Contact information

Swedish School of Social Science

P.O.B. 16 (Snellmaninkatu 12)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
phone +358 294 1911 (switch board)

Opening hours
Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 7.45 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5.45 p.m.

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Welcome to the Swedish School of Social Science!

The Swedish School of Social Science (SSKH) is an autonomous unit of the University of Helsinki, linked to the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The School offers Bachelor's degree studies s in the fields of Journalism, Social Work and Social Policy, Sociology, Social Psychology and Psychology, Political Science and Law. The language of instruction and administration is Swedish. Courses in English are also offered. Close to 500 students and 80 staff members study or work at the School. The School also has a research institute and a unit for further education.

SSKH is the largest Swedish unit at the University of Helsinki. The School is responsible for ensuring that within its scope of activity a sufficient number of people with a knowledge of Swedish are educated to meet the needs of bilingual Finland.

The Swedish School of Social Science is commonly known as “Soc&kom”, from its Swedish name Svenska social- och kommunalhögskolan.



Pirate politics with Patrick Burkart

At the Swedish School of Social Science it’s possible to get the hands on journalistic experience along with insight into highly topical questions about ethnicity, diversity and globalization.