Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give a picture of the
Finnish welfare society

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to
- describe changes in Finnish society
- give a brief outline of the social policy system
in Finland
- explain the connections between welfare, social
policy and economics

Course contents

The Welfare of the Human Being and Finnish Society

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

Tutorials are compulsory.

Recommended or required reading

Anttonen, A.& Sipilä, J. 2009. Suomalaista
sosiaalipolitiikkaa. Tampere: Vastapaino

Eklund, K. 2010. Vår ekonomi. Stockholm: Prisma.

Karisto, A. Takala, P. & Haapola, I. 1998. Finland
i förvandling: levnadsstandardens, livsföringens
och socialpolitikens utveckling i Finland. Porvoo-
Helsinki-Juva: WSOY.

Pekkarinen, J. & Sutela, P. 2001. Nationalekonomi.
Helsingfors: WSOY.

Så fungerar kommunen. 2009. Helsingfors:

Kela:s publications

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Small-group work - 21 hours
  • Individual studies - 88 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


  • Brantberg Bettina
  • Cederberg Arla
  • Nordlund-Spiby Rut
  • Sigfrids Ingmar


Sigfrids Ingmar

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

2013-12-20 - Exams

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