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Master's Degree in Cultural Policy

The Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä is a unique, interdisciplinary programme, conducted fully in English, providing students with knowledge and critical insights into the socio-cultural, political, economic and scientific challenges of analyzing cultural policy and management. Graduates are able to work and participate in a contemporary world and develop social and cultural institutions and organizations to meet the questions and demands of the 21st century.

The curriculum scrutinizes theory and practices in cultural policy, cultural policy actors, instruments and impacts; politics of participation, access and participation; cultural economy and creative industries; cultural diversity and citizenship; relationship between art and technology; and global and transnational cultural policy, geography and cultural policy.

In addition students can choose to specialize in one of the major subject areas at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. The programme leads to a Master of Social Sciences or Master of Arts and it qualifies graduates for doctoral level studies. The Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Policy is aimed at students who have obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, e.g. Political Science, Sociology, Social Policy, Philosophy, Geography, Administration Studies, Law, Media Studies. Eligible applicants may also hold a Bachelor of Arts. Previous studies in social sciences (preferably intermediate level studies) qualify those holding a BA. The intake in 2013 is 20 students, application deadline is 15 February 2013.

For more information on the programme, please visit https://www.jyu.fi/en/studywithus/programmes/culturalpolicy. The application process is administered by the University Admissions Finland (UAF) at https://admissions.it.helsinki.fi/uaf/pages/jyu.jsp

Contact information: Niina Simanainen, Planning Officer, e-mail: culturalpolicy@jyu.fi, tel.: +358 40 80 53 134, or Professor Anita Kangas, e-mail: anita.kangas@jyu.fi, tel.: +358 50 34 54 045