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The undergraduate educational offerings at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Medicine include medicine, dentistry, translational medicine, healthcare development, psychology and logopedics.

The undergraduate degrees available at the Faculty of Medicine include Licentiate of Medicine and Licentiate of Dentistry; Master of Arts in the international Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine; Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Master of Arts (Psychology); Bachelor of Arts (Logopedics) and Master of Arts (Logopedics); and Master of Health Sciences in the Master’s Programme in the Development of Health Care Services. 

The Faculty’s undergraduate education provides students with the knowledge and skills to seek, critically assess and apply scientific information, and gives eligibility for postgraduate education. The degree programmes offered by the Faculty prepare students for careers as licensed health care professionals in medicine, dentistry, psychology and speech therapy.


The Faculty employs student-oriented, mutually supportive learning methods and strives to reconcile theory and practice as well as to use practical professional situations as the basis for teaching. Student feedback is actively used to enhance studies. Students also play a key role in committees for the further development of teaching.


The Faculty of Medicine has no separate guide for applicants, because all the necessary information can be found on the website maintained by University of Helsinki Admission Services or on the service, which is also the portal where applicants submit their applications. If you have any questions concerning the admission procedure, please contact the University of Helsinki Admission Services.

At the University of Helsinki, it is possible to study medicine either on Finnish- or Swedish-speaking study line. The students admitted to Swedish-language medical education account for no more than five per cent of students admitted to medical education in the whole country.

The degree programmes offer limited opportunities for students from outside the Faculty to complete optional studies, non-degree studies or Flexible Study Right Scheme JOO-studies.

PhD Study Track

The PhD Study Track at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, provides students, already after their first year of study, with the opportunity to embark on carefully supervised research aimed at pursuing a doctoral degree alongside completing a licentiate degree. Students are admitted each year to the study track from among the first-year students of medicine, dentistry, logopedics and psychology. At the first stage, students will receive guidance and supervision from tutors.

Students admitted to the study track will work in research groups for five summers before completing their undergraduate degree. In the first two summers, students have the unique opportunity to conduct research in one to four research groups to familiarise themselves with a range of research topics and designs. After the second summer at the latest, they will embark on research aiming at a doctoral thesis in a Faculty research group.