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The Master’s Degree in Social Services

Autumn 2010

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Special Expertise in the Field of Social Services
Field of Child, Youth and Family Work and Contemporary Research 5
Good Practices of Child, Youth and Family Work 5
Morality and Legitimacy 3  
Networking Approach to Work 3
Management and Development of Social Care Work
New Legislation in the Field of Social Services 3
Predictive Development 5
Towards a Learning Organisation 5
Productive Leadership 5  
Research and Development Studies
Finnish Language and Communication 1
Philosophy of Science and Methodology 5
Research Methods and Scientific Report 5
Workshop of Analysis 3  
English as a Foreign Language 1  
Seminar I 2
Seminar II 2
Seminar III 2  
Master’s Thesis
Master’s Thesis 30
Elective Studies
Elective Studies 5  
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6129313029310300290

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.


The postgraduate polytechnic degree programme in social services is working life oriented, enhancing and deepening one's competences as well as developing professional life. Studies are intended for those who have completed the polytechnic degree in social services with at least three years' working experience within social services.

The extent of studies is 90 ECTS credits, and it takes 1,5 years to graduate. Teaching is arranged on the premises of Tukholmankatu and Sofianlehto at Metropolia. The qualification titles are Master of Social Services and Master of Health Care and Social Services (Geriatric Nurse).


The purpose of the studies is to provide the students with the competence in development and leadership of professional life as well as with theoretical and practical skills in tasks demanding expertise.