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Bachelor's Programmes in Finnish


Degree Programme in Hospitality management

Laurea University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Leppävaara campus offers a unique Bachelor program in Hospitality Management. In this Finnish programme many of the courses are offered in English. The basis of studies lies in hospitality management and marketing with a special attention on service innovation and design. The basic studies are completed by three different deepening study modules: innovating food services, producer of event services and tourism service developer.

The studies are planned and realised in close collaboration with business and hospitality industry. Students work mainly in teams around working life development challenges. Hands-on working and creation of deeper understanding of the theoretical background are collated in a modern learning environment that promotes modern working life competences. Students have the occasion of becoming responsible producers and managers of food, event and tourism services and innovatively co-create and develop new services with various stakeholders. BarLaurea, student restaurant as a Living Lab supports learning and development of professional competence.

Laurea UAS is recognised as an innovative regional developer in the Helsinki Metropolitan region. Leppävaara campus is special in receiving yearly large amounts of international students from various European countries, Asia and Africa. This creates a multicultural dynamic environment promoting understanding of cultural specifies.


Degree Programme in Beauty and Cosmetics


A Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics (estenomi) is a specialist who operates flexibly in the field of beauty and cosmetics. The education leading to the degree of Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics provides capabilities to develop business operations in the field. As a specialist in his or her field, a Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics promotes networking and cooperation in the field as well as distributes diverse, up-to-date and proven information about cosmetics.

Students improve their core competence in the field by acquiring information to become specialists in two large areas of expertise: business operations in the field of cosmetics and knowledge about the raw materials used in cosmetics. Students deepen their competence by bringing together what they have previously learned into a holistic competence and by practising applying their knowledge, for example, in education, consultation and cosmetics marketing. Students develop and reform the field in projects together with working life.


Degree Programme in Physiotherapy

The foundation of physiotherapy is physiotherapy science, which focuses on movement, mobility and functional ability of human beings and how those areas linked with the individual's activity. Working as a specialist in physiotherapy requires an in-depth understanding of the theoretical foundation of the field and a capability to apply it in professional activity.

The most important areas of expertise in physiotherapist's work are encountering the client and building an interaction, instructing and guiding the client, as well as use and application of manual and technical skills in physiotherapist's work.

Analysing and developing one's own work as well as the command and building of the field's knowledge base is part of expertise in physiotherapy. Systemic knowledge and an ability to build different wholes and see the interconnections between matters are required in physiotherapy. A student of physiotherapy develops towards expertise in rehabilitation and physiotherapy.


Degree Programme in Social Services, Correctional Services

The aim of the degree of Bachelor of Social Services in Correctional Services at Laurea is to educate qualified professionals to managerial and specialist tasks in correctional services. The broad approach that is central to the degree, makes it possible to find employment in public administration outside the field of correctional services.

As a Bachelor of Social Services specialised in Correctional Services you ensure the safety of individuals and of society by maintaining a just, legal and safe implementation of sanctions. The central aim of correctional services is to contribute to reducing of recidivism and to combat the progression of marginalisation that sustains criminality.

The goal of professionals in Correctional Services is to support people's well-being, inclusion and functional capacity, and to promote life without crime and encourage commitment to society. Bachelors of Social Sciences in Correctional Services work for example in prisons, in community sanctions offices and in the third sector. Job titles include for example senior criminal sanctions official, criminal sanctions official, senior instructor, assistant director.

Laurea is the only university of applied sciences that provides education in Correctional Services. The education is implemented in cooperation with the Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services.

Degree Programme - Public health nurse

The education for a public health nurse is based on nursing education, and in the beginning of the education the student learns to know about nursing methods, ethics and patient safety. In order to be able to promote health, it is essential to know how to treat symptoms and illnesses. A public health nurse is also a qualified nurse and can practice in the profession.

Working as a public health nurse and studying to the profession is versatile. The education emphasizes work placement in authentic nursing settings. The studies comprise of six study modules, each with a work placement. Besides the work placements in authentic nursing settings, practical work with clients also takes place on study units during the studies.

Public health nursing students guide clients and client groups in current topics e.g. in ante- and postnatal clinics, schools and service homes as a part of their studies. Topics can include e.g. eating habits, exercise, sexual education and even preventing sexual harassment with mobile phones. Guidance methods are also among the professional skills required of a public health nurse.

Exchange students

The exchange students in Laurea study in six different Bachelor and two Master degree programmes in English.


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