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Bachelor´s and Master´s Degree Programme in Primary Teacher Education, MA Open, University of Turku


University of Turku

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MA OpenFull-time5 yearsSeptemberfind outEUR 10000 per year

About Bachelor´s and Master´s Degree Programme in Primary Teacher Education, MA Open - at University of Turku

This programme provides students the opportunity to acquire a Master level teacher education in an international context. This programme is taught at the University of Turku in Finland. 

The combination of a Finnish Teacher qualification, a major in Education and the international context make programme unique. The degree is oriented towards primary teacher education (pre-school and grades 1-6 in basic education). The programme consists of studies in educational science, practical training and studies that provide pedagogical skills required for positions in primary education.

The aim of the degree programme is to educate well-qualified academic professionals, active future makers, critical and ethically responsible experts and researchers in the educational field. At the core of a teacher’s work lies the understanding and supporting of a child’s and group’s development. The dialogue between theory and practice takes place particularly during teaching practice periods, which offer a holistic view of a teacher’s work.

In Finland, teachers are required to have a Master’s degree. The Bachelor of Arts (Education) is a lower university degree and does not provide the qualification for teacher in Finland. After completing the Bachelor of Arts (Education), student is entitled to continue studies in the Master of Arts (Education) at the University of Turku.

Completing the Masters of Arts (Education) in primary teaching degree qualifies to act as primary and pre-school  teachers in Finland (taking into account the required knowledge of languages) and other countries that recognize the Finnish teacher qualification.

Notes about fees for this course

Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland. For citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €10,000/academic year.

Read more about the tuition fees and scholarships at the University of Turku here here. 

Entry requirements

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants hold an upper secondary education certificate - the Finnish matriculation examination, the International Baccalaureate, the European Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung/Die Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung or any other comparable upper secondary educational qualification which provides eligibility to University-level Bachelor’s studies in the country in question. Applicants who are in the final semester of their upper secondary education are also eligible to apply.

Language Requirements

Applicants must have excellent English language skills and a certificate that proves those skills. You can indicate your language skills by taking one of the internationally recognized English language tests. 

Applicants must reach the minimum required test results to be considered eligible to the University of Turku. No exceptions will be made. Read more about the language requirements here.

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