A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.
Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.
The formal higher education system of Finland is the 7-3-2-2 pattern. The university takes two years in vocational or technical education and finally two-year pre-tertiary education. Finland also has several public as well as private universities that have enabled accessibility of higher education to students.
Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Finland 2017/2018
The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. [+]
The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality researchers. The programme also serves as an... [+]
Master for Research Chemists
The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality researchers. The programme also serves as an excellent stepping stone for PhD studies.
Who should apply?
Graduates who are seeking challenges in the field of chemistry research and who hold a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.
Course structure and curriculum
The International Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists is comprised of 120 credits, which can be completed in two years. The studies include compulsory and elective modules that may vary according to the students’ interests and major subjects. The major subject can be chosen from four principle categories: Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.... [-]
CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims... [+]
CBU Master in Forestry
CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of nature resources. As well as teaching based on high level scientific research the aim of this programme is to develop student's cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments.This programme is designed for students, who already have their Bachelor's or comparable degree, recognised by the university. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year long studies is 120 ECTS points. The programme has been fully implemented since autumn 2007.... [-]
The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural [+]
Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)
Are you interested in a deeper understanding of holistic forest and nature management? Would you like to work as a forester in an international environment?
The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.
The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offers:... [-]
This first class MSc programme in Euroforester is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector. The MSc programme "Euroforester" has been developed in cooperation between 13 forest faculties in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden. [+]
Master's Programme - Euroforester
Forestry faces profound changes, thus forestry education must equip students with new skills. This first class MSc programme is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector.
The forestry profession faces profound changes. Forests are no longer regarded simply as "factories" for wood production. The perspective has widened and the wide range of outputs from forests, has become a keen concern for the whole of society - nationally, regionally and globally. Across borders, countries share environmental and social issues; likewise, forest industries and markets increasingly cross national boarders. Consequently the forester of today must have a wide perspective and be capable of working in an international environment.... [-]
The aim of the Master's Programme - Animal Science is to give you a scientific basis for the identification, analysis and solving of problems, taking into consideration the needs of the animal and society. [+]
Master's Programme - Animal Science
Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Do you care about the function and health of our animals?
Our domestic animals are of great importance for our society. Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Whatever we expect of our animals, it is important that they both function well and are in good health. We also have to consider the various needs of our society. Through advisory work, education, research and animal husbandry, animal scientists can improve the production and wellbeing of our animals. Within the international collaboration, animal science plays an increasing role when it comes to improving and developing animal husbandry practices. The program has a duration of 2 years and will prepare you for a number of careers, for instance research.... [-]
Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings ... [+]
Can agriculture support both man and the ecological systems? Is it possible to separate social and ecological systems within agriculture?
Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings, as well as people and local resources. The programme offers a head start for students who seek to work with development or research for agriculture to support small-scale farmers.
Farming and food production are ecologically, economically and socially important in all societies. Worldwide there is a need for academic experts that can deal with land use systems that are complex, multifunctional and rapidly changing. This programme investigates the social, economic and environmental barriers and opportunities for small scale and sustainable agricultural production. Some examples of subjects are: agronomy in a systems ecology perspective; farm production integrated with nature conservation and production of ecosystem services; the sociology of farming and agriculture.... [-]
In the Master's Programme - Environmental Communication and Management we learn how to understand communication processes, to create communicative strategies for environmental changes, organize collective action and mediate in environmental conflicts in a constructive way. [+]
Master's Programme - Environmental Communication and Management
Practical work in the field of natural resource management and sustainable development also involves communication. How can we manage conflicting interests between people and orginisations?
Communication plays an important role in the facilitation of sustainable management of natural resources and environmental issues. In the ECM program we learn how to understand communication processes, to create communicative strategies for environmental changes, organize collective action and mediate in environmental conflicts in a constructive way.
To work in practice with environmental change and sustainable development mean to work with people and communication. Communication is involved in all environmental issues: industries’ adaptation of environmental technology, governmental protection of wildlife, international governmental agreements etc. Companies, governmental agencies and environmental organisations are demanding people with professional skills in environmental communication. To facilitate sustainable development, society needs to know about e.g. plants, soils and water. But that is not enough. We also need to know about how to coordinate different resource users, how to motivate consumers to adapt environmental technology, and how to manage environmental conflicts.... [-]
Master's Degree Programme in Photonics is a two-year programme taught in English at the Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Master's degree in photonics gives students good expertise to modern optics and photonics at both theoretical and experimental level. [+]
This Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context. [+]
Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management
Why is it so difficult to collectively organise sustainable fishing in lake Chilwa in Malawi? What are the basic ideas of development policies of the European Union and the World Bank?
There is a growing recognition that the challenges in the development and management of rural areas globally are due to a multitude of social, economic, political and ecological factors. Understanding and dealing with this complex and multi-layered reality therefore requires interdisciplinary analyses and innovative solutions. This programme offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context.... [-]