Special Expertice in the Field of Social Services
|Changing Social Reality and Values||10|
|Expertise on Children, Young People and Families’ Social Welfare||10|
|Preventative and Early Support||5|
|Multifaceted Early Education||5|
|Other Area of Expertise in the Field of Social Services||5|
Management and Development in the Field of Social Services
|Management and Development of Client Service and Work Community||10|
|Management and the Leadership Role in the Work Community||5|
|Management and Development of Client Services and Processes||5|
|Management of Service Business||5|
Research and Development Studies
|Theory, Innovation and Planning of Research and Development Project in Social Services||5|
|Strategic and Methodological Options of Project Implementation||5|
|Conclusion, Analysis, Evaluation and Reporting||5|
|Innovation and Subject Analysis of the Master’s Thesis||10|
|Master’s Thesis Proposal||10|
|Reporting the Master’s Thesis||10|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||60||55||30||30||55||15||15||15||15||27.5||27.5|
Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
Of the studies, 55 credits include advanced professional studies (45 credits general studies for all students and 10 credits optional). The remaining credits comprise Master’s thesis (30 credits) and elective studies (5 credits). The contact teaching is mainly implemented during three terms. The duration of the studies is 1.5 – 2 years.
To formulate the curriculum, an internal work group of the degree programme was named. To promote the development of the Master’s Degree Programme in Social Services, a steering group was formed in the spring of 2011. It has dealt with the objectives and content of the degree programme and its curriculum as well as the admission criteria and the professional focus of the programme considering the needs of the work environment, the development of the labour market situation of the degree programme and other similar education of the field provided in the metropolitan area. The steering group has also approved the proposal for the curriculum. The members of the steering group include representatives of the work environment and other interest groups, students of the degree programme and staff from Metropolia.
As a basis for the development of the degree programme and the curriculum, a questionnaire was distributed to representatives of the work environment, graduated and present students, teachers of social services as well as partners in the field of research and development. Statements were requested of the key representatives of the work environment and interest groups of the proposal.