Administrative Sciences

Vaasan yliopisto

Ensisijainen logo_fi-eng_RGBPerspectives in the administrative sciences programme include organisation, services, management, development, justice, the environment and the economy in public sector operations. For your major, you can choose regional studies, public management, public law, or social and health management. Administrative sciences are social sciences focusing on the study of administration and the public sector.

You will graduate from the University of Vaasa as an expert who can be employed by the state, the regions, the third sector and the private sector to take responsibility for demanding administrative duties, and procuring and providing welfare services. Key areas include management and service systems, managing such systems, legal regulation and developing society’s various functions.

Holders of Master’s degrees in administrative sciences have job titles including Service Manager, Human Resources Planner, Senior Officer, Rehabilitation and Development Manager, Quality Manager, Training Planner, Purchaser, Ward Nurse and Customer Adviser.

Åbo Akademi

aalogobasic4cÅbo Akademi University offers studies in Social Sciences in Turku/Åbo and in Vasa within the following subjects: Political Science with Mass Communication

In Turku/Åbo studies are offered within the following subjects:

  • Economics
  • Information Studies
  • International Law
  • Political Science
  • Private Law
  • Public Administration
  • Public Law
  • Sociology

NB! All degree programmes are given in Swedish language. For information regarding our Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law taught in English please visit .

The Master’s Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (progamme in English) provides interdisciplinary approaches to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.

The aim of the programme is to prepare students for professional activity in both interpersonal and international conflict situations, and also for postgraduate studies and independent research work. After graduation, it is possible to apply for doctoral studies at the department. Read more about the programme here.