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Specialisation studies in universities

Specialisation studies are a new form of education alongside education leading to a degree and continuing education. They are meant for those already in working life, those who already have a higher education degree or those who have acquired such competence through other means. In most cases, specialisation studies in universities are done after Master’s degree.

Specialisation studies are long term studies. They consist of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits and are designed for persons who

  • wish to deepen their expertise
  • work as experts in communities and networks
  • are orientating towards more demanding assignments requiring expertise

Specialisation studies are based on the need of expertise and its development in working life. The studies aspire for stronger connection between research and product development as well as the requirements of working life.

Taking part in a specialisation studies will provide a point of view outside your own working community in which to inspect the challenges, problems and needs for improvement that you may face. Completing the studies allows you to use scientific research material in the analysis, evaluation and development of the vocational practices of your own speciality.

First higher education institutions’ specialisation studies will begin in 2016. There will be specialisation studies offered in, for example, pharmacy, psychology, social work and teaching. The act on the new form of studies came into force in the beginning of 2015.

More detailed information on specialisation studies will be published later on this page. For now the best way to find information on them is from the higher education institution’s own website.