What is a Master's degree?
The Master's degree awarded by a university of applied sciences is 60-90 credits in scope, and requires 1 - 2 years of part-time study. The prerequisites for applying to a Master's Programme in a university of applied sciences are a Bachelor's degree and three years of work experience.
Today's world of work requires expertise in practical development tasks. Master's degrees awarded by universities of applied sciences offer the students an opportunity to expand their professional knowledge after gaining experience in working life. The programme provides students with the prerequisites for performing developmental and specialised tasks in today's working life.
An integral part of the studies is the thesis. In this work, an existing problem in working life is analysed, and solutions or ideas for development are proposed. The work is done in co-operation with a business or organisation, usually the student's employer.
The Master's degree awarded by a university of applied sciences offers the same qualifications for positions as officials in the public administration sector as the Master's degree awarded by a university.