Degree Studies

Bachelor degree studies

A Bachelor's degree requires between 210 and 270 credits or 3.5 to 4.5 years of study. Four of the five Bachelor degree programmes in English are offered as full-time studies. One Bachelor degree programme was offered as part-time studies. One credit requires 27 hours of work. The workload for full-time studies is 1600 hours or 60 credits per academic year.

Studies for a Bachelor's degree include:

  • Basic and Professional Studies
  • Elective Studies
  • Practical Training Periods or Work Placements
  • A Bachelor's thesis or a Final Project


Master degree studies

A Master's degree requires 60 or 90 credits (equivalent to 1-2 years of study). All three Master degree programmes in English are offered as part-time studies. One credit requires 27 hours of work.


Studies for a Master's degree include:

  • Advanced Professional Studies
  • Elective Studies
  • Degree thesis



The curricula for all of Novia's degree programmes can be found here.


Degree Programmes

Novia UAS offers five Bachelor degree programmes taught exclusively in English, they are:

  • Energy Technology- Bachelor of Engineering, 240 credits, full-time studies (4 years) No admission 2016.
  • Maritime Management - Bachelor of Marine Technology, 270 credits, full-time studies (4.5 years)
  • Maritime Technology - Bachelor of Engineering, 270 credits, part-time studies (4.5 years) No admission 2016.
  • Nursing - Bachelor of Health Care, 210 credits, full-time studies (3.5 years)
  • Sustainable Coastal Management - Bachelor of Natural Resources, 240 credits, full-time studies (2 years)
    Notice! Eligibility criteria: 120 ECTS of previous university level studies in a related field.


Novia UAS offers three Master's degree programmes in English, they are:

  • Leadership and Service Design - Master of Culture and Arts/Master of Business Administration/Master of Hospitality Management, 60 or 90 credits, part-time studies