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Master's Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology, 120 ECTS


Master’s Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology is a high-quality, internationally linked programme especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organizations, and international development. A unique offering in Finland, the MDP integrates with world-class research being conducted at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Tampere University, and with other post-graduate degrees in the Faculty’s cutting-edge framework programme on Global Society.

The MDP aims to provide students with the basis for making sense of globalization and transnational connections in the contemporary world. National policies and cultures are increasingly and obviously related to events and forces outside national borders. Policies, cultural trends and organizations are now intimately and broadly inter-connected across the world. A critical understanding of these patterns and connections is the primary goal of the MDP. Covering a range of theoretical training, and focusing on sociological neo-institutionalism, the MDP will provide the students with a toolkit to analyze social, political and cultural forces shaping our global world. Students will learn perspectives on understanding the contemporary world, will appreciate how national policies are made, will unpack the transnational connectivity in contemporary media, and will see into the transnational relations of civil society, culture and modern religion. The degree will also offer students a cosmopolitan perspective and multi-cultural appreciation crucial for a wide span of careers today.

Learning outcomes


Degree titles

Master of Social Sciences


120 ECTS

Degree programme type

Master's Degree


City centre campus


Master of Social Sciences

Fields of study

Social Sciences

Persons responsible

Responsible teacher
Jukka Syväterä, Academic coordinator