Global Health Care, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English (book IELTS)
This Global Health Care degree programme  at Arcada University of Applied Sciences is aimed at you who wish to develop your skills and competences to be able to act in training, leading and developing positions in the field of disaster management and preparedness.


 It is designed to respond to the challenges faced by people on planet Earth due to climate change, rapid population growth, threats of terrorism, industrial development, and rural and urban development trends as experienced in both North and South countries. 

The Global Health programme at Arcada University of Applied Sciences , which has a clear focus on leadership and management, 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. 

The degree can be completed in 1,5 years ( full time studies) or 3 years while studying alongside work. The studies will mainly be implemented as virtual studies by using modern learning technology. Lectures, coaching and assignments are handled on-line.

The programme is aimed at candidates with a suitable bachelor’s degree in nursing or related health sciences, such as midwifery, occupational therapy, public health nursing, physiotherapy, paramedics or social services.

Examples of future positions

You are qualified to work with managerial tasks in organisations, governmental agencies and NGOs on a local, national and international level.

Programme Structure

What you will learn
  • Evidence based Global Health, ethics and values
  • Global health research and development
  • Global health policies and actors
  • Incident and Emergency Condition work
  • Leadership
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      1,5–2,5 years (part-time studies)

  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

  • Global Health Care: (no admission in 2017): A suitable Bachelor's degree in the health care fields of Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Public Health Nursing, Physiotherapy, Paramedics, Clinical Medicine,  Public Health, Social Services 

Work Experience

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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Helsinki

  • 910 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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