Master info letter, August 2022

Welcome back to studies old and new Master students!
Below you can find topical issues about studying for the start of the semester.

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Second enrollment for courses

Master studies courses start on week 34 i.e. from August 22, 2022 onwards. The course offering can be found on Master Students’ web pages at Timetables. On the same pages you will also find the link to Timetable tool (Lukkarikone) where you can find detailed schedules for courses. Enrollment for the courses of the first period is open until August 19 and for the courses of the second period until October 21. Please note that some courses might be fully booked at this point. You do not have to get approval for your IPS if you add courses to your study plan now. Whereas you have to cancel your unnecessary enrollments either yourself (in your IPS if the enrollment has not yet been accepted) or if the enrollment has been accepted by informing the teacher of the course as soon as possible.

Master seminars for the specialisations

the spesialisations’ Master seminars are a terrific opportunity for getting acquainted and networking with other students. You can also get ideas and support for starting your own thesis at these events. 

The schedule of the seminars for the fall of 2022 is: 

Wed August 31, 17.40 o’clock in Pasila in Finnish  

Tue October 4, 17.40 o’clock in Pasila in English  

Thu November 17, 17 o’clock in Pasila in Finnish

Please note: The seminars for Strategising in Organisations students will be held online on the dates and times above.

The Master seminars for the Sustainable Aviation Business students have a different schedule:
Thu September 8, 17.40 o'clock
Thu October 13, 17.40 o'clock
Tue November 22. 17.40 o'clock

Master Thesis

The Thesis work should be started at the beginning of the third semester i.e. second study year the latest. You can find support and information at and on the Applied Design Research course.  

Master Thesis workshops are available every semester and are open to all students. The topics, schedule and enrollment instructions can be found at under Thesis workshops.

Study time

The statutory study time for master's degree is 1.5 –2 years. This means accomplishing 20 – 30 study points during each semester. Entitlement to study in the programme is three years. If you are not able to complete your studies within three years you can enroll to the Open UAS and finish your studies there. If your life situation changes and you do not have possibility for active studying, it is possible to enroll for non-attendance (maximum time for non-attendance during Master studies is two semesters). The enrollment for non-attendance is applied prior to the beginning of a new semester, but in some justified cases the enrollment for non-attendance can be applied for during the ongoing semester. Please read more:

Important dates for the fall

The updating of IPS is topical in October and more detailed information about updating the IPS will be made available in due course. The enrollment for the fall term courses does not require IPS approval.

Tips for studies and successful studying

Free choice Master studies can also be studied at CampusOnline on Master level courses for free. Campus Online courses are implemented 100 per cent online. services are available for you during your study time. Please check the self-learning materials and upcoming webinars at the JobTeaser service. The first webinar in the fall is about time management (in Finnish): 

Rento rullaus - 7 askelta hyvään ajankäyttöön ja hyviin tuloksiin Ti 20.9 klo 15-16 

You can still apply for student exchange for the spring 2023 during August 29 – September 2, 2022. Are you interested in exchange studies? It is possible to study part of your Master’s Degree abroad at Haaga-Helia’s partner university. There are open places for Master students and you can apply during the application period August 29 – September 2, 2022. The exchange study places for the study year 2023 – 24 will be available for applicants in January 2023. More information can be found at: 

Zoom sessions on discovering one’s own strengths and better self-knowledge Wednesday mornings will continue in the fall (in Finnish):

Please remember also your student benefits as a degree student

Student healthcare 

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