University of Turku

Introduction

The University of Turku (UTU) is an international research university located in Southwest Finland in the Student city of Turku. We are an active academic community of nearly 24,000 students and employees with over 100 nationalities.

Our aim and ambition is to provide students with innovative problem solving skills and a high-standard, multidisciplinary education based on the latest research.

The University of Turku is the most international university in Finland (THE Ranking 2016) offering study and research opportunities in seven faculties and seven special units and interdisciplinary centres – expertise ranking from humanities to natural sciences.

Our teaching staff is determined to develop the students' skills for working life, as well as new study environments and methods. The graduates of UTU are creative experts and future visionaries who reach beyond the traditional discipline borders.

Thanks to our outstanding services, compact campus and active student life, international students feel at home and safe from the very beginning of their stay.

10 Best reasons to choose UTU

  • UTU is the most international university in Finland
  • Master Degree and Doctoral Programmes based on our strengths in research
  • Future career prospects
  • Generous scholarships available for talented students
  • Professors and lecturers that challenge you to learn
  • Personal support and services throughout your studies
  • Excellent facilities and learning environments
  • Wide selection of optional and minor studies
  • Active student life and versatile activities
  • Compact campus where all is near

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University Rankings: UTU among the Best 1 %

Expertise found in Turku has also been noticed worldwide. Success in international university rankings and the multiple recognitions and awards are great examples. Of the over 20,000 universities in the world, the University of Turku is among the top one percent.

In nine subjects, including e.g. Medicine, Biological Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing, the University of Turku ranks among the 200 best in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). 4,226 universities in 42 subject areas were evaluated, and the ranking was based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Welcome to the Student City of Turku

The University Campus in Turku is located near the city centre. With a bike or on foot you can easily move from one place – and time – to another. In 1640 the first university students in Finland began their studies right here in Turku. Today, on the same campus, future innovations and technologies are developed and Turku is a genuine student city with over 40,000 university students.

Reasonable living costs with many housing options, full-scale public and private services, vivid cultural life and a variety of outdoor recreation possibilities by the surrounding Archipelago Sea guarantee that Turku offers the best location and the best quality of life for your Master’s studies.

Welcome to Turku, Finland!

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Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of Education. The Programme is based on the strengths in research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The degree studies will both enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise them with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. In addition, the Programme increases their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments. [+]

Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems Get a degree in the field of education with an advanced combination of theory and practice! Masters Degree Programme Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of Education. The Programme is based on the strengths in research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The degree studies will both enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise them with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. In addition, the Programme increases their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments. Throughout the studies, a strong emphasis is placed on students’ research skills. The applicants also have the possibility to apply for a double degree option called the Finnish-German Master Programme in Education, where a part of the degree studies is completed at the University of Regensburg, Germany. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The studies are divided into different semesters and academic years as follows: Academic excellence & experience LLEES Programme is a two year Master’s degree programme which trains experts and researchers for various national and international tasks in the field of education. The Programme concentrates on the leading research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The studies will give you an in-depth insight into education on a macro-level as well as into individual learning. On the macro-level,... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) Gain in-depth knowledge on today’s East Asian societies and become a specialist in the most dynamic region of the world! The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. Students gain expertise on East Asian contemporary history, politics and societies and learn social science research methods to become area specialists on East Asia. East Asian languages are studied as part of the degree to support students’ acquisition of knowledge and Master’s thesis research. Students in the Programme have good opportunities for student exchange in East Asian universities as well as to receive East Asian study and research scholarships. The Programme provides expertise to enter international public, private and third sector professions. Students also become qualified to apply to PhD programmes and to pursue an academic career. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure For a detailed description of the structure of the Programme, curriculum and teaching, please see: The Study Leaflet (pdf 40 pages). Academic excellence & experience The Centre for East Asian Studies specialises in research on contemporary East Asian societies, with special focus on various manifestations of civil societies in China, South Korea and Japan. For China, academic staff conducts research, for example, on disaster management, social movements and protest, urban governance, and environmental issues. For South Korea, on culture of economy, self-employment, and organisations, and popular culture and social movements. For Japan, on social movements... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies Will you be the next expert of the future? The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. The Programme includes plenty of rehearsal, case-studies and real-life experiences on using foresight methodology. These range from quantitative and qualitative methods to innovative and creative futures design techniques. Here you will get a versatile toolkit for implementing foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organisation. You will qualify to a wide array of expert positions in the strategic and foresight units of private companies and public institutions. The Programme also serves as an excellent basis for building a consultant business. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. Futures Studies as a major subject includes compulsory and optional courses that build the expertise of the student in, for example, futures studies methodology, strategic foresight and scenario building. Students are free to choose a minor subject that complements their career goals. Recommended minors include Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation, and Economic Sociology. Elective studies can include courses in Futures Studies, but can also widen the knowledge of the student in new subjects or thematic areas. All students are also expected to study languages (Finnish as well as English) and general methodological... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analysing legal problems of the information society. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) Become an expert in the law of the information society and understand the legal challenges of digitalisation! The Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analysing legal problems of the information society. The Programme offers its students a unique combination of private and public law and interdisciplinary perspectives. Skills in legal analysis, critical thinking, research and writing is what distinguishes excellent lawyers and legal scholars. Our interactive study methods are based on the latest pedagogical research and courses are taught in small groups of selected international students. The Programme creates a solid basis for doctoral training in law. It also provides you with the expertise necessary for a successful career at law firms and corporations, governments and international organisations, as well as at universities and research institutions. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Curricula Guide Academic excellence & experience Digital Futures is one of the six strategic research themes of University of Turku. The Faculty of Law has several externally funded research projects in the areas of the LIS Programme (funded e.g. by the Academy of Finland). In 2016, the Faculty of Law was ranked in the top 151–200 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the Programme, you will learn from the lecturers of the University of Turku as well as from international experts who are also top researchers in their area of experitse. LIS Programme is a partner... [-]

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Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies. It provides the students with strong knowledge either in cellular biology, anatomy and physiology or biophysics, depending on the area of specialization. Students will work in highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies. It provides the students with strong knowledge either in cellular biology, anatomy and physiology or biophysics, depending on the area of specialization. Students will work in highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many different areas in cell biology and biomedicine. Graduating MScs will have possibilities to continue as postgraduate students to pursue career as scientist, join industry or science administration, and work in an imaging core facility or in a hospital research laboratory. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Academic excellence & experience Master’s degree programme in Biomedical Imaging has been assembled on the true imaging strongholds of Turku universities. Turku is especially known for its PET Centre, and the development of super-resolution microscopy. Winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Stefan Hell did his original discoveries on STED microscopy at the University of Turku. Turku is also a leader of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure network which provides imaging services for European researchers. Turku has a unique, compact... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences Extensive cross-disciplinary training for future experts! Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The programme offers four different tracks: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things, Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s degree in Digital Health and Life Sciences is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Common courses which provides you essential knowledge needed in modern bio-health sciences as well as transferrable skills including mandatory language studies (Finnish for foreigner, 5 ECTS and English: Academic writing skills, 2 ECTS) Track-specific Major subject studies that will provide the state-of-the-art theories and practical skills relevant to the field Master’s thesis and related research project and seminar where you will apply your newly acquired knowledge Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes Academic excellence & experience The programme offers four different tracks with specific focus on Digital Health and Life Sciences: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things (IoT), Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The goal of the Health Technology major... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development trains experts for the entire drug development chain. The programme gives students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition the students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development Welcome to discover new drugs with us! The Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development trains experts for the entire drug development chain. The programme gives students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition the students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance. The graduating MSc knows the drug discovery and development processes, and procedures applied in drug regulatory science and the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life-span of a drug. She/He has comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. The education gives also a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. For post-graduate studies, University of Turku Graduate School offers e.g. Drug Research Doctoral Programme. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience Turku is a great place to study Drug Discovery and Development! 90% of Finnish drug innovations have been made in Turku. To support the future discoveries, University of Turku has chosen drug development among its strategic profiling areas. The research in biosciences and medicine is internationally ranked among the top in the world. The keys for success lie in long biomedical research traditions and a compact campus area,... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Food Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Food Development Nordic expertise in natural foods The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in food industry and academia. The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. Through the programme, you will gain education and qualification for working as experts, for example in food authorities. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s Degree in Food Development is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Major subject studies in Food Development (88 ECTS) including Master’s thesis in technology and related research project and seminar (33 ECTS) Minor subject (20 ECTS) from one of the following: Bioinformatics, Molecular Systems Biology, Biotechnology or Entrepreneurship Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes (0-12 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience The Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit is an essential element of core strength of Food Science and Technology in Finland. FCFD has an internationally edge-cutting profile in research on: chemistry and biochemistry of food lipids and secondary metabolites... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics will equip you for a career in the exciting field of biotechnology and translational research. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics Master the exciting field of biotechnology! The Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics will equip you for a career in the exciting field of biotechnology and translational research. Here you will obtain extensive theoretical and practical expertise on central concepts and techniques in modern molecular biotechnology and diagnostics. You will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge in practice for the development of novel tools and methods for the detection molecular substances. The education is focused on the key technologies of diagnostics and molecular biology with opportunities to apply this knowledge both to medical and other areas of diagnostics. After graduation you will be equipped with the skills that enable you to join industry, to pursue career as scientist, or to enter the public sector. It also provides a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostic is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Major subject studies in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics (89 ECTS) including Master’s thesis and related research project and seminar (55 ECTS) Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes (0-16 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience Focus areas of research in the Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics programme are novel diagnostic concepts and technologies. The programme focuses also on diagnostics applications in various areas such as medicine, environmental and food quality monitoring. Other research topics of importance... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing gives profound knowledge in the field of embedded computing, cyber-physical systems (CPS) and internet of things (IoT). The Programme builds an understanding of theoretical issues and practical competences for challenging design tasks in the field of embedded systems. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing Become an expert in embedded systems design! The Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing gives profound knowledge in the field of embedded computing, cyber-physical systems (CPS) and internet of things (IoT). The Programme builds an understanding of theoretical issues and practical competences for challenging design tasks in the field of embedded systems. In order to master the development process, you will obtain a firm foundation of design methods, software and hardware architectures, as well as programming of embedded systems. Together with innovation and entrepreneurship studies, the Programme enables you to work in the embedded systems industry from start-ups to large-scale enterprises. After graduation, you can pursue a career in academia, industry or the public sector. The Programme is organised in co-operation with Åbo Akademi University. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Advanced-level studies in the major subject (65-70 ECTS) Compulsory courses Compulsory as well as optional courses Optional and language studies (20-25 ECTS) Optional studies in the minor subject (20 ECTS) Language studies (0-5 ECTS) Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience Master’s Degree Programme in Embedded Computing is a two-year programme in the field of technology. It is designed to give you understanding of theoretical issues for starting PhD studies in the fields of embedded computing, cyber-physical systems (CPS) and internet of things (IoT). It also provides you with practical competences for challenging engineering jobs in the embedded systems industry. The Programme is jointly managed by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management Innovative leaders for the future world! The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. In the Master’s Degree Programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and will be able to develop and apply frameworks which help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and what are the key strategies that companies use in order to expand. The competence gained in the Programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS credits and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. In addition to major and minor studies, students must take language studies and need to complete methodology courses. Students should note that this is a full-time Programme and most courses have compulsory attendance. In addition to courses focusing on international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management, students can take elective courses. Academic excellence & experience Turku School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Turku is one of the largest faculties for education in business science in Finland. The studies include a comprehensive choice of economic sciences, other business and finance-related subjects and... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography offers you both knowledge and hands-on experience. It focuses on secure network and communication systems, secure computing systems and mathematical foundations of data security. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography Build a career in Information Security Technology and Cryptography! The Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography offers you both knowledge and hands-on experience. It focuses on secure network and communication systems, secure computing systems and mathematical foundations of data security. The Programme offers two different tracks of information security: Cryptography and Data Security and Networked Systems Security. The Cryptography and Data Security track educates future experts with strong and broad knowledge on mathematical aspects of cryptography and data security. The Networked Systems Security track gives its students profound and substantial education and expertise in the networked systems security and field of technology. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Advanced-level studies in the major subject 50 ECTS credits Language, intermediate level and optional studies 40 ECTS credits Thesis for the Master of Science or Master of Science in Technology degree 30 ECTS credits Academic excellence & experience The Master’s Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography is a two-year programme. It focuses on information security technologies for networked systems and applications of the communication-intensive future. The covered topics include: system and network security security of communication systems and applications security in system design You will gain profound and substantial education and expertise in the field of networked systems security. The topic is approached in a multi-disciplinary fashion. You will have compulsory studies both in cryptographic and management aspects of information security. System and network security research concentrates on studying information security technologies... [-]

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Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. [+]

http://masters.utu.fi/ Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies Get advanced and interdisciplinary training in the field of gender studies! The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. You will gain competence on gender policies and politics, and acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, production of power and knowledge. This Programme is a great choice especially for students who wish to pursue a career in research, politics, equal opportunities policies and human rights institutions. Also, organisations in private and public sector as well as non-governmental organisations and civil society are possible career paths. The Programme is organised in co-operation with the University of Tampere. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience The multidisciplinary Master’s degree in gender studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies. The Programme is aimed at both Finnish and international students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. It is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between social sciences and arts and humanities. You will get to address the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. The curriculum incorporates local, cross-cultural and transnational emphases. It will encourage you to develop innovative, intersectional and interdisciplinary ways of expanding knowledge about gender and sexuality in global, local and historical contexts. The degree engages the wide-ranging and multidisciplinary... [-]

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