Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is 3 months. 
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places:
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: – 
Lecturer: Course is completed independently 

Credited in degree at Xamk: All Bachelor level degrees at Xamk
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 1.10.2023. (students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course.)
Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:

  • You can identify the Finland as a well-being country
  • You understand the definition of happiness
  • You are able to identify the meaning of mental health care, hope and quality of life
  • You learn how to utilize the model of Finnish happiness in your own country and life

Contents and methods:

  1. Finland as a well-being country
  2. What is happiness
  3. Hope as a source of well-being
  4. Support of material well-being in Finland
  5. Explore the Finnish Happiness Game

You can complete the course entirely individually. After each part (4) there is “test your knowledge” box. 

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material: 

The study material is accessible for everyone on the learning environment. 


Transcript of records will be delivered by request by email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).