Applicants must have an applicable higher education degree, which are:
Orthotist – Prosthetist
Elderly Care Professional
Public Health Nurse
Bachelor of Social Services
Other Finnish higher education degrees that are also qualified:
Bachelors or masters with diploma level education in one of the above mentioned social or health care professions.
A foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above mentioned Finnish degrees combined with a valid right to practice as a licensed professional
Those applying to and enrolled in a higher education institution have the opportunity to apply for recognition of prior learning and previously acquired competencies, irrespective of where or how such competence was acquired. Prior learning corresponding to tertiary level expertise may be transferred as credits towards the degree. Students are responsible for substantiating the competencies that they have acquired. The relevant practices have been described in the Degree Regulations. The guidelines apply the principle of lifelong learning.
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Key learning outcomes are specified in the programme study plan.
Graduates from the Degree Programme in HUman Ageing and Services are capable of acting in demanding elderly care and services development and management positions, which require the ability to anticipate, assess and improve knowledge within the field of elderly care and sercvices and reform practices innovatively and internationally.
A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses.
The scope of Masters’ degrees is 60 to 90 credits, depending on the scope of the preceding first-cycle (Bachelor’s) degree. The scope of the Master’s Degree in Human Ageing andServices is 90 credits. One credit is equivalent to 27 hours of a student’s work. The duration of the programme is 1.5 years, with 2 to 4 days of direct contact teaching per month every term.
Masters’ degrees comprise advanced professional studies, elective studies and a Master’s thesis. Studies are implemented as multi-form learning. Learning situations consist of seminars, on-line studies and learning assignments carried out individually and in teams, as well as expert presentations. Instruction methods include individual, group and peer instruction.
Master's Degree (Second Cycle)
Internship is not included in the studies. Studies are done in cooperation with work life.
Student exchange is possible at any stage of studies.