Open University of Applied Sciences

Welcome to study in Metropolia's Open University of Applied Sciences!

The Open University of Applied Sciences offers a possibility to

  • apply to a degree program via Open UAS path studies
  • search for the right career choice
  • enhance your professional know-how in working life
  • study something new and inspiring

What kind of studies does Open UAS offer?

The Open UAS range of studies consists of parts of degrees (Bachelor/Master) based on the university curricula. It is not possible to complete a full Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree nor Bachelor’s Thesis in the Open UAS. In some degree programmes it is possible to complete work placement, whereupon it is included in the path studies. Open UAS offers:

Courses
As according to the name, courses are individual courses. Most common extent of a course is 5 credit points (ECTS).

Path studies
Open UAS path usually equals 1st year studies in the degree programme. In Bachelor's degrees this is 60 credit points (ECTS) and in Master's degrees either 15 or 30 credit points (ECTS) depending on the extent of the degree.

The purpose of paths is to provide an alternative route to the degree. Note! The Open UAS paths do not offer a direct acceptance to the degree. 

Module studies
Open UAS module is a combination of courses (other than path) and the extent of the module may vary. Modules are supplementary education and the aim is to enhance your professional know-how in working life

Who can study in Open UAS?

Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) is open for everyone regardless of your former education, work experience and age. However, the studies require sufficient study and language skills. Some courses may have requirements about previous know-how. All Master's degree Open Study Paths require a Bachelor's Degree and three years work experience in the field of study acquired after the degree.

How are students selected to Open UAS studies?

The student selection for all Open UAS studies is done based on the order of enrollment. Some paths may also have an eliminating pre-test.

Where can I find information on the range of studies offered?

See range of studies.