Master’s Degree ...

Master's Degree Programme in Rehabilitation

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Study Counsellor Tiina Säilä 050 5945692 tiina.saila[at)
Principal Lecturer Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki 050 5168779 marja-leena.lahteenmaki(at)
Head of Competence Area Päivi Hautaviita

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Bioanalyst (Master's of Health Care)
Paramedic (Master's of Health Care)
Physiotherapist (Master's of Health Care)
Midwife (Master's of Health Care)
Radiographer (Master's of Health Care)
Nurse (Master's of Health Care)
Social Services (Master's of Health Care)
Public Health Nurse (Master's of Health Care)

Special Admission Requirements

Eligibility is for a bachelor's degree in bioanalyst, paramedic, physiotherapist, midwife, radiologist, nurse, sociologist or nurse, or an equivalent previous degree with at least two years' professional experience in the social, health and sports fields.
The application is made through the website.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer for studies means that the student can transfer prior higher education studies to the studied degree if they meet the competence objectives of the degree programme. EQF7-level studies completed in higher education institutions can be included in the elective studies.
Students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) may propose credit transfer based on their prior studies and competence.
Credit transfer follows the spesific instructions of TAMK.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The programme corresponds to the competence framework described in European Qualification Framework (EQF) and the National Quality Framework (NQF). EQF enables lifelong learning and the flexibility of degrees within Europe. The master’s degree corresponds to the competence level 7

Profile of the Programme

The degree is a professionally oriented master's degree. In multidisciplinary rehabilitation education, you achieve a master's degree in social and health care. The Multidisciplinary Degree Program in Rehabilitation equips you for expert work in the social, health and rehabilitation services system.

Key Learning Outcomes

You will learn to acquire and produce researched information on the effects and effectiveness of rehabilitation on health and well-being, ability to work and function, and opportunities to participate. You will learn to critically assess the development needs of rehabilitation services and to work in the multidisciplinary development of services.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Social and health care management and leadership, development tasks, diverse projects, and other expert tasks. Clinical nursing experts work independently in different jobs in promoting and preventive health care.

Access to Further Studies

The master’s degree from a university of applied sciences produces the same eligibility for postgraduate studies as a master’s degree from a university.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Evaluation is based on the common evaluation criteria of TAMK.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

The scope of the degree is 90 cr. It consists of both classroom meetings (2-4 days/month) and independent work. The amount of independent study is large in the programme. The studies can be completed in 1.5-2 years alongside work.
Your networking will be supported by collaboration between programmes and students from different universities of applied sciences. The learning methods include both independent work and inclusive working, for example working in small groups, study visits and on-line studies. Together with your teacher tutor you will draw up your individual study plan to follow during your studies.
Advanced professional studies 30 cr
Special master’s level studies 15 cr
Optional studies 15 cr
Master’s thesis 30 cr
Total 90 cr

Development of the Programme

Curricula are developed together with other Universities of Applied Sciences and other Master's programs in Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
With clinical practice different co-operation projects are included in the program, such as Thesis projects. There are also regular meetings and networking with clinical practice in the field.