The master’s degree programme in Leadership for Nordic Healthcare will support you to become a leader for change. Nordic healthcare faces rapid shifts brought about by digitalisation, alternative economic developments and demographic changes. Responding to these challenges demands competencies and leadership skills to promote sustainable solutions through e.g. circular initiatives.
This programme prepares you to innovate within your own field of healthcare, motivate collaboration and take on leadership roles in your organisation. You will be given the opportunity to explore new leadership techniques, discover your leadership strengths and expand your professional horizon. The programme also makes you eligible for PhD studies.
The programme is primarily aimed at candidates with a suitable Bachelor’s degree in nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, public health nursing, physiotherapy, emergency care, sports and health promotion or physical education.
What you will learn
- Tools for leadership in the field of healthcare
- Ethical leadership and sustainability
- Critical evaluation methods and project management
- Design change and evaluation of digital innovations
The Master’s programme provides you with the essential tools and understanding to succeed as a leader in the field of Nordic healthcare. We focus on how to develop an ethically conscious leadership style, which places work ethics and sustainable solutions at the centre. You also analyse, critically evaluate and develop both projects and your own personal leadership style, and build your preparedness by staying curious and open-minded.
Development and digital communication in focus
You will develop competencies to:
- Work proactively and multiprofessionally contributing to smart service development and digital communication with the client in the centre.
- Compare and evaluate knowledge about digital innovations.
- Understand the principles of user-centred service design to be applied in healthcare.
Specialize according to your own interests
The Master’s thesis project (30 ECTS) consists of an independent development or research project with the aim of developing Nordic healthcare. The project gives you the possibility to specialise within an area close to your heart. Through the thesis project you get to demonstrate your skills to systematically work solutions to a practical problem.
You can choose between completing the programme in 18 months (full-time studies) or in three years (part-time studies). You conduct your studies entirely online. Lectures, coaching and assignments are all handled online. We expect you to take part in online discussions once a week, usually in the evenings. You do assignments individually and as group work.
How to apply
Please visit the Application pages for all the information on how to apply.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Please note that applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA are required to pay tuition fees. This master’s degree programme, consisting of 90 ECTS, costs 11 000 euros in total. Applicants that accept their place of study within two weeks after receiving their offer, get an early-bird discount worth 4 000 euros for the first academic year.
No scholarships are available for master-level studies.
You can familiarize yourself with the current curriculum and course offerings below, but be aware that changes to the content may occur for the next academic year.
More education-specific information can also be found at Arcada's digital study guide (External link)