Master's Programmes

We offer over 30 Master’s Programmes in English. Our programmes put particular emphasis on the competencies provided by the degrees, on their connection to the labour market as well as on the employment prospects offered by the education. Career planning has been added to degrees of all levels to improve graduates’ employability.

When studying with us, you will get to participate in top-notch research during your studies. The quality and amount of research is what makes the University of Helsinki stand out from the crowd. We are one of the world's leading multidisciplinary research universities. At the University of Helsinki all teachers participate in research, and some of our best scientists are also our best teachers.

All programmes comply with the national legislation governing university education and are, therefore, recognised globally. Our Master’s Programmes provide students a solid foundation for doctoral studies.

The next application period for the Master's Programmes opens on December 3rd, 2018, and ends on January 11th, 2019, for studies starting in August 2019.

To check the exact programme-specific requirements for the Master’s Programme that you are interested in, find the programme in the Degree finder and read the information under the section “How to apply”.


Master's Programmes at the University of Helsinki

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.
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?
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.
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Studies in the Chemistry and Molecular Sciences Master's Programme provide an excellent basis for expertise and prepare you to meet local and global challenges.
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.
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!
Data science combines computer science and statistics to solve exciting data-intensive problems in industry and in many fields of science.
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.
Master’s Programme in Economics 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.
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.
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.
The European and Nordic Studies programme gives you a profound understanding of Europe in all of its historical, political and cultural diversity. You will learn how European history, society and politics have been studied in other disciplines.
How to improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing? If this is for you, enrol in Food Sciences master’s programme.
Become a next-generation expert in forest sciences.
Master´s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences
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.
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 civilisation, and environmental issues.
How do global transformations affect democratic politics? What is the role of the media in the transformation of contemporary democracies? These are some of the questions you will deal with in the GPC programme.
The Master’s Programme in Human Nutrition and Food Behaviour focuses on human nutrition and related behaviour and consumption from the perspectives of public health nutrition, nutrition physiology and the social sciences.
The programme focuses on questions of cultural diversity and mutual understanding through four thematic modules: 1) Religion, Conflict and Dialogue, 2) Tradition, Knowledge and Change, 3) Communication and Media, and 4) Transnational and International.
International Business Law (IBL) programme offers you the possibility to learn more about business law related subjects such as contract and consumer law, commercial law and commercial dispute resolution from an international point of view.
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's Programme in Linguistic and Diversity in the Digital Age will provide you with an understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and with the theoretical tools for working with language material.
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.
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 centres of excellence.
Do you want to know more about microbes and learn what research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes?
Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of science that studies the brain and the entire nervous system at different levels of organization, from genes and molecules to nerve cells and networks; and beyond.
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.
The Master’s Programme in Plant Biology is a joint programme of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which ensures an exceptionally comprehensive curriculum.
The Russian Studies Master’s Programme at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multi- and interdisciplinary programme for students who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of Russia.
The Master’s Programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods will provide its students with a strong basis in the theoretical methods, modelling, and mathematical and numerical analysis within physics, mathematics, chemistry and/or computer science.
Translational medicine aims to facilitate new therapies and medical procedures by implementing research findings in patient care, and by applying clinical data in research.
The Master’s Programme in Urban Studies & Planning prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges.