Master's Degree Programme in Baltic Sea Region Studies
- Partner Universities offering the BSRS programme
- Duration and ECTS
- The main fields of study
- Programme goals
- Requirements for admission
NEW PROSPECTUS of the BSRS Master's programme
The programme is an interdisciplinary Master's degree programme in English, given in collaboration with international partner universities. The programme covers a broad variety of topics and aspects related to the region, with focuses on? cultural, economic, historical and political perspectives of the whole Baltic Sea region. The programme is introducing a fresh regional perspective to look at European culture, history and politics, and thus it offers a required diversity of perspectives within the enlarged EU. Its aim is to produce experts who know the Baltic Sea Region thoroughly and who can provide expertise to companies and institutions.
Given as a joint programme, it includes studies at a partner university. Each student will study one semester (3rd) at a partner university as part of the specialisation studies. The amount of subject studies in the partner university must be at least 15 ECTS. Students are encouraged to take language studies. The language studies can not replace the compulsory subject studies, but they can be included in the degree as additional studies.
Or, students can replace the studies at a partner university with other studies taken abroad and approved by the executive board. Students willing to take this option present a well-justified application in advance to the executive board, which decides on it.
- Academic Director: Dr.Soc.Sc. Markku Jokisipilä
e-mail: markku.jokisipila (at) utu.fi
For CV, see: http://www.soc.utu.fi/laitokset/poliittinenhistoria/oppiaine/henkilokunta/Jokisipila.html
- Chair of the programme board: Ph.D, Doc. Marko Lehti
For CV, see: http://www.uta.fi/yky/tutkimus/tapri/henkilokunta/Lehti.html
- 2 years/4 semesters
- 120 ECTS are granted for the whole programme
- interdisciplinary focus
- historical and current political, economic and cultural developments in the Baltic Sea Region
- national and international cooperation in and among the countries of the region
- the region's perspectives in the context of European regionalisation and globalisation
- The modules at the University of Turku cover fields in Contemporary History, International Relations, Nationalism Studies, Human and Urban Geography, Cultural Studies. In the thesis a student can concentrate on one or several of these.
The programme aims to prepare students for postgraduate studies, independent research work, as well as career activity within a European framework by
- qualifying students for interdisciplinary scholarly work and research
- qualifying students for intercultural communication and co-operation within a European framework
- the imparting of knowledge on both the historical and the current political, economic and cultural conditions of the Baltic Sea Region in regard to the regionalization of Europe, and globalization
- the imparting of knowledge on the changing patterns of national and international co-operation among the states surrounding the Baltic Sea
- the imparting of knowledge on political, economic and other forms of co-operation as well as on the region?s future perspectives.
- 1st semester (home university): core studies (interdisciplinary introductory course and methodology studies)
- 2nd (home university): studies according to individual study plan and specialisation
- 3rd semester (partner university): studies according to individual study plan and specialisation
- 4th semester (home university): thesis and other studies
- admission requirements are reviewed annually, please check here
- Degree awarded by home university
- European Diploma Supplement