Master’s Degree Programme in Global Health Care

Credit points:90 credit points (ECTS)
Length:1.5 years
Title:Master of Health Care, Master of Social Services
Applying period:14 March - 28 March 2018 at 15:00
Programme starts:autumn 2018
Form of learning:distance teaching, contact teaching


The Global Health Care programme is a joint degree programme offered by Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (Kenya).

This degree programme is suitable for candidates with an interest in disaster management and emergency preparedness in the health care context. The programme equips students for demanding national and international tasks in positions of leadership, planning and development.

Our graduates receive training in four areas, including

  • evidence based global health care: ethics and values
  • global health care research and development
  • global health care policies and actors
  • incident and emergency work

The last application period for this master’s degree programme took place in March 2016 for studies commencing in August 2016.

Information on how to apply in March 2018 will be updated closer to the application period!


Applicants who have a suitable bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant work experience gained after the completion of that bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.

Eligibility criteria in spring 2016

Please note that these criteria apply to the 2016 application round. Eligibility criteria will be updated by the following application round.

Candidates who have a suitable bachelor’s degree in one of the following health care fields can apply:

  • nursing
  • midwifery
  • occupational therapy
  • public health nursing
  • physiotherapy
  • paramedics
  • clinical medicine
  • public health
  • suitable bachelor’s degree in social services

The eligibility criteria may be subject to change before the next application period.