Specific Infomation

Find more information at: https://www.abo.fi/en/study/apply/international-master-programmes/admission-to-masters-degree-programme-in-social-exclusion/

What is the application criteria?

The Social Exclusion Master’s Degree Programme has two application options, the Master of Arts, and the Master of Theology. Click here to find a list of related previous studies.

Master of Arts

    • Applying students must provide a relevant BA in Study of Religions, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy, Theology or an equivalent degree.
    • As a rule of thumb the applicant should have the equivalence of 60 ECTS credits in the major subject. In addition, previous studies, relevant work and organisation experience, as well as other merits and qualifications can be taken into account.
    • Student selection is made on the basis of application documents including a motivation letter and an interview (a maximum of 50 applicants are invited for an interview online or in person) .
    • Applicants with a BA in other subjects, should apply to Master’s Degree Programme in Social Exclusion, Master of Arts, and they will be able to choose any specialization apart from Theological Ethics and Philosophy of Religion.

Master of Theology

    • Applicants with a BA in Theology should apply to the Master of Theology option, and later choose either Theological Ethics and Philosophy of Religion or Study of Religions as a specialization to obtain a Master of Theology degree.

If the applicant is formally eligible for studies, the degree certificates and transcripts of records are always assessed individually by the academic board of the programme in order to determine whether the profile of the previous studies matches the academic requirements.

Language requirement

All applicants must meet the general English language requirements set by Åbo Akademi University. You can either prove your English proficiency with an IELTS  test or in the application request that your English is assessed in the application interview. See https://www.abo.fi/en/study/apply/language-requirements/ for more information on the requirements.