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: Kommunförbundet. 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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