Are you fascinated by the science behind medical diagnostics and laboratory work? As a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist, you’ll become an expert in clinical laboratory procedures, including sample collection, testing, customer service, quality control, and operational development.

At Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, our program offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, preparing you for a successful career in the healthcare and medical research sectors.

Metropolia UAS offers you a very active international study environment with classmates and teachers from all around the world. Many of Metropolia’s lecturers are native English speakers and experienced business experts. In addition, the university is ranked as having the best teaching in Finland!

Metropolia is also well known for the positive community spirit and supportive study atmosphere that sets it apart from others. You can find more information about Metropolia here.

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Degree info

  • Bachelor of Health Care
  • 3,5 academic years / 210 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 13 000€ / academic year

Edunation application period

Regular Admissions Pathway to Finland program
• Online studies: 31.07.2024 (Fall) and 27.12.2024 (Spring)
• Study hub in Finland: 1.10.2024 (Fall)

Who is this for?


A successful Biomedical Laboratory Scientist needs:

  • Strong guidance and interactive skills
  • Manual dexterity and an interest in natural sciences and technology
  • Good visual perception and color differentiation (Important: you cannot be color-blind, or having issues with vision which cannot be resolved with glasses for instance)
  • Methodical, meticulous, and precise work habits


What the program is about:

  • Expert Knowledge: Develop in-depth understanding of clinical laboratory procedures, sample collection, and laboratory tests.
  • Practical Skills: Gain hands-on experience in teaching laboratories and clinical placements.
  • Quality Control: Learn to participate in quality control and operational development.
  • Customer Service: Acquire skills to provide excellent customer service in a clinical setting.
  • Technical Competence: Cultivate strong manual dexterity, visual perception, and interest in natural sciences and technology.
  • Methodical Work Habits: Emphasize meticulousness, precision, and methodical approaches to laboratory work.
  • Modern Learning: Utilize a blend of lectures, independent learning, practical assignments, and virtual environments.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Develop strong guidance and interactive abilities to work effectively in healthcare teams.
  • Career Preparedness: Equip students for employment in healthcare laboratories, medical research facilities, and commercial enterprises in the biomedical sector.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Gain expertise in sample collection, laboratory tests, and quality control.
  • Practical Experience: Engage in hands-on learning through our teaching laboratories and clinical placements in various healthcare settings.
  • Modern Learning Methods: Benefit from a mix of lectures, independent learning, practical assignments, and virtual environments.

Our teaching approach combines:

  • Lectures: In-depth theoretical knowledge from experienced instructors
  • Independent Learning: Foster self-study and research skills
  • Practical Assignments: Real-world tasks in our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories
  • Clinical Placements: Practical training in various clinical laboratories
  • Virtual Environments: Enhance learning through web-based and virtual tools


Career opportunities

Graduates of our program enjoy excellent employment prospects, primarily in:

  • Healthcare centre and hospital laboratories
  • Medical research facilities
  • Commercial enterprises in the biomedical sector

Some vaccinations may be required, but depending on the work placements, you may be required to take additional vaccinations (this can be done at your own cost in Finland).

Our Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to Metropolia’s  programs upon successful completion the program, you can get accepted within 2 days to our Pathway program. The admission requirements are:

  • Copy of Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree
  • Transcript of records (minimum 210 ECTS, Nursing, Health care, Midwdife…)
  • IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 60-78, Pearson PTE 54, Duolingo 105-115, Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 169 + English speaking countries if prior education in English
  • Copy of passport ID page
  • Relevant work experience (2 years, 24 months)

Notice, every pathway course must be passed + Entrepreneurship and working in Finland, Management and leadership and Research methods (Quantitative & Qualitative) courses must be passed with minimum grade of 3 (1-5 scale)

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

Do not miss this opportunity and APPLY NOW to join the best education system in the world, Finland.

The students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis

The admission requirements for the program can found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can found on the university page.


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