Student in Open UAS
Study abilities and planning
What skills do I need to have in advance to study in Jamk Open University of Applied Sciences? How much time does it take to study? How to prepare for studies?
Required study abilities
Check the required prior knowledge and skills from the description of each course or module. There are no specific requirements for prior education in Jamk Open UAS as such, but please consider the following:
- The courses may have requirements for prior knowledge and skills, obtained by way of education or otherwise.
- Master’s degree studies should be based on a bachelor’s degree or similar competence.
- You will need to possess the necessary abilities for studies at a university of applied sciences.
University-level studies require the following from the student:
- ability to define one’s own targets and a target-oriented approach
- self-management ability
- critical information seeking skills
- reflection/self-evaluation skills
- ability to express yourself fluently in writing
- presentation and interactive skills
- networking skills
Depending on the studies, special emphasis is given on a different set of skills.
Social and health care sector
To pursue studies in the social and health care sector, your health and functional capacity must be such that it will not prevent studies in the field concerned. Jamk can request a criminal record extract for students whose studies essentially require working with underage persons.
You must have sufficient proficiency in the language of instruction for each course (at least level B2). A required entry level proficiency has also been defined for language studies. You can assess your own language skills using the descriptions below, the Dialang test and the Common European Framework of Reference.
- You can understand the main ideas of text and standard speech that consist of everyday and job-related language.
- You can deal with most interaction situations related to familiar topics of everyday and working life.
- You can produce simple and fairly coherent text and speech about general topics. You can briefly give reasons and explanations for your viewpoints.
- You control grammatical structures in familiar situations. Though in more demanding situations the use of grammatical structures may be unnatural, the message is understood.
- You can understand the main ideas of complex text and extended speech on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation.
- You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
- You can produce clear, detailed and coherent text and speech on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint fairly extensively.
- You maintain consistent grammatical control of complex language, but minor flaws may occur.
During the studies, you will need to have a computer with access to the internet as well as the basic skills for using information systems (computer use, word processing, email, electronic service).