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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Programs

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Master's Degree Programme in Education and Learning

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING TRAINS YOU FOR VARIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TASKS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION. [+]

GET A DEGREE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION WITH AN ADVANCED COMBINATION OF THEORY AND PRACTICE!

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING 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.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience

Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Finland Turku

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience (NOCURE) is a combination of modules focusing on cultural, environmental, and societal themes related to sustainability and resilience, as well as on the interplay between the local, regional and global scales. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, the NOCURE provides the students with in-depth problem-solving skills and critical expertise for the benefit of future societies. [+]

HOW DO SOCIETIES REACT AND ADJUST TO CULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES?

FOR EXAMPLE, IN WHAT WAYS CAN DIGITALISATION CONTRIBUTE TO THE PRESERVATION AND TRANSMISSION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE OR MINORITY LANGUAGES? HOW DO THE BALTIC AND ARCTIC SEA AREAS WORK AS A LABORATORY FOR PREVISIONING AND ADAPTING TO GLOBAL CHANGES? WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM NORDIC EXPERIENCE? WHAT ARE THE TOOLS AND BEST PRACTICES TO ENHANCE RESILIENCE?

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience (NOCURE) is a combination of modules focusing on cultural, environmental, and societal themes related to sustainability and resilience, as well as on the interplay between the local, regional and global scales. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, the NOCURE provides the students with in-depth problem-solving skills and critical expertise for the benefit of future societies.... [-]


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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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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 of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

The application period for the studies starting in autumn 2018 is 1 December 2017 – 31 January 2018.

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.... [-]


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 organizations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. [+]

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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 organizations 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 organization. You will qualify for 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.... [-]


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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Turku

The master’s degree programme in law and information society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analyzing legal problems of the information society. [+]

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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 digitalization!

The master’s degree programme in law and information society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analyzing 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 are 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 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 organizations, as well as at universities and research institutions.... [-]


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Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences: Bioinformatics

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 DIGITAL HEALTH ENGINEERING. [+]

EXTENSIVE CROSS-DISCIPLINARY TRAINING FOR FUTURE EXPERTS!

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN DIGITAL HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES OFFERS EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN MODERN BIOSCIENCES AND DIGITAL HEALTH ENGINEERING.

The Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training ranging from molecular level interactions to individuals and society. Bioinformatics is one of the four tracks offered by the programme. Other tracks in the programme are Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things, 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's Degree Programme in Food Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The master’s degree programme in food development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in the food industry and academia. [+]

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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 the food industry and academia.

Apply now! The application period for the studies starting in autumn 2018 is 1 December 2017 – 31 January 2018.

The Programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between the 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 a 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.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography: Cryptography and Data Security

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

THE CRYPTOGRAPHY AND DATA SECURITY MAJOR SUBJECT IN THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INFORMATION SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY FOCUSES ON THE MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRYPTOGRAPHY AND DATA SECURITY. [+]

BUILD A CAREER IN INFORMATION SECURITY TECHNOLOGY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY!

THE CRYPTOGRAPHY AND DATA SECURITY MAJOR SUBJECT IN THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INFORMATION SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY FOCUSES ON THE MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRYPTOGRAPHY AND DATA SECURITY.

The Cryptography and Data Security major subject educates future experts with strong and broad knowledge on mathematical aspects of cryptography and data security. The students may also complement their theoretical knowledge with the courses of the Networked Systems Security in order to obtain profound and substantial education and expertise in the networked systems security and field of technology.

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 degree 30 ECTS credits ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE & EXPERIENCE ... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Information Security and Cryptography: Networked Systems Security

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

THE NETWORKED SYSTEMS SECURITY MAJOR SUBJECT IN THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INFORMATION SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY OFFERS YOU BOTH KNOWLEDGE AND HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN CYBER SECURITY TECHNOLOGY. [+]

BUILD A CAREER IN CYBER SECURITY TECHNOLOGY!

THE NETWORKED SYSTEMS SECURITY MAJOR SUBJECT IN THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INFORMATION SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY OFFERS YOU BOTH KNOWLEDGE AND HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN CYBER SECURITY TECHNOLOGY.

The Networked Systems Security major subject gives its students profound and substantial education and expertise in the networked systems security and field of technology. The focus in this major subject is on secure network and communication systems and secure computing systems. Studies also include the fundamentals of information security management and the mathematical foundations of cryptography.

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 ... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences: Astronomy and Space Physics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

THE ASTRONOMY AND SPACE PHYSICS TRACK IS ONE OF THE FOUR SPECIALISATION TRACKS OF THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES. IT ENCOMPASSES A BROAD RANGE OF TOPICS FROM THE PHYSICS OF THE SUN AND SOLAR SYSTEM, TO STELLAR AND GALACTIC STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION, AS WELL AS TOPICS IN HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS (E.G. ACCRETION PROCESSES, THE PHYSICS OF BLACK HOLES AND NEUTRON STARS) AND COSMOLOGY. [+]

FROM THE SUN TO SUPERNOVAE, NEUTRON STARS, BLACK HOLES AND GALAXIES!

THE ASTRONOMY AND SPACE PHYSICS TRACK IS ONE OF THE FOUR SPECIALISATION TRACKS OF THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES. IT ENCOMPASSES A BROAD RANGE OF TOPICS FROM THE PHYSICS OF THE SUN AND SOLAR SYSTEM, TO STELLAR AND GALACTIC STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION, AS WELL AS TOPICS IN HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS (E.G. ACCRETION PROCESSES, THE PHYSICS OF BLACK HOLES AND NEUTRON STARS) AND COSMOLOGY.

The other tracks of the programme are Materials Chemistry, Materials Physics, and Theoretical Physics. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including computational and numerical techniques.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences: Material Physics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

IN THE MATERIALS PHYSICS TRACK YOU WILL BECOME AN EXPERT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MATERIALS IN BIOMEDICAL OR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS. YOU WILL WORK IN AN ACTIVE RESEARCH GROUP TOGETHER WITH OTHER STUDENTS, POST-DOCS AND SENIOR RESEARCHERS ON SOLVING PROBLEMS IN E.G. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DRUG DELIVERY. IN ADDITION TO THEORETICAL BASIS OF MATERIALS PHYSICS, YOU WILL ALSO LEARN TO USE THE STATE-OF-THE-ART RESEARCH EQUIPMENT WITH HANDS-ON COURSES. [+]

IMPROVING LIVES BY MAKING STUFF!

IN THE MATERIALS PHYSICS TRACK YOU WILL BECOME AN EXPERT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MATERIALS IN BIOMEDICAL OR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS. YOU WILL WORK IN AN ACTIVE RESEARCH GROUP TOGETHER WITH OTHER STUDENTS, POST-DOCS AND SENIOR RESEARCHERS ON SOLVING PROBLEMS IN E.G. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DRUG DELIVERY. IN ADDITION TO THEORETICAL BASIS OF MATERIALS PHYSICS, YOU WILL ALSO LEARN TO USE THE STATE-OF-THE-ART RESEARCH EQUIPMENT WITH HANDS-ON COURSES.

Materials Physics is one of the four specialisation tracks of the Master’s Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences. The other tracks of the programme are Astronomy and Space Physics, Materials Chemistry, and Theoretical Physics. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including experimental, theoretical and numerical techniques to produce and analyse new physical projects.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences: Theoretical Physics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

THE TRACK OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS IS ONE OF THE FOUR SPECIALISATION TRACKS OF THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES. THE OTHER TRACKS OF THE PROGRAMME ARE ASTRONOMY AND SPACE PHYSICS, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, AND MATERIALS PHYSICS. [+]

UNDERSTANDING THE LAWS OF THE NATURE FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP!

THE TRACK OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS IS ONE OF THE FOUR SPECIALISATION TRACKS OF THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES. THE OTHER TRACKS OF THE PROGRAMME ARE ASTRONOMY AND SPACE PHYSICS, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, AND MATERIALS PHYSICS.

The Theoretical Physics track introduces the student to the intriguing diversity of physical theories and gives means to understand the world. Topics from quantum physics to the theories of gravity are incorporated into the track. Problems of fundamental quantum physics, quantum information, quantum field theory and theoretical cosmology are at the heart of the studies in Theoretical Physics.... [-]


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 the internet of things (IoT). The programme builds an understanding of theoretical issues and practical competencies for challenging design tasks in the field of embedded systems. [+]

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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 the internet of things (IoT). The programme builds an understanding of theoretical issues and practical competencies for challenging design tasks in the field of embedded systems.

Apply now! The application period for the studies starting in autumn 2018 is 1 December 2017 – 31 January 2018.

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.... [-]


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. [+]

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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.... [-]


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