Master’s degree

After completing the degree of Master of Social Sciences, you will be able to produce and apply research data independently and be able to read, analyse and present research data critically. The degree of Master of Social Sciences deepens your understanding of social science and your abilities of social scientific thinking. Those with the degree of Master of Social Sciences have in-depth information of the theoretical traditions of social sciences and the research and application areas they have chosen. After completing the degree, you will be able to produce new information in social sciences and to work in positions requiring societal expertise. The degree of Master of Social Sciences gives you the ability to act as an expert in tasks that require explanation and understanding of societal phenomena. Completing the degree of Master of Social Sciences with the major subject of social work provides the qualifications for the position of social worker. Those with the degree of Master of Social Sciences are eligible to apply for postgraduate studies. The scope of the degree of Master of Social Sciences is 120 ECTS credits, and it takes 2 years to complete.