Health Care Diagnostics, Master's Degree

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  • Application on the Basis of Metropolia’s Open UAS Studies (application period 1 May - 31 October) 01.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Master of Health Care and/or Social Services
1.5 years
Mode of studies
Tuition fees might apply


Master's Degree for biomedical laboratory scientists and radiographers

Diagnostic professionals like biomedical laboratory scientists and radiographers act in the interphase of patients and fast developing technology. Master’s degree in Health Care Diagnostics is targeted for bachelor level biomedical laboratory scientists and radiographers working or having worked in whatever areas of laboratory services, diagnostic or therapeutic radiography.

Why to study Health Care Diagnostics in Metropolia?

What kinds of competences does the education produce for you?

This degree programme gives you competences on developing quality of modern diagnostic services, managing them and working in international contexts.

How do you study during the programme?

You may perform all your studies online using synchronous and asynchronous online learning. However we also can offer a brand new Myllypuro campus facilities for common on site lectures and seminars.

What Will You Study?

During your studies you will acquire advanced level competences

  • on research and development activities
  • quality management of clinical laboratory/radiography services
  • basics of health technology assessment
  • managing artificial intelligence and robotics based services in healthcare diagnostics
  • clinical laboratory science/clinical radiography science

You will also study designing and managing modern diagnostic services.

See Health Care Diagnostics curriculum in Study Guide.

Realising studies

Studies comprise syncronous e-learning and/or on-site lectures and workshops, independent online learning, group work and independent studies. Studies happen mainly at daily time. Mandatory contact studies are scheduled in good time before they start so that it would be possible to realize them also aside of work. Studies start in the beginning of September 2024.

Metropolia organizes the Master´s degree studies and study guidance in such a way that the student can complete the studies in a period which is equivalent to their extend. Studies may also be completed over a period that is longer than the normative duration of studies. Normative duration of studies is 1 academic year for a degree of 60 ECTS and 1.5 academic years for a degree of 90 ECTS.

Student must prepare an individual study plan. Student has the right to complete the studies in accordance with the curriculum for the degree in question and with the approved individual study plan.

For what kinds of jobs does this education give you competences?

The education gives you good skills and competences for front-line managerial, quality managerial and marketing posts as well as for different types of clinical expertise and service development jobs. In addition the education gives you excellent preparedness by substance to apply for professional teacher education.

Note that passing this programme does not give the right to practice the profession of biomedical laboratory scientist or radiographer in Finland. In case a person wishes to get the certification, it must be applied separately from National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira).

Scholarships and tuition fees

The tuition fees concern students who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries. Students pay annual tuition fees based on their study right. The payment obligation concerns all the academic terms during which a student is registered as attending.

Annual tuition fee

  • 12 000 for those, whose right of study starts before 1 August 2024
  • 12 500 € for those, whose right of study starts after 31 July 2024.

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

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  • Application period
    1.5.2024 at 08:00 - 31.10.2024 at 15:00
    Start of studies
    Syksy 2024
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    • Health Care and Social Services

    The Application on the Basis of Metropolia’s Open UAS Studies is aimed at those who have completed open UAS studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Studies are considered to be Metropolia's if they are entered in the Metropolia's study register, and open studies if they have not been completed with the right to study for the degree-leading education.

    Application period: 1 May 2024 8:00 am - 31 October 2024, all times refer to local time in Finland

    Application instructions: published at

More information

For more information on the application process please contact

Metropolia's Student and Admission Services:
+358 40 712 5100
admissions [at] (admissions[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Starting studies

How to start your studies in Metropolia

Welcome to study for a degree at Metropolia!

Congratulations! You have been admitted to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and we are delighted to have you as a new member of our vibrant community of more than 16 000 students!

You have made an excellent choice - Metropolia offers you unique multidisciplinary opportunities throughout your studies with its strong connections to working life and active role in innovations built around socially significant phenomena.

We are happy to have you with us and help you with any questions you might have. Welcome to Metropolia!

The below information applies to students who have been accepted to study for a full degree at Metropolia. Make sure to complete all the steps in order to secure your study place.

Starting Health Care Diagnostics studies

Welcome to study Health Care Diagnostics!

Congratulations – you have been chosen to study Health Care Diagnostics at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences! A warm welcome to our international learning community!

The information on this webpage applies to all students of Health Care Diagnostics, regardless of the background education (biomedical laboratory scientist or radiographer).

This Master’s Programme in Health Care Diagnostics is arranged fully online by the means of synchronous (contact) and asynchronous (independent) online learning.

Information and Orientation for New Students – Academic Year 2024 - 2025

The academic year will start with one-and-a half days orientation. All times given are in Finnish time (+2 h GMT).

  • 2.9. 2024 10am - 4pm
  • 3.9. 2024 10am - 12 (mid day)

The program of the orientation day comprises welcoming words by the management, familiarization with fellow students and faculty members, safety issues, introduction to Metropolia’s IT and digital tools, library, core curriculum, recognition of prior learning, and practicalities relating to the studies.

You may attend the orientation by clicking on this link to this Zoom link

The detailed schedule of fall semester 2024

Please visit our website for Lukkarikone, for detailed schedule. You can search for schedules with your group ID.

For all

  • XX00EJ16-3098 Research Methods and Skills
  • S000EV39 - 3002 Managing artificial intelligence and robotics based services in healthcare diagnostics

For biomedical laboratory scientists only

  • S000CP02-3005 Continuous Quality Improvement in the Clinical Laboratory
  • S000EV40-3003 Clinical Laboratory Science

For radiographers only

  • S000EA54-3003 Developing Patient Centered and Patient Safe Clinical Radiography
  • S000EV41 - 3002 Clinical Radiography Science

Remember to enrol yourself to these courses latest 16.9.2024 (for new students). In the student info 2. and 3.9 we advise you how to do the enrollment.


The full core curriculum, including courses / semester, is available on Metropolia’s web page,
Health care Diagnostics curriculum

AHOT – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students of Metropolia have an opportunity to benefit from AHOT-procedure (aikaisemmin hankitun osaamisen tunnustaminen/ recognition of prior learning) according to their own work or study experience.

Students studying at Higher Education Institutions can apply for recognition of their prior learning no matter where and how this knowledge has been acquired. The competences have to meet the objectives of the learning outcomes of the degree programme, however.

A student has an opportunity to make earlier learning visible and to get a decision on the recognition of these competences. In practice this means that if a certain study unit is accepted in AHOT-procedure, it isn’t necessary to study it again.

The RPL procedure will be explained in more detail during the Orientation Day. However, to facilitate speedy processing of the application, it is advisable to start getting prepared by collecting any references, certificates or similar documents which could be used as evidence for prior learning.

Literature to be used during the autumn

Ramlaul A. (editor) 2020. Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research: Skills and Strategies. 2nd edition. Springer.

We are looking forward to meeting you all in September!

On behalf of the HCD learning community, with kind regards,

Eija Metsälä
Head of Master Degree Programme in Health Business Management (administrative issues)
eija.metsala [at] (eija[dot]metsala[at]metropolia[dot]fi)
+358 50 347 8177

Heini Maisala-McDonnell (practical study related issues)
Heini.Maisala-McDonnell [at] (Heini[dot]Maisala-McDonnell[at]metropolia[dot]fi)
+358 50 407 5913