University of Helsinki

Introduction

Over 30 Master’s Degree Programmes in English

The University of Helsinki offers a wide range of Master’s Degree Programmes, taught entirely in English. The scope of our programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed with two years of full-time study. Some programmes are organised by the University of Helsinki along with other Finnish and foreign universities. All programmes comply with the national legislation governing university education and are, therefore, recognised globally.

One of the best multidisciplinary research universities in Europe

The University of Helsinki is one of Europe’s leading universities specialising the area of research. It is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities, which includes such universities as Oxford and Cambridge. The University is internationally renowned for its high quality teaching, research, and innovation. International rankings consistently place the University of Helsinki amongst the 20 best universities in Europe.

The main strength of the University of Helsinki is considered to be scientific research and the teachings which are derived from it, as we believe that teaching is closely linked to research. This is reflected in our philosophy: “all teachers are researchers and all researchers teach.”

Some facts about the University of Helsinki:

•The biggest university in Finland with over 35 000 students

•11 faculties and 4 campuses within the Helsinki area

•Ranked internationally number 72 out of the 15 000 universities according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

•One of the oldest universities in Europe (founded 1640)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in Atmospheric Studies

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

A long tradition of environmental research and protection. Many of the world's leading research groups are located here. [+]

The syllabus of the Master in Atmospheric Studies (ABS) Programme is based on high-quality research. The hosting institutes are coordinating several national and international centres of excellence in research. As a graduate of ABS you gain a solid basis for working with environmental issues and you will be competent in various areas of society. You will obtain the ability to find innovative solutions to complex problems in the field of atmospheric sciences, with its main challenge of climate change. In the University of Helsinki, your major subject will be physics or meteorology. The Master’s degree in the ABS programme offers excellent opportunities for continuing you career in PhD studies. Atmospheric Studies (ABS) is a joint, multidisciplinary programme offered by ten Nordic and Baltic universities. It provides versatile studies in atmospheric sciences covering physical phenomena, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, physical geography, and ecology. ATM.HELSINKI.FI/ABS APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Biology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

A deep understanding, expertise and practical skills ranging from atoms and molecules up to populations and ecosystems. [+]

The Master´s degree in the Biology program is obtained in one of the four major subjects: General Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology and Neurobiology or Plant Biology. The program provides the students with a deep understanding, expertise and practical skills in the selected major subject. Education is provided by the Department of Biosciences located on the Viikki campus that is one of the largest centres of bioscience research and education in Europe. The duration of the studies is two years and the curriculum includes lectures, seminars, research-based practical courses, book exams, and field courses in some major subjects. A central part of the studies is the Master´s Thesis, based on the student’s own research project conducted in a research group. The programme gives the students competence for doctoral studies and skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of future careers within and outside of academic research. GENETICS The Master´s degree studies in genetics provide a profound knowledge and understanding of genetic phenomena and highly developed practical skills to design and conduct genetic and genomic research. The studies offer possibilities to specialize in human genetics, genomics, developmental genetics, genetic bioinformatics or microbial genetics. GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY During the Master’s degree studies our students specialize in medical microbiology, virology or general microbiology according to their own interests. The studies are performed mostly as practical training in research groups in the field of cell and molecular biology of microbes. PLANT BIOLOGY The Master’s degree studies in Plant Biology offer the students the possibility to focus on Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology and Developmental Biology, Plant and Fungal Systematics, or General Plant Biology. The several research groups in the Division of Plant Biology conduct cutting-edge, internationally recognized research in all of those areas. The research and teaching are not geographically restricted, ranging from the Arctic to the Tropics. PHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE The Master´s degree studies in genetics provide students with the knowledge and skills they need for advanced and applied physiology and neuroscience. The students can specialize in neurobiology, general and ecological physiology or developmental biology. HELSINKI.FI/BIO/FACULTY/STUDIES/ APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Biotechnology (MBIOT)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

MBIOT supplies the students with the expertise and skills they need for modern biotechnology research and related employment. Topics in instruction range from the latest developments in recombinant DNA technology to non-technical issues, such as business and bioethics. [+]

MBIOT supplies the students with the expertise and skills they need for modern biotechnology research and related employment. Topics in instruction range from the latest developments in recombinant DNA technology to non-technical issues, such as business and bioethics. MBIOT is organized by the Faculty Agriculture and Forestry and Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences in close co-operation with the Institute of Biotechnology. The state-of the-art scientific research conducted at these units offer exceptional opportunities to pursue studies in an inspiring research-oriented environment while benefiting from modern facilities. The MBIOT programme at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry offers four specialist options: • Animal Biotechnology • Food Biotechnology • Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology • Plant and Forest Biotechnology The MBIOT programme at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences offers one specialist option: • Molecular Biotechnology Graduating with a Master's Degree from MBIOT offers scores of opportunities for a wide variety of careers, both within and outside of research and science. Detailed curriculum of the programme is available here. APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Energy, water, environment, nutrition, health, medicine, materials – welcome to solve the challenges of the future. [+]

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY INORGANIC CHEMISTRY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY POLYMER CHEMISTRY RADIOCHEMISTRY Energy, water, environment, nutrition, health, medicine, materials – welcome to solve the challenges of the future! Chemistry is essential in all breakthroughs for more sustainable living. The Department produces experts who are in great demand in the chemical industry, research and education, but who are also prepared to meet the challenges within environmental research, technical disciplines, medicine, and biosciences. Teaching in the Master’s studies at the Department of Chemistry is based on high-level international research, currently focused on green chemistry, materials and nanochemistry, computational and theoretical chemistry, synthesis, and chemical analysis. The degree programmes are flexible, and students can shape their studies to match their personal academic interests and take advantage of the entire wide scope of teaching (analytical, inorganic, physical, organic, polymer, and radiochemistry). Chemistry students have a unique opportunity to participate in the work of research groups through practical training in the laboratories as well as to develop their academic skills when writing their Master’s thesis under the supervision of noted researchers. Quality assurance is a crucial part of the teaching, and the Master’s degree has been certified with Euromaster® qualification. For students planning an academic career, the Master of Science degree from the Department of Chemistry forms an excellent foundation for PhD studies. The very best Master’s degree graduates will often be recruited as PhD students at the Department. HELSINKI.FI/FACULTYOFSCIENCE/STUDIES/APPLY_CHEMISTRY APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Studies cover both practical skills necessary for your future career as well as the theoretical aspects of the field. [+]

All programmes within the Computer Science are strongly research-based and especially suitable for research-oriented MSc students. Graduates of these programmes are employed as technical specialists or scientists and they often continue their studies towards a PhD degree. The Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki is a world leader in algorithm and machine learning research. It also has long traditions in world-class bioinformatics research. The department is renowned for the research and development on Linux, mobile Linux, and wireless communications and systems. It is highly visible on international standardization forums and organizations and has many globally renowned research partners. The Department of Computer Science has excellent collaboration networks involving universities, research institutes, and industry, in Finland and abroad. It is a key academic contributor to the success of Finnish industry in the telecommunication field. The academic expertise accentuated by these programmes guarantees you a great opportunity to become a real IT professional. ALGORITHMIC BIOINFORMATICS The programme educates experts who can turn biological questions into appropriate computational data analysis challenges. As a student of this programme, you get a view of current hot-topics in molecular biology and learn general principles and methods for formulating and solving computational problems. In addition to the core methodological studies in algorithms and machine learning, particularly for biological data, you are encouraged to get experience and take courses in molecular biology and related areas. ALGORITHMS, DATA ANALYTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING As a student of this programme, you have a chance of getting a comprehensive view of computationally efficient algorithmic techniques needed in processing large volumes of data and learning from the data. The topics include machine learning, data mining, probabilistic models, information-theoretic modelling, string algorithms, and approximation algorithms. The successful completion of the programme requires solid skills in mathematics and statistics. NETWORKING AND SERVICES The programme educates experts on software architectures and systems for the Internet, mobile services and applications, interactive systems, mobile security and privacy, and on global service ecosystems. As a student of this programme, you learn to design, assess and develop complex systems. The topics of study include algorithms and protocols; communication, service and information networking architectures; trust, security and privacy; mobile networking; as well as collaborative and interoperable computing. HELSINKI.FI/FACULTYOFSCIENCE/STUDIES/APPLY_CS APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Democracy and Global Transformations (DGT)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Democracy and Global Transformations is a two-year research-oriented programme designed to provide the graduate students with a profound understanding of theory and practice of democracy in global, national, and local contexts. [+]

Democracy and Global Transformations is a two-year research-oriented programme designed to provide the graduate students with a profound understanding of theory and practice of democracy in global, national, and local contexts. The programme has a common core, but students apply to and are accepted for either the Politics or World Politics study track. The Politics track focuses on the transformations of national political systems while The World Politics track studies the different contexts in global perspectives. The study of global contexts examines the possibilities and limits of global and cosmopolitan democracy. Examples include the democratization of multilateral institutions and the creation of new regulatory institutions. Other important actors are corporations and transnational social movements. The study of national contexts focuses on the comparative study of politics in different national political systems and on the challenges to territorially based political organizations in the age of globalizations. The study of local contexts examines the possibilities for local democracy and the relationship between local social movements, state politics as well as international organizations. HELSINKI.FI/DEMOCRACY APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Professional training for economists, including both theoretical and applied training. [+]

The HECER Master´s Programme in Economics is a full-time, two-year integrated graduate programme offered by the Department of Political and Economic Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and created in cooperation with the Department of Economics of the Aalto University School of Economics. The programme is organized according to best international practices, and it is easily comparable to the foremost European Master’s programmes in economics. The HECER Master’s Programme provides professional education for economists, including both theoretical studies and applied training. In addition, students acquire a solid foundation for doctoral studies. Research at the Department of Political and Economic Studies is of high international standard. This is indicated by a large number of articles published in the leading international scientific journals and by the extensive collaborative relations with universities outside of Finland. Economics graduates are employed in research institutes, in various international organizations, in business enterprises, in banks, and in state institutions. The degree gives sound expertise to qualify for top jobs in Finnish and international companies as well as in the public sector. Moreover, Economics graduates have excellent opportunities to continue their research career towards a doctoral degree at Finnish or foreign universities. HELSINKI.FI/ECON APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Economy, State and Society

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

With reference to Central and Eastern Europe, IMESS is a graduate programme offered by f leading European universities. [+]

Master in Economy, State and Society

All IMESS students enrol onto one of three disciplinary study tracks, spending the first year of the programme at UCL and the second in one of the top Central and Eastern European universities. After successfully completing both years of study, the students will be awarded a double degree. 

In addition to an unrivalled quantity and range of specialist elective modules each IMESS track combines: a shared interdisciplinary course, training in research methods, opportunities for language training and an extended (25,000 words) research dissertation.

This makes for a truly unique and exciting double degree programme

Why do IMESS?... [-]


Master in Environment and Natural Resources (MENVI)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Aims to educate environmental experts with outstanding scientific skills and provide excellent career opportunities. [+]

The MENVI programme aims to educate environmental experts with a solid foundation in scientific knowledge. Environmental experts are increasingly needed to meet the challenges related to the environmental impacts of agriculture and food production, polluted soils, water quality, biodiversity decline, and other environmental issues. The overall goal is the sustainable use of our natural resources. MENVI is organised by the Department of Food and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Agricultural Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The programme offers four specialization option: Agroecology advances sustainable development in agriculture and food systems, with a focus on ecological sustainability. Environmental Engineering focuses on interactions between agricultural production and the environment, and the methods for measuring and modelling them. Environmental Soil Science focuses on processes and phenomena occurring in soil and sediment. Microbiology is a multidisciplinary science on the biology of microbes. The research- and problem-based education provides the student with an excellent basis for a career in environmental agencies, international development organizations, related industries, consultancy groups, non-governmental organizations, and, naturally, in research. HELSINKI.FI/MENVI APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity and Integration (ERI)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Dealing with issues related of ethnic relations constitutes one of the most essential challenges at the beginning of the 21st century. [+]

In a European perspective, dealing with issues related to the field of ethnic relations constitutes one of the most essential institutional challenges today. ERI offers valuable expertise needed when dealing with challenges that culturally diverse societies and their institutions are facing. ERI offers three major subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology Social Psychology Sociology Founded on these disciplines, ERI aims at giving the students a common background for analyzing intergroup phenomena as well as the consequences of migration and their implications on social relations and political processes. A particular strength of ERI is that it offers the students an opportunity to work with the experts at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN). ERI graduates find employment in education, administration, planning, research, or communication. One of the goals of ERI is to prepare the students for a continuing academic career as well. ERI is organized through cooperation between the Swedish School of Social Science and the Department of Social Research. “ERI was a true kick-off for my academic career” Ruta Kazlauskaite, Lithuania “Based on my experience, the level of teaching corresponds to its international reputation, the standards are quite high” Allyana Thomas, USA HELSINKI.FI/ERI APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in European Studies (MES)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

An interdisciplinary specialization programme offers graduates with a profound understanding of Europe in all of its diversity. [+]

Are you keen on exploring the phenomenon Europe? Do you cherish a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere? If your answer is yes, this is the programme for you. The Master in European Studies programme is designed to give you a profound understanding of Europe in all of its historical, political and cultural diversity. You can choose your major from the study track below: History (Major subjects: Political, Economic and Social, or General History) Political Science (Major subjects: Politics, or Administration and Organisations) Area and Cultural Studies (Specialization tracks: European Studies, Nordic Studies, or East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies) Studies in the major subject start directly from the Master’s level, so you are expected to have a solid background on the track you choose. Besides advanced level studies in the major subject, the degree structure also includes modules that will introduce you to how European issues are studied in other disciplines. The degree structure gives you remarkable possibilities to specialize in the topics that interest you the most. The units responsible for the programme are rated among the best in Europe and beyond, thus guaranteeing the students the high quality research-based teaching and supervision. HELSINKI.FI/MES APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Food Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Educates international experts with outstanding scientific skills for research and development in the area of food sciences. [+]

The objective of the Master’s Programme in Food Sciences is to educate international experts with outstanding scientific skills for research and development in the area of food sciences. The Department of Food and Environmental Sciences organizes the programme. The programme is located on the Viikki Campus, one of the largest concentrations of biosciences in the world. Finnish food research benefits from a long tradition of food development having resulted, for example, in production of functional food ingredients such as stanol esters and probiotics. The food research at the University of Helsinki has been rated to the very top of its field. The major subject studies include core studies in Food Science (Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Technology and Nutritional Science) and a choice of elective specialization option: Food Safety or Food Bioprocessing. Teaching is carried out in collaboration with other national higher education institutions and food industry. The programme provides the student with an excellent basis for a career in food industry and trade as well as food safety authorities. Needless to say, MScFood is also a fine launching pad for a research career. Food safety The research in Food Safety, with regard to chemical aspects, has been on various aspects regarding fat and water soluble vitamins, lipids and plant flavonoids and phenolic acids. Developing and optimizing analytical methods for accurate analysis for both beneficial and possibly harmful compounds in foods is enabled with the use of modern instrumentation of the food chemistry laboratory. The research concerning the microbiological Food Safety is focused on lactic acid bacteria as well as microbial contaminants regarding food and packaging materials. Food bioprocessing Food Bioprocessing develops and improves the processing methods of raw materials, with an overall goal of providing consumers with safe and healthy products. The studies not only explain the physical, chemical and biological changes occurring in food materials during processing and storage but also focus on the sensory properties and the effect of manufacturing and processing equipment on the end products. HELSINKI.FI/MSCFOOD APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Forest Sciences and Business

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Aims to promote the sustainable use of forest resources and human well-being through education based on scientific research. [+]

The Master’s programme in Forest Sciences and Business (MScFB) aims at educating students to become professionals with versatile skills and expertise applicable to national and international forest sectors. Forest sciences as an applied discipline is founded on biology, ecology, geography, chemistry, physics as well as economics and social sciences. The programme is designed to allow the students to gain a broad knowledge base, to specialize in their own field, to think independently and critically, and to develop problem solving skills. The MScFB programme is run by the Department of Forest Sciences with its internationally recognised strong teaching and research base. The two majors available are Forest Ecology and Management, and Forest Economics and Marketing. Students will acquire the essential scientific expertise and professional skills for doctoral studies and for working in the increasingly challenging and global forestry sector. In a world of climate change and mounting pressure on the environment, natural resources and society, an increasing need exists for qualified professionals to guide the sustainable use of forest resources. MScFB graduates are working across the forestry and natural resources sectors as experts, managers, and decision-makers in international and domestic companies, municipal and state administration, and research. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT The topics of specialization in Forest ecology and management are Forest and peatland ecosystems’ function and production, Forest and peatland ecosystems’ management and restoration, Forest entomology and wildlife management, Forest pathology and mycology, Forest resource management, Forest technology and logistics and Wood technology. FOREST ECONOMICS AND MARKETING Students of Forest economics and marketing can specialize in Forest products marketing and management, Business economics of forestry and in Forest resource and environmental economics. HELSINKI.FI/MSCFB APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Geography and Geology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Learn a multidisciplinary approach to research, honoring both natural and social sciences. [+]

At the Department of Geosciences and Geography, you will learn a multidisciplinary approach to research, honoring both natural and social sciences. Because the lecturers are active researchers, teaching is based on the latest research findings. As a geosciences and geography student, you will benefit from the departments excellent research facilities, since the department maintains up-to-date laboratories, a monitoring station network, and a research station. In addition to these facilities, the research activities are based on broad cooperation within national and international research and monitoring networks. DEVELOPMENT GEOGRAPHY The programme offers studies seeking to provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage with many defining social and environmental issues of our time ─ from global issues such as climate change , migration, and population increase to the local challenges of regional conflicts, forest degradation, and exclusion within Finnish cities. In Development geography, it is the main issue focus on the poorest countries of the world, most of which are situated in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The aim of research is to produce new scientific knowledge on developing countries, their development problems and solving, modes of livelihoods and survival strategies, the sustainability of environment as well as culture with the emphasis of socio-economic development in a regional context. Development geography makes good use of the problem-oriented, interdisciplinary and multicultural fields of science, with its regional approach. Globalization can be perceived as the mutual interplay of global and local approaches within the methodology of Participatory Learning Approach and Geographic Information System GIS. PALAEOBIOLOGY AND PALAEOECOLOGY Studies focus on understanding the nature and interplay of the evolutionary, ecological, and physical environmental forces that have shaped the history of life on geological timescales. Within the division of geology, researchers address many aspects of paleobiology and paleoecology, specializing in the continental plants and animals of especially the last 25 million years and the environmental changes of the last millennia. In the field of palaeontology, research is focused on fossil mammals and their environments, and is done with international collaboration. An international database on of fossil mammals is being coordinated by the Division. Teaching is largely formed by seminars with various subjects that range from central questions in palaeobiology and palaeoecology to current topics as well as courses and lectures by visiting scientists. Field work in China, Turkey, and Iran plays a large part in the programme, allowing students to participate in international multidisciplinary research at an early stage. Studies seek to introduce students to the scientific basics of the field and train them in elementary methods, e.g. sampling in the field, working in the laboratory, and the stages in analysis. The teaching and research are very closely knit in palaeobiology and palaeontology. HELSINKI.FI/FACULTYOFSCIENCE/STUDIES/APPLY_GEO APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Intercultural Encounters (ICE)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Understanding about the effect culture has on everyday communication and encounters. [+]

Today, cultural awareness has become an essential part of being a true professional. The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) addresses this need by providing students with up-to-date academic research and a multicultural study environment. Consisting of four major fields of study, the ICE offers a multidisciplinary approach to intercultural issues. Study of Religions increases understanding of the various roles religion plays in society, in political debate as well as in peoples’ everyday lives. Social Psychology examines processes behind the formation of cultural and social identity. Other topics of interest include, for example, the relationships between various social groups, ethnicity, stereotypes, racism and adaptation. Speech Communication observes practical intercultural communication situations and processes as well as cultural beliefs and values present and produced in communication. Area and Cultural Studies, offered by the Department of World Cultures, provide students with the regional, cultural, and socio-political contexts in which intercultural encounters emerge. HELSINKI.FI/INTERCULTURALENCOUNTERS APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Campus Full time August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Teaching is based on the most recent research. You will study in a welcoming and informal yet research-intensive atmosphere. [+]

MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS As the lecturers are active and internationally recognized researchers, teaching is based on the most recent research. You will study in a welcoming and informal yet research-intensive atmosphere. The degree programmes are flexible and you can match the studies to your academic interests. While writing your Master’s thesis during the final year of your study, you will have an excellent opportunity to participate in current research projects running at the department. A Master of Science degree at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics forms a solid foundation for PhD studies. APPLIED ANALYSIS Applied analysis largely focuses on inverse problems (theoretical and computational), having important applications and implementations in interpreting the data obtained from various measurements in science and engineering. Industrial mathematics is an important application area. BIOMATHEMATICS Biomathematics focuses on modeling ecological and evolutionary processes by a variety of approaches, most importantly ordinary and partial differential equations, integral equations, stochastic processes, adaptive dynamics, and game theory. MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS Mathematical analysis has deep traditions in Helsinki. During recent years, the most celebrated results have been obtained in nonlinear potential theory, nonlinear partial differential equations, conformal geometry and quasiregular mappings. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC Mathematical logic focuses on set theory, set-theoretic model theory, model theory, finite model theory, dependence and independence logic, second order logic, philosophical logic, as well as the history of logic and foundations and philosophy of mathematics. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical physics concentrates on mathematical understanding of quantum field theory and statistical mechanics. In those fields, powerful new methods were developed around the concepts of renormalization and universality. These concepts subsequently entered many areas of physics and mathematics, such as the theory of dynamical systems and “chaos”. HELSINKI.FI/FACULTYOFSCIENCE/STUDIES/APPLY_MATH_STAT APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Media and Global Communication (MGC)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Prepares you for a wide range of media careers and gives an in-depth understanding of today's media landscape. [+]

The International Master’s Programme in Media and Global Communication (MGC) is offered by the Department of Social Research / Media and Communication Studies at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. The programme is supported by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. The MGC programme is designed to give you an understanding of the theories of media, globalization, and communication. You will learn the analytical approaches and methods of undertaking empirical research with a focus on media structures, policies, new communication technologies as well as journalistic practices in a global context. You will be trained fully in English to become a media professional and to understand and analyze the new challenges globalization presents to media industries and to journalism. The expert teaching staff of MGC will train and tutor you in a high standard learning environment. The programme accepts both Finnish and international students who have gained a Bachelor’s degree in media and communication studies. The graduates of the programme will be awarded a Master of Social Sciences degree in communication with a specialisation in Media and Global Communication. HELSINKI.FI/GLOBALMEDIA APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Molecular Biosciences

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Programme provides state-of-the art Master´s Level studies in Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Molecular Biosciences provides state-of-the art Master´s Level studies in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Microbiology on the Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki. The Master´s Degree consists of two years of studies, including extensive research-oriented training and a Master’s Thesis, based on the students own research project conducted in a research group. The studies give the students competence for doctoral studies and skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of future careers within and outside of academic research. BIOCHEMISTRY The Master’s degree in biochemistry is obtained in one of the following specialization tracks: general biochemistry, health biosciences, and research. The curriculum develops wide expertise in biochemical sciences and in molecular cell biology. GENETICS The Master´s degree studies in genetics provide a profound knowledge and understanding of genetic phenomenon and highly developed practical skills to design and conduct genetic and genomic research. The studies offer possibilities to specialize in human genetics, genomics, developmental genetics, genetic bioinformatics or microbial genetics. GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY During the Master’s degree studies our students specialize in medical microbiology, virology or general microbiology according to their own interests. The studies are performed mostly as practical training in research groups in the field of cell and molecular biology of microbes. HELSINKI.FI/BIO/FACULTY/STUDIES APPLICATION PERIOD AND APPLICATION FORM The application period for International Master's Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes, see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/how-to-apply/masters-studies. [-]

Master in Neuroscience (MNEURO)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The International Master’s Degree Programme in Neuroscience (MNEURO) provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for modern advanced and applied neuroscience research. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Neuroscience (MNEURO) provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for advanced and applied neuroscience research. The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Neuroscience Center organize the programme. The goal in basic neuroscience research is to understand how the nerve cells function and form complex neuronal networks capable of delicate information processing. This information in turn is vital in the search for the treatments of various diseases of the nervous system e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, parkinsonism, epilepsies and schizophrenia. Modern neuroscience is a multidisciplinary field using tools ranging from molecular biological techniques to whole-brain imaging and behavioural studies. Studies in MNEURO include advanced practical courses, lecture series and seminars in molecular and cellular neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, nervous system disorders, translational neuroscience and cognitive and systems neuroscience. MNEURO integrates current research with undergraduate and graduate courses. The programme offers a special opportunity for qualified students aiming to pursue a career in neuroscience. HELSINKI.FI/NEURO APPLICATION PERIOD AND APPLICATION FORM The application period for International Master's Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes, see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/how-to-apply/masters-studies. [-]

Master in Physical Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Strongly linked to the most recent research data, produced by the department’s world-class research groups closely involved in international cooperation. [+]

The goal of the Master’s Programme in Physical Sciences is to give the students outstanding skills needed in doctoral studies and in many other careers in physical sciences and related fields. The teaching is organized by the Department of Physics of the University of Helsinki. The programme offers a degree in four specialization options: physics, theoretical physics, astronomy, and meteorology. The degree consists of two years of studies, including research-based advanced courses and seminars, and writing a Master’s thesis. In addition to possessing excellent skills in their own field, our graduates are problem solvers with versatile skills in mathematical, computational and experimental methods. They are in great demand in society and in the private sector as project leaders and experts, for example, as well as in universities and research institutes conducting basic and applied research and education. PHYSICS The Master’s degree in physics is obtained in one of the following specialization lines: aerosol and environmental physics, space physics, electronics and industrial applications, particle and nuclear physics (including also cosmology), computational physics, and material and nanophysics. THEORETICAL PHYSICS The topics of specialization in theoretical physics are particle physics, cosmology, space physics and material and computational physics. The studies provide the students with a deep understanding of physical processes and theories and versatile skills in mathematical and numerical methods. ASTRONOMY The student of astronomy can specialize in observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics or experimental astrophysics. The curriculum offers courses in Solar System and extrasolar planetary systems, interstellar medium and star formation, stellar magnetic activity, high-energy astrophysics, galaxy groups and clusters, and cosmology. METEOROLOGY Together with the Finnish Meteorological Institute at the same campus, the department of Physics forms a leading international centre in atmospheric science, allowing master students to choose specialization between dynamical meteorology, remote sensing, and micrometeorology or chemical meteorology. HELSINKI.FI/FACULTYOFSCIENCE/STUDIES/APPLY_PHYSICS APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Plant Production Science (MScPPS)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Advanced understanding of the principles of sustainable plant production. [+]

MScPPS gives the students an advanced understanding of the principles of sustainable plant production in the rapidly changing challenges in the food and agricultural sector. The focus of MScPPS studies ranges from molecular and cell biology to agroecology and food production systems. MScPPS is organized by the Department of Agricultural Sciences in close co-operation with the Nordic NOVA University Network, research institutes, and the related industry. The outstanding quality and international impact of the research guarantees an innovative studying environment and assures up-to-date, high-quality teaching. MScPPS offers five specialist options: Agroecology, Crop Science, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, and Plant Pathology. MScPPS is designed for students with a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural, horticultural, or biological sciences. The acquired academic expertise in MScPPS qualifies you for a broad range of employment opportunities in the public and private sector – both in Finland and abroad. The goal of the programme is to educate experts capable of working as academic researchers, teachers, administrative officials as well as agricultural advisers. HELSINKI.FI/MSCPPS APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Religion, Conflict and Dialogue (RCD)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

What is the “religion” that is linked to conflicts and their resolution? How does this “religion” explain, create and sustain conflicts? How does it offer means of preventing or easing conflicts? [+]

What is the “religion” that is linked to conflicts and their resolution? How does this “religion” explain, create and sustain conflicts? How does it offer means of preventing or easing conflicts? These questions lie at the centre of the International Master’s programme in Religion, Conflict and Dialogue. The RCD programme discusses the many dimensions of religions, conflicts and dialogue through theory and practice. At the very beginning of the programme, each student will identify a particular conflict situation, ongoing or past, in which religion has presumably played a role. Throughout the studies the student will regularly present his/her research in a variety of formats. Applied studies introduce students to the process of converting theoretical knowledge into the practical know-how and skills required in working life. RCD studies are taught and lead by the teachers of the Faculty of Theology as well as external expert lecturers in cooperation with actors from the field of peace mediation and different humanitarian aid and development cooperation organizations. The RCD programme is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in positions demanding expertise in the areas of conflict analysis, reconciliation processes, dialogue promotion, theology and religion. RCD qualifies also for further innovative scholarly work, e.g. PhD programmes. HELSINKI.FI/RCD APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Religious Roots of Europe

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Exposes students to traditions, formative processes and mutual interaction in the ancient world of three religions at the root of European culture and history: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. [+]

How were Judaism, Christianity and Islam formed? How did these three religions and their interaction shape the emerging European culture and society? These are pivotal questions addressed in the International Nordic Master’s programme in The Religious Roots of Europe. RRE exposes students to traditions, formative processes and mutual interaction in the ancient world of the three most influential religions at the root of European culture and history: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Lines are also drawn to the modern interaction between these religions. No other religious studies programme has this focus and angle. RRE studies three religions using comparative perspectives including approaches e.g. historical, philological, social scientific, feminist and literary. The studies will be organized through in-person courses, tutorials and face-to-face compact seminars with e-learning courses harnessing the strengths of six Nordic universities: Aarhus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lund and Oslo. The student feedback tells that the collaboration is the strength and the success in RRE. Furthermore, the international, open study environment and the highly regarded teachers have resulted in almost non-existent drop-out rate from the programme. The students are based on one of the six universities and follow e-learning courses at one or more of the five other universities. The graduates of the programme are able to pursue a number of different career paths where theological, religious and cultural expertise is needed. The expertise in religions is increasingly valued in various functions in companies, organisations and in society in general. RRE qualifies also for further innovative scholarly work, e.g. PhD programmes. HELSINKI.FI/RRE APPLICATION PERIOD AND APPLICATION FORM The application period for International Master's Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes, see https://university.helsinki.fi/en/studying/how-to-apply/masters-studies. [-]

Master in Social Sciences (by Research)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Provides the students with contemporary research methods and knowledge on theories in sociology, social psychology or policy. [+]

The Research Master’s Programme in Social Sciences (REMS) provides the students with profound skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as knowledge on classical and contemporary theories in social sciences. The objective is to prepare students for the role of social science professionals who can acquire and analyze information on social phenomena, and adapt and utilize that information in different tasks. The programme offers three major subjects options: Social and Public Policy, specializing Urban Studies Social Psychology Sociology Upon the successful completion of the programme,the graduates are awarded a Master of Social Sciences degree (MSocSc) in their major subject. Graduates of the programme find employment in research and development institutions in both the private as well as the public sector and in the units of governmental administration. They have also excellent opportunities to continue their academic career towards a doctoral (PhD) degree. REMS is organized by the Department of Social Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The students benefit from the broad pool of staff’s interests that translate into specialist courses on the latest issues in social science research. HELSINKI.FI/REMS APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

Master in Statistics

Campus Full time August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Research looks into the future. Although invisible, mathematics offers innumerable interesting challenges to be solved. [+]

Teaching is based on the most recent research, using mathematical background, needed in statistics, and forms a solid basis for PhD studies. Teaching and research is based both classical statistics and Bayesian approaches. BIOMETRY AND BIOINFORMATICS Biometry and bioinformatics constitute quantitative methodologies for life sciences, covering a wide spectrum of topics ranging from problems at the molecular level to populations and evolution, the gene mapping and epidemiology of complex diseases,systems and molecular biology and phylogenetics. TIME SERIES ANALYSIS AND ECONOMETRICS Time series analysis and econometrics focus on the theoretical and applied aspects of nonlinear and nonstationary trending time series, both univariate and multivariate. Economics is an important, but not the only, application area of interest. HELSINKI.FI/FACULTYOFSCIENCE/ STUDIES/APPLY_MATH_STAT APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Studyinfo.fi. Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]

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