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Baltic Sea Region Studies


Baltic Sea Region Studies - Non Degree programme - Sivuainekokonaisuus

  • The Non Degree studies offer an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history, societies, and cultures of the region surrounding the Baltic Sea.
  • The Non Degree studies are especially addressed to exchange students and to Finnish degree students as minor studies (sivuaineopinnot). They do not lead to a degree at the University of Turku, but they are complementary studies to be used at the home university at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • The language of instruction is English.


  • The programme is a contribution to the constructing a new regional identity within the enlarged European Union. Its focus is on historical and current political, economic and cultural development

in the Baltic Sea Region, national and international co-operation in and among the countries of the region, as well as the region's perspectives in the context of European regionalization and globalization.

  • The fields of study
    The Non Degree program consists of the Introduction module and courses in the fields: History and Culture, Languages and Communication, and Society and Environment. The course list  is revised annually.

Learning outcomes: Students have gained a basic understanding of the history and concepts of region, regionalization, regionalism and region-building from historical, political, geographical, economic and cultural perspectives. They understand how a region is formed and learn about different ways of defining a region.
More specific learning outcomes are specified by each course.

Pre-requisites: preferably two years of university studies and a special interest in the Baltic Sea Area in the fields available.

Grading: numeric evaluation 0-5

Contact information:
Tarja Hyppönen
e-mail: baltic @ utu.fi
BSRS office: Juslenia, right wing, 3rd floor, room 305.


Teaching in the Autumn Semester 2015



BSRS0017 Knowledge about Finland 3–5 ECTS (Language of instruction: English)


BSRM3200 Introduction to the Baltic Sea Region 5 ECTS (Language of instruction: English)
TAHI9701 The Baltic Sea Region in Art History 3–5 ECTS (Language of instruction: English)


TAHI9701 The Baltic Sea Region in Art History 3–5 ECTS (Language of instruction: English) Continues from the previous period

Teaching in the Spring Semester 2016



BSRS0018 Variations and the Development of the Finnish Language 3–5 ECTS (Language of instruction: English)


BSRS9835 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 5 ECTS (Language of instruction: English)


BSRS9715 Urban Layers in Turku from Medieval Times to the Present 5 ECTS (Language of instruction: English)
SUPU2028 P2 Nordic Gendered Norms and Practices 5 ECTS (Language of instruction: English)