Master's Degree Programme in Media Education

   Application Period

 1 December 2016 - 31 January 2017

  Master of Arts in Education

   Major Subject

  Media Education

  120 ECTS
   Duration of Studies

  2 years (full time)
   Start Date

  1 September

  See the programme structure here


 – a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
 – good command of English for academic purposes

   Tuition Fees and


  See information here

What Will You Learn?

Career Opportunities

Studying in Lapland

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Important Dates and Timelines

What will you learn?

The Media Education (120 ECTS) Master Programme Structure:

  • Advanced studies 95 ECTS including methodology, practical training and master thesis
  • Minor studies 25 ECTS or Bridging studies in Media Education 25 ECTS


Media Education aims at developing profound media competences, literacy and multiliteracies through three themes that complement one another:



You will learn how media and information and communication technology (ICT) can be used in teaching and learning in a pedagogically appropriate manner.


You will get acquainted with the role of media in society and the historical and philosophical foundations of critical media education.


You will get acquainted with the roles of media in the psychosocial well-being of individuals and communities, especially from the viewpoints of emotional and cognitive processes, behaviour, identity, social relations, and communality.

These themes provide you with understanding and skills in different areas where media education plays a significant role, and you will learn to search, read, and interpret current media education research.

The degree offered
: Master of Arts in Media Education

Career Opportunities

The Master’s degree in media education will open career paths as an expert in a variety of fields, for example:

  • Educational planning (e.g. online learning)
  • Adult education
  • Administration
  • Policy making & supervision
  • Public communication
  • Project management
  • Academic research

Employers could include e.g.

  • Media companies
  • Municipal or local government
  • Educational institutions
  • Civic organizations
  • Private entrepreneurship

Studying in Lapland

The University of Lapland, located on the Arctic Circle in the city of Rovaniemi, is the perfect choice for studying in a true northern environment and still enjoying the amenities of a modern city.

Our contemporary premises, small class sizes and high-quality teaching provide students with a cosy atmosphere in which to learn, study, and relax in. As the northernmost university in Finland and in the European Union, issues pertaining to the Arctic and circumpolar North constitute essential topics in our research and teaching – in fact, we are the only university in Finland specializing in Arctic themes. Our Faculty of Education focuses especially on education, training, learning and teaching in northern communities and has broad expertise in media education within the Centre for Media Pedagogy based on the Faculty.

More reasons to study in Lapland

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Important Dates and Timelines

 Study Period  1 September 2016 – 30 September 2018
 Application Period  1 December 2015 - 29 January 2016
 Student Selection Results  By 5 May 2016
 Appeals  By 19 May 2016
 Accepting the Study Place  By 10 June 2016


For further information

If you have questions concerning the studies, the admission requirements and the application process, please contact admission(at)ulapland.fi