Microbiology
Our research focuses on microbes and ecology as well as the application of microbiology in agriculture and forestry, food production, medicine, environmental sciences and microbial biotechnology.

At Viikki Campus, teaching in microbiology is provided collaboratively by two faculties (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences). Microbiology is the study of bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses. Basic research on microbiology and ecology as well as microbiological applications in agriculture and forestry, food production, medicine, environmental sciences and microbial biotechnology are at the heart of our research.

The discipline of microbiology has its own master’s and doctoral programmes. You can choose to complete a master’s degree in microbiology by beginning studies in the following bachelor's programmes: molecular biosciences, food sciences, environmental sciences or biology. At the master’s stage, you can specialise in food microbiology, environmental microbiology, mycobiology, medical microbiology, virology or microbial biotechnology.

Graduates with a master's or doctoral degree in microbiology find work primarily as researchers and experts in research institutes, industry, hospital and quality control laboratories as well as in administration and teaching.