences at University of Jyväskylä  students will gain a broad understanding of the field of education with a particular awareness of international issues in education.

 Students will have the opportunity to specialize in areas of education which they find the most relevant and interesting. Students will acquire scientific expertise in the field of education and be able to work with theories and analyze and develop educational practices.

 The Master’s Degree creates a foundation for producing scientific knowledge and applying scientific methods in practice in the field of education. The programme prepares experts into various sectors of education in national and international contexts: educational planning, administration, consultancy, coordination, development, teaching and research.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares students to work as experts in a variety of educational settings, for example, as educational planners, consultants, coordinators, teachers, teacher educators or researchers.

Programme Structure

  • Orientation studies 
  • Advanced Studies in Education 
  • Specialization Studie
  • Optional Studies
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

1) Officially certified transcript of records 

2) Officially certified copies of degree certificates

3) Copy of a valid passpor

4) Certificate of English language proficiency

5) Curriculum Vitae (CV)

6) Motivation letter. 

7) Research interests. 

8) Copy of a residence permit 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 2 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 2 months.
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Living costs for Jyväskylä

700 - 1100 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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