The degree programmes at the University of Lapland are built on the strategic focus points of the University. Elements of the core strengths in the education and research of the University, such as sustainable development, northern well-being, responsible tourism and culture centered service design, can be found in all four programmes.

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Master´s degree programme in Arctic Art and Design has been developed to respond to the changing role of the creative professional in society. The content is designed to harness the potential of service design and applied visual arts in social, community or business contexts. If you are interested in new tools and methods for creative collaboration, this is the programme for you. Hazal Doğa from Turkey, studying her second and final year in the programme, appreciates the real life projects they have been working with:

The projects we have are usually on tackling problems like designing a future tourism service for sustainable development or forming an art path for the community of Lapland. I want to solve wicked problems and make the world a better place. I might not be a superhero but after studying here, I know that if we work together then we can tackle big problems.”

Media Education develops competences in the areas of media in teaching and learning, media in society and media and psychosocial well-being. Natalia Nikolaeva from Russia describes her programme as bold, enlightening and expanding:

Bold due to the fact that students taught are pioneers of the subject. Enlightening due to the amount of analysis media education requires, every day giving you a new perspective. Finally, expanding, because we are constantly examining and developing ways in which media education can affect our daily lives.”

Master´s degree programmes in Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM) and Northern Tourism both offer a degree in Tourism research, but with different emphasis. Northern Tourism, hosted by the UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Tourism focuses on sustainable development, especially in the Arctic and other fragile regions. TourCIM has been created to meet the demand for professionals with the ability to develop and execute responsible tourism. It provides students with knowledge and tools necessary to work on the interface between the production and consumption of tourism experiences.

The duration for the international master's degree programmes is two years, and they consist of 120 ECTS. Eligible applicants for the programmes must have at least a bachelor's degree from a relevant field and a good command of English language for academic purposes. The application period ends on January 31st, 2019.

Tuition fees for all programmes for students from outside the EU/EEA countries is 8,000 € per academic year.  Students required to pay tuition fees may apply for a scholarship already in the application phase.

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University of Lapland is a safe and welcoming environment for international students. The University ranked no. 1 out of 120 universities globally in the International Student Barometer Survey (ISB) 2017 for safety. Our Introduction Days for international students, as well as ease of finding accommodation and accommodation cost were also ranked no. 1 in the same survey. We also have the happiest students in Finland. On measures of happiness in the ISB2017 survey, we ranked 1st in Finland and globally second. Find out  more reasons to choose University of Lapland.

More information about the international master’s degree programmes, admission criteria and process can be found here.

Also check out the programmes' webpages:

Arctic Art and Design
Media Education
Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM)
Northern Tourism 

Advisor Sanna Konola by mail or phone +358 40 484 4195