Master's Program in Helsinki Finland

Top Masters Programs in Helsinki Finland 2017

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Helsinki prides itself on excellence in academics and is ranked as having some of the best higher education institutions in the world. With a Master in Helsinki, students will experience modern, high-tech facilities, top-notch research institutions, an international student population, and a wide range of study options. Helsinki is a dynamic and exciting city and there is plenty for international students to experience, such as the museums, interesting architecture, elegant cafes, and traditional Finnish heritage.

When it comes to a Master in Helsinki, there are many subjects available to international students. Some of the more popular Master in Helsinki programs are in the fields of information technology, computer science, finance, economics, business, law, and management. Students seeking a Master in Helsinki can also choose from full-time and part-time scheduling.

To learn more about a Master in Helsinki, browse the programs below. You may find the education that will help you reach your personal and professional goals!

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CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Finland Helsinki

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


MSc in Intellectual Property Law

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Helsinki

The two-year, full-time Master’s degree programme in Intellectual Property Law combines legal and business knowledge, providing you with the tool's for today's complex market place. [+]

The MSc in Intellectual Property Law (IPL) is a unique combination of legal and business studies. It ensures you a solid expertise in both areas and an exceptional understanding of today’s markets. The programme is delivered in close cooperation with industry, which ensures it remains at the forefront of developments in IP law.

Our graduates are equipped with

» comprehensive knowledge of the intellectual property laws in Europe

» competences in and knowledge of intellectual property rights in a business setting

» the required skills, such as research and analytical skills, communication skills as well as independent critical thinking in intellectual property matters... [-]


Master of Engineering in ConREM - Construction and Real Estate Management(in cooperation with FHTW Berlin)

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

HTW Berlin and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences jointly run the international master programme ConREM - Construction and Real Estate Management. It is designed for professionals who wish to manage international projects for building construction and real estate in the future. Therefore it is mainly addressed to professionals in the field of architecture and civil engineering. [+]

Masters 2017 in Helsinki Finland. HTW Berlin and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences jointly run the international master programme ConREM - Construction and Real Estate Management. It is designed for professionals who wish to manage international projects for building construction and real estate in the future. Therefore it is mainly addressed to professionals in the field of architecture and civil engineering. First year studies of ConREM (60 ECTS during semesters 1 and 2) will be organized by Metropolia (Helsinki). Second year studies (semesters 3 and 4) will be in HTW Berlin. Content ConREM provides you a combination of engineering, economics, management and communication. Specific contents, like project development and project management as well as life cycle management, and general subjects, such as soft skills and leadership, are taught - all in context of international business. Accordingly this programme is taught completely in English. ConREM enables you to cooperate with people of different social, cultural and professional backgrounds, to adapt to foreign environments and to become acquainted with different mentalities and habits. Management abilities and adaptability to manage changing international conditions is a need for cooperation and teamwork in a global market on national and international level. Applying The student selection will be made in Berlin based on the points applicants have received of their educational background and relevant work experience. Admission procedure administrated by Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin), more information on ConREM homepage. Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master of Engineering in Logistics

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Master's program in Logistics focuses on developing new business opportunities in logistics services. It also suggests new elements to build competitive advantage with the help of logistics related functions. The program is tailored for engineers who need to combine their technical knowledge with management competences and understanding of advanced logistics processes. [+]

Master's program in Logistics focuses on developing new business opportunities in logistics services. It also suggests new elements to build competitive advantage with the help of logistics related functions. The program is tailored for engineers who need to combine their technical knowledge with management competences and understanding of advanced logistics processes. Master's program in Logistics provides good opportunities to develop a career in logistics or improve competences for logistics professionals. This industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Modules The program includes the following modules: Supply chain management Advanced transportation systems Advanced intra logistics Strategic management and leadership Performance management Master’s Thesis (including methodological skills) Contents How to Apply to Master's program in Logistics Admission requirements Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology Excellent command of English min. 3 years of work experience Admission times and preparation for the Entrance exam, read more. Both the Program and the Entrance exams are conducted in English. Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master of Engineering in Information Technology

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Our aim is to educate you to work in advanced specialist tasks in the field of ICT, focusing on two fields: networking and services and health technology. The studies enable you to follow the professional development of the field, both from the applied research and practical viewpoints. [+]

Masters 2017 in Helsinki Finland. Why study with us? Looking for new career prospects? Interested to broaden your knowledge in Information Technology? Need new skills to deal with upcoming challenges? Our aim is to educate you to work in advanced specialist tasks in the field of ICT, focusing on two fields: networking and services and health technology. The studies enable you to follow the professional development of the field, both from the applied research and practical viewpoints. The program is targeted for professionals in working life wishing to become a Master in Information Technology. Studies are designed and implemented in such a way that students in full-time employment can participate. Prerequisite for participation is a bachelor level degree in engineering and at least three years of working life experience is required. Our intercultural program is conducted in English to allow improvement of your communication skills. Your Master's degree will directly refer to your real life project and address both your company's and your personal interest. The teaching is aimed at professionals both with an industry and a public sector background. Program content (preliminary) The degree consists of Professional Studies (30 ECTS credits) and Master’s thesis project (30 ECTS credits). Studies consist of lectures, laboratory work, workshops, assignments, and projects as well as independent studying. The professional studies are offered at the Bulevardi campus. In the first study year, you will undertake a course in research methods and attend a seminar on Trends in ICT, and complete 20 ECTS from our course offerings for professional studies. You can broaden your studies by completing one course outside the advanced professional courses offering or by doing a research or innovation project on an agreed topic. The methodological studies provide you the required knowledge to prepare and facilitate a high quality Master’s Thesis. The lectures on Trends in ICT -course are given by professionals from highly esteemed companies in the field of ICT and health technology and will provide you with a good understanding of the current status of the business and the challenges the industry is facing. Course includes a 3 or 4 day excursion to Medica 2017 trade affair that is the largest trade affair in the medical field. The excursion is held in November 2017. Students can apply for 200 euros sponsorship from Metropolia. Excursion can be replaced with individual assignment related to course content. The advanced professional courses are divided into two major options:networking and services and health technology. Networking and services The networking and services option gives a broad and up-to-date knowledge on this fast developing field of networked applications. Cloud Computing gives an insight into existing and emerging technologies and tools for utilizing and creating cloud-based services and applications. The Big Data course provides understanding of the capabilities of big data in ICT business. The Internet of Things (IoT) course extends this knowledge into internetworking of devices to collect and exchange data to form “the infrastructure of the information society”. In this major option the participants will also get knowledge of methods and tools used for assuring good software quality. Health technology Health technology is the fastest growing field of technology in Finland. The Health Technology option is tailored for professionals working in business, industry and public sector, who want to deepen their knowledge, skills and competences in health technology to capture new career opportunities of the future. Studies enable novel career prospects for professionals with previous degree for example from ICT, automation, electronics or electrical engineering. The Health technology option is focused on medical device R&D. Option gives knowledge of health technology business environment and tools for management and business development purposes, and knowledge and tools for user oriented medical device R&D and usability testing. Option provides knowledge and tools for understanding clinical parameters, measurements, devices and environments, and understanding of special characteristics of medical device development. Health technology option includes a hands-on development approach, directly applicable and tightly integrated to each participant’s work tasks. The second study year (autumn) is reserved for the Master´s Thesis. The study is usually completed in cooperation with your employer. Your competence portfolio after you have completed MEng degree Broadview to information technology or health technology presented by leading companies in the ICT or health Technology field Up-to-date knowledge on selected topics Ability to conduct a professional research study Valuable network of experts to boost your career Career Prospects After graduating with a Master of Engineering Degree in Information Technology, you may work in advanced specialist tasks in international engineering surroundings of ICT or health technology industries. In some sectors a Master’s degree is often a prerequisite for management positions. Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master of Engineering in Industrial Management

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

You will be instructed by excellent staff and about 20 experts coming from business and academia. The studies are intergrated into real-life business projects that allow you to study while working. [+]

What you will study In Metropolia’s Industrial Management Master’s program you will study: Industrial management - Finland and the global business Strategic management, innovation and ventures Service business management and performance management Global operations, processes, challenges and solutions Customer orientation, co-creation and business modeling People business, knowledge business: work climate, work engagement Sales, ‘new marketing’ and promise management Leadership skills: leading self, teams and organizations Communication skills and intercultural awareness for the global context. You will be instructed by excellent staff and about 20 experts coming from business and academia. The studies are intergrated into real-life business projects that allow you to study while working. Join the network of peers coming from interesting companies such as Kone, Konecranes, NSN, Metso, IBM, ABB, Ahlsell, Effecte, Ericsson, Itella, Teliasonera, public organizations and a number of small and medium-sized companies. Read more on what makes Metropolia Master's degree special. Why study with us? How you will study Our agile learning mode offers you support as you are on the move: Business learning: interactive lectures, expert workshops & research clinics Face-to-face consultancy with experienced faculty members: ample opportunity for advice, development and help Multichannel learning: variety of learning modes Online: course material & communication Audio/video/virtual opportunities No examinations, instead: assignments, discussion leaders, Master's Thesis Active community of learners: a lively, vibrant community of students as professionals in their fields - for learning, networking, innovating and enjoying studies together! This is what Industrial Management Master's graduates say about the Program (video). Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master of Engineering in Health Business Management

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Master's Programme in Health Business Management is a joint programme customized for social and health care professionals as well as for business and engineering professionals who want to expand their expertise through improved management skills in this very key sector. Eligibility requirements include an appropriate Bachelor's degree and work experience. [+]

Masters 2017 in Helsinki Finland. Master's Programme in Health Business Management is a joint programme customized for social and health care professionals as well as for business and engineering professionals who want to expand their expertise through improved management skills in this very key sector. Eligibility requirements include an appropriate Bachelor's degree and work experience. Health Business Management in a nutshell Business managerial competences will be required in social and health care organizations nationally and internationally in the future. Ageing of population in many societies will challenge health care systems and processes to produce health care services in more efficient ways. Digitalization of customer relationship management and services is a major change and driver for new services and processes. Health business is a major global business opportunity driving future growth and national prosperity. The emphasize of the programme is in customer and in service business orientation and it has a multidisciplinary approach into business management. The programme provides a wide perspective to service business, competencies for team and project leadership and advancement in management skills. All studies are linked to health or social care organizations. The HBM Master’s students will be offered an environment to practice and enhance their international and communication skills in a very multicultural group of peers, staff and faculty. Lectures, seminars, workshops as well as learning materials and outputs are all in English. Content The Master's Degree Programme in Health Business Management consists of advanced professional studies (25 ECTS), elective studies (5 ECTS) and Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS). Students will gain a deep understanding of best practices for the health and social business concerning: Health Business Economics and Business Models Strategy, Management and Leadership Service Innovations and Design Quality and Safety Management Sufficient RDI competence is provided at an early stage of the studies, as it is needed in planning and implementing a thesis development project in a real life business context, typically as an assignment from his or her own employer organization. The Master’s Thesis process is a fundamental part of the program and it starts early enough so that measurable changes or improvements can be identified. Contact sessions are arranged in 3-4 days per month. When studying on a part-time basis, this degree can be obtained in 1 or 1,5 years. Master's Degree in Health Business Management qualifies for team and project leadership in health care services business and advancement towards management positions in private or public sector. Applying Applications shall be submitted online through a national system of joint application at opintopolku.fi / studyinfo.fi. General Application Instructions Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master of Engineering in Business Informatics

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 18 months August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Business Informatics is a Master's degree programme of 60 ECTS for engineers in profession who want to deepen their strategic and managerial expertise through improved information management and better use of business intelligence systems. You will become a competent analyzer and user of business intelligence in decision-making, in business operations as well as in business development. [+]

Objectives Business Informatics is a Master's degree programme of 60 ECTS for engineers in profession who want to deepen their strategic and managerial expertise through improved information management and better use of business intelligence systems. You will become a competent analyzer and user of business intelligence in decision-making, in business operations as well as in business development. Content The Master's degree programme in Business Informatics consists of: Advanced professional studies 15 ECTS Alternative advanced professional studies 10 ECTS from a set of choices Elective studies 5 ECTS Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS Each student plans and implements a development project in/for real business life, typically for their work organization. In doing so, the student’s research, project and change management skills will be enhanced. Networking, team, and negotiation skills also improve in the multi-cultural, tied-to-business setting in which this Master’s DP is carried out. This R&D project will be reported as a Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS). Study Period The Master's Degree Programme in Business Informatics is organized so that its participants can combine studying with full-time work. The length of studies is determined by the entry line through which the student gets accepted. When studying on a part-time basis, the student can achieve the Master’s degree in 1,5 years, however with flexibility both ways. Contact Sessions Contact sessions take place mainly on Fridays (9.00-16.15), approximately twice a month. Occasionally, evening classes or an intensive weekend session may be arranged. Various forms of e-learning will also be applied. A significant feature of learning in the Master's Degree Programme of Business Informatics comes from its multi-disciplinary approach: all courses leading to the Master of Engineering degree are shared with Business Informatics students aiming to become Masters of Business Administration. A lot is expected from the participants, a lot is also given by the professionals of business and academics lecturing and leading the sessions. Some sessions take place in the facilities of the business companies participating in the network. Joint sessions with partner universities will be arranged (intensive weeks, study trips, etc). Study abroad options such as Summer School or Winter School will also be introduced via the international partner network. These are expected to bring about agreements on possible joint or double degrees at a later stage. Scholarships Per each degree programme it is agreed that 50% of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, having the most successful results in the entrance examination, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year. During the 2.-4. academic years, a scholarship covering 75% of the yearly tuition fee will be granted provided that the student has accrued: a minimum of 55 credits (ECTS) during the previous academic year (ending on 31st July​) in a Bachelor degree programme a minimum of 20 credits (ECTS) during the previous semester (autumn semester ending 31.12. and spring semester ending 31.7.) in a Master degree programme In years 2-4, the remaining 25% of a student’s tuition fee may be waived if the school determines that it is justified based on social, health, or other reasons. [-]

Master in Global Politics and Communication

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Global Politics and Communication is an interdisciplinary and innovative Master’s degree programme that addresses the key challenges of globalisation from the perspective of media and communication studies, organisation research and global political economy. The programme emphasises developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers. [+]

Masters 2017 in Helsinki Finland. Global Politics and Communication is an interdisciplinary and innovative Master’s degree programme that addresses the key challenges of globalisation from the perspective of media and communication studies, organisation research and global political economy. The programme emphasises developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers. The specific objectives of the programme include: Providing you with advanced knowledge of global political economy, relationships between the media and the development of democracy, and linkages between governance, organisations and communication Empowering you to assess how politics and the media are linked to the forces of globalisation Equipping you with conceptual understanding and the theoretical and methodological skills needed to carry out original and relevant research on key societal issues Preparing you to engage in public discussions and develop critical reasoning and argumentation skills that are equally important in academia, public organisations and the private sector The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The working language of the Global Politics and Communication programme is English. The degree can include up to 30 credits (ECTS) of studies in other languages, such as Finnish or Swedish, or courses completed during an international exchange or an exchange at another university in Finland. The Diploma Supplement given upon graduation states that the degree has been completed in English. Pro­gramme con­tents How do global transformations affect democratic politics? What is the role of the media in the transformation of contemporary democracies? Why do economic activities result in global and national financial crises and inequality instead of in stability and democratisation? How does governance affect organisations and communication, and how do governance and organisations structure communication and political and economic activity? The Global Politics and Communication programme offers a cutting-edge combination of political science, communication studies and global political economy. You will apply ideas, concepts and methodologies to key societal and political issues such as the changing character of democracy, the role of organisations and governance in the globalising world, and the regulation of global finance and trade. During the first year, you will study general theoretical and methodological courses and take part in thematic courses offered by the programme’s study tracks. You will also begin to work on your Master’s thesis. In the second year, you will deepen your knowledge on your selected study track or study tracks by participating in thematic specialisation courses. You will also attend the Master’s seminar and write your Master’s thesis. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor The Master’s degree programme on Global Politics and Communication has three study tracks: Governance, Organisations and Communication Media and Democracy Global Political Economy The interplay between Governance, Organisations and Communication gives this study line its name. Governance and organisational and communication practices are increasingly global but are modified locally. The foci of this study line include the global governance of knowledge, organisational communication, the changing institutions of knowledge and communication, the digitalisation of politics and communication, and changes in media policies. Media and Democracy exposes you to the key debates about the relationship between the media and democratic processes at a time when the future of democracy remains uncertain because of authoritarian tendencies in politics and the commercialisation of the public sphere. It focuses on such questions as how the media represent and frame conflicts and war; how new forms of political participation are challenging the traditional conduct of politics; how human rights such as freedom of expression rely on media practices; and how new digital media reconfigure public communities and extend the possibilities for civic engagement. Global Political Economy covers multidisciplinary studies drawing on economics, sociology, and political science. It explains how social practices and institutions constitute relational, complex and open systems of production, exchange and distribution. Taking into account the widely-shared aim of sustainable global development, political economy is crucial for understanding the principal current problems such as global warming; potential financial crises; disparities in income, wealth and power; or war and peace. You will specialise in one of these three study tracks. However, you can also combine them by including courses from other study tracks in your elective studies. Pro­gramme struc­ture The Master's Degree Programme on Global Politics and Communication is a full-time, two-year programme. The programme fulfils the requirements of a 120 credits (ECTS, European Transfer Credit System) Master's degree in social sciences in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The programme consists of advanced studies in politics and communication, as well as other elective and compulsory studies. Master’s Degree Programme on Global Politics and Communication: 120 credits (ECTS) Advanced studies: 80 – 95 credits Theoretical studies 10-15 credits Methodology studies 10-15 credits Specialisation Studies 20-25 credits Master’s Seminar (10 credits) and Master’s Thesis (30 credits) 40 credits Elective studies and other studies, including voluntary internship: 25 – 40 credits Thesis To complete your master’s studies, you will conduct research and write a Master’s thesis (30 credits). The usual length of a Master’s thesis is about 50-70 pages. You will select your topic under the guidance of your supervisor. When writing your thesis, you will need to acquire advanced knowledge in your chosen field and develop analytical and critical thinking skills. You will learn to formulate research questions, plan and design your research, conduct it and report your results with an understanding of the key concepts, debates and perspectives concerning your chosen topic. Ca­reer pro­spects Graduates of the Discipline of Politics and Communication Studies at the University of Helsinki have gone on to work in a range of jobs as experts and consultants in Finland and internationally, in the public and the private sectors as well as in non-governmental organisations. They are mainly employed in the fields of politics, administration, the media and communication. Some graduates also continue on with academic research to pursue an academic career in universities in Finland and around the world. In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion The Global Politics and Communication programme is an international programme with students from around the world. In addition to the degree students, we receive many visiting and exchange students and scholars from Europe and further afield. In addition to providing you with a unique international learning environment, we also encourage you to participate in Erasmus and Nordplus exchange programmes for a short-term study period in Scandinavian and European universities. You will have the opportunity of doing a voluntary internship abroad with support from Erasmus. Net­work­ing One of the advantages of studying at the Faculty of Social Sciences is the possibility to study elective courses in other Master’s programmes in disciplines such as sociology, social psychology, journalism, social policy, and other subjects. Academic freedom is a strong part of the studying experience at the University of Helsinki. This gives you the possibility to study different elective studies within the university and the other universities in the Helsinki metropolitan area through Flexible Study Right (JOO) agreements. You can also conduct your master’s research in a company where you are working. Re­search fo­cus Political science research on democracy Political science research on governance, organisations, and communication Media and communication studies Political economy [-]

Master in Economics

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

This programme prepares you for a career as an economist in business, financial markets and the public sector. Upon completing the programme you will be awarded the Master of Social Sciences degree, having demonstrated that you have developed many skills needed in your future career [+]

This programme prepares you for a career as an economist in business, financial markets and the public sector. Upon completing the programme you will be awarded the Master of Social Sciences degree, having demonstrated that you have developed many skills needed in your future career: Profound knowledge of economic theory and familiarity with scientific economic literature, The ability to apply economic theory to solving practical problems and interpreting economic phenomena, Familiarity with econometric methods and the ability to apply them to practical research problems, The ability to collect and interpret empirical data, The ability to communicate conclusions and assess the significance of the assumptions made for them, Fluency in communicating economic issues to different domestic and international audiences as well as the capability to work independently and in multidisciplinary cooperation, Readiness to assess your own professional performance and systematically develop it, and Knowledge of sources of economic information and the ability to adopt new tools of economic analysis. The programme comprises two tracks. The Research track is more demanding in that it gives more profound knowledge of economic theory and econometric methods than the General track. This track is particularly suitable if your goal is to pursue a doctoral degree in economics. Profound knowledge of economic theory and methods is also useful in many demanding careers as an economist. The degree requirements in both tracks correspond to international standards, which will help you when finding employment and pursuing further studies towards a doctoral degree in Finland and globally. The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 18,000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The language of teaching is English. It is also possible to complete courses, write the Master's thesis and get supervision in Finnish or Swedish. At the beginning of the programme, you select the language of studies and demonstrate your competence in it. Pro­gramme con­tents The module of Economic Theory and Econometric Methods, which you will take in the autumn semester of your first year of study, is the foundation of the programme. It covers the central microeconomic and macroeconomic theory as well as basic econometric methods. After completing this module, you can choose from a wide selection of fields of economics to concentrate on. Optional studies consist of additional courses in economics, or other university-level courses. In addition, an internship or a labour market project is included in the degree requirements. The programme mostly comprises lecture courses. The courses on economic theory and econometric methods consist of lectures and exercise sessions; for the most part they are completed by taking a written examination. Depending on the track, you take 3 to 4 field courses, selected based on your interests so that they form a meaningful whole. Additional field courses in economics can be included in the optional studies. In the field courses, you will be exposed to different teaching methods, such as problem-based learning and other group activities and seminars. Your grades in many field courses will be based on assignments, presentations and term papers in addition to a final examination. Economics is a quantitative social science discipline, so you are expected to have good basic command of mathematics and statistics. Your skills in these areas will be systematically developed in this programme. Especially if you aim for a career as an economist or for doctoral studies, you are advised to include further methodological courses in your optional studies. In addition to mathematics and statistics, courses in computer science are recommended. The structure of the programme is comparable to those of the Master's programmes in economics offered by the best international universities. It differs from the Master's programmes of the Finnish business schools in that the demanding courses in economic theory and econometrics comprise a greater proportion, and the goal is above all to prepare you for a career as an economist. The research track corresponds to Master's programmes in quantitative economics offered by some foreign universities. In line with our programme, the research track will prepare you for a career as an economist and for doctoral studies in economics. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor The programme has two tracks: General track Research track You select the track when applying for the programme: your choice will determine the degree requirements. The difference between the tracks is that the Research track aims at providing more profound knowledge of economic theory and econometric methods, whereas the General track emphasises fields and applications of economics, and it is possible to include more optional studies in the degree. The Research track prepares you for doctoral studies in economics, and its degree requirements contain most of the doctoral-level core courses in economic theory and econometrics. Taking these courses as part of the Master's degree helps you to graduate faster from the doctoral programme later. Graduates from the Research track are given precedence for the doctoral programme in economics at the University of Helsinki. The Research track is also recommended if you are interested in taking the more demanding core courses to acquire more profound knowledge of economics even if your goal is not to pursue doctoral studies. Pro­gramme struc­ture The programme comprises 120 credits (ECTS, European Credit Transfer System), and it is designed to be completed in two years. The degree requirements consist of the following modules (in the General / Research track): Advanced studies (at least 90 ECTS / 100 ECTS) Economic theory and econometric methods (30 ECTS / 45 ECTS) Research skills (10 ECTS) Master's thesis (30 ECTS) Field courses in economics (at least 20 ECTS / 15 ECTS) Internship or Labour market project (5 to 15 ECTS) Optional studies (15 to 25 ECTS / 5 to 15 ECTS) After completing the unit in economic theory and econometric methods, you select the fields in economics that you want to concentrate on. It is advisable for you to include further advanced field courses in economics or methodological courses in your optional studies. The study unit in research skills prepares you for writing the Master's thesis, and familiarises you with scholarly work in economics, research ethics and reporting research results. In addition, you prepare a research proposal for your thesis. Integrated into the studies, the degree requirements include drawing up a personal study plan, and career planning. An internship period, a labour market project or other studies aimed at developing employment skills are also included (5 to 15 ECTS so that the extent of these studies and the optional studies amount to 30 ECTS in the General track and to 20 ECTS in the Research track). Thesis You will write your Master's thesis (30 ECTS) during the spring semester of your second year of study. This can be either a theoretical or an empirical thesis on a topic selected under the guidance of your supervisor, where you apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the programme. In a theoretical thesis, you will consider an economic problem in the light of existing literature and potentially extend existing economic models. In an empirical thesis, on the other hand, you will approach an economic problem by applying econometric methods to relevant economic data. It is also possible to concentrate on developing a new econometric method or comparing the properties of existing methods. You start preparing for writing your thesis in the autumn semester of your second year of study by completing the Research skills study module, which includes drawing up a research proposal for your thesis. Supervision primarily takes place in the Master's Thesis seminar, lasting the entire spring semester of your second year of study. You may write the thesis in English, Finnish, or Swedish. Ca­reer pro­spects The Master's Programme in Economics at the University of Helsinki prepares you for a career as an economist in business and the public sector. Economists are employed in administrative, planning and development duties requiring economic expertise in various national and international organisations. Examples include an analyst career involving risk management, asset pricing and investment strategy, jobs related to analysing the market, production and pricing in companies, assessment and planning of economic policy, and communication. Analytical skills and knowledge of quantitative methods will be of central importance in your work as an economist. In particular, economists find employment in government, financial institutions, central banks, national and international organisations, and business. The Research track prepares you for particularly demanding careers. It is also an excellent path to doctoral studies in economics. It is advisable to select the field courses and the topic for your Master's thesis in view of your interests and career goals. An internship is a good chance to acquire work experience in your area of interest. In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion The atmosphere at the Helsinki Centre of Economic Research (HECER) is quite international, consisting of the Discipline of Economics and the departments of economics at Aalto University and the Hanken School of Economics. The staff regularly publish in international journals and collaborate with foreign researchers. There are also several regular research seminars on a number of fields, where mostly foreign visitors present their work. In addition, foreign researchers often pay longer visits to the HECER, and a large proportion of the graduate students come from abroad. All courses in the programme are taught in English, and a large proportion of Master's theses are written in English. The staff have ample experience at universities abroad, and there are several foreigners among them. Foreign graduate students act as teaching assistants, and exchange students from the universities involved in the HECER regularly take the courses of the programme. You can include study units in foreign languages arranged by the Language Centre in the optional studies. The degree requirements meet internationally unified standards in economics. The University of Helsinki has a number of agreements with foreign universities that enable you to visit them to gain international experience and take courses offered there. Courses taken at the master's level at universities abroad can replace field courses in economics in the degree requirements, and you can include other university-level courses in your optional studies. The most suitable time for a visit to a foreign university is in the spring semester of your first year of study after completing the core courses in economic theory and econometrics. You can also include an internship abroad as part of your studies. Net­work­ing Teaching in the programme is arranged in cooperation with the departments of economics of Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics. Together with the Discipline of Economics at the University of Helsinki, they form the Helsinki Centre of Economic Research (HECER), which also advances research in economics in Finland by arranging regular research seminars. The VATT Institute of Economic Research shares the same building with the three units of the HECER. Together they form the greatest concentration of economists in Finland. The Discipline of Economics has a joint professorship of public economics with the VATT Institute of Economic Research, and a joint professorship in Empirical Macroeconomics with Statistics Finland. In addition to the courses arranged by the units of HECER, in the optional studies you can include courses from the wide selection offered by the University of Helsinki as well as courses of other Finnish universities, under the flexible study rights agreement (JOO). A number of study units in development Economics are arranged in collaboration with the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER). The Discipline of Economics has close connections to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Helsinki in research and education, and they both participate in the Bachelor Programme in Mathematical Sciences. Re­search fo­cus Central fields of research in economics at the University of Helsinki include time series econometrics, game theory and applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics and public economics. The goal of research in time series econometrics is to develop statistical methods applicable in modelling economic time series and to apply them in empirical economic research. At the University of Helsinki, the research has concentrated on models useful in examining the connections between the macroeconomy and financial markets, and they have been applied to aggregate macroeconomic time series, stock returns and interest rates, amongst other things. Microeconomics studies the interaction between single agents and communities, for example markets. Typical research topics include consumer behaviour, pricing, competition, exploitation of market power, and company behaviour. The central method of microeconomic research, decision and game theory, takes into account the agents' strategic behaviour. At the University of Helsinki, game theory has been applied to problems involving bargaining, search and contracts as well as immaterial rights. Macroeconomics comprises research on economic growth and business cycles. At the University of Helsinki, the former has focused on the effects of globalisation, environmental issues and labour market institutions on economic growth. Recent research on business cycles has focused on monetary and fiscal policy as well as on the role of the financial system in determining the cycles. Research on public economics has dealt with income distribution and socio-economic mobility. [-]

Master in International Business Law

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. [+]

Masters 2017 in Helsinki Finland. As economic life is affected by globalisation, it is important for successful business law professionals to have extensive knowledge of international business law. The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. In the IBL programme you will be able to: Increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of business law, including contract law, company law, IP law, competition law and commercial dispute resolution Further develop your analytical, legal argumentation and communications skills Develop research skills and business law knowledge in order to continue your studies in a PhD programme Study in an international and multicultural environment with students and staff from all over the world Network with potential employers and other potential future colleagues in the field of international business law The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The teaching language of the programme is English. At least 75% of the degree must be completed fully in English (e.g. seminars, seminar papers and similar written work, exams and the Master’s thesis). However, you can also study in other languages, and for example include a semester abroad or law courses taught in Finnish or Swedish. Pro­gramme con­tents The MDP in International Business Law offers you the possibility to learn more about business related subjects such as contract and consumer law, commercial law (including company law, securities markets law, competition law and IP law) and commercial dispute resolution from an international point of view. In the IBL programme you will learn by participating in lecture courses and case study courses as well as by writing seminar papers, presenting your work and completing a research seminar while writing your Master’s thesis. Depending on the courses you take, you will either be studying more independently or you will be involved in group work. In addition to regular courses and seminars, you have the possibility to participate in Moot Court Competition or Helsinki Law Clinic courses to gain practical experience, network and meet potential employers. We encourage you to seize career opportunities already during your studies. Especially during your second year the year-long research seminar is conducted in such a way that you can work or do an internship during the semesters. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor One of the cornerstones of the MDP in International Business Law is its versatility: in addition to all essential fields of business law we offer an extensive selection of other law courses. You can choose to broaden or deepen your expertise in international business law - or both. You don’t choose any major or specialisation as such, but you are free to focus on the topics that you are most interested in by selecting your optional studies from the large variety of courses offered by the Faculty of Law or other Helsinki University departments. You will have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge especially in Contract and consumer law Commercial law (including company law, securities markets law, competition law and IP law) Commercial dispute resolution (especially international arbitration) In addition to the core IBL courses you can focus on topics such as European law, international tax law, trade and transport law, and Russian/Chinese business law. You can also attain a more multidisciplinary degree by taking courses from other faculties or universities. Pro­gramme struc­ture The scope of the master´s programme is 120 credits (ECTS) to be completed in two academic years. The programme comprises compulsory and optional studies, seminars and research work including a Master’s thesis. In the first year you will concentrate on compulsory and optional studies, and in the second year you will write your thesis and take more optional studies. You can also include an internship and a student exchange period as part of your degree. Thesis During the second year you will write a master´s thesis (30 credits), an independent research project. Your research and writing will be supported by regular research seminar meetings. You will agree on the topic of your thesis with your thesis supervisor. To support your individual career interests, you are free to choose any business law oriented thesis topic, as long as it is approved by your thesis supervisor. The research seminar in International Business Law is a year-long project during which you will participate in seminar meetings once a month, complete seminar assignments, present your papers, discuss the papers, take a seminar exam, write your Master’s thesis and present the findings in front of the class. During the research seminar you will get regular feedback about your work from your supervisor and fellow students. Upon completing the research seminar, you will have advanced academic argumentation and writing skills as well as thorough understanding of your thesis topic. Ca­reer pro­spects Upon graduation you will be an internationally oriented business law professional who is well-qualified for careers in legal practice (such as law firms and corporate legal departments) as well as legal academia. You will have diverse career opportunities both in Finland and abroad. In Finland, for example, law firms have started to recruit students who have completed the MDP in International Business Law. In general, the employment situation for lawyers – especially in the field of business law – is very good. Com­pet­ence In the programme you will complete the degree ofMaster of International and Comparative Law (MICL) (kansainvälisen ja vertailevan oikeustieteen maisteri in Finnish). In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion At the UH Faculty of Law you will take part in an international and multicultural learning environment with students and staff from all over the world. You will also have the possibility to spend a semester abroad as an exchange student in one of Faculty’s numerous partner universities or include a traineeship abroad as part of your study programme. Net­work­ing All courses included in the MDP in International Business Law are provided by the Helsinki University Faculty of Law. You also be able to earn credits from courses in other institutions, such as other law faculties. The main participants in the programme are Finnish law firms, which are also potential employers. For example, you can take part in one of the thesis programmes provided by some of the larger law firms. Re­search fo­cus Focus areas of Faculty´s research: Theoretical, social and cultural foundations of law Law in a European and global environment Welfare and the rule of law Economy, property rights and justice Law, technology, human beings and the environment [-]

Master in Aviation and Tourism Business

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 3 - 6 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Degree Programme in Aviation and Tourism Business has two paths: Aviation and tourism, and it leads to a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management. The programme consists of 90 credits. It is based on a 210 cr Bachelor’s degree. [+]

The Degree Programme in Aviation and Tourism Business has two paths: Aviation and tourism, and it leads to a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management. The programme consists of 90 credits. It is based on a 210 cr Bachelor’s degree. The programme prepares students to take on diverse professional tasks, for example organisational development and management. It also assists students in their quest for life-long learning and professional skills that function as a foundation for professional growth. The Degree Programme in Aviation and Tourism Business is based on the future needs of the aviation and tourism industries with a focus on customer-orientation, globalisation, continuous change and sustainability. The programme is planned especially for experts in travel agencies, tour operating, transportation, travel management and tourism organisations. The goal is to raise the know-how of an expert to a developer level. The emphasis is on anticipation, design thinking and responsibility in the aviation and tourism businesses and on learning to cope with change. Eligibility to apply to the Master level degree programme requires: a Bachelor’s (or a higher) degree in an equivalent field and at least three years (36 months) of relevant work experience to be completed after finalizing the Bachelor degree. Work Experience Any work experience must have been obtained no later than 31 July 2017 for the spring application period. Work certificates must have a start and an end date of employment and a brief job description. If the applicant has worked part-time, the work certificate must clearly indicate the number of work hours per month. Part-time work will be converted into full-time equivalents such that 150 hours or 20 full working days (at least 7 hours per day) correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. Work experience will only be accepted if it is verified by a certificate provided by the employer. Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme for entrepreneurs. No periods of practical work placements or on-the-job learning included in a degree used to apply will be counted towards work experience. Military or non-military national service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment. Those who are applying with a qualification completed outside Finland must submit work certificates by 31 January 2017 at 15:00. Tuition 8500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Master of Arts in Product and Spatial Design

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The programme educates designers with a distinct design personality. Students will learn to manage design processes, learn about the regulations in construction, material knowledge, skills in 3D composition, and understand the spatiality of people and products. [+]

Masters 2017 in Helsinki Finland. http://psd.aalto.fi/ Goal of education Content outcomes The programme educates designers with a distinct design personality. Students will learn to manage design processes, learn about the regulations in construction, material knowledge, skills in 3D composition, and understand the spatiality of people and products. They deepen the skills learned in Bachelor's studies and broaden their knowledge in spatial design, furniture design or product design. They learn to practice design in the broader operational environment of product development, business, and culture. Skill outcomes Students learn to interpret and transform living environment and culture through their insight and professional skills. They develop an artistic and designerly insight, learn to master their creative design process, and deepen their expertise in materials, knowledge of design tradition, and cultural discussion. The programme trains students in personal design expression, gives them ability to master design processes, and to understand the discipline’s tradition and presence as a base for curiosity and experimentation. Students are also trained to develop technical, aesthetic and research skills to support the design process. They become competent in exploring technologies and visualising, creating and demonstrating innovative concepts and experiences using the latest technology. They become professionals versed in design tradition with skills in multidisciplinary teamwork. Academic skills The programme enhances students’ presentation skills in writing and visualisation. The students learn skills in problem-setting and problem-solving relevant to the product and spatial design and in practice led design research. They also learn to gather and analyse information and apply it to design and research. Education content The programme is based on an exploratory approach to design-based problem setting, elaboration and solving. It emphasises the skill to manage the entire design process from the beginning to the final outcome. An essential part of the education is project-based hands-on learning. In the projects, the students are encouraged to utilise artistic and experimental approaches and find their personal expression and voice as a designer. Career opportunities Career opportunities vary from entrepreneurship to expert tasks in private and public organisations. Graduates work as interior designers in design and architect studios, as independent entrepreneurs, and as in-house designers in industry. They also work as designers, managers, researchers and teachers. The programme prepares its graduates also for doctoral studies. Internationalisation Students are encouraged to apply for international exchange studies or internships. They are also encouraged to participate in international competitions, exhibitions, conferences, and trade fairs. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme in Product and Spatial Design apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The main criteria are competence and suitability. Specifically, the programme seeks students who understand processes and structures, to create personal design solutions both individually and in teams, with personal and artistic insight, ideation skill, and goal-orientation and motivation. Eligible applicants for the programme have earned a Bachelor of Arts or completed equivalent studies. The Master’s Degree Programme in Product and Spatial Design consists of advanced studies, which can be completed in two years. Students are granted admission to the programme through a two-phase process. In the first phase students are evaluated based on the application as a whole, including portfolio, previous studies, CV and letter of motivation. In the second phase, the most suitable applicants are invited for an interview, from which a smaller subset of applicants is offered a study place. Applicants accepted to the programme may be required to take supplementary studies. [-]

Master of Global Music GLOMAS

The Royal Academy of Music - Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium
Campus Full time 4 - 5 semesters September 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master of Global Music (GLOMAS) is a new, innovative and specialized graduate degree programme offered in collaboration between higher education institutions in three Nordic... [+]

Master of Global Music GLOMAS

 

The Master of Global Music (GLOMAS) is a new, innovative and specialized graduate degree programme offered in collaboration between higher education institutions in three Nordic nations. Students will primarily be affiliated with one of the three Glomus founding partner institutions in Denmark, Sweden, or Finland but will also participate in joint courses held at each institution, for which travel and lodging expenses will normally be covered. In most cases, the Master degree programme will take 2 years to complete. In addition to coursework, all students will also conduct fieldwork on a foreign or minority musical culture. Students will be offered opportunities for fieldwork via partner institutions in the Southern hemisphere, particularly Africa and the Middle East.The programme emphasizes development of “bimusical” performance skills, typically within at least two traditions from different parts of the world, as well as studies of topics relevant to the career of a professional musician, including such areas as musical leadership and instructional skills, project management, and applied research. The programme leads to a Master Degree of Music (MMus).The common language of the programme is English.... [-]


Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

The Royal Academy of Music - Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium
Campus Full time 4 - 5 semesters September 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm... [+]

Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

 

The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.The programme leads to the Master of Music Degree (MMus) according to each institution’s specific regulations. When a student is accepted to the programme, he/she will become a student of one of these four institutions, which will be his/her "home institution", and where he/she will also graduate from eventually. The basic structure of the studies will, however, be the same for all the students in the programme and is designed and managed in co-operation with all institutions involved.The programme’s common language is English.You will receive tuition from some of the best known musicians of the Nordic jazz scene. However, the course has no pre-conceived stylistic conventions, and the students on the course have wide-ranging tastes in music, meaning you can focus on your own personal expression.Most importantly, Nomazz is intended for musicians who have reached a high level of performance ability. The applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelors in Music.... [-]