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Genetic and Genomic Counselling

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Roadmap for responsible use of genome

Genomic data is an example of big data that will significantly change the way healthcare in proceeding in the future. TAMK is involved in creating new capabilities and opportunities to innovate healthcare globally. The public will increasingly expect that registered nurses, public health nurses, midwives and biomedical laboratory scientists will use genetic and genomic information and technology when promoting care.


Master's degree (UAS)

Degree earned

Master of Health Care

Planned duration

1.5-2 years (blended learning)

Extent of studies




Form of learning

Part-time studies

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

10800 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

NB! This programme has no intake in 2023 or 2024!

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

We offer the opportunity to deepen student’s knowledge and skills related to genetics and genomic counselling area in innovative learning environments and achieve the ability to implement guidance tailored to the individual needs of clients.

In the studies, students have the opportunity to collaborate with research institutes, companies utilizing genetic information and international research groups. The studies also provide the ability to work in hospital, primary health care, companies and research groups in counseling and research related to genetics and genomic information.

The Master's degree from TAMK provides you with the opportunity to continue onwards to Doctoral studies in other universities.

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. Irja Nieminen, irja.nieminen(at)