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Master's Degree Programme in Elderly Care - Human Ageing and Services
Master of Health Care, 90 ECTS

Master of Health Care (Prosthetics/Orthotics), Master of Health Care (Elderly Care), Master of Health Care (Physiotherapy), Master of Health Care (Emergency Care), Master of Health Care (Podiatry), Master of Health Care (Optometry), Master of Health Care (Nursing), Master of Social Services, Master of Health Care (Oral Hygiene), Master of Health Care (Public Health Nursing), Master of Health Care (Occupational Therapy), Master of Health Care (Osteopathy)

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Head of Degree Programme
Tuula Mikkola
Tel. +358 40 057 8279
Email: tuula.mikkola(at)

Specific admission requirements

Applicants must have an applicable higher education degree, which are:
Orthotist – Prosthetist
Emergency Nurse
Elderly Care Professional
Public Health Nurse
Occupational Therapist
Oral Hygienist
Registered 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

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

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.

Qualification requirements and regulations

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Profile of the programme

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Key learning outcomes

Key learning outcomes are specified in the programme study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

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.

Access to further studies

Examination regulations, assessment and grading


Graduation requirements

A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses.

Mode of study

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.

Level of qualification

Master's Degree (Second Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Internship is not included in the studies. Studies are done in cooperation with work life.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

Student exchange is possible at any stage of studies.