Usually, Masters of Science employed within research and R&D in industries are well paid. On the other hand, a career at the university or a research institute, lets you carry out free academic research on a topic of your own choosing.
Studies are part of your career. At the University of Helsinki, all degrees include career planning. The Career Services at the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with degree programmes, supports the growth of your expert identity as part of your studies and with separate services.
From the start of your studies until one year after the completion of your degree, the Career Services supports your career path.
The Master’s degree in Science applying theoretical and computational methods gives you an excellent basis for postgraduate studies or for careers outside Academia in Finland or internationally. Usually, Masters of Science employed within research and R&D in industry are well paid.
As a graduate with an MSc degree you could embark on a career in:
Masters of Science employed within research and R&D within industries are usually well paid. Graduates of similar programmes in the earlier degree system have found employment as
The strong analytical skills provided by the education are sought after in areas such as
Although it is easy for international students to get by with English in the Helsinki region, learning Finnish will significantly improve your career options after graduation.
The University of Helsinki offers free Finnish language courses for enrolled international degree students. The beginners and intermediate level courses are not only a way to learn the language, but you also learn more about Finnish culture and get to network with other international students across the fields.
Information about the Finnish courses for international students in the Instructions for students.
After completing an upper university degree, you can apply for doctoral programmes both at the University of Helsinki and at other top international universities. Some of the suitable doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki are:
For more information on doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki, please see doctoral education.
After graduation, the world is wide open and full of possibilities. How can you venture forward to make the career path you want? What kind of work would you like to do? What kind of life should you lead? The Helsinki alumni community is there to support you as you transition from the University to the world of work.
All previous University of Helsinki degree and exchange students, as well as staff, are our alumni. As a member of the University of Helsinki alumni network, Finland’s largest network of experts, you get valuable support, knowledge and contacts for your working life.