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Global Health and Crisis Management

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

18 months
10000 EUR/year
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The Global Health and Crisis Management Master's Degree programme from Laurea University of Applied Sciences is taught in English. Students learn expertise and action in the Global Health context. In addition, you learn what Global Health is about. 


Next application period: Jan 7th-20th 2021. Studies start in fall 2021.

Global Health is included very extensively. It includes, for instance, sustainable development, worldwide crises and infection control and prevention. 

In the Global Health and Crisis Management Master's Degree programme from Laurea University of Applied Sciences, you study infection prevention in situations in which communicable diseases have spread or are in a risk to spread locally or even globally. You learn about the protocol of epidemiology and infection prevention and the tools used at the European and global level. The teaching is largely based on the WHO’s models and other international models. The most important areas of generic competences include communication in a multidisciplinary team, management, development and leadership.

As a blended learning student, you will have three days a month of contact teaching on Laurea’s Tikkurila campus. The campus is located near the Ring Rail Line and Tikkurila railway station, easily accessible from the airport and by train from the north.

The online learning environment promotes learning. Students write essays and carry out structured online exercises according to "e-tivity" instructions. You learn to use online tools as well as evaluate and comment on each other’s output.  The exercises and essays may be preparatory assignments for the next contact teaching session or they may serve as outcome assignments.


Many of our graduates have continued their studies, writing a doctoral thesis or studying for a Master’s degree at a university. Many are working as ambassadors of their background organisation at reception centres, among immigrants, at the Red Cross or in international organisations in Finland. During the studies, new career doors will open.

Already at the beginning of the studies, it is a good idea to adopt a determined mind and a vision of what you want. There are good employment opportunities in catastrophe work and health care development. Laurea also collaborates with companies. After graduation, you may be employed in a commercial company as an expert or start a business of your own in Finland or your home country.

We expect students to have an open mind, be tolerant and enthusiastic and be able to go deep into a subject. In addition to theoretical skills, good interactive skills are important. In addition, we appreciate a constructive, critical attitude and good evaluation skills.

Programme Structure

The total extent of the programme is 90 credits and it consists of foundation studies (30 credits), complementary studies (30 credits) and thesis (30 credits).

It takes 1,5 years to complete the degree. Therefore, you should start working on your development project (thesis) already during the first months of study by combining it as an essential part of your studies.

The curriculum includes no work placement. You may, however, participate in an international development aid project and, for instance, gather data for their thesis abroad according to their personalised study plans.

Foundation studies:

  • Global Health Policies and Models
  • Global Health Promotion
  • Research Methods in Health Care
  • Global Health Communication
  • Development and Management in Global Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Application period 7th-20th Jan 2021. Studies start in fall 2021.






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Health Care or a related degree in university or university of applied sciences in foreign higher education institute and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience after graduation is required.
  • Applicants to these Masteräs programmes must have a previous Bachelor's or Master's degree completed at a university or a university of applied sciences and at least two years (24 months) of subsequent work experience in a relevant field. A relevant field is considered to include both the field being applied to and the field of the previous higher education degree. 

Work experience

However, if an applicant has completed a Finnish post-secondary higher level qualification (opistotason tutkinto) prior to the Bachelor's/Master's degree, work experience after such will also be considered. Work experience acquired until 31st July 2020 will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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    10000 EUR/year
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Living costs for Vantaa

750 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Grants are intended for students paying yearly tuition fee in accordance with the grant fund regulations. The grants are provided to students applying for them provided that the student has completed at least 60 ECTS that count towards their degree programme in the previous academic year ending on 31st July. ​The size of any grant is to be at most equivalent to 1​0% of the yearly tuition fee​.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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