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Lapsia Sorsapuiston Apinapuussa 1947. Kuva: Jussi Kangas,Vapriikin kuva-arkisto


LocationFaculty of Social Sciencies, 33014 Tampere University
Visiting address: Pinni B building, 3. floor., Kanslerinrinne 1

Knowing history helps us to understand the present, consider the future, and analyse different, varying worldviews. As a discipline, history is comprehensive and wide-ranging.

Our staff members have extensive expertise ranging from antiquity to modern history. In addition to our teaching staff, dozens of researchers work in the discipline of history. Many of them are affiliated with the Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences or Trivium – Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern studies. You can read more about our research on the research page.

Our research and teaching are built around the social scientific approach, focusing on the history of everyday lives of people as well as global questions. Public outreach is at the core of the work done in the Degree Programme. The teaching in the programme is thematically structured with a focus on the longue durée perspective as well as on the comparative and conceptual study of the past. It highlights the relevance of historical research, a critical stance to the present, and absorption in historical thinking.

In the Degree Programme in History, you can earn the B.A. and M.A. degrees and continue to the doctoral school. As a minor subject, history offers an excellent opportunity to broaden one’s expertise. Most of the teaching is in Finnish, but the programme offers some of the courses also in English. Information about the courses in English can be found in the Teaching Schedules and Curricula Guides. International students who wish to discuss their studies in history at Tampere University, please contact Lecturer Tanja Vahtikari (tanja.vahtikari [at] (tanja[dot]vahtikari[at]tuni[dot]fi) / Pinni B3068).

The degree programme also hosts two separate minor subjects / study modules: Museology and Latin textual cultures and Latin language.

In order to change the world, you must understand it.