University of Turku

Introduction

The University of Turku (UTU) is an international research university located in Southwest Finland in the Student city of Turku. We are an active academic community of nearly 24,000 students and employees with over 100 nationalities.

Our aim and ambition is to provide students with innovative problem solving skills and a high-standard, multidisciplinary education based on the latest research.

The University of Turku is the most international university in Finland (THE Ranking 2016) offering study and research opportunities in seven faculties and seven special units and interdisciplinary centres – expertise ranking from humanities to natural sciences.

Our teaching staff is determined to develop the students' skills for working life, as well as new study environments and methods. The graduates of UTU are creative experts and future visionaries who reach beyond the traditional discipline borders.

Thanks to our outstanding services, compact campus and active student life, international students feel at home and safe from the very beginning of their stay.

10 Best reasons to choose UTU

  • UTU is the most international university in Finland
  • Master Degree and Doctoral Programmes based on our strengths in research
  • Future career prospects
  • Generous scholarships available for talented students
  • Professors and lecturers that challenge you to learn
  • Personal support and services throughout your studies
  • Excellent facilities and learning environments
  • Wide selection of optional and minor studies
  • Active student life and versatile activities
  • Compact campus where all is near

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University Rankings: UTU among the Best 1 %

Expertise found in Turku has also been noticed worldwide. Success in international university rankings and the multiple recognitions and awards are great examples. Of the over 20,000 universities in the world, the University of Turku is among the top one percent.

In nine subjects, including e.g. Medicine, Biological Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing, the University of Turku ranks among the 200 best in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). 4,226 universities in 42 subject areas were evaluated, and the ranking was based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Welcome to the Student City of Turku

The University Campus in Turku is located near the city centre. With a bike or on foot you can easily move from one place – and time – to another. In 1640 the first university students in Finland began their studies right here in Turku. Today, on the same campus, future innovations and technologies are developed and Turku is a genuine student city with over 40,000 university students.

Reasonable living costs with many housing options, full-scale public and private services, vivid cultural life and a variety of outdoor recreation possibilities by the surrounding Archipelago Sea guarantee that Turku offers the best location and the best quality of life for your Master’s studies.

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Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. [+]

http://masters.utu.fi/ Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies Get advanced and interdisciplinary training in the field of gender studies! The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. You will gain competence on gender policies and politics, and acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, production of power and knowledge. This Programme is a great choice especially for students who wish to pursue a career in research, politics, equal opportunities policies and human rights institutions. Also, organisations in private and public sector as well as non-governmental organisations and civil society are possible career paths. The Programme is organised in co-operation with the University of Tampere. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience The multidisciplinary Master’s degree in gender studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies. The Programme is aimed at both Finnish and international students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. It is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between social sciences and arts and humanities. You will get to address the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. The curriculum incorporates local, cross-cultural and transnational emphases. It will encourage you to develop innovative, intersectional and interdisciplinary ways of expanding knowledge about gender and sexuality in global, local and historical contexts. The degree engages the wide-ranging and multidisciplinary perspectives associated with gender studies: feminist studies queer studies transgender studies sexuality studies race and ethnicity studies disability studies area and global studies cultural studies postcolonial and transnational studies The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies will give you competence on gender policies and politics. You will also acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, and the production of power and knowledge. These competences include the use of gender as an analytic category and a critical perspective on crucial questions within science, politics, art and culture, and social issues. Joint programme The scope and extent of this Programme is unique. As a joint degree co-operation of two universities, the University of Turku and the University of Tampere, it combines two special research and teaching profiles of gender studies. This guarantees a wide, interdisciplinary expertise. At the University of Turku, the Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is organised in the Faculty of Humanities. Students also have the possibility to benefit from many other courses offered by the other programmes within the University. The main research areas are: academic feminism research on affects new materialism trans studies At the University of Tampere, the Programme is a part of the Global Society framework of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Within this framework, students have the possibility to benefit from many other courses offered by other programmes. In addition, a network of gender researchers organises regular research seminars. The key research and teaching themes are gender and embodiment gendering practices in changing society the local and global orders of knowledge production on gender, nature and environment ecological choices in everyday life; lesbian and queer studies new materialism affective inequalities in intimate relationships Master's thesis & topics In the Master’s thesis the student must prove their ability to do scientific work and manage research methods, knowledge of the research field, and skill of scientific writing. Examples of thesis topics are: Transforming bodies, wandering desires: intra-actions of gender and sexuality in non-heterosexual transgender embodiment Feminist Gerontology: A study on the gender of aging women Child’s Play: A gender-aware perspective on nursery school life CAREER OPTIONS Competence description Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies will provide you with a high-quality and extensive expertise on issues related to gender, sexuality, gender equality and equal opportunities in society. In the Programme, you learn: to analyse how gender and sexuality organise social structures, cultural practices, human interaction and people’s identities to apply feminist conceptualisations and research approaches to formulate relevant research problems to promote gender equality and human rights in various kinds of jobs and tasks to generate new knowledge and to work for gendered and sexualised equality in society skills for critically examining power relations in connection to marginalised or oppressed groups You acquire the following practical skills: collecting and using various kinds of research data presenting your analysis textually and orally in a scientific way justifying your analytical choices analytical thinking and problem solving skills written and oral communication skills collaborative work skills and organisational skills Job options This Programme is a great option especially for students who wish to pursue a career in national and international research national and international politics equal opportunities policies human rights institutions and organisations in private and public sectors as well as in non-governmental organisations and civil society arts, writing and media careers Graduates’ knowledge of power relations and social justice issues prepares them for government and jurisprudence positions. Due to the interdisciplinarity of the Programme, the graduates will be well prepared for research career. Working life connections are realised by inviting visiting lecturers to the courses, for example, from Finnish, Nordic and European governmental and non-governmental organisations. Students will also be encouraged to complete an internship during the Programme. The internship is optional but can be included in the degree. Career in research You will be closely integrated into on-going research in the area. The Programme provides eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Applying students must provide a completed university level Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of gender studies. The decision for admission will be based on: the relevance of the applicant’s previous degree(s) the amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) relevant work experience other merits and qualifications language test result (see Language requirements) motivation letter expressing the motivation to study specifically in this programme Language Requirements The applicants are required to have a very good knowledge of English. Additional knowledge of at least one language of the region is advantageous. Applicants are required to prove their knowledge of English in one of the following ways accepted by the Faculty of Humanities: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in an English language programme in EU/EEA countries including studies in English language One of the following language tests. In the University of Turku, the minimum scores to be approved are: TOEFL: 575 points from the paper-based test, 92 points from the internet-based test, no individual scores below 20 (i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) IELTS Academic: the minimum overall band score is 6.5 and no individual scores below 6.0 (i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) The Pearson Test of English Academic, PTE Academic, minimum score 62, and no subtest score under 54 (i.e. Communication Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) The Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): pass grades A, B or C The Certificate In Advanced English (CAE): pass grades A, B or C The test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in English set by the Finnish National Board of Education: minimum score 5 for each part No other language tests or statements of the applicant’s language skills will be accepted. Language tests taken more than two years prior to application deadline will not be accepted. When filling out the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University Admissions Finland’s Institution Code 3138 in the Score Report Recipient field. Score slips or their copies provided by applicants are not accepted. For other tests, please address the test results to University Admissions Finland. An applicant’s copy of the score is also acceptable, as long as it is verifiable from the test organisers. Test scores sent as attachments to an e-mail message are not acceptable. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period for the Programme is biennially around the turn of the year. The studies start in the following August-September. There is only one intake every two years and studies can be started only in the following autumn. The application period for for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Student selection is made on the basis of application documents; there is no entrance exam. Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying. Make sure that you fulfil both the admission and language requirements before applying. Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies, University of Turku. STEP 1. Fill in the online application form. The online application is open only during the application period, so make sure you will finish your application before 13 January 2016 at 15:00:00 (Local time in Finland, GTM+2). When filling in the application form, be prepared to: write a motivation letter describe the grading scale used at your institution at the time of your studies. The grading scale must include all the grades and marks appearing on your transcript of records and their relation to each other. You should also provide a link to an official website where this information can be verified. (In many cases this information is already included in the transcript of records.) STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: An officially certified copy of the original degree certificate in the original language Diploma Supplement from European institutions of higher education An officially certified copy of the English translation of the degree certificate An officially certified original transcript of study records (in the original language) and a translation in English Certificate of English language skills (see Language requirements) Please see the country specific requirements for certifying the copies and submitting the documents. Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki FINLAND Applications arriving after the application deadline are not considered. Postmark dates on the applications will not be taken into account; the applications must arrive at the University Admissions Finland before the above deadline. In addition to submitting officially attested copies of educational certificates, the admitted applicant will have to show their original educational documents (degree certificate and transcript of study records) at the Faculty of Humanities in order to be able to register with the University after arrival in Finland. Additional information The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is a co-operation between the University of Turku and the University of Tampere. An applicant is allowed to apply to both or either of the universities within the Programme. If an applicant applies to both universities, the applicant’s preference for home university must be indicated in the application form. Biennially, 5 students are admitted to the Programme in the University of Turku. All students are required to start at the beginning of the autumn term, and there is no separate admission for the spring term. Because of the limited admission quota, possession of the degree requirements does not guarantee admission. Only those applicants who have attained a high level of academic performance in their previous studies will be admitted. Students graduating after the application deadline may apply on the condition that the following attachements are submitted: a temporary (provisional) degree certificate issued by the educational institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree (the student has graduated), OR a statement of the institution that the degree will be completed by the given date (July 15), and a transcript of studies a translation of the document in English In case of admittance, an official and certified copy of the degree certificate or a temporary (provisional) degree certificate issued by the institution must be received by the Faculty of Humanities by 15 July 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland). Address: Faculty of Humanities, FI – 20014 University of Turku Finland, (Visiting address: Koskenniemenkatu 4). The general and country specific requirements concerning the way of certifying and submitting the documents must be followed also after the expiry of the application period. In general, the application documents required as officially certified copies must bear the official stamp and signature of an authorised university official from the degree awarding institution or a notary public. All translations must be made by an authorised translator. If copies of translations are submitted, those must also be officially certified. The following document is optional and does not affect the application in any way. It is simply asked for identification purposes when handling the applicant’s documents, which sometimes contain the applicant’s name in different forms: Copy of information page of the passport or identification card containing the applicant’s name, date of birth and photo. During the application round, a secondary/high school certificate may be requested from the applicant, if this is necessary for determining the length of the applicant’s previous education (this concerns degrees from a minority of countries). An applicant should enroll to a language test early enough, e.g., 1-2 months before a test day. This is important because the test results are needed at the end of the application period and tests might be full for a late applicant. Application documents will not be returned to the applicant nor is it possible to apply with the same submitted documents in later application periods. Applications sent by e-mail or fax are not accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

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Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies. It provides the students with strong knowledge either in cellular biology, anatomy and physiology or biophysics, depending on the area of specialization. Students will work in highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies. It provides the students with strong knowledge either in cellular biology, anatomy and physiology or biophysics, depending on the area of specialization. Students will work in highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many different areas in cell biology and biomedicine. Graduating MScs will have possibilities to continue as postgraduate students to pursue career as scientist, join industry or science administration, and work in an imaging core facility or in a hospital research laboratory. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Academic excellence & experience Master’s degree programme in Biomedical Imaging has been assembled on the true imaging strongholds of Turku universities. Turku is especially known for its PET Centre, and the development of super-resolution microscopy. Winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Stefan Hell did his original discoveries on STED microscopy at the University of Turku. Turku is also a leader of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure network which provides imaging services for European researchers. Turku has a unique, compact campus area, where two universities and university hospital operate to create interdisciplinary and innovative study and research environment. Research facilities include a wide array of state-of-the-art imaging technologies ranging from atomic level molecular and cellular imaging to whole animal imaging, clinical imaging and image analysis. Teaching in bioimaging is highly research oriented, and the curriculum consists of tailored courses to train future imaging experts. Biomedical Sciences at Turku Universities Turku has longstanding research traditions in the field of biomedicine. Especially the areas of drug discovery, diagnostics, and biological and medical imaging represent the spearhead expertise of University of Turku. Biomedical Imaging programme is part of the larger ensemble of MSc programmes in Biomedical Sciences. The close collaboration of three biomedical programmes forms a unique educational combination of biomedical sciences in Finland and worldwide. Biomedical Sciences is a collaboration of two universities, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The offered education is based on the true research strengths of the participating units: Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Turku Department of Biochemistry at the University of Turku Department of Biosciences at the Åbo Akademi University Other programmes in the ensemble of Biomedical Sciences are Drug Discovery and Development, and Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics. Major subject studies in each are programme-specific, but can be offered as selectable studies for all the programmes. Each student makes a personal study plan, which helps to select the courses which best suit for personal interests and background. Master´s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging is an interdisciplinary programme with a unique atmosphere where people from different countries and educational backgrounds interact and co-operate. Students are motivated to join courses, workshops and internship projects also elsewhere in Finland, in Europe and all around the world. Programme has Erasmus exchange agreements with University of Pecs in Hungary and L'Institut Supérieur de BioSciences in Paris, France. Master thesis & topics Master’s Thesis in Biomedical Imaging consists of two parts, the experimental laboratory project, thesis plan and seminar presentation and the written thesis. The aim of the thesis is to demonstrate that the student masters his/her field of science, understands the research methodology as well as the relevant literature, and is capable of scientific thinking and presenting the obtained new data to the scientific community. Usually the Master's thesis is conducted in a research group as an independent sub-project among the research projects of the group. Experimental research work will be made under the guidance of a supervisor. Examples of thesis topics: Exercise and brown adipose tissue activation in humans (EXEBAT) Stimulated emission depletion microscopy of sub-diffraction polymerized structures Optimization of immunofluorescence protocols for detection of biomarkers in cancer tissues. Exploring the feasibility of a new PET tracer for assessment of atherosclerotic plaques in mice. Morphology of the inner mitochondrial membrane Accuracy and precision of advanced T2 mapping in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging Prevalence of perfusion-diffusion mismatch in acute stroke patients CAREER OPTIONS Competence description After completion of the studies the graduating MSc: has strong background knowledge either in cellular biology, anatomy and physiology or biophysics depending on one’s interests and area of concentration has excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis is trained in an highly international environment where students from all around the world had interacted and co-operated understands also the use of multimedia in scientific context and as a powerful tool of popularizing science masters scientific writing in English has excellent preparation for postgraduate studies Job options The interdisciplinary curriculum of Biomedical imaging programme provides students with a broad spectrum of knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many areas in biomedicine. The programme aims to train the future imaging and image analysis experts for increasing demands of both imaging related basic and medical research as well as imaging core facility personnel. The programme provides excellent possibilities for career in life sciences e.g.: continue as postgraduate students to pursue career as scientist work in core facility management work in science administration nationally or internationally work in hospital research laboratory industry and industrial research Career in research The MSc degree from the programme qualifies the graduates for PhD studies in Turku, elsewhere in Finland or universities worldwide. Several doctoral programmes at University of Turku are available for graduates: Drug Research Molecular Life Sciences Molecular Medicine Clinical Doctoral Programme ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The programme is open to applicants who have sufficient background knowledge in biological and/or natural sciences, and who have completed a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS), in the field of: biomedical sciences biology biochemistry medical sciences other life sciences physics chemistry engineering The applicants should be familiar with the basics of laboratory practice. Applicants must also have sufficient knowledge in English language. The students must prove their English skills as determined by the admission requirements of the University of Turku. The applicants are required to proof their knowledge of English by one of the following certificates: a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed entry requirements of Faculty of Medicine incl. Language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland The online application form will be available on the Studyinfo portal. The online application is open during the application period: December 1st 2016 - January 13th 2017. Selecting the applicants The admission committee scores the applicants by following application components: Compatibility of the background Previous academic success and study history Laboratory working experience Motivation letter The interview performance, including English skills In addition, an applicant may receive additional points from a written thesis and possible academic awards and/or stipends and completing a pre-assignment task during the interview Selected applicants will be invited to the interview 1-2 weeks in advance. Interviews will be held via Skype. Results will be published latest on March 30th 2017. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences Extensive cross-disciplinary training for future experts! Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The programme offers four different tracks: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things, Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s degree in Digital Health and Life Sciences is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Common courses which provides you essential knowledge needed in modern bio-health sciences as well as transferrable skills including mandatory language studies (Finnish for foreigner, 5 ECTS and English: Academic writing skills, 2 ECTS) Track-specific Major subject studies that will provide the state-of-the-art theories and practical skills relevant to the field Master’s thesis and related research project and seminar where you will apply your newly acquired knowledge Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes Academic excellence & experience The programme offers four different tracks with specific focus on Digital Health and Life Sciences: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things (IoT), Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The goal of the Health Technology major is an interdisciplinary collaboration between information technology and health sciences. The major consists of studies from the fields of software engineering, information systems and nursing science, giving an excellent stepping stone for students to plan, develop and implement health technology solutions and products for clinical practice and personalised health care. Adapting theoretical knowledge to implement and tune a working solution to a real-life interdisciplinary challenge in an international setting is also an essential part of your studies in this track. The Medical Analytics and Health IoT major brings together skills and principles from computer science, embedded systems as well as from medical sciences to build understanding of theory and practical competences in the field. Unlike many traditional biomedical study programmmes, which are often focused on signal processing and medical machinery, Medical Analytics and Health IoT puts emphasis on contemporary technologies and gives tools to work with the near future ICT technologies. This study track has a strong focus on data analytics and medical Internet of Things while at the same time leveraging from machine learning and software engineering, embedded electronics and security that are strongly represented at Department of Information Technology. When you choose Bioinformatics as your major subject, you will focus on analyses of many kinds of biomedical data, such as DNA sequences and protein structures. Human genome sequences and its variations are at the core of personalised medicine, a growing industry, so more professionals are constantly needed both for developing analysis methods and for running the analyses. You will be participating in actual, new research during your studies and get experience in working in a multidisciplinary team of experts. Molecular Systems Biology offers extensive training in modern molecular biology and specialized education focused on systems biology. In Molecular Systems Biology track you will get a solid understanding of the theories and concepts behind state-of-the-art technologies used for systems biology research in a variety of molecular bioscience disciplines. Hands-on training provided in practical courses and research projects allows you to develop methodological proficiency in current systems biology techniques. The course facilitates strong expertise and active participation in modern bioscience research. Master’s thesis & topics The final project aiming for the Master´s thesis is based on an independent, experimental research project, research seminar and written Master’s thesis. Depending on the study track the final project can consist of a research project focusing on data analysis or other information technological aspects and/or a research project carried out in the laboratory under supervision. The results obtained at the research project will be presented in a Master’s seminar using common procedures known from scientific meetings. The master’s thesis will be written based on the results from the experimental work and a review of relevant background literature. Examples of thesis topics: Health Technology: Ubiquitous Healthcare System based on Internet of Things Semantic Interoperability for Health Systems Using HL7 Standard Rehabilitation evaluation and current simulation assist-treatment for the stroke patients Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things: Detection of Atrial Fibrillation by Using Smartphone Accelerometer Reconfigurable Framework for Abnormality Aware ECG Monitoring Device Sleep Stages Analysis through Remote Bio Sensors Bioinformatics: Analysis of Alpha CA Genes in Early Vertebrates and High-Invertebrates Probing MST1 Kinase Sequence and Structure for Rational Drug Discovery Optimization and Applications of Large-Scale Biomedical Event Networks Molecular Systems Biology: Do the secreted molecules of gut bacterium Faecalibacterium prausnitzii inhibit the fat accumulation in hepatocytes in vitro? Potential of native microalgae strains grown in wastewater for biodiesel production in Nordic climate Calcium induced proteome changes in isolated chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana CAREER OPTIONS Competence description In the Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Health and Life Sciences you will learn how to: work in an international and interdisciplinary environment. work in a research group. In the Health Technology track you will: obtain skills to implement health technology solutions understand ICT assisted health processes In the Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things track you will: obtain expertise in medical data analysis get skills to utilize Internet of Things in healthcare In the Bioinformatics track you will: understand both biological and information technological aspects of bioinformatics handle masses of data through programming analyse biological data with statistical methods In the Molecular Systems Biology track you will: have expertise in current theories in systems biology master state-of-the-art technologies in modern biosciences, including transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Job options Master´s Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences educates future experts for positions in academia, industry, and public sector. Students graduating from the programme may work, among others, as: Project manager Research coordinator Research scientist University lecturer Entrepreneur System architect Data analyst Developer Engineer Career in research Master of Science degree provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku in the University of Turku Graduate School and one of the Doctoral Programmes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirement BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study. Programme-specific requirements The programme is open to applicants with sufficient background knowledge in life sciences, technical sciences and/or natural sciences, and with a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS). The relevance of previous studies depends on the chosen study track. In the Health Technology, and Medical Analytics and Health IoT tracks, relevant fields of previous studies include Computer Science and Computer Engineering. In the Bioinformatics track, the relevant fields of prior studies are biosciences and information technology, or other relevant fields of studies where sufficient knowledge of information technology and/or biosciences is achieved. In the Molecular Systems Biology track, relevant fields of previous studies include molecular biosciences including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, molecular plant biology and molecular microbiology. Applicants may choose only one of the four available tracks upon application. Therefore, it is very important that the applicant chooses the track that is closest to the field of his/her previous degree. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: the applicant’s awarded degree(s) The amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) The language test result (see Language requirements) The motivation letter and possible answers to the optional questions included in the application. Possible online interview The letter of motivation is an important factor in considering the applicant's suitability to the programme, please prepare it carefully. Please notice that the motivation letter may be checked for plagiarism with the Turnitin system of the University of Turku. A previously earned Master's degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. If need be, the most promising applicants will be invited to an online interview. Additional studies The contents of formally eligible applicants' previous degrees do not always correspond to the academic level of the programme. Therefore admitted students can be advised or required to complete additional, Bachelor level studies while studying for the Master's Degree. These studies are not part of the Master's Degree and may extend the targeted study time. In case the applicant lacks previous knowledge only in a certain field which is required to be able to follow a specific course within the Master's Degree Programme, the additional studies may be included in the optional studies of the Master's Degree. The extent and contents of the additional studies are defined in a personal study plan at the beginning of the studies. The amount of required additional studies cannot exceed 60 ECTS. Language Requirements All applicants must prove their knowledge of English in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty. a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period The application period for the programme is yearly around the turn of the year. The studies start in following September. There is only one intake per year and the studies can be started only in the fall. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying! Make sure that you fulfill both the admission and language requirements before applying. How to apply Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences, University of Turku. Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development trains experts for the entire drug development chain. The programme gives students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition the students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development Welcome to discover new drugs with us! The Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development trains experts for the entire drug development chain. The programme gives students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition the students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance. The graduating MSc knows the drug discovery and development processes, and procedures applied in drug regulatory science and the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life-span of a drug. She/He has comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. The education gives also a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. For post-graduate studies, University of Turku Graduate School offers e.g. Drug Research Doctoral Programme. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience Turku is a great place to study Drug Discovery and Development! 90% of Finnish drug innovations have been made in Turku. To support the future discoveries, University of Turku has chosen drug development among its strategic profiling areas. The research in biosciences and medicine is internationally ranked among the top in the world. The keys for success lie in long biomedical research traditions and a compact campus area, where two universities and university hospital operate to create interdisciplinary and innovative study and research environment. Research focus is on translational medicine, disease modeling and biomedical imaging. Available infrastructure includes the world famous Turku PET Centre and Turku Centre for Disease Modeling, TCDM, which both offer services for drug development research. Turku has also the largest cluster of pharma industry in Finland. Nearby companies not only provide experts for visiting lectures, but also create internship and job opportunities for the graduates. Biomedical Sciences at Turku Universities Turku has longstanding research traditions in the field of biomedicine. Especially the areas of drug discovery, diagnostics, and biological and medical imaging represent the spearhead expertise of University of Turku. Drug Discovery and Development programme is part of the larger ensemble of MSc programmes in Biomedical Sciences. The close collaboration of three biomedical programmes forms a unique educational combination of biomedical sciences in Finland and worldwide. Biomedical Sciences is a collaboration of two universities, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The offered education is based on the true research strengths of the participating units: Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Turku Department of Biochemistry at the University of Turku Department of Biosciences at the Åbo Akademi University. Other programmes in the ensemble of Biomedical Sciences are Biomedical Imaging, and Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics. Major subject studies in each are programme-specific, but can be offered as selectable studies for all the programmes. Each student makes a personal study plan, which helps to select the courses which best suit for personal interests and background. Master´s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development is part of NordBioMedNet network. The universities of Bergen, Copenhagen, Eastern Finland, Turku and Karolinska Institutet have established the network to develop biomedical education in Nordic countries. Programme students have possibilities for course, internship and research project exchange in the partner universities. The network also offers virtual intensive courses and online learning portal on www.nordbiomed.net. Master thesis & topics The Master´s thesis project is based on independent, experimental research work. The topic of the thesis will always be agreed together with and accepted by the thesis examiner. Students write a research plan, conduct a research project in a laboratory, analyze obtained results, and demonstrate their ability to interpret results and write a report in a form of a scientific article. The project work is always performed under the guidance of a supervisor. In order to also practice scientific communication, students present their results in seminars and write a press release to simulate collaboration of between the academia and the media. Examples of thesis topics: drug development for receptor antagonists and their potential in treating cognitive disorders pharmacological characterization of ion channels diagnostics tools for coronary artery diseases – characterization of antibodies modeling of schizophrenic disorders in rats RNA interference in HSV-virus treatment optimization of synthesis of indazole structures for drug development the use of positron emission tomography (PET) to measure the effect of disease modifying therapies in MS disease PET-imaging of molecules targeted in inflammation – preclinical studies with arthritis model CAREER OPTIONS Competence description The programme gives students a deep understanding of: Up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets, and to generate lead drug molecules that modulate biological activity of the target. technological innovations made in lead optimization process how new drug candidates are investigated during the non-clinical drug development phase methods of clinical drug research, clinical drug development phases, clinical trial design and bio-statistical study planning various aspects of the drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance Job options The graduating MSc is an expert in drug discovery and development processes, and knows the procedures applied in drug regulatory science and the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life-span of a drug. She/He has comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. The education gives also a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. Examples of job titles medical liaison medical writer regulatory consulting expert scientific/technical advisor research director project manager drug development pharmacologist university lecturer/researcher Career in research The MSc degree from the programme qualifies the graduates for PhD studies in Turku, elsewhere in Finland or universities worldwide. Several doctoral programmes at University of Turku are available for graduates. Drug Research Molecular Life Sciences Molecular Medicine Clinical Doctoral Programme ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The programme is open to applicants who have sufficient background knowledge in biological and/or natural sciences, and who have completed a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS), in the field of: biomedical sciences pharmacology pharmacy biochemistry biology medical sciences other life sciences bioengineering chemistry The applicants should be familiar with the basics of laboratory practice and pharmacology. Applicants must also have sufficient knowledge in English language. The students must prove their English skills as determined by the admission requirements of the University of Turku. The applicants are required to proof their knowledge of English by one of the following certificates: a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed entry requirements of Faculty of Medicine incl. Language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland The online application form will be available on the Studyinfo portal. The online application is open during the application period: December 1st 2016 - January 13th 2017. Selecting the applicants The student selection is made at two stages. First the admission committee selects the candidates for the interview by scoring the following application components: Previous studies in the relevant fields Previous academic success and study history Laboratory working experience Motivation letter The best scoring applicants will be invited for the interview. Selected applicants will be invited to the interview 1-2 weeks in advance. Interviews will be held via Skype. The interview performance, including English skills, is separately scored. Results will be published latest on March 30th 2017. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Food Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Food Development Nordic expertise in natural foods The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in food industry and academia. The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. Through the programme, you will gain education and qualification for working as experts, for example in food authorities. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s Degree in Food Development is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Major subject studies in Food Development (88 ECTS) including Master’s thesis in technology and related research project and seminar (33 ECTS) Minor subject (20 ECTS) from one of the following: Bioinformatics, Molecular Systems Biology, Biotechnology or Entrepreneurship Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes (0-12 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience The Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit is an essential element of core strength of Food Science and Technology in Finland. FCFD has an internationally edge-cutting profile in research on: chemistry and biochemistry of food lipids and secondary metabolites the molecular basis of food quality and health promoting properties of food with special focus on northern crops and wild resources significance of northern climate as factors influencing crop quality food development research and technological innovation for sustainable utilization and value addition of food resources. With an internationally well-established record in berry research, oils and fats, human milk, and cow milk, the Unit has expanded its research into other food resources such as cereals, legumes, and mushrooms. The research also targets on new food resources for future food security, healthy diet, and business growth. The ultimate goal is to support the sustainable bio-future based on internationally top science. State-of-art targeted and non-targeted food metabolomics are important tools for the research. In addition to basic sciences, the research of the Unit includes strong applied angle supporting the research and innovation in food industry. Master thesis & topics The final project aiming for the Master´s thesis in Technology is based on independent, experimental research project in a laboratory. The research work is made under the guidance of a supervisor and has a duration of three months. The results obtained in the research project will be presented in a Master’s seminar using common procedures known from scientific meetings. The master’s thesis will be written based on the results from the experimental work and a review of relevant background literature. Examples of thesis topics: Triacylglycerol fatty acid composition and expression levels of related biosynthesis genes in seeds and pulp of developing sea buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides) berries The impact of storage conditions on the stability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis in breast milk Effects of wine yeast on chemical composition of black currant wine – anthocyanins and alcohols Replacement of salt in wheat bread – the impact on taste and liking Development of a new processed egg product DOUBLE DEGREE IN FOOD DEVELOPMENT: The University of Turku has a double degree programme in Food Development with Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China). Food Development students have a possibility to join the double degree programme pursuing Degrees of Master of Science in Technology at University of Turku and the Master Degree of Engineering at Jiangnan University The students fulfilling the degree requirements of the Master’s Degree programme in Food Development will obtain a Master of Science in Technology degree at the University of Turku. To obtain a double degree from both universities, student has to, in addition, take: at least 30 ECTS, or one semester equivalent, of coursework in the Jiangnan University an elective model with a joint practical project or jointly supervised Master’s thesis CAREER OPTIONS Competence description In the Master’s Degree Programme in Food Development you will: understand the phenomena and concepts related to molecular food sciences and different relationships between them have strong theoretical knowledge on themes of food development and can apply it into practice. know the methods used in food development and can apply them to research and product development purposes. have knowledge how to search, apply, and create information be able to make justifiable decisions based on the information that you have critically achieved. gain experience in real life work in academic and industrial projects in food research and development. get skills to work in a responsible role as part of multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams. Job options The programme provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in food industry and academia. Through the programme, you also gain education and qualification for working as an expert in food authorities and other related functions in the society. Examples of job titles Students graduating from the programme may work, among others, as: R&D Manager Quality Manager Researcher Product Developer Entrepreneur Coordinator Product Specialist Career in research Master of Science degree provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku, in the University of Turku Graduate School and one of the Doctoral Programmes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirement A BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to a minimum of three years of full-time study. Programme-specific degree requirements The programme is open to applicants who have sufficient background knowledge in polytechnic/engineering and/or biosciences, and who have completed a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS), in the field of e.g.: Food Sciences Food Technology Food Engineering Biochemistry Biotechnology Agricultural Sciences OR A polytechnic degree from Finnish University of Applied Sciences with a relevant field of studies combined with additional studies. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: The applicant’s previous degree(s) The amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) Language test result (see Language requirements) Motivation letter Study merits in the applicant's previous degree (BSc) are highly relevant. The letter of motivation is another important factor in considering the applicant's suitability to the programme. Please notice that the motivation letter may be checked for plagiarism with the Turnitin system of the University of Turku. A previously earned Master's degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. Language Requirements The applicants are required to proof their knowledge of English by one of the following certificates: a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed language requirements of the Faculty HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period The application period for the programme is yearly around the turn of the year. The studies start in following September. There is only one intake per year and the studies can be started only in the fall. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Please read carefully all the application instructions and the detailed admission requirements before applying! Make sure that you fulfill both the admission and language requirements before applying. How to apply Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Food Development, University of Turku. Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics will equip you for a career in the exciting field of biotechnology and translational research. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics Master the exciting field of biotechnology! The Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics will equip you for a career in the exciting field of biotechnology and translational research. Here you will obtain extensive theoretical and practical expertise on central concepts and techniques in modern molecular biotechnology and diagnostics. You will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge in practice for the development of novel tools and methods for the detection molecular substances. The education is focused on the key technologies of diagnostics and molecular biology with opportunities to apply this knowledge both to medical and other areas of diagnostics. After graduation you will be equipped with the skills that enable you to join industry, to pursue career as scientist, or to enter the public sector. It also provides a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostic is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Major subject studies in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics (89 ECTS) including Master’s thesis and related research project and seminar (55 ECTS) Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes (0-16 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience Focus areas of research in the Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics programme are novel diagnostic concepts and technologies. The programme focuses also on diagnostics applications in various areas such as medicine, environmental and food quality monitoring. Other research topics of importance include: Antibody and protein engineering Fluorescence marker technologies Nucleic acid detection techniques Biomarker discovery Development related to both communicable and non-communicable disease of global importance. Biomedical Sciences at Turku Universities Turku has longstanding research traditions in the field of biomedicine. Especially the areas of drug discovery, diagnostics, and biological and medical imaging represent the spearhead expertise of University of Turku. The Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics programme is part of the larger ensemble of MSc programmes in Biomedical Sciences. The close collaboration of three Master´s degree programmes forms a unique educational combination of biomedical sciences in Finland and worldwide. Biomedical Sciences is a collaboration of two universities, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The offered education is based on the true research strengths of the participating units: Department of Biochemistry at the University of Turku Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Turku Department of Biosciences at the Åbo Akademi University. Other programmes in the ensemble of Biomedical Sciences are Biomedical Imaging, and Drug Discovery and Development. Major subject studies in each are programme-specific, but can be offered as selectable studies for all the programmes. Each student makes a personal study plan, which helps to select the courses which best suit for personal interests and background. Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics Programme has close connections to the diagnostic and biopharmaceutical industry. Numerous industrial collaborators include both Finnish and major international players. An important partner in development of the educational and research collaborations is the Indo-Finn Diagnostic Research Center. Master thesis & topics The final project aiming for the Master´s thesis is based on independent, experimental research project in a laboratory. The research work is made under the guidance of a supervisor and has duration of 5 months. The results obtained at the research project will be presented in a Master’s seminar using common procedures known from scientific meetings. The master’s thesis will be written based on the results from the experimental work and a review of relevant background literature. Examples of thesis topics: Effect of codon usage of signal sequence on Fab fragment expression Antibody Expression, Purification and Assay development for the detection of Malaria Colorectal cancer specific CEA lectin nanoparticle assay Lateral flow assay platform for infectious disease diagnostics Utilization of skeletal Troponin I recognizing binders in immunoassay Enhanced cancer-specificity of tumor markers by lectin-labeled nanoparticles CAREER OPTIONS Competence description You will have: state-of-the-art and emerging techniques in modern molecular biotechnology serving the medical and other diagnostics fields ability to apply the acquired knowledge in practice to create novel bioaffinity tools and platforms in-depth knowledge of infectious disease, cardiac and cancer diagnostics in-depth knowledge on biomarker discovery, proof-of-concept building and clinical validation the prerequisites for translating novel technologies into routine applications skills for co-operation in multi-language laboratory environment Job options You will be equipped with the skills that provide you with multiple career options. You will be able to join industry in Finland or abroad, or to enter the public sector, for example, for various authoritative duties. The biotech industry is among the fastest growing industrial sectors globally. In Finland, there is presently a strong demand on biotechnology experts. Especially in diagnostic industry, the largest sector of biotech industry in Finland, needs new professionals. The education in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics also provides a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. Examples of job titles Researcher Quality manager Product developer Product manager Project coordinator Career in research Master of Science degree provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku in the University of Turku Graduate School and one of the Doctoral Programmes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirement BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study. Programme-specific requirements The programme is open to applicants with sufficient background knowledge in life sciences and/or natural sciences, and with a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS), in the field of: biomedical sciences molecular biosciences biochemistry other life sciences chemistry engineering other relevant fields of studies where sufficient knowledge of molecular biosciences is achieved The applicants should be familiar with the basics of laboratory practice. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: The applicant’s previous degree(s) The amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) Language test result (see Language requirements) Motivation letter Possible online interview Study merits in the applicant's previous degree (BSc) are highly relevant. The letter of motivation is another important factor in considering the applicant's suitability. If needed, the most promising applicants will be invited to an interview. A previously earned Master's degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. Language Requirements The applicants are required to proof their knowledge of English by one of the following certificates: a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed language requirements of the Faculty HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period The application period for the programme is yearly around the turn of the year. The studies start in following September. There is only one intake per year and the studies can be started only in the fall. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying! Make sure that you fulfill both the admission and language requirements before applying. How to apply Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics, University of Turku. Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing gives profound knowledge in the field of embedded computing, cyber-physical systems (CPS) and internet of things (IoT). The Programme builds an understanding of theoretical issues and practical competences for challenging design tasks in the field of embedded systems. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing Become an expert in embedded systems design! The Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing gives profound knowledge in the field of embedded computing, cyber-physical systems (CPS) and internet of things (IoT). The Programme builds an understanding of theoretical issues and practical competences for challenging design tasks in the field of embedded systems. In order to master the development process, you will obtain a firm foundation of design methods, software and hardware architectures, as well as programming of embedded systems. Together with innovation and entrepreneurship studies, the Programme enables you to work in the embedded systems industry from start-ups to large-scale enterprises. After graduation, you can pursue a career in academia, industry or the public sector. The Programme is organised in co-operation with Åbo Akademi University. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Advanced-level studies in the major subject (65-70 ECTS) Compulsory courses Compulsory as well as optional courses Optional and language studies (20-25 ECTS) Optional studies in the minor subject (20 ECTS) Language studies (0-5 ECTS) Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing is a two-year programme in the field of technology. It is designed to give you understanding of theoretical issues for starting PhD studies in the fields of embedded computing, cyber-physical systems (CPS) and internet of things (IoT). It also provides you with practical competences for challenging engineering jobs in the embedded systems industry. The Programme is jointly managed by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The goal of the Programme is to offer education on modern embedded system design and modelling. Both hardware and software aspects are covered. You will obtain a firm foundation to design, model and implement embedded systems, including cyber-physical and IoT systems as well. To master the development process, you will have an understanding of: design constraints hardware/software tradeoffs design methods and software hardware architectures low-level programming of embedded and IoT systems Research in the Programme focuses on Internet of Things (IoT), novel massively parallel computing platforms and paradigms, as well as autonomous embedded and cyber physical systems (CPS). The key application domains for the research are personal health, safety and well-being. The focus is on application development and implementation tools for multiprocessor platforms that are developed within the laboratory and wireless sensor networks. Master's thesis & topics In the Master’s thesis, you must prove your ability to do scientific work. You need to master management of research methods, knowledge of the research field and skill of scientific writing. The goal of the Master’s thesis is: to train independent problem solving for demanding research questions to train presentation and argumentation skills, both oral and written to train search and critical evaluation of information to develop an ability to engage in a constructive dialogue with related disciplines to gain insight into actual research and development work as well as the possibilities and constraints of embedded computing methods in the application domain and in the society at large Examples of thesis topics: Internet of Things Platform Interchangeability with Radiation Meter Embedded System Design of Touch Panel Screen for IoT Applications Task Migration Implement for Fault-Aware Resource Management of Networked Many-Core Systems Hybrid Memory for Next Generation Chip Interoperability Solutions for IoT Protocols via Intelligent Gateway Parallelization of Sorting Algorithms with GPU Embedded Service Bus for Internet of Things Interoperability ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements A BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master’s level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to a minimum of three years of full-time study. It should be awarded by a full university (i.e. an institution of higher education offering a doctorate). OR A polytechnic degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences (ammattikorkeakoulu). Students with such degree might however be required to complete additional studies while studying for the Master’s degree to qualify for Master’s degree studies (see additional studies). Also, possible work experience can be considered as additional studies. Applicants seeking admission on the basis of a degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences should note the language requirement concerning the Finnish language. Programme-Specific Degree Requirements The applicant’s previous degree on the basis of which they are seeking admission to the Programme should be in a relevant field of study: computer science (software oriented applicants) computer engineering (hardware and/or software oriented applicants with e.g. electronic engineering, digital hardware, or embedded systems backgrounds) The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: the applicant’s previous degree(s) the amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) language test result (see Language requirements) motivation letter the applicant’s preference for home university Study merits in the applicant’s previous degree (BSc) are highly relevant. The letter of motivation is another important factor in considering the applicant’s suitability. If needed, the most promising applicants will be invited to an interview. A previously earned Master’s degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. Additional Studies The contents of formally eligible applicants’ previous degrees do not always correspond to the academic level of the Programme. Therefore admitted students can be advised or required to complete additional, Bachelor level studies (see language requirements). These can be done while studying for the Master’s Degree, but they are not part of the degree and may extend the targeted study time. The additional studies may be included in the optional studies of the Master’s degree only if the applicant lacks previous knowledge in a certain field that is required for following a specific course within the Programme Language Requirements All applicants must prove their English language skills in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty. Applicants seeking admission on the basis of polytechnic degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences must prove their proficiency also in Finnish. This is because the additional studies that need to be completed during their Master’s level studies are available only in Finnish. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application Form and Enclosures Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing, University of Turku. The application period is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15.00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2) for studies starting in September 2017. STEP 1. Fill in the online application form. The online application is open only during the application period, so make sure you will finish your application before 13 January 2017 at 15:00:00 (Local time in Finland, GTM+2). When filling in the application form, be prepared to: write a motivation letter describe the grading scale used at your institution at the time of your studies. The grading scale must include all the grades and marks appearing on your transcript of records and their relation to each other. You should also provide a link to an official website where this information can be verified. (In many cases this information is already included in the transcript of records.) In addition to filling the electronic application, the applicant must print the application form and send it together with necessary enclosures to University Admissions Finland. STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: an officially certified copy of the original degree certificate (in the original language) AND an English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or Diploma Supplement from European institutions of higher education) an officially certified copy of the original transcript of study records (in the original language) AND an English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or an English-language Diploma Supplement concerning graduates from European institutions of higher education). certificate of English language skills (see Language requirements) certificate of Finnish language skills (required only from applicants who are seeking admission on the basis of a degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences, see Language requirements) Please see the country specific requirements for certifying the copies and submitting the documents: http://universityadmissions.fi/?page_id=24 Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki FINLAND Applications arriving after the application deadline are not considered. Postmark dates on the applications will not be taken into account; the applications must arrive at the University Admissions Finland before the above deadline. In addition to submitting officially attested copies of educational certificates, the admitted applicant will have to show the originals of their educational documents (degree certificate and transcript of study records) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in order to be able to register with the university after arrival in Finland. Additional information The master’s degree programme in Embedded Computing is a co-operation between the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. An applicant is allowed to apply to both of or either of the universities within the programme. If an applicant applies to both universities, the applicant’s preference for home university must be indicated in the application form. Annually 10 students are admitted to the programme per university (University of Turku & Åbo Akademi University), so that the total quota is 20 students per year. All students are required to start at the beginning of the autumn term, and there is no separate admission for the spring term. Because of the limited admission quota possession of the degree requirements does not guarantee admission. Only those applicants who have attained a high level of academic performance in their previous studies will be admitted. Students graduating after the application deadline may apply, on the condition that the following attachments are submitted: certified copy of the original degree certificate (in the original language) final transcript their English, Finnish or Swedish translations or an English-language Diploma Supplement concerning graduates from European institutions of higher education The attachments need to be submitted and arrive at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences by the by the 14 July 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). The general and country specific requirements concerning the way of certifying and submitting the documents must be followed also after the expiry of the application period. The application documents required as officially certified copies must bear the official stamp and signature of an authorized university official from the institution awarding the degree or a notary public. All translations must be made by an authorized translator. If copies of translations are submitted those must also be officially certified. The following document is optional and does not affect the application in any way. It is simply asked for identification purposes when handling the applicant’s documents, which sometimes contain the applicant’s name in different forms: Copy of information page of the passport or identification card containing the applicant’s name, date of birth and photo. During the application round, a secondary/high school certificate may be requested from the applicant. This might be necessary for determining the length of the applicant’s previous education (this concerns degrees from a minority of countries). An applicant should enrol to a language test early enough, e.g., 1-2 months before a test day. This is important because the test results are needed at the end of the application period. Tests might be full for a late applicant. Application documents will not be returned to the applicant. It is not possible to apply with the same submitted documents in later application periods. Applications sent by e-mail or fax are not accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management Innovative leaders for the future world! The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. In the Master’s Degree Programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and will be able to develop and apply frameworks which help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and what are the key strategies that companies use in order to expand. The competence gained in the Programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS credits and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. In addition to major and minor studies, students must take language studies and need to complete methodology courses. Students should note that this is a full-time Programme and most courses have compulsory attendance. In addition to courses focusing on international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management, students can take elective courses. Academic excellence & experience Turku School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Turku is one of the largest faculties for education in business science in Finland. The studies include a comprehensive choice of economic sciences, other business and finance-related subjects and foreign languages. You will be part of a solid scientific community – set in a modern and demanding study environment – in which you can develop your skills and competence. The expertise of TSE in international business combined with Finnish global competitiveness in technological innovation provides unique conditions that make this Programme an unparalleled experience, enabling students to think in new and constructive ways. Turku School of Economics employs a variety of teaching methods that are carefully combined to give students the opportunity to learn effectively. In addition to interactive lectures, case studies, problem-solving exercises and e-learning models complement traditional learning methods. This combination allows for the integration of theoretical insights into the real-life aspects of business. The graduates of the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management acquire knowledge, accumulate experience and develop important personal skills. The Programme offers lectures and seminars with class sizes varying between 10 and 30 students on average. On most courses, you will gain experience of intercultural communication by engaging in team-sized collaborative learning groups. Graduates from the Programme have a very strong foundation in research and inquiry. They are trained to utilise scientific methods to solve real world problems. They can actively apply their expertise to new situations and generate new knowledge. Master's thesis & topics At its best, a Master’s thesis is a productive and advanced study in the problematics of a specific subject. The process involves a set number of compulsory seminar group meetings, since a fundamental part of the learning process is the oral presentation of one’s own work and the ability to discuss the works of others. Upon completion of the Master’s thesis, you: are able to apply the research methods on your area of specialisation in an independent research work that follows good scientific practice are able to choose and formulate a research problem and develop a research plan for conducting your study. can describe and analyse previous research connected to the research problem and select an appropriate research method for the study. can apply the selected research method to collect data and to critically analyse and report the research results. can identify the most significant research findings and communicate them both in writing and orally. Examples of Master’s thesis topics Scouring uncharted waters – managing outbound open innovation in maritime industry Interactions of decision mechanisms in an entrepreneurial firm’s journey to become a major player in its industry The role of diaspora networks in opportunity exploitation by ethnic entrepreneurs in Finland Motivating employee engagement in in-house crowdsourcing. Case: Large government-owned company CAREER OPTIONS Competence description GIM is designed to transform your thinking so that you will be able to contribute to the international success of various types of organisations. The Programme has a strong international business component. It is designed to teach you to understand the complex interactions and big picture of an ever more globally interdependent world. This capability enables graduates to become valuable actors in areas like general management, the management of small and medium-sized enterprises and similar organisational roles. The innovation management that is part of hte Programme provides a deep and broad understanding of the nature of innovations, their development and commercialisation. Our focus – in terms of innovation management – ranges from macro-systems (i.e. national innovation systems) to business concept innovations, to more traditional innovation management tasks in R&D, product, service and process innovation management. This more specialised focus complements the acquired general skills set. Entrepreneurship studies, the third fundamental emphasis of GIM, involves working on cognitive and behavioural abilities. These have been found to positively correlate with the development and commercialisation of successful innovations. Job options In summary, the design of GIM opens up a number of possible career opportunities in all kinds of organisational settings and roles. Possible job titles are: category manager – external supply operations branch manager senior manager marketing coordinator managing director development manager Career in research The Master of Science degree opens up the possibility to apply for doctoral studies. Quite a few former Master’s students continue to pursue the Doctor of Science degree after completing the Programme. GIM graduates are eligible to apply for a position in the University of Turku Graduate School, UTUGS. The Graduate School consists of 16 doctoral programmes which cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University. Together with the doctoral programmes, the Graduate School provides systematic and high quality doctoral training. UTUGS aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other positions of expertise. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Phase 1 – General Requirements Academic Requirements All applications are pre-screened and short-listed based on the eligibility of the applicants. Short-listed applicants must have one of the following degrees (already earned at the time of application): 1. Degree Requirements a) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration b) Bachelor of Science in Engineering c) Bachelor of Business Administration degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences d) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology or In Vitro Diagnostics or a corresponding foreign university degree that meets the Finnish criteria. Applicants with a Finnish Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (kauppatieteiden maisteri) are not eligible. Some students will be admitted under the condition that they complete supplementary courses (see: admission criteria). 2. Studies in business science Previous university level studies must include a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in business science studies. Previous eligible studies in business sciences: accounting and finance marketing international business management and organisation operations and supply chain entrepreneurship Due to the differences in the subject names, studies in other subjects might be accepted as well. 3. Minimum Grade The grade of the applicant’s major studies should be 3 or better for students graded on a grading scale of 1-5. The minimum for all other grading systems is the average grade. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for their major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. The following scale is used when considering the grade: 5 laudatur, eximia A 4 3 and 3– 4 magna B 3 2,5 and 2+ 3 cum laude C 2 2 and 2– 2 non sine, lubenter D 1 1,5 and 1+ 1 approbatur E ... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography offers you both knowledge and hands-on experience. It focuses on secure network and communication systems, secure computing systems and mathematical foundations of data security. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography Build a career in Information Security Technology and Cryptography! The Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography offers you both knowledge and hands-on experience. It focuses on secure network and communication systems, secure computing systems and mathematical foundations of data security. The Programme offers two different tracks of information security: Cryptography and Data Security and Networked Systems Security. The Cryptography and Data Security track educates future experts with strong and broad knowledge on mathematical aspects of cryptography and data security. The Networked Systems Security track gives its students profound and substantial education and expertise in the networked systems security and field of technology. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Advanced-level studies in the major subject 50 ECTS credits Language, intermediate level and optional studies 40 ECTS credits Thesis for the Master of Science or Master of Science in Technology degree 30 ECTS credits Academic excellence & experience The Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography is a two-year programme. It focuses on information security technologies for networked systems and applications of the communication-intensive future. The covered topics include: system and network security security of communication systems and applications security in system design You will gain profound and substantial education and expertise in the field of networked systems security. The topic is approached in a multi-disciplinary fashion. You will have compulsory studies both in cryptographic and management aspects of information security. System and network security research concentrates on studying information security technologies for networked systems and applications of the communication-intensive future. These are studied from the perspective of engineering as well as from the users’ point of view. The goal of the research is to apply scientific and technological development in building the secure information society. The basic elements of people’s well-being are considered as the most fundamental drivers for pursuing this strategic goal. The aim is to make the technology-driven and human-driven directions of development meet. This is pursued with an interdisciplinary approach, where new innovations create active interaction between traditional fields of science. Master's thesis & topics In the Master’s thesis, you must prove your ability to conduct scientific research. You need to master the management of research methods, knowledge of the research field and skill of scientific writing. The goal of the Master’s thesis is: to train students in independent problem solving for demanding research questions to train students in presentation and argumentation skills, both oral and written to train students in search and critical evaluation of information to develop an ability to engage in a constructive dialogue with related disciplines to gain insight into actual research and development work as well as the possibilities and constraints of information security methods in the application domain and in the society at large. Examples of thesis topics: Internal Anomaly Detection System for Enhancing Security of IPv6-enabled Wireless Sensor Networks Mitigating modern organization-wide network threats and data leakages Usability and Security in Medication Administration Applications Enhancing Security of Linux OS Against Administrators Threat modeling a factory environment using Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle methodology Evaluation of Machine Learning Classifiers for Mobile Network Intrusion Detection Systems ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements The Programme requires a Bachelor of Science degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS or to a minimum of three years of full-time study. It should be awarded by a full university (i.e. an institution of higher education offering a doctorate). OR A polytechnic degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences (ammattikorkeakoulu). However, students with such degree might be required to complete additional studies while studying for the Master’s degree (see Additional studies) in order to qualify for the Master’s degree studies. Possible work experience could also be considered as additional studies. Applicants seeking admission on the basis of a degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences should note the language requirements concerning the Finnish language. Programme-Specific Degree Requirements The applicant’s previous degree on the basis of which they are seeking admission to the Master’s Degree Programme must be in a relevant field of study. Relevant fields of previous studies for this Programme depend on the chosen study track. In the Networked Systems Security track, relevant fields of previous studies include: communication and network systems software engineering computer science computer technology information technology In the Cryptography and Data Security track, the previous studies are required to be in: mathematics fields related to mathematics Applicants may choose only one of the two available tracks upon application. It is very important that the applicant chooses the track that is closest to the field of the previous degree. In each track, applications with a previous degree in a non-relevant field have little or no chance of success. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: the applicant’s previous degree(s) the amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) language test result (see Language requirements) motivation letter Applications that meet the general degree requirements are then evaluated on the basis of how well the applicant’s previous degree, in academic terms, corresponds to the Programme and the selected track. Study merits in the applicant’s previous degree (BSc) are highly relevant. The letter of motivation is another important factor in considering the applicant’s suitability to the Programme. A previously earned Master’s degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. Additional Studies The contents of the formally eligible applicants’ previous degrees do not always have to correspond to the academic level of the Programme. Therefore admitted students can be advised or required to complete additional, Bachelor-level studies (see language requirements). These can be done while studying for the Master’s Degree, but they are not part of the degree and may extend the targeted study time. The additional studies may be included in the optional studies of the Master’s degree only if the applicant lacks previous knowledge in a certain field that is required for following a specific course within the Programme. Language Requirements All applicants must prove their English language skills in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty. Applicants seeking admission on the basis of a polytechnic degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences must prove their proficiency in Finnish as well. This is because the additional Bachelor’s level studies that need to be completed during the Master’s level studies are available only in Finnish. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application Form and Enclosures The Programme offers the following tracks in 2017: Cryptography and Data Security Networked Systems Security Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography, University of Turku. The application period is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2) for studies starting in September 2017. STEP 1. Fill in the online application form. The online application is open only during the application period. Make sure you will finish your application before 13 January 2017 at 15:00:00 (local time in Finland, GTM+2). When filling in the application form, be prepared to: write a motivation letter describe the grading scale used at your institution at the time of your studies. The grading scale must include all the grades and marks appearing on your transcript of records and their relation to each other. You should also provide a link to an official website where this information can be verified. (In many cases this information is already included in the transcript of records.) In addition to filling the electronic application, the applicant must print the application form and send it together with necessary enclosures to University Admissions Finland. STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: an officially certified copy of the original degree certificate (in the original language) AND an English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or Diploma Supplement from European institutions of higher education) an officially certified copy of the original transcript of study records (in the original language) AND an English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or an English-language Diploma Supplement concerning graduates from European institutions of higher education). certificate of English language skills (see Language requirements) certificate of Finnish language skills (required only from applicants who are seeking admission on the basis of a degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences, see Language requirements) Please see the country specific requirements for certifying the copies and submitting the documents: http://universityadmissions.fi/?page_id=24 Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki FINLAND Applications arriving after the application deadline are not considered. Postmark dates on the applications will not be taken into account; the applications must arrive at the University Admissions Finland before the above deadline. In addition to submitting officially attested copies of educational certificates, the admitted applicant will have to show the originals of their educational documents (degree certificate and transcript of study records) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in order to be able to register with the university after arriving in Finland. Additional information A maximum number of 20 students are admitted to the Programme. All students are required to start at the beginning of the autumn semester, and there is no separate admission for the spring semester. Because of the limited admission quota, possession of the degree requirements does not guarantee admission. Only those applicants with a high level of academic performance in their previous studies will be admitted. Students graduating after the application deadline can apply to the Programme, on the condition that the following attachments are submitted: a certified copy of the original degree certificate (in the original language) final transcript their English, Finnish or Swedish translations or an English-language Diploma Supplement concerning graduates from European institutions of higher education The attachments need to be submitted and arrive at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences by the 14 July 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GTM+2). The general and country specific requirements concerning the way of certifying and submitting the documents must be followed also after the expiry of the application period. The application documents required as officially certified copies must bear the official stamp and signature of an authorised university official from the institution awarding the degree or a notary public. All translations must be made by an authorised translator. If copies of translations are submitted, those must also be officially certified. The following document is optional and does not affect the application in any way. It is simply asked for identification purposes when handling the applicant’s documents, which sometimes contain the applicant’s name in different forms: copy of information page of the passport or identification card containing the applicant’s name, date of birth and photo. During the application round, an upper secondary/high school certificate may be requested from the applicant. This might be necessary for determining the length of the applicant’s previous education (this concerns degrees from a minority of countries). An applicant should enroll to a language test early enough, e.g., 1-2 months before a test day. This is important because the test results are needed at the end of the application period and the tests might be already full for a late application. Application documents will not be returned to the applicant. It is not possible to apply with the same submitted documents in later application periods. Applications sent by e-mail or fax are not accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

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Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of Education. The Programme is based on the strengths in research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The degree studies will both enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise them with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. In addition, the Programme increases their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments. [+]

Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems Get a degree in the field of education with an advanced combination of theory and practice! Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of Education. The Programme is based on the strengths in research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The degree studies will both enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise them with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. In addition, the Programme increases their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments. Throughout the studies, a strong emphasis is placed on students’ research skills. The applicants also have the possibility to apply for a double degree option called the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, where a part of the degree studies is completed at the University of Regensburg, Germany. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The studies are divided into different semesters and academic years as follows: Academic excellence & experience LLEES Programme is a two year Master’s degree programme which trains experts and researchers for various national and international tasks in the field of education. The Programme concentrates on the leading research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The studies will give you an in-depth insight into education on a macro-level as well as into individual learning. On the macro-level, the studies will enhance your understanding of social functions of education and familiarise you with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. You will also learn to analyse and explain findings of international assessment studies. On a micro-level, you will increase your understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments. Throughout the studies, strong emphasis is placed on students’ research skills. There are two research units at the Faculty which contribute to these various branches: Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education (CELE) Centre for Learning Research. Students major in Education. The language of the Programme is English. The high-quality research at the Faculty of Education is internationally recognised and its scope covers the entire human life-span. The main themes of our research are learning, education policy and education systems, and teaching and teacherhood. Master's thesis & topics Students complete a Master’s thesis as part of the advanced studies in the field of educational science. A Master’s thesis should demonstrate teh student’s: ability for scientific thinking mastery of the required research methods familiarity with the topic of the thesis the ability to communicate in a scientific context. There are two key research areas for Master’s theses in the Programme: 1) research on learning and instruction, and 2) research on educational policy and sociology of education. Examples of thesis topics: Attendance Policy Moderates the Influence of Achievement Goals an Transfer of Training. Analysis of educational transfer and policy changes after PISA in Japan and Finland. Achievement goals, learning strategies and exam performance in English learning : a study among undergraduate EFL learners in China. Children with hearing problems in elementary school environments in Pakistan and in Finland. Developmental trajectories towards the concept of rational numbers : a latent transition analysis of thrid to sixth grade students. Extracurricular language activities in higher education : perspectives of teachers and students. DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMME The applicants also have the possibility to apply for a double degree option, the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, where a part of the degree studies is completed at the University of Regensburg, Germany. This option leads to two Master’s degrees: Master of Arts in Education from the University of Turku, and Master of Arts Erziehungswissenschaft (educational science) from the University of Regensburg. A student who has been admitted to the double degree option studies the 2nd semester at the University of Regensburg, in the Institute of Education. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements In order to be accepted to the LLEES Programme, the applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree that formally qualifies them to take Master’s level studies in the country where it has been completed. The previous degree on the basis of which the applicant is seeking admission to the Master’s Degree Programme should be in a relevant field of study. Relevant fields of study for this Master’s Degree Programme are: education adult education special education other fields relevant to the Master’s Programme Also persons who: have a Bachelor’s degree from other fields of study AND an official teacher’s qualification are eligible to apply to the Programme. The degree must include at least three years of studies. have completed a polytechnic degree in a Finnish University of Applied Sciences AND have completed basic and intermediate studies (altogether min. 60 ECTS) in education, special education or adult education may also apply to the Programme. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: the applicant’s previous degree(s) the amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) motivation letter Language Requirements The applicant must have a good command of English. All applicants must prove their English language skills in one of the following ways accepted by the Faculty: by passing the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 575 on the paper-based test (PBT), or a minimum overall score of 92 and no individual score below 20 on the internet-based test (IBT). by passing the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) test (Academic) with an overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score below 6.0. by passing the PTE Academic test with a minimum overall score of 62 and no individual score below 54. by passing the Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with pass grade A, B or C. by passing the Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with pass grade A, B, or C. by passing the test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in English set by the Finnish National Board of Education with a minimum score of 5 for each subtest. with a Bachelor’s (or higher) degree conducted in English language in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States. with studies (min. 20 ECTS) taken in a study programme conducted in English at the University of Turku. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application Form and Enclosures Applications are done in the Studyinfo portal. Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems, University of Turku. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is open from 1 December 2016 until 13 January 2017. STEP 1. Fill in the online application form. The online application is open only during the application period, so make sure you will finish your application by 13 January 2017 at 15:00:00 (Local time in Finland, GTM+2). Applicants have to fill all the required information concerning the previous studies on the electronic application template. The applicant should also add: an abstract (max. 200 words) and a title for a Bachelor’s thesis (if applicable) a letter of Motivation (max. 4,000 characters) If an applicant has certificates other than the Bachelor’s degree certificate on official teacher’s qualification, they are to enclose the aforementioned enclosures with attested copies of the certificates, both in the original language and an English translation of them. STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: a copy of a Bachelor’s (or higher) degree certificate in the original language or a copy of a temporary degree certificate in the original language or a statement from the applicant’s home institution in English, Finnish or Swedish stating the expected date of graduation a translation of a Bachelor’s (or higher) degree certificate or a temporary degree certificate (if the original document is not written in English, Finnish or Swedish, a translation to one of the languages is required) a copy of transcript of records of the Bachelor’s (or higher) degree certificate in the original language a translation of the transcript of records of the Bachelor’s (or higher) degree certificate (if the original document is not written in English, Finnish or Swedish, a translation to one of the languages is required) certification of the language skills (please see ‘Language Requirements’ below) a Curriculum Vitae in English (to find out how to create your own Curriculum Vitae, you can visit for instance the Europass website. If an applicant has certificates other than the Bachelor’s degree certificate on official teacher’s qualification, they have to enclose the aforementioned enclosures with attested copies of the certificates, both in the original language and an English translation. Applicants applying for the double degree option, Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, must also provide the following enclosures: a copy of an upper secondary school graduation certificate in the original language a translation of an upper secondary school graduation certificate (if the original document is not written in English, Finnish or Swedish, a translation to one of the languages is also required) Please see the country specific requirements for certifying the copies and submitting the documents. Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki FINLAND Applications arriving after the application deadline are not considered. Postmark dates on the applications will not be taken into account; the applications must arrive at the University Admissions Finland before the above deadline. In addition to submitting officially attested copies of educational certificates, the admitted applicant will have to show the originals of their educational documents (degree certificate and transcript of study records) at the Faculty of Education in order to be able to register with the University after arriving in Finland. Additional information The applicants can choose an option that leads to two Master’s degrees. This double degree option is called the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education and it leads to the following degrees: Master of Arts in Education from the University of Turku, and Master of Arts Erziehungswissenschaft (Educational Science) from the University of Regensburg, Germany. The studies take two years to complete (120 ECTS credits). A student who has been admitted to the double degree option studies the 2nd semester at the University of Regensburg, Institute of Education. The number of students admitted to the LLEES programme is 20 at the most: a maximum of 20 students to the single degree option and, among the 20 best scoring applicants, a maximum of 5 students will be admitted to the double degree option. If the required degree and studies are not completed by the application period deadline, applicants should enclose a statement from their home university stating the expected date of graduation. The general and country specific requirements concerning the way of certifying and submitting the documents must be followed also after the application period has expired. In general, the application documents required as officially certified copies must bear the official stamp and signature of an authorised university official from the degree awarding institution or a notary public. All translations must be made by an authorised translator. If copies of translations are submitted, those must also be officially certified. The following documentation is optional and does not affect the application in any way. It is simply asked for identification purposes when handling the applicant’s documents, which sometimes contain the applicant’s name in different forms: copy of information page of the passport or identification card containing the applicant’s name, date of birth and photo. An applicant should enroll to a language test early enough, e.g., 1-2 months before a test day. This is important because the test results are needed at the end of the application period and the tests might be already full for a late application. Application documents will not be returned to the applicant nor is it possible to apply with the same submitted documents in later application periods. Applications sent by e-mail or fax are not accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) Gain in-depth knowledge on today’s East Asian societies and become a specialist in the most dynamic region of the world! The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. Students gain expertise on East Asian contemporary history, politics and societies and learn social science research methods to become area specialists on East Asia. East Asian languages are studied as part of the degree to support students’ acquisition of knowledge and Master’s thesis research. Students in the Programme have good opportunities for student exchange in East Asian universities as well as to receive East Asian study and research scholarships. The Programme provides expertise to enter international public, private and third sector professions. Students also become qualified to apply to PhD programmes and to pursue an academic career. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure For a detailed description of the structure of the Programme, curriculum and teaching, please see: The Study Leaflet (pdf 40 pages). Academic excellence & experience The Centre for East Asian Studies specialises in research on contemporary East Asian societies, with special focus on various manifestations of civil societies in China, South Korea and Japan. For China, academic staff conducts research, for example, on disaster management, social movements and protest, urban governance, and environmental issues. For South Korea, on culture of economy, self-employment, and organisations, and popular culture and social movements. For Japan, on social movements and civic society. The research by the academic staff is directly reflected in the Master’s programme: students get up-to-date teaching on topical issues and societal and political developments in East Asian societies. Students also receive individual thesis supervision firmly anchored in the East Asia expertise of the teaching staff. Master's thesis & topics Examples of thesis topics: Place and belonging – an ethnography of rural migrant children in Beijing Cosmetic surgery and rites of passage in Korean society – a study on cosmetic surgeries after the university entrance exam Remembering the war and aggression: a discourse analysis of Japan’s state apologies and commemoration speeches on August 15th 1995–2015 From the Great Famine (1958–1962) to the food waste problem: the role of memory to enhance the awareness in the city of Shanghai Japan’s shining women: young women negotiating the transition to adulthood in Japan South Korean presidents and the alliance with the United States 1998‒2012: a case study of the Free Trade Agreement ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements The following requirements need to be fulfilled in order to apply: A Bachelor’s degree of at least three years in length Verified proficiency in the English language (see “Language requirements” for recognized qualifications and required levels) The following selection criteria will be used when assessing the applicants: The East Asia contents and relevance of previous degree studies and achieved grades. This includes major or minor in East Asian Studies (or Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Studies) or other studies related to contemporary East Asian societies. Knowledge of East Asian languages, verified appropriately (transcripts, certificates etc.) Letter of motivation (see “Application Form and Enclosures” for guidelines) Applicant’s fulfilment of the application requirements and qualifications for the application criteria need to be documented with certified documents. Persons who have the Finnish first-cycle polytechnic degree called “ammattikorkeakoulututkinto” and have completed courses on scientific thinking, writing and research methods in areas relevant to the Programme are also eligible to apply. Programme-Specific Degree Requirements The following selection criteria will be used when assessing the applicants: The East Asia contents and relevance of previous degree studies and achieved grades. This includes major or minor in East Asian Studies (or Korean, Japanese and Chinese Studies) or other studies related to contemporary East Asian societies. Knowledge of East Asian languages, verified appropriately (transcripts, certificates etc.) Letter of motivation (see “Application Form and Enclosures” for guidelines) Language Requirements Proficiency in the English language needs to be verified in accordance with the standards set by the University of Turku by one of the following certificates which must have been completed in the last two years. The certificate must be valid on the application deadline (13th January 2017). TOEFL iBT test with a score of at least 92 and no individual score below 20 IELTS Academic test with an overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score below 6.0 Cambridge ESOL test: Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate In Advanced English (CAE), pass grade A, B, or C National Certificate of English Language Proficiency by the Finnish National Board of Education, overall language proficiency level of 5 Pearson PTE Academic test with a score of at least 62 and no individual score below 54 See also Proof of English language skills Exemption from these tests is granted to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree in an English-language programme in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States or in an EU/EEA country Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree in an EU/EEA country including courses taken in English and good proficiency (magna cum laude approbatur) in English in their high school diploma (ylioppilastodistus) or equivalent. Secondary education received in English language in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application Form and Enclosures Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies, University of Turku. The application period is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2) for studies starting in September 2017. The following documents are required from all applicants: A copy of the degree certificate in the original language ➤ In case you are going to graduate after the admissions deadline, you must include a certificate or a statement from your home university or institute stating the expected date of graduation. The actual degree certificate must be received by the Faculty of the Social Sciences of the University of Turku by a time to be announced later. An English translation of the degree certificate or a Diploma Supplement (likely to be issued by your university) A transcript of records (1) An English translation of the transcript of records (likely to be issued by your university) Certificate of English language proficiency (see above for accepted certifications); please see UAF’s Language skills page on how to have the test results forwarded directly to UAF Curriculum Vitae (resumé) (2) Letter of motivation (3) (included as an item in the electronic application form and not attached as a separate document; see below for guidelines on contents) Guidelines on application documents: Transcript of records: a document containing information of completed courses and received credits and grades. A certificate of registration or a diploma is not sufficient. If a transcript cannot be obtained, an officially certified list of completed academic work or yearly examinations with information on the contents of courses will be sufficient. Curriculum vitae (in Europe akin to a resumé in the US): for the format, you can use for example the guidelines at EU’s Europass site. Letter of motivation: describe briefly your study background, how you have become interested in study of East Asia, what motivates you to study East Asia and apply to MPAS in Turku, what are your topics and areas of interest in East Asia, possibly including also your tentative thesis research topic, and what are your future aspirations. Add the name and contact information (affiliation, e-mail) of two academic references, of whom at least one has been the main supervisor of your previous studies. A good length for a letter of motivation is 500–800 words. (The letter of motivation is one item in the electronic application form. Draft the letter in advance as a separate document and copy and paste the text to the application form.) ... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies Will you be the next expert of the future? The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. The Programme includes plenty of rehearsal, case-studies and real-life experiences on using foresight methodology. These range from quantitative and qualitative methods to innovative and creative futures design techniques. Here you will get a versatile toolkit for implementing foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organisation. You will qualify to a wide array of expert positions in the strategic and foresight units of private companies and public institutions. The Programme also serves as an excellent basis for building a consultant business. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. Futures Studies as a major subject includes compulsory and optional courses that build the expertise of the student in, for example, futures studies methodology, strategic foresight and scenario building. Students are free to choose a minor subject that complements their career goals. Recommended minors include Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation, and Economic Sociology. Elective studies can include courses in Futures Studies, but can also widen the knowledge of the student in new subjects or thematic areas. All students are also expected to study languages (Finnish as well as English) and general methodological studies. Academic excellence & experience The two-year Programme is run by the Finland Futures Research Centre, which is the world’s premier hotspot of future-minded scholars. The Centre is specialised in futures studies and foresight and seeks to accomplish the ultimate goal of a responsible and sustainable future. The Centre researches alternative futures and the challenges and possibilities included in them. Academic research places special emphasis on: foresight environmental and energy research socio-cultural research food and consumption security education The Finland Futures Research Centre develops the scientific foundations and methods of futures studies. The Master’s Degree Programme utilises the resources, connections and personnel of the Centre to provide students with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies is designed to educate futures experts. You will gain the theoretical and academic knowledge required for starting PhD studies as well as practical competences for working in challenging positions in companies or the public sector. Education is given in English, and the students of this international Programme learn to work together with associates from different countries and scientific backgrounds. Master's thesis & topics The thesis is a scientific research report comprised of both a theoretical section and empirical applications. The aim of the process is: to provide you with the tools to locate and critically evaluate scientific information to train independent problem solving for demanding research questions and thus lay and advanced knowledge and skill basis for doctoral studies to train presentation and argumentation skills, both oral and written to attain expertise in the practices of researching, utilising and developing alternative and possible futures in the chosen field Examples of Master’s thesis topics in futures studies: Images of the future of privacy: A privacy dynamics framework and a causal layered analysis of ideal types. The future of branded sportswear store formats in Germany 2030: Four images of the future. Futures of citizens’ political participation in Russia: scenarios for years 2014–2025 Sustainable Development – the Key to Competitiveness CSR as an added value to Alstom’s corporate performance Futures of Finnish food system by 2050. The perspective of resilience ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Phase 1. General requirements 1. Degree Requirements Applicants must have one of the following degrees (degree must be earned at the time of applying): a) Bachelor’s degree from Finland or corresponding degree from a foreign university: Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts in Education Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of Administrative Sciences Bachelor of Science in Food Chemistry Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Science in Technology Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Sport Sciences b) Bachelor’s degree from a University of Applied Sciences in Finland: Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Culture and Arts Bachelor of Engineering in Logistics Bachelor of Environmental Planning Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Management Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology and Food Industries Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Technology Bachelor of Engineering in Media Engineering 2. Language Requirement Prospective candidates should have a good level of proficiency in the English language. Applicants are expected to have taken one of the following tests: TOEFL PBT (Test of English, paper-based) minimum requirement: 575 points TOEFL iBT (Test of English, internet-based) minimum requirements: 92 points, each separate part at least 20 points CAE/CPE (University of Cambridge Advanced Examination/proficiency Examination) pass grades A, B or C IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum grade 6.5, each separate part at least 6 points PTE Academic minimum requirement 62 points, each separate part at least 54 points the test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency arranged by the National Board of Education, average skill level 5 Finnish matriculation examination in English language, minimum grade of cum laude approbatur (or a corresponding minimum English language grade of 4 from the International Baccalaureate degree, grade 6.00 from the European Baccalaureate degree or grade 7 from the Reifeprüfung degree). The test scores, except from matriculation examinations, cannot be accepted if they are more than two years old (by the end of the application period). The test is not required if the candidate holds the required degree in English from one of the EU or EEA countries, or from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the U.S.A. In such cases the language of instruction of the previous degree must be proven with the degree certificate. The degree must be earned by the time of applying. When booking the language test, please note that it may take several weeks before the test results are published. 3. Minimum Grade The grade of the applicant’s major studies must be 3 or higher for students graded on a grading scale of 1-5. The minimum for all other grading systems should be average or better. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for the major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. If the grading scale is other than 1-5, it will be converted to the 1-5 scale. Phase 2: Selection Criteria The applicants that have passed phase 1 will be graded and approximately 20 applicants with the highest points will be selected. The grading is done as follows: 1. Bachelor’s thesis Bachelor’s thesis or corresponding final thesis grade of 3 or above will be awarded 15 points. (If the grading scale is other than 1-5, it will be converted to the 1-5 scale). Applicants who have not written a thesis as part of their previous degree will earn no points in this section. The applicants whose thesis was graded on a scale of pass/fail will earn 10 points. 2. Eligible previous studies Previous studies in futures studies 1 ECTS credit = 1 point, maximum of 25 points. When converting the old Finnish credit system into ECTS the multiple of 1.5 is used for Universities of Applied Sciences and 1.8 for Universities. 3. Grade of Major Studies The grade of the applicant’s major studies, on a grading scale of 1–5. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for the major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. Grade 3 = 10 points Grade 4 = 20 points Grade 5 = 30 points If the applicant’s previous studies are not graded on a scale of 1–5, the grading scale will be converted to a scale of 1–5. 4. Supplementary studies Supplementary studies are studies that a student admitted into the Master’s Degree Programme must finish in order to supplement previous studies. The aim of the supplementary studies is to give the student sufficient qualifications to finish the Master of Arts degree. Supplementary studies are maximum of 22 ECTS credits. Applicant’s Bachelor degree will define the individual supplementary studies: Supplementary studies for Bachelor from University: second language 0-6 ECTS Bachelor from University of Applied Sciences: futures studies 10 ECTS, methodological studies 6 ECTS and second language studies 0-6 ECTS. Applicant is graded on the needed supplementary studies: 0 ECTS = 22 points, 1 ECTS = 21 points and so on. 22 ECTS needed supplementary studies will give applicant 0 points. 5. Motivation letter The applicant will receive 0-30 points from the motivation letter. In the motivation letter, the applicant should cover the following themes: What is your educational and professional background and how you feel it fits this Master’s Degree Programme? Define your reasons for choosing this Master’s Degree Programme and how you see your future after graduation. Present the international experience you have that you consider relevant for this Programme. What aspects of studying in Finland and in this Programme you expect to be most challenging for you? How do you plan to conquer these challenges? Please discuss your understanding of Futures Studies as a field of research. Instructions for the motivation letter: The length of the motivation letter is limited to a maximum of 4,000 characters. The language of the motivation letter is English. The motivation letter will be graded with the following criteria: Relevant international experience. (0-10 points) The level of motivation to enter the Programme. (0-10 points) Understanding the context of futures studies. (0-5 points) Relevance for career plans. (0-5 points) If the motivation letter is missing, the application will be rejected. Programme-Specific Requirements Minimum Grade The grade of the applicant’s major studies must be 3 or higher for students graded on a grading scale of 1-5. The minimum for all other grading systems should be average or better. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for the major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. If the grading scale is other than 1-5, it will be converted to the 1-5 scale. Student selection All applicants that fulfill the phase 1 of the application process which means general degree requirements as well as the minimum grade requirement will move on to phase 2 of the selection. Phase 2 Selection Criteria The applicants that have passed phase 1 will be graded and approximately 20 applicants with the highest points will be selected. The grading is done as follows: 1. Bachelor’s thesis Bachelor’s thesis or corresponding final thesis grade of 3 or above will be awarded 15 points. (If the grading scale is other than 1-5, it will be converted to the 1-5 scale). Applicants who have not written a thesis as part of their previous degree will earn no points in this section. The applicants whose thesis was graded on a scale of pass/fail will earn 10 points. 2. Eligible previous studies Previous studies in futures studies 1 ECTS credit = 1 point, maximum of 25 points. When converting the old Finnish credit system into ECTS the multiple of 1.5 is used for Universities of Applied Sciences and 1.8 for Universities. 3. Grade of Major Studies The grade of the applicant’s major studies, on a grading scale of 1–5. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for the major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. Grade 3 = 10 points Grade 4 = 20 points Grade 5 = 30 points If the applicant’s previous studies are not graded on a scale of 1–5, the grading scale will be converted to a scale of 1–5. 4. Supplementary studies Supplementary studies are studies that a student admitted into the Master’s Degree Programme must finish in order to supplement previous studies. The aim of the supplementary studies is to give the student sufficient qualifications to finish the Master of Arts degree. Supplementary studies are maximum of 22 ECTS credits. Applicant’s Bachelor degree will define the individual supplementary studies: Supplementary studies for Bachelor from University: second language 0-6 ECTS Bachelor from University of Applied Sciences: futures studies 10 ECTS, methodological studies 6 ECTS and second language studies 0-6 ECTS. Applicant is graded on the needed supplementary studies: 0 ECTS = 22 points, 1 ECTS = 21 points and so on. 22 ECTS needed supplementary studies will give applicant 0 points. 5. Motivation letter. The applicant will receive 0-30 points from the motivation letter. In the motivation letter, the applicant should cover the following themes: What is your educational and professional background and how you feel it fits this Master’s Degree Programme? Define your reasons for choosing this Master’s Degree Programme and how you see your future after graduation. Present the international experience you have that you consider relevant for this Programme. What aspects of studying in Finland and in this Programme you expect to be most challenging for you? How do you plan to conquer these challenges? Please discuss your understanding of Futures Studies as a field of research. Instructions for the motivation letter: The length of the motivation letter is limited to a maximum of 4,000 characters. The language of the motivation letter is English. The motivation letter will be graded with the following criteria: Relevant international experience. (0-10 points) The level of motivation to enter the Programme. (0-10 points) Understanding the context of futures studies. (0-5 points) Relevance for career plans. (0-5 points) If the motivation letter is missing, the application will be rejected. Language Requirements Prospective candidates should have a good level of proficiency in the English language. Applicants are expected to have taken one of the following tests: TOEFL PBT (Test of English, paper-based) minimum requirement: 575 points TOEFL iBT (Test of English, internet-based) minimum requirements: 92 points, each separate part at least 20 points CAE/CPE (University of Cambridge Advanced Examination/proficiency Examination) pass grades A, B or C IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum grade 6.5, each separate part at least 6 points PTE Academic minimum requirement 62 points, each separate part at least 54 points the test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency arranged by the National Board of Education, average skill level 5 Finnish matriculation examination in English language, minimum grade of cum laude approbatur (or a corresponding minimum English language grade of 4 from the International Baccalaureate degree, grade 6.00 from the European Baccalaureate degree or grade 7 from the Reifeprüfung degree). The test scores, except from matriculation examinations, cannot be accepted if they are more than two years old (by the end of the application period). The test is not required if the candidate holds the required degree in English from one of the EU or EEA countries, or from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the U.S.A. In such cases the language of instruction of the previous degree must be proven with the degree certificate. The degree must be earned by the time of applying. When booking the language test, please note that it may take several weeks before the test results are published. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application Form and Enclosures The application period is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15.00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2) for studies starting in September 2017. Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies. The motivation letter is submitted into the electronic system and should not be sent separately. STEP 1. Make sure you have the required degree and that you have graduated by the time you submit your application. Check the language requirements and reserve a time for a language test if necessary. Remember to get your documentation certified according to the instructions below. Fill in the online application form. The online application is open only during the application period, so make sure you finish your application before 13 January 2017 at 15:00:00 (Local time in Finland, GTM+2). STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: an officially certified copy of the original degree certificate (in the original language) AND an English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or Diploma Supplement from European institutions of higher education) an officially certified copy of the original transcript of study records (in the original language) AND an English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or an English-language Diploma Supplement concerning graduates from European institutions of higher education). certificate of English language skills Please see the country specific requirements for certifying the copies and submitting the documents: http://universityadmissions.fi/?page_id=24 Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki FINLAND Applications arriving after the application deadline are not considered. Postmark dates on the applications will not be taken into account. The applications must arrive at the University Admissions Finland before the above deadline. The Programme admits approximately 20 students annually. The application time is December-January. The studies begin in late August each year. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analysing legal problems of the information society. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) Become an expert in the law of the information society and understand the legal challenges of digitalisation! The Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analysing legal problems of the information society. The Programme offers its students a unique combination of private and public law and interdisciplinary perspectives. Skills in legal analysis, critical thinking, research and writing is what distinguishes excellent lawyers and legal scholars. Our interactive study methods are based on the latest pedagogical research and courses are taught in small groups of selected international students. The Programme creates a solid basis for doctoral training in law. It also provides you with the expertise necessary for a successful career at law firms and corporations, governments and international organisations, as well as at universities and research institutions. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Curricula Guide Academic excellence & experience Digital Futures is one of the six strategic research themes of University of Turku. The Faculty of Law has several externally funded research projects in the areas of the LIS Programme (funded e.g. by the Academy of Finland). In 2016, the Faculty of Law was ranked in the top 151–200 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the Programme, you will learn from the lecturers of the University of Turku as well as from international experts who are also top researchers in their area of experitse. LIS Programme is a partner in the Pan European Seal Traineeship Programme. Master's thesis & topics Writing a Master’s thesis is part of the advanced studies in Law and Information Society (60 ECTS). The work begins during your first year of studies with the orientation seminars. The actual writing of the thesis is done during the second year of studies. The advanced studies consist of: literature 8 ECTS seminars 12 ECTS Master’s thesis 40 ECTS Examples of thesis topics: Internet Service Providers’ Liability for Third Party Content Digital Exhaustion of Video Games – The Consumer Perspective The Right to be Forgotten – A conceptual analysis of the right to be forgotten, and its practical implications in the context of search engines ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements The Programme is directed to students with a Bachelor of Laws degree. The applicant must have completed a lower university degree equivalent to a Finnish Bachelor’s degree in a University. Most of the credits in the degree should be from legal studies. The required degree must be completed by 14 July 2017. If the required degree is not completed by the application deadline, applicants should enclose a statement from their home university stating the expected date of graduation. The Programme admits a maximum of 20 students to pursue the Master of International and Comparative Law degree. Starting from autumn 2017, all new admitted students who complete their degree will be awarded the Master of International and Comparative Law degree. It is not possible to obtain the Master of Laws Degree with any study background. This means that students who have a Bachelor of Laws degree (ON, RN) from a Finnish university as well as those who have passed an EEA aptitude test for the Bachelor of Laws and have been admitted to the Programme in autumn 2017 or later, cannot obtain the Master of Laws Degree from the Programme. In addition, a maximum of five students who have already been accepted to the Master of Laws programme at the University of Turku are admitted to the LIS study track as part of their Master of Laws studies. The LIS study track has a separate application process. All applications are pre‐processed by the University Admissions Finland and evaluated by the LIS selection board. Applications will be checked for plagiarism. The decision on admission is made by the Dean of the Faculty of Law. The maximum of 20 students are accepted to the Programme. The decision for admission will be based on the level of: previous studies grades language skills personal interests written application examination. The results of the admission will be published at the latest by 4 May 2017 at www.utu.fi/law/lis. Applicants will also receive the notice in writing. The admitted students must notify the Faculty of Law as soon as possible, latest by 14 July 2017 at 15.00 Finnish time, whether they will accept the study place or not. If the Faculty of Law hasn’t received the student’s notification by 14 July 2017 at 15.00 Finnish time, they will forfeit their right to enrol in the Degree Programme. Language Requirements All applicants must prove their English language skills in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty: a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in an English language programme in EU/EEA Countries, i.e. the language of instruction of the entire programme has to be English, (free‐form report on proficiency in English, one page and possible appendices) a Finnish Bachelor of Law (ON or RN) degree (free‐form report on proficiency in English, one page and possible appendices) studies of law (min. 20 ECTS, average grade at least 2,5) taken in a study programme conducted in English at the University of Turku (free‐form report on proficiency in English, one page and possible appendices) One of the following languages tests. In the University of Turku the minimum scores to be approved are: TOEFL: 575 points from the paper‐based test ‐ 92 points from the internet‐based test, no subtest score under 20 (i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) IELTS Academic: the minimum overall band score is 6.5 and no individual scores below 6.0 (i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) The Pearson Test of English Academic, PTE Academic: minimum score 62, and no subtest score under 54 (i.e. Communication Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) The Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): pass grades A, B or C The Certificate In Advanced English (CAE): pass grades A, B, or C The test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in English set by the Finnish National Board of Education: min 5 of each part. An applicant should enrol to a language test early enough, e.g., 1-2 months before a test day. This is important because the test results are needed at the end of the application period and the tests might be already full for a late application.. Language tests taken more than two years prior to application deadline will not be accepted. All language test scores must be sent to University Admissions Finland (see the address below). The testing centre must send the test results directly to the University Admissions by the application deadline. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application Form and Enclosures Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society, University of Turku. The application period is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15.00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2) for studies starting in September 2017. STEP 1. Fill in the online application form. The application is filled in and submitted online. The online application is open only during the application period, so make sure you will finish your application before 13 January 2017 at 15:00:00 (Local time in Finland, GTM+2). When filling in the application form, be prepared to: write a motivation letter stating why you are applying for this programme (max 4,000 characters) provide a written essay based on the application exam question, which is available at: www.utu.fi/law/lis on 1 November 2016 describe the grading scale used at your institution at the time of your studies. The grading scale must include all the grades and marks appearing on your transcript of records and their relation to each other. You should also provide a link to an official website where this information can be verified. (In many cases this information is already included in the transcript of records.) STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: an officially certified copy of the Bachelor’s degree certificate in the original language (OR applicants graduating after the deadline must enclose a statement from the home institution stating the expected date of graduation). an official English, Swedish or Finnish translation of the degree certificate OR an officially certified copy of the Diploma Supplement in English (concerns graduates from universities within the EU). an officially certified copy of the original transcript of study records (in the original language) AND an English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or an English-language Diploma Supplement concerning graduates from European institutions of higher education). certificate of English language skills (see Language requirements). if the required degree is not completed by the application deadline, applicants should enclose a statement from their home university stating the expected date of graduation. Please see the country specific requirements and the way of certifying the copies and submitting the documents: http://universityadmissions.fi/?page_id=24 Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

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