University of Helsinki

Introduction

Over 30 Master’s Degree Programmes in English

The University of Helsinki offers a wide range of Master’s Degree Programmes, taught entirely in English. The scope of our programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed with two years of full-time study. Some programmes are organised by the University of Helsinki along with other Finnish and foreign universities. All programmes comply with the national legislation governing university education and are, therefore, recognised globally.

One of the best multidisciplinary research universities in Europe

The University of Helsinki is one of Europe’s leading universities specialising the area of research. It is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities, which includes such universities as Oxford and Cambridge. The University is internationally renowned for its high quality teaching, research, and innovation. International rankings consistently place the University of Helsinki amongst the 20 best universities in Europe.

The main strength of the University of Helsinki is considered to be scientific research and the teachings which are derived from it, as we believe that teaching is closely linked to research. This is reflected in our philosophy: “all teachers are researchers and all researchers teach.”

Some facts about the University of Helsinki:

•The biggest university in Finland with over 35 000 students

•11 faculties and 4 campuses within the Helsinki area

•Ranked internationally number 72 out of the 15 000 universities according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

•One of the oldest universities in Europe (founded 1640)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MA

Master's Programme in Intercultural Encounters, Master of Arts, Master of Theology (2 years)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Finland Helsinki

When studying in the Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE), you will acquire critical knowledge and skills to examine complex social and cultural phenomena as applied to your thematic specialization. [+]

Goal of the pro­gramme

When studying in the Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE), you will acquire critical knowledge and skills to examine complex social and cultural phenomena as applied to your thematic specialization. You will gain a profound understanding of how micro- or macro-level phenomena interact in local, international, multicultural and transnational contexts. You will learn to analyze why and how conflicts arise for various cultural, political and religious reasons, and you will gain insights into the possibilities of dialogue in conflict resolution. In addition, you will learn to communicate and evaluate information on intercultural encounters in different academic, professional and societal contexts.... [-]


Master's Programme in Russian Studies, Master of Arts (2 years)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Finland Helsinki

Upon completion of the Master´s Programme in Russian Studies, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of Russia’s past and present and developed Russia-related expertise for use in your future career. [+]

Goal of the pro­gramme

Upon completion of the Master´s Programme in Russian Studies, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of Russia’s past and present and developed Russia-related expertise for use in your future career. You will be able to recognise changes in your field of expertise, adjust your skills to these changes, and update your knowledge and skills independently.

Your expertise will give you a solid background in critical thinking and provide you with the readiness to face challenges in diverse professional environments. For instance, you can continue on to a career in government and education, or find employment in the media, the business world or in the service of non-governmental organisations.... [-]


Master in English Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have an excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future career, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management. [+]

How did Eng­lish Be­come a World Lan­guage?

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future career, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management.

Goal of the pro­gramme

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future career, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management. ... [-]


Master in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age at the University of Helsinki will provide you with an understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and with the theoretical tools for working with language material. If you are interested in languages but are unable to decide which of them you want to study, this Master's programme offers several fields of specialization: General Linguistics, Phonetics, Language Technology and Diversity Linguistics. One of them might be just perfect for you. [+]

How can every­one use their own lan­guage in the fu­ture?

The Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age at the University of Helsinki will provide you with an understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and with the theoretical tools for working with language material. If you are interested in languages but are unable to decide which of them you want to study, this Master's programme offers several fields of specialization: General Linguistics, Phonetics, Language Technology and Diversity Linguistics. One of them might be just perfect for you.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Why do languages change? Why does your mobile device suggest funny completions for words you are typing? How did it happen that Finnish is spoken mostly in Finland, but its linguistic relatives are scattered over a larger area? How can you study a language that does not have a standard orthography? Why can you sometimes tell where other people come from just by their accent? Why do some people stick to their dialect, but others give it up when they move to the city? Should you try to support language diversity? Can we save languages that are spoken by a very small number of people? How can computer-synthesised speech be made to sound more human? Why do some languages seem so much more difficult to learn - are they inherently more complex?... [-]


MSc

Master in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics

Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2018 Finland Helsinki

The community at the University of Helsinki works together towards making the world a better place. We link research and education closely together to provide students with topical, high-level and distinguished Master’s programmes. By studying a Master’s degree in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics with us, you will qualify as an expert with a set of skills needed to address tomorrow’s questions already today. Which question will you solve? [+]

How are oceans re­stored as oceans?

The community at the University of Helsinki works together towards making the world a better place. We link research and education closely together to provide students with topical, high-level and distinguished Master’s programmes. By studying a Master’s degree in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics with us, you will qualify as an expert with a set of skills needed to address tomorrow’s questions already today. Which question will you solve?

Goal of the pro­gramme

Are you looking forward to a future as an expert in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics? As a graduate of our Master’s Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics, you can find employment in the national or international market, for example at universities, research institutes, the public sector or in business, or you can become a self-employed entrepreneur.... [-]


Master in Agricultural Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Would you like to be involved in finding solutions to future challenges of food and energy production, such as climate change, population growth and limited energy resources? Are you interested in animal welfare, clean soil, environmental issues or the newest methods in biological and genetic engineering? Would you like to learn about automation and robotics in agriculture? Join the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences on the Viikki Campus to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field. [+]

How to de­velop sus­tain­able food pro­duc­tion?

Would you like to be involved in finding solutions to future challenges of food and energy production, such as climate change, population growth and limited energy resources? Are you interested in animal welfare, clean soil, environmental issues or the newest methods in biological and genetic engineering? Would you like to learn about automation and robotics in agriculture? Join the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences on the Viikki Campus to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field.

Goal of the pro­gramme ... [-]

Master in Atmospheric Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Society urgently needs experts with a multidisciplinary education in atmospheric and Earth System Sciences. Climate change and issues of air quality and extreme weather are matters of global concern, but which are inadequately understood from the scientific point of view. Not only must further research be done, but industry and business also need environmental specialists with a strong background in natural sciences. As new regulations and the European Union directives are adopted in practice, people with knowledge of recent scientific research are required. [+]

How to pre­vent hur­ricane dis­asters?

Society urgently needs experts with a multidisciplinary education in atmospheric and Earth System Sciences. Climate change and issues of air quality and extreme weather are matters of global concern, but which are inadequately understood from the scientific point of view. Not only must further research be done, but industry and business also need environmental specialists with a strong background in natural sciences. As new regulations and the European Union directives are adopted in practice, people with knowledge of recent scientific research are required.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Society urgently needs experts with a multidisciplinary education in atmospheric and Earth System Sciences. Climate change and issues of air quality and extreme weather are matters of global concern, but which are inadequately understood from the scientific point of view. Not only must further research be done, but industry and business also need environmental specialists with a strong background in natural sciences. As new regulations and the European Union directives are adopted in practice, people with knowledge of recent scientific research are required.... [-]


Master in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Can spent nuclear fuel be safely contained in bedrock? How does chemistry benefit bioeconomy? Studies in the Master's Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences at the University of Helsinki provide an excellent basis for expertise and prepare you to meet local and global challenges. [+]

How to de­tect ill­nesses from breath?

Can spent nuclear fuel be safely contained in bedrock? How does chemistry benefit bioeconomy? Studies in the Master's Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences at the University of Helsinki provide an excellent basis for expertise and prepare you to meet local and global challenges.

Goal of the pro­gramme

A Master’s degree in chemistry qualifies you for expert positions in a wide range of fields, such as industry, research or education. The chemicals industry is a major employer and one of the largest export industries in Finland. Your work could also involve applications of environmental or biological sciences, the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, or the development of technological materials or new energy solutions. In the private sector, your duties might include research and development, quality management, training or commerce. Customs and forensic chemists, and chemists working in environmental control analyze samples as part of their duties. Chemical research often requires interdisciplinary and international cooperation. As a chemist, you can be a part of developing new inventions and serve as an expert in your field and as a connoisseur of natural phenomena!... [-]


Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Computer science has a brilliant future! You could help to create new network solutions, build the future digital society, develop secure digital services, or be involved in a ground-breaking international software project. Perhaps you will develop algorithms for utilizing genome data in medicine or optimise bus routes using positioning data. Do you wonder about all the things that can be automated? Or would you like to dig deeper and become a researcher? [+]

How will your program code change the world?

Computer science has a brilliant future! You could help to create new network solutions, build the future digital society, develop secure digital services, or be involved in a ground-breaking international software project. Perhaps you will develop algorithms for utilizing genome data in medicine or optimise bus routes using positioning data. Do you wonder about all the things that can be automated? Or would you like to dig deeper and become a researcher?

Goal of the pro­gramme

Computer science has a brilliant future! You could help to create new network solutions, build the future digital society, develop secure digital services, or be involved in a ground-breaking international software project. Perhaps you will develop algorithms for utilizing genome data in medicine or optimise bus routes using positioning data. Do you wonder about all the things that can be automated? Or would you like to dig deeper and become a researcher?... [-]


Master in Data Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Data science combines computer science and statistics to solve exciting data-intensive problems in industry and in many fields of science. As data is collected and analyzed in all areas of society, demand for professional data scientists is high and will grow higher. This interdisciplinary Data Science MSc programme will train you to work in data-intensive areas of industry and science, with the skills and knowledge needed to construct solutions to complex data analysis problems. [+]

How to pre­vent ship­wrecks with the help of big data?

Data science combines computer science and statistics to solve exciting data-intensive problems in industry and in many fields of science. As data is collected and analyzed in all areas of society, demand for professional data scientists is high and will grow higher. This interdisciplinary Data Science MSc programme will train you to work in data-intensive areas of industry and science, with the skills and knowledge needed to construct solutions to complex data analysis problems.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Data science combines computer science and statistics to solve exciting data-intensive problems in industry and in many fields of science. Data scientists help organizations make sense of their data. As data is collected and analyzed in all areas of society, demand for professional data scientists is high and will grow higher. The emerging Internet of Things, for instance, will produce a whole new range of problems and opportunities in data analysis.... [-]


Master in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Ecology and evolutionary biology offer a perspective on biology from the level of genes to communities of species. In the master's degree programme, you can become familiar with a wide variety of topics in three areas: ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology. The programme is diverse and multidisciplinary: teaching is done with lectures, laboratory and computer training courses, interactive seminars, study tours and field courses. The field courses range from the northern subarctic region to tropical rainforests. The Centres of Excellence of Metapopulation Biology and Biological Interactions are located in our department. [+]

Which spe­cies are able to ad­apt to en­vir­on­mental change?

Ecology and evolutionary biology offer a perspective on biology from the level of genes to communities of species. In the master's degree programme, you can become familiar with a wide variety of topics in three areas: ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology. The programme is diverse and multidisciplinary: teaching is done with lectures, laboratory and computer training courses, interactive seminars, study tours and field courses. The field courses range from the northern subarctic region to tropical rainforests. The Centres of Excellence of Metapopulation Biology and Biological Interactions are located in our department.... [-]


Master in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s programme trains you in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills. [+]

Mas­ter's Pro­gramme in En­vir­on­mental Change and Global Sus­tain­ab­il­ity (ECGS)

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s programme trains you in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s programme trains you in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills and provides you with the ability to:... [-]


Master in Food Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

What do they eat now? What is behind the good taste of food? Raw materials? Processing technologies? How to improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing? If this is for you, enroll in Food Sciences master’s programme at the University of Helsinki. [+]

What will people eat in the fu­ture?

What do they eat now? What is behind the good taste of food? Raw materials? Processing technologies? How to improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing? If this is for you, enroll in Food Sciences master’s programme at the University of Helsinki.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Do you want to have an impact on what people will eat in the future? Would you like to know what makes food taste good, due to the raw materials and processing technologies? Do you want to know how we could improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing? Are you interested in exploring innovations in food, such as "pulled oats" or using insects as food? If you answered yes, enroll in Food Sciences master’s programme.... [-]


Master in Forest Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study forest sciences. You will come to view forests not only as a setting for jogging trails or as a source of wood, but rather as a source of versatile renewable resources and as complex ecological systems that are closely connected to their environment. The relationship between humans and nature and between society and natural resources is a strong feature of these studies. The Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki has been ranked 4th in the world, placing it as one of the best educational programmes in Finland. [+]

How can forests help us fight cli­mate change?

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study forest sciences. You will come to view forests not only as a setting for jogging trails or as a source of wood, but rather as a source of versatile renewable resources and as complex ecological systems that are closely connected to their environment. The relationship between humans and nature and between society and natural resources is a strong feature of these studies. The Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki has been ranked 4th in the world, placing it as one of the best educational programmes in Finland.... [-]


Master in Geography

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Geography, University of Helsinki holds place 40 in Shanghai ranking 2017 and is also ranked among the top 50 in the world in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. Nearly 60 Master's students begin their studies in geography at the University of Helsinki every autumn. Our programme is based on high-quality research groups which operate in some of the major fields of geography. [+]

How to un­der­stand geo­graph­ical de­vel­op­ment and dif­fer­en­ti­ation of our planet?

Geography, University of Helsinki holds place 40 in Shanghai ranking 2017, and is also ranked among the top 50 in the world in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. Nearly 60 Master's students begin their studies in geography at the University of Helsinki every autumn. Our programme is based on high quality research groups which operate in some of the major fields of geography. The programme is divided into three study tracks: 1) physical geography, 2) urban and human geography & spatial planning, and 3) geoinformatics – and it provides the students with a set of skills that are essential in the contemporary labor market. The discipline of geography is an internationally recognized and vibrant scientific community which welcomes you to study at the University of Helsinki.... [-]


Master in Geology and Geophysics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Sustaining a growing population on our dynamic planet requires a deep understanding of geological and geophysical processes within the Earth, and of how they interact with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and Biota. The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilization, and environmental issues. The programme includes four study tracks: Petrology and Economic Geology; Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology; Palaeontology and Global Change; and Solid Earth Geophysics. [+]

How will we re­act to the changes of our planet?

Sustaining a growing population on our dynamic planet requires a deep understanding of geological and geophysical processes within the Earth, and of how they interact with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and Biota. The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilization, and environmental issues. The programme includes four study tracks: Petrology and Economic Geology; Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology; Palaeontology and Global Change; and Solid Earth Geophysics.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Sustaining a growing population on our dynamic planet requires a deep understanding of geological and geophysical processes within the Earth, and of how they interact with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and Biota. The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilization, and environmental issues. Key questions include:... [-]


Master in Life Science Informatics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Life Sciences is one of the strategic research fields at the University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Life Science Informatics (LSI) integrates research excellence and research infrastructures in the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE). As a student, you will gain access to active research communities on three campuses: Kumpula, Viikki, and Meilahti. The unique combination of study opportunities tailored to the offering of the three campuses provides an attractive educational profile. [+]

How will Math­em­at­ics and In­form­at­ics help you un­der­stand Nature?

Life Sciences is one of the strategic research fields at the University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Life Science Informatics (LSI) integrates research excellence and research infrastructures in the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE). As a student, you will gain access to active research communities on three campuses: Kumpula, Viikki, and Meilahti. The unique combination of study opportunities tailored to the offering of the three campuses provides an attractive educational profile.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Life Sciences is one of the strategic research fields at the University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Life Science Informatics (LSI) integrates research excellence and research infrastructures in the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE).... [-]


Master in Materials Research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Materials are substances or things from which something is or can be made. Materials science is at the core of our society and technological development is often based on the development of new materials. Materials research plays an important part in solving challenging problems relating to energy, food, water, health and well-being, the environment, sustainable use of resources, and urbanization. Studying in Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Research gives you tools to tackle global challenges. [+]

Can Ma­ter­i­als Re­search solve the en­ergy prob­lem?

Materials are substances or things from which something is or can be made. Materials science is at the core of our society and technological development is often based on the development of new materials. Materials research plays an important part in solving challenging problems relating to energy, food, water, health and well-being, the environment, sustainable use of resources, and urbanization. Studying in Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Research gives you tools to tackle global challenges.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Materials are substances or things from which something is or can be made. Technological development is often based on the development of new materials. Materials research plays an important part in solving challenging problems relating to energy, food, water, health and well-being, the environment, sustainable use of resources, and urbanisation.... [-]


Master in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

All life on earth is based on microbes. Microbial processes run global nutrient cycles. Present microbiological knowledge is applied in medicine, in the industry and in food production. With techniques based on microbiology and microbial biotechnology, we may even apply methods to save the environment. If you want to know more about microbes and the biotechnological applications and learn what research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes, the Master's Programme of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology is for you. [+]

How to avoid microbial spoilage of food?

All life on earth is based on microbes. Microbial processes run global nutrient cycles. Present microbiological knowledge is applied in medicine, in industry and in food production. With techniques based on microbiology and microbial biotechnology we may even apply methods to save the environment. If you want to know more about microbes and the biotechnological applications, and learn what research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes, the Master's Programme of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology is for you.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Why are microbes the most important group of organisms on our planet? How is knowledge of microbiology applied in medicine and industry, or in food production? What research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes? These are important questions, and you can find answers to these and many others in the study of Microbiology and microbial biotechnology.... [-]


Master in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at the University of Helsinki, you will focus on gaining an extensive understanding of these phenomena. In the programme, you will gain expertise in basic research and acquire proficiency in the use of mathematical methods, IT tools, experimental equipment, as well as strong problem-solving and logical deduction skills. These will qualify you for a wide range of positions both in the academic career and in the private sector. [+]

How did we get here from the big bang?

In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at the University of Helsinki, you will focus on gaining a extensive understanding of these phenomena. In the programme you will gain expertise in basic research and acquire proficiency in the use of mathematical methods, IT tools, experimental equipment, as well as strong problem-solving and logical deduction skills. These will qualify you for a wide range of positions both in the academic career and in the private sector.

Goal of the pro­gramme

What are the laws of nature governing the universe from elementary particles to the formation and evolution of the solar system, stars, and galaxies? In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you will focus on gaining a quantitative understanding of these phenomena.... [-]


Master in Plant Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breathe. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibers, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. Plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things and how can we profit from understanding them? When you have graduated from the Master’s Program in Plant Biology at the University of Helsinki you will have the answers to these big questions, and more. [+]

How can plants help us cope with global challenges?

Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breathe. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibers, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. Plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things and how can we profit from understanding them? When you have graduated from the Master’s Program in Plant Biology at the University of Helsinki you will have the answers to these big questions, and more.... [-]


Master in Theoretical and Computational Methods

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

The basis of natural sciences is the modeling of phenomena and solving these models. The Master’s Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods will give you a strong basis in the theoretical methods, modeling, and mathematical and numerical analysis within physics, mathematics, chemistry and/or computer science. The special feature of this programme is that you can combine the above disciplines into a comprehensive programme. It is well suited for the needs of basic research and for many fields of application. [+]

About the Mas­ter's Pro­gramme

The basis of natural sciences is the modeling of phenomena and solving these models. The Master’s Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods will give you a strong basis in the theoretical methods, modeling, and mathematical and numerical analysis within physics, mathematics, chemistry and/or computer science. The special feature of this programme is that you can combine the above disciplines into a comprehensive programme. It is well suited for the needs of basic research and for many fields of application.

Goal of the pro­gramme

The basis of natural sciences is the modelling of phenomena and solving these models. The Master’s programme in theoretical and computational methods will give you a strong basis in the theoretical methods, modelling, and mathematical and numerical analysis within physics, mathematics, chemistry and/or computer science. The special feature of this programme is that you can combine the above disciplines into a comprehensive programme. It is well suited for the needs of fundamental and applied research. This programme requires a strong commitment from you to develop your own skills and plan your degree. You can tailor your programme according to your existing knowledge and interests, in cooperation with the programme professors.... [-]


Master in Urban Studies and Planning

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. Students learn to address such challenges through a curriculum and pedagogical approach that includes interdisciplinary breadth as well as depth in core areas of knowledge, skill, and practice. The programme will start in autumn 2017 as a joint programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. During the first year, it will be administered by the University of Helsinki. Aalto University will join the programme officially in 2018. [+]

How to deal with com­plex urban en­vir­on­ments?

The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. Students learn to address such challenges through a curriculum and pedagogical approach that includes interdisciplinary breadth as well as depth in core areas of knowledge, skill and practice. The programme will start in autumn 2017 as a joint programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. During the first year it will be administered by the University of Helsinki. Aalto University will join the programme officially in 2018.

Goal of the pro­gramme ... [-]

Master

Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies, Master of Social Sciences (2 years)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Finland Helsinki

The multidisciplinary, research-based Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies, both in a European and a global context. [+]

Goal of the pro­gramme

Is your goal to understand the complex issues associated with contemporary societies? As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dynamics. To become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies – choose COS!

The multidisciplinary, research-based Master’s Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS) focuses on the key themes in the dynamics of contemporary societies, both in a European and a global context. Depending on your study track, one or several of the following pathways are available to you: Ethnic Relations and Migration, Mind and Society, Socio-Cultural Shifts, and Sources of Inequalities.... [-]


Master in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Master’s Programme in Economics at the University of Helsinki provides demanding, high-quality education in the field of economics. Oriented towards social sciences, the two study tracks of the programme prepare students for demanding expert occupations or equip them with the capability to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Economics. Graduates of the programme are hard currency in the labor market. [+]

Demanding, high-quality education in economics

Master’s Program in Economics at the University of Helsinki provides demanding, high-quality education in the field of economics. Oriented towards social sciences, the two study tracks of the program prepare students for demanding expert occupations or equip them with the capability to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Economics. Graduates of the program are hard currency in the labor market.

Goal of the pro­gram

This program prepares you for a career as an economist in business, financial markets, and the public sector. Upon completing the program you will be awarded the Master of Social Sciences degree, having demonstrated that you have developed many skills needed in your future career:... [-]


Master in European and Nordic Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studying in a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere, and experiencing Europe from a Northern perspective? Are you interested in studying at a top-ranked university? If your answer is yes, read further and learn why the European and Nordic Studies master´s programme at the University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you! [+]

Are you in­ter­ested in European or Nor­dic is­sues?

Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studying in a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere, and experiencing Europe from a Northern perspective? Are you interested in studying at a top-ranked university? If your answer is yes, read further and learn why the European and Nordic Studies master´s programme at the University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you!

Goal of the pro­gramme

Understanding Europe today requires much more than understanding the process of European integration. The tensions, challenges, and possibilities that are manifesting themselves today have their roots in a long political, social and cultural history.... [-]


Master in Global Politics and Communication

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

How do global transformations affect democratic politics? What is the role of the media in the transformation of contemporary democracies? Why do economic activities result in global and national financial crises and inequality instead of instability and democratization? How does governance affect organizations and communication, and how do governance and organizations structure communication and political and economic activity? These are the questions you will deal with in the Global Politics and Communication programme at the University of Helsinki. [+]

How Can Knowledge Help Us Prevent Confrontation?

How do global transformations affect democratic politics? What is the role of the media in the transformation of contemporary democracies? Why do economic activities result in global and national financial crises and inequality instead of instability and democratization? How does governance affect organizations and communication, and how do governance and organizations structure communication and political and economic activity? These are the questions you will deal with in the Global Politics and Communication programme at the University of Helsinki.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Global Politics and Communication is an interdisciplinary and innovative Master’s degree programme that addresses the key challenges of globalization from the perspective of media and communication studies, organization research and global political economy. The programme emphasizes developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers.... [-]


Master in Mathematics and Statistics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Studies in this Master’s programme will lead you into the fascinating world of modern science, giving you a solid basis for mathematics and statistics applications. Graduates from this Master’s program find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sector in Finland and abroad. The Master’s programme in mathematics and statistics is based on top research and it consists of mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. The programme is part of the Analysis and dynamics and the Inverse problems centers of excellence. [+]

How to cal­cu­late your­self into the cen­ter of the Earth?

Studies in this Master’s programme will lead you into the fascinating world of modern science, giving you a solid basis for mathematics and statistics applications. Graduates from this Master’s program find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sector in Finland and abroad. The Master’s programme in mathematics and statistics is based on top research and it consists of mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. The programme is part of the Analysis and dynamics and the Inverse problems centers of excellence.

Goal of the pro­gramme

When you study mathematics and statistics at the University of Helsinki, some of the best mathematicians and statisticians in the world will be your instructors. Studies in this Master’s programme will give you a solid basis for maths and statistics applications. Graduates of this Master’s programme find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sectors in Finland and abroad.... [-]


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