Physiotherapy top-up degree

Basic Information

Degree title
Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care
Duration / Date(s)
1-2 years based on recognition of prior physiotherapy studies. Minimum three years of physiotherapy studies is required.
The entire degree programme is 210 ECTS.
Price / Tuition fee
Tuition fees might apply

Study objectives

Metropolia’s Physiotherapy entire degree programme aims to train skilled and innovative physiotherapists in a manner in which they develop their own work for the diverse and unpredicted needs of the changing society. The topical themes challenge professionals to continuously learn and reform their operating methods. In accordance with the needs of the social, health and rehabilitation services, the studies emphasise holistic learning and skills for multidisciplinary collaboration, which is based on client understanding and the active inclusion of clients.Detailed objectives are described in the curriculum.

Study contents

The programme consists of 1-2 years of studies based on recognition of prior physiotherapy studies, minimum of 3 three years. Completing the degree requires full-time study and participation. Lectures are mainly held during daytime.

The personal study plan (HOPS) is supported by the recognition of prior competence (AHOT) and flexible individual implementation of studies.


Only certified professionals who have completed the appropriate degree may work as a physiotherapist. Once students have completed their degree, they apply to Valvira, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, for the right to practice their profession.

Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for non-EU/EEA applicants 13 000 €.

This fee applies only to non-EU/EEA degree students.

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