Your right to study for a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a university of applied sciences is granted by the Rector. When you have been accepted as a student at Arcada you have to confirm that you accept your study place to get the right to study. To keep your right to study you have to register for the Academic year, every year.

The right to study status is determined by the scope of the degree programme. As a rule, students are expected to accumulate 60 credits per academic year, and using this yardstick, the calculated duration of degree studies at Arcada is:

Degree programme (Bachelor) Credits Duration
International Business 210 credits 3.5 years
Materials Processing Technology 240 credits 4 years
Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering 240 credits 4 years
Nursing 210 credits 3.5 years

Studies for any Bachelor degree programme should be completed within a time period that is, at the most, one year longer than the time prescribed for that programme. You do not need to apply for the additional year. If you for some reason fail to finish your studies within the time limit given, the you may apply for extended right to study.

Registered leaves of absence are not included in the calculated period of study.

Degree programme (Master) Credits (ECTS) Duration
Big Data Analytics (part-time) 60 credits 2 years 
Big Data Analytics (full-time) 60 credits 1 year
Global Health Care 90 credits 1.5 years
International Business Management (part-time) 90 credits 3 years
International Business Management (full-time) 90 credits 1.5 years
Leadership in Nordic Healthcare (part-time) 90 credits 3 years
Leadership in Nordic Healthcare (full-time) 90 credits 1.5 years
Media Management (part-time) 60 credits 2 years
Media Management (full-time) 60 credits 1 year
Mental Health (part-time) 90 credits 3 years
Real Estate Energy (part-time) 60 credits 2 years
Real Estate Energy (full-time) 60 credits 1 year

For masters degree programmes the duration is 1,5 years for full-time studies and 3 years for part-time studies. However, the duration for the degree programmes in Big Data Analytics, Media Management and Real Estate Management is 1 year for full-time studies, and 2 years for part-time studies (concerns students admitted to the programmes 2015 or later).

Studies for any Master degree programme should be completed within a time period that is, at the most, one year longer than the time prescribed for that programme. You do not need to apply for the additional year. If you for some reason fail to finish your studies within the time limit given, the you may apply for extended right to study.

Registered leaves of absence are not included in the calculated period of study.