The Welfare City, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    690 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    690 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #56 (ARWU) ,
The "The Welfare City" course from University of Helsinki is designed for Masters degree students of social sciences, sociology, geography, cultural studies, architecture, urban planning, environmental studies, politics, and economics.

About

Synopsis

This Helsinki Summer School course takes a look at the welfare city as a sustainable model of urban development. A welfare city, such as Helsinki, promotes the wellbeing of its citizens, sustains a balance between the needs of both nature and the people, and responds to social and ecological awareness alike. Or does it? The course uses lectures, workshops and excursions in Helsinki to examine what makes the Finnish capital a welfare city. The "The Welfare City" is taught at University of Helsinki.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Learning objectives

During the course, the students and teachers will analyse how a welfare city works. For example, how should we organise housing, social services and urban planning in a liveable welfare city? What has design to do with it? And what helps to make this welfare city sustainable?

Course format and teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, workshops and excursions. Before and during the course, the students will engage in individual and group work. The interactive learning method is based on an interdisciplinary understanding of urban studies. The students are encouraged to participate actively in the development of case studies and hands-on on-site planning activities in the Helsinki region.

Lecturers


English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Target students

The course is designed for Master's degree students of social sciences, sociology, geography, cultural studies, architecture, urban planning, environmental studies, politics, and economics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 690 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 17 days.
  • EU/EEA

    690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 690 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 17 days.
  • tuition fee:690-990 EUR

Living costs for Helsinki

910 - 1,400 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding


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