Materials Research | Master's programme

Can Materials Research solve the en­ergy prob­lem?

All technology around us is based on materials. Materials research has a great opportunity in solving grand societal problems and finding new discoveries in the fields of energy, food, water, safety, health and well-being, environment, sustainable use of resources and urbanisation. New fascinating materials with unexpected properties, tailored to the needs of our society, can change the way we live our everyday life.

Materials research is the richest and most multidisciplinary field in natural sciences. The Master’s Programme in Materials Research (MATRES) brings together physics, chemistry, biology and medical sciences, mathematics and computer science, all taught in a cohesive, and self-contained way. You will study for example biomaterials, nanomaterials, smart materials, polymers, composites, electronics, energy generation and storage as well as green and sustainable materials.

This programme has the following six study lines representing different branches of materials research: 1) experimental materials physics 2) computational materials physics 3) medical physics 4) polymer materials chemistry 5) inorganic materials chemistry 6) electronics and industrial applications. Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.

Basic information
Scope of studies and length 120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level Master
Language Finnish, English, Swedish
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens) 15 000 EUR
Application period Begins: 02 Jan 2025 at 08:00 (UTC+2) Ends: 16 Jan 2025 at 15:00 (UTC+2)
How to apply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission criteria, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. The online application form is open only during the application period. The admission criteria for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

About the MATRES programme
Study at the University of Helsinki