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Studying at the National Defence University

The National Defence University offers university classes to approximately 900 people annually and continuing training to approximately 1,000 people.

Because military science is such a vast concept with numerous fields of study encompassing wars, crises and the security threats inherent to them and the endeavour to prevent all conflict, the NDU chooses to use the plural form of "military science", hence "military sciences". The major subjects in the undergraduate degree are leadership, military pedagogy, military theory and military technology. The strength of our teaching is its combination of theory and practice. Our teaching is of a high quality that is based on research and the demands of working life.

The officers graduating from the National Defence University are commissioned as officers in the Finnish Defence Forces and the Border Guard.