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Community Work and Multicultural Development

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

You are most welcome to study community work and multicultural development in cooperation with other international talents!

We are offering a new innovative social policy and humanistic approach programme which gives you an excellent chance to explore global, ecological, and social challenges as well as sustainable development solutions. You will learn how to apply theories and practices of eco-social work, social pedagogy and community work in your current and future environments and work opportunities.


Master's degree (UAS)

Degree earned

Master of Social Services

Planned duration

1.5 years (- 2.5 years blended learning)

Extent of studies




Form of learning

Full-time studies
Part-time studies

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

NB! This programme is mainly online and does not have the required contact teaching in Finland to allow immigration!

NB! Submit a pre-task assignment with your application! Pre-task assignments will be published by 30 Nov 2023 here.

This mid-career Master's degree requires 2 years (24 months) of documented work experience after Bachelor's.

In the programme, you will make insights into the history and future of Nordic welfare systems and discuss hot topics with your co-students and advanced social politicians, pedagogues and psychologists. You will grow into an expert with knowledge of the principles and practices of the Nordic welfare systems and the ability to apply your skills in your own environment.

Also, you will learn to manage customer relationships and multicultural development processes. The programme orientates you to learn about culturally sensitive work approaches and interaction skills. Most of all, the master’s studies expand your own international networks and understanding of multiculturalism in local and international contexts. You will have an excellent opportunity to collaborate with your new international networks and learn from them alternative approaches and local & international solutions.

In this Master’s degree Programme in Community Work and Multicultural Development you will cooperate with local communities and projects, as well as with international organizations and academies. Studying is flexible as this online studying programme offers you the possibility of part-time or full-time studying anywhere in the world. You also have a chance to get to know other international master’s degree programmes, students, and specialists of TAMK, because we are cooperating closely with them.

You are welcome to apply to this programme if you have a Bachelor’s degree in the humanities and social sciences and at least two years of work experience in the field. Applicable degrees are, for example, bachelor's degrees in social work and social services, social policy, political science, sociology, psychology, health sciences and education. Feel free to ask and learn more about the topic from the contact person in the studyinfo links.

After completing this Master’s degree, you have strengthened your abilities to develop and manage social and health care services as well as educational organizations. With this degree, you will have expertise in theories and practices of multicultural work, sustainable development, and community work, which you can rely on in tasks related to promoting well-being and safety of communities, whether you are employed by the state, municipality, NGO, company, or educational institution. You have also gained valuable knowledge and skills that will strengthen your growth into leadership.

New communities are not built by themselves!

Need more information?

You can find all the information on course content, structure of studies and the actual application form in Studyinfo (link below). Please read through carefully before sending in questions. If - however - you have questions regarding the application process, please contact TAMK Admissions: admissions.tamk(at) For questions regarding the content or structure of the programme, please contact Ms. Minna Niemi, minna.niemi(at)