Welfare Technology

Are you looking to enhance your career prospects in Welfare Technology? If you are a professional in engineering, business, hospitality management, healthcare or social services with 2 years of post-graduate working experience.

Master's Degree

Master of Business Administration (90 ECTS)
Master of Engineering (60 ECTS)
Master of Health Care (90 ECTS)
Study type: Blended learning
Language of tuition: English
Intake: 30
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori, Finland

Important Dates

Application period: 10 – 31 March 2021
Entrance examination course: Sign up 10.3.-7.4.2021
Studies begin: Autumn 2021
Studies take: Approximately 2 years

Apply at studyinfo.fi

You have to fill in the application form in Studyinfo.fi-portal during the application period (see also for eligibility):

Master of Business Administration, Welfare Technology

Master of Engineering, Welfare Technology

Master of Health Care, Welfare Technology

Welfare Technology

Deepen your expertise

Master’s Degree in Welfare Technology provides you with specific skills in concepts, methods and knowledge of the field. As a result, you can work in tasks where you can apply these skills in professional problem situations, research and innovation tasks and in management. In addition, you are able to assess and develop your personal skills, work practice and knowledge of the field. You also develop skills in international interaction and communication.

The degree programme involves multidisciplinary and international cooperation, where expertise from different fields is combined to produce new, innovative solutions and operational models in the field of welfare technology. The master’s degree title in social services and health care depends on the previous degree.

We Offer You

  • An innovative programme in Welfare Technology in a multiprofessional environment with close links to working life
  • A wide range of courses with flexible study modes to meet your needs
  • International network of experts and project partners.


Study Arrangements

Tuition in the Master’s Degree Programme is organized so that studying can be combined with full-time work.


Our students find employment

After graduating from the Master’s Degree Programme in Welfare Technology, you can work in expert and management tasks or in RDI activities in enterprises, the public sector or other organizations. Most of our graduates work in different kinds of management and development tasks.

This Master's degree programme aims at educating professionals who can operate at the interface of care service providers, business and technical subjects in order to develop competences required to transform service deliveries, restructure organizations and streamline service processes.

Completion of Master's degree is built on your previous experience and education and allows you to tailor your learning to meet your individual career development, industry background and requirements of your organization. Elective studies allow you to enhance your prospects in the fields of management, ICT or indoor environment.



The Master’s degree Programme in Welfare Technology has close connections with the following research groups at SAMK: Well-Being Enhancing Technology, Automation and Accessibility.

What will you study?

Based on your bachelor degree, Your studies consist of: advanced studies in Welfare Technology (20-30 ECTS), research and management studies (5-25 ECTS) to meet your career prospects in management, ICT or indoor environment according, elective studies (5 ECTS), and Master’s thesis (30 ECTS). Blended learning approach enables combining work and study with flexibility or even from abroad.

Master’s Thesis

The Master’s thesis is a development task closely connected with the employment market. It combines the development needs of the commissioner and the student’s own career development with advanced professional studies. The thesis is planned and carried out in cooperation with a representative from the employment market. In particular, the topics and development tasks of the theses are connected with the economic life of the region, SAMK’s research groups and CoastAl projects.

@ Krista Toivonen, SAMK

Studies: Enabling life technologies course for master’s students

Course is implemented regarding future challenges and possibilities, working life cases, and activating teaching approach and blended learning. The course contents are processed by means of case studies, service design principles and ideating visualisation, productisation and commercial aspects, too. Students and teachers come from different industries and fields of practice which is seen as an innovation resource in this course. Main themes this year are user orientation, gamification and data analytics.

This course is carried out in collaboration with Tampere University of Technology university (TUT), Sataedu and working life partners: Kuori Ltd, Dyme Solutions Ltd, Evantia Ltd and Junet Ltd.


Project manager Krista Toivonen at SAMK-campus Pori RoboAI lab.
| Wellbeing and health

Teachers are craving for information on technology – HyteOpe Health and Welfare Technology Education ensures up-to-date teaching

Technology can increasingly be seen in the curricula of basic and vocational education. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) offers teachers further training to support their professional skills as a part of STEM activities in RoboAI. HyteOpe education is financed by the National Board of Education and it started in autumn 2019.
SAMK student Leni Jokela.
| Wellbeing and health

Welfare Technology – The Field of the Future

Leni Jokela chose Master´s degree education in Welfare Technology at SAMK because of its internationality. The best part of the education has...

Further Information

Student Admissions Office
(02) 623 4801

Principal Lecturer
MSc, MNSc, RN Anu Elo
+358 44 710 3887

Ask more about our programme from our Admissions Office