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The Master's Degree Programme in

Mental Health

Degree

Master of Health Care

Level

Master

Duration

2-3 years

Extent

90 ECTS

Language profile

English

The Degree Programme in Mental Health is taught in English

Are you interested in mental health and specifically in questions regarding collaboration and dialogical practices? Are you a health care professional looking to widen your horizons and make a difference through national and international initiatives within the field of mental health? As a graduate from Arcada’s Master’s Degree Programme in Mental Health you are qualified to work with managerial tasks in organizations, governmental agencies and NGOs on a local, national and international level.

Mental Health care and treatment in the Nordic and Baltic countries is mainly based on individual and traditional models and methods, which do not necessarily respond to the needs of the client and her/his social network. The aim of this program is to promote professionals understanding and dialogical and collaborative competences and increase user involvement in social and mental health care.

The program is a co-operation between Arcada University of Applied Sciences (FIN), the University of Mälardalen (SWE) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO). Please note that campus studies during the first course of the programme will be organized as intensive weeks, one week in each country. Universities pay a proportion of accommodation and travel costs for the students.

The programme can be completed in two years while studying alongside work. It 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.

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Application period 15.3 - 5.4.2017.

5 study places.

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Additional education offers

Master's level courses

Arcada offers open courses at a master's level.  Read more

Specialisation studies

Arcada offers small and versatile education packages called specialisation studies. These studies often consist of 3-6 courses bundled together. Read more

 

 

In short

What you will learn

  • The Finnish Need-Adapted-Approach and its dimension
  • Management, Teams and Organizations in Health and Social Welfare
  • Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Peer-supported Open Dialogue

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.

Connect both virtually and in person

Some of the studies will be implemented as virtual studies by using modern learning technology. Lectures, coaching and assignments can be handled online. There are scheduled intensive weeks for learning and practical work when you will meet your fellow teachers and students in person. 

Nordic co-operation

The program is a co-operation between Arcada University of Applied Sciences (FIN), the University of Mälardalen (SWE) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO). 

The Department of Health and Welfare 

The Department of Health and Welfare is the largest department at Arcada with over 1100 students and somewhat fifty teachers and researchers in emergency care, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, sports and social services.

When it comes to research and development we are particularly interested in patient safety, health promotion and social inclusion. Students often participate in research and development projects – by working with teachers and researchers you gain invaluable hands-on knowledge already during your study time.

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Jukka Piippo, PhD

Degree Programme Director, Principal Lecturer

+358 (0)207 699 590