The Master’s Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology (GTS) 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 organisations, and international development.
A unique offering in Finland, the programme provides world-class research being conducted at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Tampere University, along with other post-graduate degrees in the Faculty's cutting-edge framework programme on Global Society.
The GTS programme provides students with the basis for making sense of globalisation 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 organisations are now intimately and broadly inter-connected across the world. A critical understanding of these patterns and connections is the primary goal of the programme.
Covering a range of theoretical training, and focusing on sociological neo-institutionalism, the GTS programme will provide its students with a toolkit to analyse social, political and cultural forces that shape our global world. Students will learn perspectives on understanding the contemporary world, appreciate how national policies are made, 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.
Career or after graduation opportunities
This internationally linked programme is especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organisations, and international development. A primary aim of the programme is to attract high-quality students into an academic career in global and transnational studies. Therefore, the students will be closely integrated into on-going research and teaching in the area.