To be eligible to apply for a TAMK Master's degree programme, you must hold a specific Bachelor's/Master's or other suitable higher education degree AND have a minimum of two years (24 months) work experience in the field AFTER the completion of the degree. (The legislation changed in 2020, previously the requirement was 3 years.)
You must fulfil the work experience requirements until the end of the application period. Please notice, that you must prove your work experience by work certificates/equivalent official documents.
If you have part-time work experience, you should convert part-time work into full-time equivalents as follows: 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience awarded for parallel employment relationships may only equate to the amount awarded for full-time employment.
If you have completed a vocational college degree or higher vocational degree in Finland (in Finnish: opisto- tai ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) before completing the required Bachelor's degree (or other suitable higher education degree), work experience completed after the lower degree will also be accepted. You are still required to have a minimum of two years' work experience from the suitable field.
Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if you can provide a certificate attesting that you are or have been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Entrepreneurship outside Finland will be substantiated with equivalent official documents.