Flexible Completion of the Programmes

The programmes are provided through multi-modal or online teaching, so they can be flexibly completed while working. Multi-modal teaching includes contact lessons, distance study, online learning, and independent study. The contact periods are arranged in the various fields of study either on two successive weekdays about once a month or at evenings and weekends. The online learning environment supports the completion of studies irrespective of time and place.

Some degree programs are fully implemented online with independent and team-based web studies, webinars, web lectures, presentations and seminars. So a student can complete courses conveniently regardless of place – wherever best suits him. A large part of a course is also time-independent, but not all.

The flexibility of the educational process is based on the students’ opportunity to build a personal learning plan according to their career development goals, utilising the synergy of JAMK’s fields of study, competence-based modules as well as international courses offered in the implementation of studies. These enable individual choices and integrate work and study even more flexibly.


Personal Learning Plan (PLP)

Personal Learning Plan or PLP is each student’s personal plan for studying and learning in which the student determines his/her own intended learning outcomes, ways of pursuing the studies and schedules in proportion to the learning outcomes specified for the master's degree. You must draw up a personal learning plan (PLP) at the start of your studies. The plan is revised as necessary as your studies progress.

The PLP is individual, and the following will be discussed during their preparation:

  1. Your study and work history thus far. Learning methods you have found effective and any development areas you might want to highlight.
  2. Professional goals and expertise requirements. Your assessment of how the studies you are about to start will help you reach your goals in your current work and from the perspective of your career.
  3. Self-assessment of present competence, proportioned to the competence objectives of the degree programme and the needs to develop competences.
  4. Scheduling and resourcing studies: how much time can the student invest on studies and how can he/she integrate studies with work.
  5. The topic of the thesis and the required competence (such as development methods).