Yamk Master’s Degree Programme in Global Change and Community Development

2022

Classification
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ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
               
Common studies on master's programmes
               
Professional development and expertise
               
Professional development and expertise, part I 2
 
   
   
Professional development and expertise, part II 3  
   
   
Academic writing and research communication
               
Academic writing and research communication, part I 3
 
   
   
Academic writing and research communication, part II 2  
   
   
Research methods
               
Research methods 5
 
   
   
Research methods in practice
               
Research methods in practice 5
   
   
 
Advanced professional studies in social services
               
Social justice and sustainable development
               
Social justice from a global perspective 5
 
   
   
Sustainable development in communities 5
 
   
   
Global change and community-based work
               
Communities in change 5
   
   
 
Methods and practices in community-based work 5  
   
   
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ELECTIVE STUDIES
(Select 20 ECTS)
               
MASTER'S THESIS
               
Thesis
               
Thesis I 10
 
   
   
Thesis II 10
   
   
 
Thesis III 10  
   
   
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6060606060606060

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMME

The Master’s Degree programmes focus on developing the working life and deepening professional expertise, skills and qualifications. Global Change in Communities is a Master’s Degree in Social services (90 ECTS) that prepares students for interdisciplinary work that reduces inequalities and promotes sustainable development, health and well-being in communities. The Master’s degree programme is aimed at people who work in social services, public health care or the third sector and who are interested in developing communities through sustainable community development, the distinct perspectives of an eco-social approach and through innovative and collaborative leadership.

The degree programme focuses on global change in communities, sustainable development and community-based work and methods. In addition, students can choose from the elective study modules Eco-Social Change and Social Innovation as well as Innovative and Collaborative Leadership. After completing the programme, students will be able to analyse and critically evaluate global changes in communities and develop and promote community-based work and methods. Students will be able to analyse different perspectives of sustainable development as well as the eco-social approach and its relevance to current debates on global, regional and local challenges. Innovative and collaborative leadership studies promote intersectoral leadership and co-creation competences in the field of social and health care services in community development.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

Advanced professional studies in Master’s programmes (20 ECTS)
Advanced professional studies in Social Sciences (20 ECTS)
Elective studies (20 ECTS)
Thesis (30 ECTS)

CURRICULUM 90 ECTS

Advanced professional studies (compulsory) 20 ECTS
• Professional development and expertise 5 ECTS
• Academic writing and research communication 5 ECTS
• Research methods 5 ECTS
• Research methods in practice 5 ECTS
Advanced professional studies in Social Services 20 ECTS
• Social justice from a global perspective 5 ECTS
• Sustainable development in communities 5 ECTS
• Communities in change 5 ECTS
• Methods and practices in community-based work 5 ECTS
Elective studies 20 ECTS
Thesis 30 ECTS