Alumni and student stories

Meet students, graduates and staff of the Master's Programme in Integrative Plant Sciences (IPS) and learn what they think about the programme, studies and life in Helsinki.
Student testimonials

What is unique about the programme and who is it for? How is the study structure? What are the strengths of the programme? What kind of career opportunities does the programme open? How is student life in Helsinki? Check out the articles to get some answers.

Something for everyone in the programme contents

"The degree can be a mixture of molecular sciences with whatever else you wish to choose. It’s very flexible. I don’t just want to focus on one particular area, so I have valued the opportunity to engage with other programmes in e.g., the agricultural sciences, ecology, forestry and geology."

In this article, Favour and Zuzana talk about the programme together with the Programme Director Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi.

The article was published in 2022. 

Practical learning, flexibility and networking in a laid-back academic culture

"The programme is well-rounded. The lecture courses teach you the theory, which you get to apply in the lab and field. You can also specialise in the topics that interest you the most."

In this article, Quan and Skylar talk about their experiences with the programme.

The article was published in 2020. 

Video: One Minute with Favour

In this video, you get to spend OneMinuteWith our student Favour. She answers a few questions whilst at her favourite spot in the Viikki campus library.

When it's time to party, please party.
UH student experiences from other fields

The University of Helsinki offers multidisciplinary study options across 11 faculties. Studying and cooperation across the fields are highly encouraged.

Would you like to know what students from other degree programmes and academic disciplines think about their studies and life in Helsinki?

More about the programme

As a student in the IPS programme, you benefit from the expertise of numerous inspiring scholars with solid teaching experience and broad researcher credentials.