Finnish Culture Studies

Finnish Culture Studies offers a rich variety of courses that open cultural and historical perspectives to Finnish phenomena from nation building and communities to art, music and literature, to film and media, to gender and indigenous, religious or folk culture, popular culture or cultural heritage.


Finnish Culture Studies is a non-degree programme organized by the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku. 

Finnish culture is seen in the Nordic, European and global context; all the time in interaction with the rest of the world.

• Courses are open to all degree, non-degree and exchange students at the University of Turku.

• Courses can be taken individually or combined to a larger module of 10-30 ects.

• A student who wants to have the module as a minor studies in her/his degree at the University of Turku needs to accomplish 25 credits at minimum including FICS0001 Introduction to Finnish Culture and Society, 5 ects.

• Finnish Culture Studies offers the Introduction course each semester (spring and autumn) and for at least three thematic courses from the course list. Course list vary by semester.

Program details

Academic level(s)Bachelor,Master
CountryFinland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Turku
Fields of studyHumanities (broad programmes)
Tagsculturecultural studiesnon-degree
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