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Geography, University of Helsinki holds place 42 in Shanghai ranking 2018, and is also ranked among the top 50 in the world in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. Nearly 60 Master's students begin their studies in geography at the University of Helsinki every autumn. Our programme is based on high quality research groups which operate in some of the major fields of geography. The programme is divided into three study tracks: 1) physical geography, 2) urban and human geography & spatial planning, and 3) geoinformatics – and it provides the students with a set of skills that are essential in the contemporary labor market. The discipline of geography is an internationally recognized and vibrant scientific community which welcomes you to study at the University of Helsinki.

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The @biogeoclimate drone team led by Aino-Maija Määttänen just finished mapping of 300 hectares of oroarctic tundra… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Hyvä joukkoliikenne on elämänlaadun kannalta tärkeä asia Helsingissä. Vaikka saavutettavuus paikallisesti heikenty… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Application process

We’re here to guide you through the process of applying to the University of Helsinki. Here is your roadmap to the application process. The next application period to apply for the Master's Programmes opens in December 3rd 2018 and ends in January 11th 2019 for studies starting in August 2019.

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How to Apply - Master’s Programmes at the University of Helsinki