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Master's Degree in Cultural Policy

The Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Policy is a study programme based on social sciences and connected to many disciplines via teaching and research both in Finland and abroad. The programme provides students with knowledge of and critical insights into the socio-cultural, political and scientific challenges of analyzing cultural policy and management. Students become professionals and specialists in the field of cultural policy research and administration.

The Unit of Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä plays a vital role in the ongoing evolution of cultural policy research and in the global cultural policy research community.

The key themes of the Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Policy (120 ECTS) are: theory and history of cultural policy; cultural policy actors, instruments and impacts; international and transnational cultural policy; multiculturalism, minorities and cultural rights issues; cultural democracy and the politics of participation; new technologies and the challenges of authorship and copyright; media policies; cultural economy and creative industries; cultural production and management of creative processes.

A successful completion of the programme results in a Master of Social Sciences degree, and it qualifies graduates for doctoral-level studies. The language of instruction is English. The Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Policy is intended for students who have acquired a bachelor's degree in an accredited university or college. Preference will be given to students with a major in social sciences, e.g. Political Science, Sociology, Social and Public Policy, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Administration Studies, Law or Media Studies. Eligible applicants may also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Application deadline: 14 February 2014.

For further information, please visit www.jyu.fi/en/studywithus/programmes/culturalpolicy or e-mail culturalpolicy@jyu.fi.

Contact: Lecturer Tobias Harding, tobias.a.harding@jyu.fi / tel.: +358 40 481 8790 or Professor Anita Kangas, anita.h.k.kangas@jyu.fi / tel.: +358 50 345 4045