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Master's Degree Programme in Creativity and Arts in Social and Health Fields (YAMK), Social Services, Health and Sports
Master of Health Care, 90 ECTS


Master of Health Care (Prosthetics/Orthotics), Master of Health Care (Biomedical Laboratory Science), Master of Health Care (Physiotherapy), Master of Health Care (Elderly Care), Master of Health Care (Podiatry), Master of Health Care (Midwifery), Master of Health Care (Optometry), Master of Health Care (Osteopathy), Master of Health Care (Radiography and Radiotherapy), 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 (Emergency Care)

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Contact
Paula Turkkila
Head of School of Cultural Services and Music
PO Box 4042 (Arabiankatu 2, Helsinki)
00079 METROPOLIA
FINLAND
paula.turkkila[at]metropolia.fi

Specific admission requirements

Entrance exam for the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Prior learning and/or higher education credits can be transferred to the Metropolia degree when applicable, according to the general principles of Metropolia UAS.

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the general principles of Helsinki Metropolia UAS: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/apply/general-information/manage-your-studies/academic-information/

Profile of the programme

Graduates of the Master’s Programme are professionals specialised in the use of creativity and arts to promote health, well-being and inclusion. They can use the potential of creativity to support people’s lives and well-being, to promote the realization of cultural rights, to assess the effectiveness of activities and to reform professional practices, structures and thinking. Creativity and possibilities for its versatile expressions, as well as cultural activities and arts experiences, belong to everybody as part of a fulfilled and meaningful life.

Key learning outcomes

The student
• Is able to recognise how well-being, health and inclusion in society may be promoted by the use of creativity and arts.
• Is able to utilise creativity and arts to promote well-being, health and inclusion in different contexts.
• Is able to utilise evidence-based theoretical, practical and experiential information in professional practice and development.
• Is able to reform professional practices and organizational structures to find solutions to social challenges with the support of creativity and arts.
• Is able to implement and manage co-creation processes in multidisciplinary groups.
• Is able to communicate and operate in a convincing manner in international, multidisciplinary collaboration.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

CRASH - Creativity and Arts in Social and Health Fields - Master’s Degree programme provides the students with strong expertise in the use of creativity and arts to promote well-being, in developer, reformer, expert and managerial roles in different working environments, in culture and arts fields and, where applicable, also in national or international expert positions in social and health care. The degree does not qualify those with a Bachelor’s Degree in culture and arts fields to regulated professions in social and health care. Our graduates work as innovative reformers of multidisciplinary practices, providing solutions related to health, well-being, creativity and inclusion.

Access to further studies

The degree obtained is Master’s level. The higher education institution offering licentiate/doctoral degrees decides the student’s eligibility for further education. There are significant differences in view of paths to further education, depending on the higher education institution and the field in question.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

According to the degree regulations of Metropolia UAS: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/apply/general-information/manage-your-studies/academic-information/

Graduation requirements

Passed study modules

Mode of study

The programme is carried out as blended learning. The participants study in a multidisciplinary group consisting of experts from cultural, social and health fields. A special feature in CRASH Master’s Degree programme is multidisciplinary collaboration that starts at the outset of studies and continues throughout the programme. The students’ working communities contribute to the studies and new contacts will be created, for example, in the networks of Metropolia RDI projects and networks of other stakeholders. Learning is further supported by expert lectures, workshops, project and peer group work and guidance.

CRASH studies combine latest research with pragmatic working life development. Collaboration with international partners is an integral part of the programme, which opens up inspiring perspectives into international development of the field. University of the Arts Helsinki is also involved in CRASH collaboration: certain courses are jointly organized to the Metropolia Master’s Degree students and the Master’s Degree students of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Level of qualification

Master's Degree (Second Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

The students’ working communities contribute to the studies and new contacts will be created, for example, in the networks of Metropolia RDI projects and networks of other stakeholders.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

Optional short-term student mobility can be included in the degree.