Career

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.

Career Services  

  • 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.

Check out the Career Services on the Instructions for students “Work and Career” and “Traineeships”. 

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
  • pharmaceuticals

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.