Welcome to study Global Politics and Communication

The Master’s Programme in Global Politics and Communication (GPC) invites our newly admitted students starting their studies in autumn 2021 to take a moment to explore this page and get to know us better. Our staff, students and faculty welcome you!

The admission results for the application round that took place between 1 Dec 2020 and 15 Jan 2021 have been sent to the applicants to the e-mail address given on their application form. The results can also be found by logging into your My Studyinfo –service.

Dear Incoming Masters Students,

Congratulations on being accepted to the Master’s Programme in Global Politics and Communication (GPC)!  

We are delighted to welcome you into our incoming GPC class of 2021.  Remember to accept your offer of admissions following this link to preserve your place in our programme.

We are currently all in exceptional circumstances with university contact teaching being limited, travel restrictions and worldwide anxiety. Yet we are planning beyond and looking forward to working with you in our outstanding, diverse group of incoming students this autumn.

You will receive more practical information about the University of Helsinki from the Admission Services throughout the coming months, but if you have any questions about the contents of our programme ahead of starting your studies, feel free to get in touch directly with me. Personally, I look forward to meeting you during the orientation week and then in our introductory course “Theories of Politics and Communication in the Information Age” in September. Until then, stay safe!

With best wishes,

Dr. S.M. Amadae
Programme Director
Global Politics and Communication

The student community of the GPC programme includes both Finnish students and international students from all over the world. The University of Helsinki and the Faculty of Social Sciences have an active student community, involving a variety of student organisations and activities.

Kannunvalajat is the student organisation for all students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. CISSI, the Organisation of International Social Scientists, is focused specifically on the needs of international students. There are also subject organisations in Media and Communication Studies (Media) and Political Science (VOO) and a range of other political and social associations and activities.

Learn more about the experiences of our students by reading the student testimonials.

You can also chat directly with our students to get answers to your questions (but please note that for questions related to the admissions you should contact the Admission Services):

The blog posts on the chat platform are also a great way to get an overview of student life in Helsinki.

The teaching officially starts on 6 Sept 2021, but you should take part in the orientation activities for the new students that take place the week before the teaching starts (week 35 starting on 31 August).

You will be assigned to a tutor group led by a senior student, or student tutor. Your tutor will help with questions related to studying in our programme, give support with administrative matters and introduce you to the university campuses and facilities. This will make it easier for you to start your studies and life in Helsinki. Each student will also be assigned a teacher tutor with whom you can discuss your personal study plan and goals.

The detailed information and schedule concerning your orientation and tutoring will be published in the Instructions for students in the summer. Make sure the GPC programme is selected on the dropdown menu to access the correct information.

Please note that due to the coronavirus situation, we are preparing to organise the orientation activities partly or entirely online.

The degree involves a career skills module for all students, which can include traineeships (subsidised by the University) or working life projects organised together with other organisations.

The international students in the Master's Programme in Global Politics and Communication can apply to the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme. It is designed to support international students in building professional networks in Finland and to gain insight into local working life. Students take part by attending monthly group meetings with a company mentor for a period of seven months. During the programme, the University Career Services also provides training in career management skills.

More information about the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme.

If you have questions related to the admissions and accepting your study place, please contact the Admission Services.

If you have questions related to the content of the programme, please contact the director of the programme Dr. S.M. Amadae.

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