Master in Wood Materials Science


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Program Description


Master of Science in Wood Materials Science is a course-based MSc programme that trains experts who make a difference towards a sustainable future. This programme creates a link between wood and the final products such as bio-based materials, chemicals and energy derived from renewable biological resources. MSc Wood Materials Science is a programme aims at training professionals who understand the entire chain from wood biomass production to product development and innovation management. It focuses on developing new products by combining wood with other materials and by creating novel materials and products from wood fibers. Our contemporary research is the basis for our teaching, which is developed in collaboration with the forest-based industries.

Careers in bioeconomy

Wood materials science is one of the branches in forest bioeconomy. In the coming years, the use of wood fibers is expected to increase especially in clothing and pharmaceutical industries and hand in hand grows the need for qualified professionals. Our graduates are amongst the most sought-after experts in the field by national and international employers alike. As a graduate of MSc Wood Materials Science, you will find job opportunities in, for example as technology specialists, researchers, and project managers in the development organizations and R&D departments of bio-based mechanical and chemical industry or energy cluster.

MSc Wood Materials Science curriculum

MSc in Wood Materials Science provides you with state-of-the-art knowledge of wood-based materials. As our student, you will learn to master the physical and mechanical properties of wood in relation to its chemical composition and ultrastructure and to understand how to select, modify and convert materials for various applications.

MSc Wood Materials Science is a two-year programme (120 ECTS) and upon graduation, you will receive a globally recognized Master of Science degree certificate. MSc Wood Materials Science is a taught programme and during your studies, you will benefit from lectures, exercises, and excursions run by our professors and senior lecturers. You will be studying in a multicultural environment and learn intercultural collaboration skills that are highly appreciated by your future employers.

Admission requirements

We welcome people talented and enthusiastic people, both domestic and international, from all around the world to apply. The minimum eligibility criteria are Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, a degree in e.g. forestry, chemistry, material science, biology, physics, engineering or related field.

Scholarships and tuition fees

Tuition fee for EU/EEA nationals: 0 EUR

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA nationals: 12,000 EUR / year

Wood Materials Science scholarships of 24,000 EUR are made available on a competitive basis.

Last updated October 2019

About the School

With approximately 15,000 students and 2,500 members of staff, the University of Eastern Finland is one of the largest universities in Finland. The university’s campuses are located in Joensuu and Kuo... Read More

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