Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Helsinki As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dynamics. To become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies – choose COS! The multidisciplinary, research-based Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies both in a European and a global context. Depending on your study track, one or several of the following pathways are available to you: Ethnic Relations and Migration, Mind and Society, Socio-Cultural Shifts, and Sources of Inequalities. The entire course programme is taught in English.
COS is a two-year programme. The programme includes studies in your study track: Sociology; Social and Public Policy, Social Psychology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Development Studies and thematic studies.
The following thematic pathways are available:
- Ethnic Relations and Migration: Sociology and Social Psychology
- Mind and Society: Sociology and Social Psychology
- Socio-Cultural Shifts: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Development Studies
- Sources of Inequalities: Social and Public Policy, Sociology and Development Studies
The thematic pathways highlight the strengths of research at the University of Helsinki and its methodological expertise. As a student here you can include courses from all pathways in your optional studies. The teaching in the COS programme is organised so that you can acquire expertise and skills relevant for working life as well as qualifications for doctoral studies. The unique context offered by the COS programme helps you to develop versatile expertise. The programme design allows you to build your individual portfolio according to your interests and career plans.
The next application period is on 3 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Helsinki, Finland