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Master's Degree Programme in Social Services
Master of Health Care, 90 ECTS

Master of Social Services, Master of Health Care (Elderly Care)

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Head of Degree Programme
Niina Pietilä
Tel. +358 40 3341241
Email: niina.pietila(at)

Specific admission requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services and Bachelor’s Degree in Elderly Care can be accepted in the Master’s Degree Programme in Social Services.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

A student has an opportunity to make earlier learning visible and get a decision on the recognition of these competences. For further information look at the general instructions of the recognition of prior learning.

Qualification requirements and regulations

The Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences:

Profile of the programme

See the general description of the Programme: >>

Key learning outcomes

Key learning outcomes are specified in the programme study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The objective of the Master’s Degree Programme in Social Services is to educate professionals who are able to work in tasks developing basic and special services of social services and assume managerial roles in client service as well as work as special experts of their field. The competences are: Special expertise in the field of social services, management and development in the field of social services and research and development. The degree places considerable emphasis on the promotion of social welfare of children, young people and families. The social work strengthens them and is based on partnership.

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 studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Social Services are carried out as multiform learning. The workplace plays an important role during the studies and is a central learning and development environment. Evaluation of learning is a quality element present in all phases of the learning and teaching process. It is both instructing and developing in nature.

Level of qualification

Master's Degree (Second Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Internship is not included in the studies.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

Student exchange is not included in the studies.