Development and Leadership of Nursing, Master's Degree

Basic Information

Degree title
Master of Health Care
Duration / Date(s)
1,5 - 2 years
Next application period: 3 Jan – 17 Jan 2024
Price / Tuition fee
Tuition fees might apply

Become an Expert in Development and Leadership of Nursing

Development and Leadership of Nursing is a Master’s degree programme for nursing professionals who want to deepen their competencies to hold existing or future expert/specialist and leadership positions and promote their career development. The Master’s degree provides the students with skills that enable them to work as developers and reformers of their work environment with the required leaderships and R&D competencies.

Taking the Master’s Degree in Development and Leadership of Nursing provides the students with a high-level professional competence in developing the care of patients and enables them to work as developers, reformers, experts and leaders in varying work environments as well as to obtain health care expert positions nationally and internationally. Students also have an opportunity to deepen their competence in their own area of practice.

Who is this programme for?

The Master’s Degree Programme in Development and Leadership of Nursing is intended for those who want to work in more advanced clinical practitioner roles and/or in research, teaching or leadership roles and who have an appropriate qualification and work experience. The admission criteria will be available at Studyinfo for Joint Application process by the end of September 2023.

Enjoy an International and Multi-disciplinary Approach

The Master’s Degree Programme is an English taught programme and our students enjoy a diverse, international and multi-disciplinary approach in their studies. Some parts of the studies are arranged in collaboration with other Master Degree Programmes (such as Health Business Management with students from Engineering, business and from Health Care and Social Services) and in collaboration with international partner universities. The students will also have an opportunity to take some elective studies provided in Finnish.

Content of studies

The extent of the studies is 90 ECTS and currently include:

  • Research and Development Studies 10 ECTS,
  • Advanced professional studies 40 ECTS,
  • Elective studies 10 ECTS,
  • Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS.

It is recommended that the topic of the Master Thesis is related to your own place of work. For completing a Master’s thesis, the students get support and guidance form the school in the form of

  • starting from first weeks in the Programme, working in a guided Master’s thesis process
  • group supervision and individual support from instructors; instruction on the R&D methods and problem-solving skills for excelling in your project
  • students’ self-directed learning, motivation and hard work make the necessary element of success.

The more specific course description and curriculum will be published via study guide, at the latest before the first application period in January.

Mode of study

Master students study on a part-time basis. Students achieve their degree in 1,5-2 years. Self-directed and time management skills are important to undertake the studies with a full-time employment.

Teaching incorporates blended teaching and learning approach (online/face-to-face lectures, seminars, workshops etc.). Studies include intensive face-to-face study periods on campus in Helsinki (approximately 2-4 periods in total). The studies include 2-5 teaching days per month. More specific information of the schedule for autumn 2023 will be published in June 2023.

Students are expected to undertake on average 12 hours of self-study per week.

Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for non-EU/EEA applicants 12 500 €.

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

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