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Become an expert in people-centred health services

Degree title:
Master of Health Care
Master of Social Services

Extent: 90 credit points (ECTS)

Duration: 2 years but the programme can be completed in 1,5 years

Admission: The application period for this programme is not open in 2024.

Admission quota: 25

Where to study: Online, but time-bound activities are included (from 4 to 6pm EEST)


The People-centred and Innovative Leadership in Health Services degree programme prepares you for work that promotes health and well-being, reduces inequalities and establishes people-centred health services through an interdisciplinary approach.

This programme is designed for professionals working in health care, social services or the third sector and who are interested in developing evidence-based and people-centred practice, service design in integrated health services or innovative and collaborative leadership.

The flexible structure of studies allows you to focus on the topics which are relevant for your personal and study and career plan. At the beginning of your studies, you will choose the focus of your Advanced Professional Studies in Health Care and the combination of your Elective Studies. We will provide you with guidance and counselling in defining your personal study plan.

You will study 100% online, which makes it possible for you to participate from any location. We will provide online learning material which you can access in a time that suits you. However, in addition to individual and group assignments, we use a combination of time-bound online discussions and webinars where we expect you to participate.

After completing the Master’s programme, you will be able to:

  • analyse, critically evaluate, develop and promote the culture of people-centred and evidence-based practice in health care
  • design evidence-based and people-centred health services to promote seamless collaboration between public, private and NGO sectors in health care.
  • apply and develop intersectoral leadership and co-creation in the fields of social and health care.


Please see current eligibility criteria on the Eligibility webpage.


You can see the detailed curriculum here.

The study programme consists of 90 ECTS credits:

  • Advanced professional studies (40 ECTS)
    • Common studies on the Master’s programmes
  • Advanced professional studies in Health Care (20 ECTS)
    • Innovative and collaborative leadership (20 ECTS) OR
    • Evidence-based and people-centred health services (20 ECTS)
  • Elective studies 20 ECTS
    • Innovative and collaborative leadership (20 ECTS)
    • Evidence-based and people-centred health services (20 ECTS)
    • Eco-social change and social innovation (10 ECTS)
    • Studies from partner institutions (20 ECTS)
  • Thesis 30 ECTS.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Please consult the tuition fees and scholarships -webpage.