ECTS Information Package and Course Catalogue

Read more about the ECTS label from the European Commission webpage

The main language of instruction at Arcada is Swedish, and most of the degree programmes and courses are taught in that language. However, some degree programmes and courses are taught in English. If you do not speak Swedish, please find out whether the programme or course units that you want to study are offered in English.

Please note that Arcada reserves the right to change or modify degree programmes and courses offered during the academic year, and is not responsible for typing or printing errors.

ECTS Institutional Coordinator

Annika Stadius, Head of Student Services
Phone: +358 (0)207 699 613
E-mail: annika.stadius(a)

ECTS Departmental Coordinators

The Department of Health and Welfare
Emergency Care: Patrik Nyström
Midwifery: Pernilla Stenbäck
Nursing (Swedish): Gun-Britt Lejonqvist
Nursing (English): Pamela Gray
Occupational Therapy: Denice Haldin
Physiotherapy: Joachim Ring
Public Health: Anu Grönlund
Social Services: Bettina Brantberg
Sports and Health Promotion: Riitta Vienola
Advanced Clinical Care (Master's degree): Eivor Wallinvirta
Health Promotion (Master's degree): Maria Forss
Rehabilitation (Master's degree ): Ira Jeglinsky-Kankainen
Social Services (Master's degree): Åsa Rosengren

The Department of Business Management and Analytics
Business Administration: Linn Hongell
International Business: Linn Hongell
Information and Media Technology: Magnus Westerlund
Information Technology: Jonny Karlsson
Media Technology: Johnny Biström
Tourism: Hellevi Aittoniemi
International Business Management (Master's degree): Carl-Johan Rosenbröijer

The Department of Culture and Communication
Cultural Management: Tomas Träskman
Film and Television: Fred Nordström
Media Culture: Fred Nordström
Media Management (Master's degree): Mats Nylund

The Department of Energy and Materials Technology
Energy and Environmental Energy Engineering: Kim Skön
Distributed Energy Systems: Mikael Paronen
Materials Processing Technology (Swedish and English): Mirja Andersson
Plastics Technology (Swedish and English): Mirja Andersson

Credits and grades

The academic year is divided into four periods and is 60 ECTS credits in scope, with the workload distributed evenly over the periods. The academic year involves a work contribution of 1600 hours on the part of the student, and the curricula shall be designed in such a way so that a student can earn at least 60 ECTS credits during an academic year. One ECTS credits corresponds to 27 hours of student work.

The Master's Degree Programmes are part-time programmes, meaning that the students’ curricula are individual and the workload is not evenly distributed.

An approved study attainment is assessed with the grades:

- excellent (5)
- good (4-3) or
- satisfactory (2-1).

In some specific cases, study attainments may be assessed as "accomplished" or "passed".

Information on the Institution

    Information on Degree Programmes

    General description

    All degree programmes follow the general admission and registration procedures only. Likewise, the degree programmes do not have specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning.

    In Arcada's Degree Statutes you will find information on

    • qualification requirements and regulations
    • examination regulations, assessment and grading

      Graduation requirements are available in the Study Guide.

        The course structure diagrams for all degree programmes are also available in the Study Guide. Please select the appropriate degree programme and academic year. NB! All our Master's degree programmes are part-time and therefore do not consist of 60 cr per academic year.

        In the course structure diagrams you will also find information about recommended optional programme components. Students are recommended to choose two or three of the predetermined Extension Studies packages, consisting of 30 cr in total. 

        On the degree programme's own pages you will find information on

        • qualification awarded
        • level of qualification
        • profile of the programme
        • key learning outcomes
        • occupational profiles of graduates with examples
        • access to further studies
        • mode of study
        • programme director

        English Bachelor's degree programmes

        International Business
        Materials Processing Technology
        Plastics Technology

        Swedish Bachelor's degree programmes

        Business Administration
        Cultural Management
        Distributed Energy Systems
        Emergency Care
        Energy and Environmental Engineering
        Film and Television
        Information Technology
        Information and Media Technology
        Materials Processing Technology
        Media Culture
        Occupational Therapy
        Plastics Technology
        Social Services
        Sports and Health Promotion

        English Master's degree programmes

        International Business Management
        Media Management

        Swedish Master's degree programmes

        Advanced Clinical Care
        Health Promotion
        Social Services

        Description of individual course units

        The decriptions of the individual course units are found here (please select the appropriate degree programme and academic year).

        The decriptions include the following information:

        • course unit title
        • course unit code
        • type of course unit
        • level of course unit
        • year of study
        • period when the course unit is delivered
        • number of ECTS credits allocated
        • name of lecturer(s) (when available, sometimes a course is under planning and no teacher has been appointed yet)
        • learning outcomes of the course unit
        • mode of delivery
        • prerequisites and co-requisites
        • course contents
        • recommended or required reading
        • planned learning activities and teaching methods
        • assessment methods and criteria
        • language of instruction
        • work placement(s)

          General Information for Students