Basic research forms the main part of teaching in the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, demonstrated by the fact that a significant number of our graduates continue on to postgraduate studies.

At the University of Helsinki, basic research conducted has received top ratings in international university rankings. Researchers on the Kumpula Campus conduct top-level research in many fields connected to the programme, such as theoretical and experimental particle physics, cosmology, space physics, and astronomy. The research is carried out in close cooperation with the Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP), the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI). The in-depth learning offered by international research groups will form a solid foundation for your lifelong learning.

The Master's programme is related to the theoretical, experimental and observational research fields at the University of Helsinki in:

  • Particle physics
  • Cosmology
  • Astrophysics
  • Space physics
  • Planetary science

Webpages of research groups

More information about research in particle physics and astrophysics.

Read more about the research highlights of the department!