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Further studies

At HAMK, we hope to keep you as a student in the future as well.

HAMK offers you a YAMK further education pathway once you have completed your bachelor’s degree and have enjoyed a few years in working life.

However, you can increase your skills even earlier through, for example, HAMK’s continuing education and on-demand training.

Master’s degree (YAMK)

The YAMK degree is a work-oriented, part-time degree that, among other things, qualifies you for public positions that require a higher university degree. The YAMK degree also allows for further scientific studies (licentiate or doctorate).

You can apply for the training after you have two years of work experience following the completion of a bachelor’s degree. The application is made through a joint selection procedure, and the scope of the YAMK studies is either 60 credits (240 credits for bachelor’s degrees) or 90 credits (210 credits for master’s degrees), depending on the bachelor’s degree.

The programmes are sector-specific, e.g. an engineer (bachelor of engineering) will complete a master’s degree in engineering and transport. The studies consist of advanced and elective studies and a thesis, which is usually a 30-credit development or research project related to the student’s own work and/or work community.

For more detailed information on what is on offer, see the YAMK degrees page.

Continuing and further training

With refresher and further training, you can quickly deepen and update your skills or learn a new subject. The training is always built around current topics in the profession and can be enrolled in regardless of your initial training. Training can also be tailored to the needs of a limited target group.