University of Oulu

Education and Globalisation, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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Become an expert in global education policy, education systems and curricula, quality, ethics and leadership with this master in Education and Globalisation offered by University of Oulu. We educate students for socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies, environments, and work communities.

About

To strengthen the work-life relevance and students’ professional development, the programme from University of Oulu includes a mandatory internship period. Internship can be done in Finland or internationally in a variety of different settings, such as intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations, or educational institutions.

After completing the master in Education and Globalisation programme, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree which enables them to continue their academic studies at doctoral level. This degree does not constitute a formal teaching qualification as such but students’ educational background, working experience and own interests affect the career paths of the graduates.

Future Career Opportunities

The professional foundations of the programme are related to tasks in research, planning, administration and teaching in the field of education, and also tasks in different organisations offering consultation and guidance. During the studies, students gain competence for working in national and international contexts in the public, private and civil society sectors, as professionals, such as:

• project leaders

• coordinators

• educational consultants

• evaluators

• researchers

• teachers

• administrators

Accreditation

The programme is officially accredited by the Ministry of Education in Finland (decree on Master's Degree Programmes 1332/2007).

Programme Structure

Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international master's programme. The programme emphasises North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in international education, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education.

The programme focuses on the following areas in education on both local and global levels:

  • ethics
  • policy
  • planning
  • curriculum
  • evaluation
  • comparative research

Students major in Educational Sciences. The programme includes a minor subject (Education in Transition) for those who have not studied Education in their previous studies. Other relevant minors can be chosen if student has studied education in previous studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 580

    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: 92

    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

Programme Specific Academic Requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent higher education degree; preference will be given to the applicants with a background in education/social sciences.

  • Applicants with a background in other academic fields (e.g. humanities, languages, international relations, economics etc.) are eligible to apply as well.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a Finnish Polytechnic (university of applied sciences) are eligible to apply as well.

English language proficiency

  • All teaching will be in English and therefore English language proficiency is required of all students.
  • The level of English language will be assessed during the interview in the second stage of the student selection.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.