Welcome to study Global Health and Crisis Management

Congratulations on receiving a study place at Laurea UAS in the Global health and crisis management degree programme!

Before reading more about your degree programme make sure you have confirmed your study place and enrolled as present or absent for the academic year. If you have not completed these steps, you can find the instructions for doing so here.

You have been granted admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Global health and crisis management at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Tikkurila. According to the decree given by the Ministry of Education, the name of the qualification and title conferred for the degree programme in Global health and crisis management is Master of healthcare. The degree falls under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Programme Global health and crisis management                              

Address Ratatie 22, 01300 Vantaa

Starting Date  12th September 2019, registration starts 8.45        

Study Code SYV719SJ

The scope of the programme is 90 ECTS credits and is 1.5–2.5 years in duration. The formal timeframe of the programme is from September 12th 2019 to 31st December 2020.

Send photocopies of your required work certificates (proving at least 36 months of work experience after your higher education degree) by 8th July 2019 15.00. Kindly note that employment contracts alone are not considered as work certificates. All work experience must be proven with valid work experience statements issued by the employer. The statement must clearly show the duration of your employment and work tasks and must be duly signed and stamped by the employer. If you are currently employed, please provide a temporary statement from your employer of the ongoing employment.  Work experience which cannot be proven with the employer's statements will not be considered.

Please bring with you your Identification card/passport, original higher education degree certificates (necessary only if degree has been completed outside Finland) and work certificates with you on the first day of studies. Admission will be withdrawn if you fail to submit your original certificates within 10 days of commencement of your studies or it is discovered that you gave false information when applying.

Orientation days

Your studies will begin with an orientation day on 12th September 2019 during which you will get to know each other and meet your personal tutor teacher, who is there to counsels you during your Laurea studies. At this point, the important things to understand are the overall structure of your studies, how to plan your own study path, what your rights and responsibilities are, and how the studies are implemented in practice. In addition, you will get an overview of the Laurea IT infrastructure and e-learning environment as well as possibilities to study abroad as part of your degree. Laureamko, the student union, will introduce the services offered for new students. After the orientation day your studies at Laurea will follow the normal study schedule. It is very important that you participate in every contact session. During the sessions, this multidisciplinary group of students will be creating unique new knowledge and competences together and all the ideas and viewpoints are needed in this shared learning process.

Activate User Account

Remember to activate your user account before your studies begin. You can activate it five days before your studies begin. Kindly note that you will need a personal Finnish Bank user ID. If you do not have a Finnish Bank user ID you need to pick up your user information from the student office. You can find the link to activate your user account here.   

​Recognition of prior learning in Master's degree programmes

Recognition of prior learning as part of the studies in Master's degree programmes in Laurea means that the student may

a) Include higher education studies that he/she has completed previously or in another higher education institution as part of his/her complementary studies,

b) Substitute a Master's degree study unit with studies completed elsewhere,

c) Ask for his/her previously obtained competence to be identified and recognized as a part of a study unit.

It is possible to include up to 15 credits of previous higher education studies in the complementary (elective) studies in the Master’s degree programmes in Laurea if:

The previous studies are graduate level (EQF 7-8) studies

• The studies have been completed after the degree with which the student has applied for Master’s degree studies in Laurea

• The previous studies date back to less than ten years

You will receive more information about the recognition of previous studies when you have the discussion concerning your personal study plan in the beginning of your studies.

Tuition fee

This segment is meant for those non EU/EEA students who are liable to pay the tuition fee. The yearly tuition fee for this programme is EUR 10 000. If you are liable to pay the tuition fee, you will have received a conditional offer of study place as well as an e-mail containing the instructions on how to pay the tuition fee, the tuition fee invoice and the Laurea student agreement. Kindly go through the instructions concerning the tuition fee here.

Your Student Union: Laureamko

Each University of Applied Sciences has a Student Union. The Student Union works to increase the quality of the education and Student wellbeing. The student Union of Laurea University of Applied Sciences is called Laureamko.

Laureamko brings the student's point of view to Laurea's decision making. Laureamko has plenty of actors at every campus who work for you, in particular. Furthermore, Laureamko also offers web services, the Laureamko Shop is an online shop for the Students and Laureamko chat supports you in any matters related to studies.

Laureamko arranges many different events, such as visits, parties, bowling and board game nights and many other things that supports solidarity.  You will find more information on the Laureamko pages, from Facebook and Instagram.

Arriving to Tikkurila

Laurea Tikkurila is easily reached by public transport. The campus is situated next to the Tikkurila train station.

When arriving from the airport, the fastest and easiest way to access the campus is by hopping on the P train leaving straight from the airport train station. The train ride from the airport to Tikkurila will last about 10 minutes and the price of a ticket from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Tikkurila is approximately 2,90€. If you are travelling from central Helsinki to Tikkurila, you can take either the I,K, R or Z trains and the train ride from Helsinki takes 15-25 minutes. The price of a regional ticket from central Helsinki to Tikkurila  is approximately 5,50€. You must buy your ticket for the transportation before boarding the train. The ticket can be purchased from a ticket machine at the airport or railway stations or via the mobile app.

To find timetables and ticket prices for the local transportation, please visit: https://www.hsl.fi/en

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