Student Selection for Media Education

A maximum of twenty (20) new students are selected to study Media Education.

To be eligible you must have:

  • BA or equivalent degree in a relevant field of study (for example media education, education, social sciences, humanities, engineering science or media science).

    Students who are about to complete their Bachelor's degree in time to present their diploma upon enrolment may also apply. 


Please note that eligibility does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the programme. The intake is limited, and only the academically most qualified students will be selected.

How to apply

International applicants who meet the eligibility criteria may apply to Media Education master's programme. Prospective students must apply through University Admissions Finland (UAF), a centralized admissions service. The application period opens on 1 December 2016 and closes on 31 January 2017 (3:00 pm GMT+2). Please note that late applications will not be considered.

For more detailed information on the required enclosures and the application process, see the Application Documents page on the left side menu and the University's Admissions page.

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

Selection procedure

A maximum of twenty (20) new students will be admitted to study in the Master’s Degree Programme in Media Education. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the application form and supporting documents.

Admission will be based primarily on previous performance in studies, the content and the quality of the previous degree, the applicant’s letter of motivation. Applicants must have good proficiency in English (see language requirements). Attention will also be given to ensuring that the previous studies of admitted students provide an appropriate basis for studies in the programme. Those students who do not have enough previous studies in Media Education, will be required to complete complementary bridging studies of 25 ECTS instead of minor studies.

A letter of motivation should answer to these questions: why are you applying to the Master's Degree programme in Media Education, what is your academic and personal goal, what are your expectations and challenges regarding the studies, how your earlier studies support your Media Education studies, what kind of research projects interest you, and what kind of effect will these studies have to your future career choices? In addition, the motivation letter can also describe the applicant's hobbies, organisational activities, work experience and previous long-term periods abroad. Motivation letter is written in English and it should be no longer than four (4) pages in length.