Meet the people in the programme

As a student in the Master’s Programme in Geography, you benefit from the expertise of numerous inspiring scholars with solid teaching experience and broad researcher credentials.

If you have questions about the study content of the Master's programme in Geography, please contact programme education coordinator Katariina Kosonen and send a mail to kumpula-student[at]

If you have questions related to the application process, admission requirements, scholarships or application enclosures, please contact the Admission Services for guidance and support. To keep updated with the latest admission information and dates for the international degree programmes at the University of Helsinki, subscribe to the Admissions Newsletter.

Degree Programme Leader

Degree programme leader in geography leads both bachelor’s and master’s programmes. 

The degree programme leader together with the geography degree board is responsible for planning and executing the degree curriculum. They are also responsible for hearing the opinions of students and teachers as part of the development of geography degree programmes. 

Training officer

Training officer helps with study related issues and answers to questions regarding study adminstration. 


Professors are responsible for developing the teaching and research of their field of study. Professors teach mainly in the Master’s Programme and are responsible for master’s thesis supervision. 

University Lecturers and Instructors

University Lecturers and Instructors teach mainly in the Bachelor’s Programme. University lecturers can also supervise Master’s theses.


Some of the retired Professors, called emeritus, participate in teaching.