Upon graduating from the Master's Programme in Materials Research, you will have many potential career paths. As an expert in materials research, your skills will be needed not only in research institutes and universities but also in high-tech industries as well as in hospitals. You can also continue your studies in doctoral programmes in Finland and abroad.
Studies are part of your career. At the University of Helsinki, all degrees include career planning. The Career Services at the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with degree programmes, supports the growth of your expert identity as part of your studies and with separate services.
From the start of your studies until one year after the completion of your degree, the Career Services supports your career path.
- gives career counselling and job seeking support,
- arranges info sessions, workshops and events,
- provides suitable job and traineeship offers for students,
- shares university’s subsidy for traineeships and
- facilitates group mentoring programmes.
Experts in materials research are needed not only in research institutes and universities but also in high-tech industries as well as in hospitals. Employers of our graduates include industries like:
- the technology industry (electronics and electrotechnical industry, information technology, mechanical engineering, metal industry, consulting)
- the chemical industry
- the forest industry
- the energy industry
- medical technology
Many of our MSc graduates have also continued their studies in doctoral programmes in Finland and abroad.
Within the programme, it is possible to obtain qualification as a radiation protection expert (RPE) and radiation protection officer (RPO). RPE and RPO are the official EU-wide names for personnel responsible for radiation protection in working environments. The education and examination are regulated by radiation authorities such as STUK in Finland. Note that teaching for RPE and RPO is given only in Finnish. The requirements for RPE and RPO are part of the medical physicist education programme when dealing with the use of ionization radiation in medical applications. For other applications, RPE and RPO status can be achieved by conducting theoretical courses and needed practical experience in the field in question.
After completing the MSc degree you can apply to continue your studies in the Doctoral Programme in Materials Research and Nanosciences (MATRENA), the Doctoral Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences (CHEMS) or the Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric Sciences (ATM-DP) at the University of Helsinki or in many similar programmes at other universities.
More information about doctoral education at the University of Helsinki.
All previous University of Helsinki degree and exchange students, as well as employees, are our alumni. The number close to 200,000 worldwide, and more than 30,000 of us are already part of alumni activities.
Read more about the Helsinki alumni and their activities.
Learn more about the Alumni Association of University of Helsinki.