On this page, you will find the curricula of Humak's degree programmes, the difficulty levels of their qualifications, and the competences they provide. At the bottom of the page you can find the equivalence tables for each programme, for those students who started their studies in an older curriculum.

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See below for the current and, where applicable, the old curricula of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Models for study progression in the target time and in an accelerated pace can be found here.




Cultural Management (Master’s) and Community Education (Master’s)

Community Education (Master’s)

Master of Culture and Arts

Qualification levels and competences

In the Finnish national degree qualification framework, all degrees are placed in one of the eight levels of the framework. UAS Bachelor’s degrees are placed at level 6 and Master’s degrees at level 7.

In the national qualifications framework, levels 6 and 7 and the national common competences describe the level of competence of a student graduating from an UAS. Competences are broad entities that describe the students’ performance potential and their ability to carry out occupational tasks.

As a rule, the NQF level descriptions, i.e. the common and education-specific competences have been taken into account in the curricula of Humak. The achievement of these objectives is assessed as part of the normal assessment of competences in the learning process. 

See below for more details on the descriptions of competences at different levels.

NQF, level 6

Competences required for a UAS degree:

  • Possesses a broad and advanced knowledge of their field, involving a critical understanding and evaluation of theories, key concepts, methods, and principles. Understands the scope and boundaries of professional fields of work and/or disciplines. Possesses advanced skills demonstrating mastery, application, and creative solutions required in a specialized professional, scientific, or artistic field to solve complex or unforeseen problems.
  • Able to lead complex professional activities or projects or to work independently in a specialist capacity in the field. Can make decisions in unforeseen contexts. Basic skills for self-employment in the sector. Able to take responsibility for the development of individuals and groups in addition to assessing and developing their own competences.
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning. Able to communicate adequately, both orally and in writing, to both industry and non-industry audiences. Able to communicate and interact independently in a second national language and at least one foreign language.

NQF, level 7

Competences required for a Master’s (abbr. YAMK in Finnish) degree:

  • Grasps broad and highly specialized concepts, methods, and knowledge corresponding to the specific competence in their field, which are used as a basis for independent thinking and/or research. Understands and critically examines issues related to information in their field and across disciplines. Able to solve challenging problems in research and/or innovation activities involving the development of new knowledge and methods and the application and integration of knowledge from different disciplines.
  • Able to work independently in demanding specialist or entrepreneurial roles in the field. Able to lead and develop complex, unpredictable, and novel strategic approaches. Can manage issues and/or people. Able to evaluate the performance of individuals and groups. Able to build up knowledge and practice in one’s own field and/or be responsible for the development of others.
  • Willing to engage in continuous learning. Able to communicate well orally and in writing to both professional and non-professional audiences. Can communicate and interact in a demanding international environment in a second national language and in at least one foreign language.

The Shared Competences

The shared competences are shared areas of expertise that are common to all the students graduating from UAS. However their specific characteristic and importance may vary in different professions and job roles. The shared competencies provide the foundation for functioning in the workplace, cooperation and the development of expertise.

For further information explore The Recommendation  on the shared competencies of universities of applied Sciences and their application 2022


Degree – specific competencies

In addition to the common competencies, degree programs have their own specific competencies. 

If you have started your studies in Community Educator, Adventure and Outdoor Education (Bachelor of Humanities) according to the 2018 curricula, please explore the degree-specific equivalence tables. The equivalence tables help students understand how the courses they have taken under the 2018 curricula correspond to the courses in the 2023-2030 curricula.

Explore the equivalence table of Adventure Education below.

Aded vastaavuustaulukko OPS 2018 – OPS2023

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Last modified: March 12, 2024