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TAMK Student's Handbook

Community Work and Multicultural Development

Master's Degree Programme in Community Work and Multicultural Development

You are warmly welcome to study in the Master's Degree Programme in Community Work and Multicultural Development at Tampere University of Applied Sciences!

This page was updated latest on 25 April 2024. Please come back during spring and summer to get the latest updates!

Start of studies

Studies start with some pre-tasks early August 2024. More information will be provided on by e-mail before the start - remember to activate your TUNI Account to get the information on time!


The First meeting and checking of certificates

The contact studies will begin with face-to-face orientation week on 20-23.8.2024.

Enrolment takes place on Tue 20th of August at 8.30-9.00 in the class room H4-07 at Kuntokatu 3, 33520 Tampere.

The programme of the day begins at 9.00.  New students who have registered for attendance have to attend the day personally. Please email the contact persons, if you are not able to arrive to Tampere at that time.

Bring your original certificates with you on 20th of August 2024.  The certificates will be collected and checked. Student admission is conditional until the university of applied sciences has checked the certificates. Please take an ID card with you on the first day.


Orientation week 20-23.8.2024

The orientation week includes the starting sessions of compulsory courses and the thesis work. We will work daily from 8.30-16.00 with breaks between. The program includes also field visits. In the evenings there is a possibility for voluntary cultural program together with the group.  Please reserve these dates fully and organise your travel and accommodation accordingly.

During the face-to-face intensive week you will hear more about the programme, the expectations, our services, meet with everyone in your study group, and get to know each other.

The aim of the week is to create our team, get to know each other, build safer space and create a successful learning atmosphere. During the week we explore and elaborate on building community in experiential manner. By coming together face-to-face, we aim to build solid starting point for online studies in culturally diverse teams. And hopefully during the week we also get to enjoy Finnish summer!

The detailed agenda of the intensive week will be sent to you by e-mail in August before the intensive week.


Curriculum of the degree programme

See the curriculum of your degree programme: curriculum


Contact teaching days in autumn 2024

The contact or remote teaching days take place either at 8.30-11.30, 12.30-15.30 or 15.00-18.00

In autumn 2024, the preliminary contact and online teaching days of your degree programme are as follows.

Draft of the dates of compulsory courses

20-23 August 2024  (TAMK)

28-29 August 2024 (afternoons/online)

9 September 2024 (afternoon/online)

11-12 September 2024 (afternoons/online)

23 September 2024 (whole day online)

7 October 2024 (whole day online)

4-5  November 2024 (afternoons online)

18  November 2024 (whole day online)

3 December 2024 (online) whole day

(the list will be updated in the end of May 2024)


In addition to these days, you must choose 15 credits of Alternative Common Master Studies and 15 credits of Free-choice Studies. These studies increase the number of contact teaching days.

Please note that master’s degree studies equal full-time studies even if the number of contact teaching days is low. In addition to the contact teaching days, the studies include plenty of independent study and teamwork. Studying alongside work is demanding.


Daily access to a computer

The studies include plenty of independent search for information and assignments and thus you need to have access to a personal computer. Please take the laptop with you on the first day.


Further information

Tutoring Teacher Eeva-Mari Miettinen, eeva-mari.miettinen(at), tel. +358 406623075

  • vacation weeks for summer: 8. June – 5. August 2024

Teacher in Charge Niina Koskela, niina.koskela(at)

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Published: 22.4.2022
Updated: 25.4.2024