At the beginning of their studies, each student will complete a personalized learning plan consisting of 60 ECTS of Masters level studies and 30 ECTS of their Final Thesis work. In addition to the courses offered through the program, the student may register for additional elective credits to help shape and customize their learning plan to better fit with their learning objectives.
The duration of the program is expected to be from 1.5 to 2.5 years. The course work is flowed so that by combining online courses and contact courses it is possible to complete the courses in one year. This supports students which would like to be on study leave or have a more intensive experience.
Contact days are usually limited to 2 to 3 days per month. Occasionally intensive seminars will be scheduled to accommodate an international guest lecturer or a seminar. There is plenty of challenging independent work, and on-line studies in order to accommodate busy people’s professional and personal lives. The studies are rigorous, intensive, but manageable.
The language of the program is English. We are integrating some of the contact days with the Finnish Program’s (YAMK) courses to create a more international environment for everyone and it is a great way to network.
Innovative International Expertise is integrated into our approach to creating new professional capabilities. At LUAS, we have created a Masters School platform that allows students to move between business, social and healthcare, technology and design. This form of integration supports multi-disciplinary thinking. Additionally, our work with the FUAS Alliance (LUAS, Laurea and HAMK) allows our students to access a wide range of international symposia, courses, international networks, seminars and projects. We encourage our students to participate in students exchange and training opportunities.
We will assess prior course work and prior work experience to determine if they qualify for academic credit in your degree or as additional elective study.
Study methods include cooperative learning processes, independent work, contact lessons, e-learning, seminars and a research-oriented development project (30 ECTS) leading to a master's thesis. A part of the studies can be offered in co-operation with the other Master's Degree Programmes of Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Federation of Universities of Applied Sciences (FUAS).
Tuition, living expences and insurances
Books and other studying materials, travel, accommodation and living expenses must be covered by the student. To obtain the residence permit, foreign students have to make a bank deposit of at least 6720 euros for each year of studying to cover their living costs in Finland and prove they have health insurance for the duration of their studies in Finland.
Students from outside the EU/EEA countries are not covered by the Finnish national health insurance. It is highly important that these students have sufficient insurance cover of their own before their arrival in Finland.
Here you can find some important information and issues you should consider before your arrival and also during your stay in Finland:
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