Degree studies at the Faculty of Humanities
Basic degrees at the Faculty of Humanities are:
- Bachelor of Arts (in Finnish: humanististen tieteiden kandidaatti, HuK)
- Master of Arts (in Finnish: filosofian maisteri, FM)
The first degrees which can be taken at the Faculty of Humanities are the Bachelor of Arts, B.A., and Master of Arts, M.A. In most cases, Finnish university students aim to take the Master's degree. The main language of instruction at the Bachelor´s and Master´s level is Finnish. Please familiarize yourself with the application procedure and language requirements of the Faculty of Humanities.
The postgraduate research degrees at the Faculty of Humanities are Licentiate of Philosophy (in Finnish: filosofian lisensiaatti, FL) and Doctor of Philosophy (in Finnish: filosofian tohtori, FT).
All universities in Finland have adopted the new degree structure on the 1st of August 2005: a three-years Bachelor's Degree plus two years Master's degree. The credit system is based on the ECTS system. Bachelor’s degree consists of 180 credits and master’s of 120 credits. At the University of Turku, one Finnish credit (opintopiste, op) is equivalent to one ECTS credit. In Humanities, one credit corresponds approximately to 27 hours of student work.
The degrees usually consist of studies in one major subject and in one or more minor subjects. Studies form larger entities at three levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The Bachelor's level studies usually consist of the Basic and Intermediate level studies whereas Advanced studies normally correspond to the Master's level.