Jyväskylä University Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Introduction

A creative and international: the Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Welcome to the Faculty of Science! The Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences conducts internationally acclaimed research and provides top-level teaching in all the areas of mathematics and sciences it represents. In the Faculty, new ideas are developed and shared with the community and experts who will build the future in both Finland and abroad are educated.

The world needs experts to solve the problems of tomorrow. Globally, there is a growing need for experts in the field of science. The concern about the state of the environment and the desire to build a sustainable future is what brings the students of mathematics and science together. We will play an active role in the development of mathematics and sciences in Finland.

We offer a wide spectrum of multi-disciplinary research, with several world-leading research groups. We have substantial research infrastructure for both experimental and theoretical research. We have the very best teachers and researchers, not to mention the modern facilities and an international and compact campus.

General information

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science is founded on the year 1965 and it is University's oldest and largest Faculty. It has four Departments located in the Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne campuses. The Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne areas have been planned carefully and they have their own unique features. Roughly 2300 students are enrolled in the faculty. The number of staff is about 560.

There are four Departments based at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science:

  • Department of Biological and Environmental Science
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Also, we have three Research Centers:

  • Accelerator Laboratory
  • Nanoscience Center
  • Konnevesi Research Station
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master in Biological and Environmental Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

The aim of the program is to produce experts in biology and environmental science. The program contains two specialization areas (majors): sustainable management of inland aquatic resources, ecology, and evolutionary biology. [+]

Master's Degree Program in Biological and Environmental Science, Master of Science (2 yrs)

Applying

The application round opens on the 15th of November 2017 and the deadline for applications is on the 10th of January 2018.

Read more about this program on university's website.

Study objectives

The aim of the Master's Degree Program is to produce experts in biology and environmental science. You have a chance to specialize in one of the following specialization areas:

sustainable management of inland aquatic resources, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

The specialization area of sustainable management of inland aquatic resources focusses on environmental and biological processes that determine the characteristics and ecosystem services of inland waters and ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of natural resources. Specialization area of ecology and evolutionary biology focus on fundamental concepts and theories of ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology and the ability to use these at the individual, population, community and ecosystem level.... [-]


Master in Nanoscience

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

As a student of the Masters Program in Nanoscience, you will gather multidisciplinary know-how in the fields of physics, chemistry, and cell & molecular biology. This combination of physics with chemistry and biology offered by the programme is unique in Finland and also abroad, where especially biology is often missing. [+]

Master’s Degree Program in Nanoscience, Master of Science (2 yrs)

Applying

The applicationround opens 15 November 2017 and the deadline for applications is 10 January 2018.

Read more about this program on university's website.

Study objectives

As a student of the Masters Program in Nanoscience, you will gather multidisciplinary know-how in the fields of physics, chemistry, and cell & molecular biology. This combination of physics with chemistry and biology offered by the program is unique in Finland and also abroad, where especially biology is often missing. The program is ideal for those interested in natural sciences in a broad sense and those willing to understand nature and phenomena in nature from many perspectives, from atomic level to the organisms. It provides excellent abilities to follow current developments in science and technology and to graduate as an expert in the rapidly developing field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.... [-]


Master in Nuclear and Particle Physics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

The objective of the Master's degree is to provide you with advanced academic training in the fields of nuclear and particle physics. Depending on your interests and skills you can choose to complete your master's studies with different profiles, specializing in experimental or theoretical nuclear physics or in experimental or theoretical particle physics. [+]

Master’s Degree Program in Nuclear and Particle Physics, Master of Science (2 yrs)

Applying

The application period begins 15th November 2017 and the deadline for applications is 10th January 2018.

Read more about this program on university's website.

Study objectives

The aim of the Master's Degree Program is to provide you with advanced academic training in the fields of nuclear and particle physics. Depending on your interests and skills you can choose to complete your master's studies with different profiles, specializing in experimental or theoretical nuclear physics or in experimental or theoretical particle physics. The master studies give you a holistic view of nuclear and particle physics to critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and deal with complex issues resulting in a capability to contributing to research and development work. Such training and skills are suitable for a wide range of professional careers, including that of an academic researcher.... [-]


Contact

The Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Address University of Jyväskylä Ylistönrinne (YN), Survontie 9 C
FI-40014 Jyväskylä, Finland