University of Eastern Finland

Introduction

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 Kuopio.

The University of Eastern Finland is a multidisciplinary university, which offers to teach in more than 100 major subjects. The university comprises four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.

The well-being of students is among the primary concerns of the university and, in addition to the high standard of teaching, the university offers its students a modern study environment, which is under constant development.

The university has extensive international relations and it is involved in several international networks. The university’s teaching and research staff and students are active in participating in various mobility programmes. The university has concluded bilateral agreements on cooperation with approximately 100 universities abroad. Moreover, the university is involved in several international networks and discipline-specific projects.

With its extensive networks, this multidisciplinary and international university constitutes a significant competence cluster, which promotes the well-being and positive development of eastern Finland. The University of Eastern Finland seeks to be among the top three most significant universities in Finland and among the leading 200 universities in the world.


This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Finnish

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Programs

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Master in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC)

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry. [+]

About

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry.

There are two main subjects in the BEC programme: Environmental science in Kuopio campus and Biology in Joensuu campus. The curriculum consists of 120 ECTS credit points, which includes general skills studies, advanced level courses in the main subject plus master's thesis, as well as alternative studies in other disciplines e.g. environmental law and policy, statistics, or sustainable development.... [-]


Master in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry. [+]

About

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry.

There are two main subjects in the BEC programme: Environmental science in Kuopio campus and Biology in Joensuu campus. The curriculum consists of 120 ECTS credit points, which includes general skills studies, advanced level courses in the main subject plus master's thesis, as well as alternative studies in other disciplines e.g. environmental law and policy, statistics, or sustainable development.... [-]


Master in Environmental Health And Technology

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology is a highly multidisciplinary and research oriented programme, aiming at combining comprehensive understanding of human exposure and health effects with technological solutions to reduce the effects. Focus is on environmental agents such as air pollutants, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals as well as methods needed to produce meaningful risk assessment from such information. This study program is suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental health research, consulting or in environmental health agencies and for those who are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in environmental sciences.​ [+]

About

Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology is a highly multidisciplinary and research oriented programme, aiming at combining comprehensive understanding of human exposure and health effects with technological solutions to reduce the effects. Focus is on environmental agents such as air pollutants, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals as well as methods needed to produce meaningful risk assessment from such information.

This study program is suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental health research, consulting or in environmental health agencies and for those who are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in environmental sciences.​... [-]


Master for Research Chemists

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Colour in Science and Industry

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

The Master in Colour in Science and Industry is a two-year (120 ECTS) Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree, aiming to train the next generation of highly-skilled industrial experts in applied colour science, in various cutting-edge industries (photonics, optics, spectral imaging, multimedia technologies, computer graphics and vision) in a diverse range of sectors (including multimedia, health care, cosmetic, automotive, food-processing) bridging a talent gap in the industry where color experts are in high demand. The 2 areas of focus are spectral technologies and applied color imaging. [+]

About

The Master in Colour in Science and Industry is a two-year (120 ECTS) Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree, aiming to train the next generation of highly-skilled industrial experts in applied colour science, in various cutting-edge industries (photonics, optics, spectral imaging, multimedia technologies, computer graphics and vision) in a diverse range of sectors (including multimedia, health care, cosmetic, automotive, food-processing) bridging a talent gap in the industry where color experts are in high demand. The 2 areas of focus are spectral technologies and applied color imaging.

COSI is brought to you by a world-leading university-business cooperation of 4 European universities (University Jean Monnet, University of Granada, University of Eastern Finland and Norwegian University of Science and Technology), 5 Asian universities and 15 industrial leaders across the globe.... [-]


Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

The two-year International Master's Degree Program in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS) prepares students to teach foreign languages to children. Special emphasis is laid on early age intercultural communication competence. [+]

MASTER IN EARLY LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

The two-year International Master's Degree Program in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS) prepares students to teach foreign languages to children. Special emphasis is laid on early age intercultural communication competence.

The general strength of the program is generated by its didactics and methodology relying upon a balanced combination of theory and practice to be used in a future work as a teacher or educator. The program facilitates gaining a multicultural view on educational issues and sharing personal/collective experience in intercultural settings. The program prepares its students to effectively tackle challenges and possibilities arising from the globalization, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity.... [-]


Master in English Language and Culture

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

This programme, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic perspectives. The degree consists of coursework and a research thesis. [+]

MASTER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

This programme, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic perspectives. The degree consists of coursework and a research thesis. The objectives of the programme include an in-depth understanding of the multifacetedness of contemporary English studies; increased awareness of key debates in contemporary linguistics and literary studies; and an ability to carry out independent research. There are overall 15 study places available for international students.

During their studies, students will specialize in linguistics or literary and cultural studies. The department has internationally recognized areas of strength in both linguistics and literary studies. In linguistics, these include dialectology, language contact, language variation and change, pragmatics, and bilingualism. In literary and cultural studies, the department's areas of strength include postcolonial and ethnic literature, American literature, popular fiction, and contemporary fiction.... [-]


Master in Information Technology

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

Impit curriculum allows students to graduate in two years. Students have to collect about 60 credits from direct teaching at the School of Computing during their first IMPIT year. [+]

About High-quality education internationally accepted the diploma State-of-the-art learning and research environment Easy living in a safe but international environment Generous tuition fee waivers and living cost allowances available Possibilities for exchange studies and internships at companies Good employment perspectives Requirements The prerequisite is BSc level education with a background in Computer Science, Information Technology, Communications Engineering or in a closely related field. The language of instruction is English. IMPIT programme is offered at the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu campus).

We co-operate actively with local IT companies and local business incubator and have had student projects for an example with Olympus and Pelican Imaging. Some of these companies offer internships and thesis placements and many of our students find a job even before the graduation. Representatives of companies visit our IMPIT seminar every year giving students an excellent possibility to pitch themselves to the companies.... [-]


Master in Learning, Teaching and Counselling in Intercultural Context

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

This two-year Master’s programme is a multidisciplinary programme focusing on different study fields related to education. The curriculum of the programme has a global focus and is not limited to one particular research or study field related to education. Instead, it offers a thematic walkthrough through diverse disciplines related to education and pedagogy. Students can flexibly choose their thematic modules according to their personal interests and needs. Students may focus on Adult Education and Counselling, Primary Education, or Science Education. [+]

MASTER IN LEARNING, TEACHING AND COUNSELLING IN INTERCULTURAL CONTEXT

This two-year Master’s programme is a multidisciplinary programme focusing on different study fields related to education. The curriculum of the programme has a global focus and is not limited to one particular research or study field related to education. Instead, it offers a thematic walkthrough through diverse disciplines related to education and pedagogy. Students can flexibly choose their thematic modules according to their personal interests and needs. Students may focus on Adult Education and Counselling, Primary Education, or Science Education.

The thematic module Lifelong Learning focuses on the basics of education, lifelong learning, knowledge society and development of working life. It offers comparative perspectives to questions pertaining to lifelong learning and expertise, educational policy and educational research. It addresses topics, such as, active citizenship, career counseling, life and educational paths of individuals and communities in various social and sociopolitical contexts.... [-]


Master in Linguistic Data Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

Language use and linguistic data are essential in various disciplines today and in all areas of our digitalized society. It is widely recognized that society needs people who understand language as data, who can work analytically and can analyze linguistic data systematically. This Master’s degree programme focuses on the interfaces between languages and digitalization in today’s world. [+]

MASTER IN LINGUISTIC DATA SCIENCES

Language use and linguistic data are essential in various disciplines today and in all areas of our digitalized society. It is widely recognized that society needs people who understand language as data, who can work analytically and can analyze linguistic data systematically. This Master’s degree programme focuses on the interfaces between languages and digitalization in today’s world.

This programme, taught entirely in English, provides an opportunity to study language in today’s digitalized society from a variety of perspectives. These consist of sociolinguistics, language technology and translation. The core of this programme consists of a set of courses in empirical linguistics (syntax, phonetics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, contact linguistics, translation studies) that offer various areas of specialization for the students. In addition, we cross disciplinary boundaries and collaborate with computer science as well as data sciences and statistics. This means that students are encouraged to choose from optional packages that be used to tailor the programme to suit individual needs. Many of the courses utilize text and speech data mining and big data analytics.... [-]


Master in Photonics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

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 offers outstanding skills needed in international careers in optics, photonics, and related fields. [+]

About

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 offers outstanding skills needed in international careers in optics, photonics, and related fields. The programme covers all important aspects from theory to practical work in laboratories with world-class facilities. The education is based on high-quality photonics research in the department. Our graduates find work as technology specialists, researchers, and project managers in the development organizations and R&D departments of the photonics industry.

A generous scholarship scheme is offered to those students who are required to pay tuition.... [-]


Master in Wood Materials Science

Campus 2 years September 2019 Finland Kuopio

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


MSc in European Forestry

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019. [+]

About

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019.

Our programme is a two-year interdisciplinary programme that provides academic education in the field of sustainable resource management with an emphasis on current bioeconomy issues. MSc EF offers a new approach to forestry and nature management markets and it connects the increasing number of forest-related issues with a European dimension at international as well as national levels. The objective of the MSc EF programme is to educate professionals who have a thorough understanding of a sustainable forest bioeconomy as well as the European business culture. The curriculum is specifically designed to take into consideration the needs of potential employers and therefore our graduates are highly valued by national and international agencies, governmental bodies, NGO's, research institutions and timber, paper and pulp enterprises.... [-]


MSc in Forestry (CBU)

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

Master's Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry is organized by The Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU) Consortium of four highly recognized universities in Finland and in Russia. It 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 natural resources. [+]

About

Master's Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry is organized by The Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU) Consortium of four highly recognized universities in Finland and in Russia. It 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 natural resources. As well as teaching based on high-level scientific research the aim of our programme is to develop your cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments. 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.... [-]


MSc in Innovation Management

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

The Master’s Degree Programme in Innovation Management provides students with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. Students will learn how to manage projects and processes around product and service design, human resources, strategy and in sales, marketing and customer care. [+]

MSc in Innovation Management

Application period 1 November 2018 - 31 January 2019. Follow http://www.uef.fi/web/mdp-innovation-management to keep up to date.

Intake: 15 students

MAKE IT DIFFERENT

Thinking outside the box is critical for organisational competitiveness and survival. This has created a need for a new type of business professional with an understanding of how innovation, change and renewal are initiated and achieved in organisations.

The Master’s Degree Programme in Innovation Management provides students with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. Students will learn how to manage projects and processes around product and service design, human resources, strategy and in sales, marketing and customer care.... [-]


MSc in International Business and Sales Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Finland Kuopio

Master's degree in International Business and Sales Management (IBS) is a multidisciplinary two-year master's degree programme that combines high-level research and teaching. The programme provides an in-depth understanding of the global business environment and firm's approaches to doing business across borders. The programme is designed for both Finnish and International students so that people with different backgrounds come to study and learn skills to operate successfully in challenging and changing business environments. The programme is fully taught in English and the curriculum is designed for students who want to gain in-depth knowledge and skills within all parts of international business and sales management. [+]

MDP in International Business and Sales Management

Application period December 2017 - January 2018. Follow www.uef.fi/ibs to keep up to date.

Master's degree in International Business and Sales Management (IBS) is a multidisciplinary two-year master's degree programme that combines high-level research and teaching. The programme provides an in-depth understanding of the global business environment and firm's approaches to doing business across borders. The programme is designed for both Finnish and International students so that people with different backgrounds come to study and learn skills to operate successfully in challenging and changing business environments. The programme is fully taught in English and the curriculum is designed for students who want to gain in-depth knowledge and skills within all parts of international business and sales management.... [-]


MSc in Tourism Marketing and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Finland Kuopio

Master's Degree Programme in Tourism Marketing and Management is not only about making money; we aim to make tourism better. Better for tourism businesses, better for tourists, better for the environment and better for local communities. [+]

Make tourism better

Application period November 1st, 2018- 31st January 2019. Follow www.uef.fi/tmm to keep up to date. Master's Degree Programme in Tourism Marketing and Management is not only about making money; we aim to make tourism better. Better for tourism businesses, better for tourists, better for the environment and better for local communities. This is what we teach our students and this is what the students can do when they have finished our degree programme. Our students are problem solvers who enjoy challenges and want to see the effects of their work. They are critical thinkers who can identify and tackle complex problems in the field of tourism. They are creative, service-oriented, quality conscious and hard working. We provide students comprehensive knowledge on how to manage and market tourism businesses and destinations in modern, global tourism field. Our program is not the easiest there is, but there are not many like it in the world. We focus on understanding the customer, on creating value for all people and organizations involved in tourism, on small and medium-sized enterprises, and on the wellbeing of tourists, nature, businesses and local people. We do this with the latest academic knowledge combined with real-life business challenges.... [-]


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Location address
Yliopistonranta 1
FI-70211, Kuopio
Finland

Kuopio, FI-70211 FI
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University of Eastern Finland
Kuopio Campus
Yliopistonranta 1
P.O. Box 1627

Kuopio, FI-70211 FI