Become an Expert in Nursing Development and Leadership

Are you a nursing professional looking to advance your career and take on leadership roles? Our Master’s degree programme in Development and Leadership of Nursing is designed for nurses, midwives, public health visitors, and paramedics who want to deepen their competencies and excel in expert and leadership positions.

Why Study Development and Leadership of Nursing at Metropolia?

This programme provides high-level professional competence, enabling you to become a developer and reformer of healthcare practices. You’ll gain the skills necessary for leadership and research and development (R&D) roles, both nationally and internationally.

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

  • Master of Health care
  • 1,5 academic years / 90 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 12 500€ / 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)

  1. Comprehensive Knowledge: Develop a deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and physiotherapy principles.
  2. Health Promotion: Train to promote health and wellness through preventive and rehabilitative techniques.
  3. Practical Skills: Gain hands-on experience and clinical competence in various physiotherapy interventions.
  4. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Foster teamwork with other rehabilitation disciplines.
  5. Entrepreneurship: Acquire skills in entrepreneurship and marketing to commercialize physiotherapy services.
  6. Evidence-Based Practice: Emphasize research and evidence-based approaches in treatment.
  7. Community Engagement: Engage with local healthcare providers through collaborative projects and placements.
  8. Global Perspective: Participate in international collaborations and exchange programs.
  9. Ethical Standards: Uphold high professional ethics and provide quality patient care.
  10. Lifelong Learning: Encourage continuous professional development and advanced studies
    • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our 210-credit programme spans three and a half years, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to excel in various physiotherapy settings.
    • Practical Experience: Engage in hands-on learning through clinical practice, projects, and assignments with our network of partner organizations in the Greater Helsinki area.
    • Entrepreneurial Skills: Gain proficiency in entrepreneurship and marketing, preparing you to commercialize your expertise and thrive in the healthcare market.


Career opportunities

Graduates of our programme are state-registered physiotherapists, qualified to work in a wide range of settings, including:

      • Hospitals and health centres
      • Rehabilitation centres
      • Research institutes
      • Occupational healthcare
      • Elderly care homes
      • Schools and recreational services
      • Sports and disability organizations

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 Edunation Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to Metropolia’s bachelor programs and you can get accepted within 2 days.

The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of English language: from IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

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

Students are pre-screened 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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