Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
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FNSC1011 Nordic Welfare State from a Comparative View, Lectures 2 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Person in charge
Merita Jokela (email: mmjoke[at]utu.fi)

Learning outcomes

The course provides students with basic knowledge of the Nordic welfare state model and comparative social policy research. During the course students will learn about different policy areas, e.g. income distribution and family policy. Special attention is given to comparative social policy and understanding of the factors influencing different policy areas, as well as outcomes of different policies.


Lectures will start with introduction to the traditions and principles of the Nordic welfare state model and comparative social policy research. The introduction lecture is followed by five lectures, each of which will concentrate on different areas of research concerning the welfare state (e.g. poverty, income distribution, families). Total amount of lectures equals 18 hours.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 18 h 0 h

Lectures and lecture exam (2 credits).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Revision test


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture