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Degree Programme in Social Services

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

Structure of Studies

The extent of the Degree Programme in Social Services (UAS) is 210 ECTS. According to the curriculum, the student is expected to complete 60 ECTS during each study year; this means 1600 hours of student work. The student’s work comprises e.g. activating contact lessons, independent and online studies and internship. The internship is done in close cooperation with different working-life organisations providing early childhood education and social services. The internship can also be completed abroad. The studies include practice-based RDI activities.

During the first academic year the student gains basic skills in social work, early childhood education, health care and client work and becomes aware of himself or herself as a learner. The student adopts a reflective, exploratory and developing approach to work and learns the guidelines of professional ethics. During the second year the student becomes familiar with social counselling and early childhood education, diverse client work in the social field and social services. During the third and fourth years of studies the student deepens his or her professional skills and competence in early childhood education and case management. The student learns, applies and deepens his or her research-based development skills, inclusive social competence and management skills.


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