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Degree Programmes in Finnish

At the Faculty of Social and Health Care we offer several Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes where the teaching language is Finnish. Please find below some information about these programmes. For more detail and information about the application process, please visit our Finnish pages.

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing
240 ECTS, 4 years

Bachelor of Nursing graduates have extensive competences for a broad range of positions in social and healthcare. Registered nurses are professionals in supporting individuals, families and communities in achieving, maintaining and promoting their health.

The focus in the degree programme is in good client centered care, patient safety, ethical decision making, health promotion and evidence based nursing.

The curriculum structure is module based and flexible to individual study paths.

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Bachelor's Degree Programme in Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Health Care
210 ECTS, 3.5 years

Bachelor of Physiotherapy graduates have the knowledge and skills to support the functional ability and mobility and to help prevent problems in these areas. The programme is based on the physiotherapy science and clinical practice as well as regional, national and international development challenges.

The focus in the degree programme is on physiotherapy assessment and clinical reasoning, support and exercise of functional ability, physiotherapy support for functional ability of patients and wellbeing services development.

The curriculum structure is module based and flexible to individual study paths.

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Bachelor's Degree Programme in Social Services

Bachelor of Social Services
210 ECTS, 3.5 years

Bachelor of Social Services graduates have the knowledge and skills to improve the clients' everyday life, support their functional capacity and prevent social problems. The degree programme offers two orientation options: social pedagogy for early childhood and youth education and social pedagogy for working with adults.

The focus in the degree programme is on the educational and counselling practice that promotes social inclusion. The studies are based on social pedagogical framework with emphasis on participation, dialogue, action, experience, community and every-daylife oriented approach.

The curriculum structure is module based and flexible to individual study paths.

Master's Degree Programmes

Master’s Degree Programmes are aimed at those who have a relevant higher education degree and at least three years of work experience in the field. The focus of studies is on applied research and
development. The learning assignments and the research-oriented development project of the programme are completed in close connection with the student’s own work or alternatively in projects run by the university. 

Master's Degree Programme in Social and Health Care Development and Management

Master of Health Care
Master of Social Services

The programme provides students with the competences to work in expert, leadership and management positions in social and health care field.

On successful completion of this programme, a student will be able to

  • work in a demanding expert, development and eadership role or as an entrepreneur
  • manage socially impactful activities based on ethical values
  • operate in international environments
  • develop customer-oriented, sustainable and financially viable operations.

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Master's Degree Programme in Promoting Welfare of Children and Young People

The programme provides students with the competences to work in prevention of exclusion, early support and inclusion of children and young people.

On successful completion of this programme, a student will be able to

  • work independently in demanding expert tasks and international cooperation networks in the social sector
  • critically assess the starting points of research and development activity and understand the role of ethics in the activities
  • manage competencies and the development of professional practices and services in the social
    sector in complex and unpredictable operating environments.

Master's Degree Programme in Social and Health Care Digitisation and Business Expertise

The programme provides students with the competences to work in expert and development position in social and health care public field or as an entrepreneur.

On successful completion of this programme, a student will be able to

  • work independently in demanding expert and development positions or as an independent
  • entrepreneur
  • develop and assess client oriented e-services and business models
  • guide a client to use and manage e-services and social and health care information
  • solve ethical issues connected to social and health care information

Master's Degree Programme in Social Services

Master of Social Services

Studying in Master’s Degree Programme in Social Services is designed for students who are willing to encounter new professional challenges and expertise for developing social services, especially child and youth welfare. 

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