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Home Economics

Major subject – Home Economics

Our daily household tasks affect our living environment, both now and in the future. Students of Home Economics will learn how individuals can carry out their daily tasks sustainably from a local, national and global perspective. In your studies, you will study foodstuffs, nutrition, consumers and households, and gain practical and theoretical skills in food preparation, cleaning and textile care. You will also learn about dietary habits, food safety, meals and food culture, family education, housing, equality and media education. Your studies will provide you with knowledge on everything a home economics teacher needs to promote health and well-being in the ever-changing daily life and households of today’s world.

Studies in Home Economics are interdisciplinary and multifaceted, and allow you to influence the composition of your degree.  You will be taking pedagogical studies for subject teachers as your long minor subject and also choose one other minor subject and elective studies. Various forms of practical training are also part of your studies. Home Economics can also be studied as a long minor subject by class teacher students who want to make Home Economics their second teaching subject.


Research in Home Economics at Åbo Akademi University focuses on pedagogical  and didactic aspects in relation to diet, nutrition, consumption, environmental education and daily skills needed in the ever-changing households and society of today’s world.

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Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa
Home Economics
PL 311
FI-65101 Vaasa

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