Open UAS Path of Social Services (Bachelor), 60 cr


60 cr


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

FALL 2018 (30 cr)

Course Extent, cr Code
Development of the Welfare State  5 SX00BN91-3018
Introduction to Social Pedagogy  5 SX00BR65-3020
Introduction to Studying  5 SX00BU35-3083
Professional Communication and IT Skills  5 SX00CA32-3005
Work and Working Environments in Social Services  5 SX00DL77-3002
Swedish at Work  5 SX00DL63-3003

SPRING 2019 (30 cr)

Course Extent, cr Code
Childhood Growth and Development  5 SX00BO80
Everyday Life of Families and Children in Finnish Society  5 SX00BZ93
Individual and Community Counselling  5 SX00BO16
Supporting Daily life in Early Education  10 SX00BZ98
Internship in Voluntary Work  5 SX00BO33

* Course normally 15 credits, in Open UAS path the internship is replaced by the course Internship in Voluntary Work.

You'll find the detailed course contents in the Study Guide (see instructions).

Timing, Implementation and Location

Open Path students study together with degree students and the studies are full-time. The studies are organized mainly Monday-Friday 8 am - 4 pm and most of the courses require active attendance. The minimum attendance is course specific. At the spring term 2019 the studies may be organized also in evenings or on Saturdays. You'll find the fall course schedules in Schedule Machine (see link and instructions). Notice that the schedules are not completed until by the beginning of the studies. Therefore it is not recommendable to study them very early. 

The studies are placed on terms:

  • Fall term: begins 1st August 2018 and ends 31th December 2018
  • Spring term: begins 1st January 2019 and ends 31th July 2019

The studies begin with a common info on 21st August at 8.30 am classroom I356 Vanha viertotie. The info is obligatory. After the info, the studies continue according to course schedules. More information in the beginning of the studies will be sent to students approximately on week 33.

Principal teaching premises: at the fall term Sofianlehdonkatu 5 B, Helsinki and at the spring term Myllypuro Campus

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. An open UAS student cannot postpone the beginning of studies.

Study Skills and Language Requirements

Path teaching language is English (mainly) and Finnish.


Information regarding sufficient health and functional capacity, an extract on criminal background and a drug test of the student of Degree Program can be find here.

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
Phone number

Enrolment and Interview

Enrolment happens via e-form above the Path/Module supply table at Health Care and Social Services supply page. Acception to the path is done in enrolment order and also requires passing of a written exam. Only the ones accepted via enrolment can come to the written exam. This will be notified after the enrolment the persons in question. The written exam is held on 7th August 2018 at 10.00 am in class room I357 (Vanha viertotie).