Study Path: Social Services, 60 cr


60 cr


The 60 cr Open Study Path of Social Services includes the following 1st year courses of the Social Services English degree curriculum:

FALL 2017 (30 cr)

Course Extent, cr Code
Development of the Welfare State  5 SX00BN91-3014
Introduction to Social Pedagogy  5 SX00BR65-3016
Introduction to Studying  5 SX00BU35-3069
Professional Communication and IT Skills  5 SX00CA32-3004
Work and Working Environments in Social Services  10 SX00BO04-3014

SPRING 2018 (30 cr)

Course Extent, cr Code
Individual and Community Counselling  5 SX00BO16
Individual Growth and Development  5 SX00BO14
Social Participation and Exclusion  5 SX00BO15
Supporting Daily Life through Socio-Pedagogical Work, 1. Internship *  10 SX00CA46
Vapaaehtoistoiminnan harjoittelu  5 SX00BO33

* Course normally 15 credits, in Open UAS path the internship is replaced by the course Vapaaehtoistoiminnan harjoittelu.

You'll find the detailed course contents in the Study Guide.

Proceeding in the studies requires that the courses are carried out in order. If the student does not pass some courses, it may prevent proceeding in the path studies and prevent participation in some courses. In such cases, Metropolia is not obliged to offer compensatory studies or alternative completion methods. Such cases do not entitle to any refunds in terms of Open UAS payments.

Study Skills and Language Requirements

Open UAS students are not required to have any previous degree or work experience. However, they must have sufficient study and language skills. Familiarize yourself with the required study skills

In Social Services Open study path students are required English on level C1 and Finnish skills on level B1 (see Europass: European language levels).

The study and language skills will be ensured by the degree 8.8.2017 with an interview for which a separate invitation will be sent.

Beginning and Timing of the Studies

The study path students study with the degree students and the studies are full-time. The studies are organized mainly on weekdays between 8 am - 4 pm and most of the courses require active attendance. The minimum attendance is course specific. The studies are placed on terms:

  • Fall term: begins 22.8.2017 and ends 22.12.2017
  • Spring term: begins 11.1.2018 and ends 25.5.2018

The studies begin with a common info for Open study path students on 22.8.2017 in the morning (time informed later). The info is obligatory. After the info, the studies continue according to the course schedules (see the instructions for the Lukkarikone).

More information will be sent to students approximately two weeks before the beginning of studies. The course schedules for the fall should be ready by 28.4.2017.

Principal teaching premises: Sofianlehdonkatu 5 B, Helsinki

Teaching language

English (mainly) and Finnish

Study Methods, Completion Methods and Assessment

Course specific

Open Study Path Places

3 Open study path places


900 €

The price will be charged in two equal payments. The fall payment will be charged in the beginning of fall term and the spring term payment in the beginning of spring term. Please read carefully the Open study path cancellation terms.

More Information

Questions related to the course contents of the study path:
Paula Lindqvist, Lecturer, Student Advisor
paula.lindqvist metropolia fi
Phone number

During the studies, the contact person for individual courses is always the course specific teacher.

General practical questions (e.g. enrolment):
avoinamk metropolia fi
040 772 3457

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