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Call for applications: Master’s programme in Cultural Policy in the University of Jyväskylä

The application period for International Master’s Degree Programme in Cultural Policy is from 15 November 2016 until 5 January 2017. These degree studies in University of Jyväskylä offer an unique opportunity to study cultural policy in an academic social science based master’s programme. The programme provides students with analytical knowledge of the social, economic and political dimensions of arts and culture. 

The core themes in teaching are:

  • Finnish, Nordic and European cultural policy
  • International cultural policy and global cultural citizenship
  • Cultural economy, organizations and changing cultural labor markets
  • Local cultural policies
  • History, present and future of cultural policy
  • Working life skills

In the Master's degree programme in Cultural Policy students achieve abilities to:

  • Evaluate the positions of culture and cultural policy in national and global transformation processes
  • Compare and explore international and national systems of cultural policy
  • Analyse the historical development, theories and future of cultural phenomena and policies in various geographical and sectoral contexts
  • Study the relevant sub-themes of cultural policy such as local policies, cultural economy, creative work and cultural diversity
  • Critically apply theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge
  • Work creatively in international branches of culture

Furthermore, the programme gives students contacts with well-known Finnish and international researchers, access to the most important cultural policy research publications and a solid entrance to the cultural policy labor markets.

To apply you just need a relevant Bachelor’s level degree & English language proficiency.

More information on admissions to Master’s degree programme in Cultural Policy can be found here.

For a more detailed look on events and research conducted by the programme staff, please visit the website of University of Jyväskylä.

Further information about the programme:

Professor Miikka Pyykkönen, +358 40 805 4183, miikka.pyykkonen@jyu.fi

Senior lecturer Tobias Harding, +358 40 481 8790, tobias.a.harding@jyu.fi

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