Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Social Services

4.7 excellent 3 opinions
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
In Helsinki (Finland)

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Helsinki (Finland)
Duration 3 Years
Start January
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Helsinki (Finland)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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As a Bachelor of Social Services you are qualified to work with various client groups. Provision of services and client work is seen through a social pedagogical framework. The work may consist of supporting clients in their home or community settings, co-ordination of services, or supportive guidance and assistance.

Work may take place with families and people of all ages in areas such as: child protection, early childhood education, community work, substance abuse prevention or promotion of mental health. The curriculum, based on a social pedagogical framework focuses on empowering citizens, preventing marginalization and promoting inclusion and social pluralism.

Working as a Bachelor of Social Services requires multi-disciplinary education, collaborative skills and an ability to examine and develop oneself and one's field. As you move through the degree programme, you will take part in thematic learning processes such as: expanding knowledge of Social Pedagogy, collaboration with working life partners and investigative development within social services. The learning methods may include: individual learning, group work and project learning. As a student you can participate in international activities in various ways at different stages of your studies.

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South Finland - Helsinki, Finland
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Starts January
South Finland - Helsinki, Finland
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To take into account

· Requirements

Instruction is offered mainly in English. However, you are expected to have a basic knowledge of the Finnish language. The curriculum consists of core, professional and optional studies, work placements and a final project. Work placements consist of four periods during studies. Placements are offered in various working environments.

· What marks this course apart?

A majority of the degree programme students participate in some exchange programme and complete either the second or third placement in another country.

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Onyeka Anyiam
5.0 30/09/2018
What I would highlight: This course has broaden my horizon on a big picture of social issues and I have learned skills required to implement in different culture and environment. This experience was pricesless as per me as I have gained so much.
What could be improved: Everything was OK.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Linda Luoma
5.0 10/09/2018
What I would highlight: I am surrounded by great teachers, working professionals and they collectively has broaden my horizon and there is nothing better than having a bigger picture.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Subhashis Ghosh
4.0 04/09/2018
What I would highlight: This program was best for the full time professionals as they can easily manage between the two, Actually the way they have structured the classes and everything is quite easy to manage study and work life balance. The programs are intense and all modules and practically applicable in the real industry experience.
What could be improved: I can't say nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Social Skills
Social Services
Social Work
learning environment
English Language
Teaching Methods
Project Control
Project Development
Multicultural Studies
International Activities
International Project
International Relations
Social Services Studies
Teacher Education

Course programme

Learning Environment Faculty members of the degree programme are pedagogically qualified teachers who have experience teaching in English. The English tuition degree programme at Metropolia is one of the most experienced in Finland. The degree programme annually invites guest lecturers to enrich the programme. Teaching methods include for example, lectures, discussions, group work, learning assignments, projects, workshops, e-learning and independent studies.
You will be part of a multicultural student group. Although the majority of students are Finnish, there are some 15 other nationalities represented in the entire degree programme student group.
International ActivitiesAs a student of the degree programme you will have many opportunities to join in international activities.
The degree programme is in partnership with a number of universities and institutions of higher education in many European countries, Africa, Asia and the USA. Activities include student and staff exchanges, international projects and intensive week programmes.

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