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Major subject – Sloyd

Being able to create things with one’s own hands contributes to individual well-being and quality of life, and it also promotes environmental thinking and sustainable development in society. The studies include courses where you learn to process a variety of materials as well as design and make unique products for various purposes. Technologies and materials used in your studies are, for example, textiles and yarns, 3D printing and laser cutting of wood and metal. The studies are research-based and give you a scientific foundation for your future career in the field.

Research activities in Sloyd at Åbo Akademi University focus on, for example, Sloyd in relation to practical skills needed in everyday life, life quality, entrepreneurial thinking, sustainable development, the development of society, and in relation to school and education. 

Sloyd combined with various minor subjects allows you to work in different sectors after graduation. With pedagogical studies, you get the eligibility to work as a subject teacher in Sloyd for children, adolescents and adults at different educational stages. With studies in other fields of science, combined with your major subject, you will be able to create your own knowledge in the field. Many graduates work in various organizations and companies, while some choose to become entrepreneurs. You can also continue with postgraduate studies in the field. Studying Sloyd will qualify you for various careers! 


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