The degree programme is aimed at students who wish to develop their skills and competences to be able to act in training, leading and developing positions in the field of disaster management and preparedness.
The programme, which has a clear focus on leadership and management, not only offers you a solid overview of global health problems, ranging from tropical diseases to HIV and AIDS. As a graduate you are also qualified for key positions in emergency and disaster management both at home and abroad, and you will be well versed in advanced research and innovation in regards to this field.Our graduates will be trained in four professional competence areas including:- Evidence based Global Health, ethics and values- Global health research and development- Global health policies and actors- Incident and Emergency Condition work
The first semester offers a common ground in the foundations of global health, research methods and global health needs in terms of global health problems, such as tropical diseases, HIV and AIDS. During the second semester, students are introduced to advanced methods of research and innovation. During the third semester, students acquire skills for emergency and disaster management. Students have the possibility to study 5 ECTS credits’ worth of elective and applied studies provided by partner universities or other relevant higher education institutions, including virtual studies.
1,5–2,5 years (part-time studies)
Selection of students is partly based on an entrance exam. Thus all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to take part in an entrance exam.
The entrance exam consists of two parts:1. Material-based written exam measuring academic skills and understanding of the content of the material and programme.
At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.
The work experience required of applicants to the degree programmes will be counted from the degree awarding day onwards, and needs to be proven by a work certificate. Work experience gained before or during bachelor-level studies can not be counted towards the work experience minimum requirement. Exception is only made for applicants who have completed a Finnish vocational college diploma or higher vocational diploma (opisto- tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) before the completion of their higher education degree, as they may also take into account work experience gained before the higher education degree. Work experience can be counted uptil 31 July 2016.Part-time work is converted to full-time work in such a way that 150 hours or 20 full-time working days (a minimum of 7 hours per day) are equal to a month. The work experience does not have to be continuous or from the same employer. Practical training or on-the-job learning is not counted as work experience if it forms a part of the degree used for applying.
A master’s degree programme (60–90 ECTS credits) at Arcada costs 9,000 euro the first academic year (4,500 euro/semester) and then 2,000 euro/semester thereafter.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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