Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences | Master's programme

How did we get here from the big bang?

What are the laws of nature governing the universe from elementary particles to the development of the solar system, stars and galaxies? In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you focus on gaining an extensive understanding of these phenomena. You will also acquire proficiency in the use of mathematical methods, IT tools and/or experimental equipment, as well as strong problem-solving and logical deduction skills. These will qualify you for a career in research or for a wide range of positions in the private sector.

The Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences has two study tracks: 1) elementary particle physics and cosmology and 2) astrophysical sciences. 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: 09 Dec 2024 at 08:00 (UTC+2) Ends: 02 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.

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