Study Master of Science in Finland

Study Master of Science in Finland

Studying Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) refers to a postgraduate academic master's degree and is nowadays awarded by most European universities as well as universities world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus.

The study duration of a Master's programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved.

A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. In order to receive a Master of Science, the completion of a scientific thesis as part of the Master studies is required in most of the cases. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities (i.e. social sciences), business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.

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210 Master of Science Master's degrees in Finland

M.Sc. Banking and International Finance

The Master's Degree Program in Banking and International Finance at the School of Business and Economics of the University of Jyväskylä provides an interdisciplinary degree and a strong quantitatively oriented background for the students to serve as professionals especially in financial markets, banking and other duties in the fields of economics and finance requiring highly analytical performance.

M.Sc. Business and Management

Our MSc in Business and Management gives you the essential capabilities and skills for managing and developing businesses and organisations in a market-oriented and sustainable manner. Equipped with the right tools and knowledge, you will be prepared to take on those challenges and make the most of them within your organisation. This programme is offered by Hanken School of Economics.

M.Sc. Wireless Industrial Automation

The Master’s Programme in Wireless Industrial Automation at University of Vaasa offers a carefully designed education programme to integrate advanced wireless communication with monitoring, control, and automation in industrial applications.

Faculty of Technology
M.Sc. Software and Service Architectures (SSA)

The approach of this Software and Service Architectures (SSA) programme at EIT Digital Master School is multidisciplinary covering a wide range of topics from user studies, user centered development and business process modelling to software engineering, data analysis, software security and highly distributed software system.

M.Sc. Science and Engineering

Physics is the core of natural sciences, aiming at understanding the ingredients and laws of the Universe. Applications of physics can be found in any field of technology from nanoscience to medical devices and space research. In addition, generic skills in physics are highly valued in the job market. The Master's Degree Programme in Science and Engineering from Tampere University of Technology allows you to study these fundamental sciences with an eye towards applications.

Faculty of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Economics

Our programme offers you a balanced mix of a broad perspective of and a deep insight into economic theory. The curriculum is designed to match the demand for professional economists in business and government. This Economics programme is offered by Hanken School of Economics.

Department of Economics
M.Sc. Embedded Systems (ES)

The Embedded Systems (ES) programme at EIT Digital Master School focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computer systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems, designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components.

M.Sc. Industrial Management

The Industrial Management studies at University of Vaasa focus on problem solving and social interaction, coupled with a wide variety of study tasks by systematic assessment. The study process encompasses both local business operations and technological advantages on a global scale.

Faculty of Technology
M.Sc. Intellectual Property Law

The MSc in Intellectual Property Law (IPL) is a unique combination of legal and business studies. This programme gives students solid expertise in both areas and an exceptional understanding of today’s markets and the world of intellectual property. This programme is offered by Hanken School of Economics.

Department of Accounting and Commercial Law
M.Sc. Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology gives fundamental knowledge about acoustical phenomena, human hearing and audio technologies, and also facilitates the students to apply the knowledge in practice. Acoustics and Audio Technology is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS). This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology programme is offered by Aalto University.

School of Science
M.Sc. Nanoscience

The Master's Programme in Nanoscience at University of Jyväskylä is ideal for those interested in natural sciences in a broad sense and those willing to understand nature and phenomena in nature from many perspectives, from atomic level to the organisms. It provides excellent abilities to follow current developments in science and technology and to graduate as an expert in the rapidly developing field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

M.Sc. Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management

Focus on proactive problem solving and learn to utilize your engineering mind-set in developing business! The Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) at Aalto University combines engineering with economic and human fundamentals to create value and efficiency.

School of Science
M.Sc. Automation and Electrical Engineering

Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with an ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields - ranging from traditional Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. This Automation and Electrical Engineering programme is offered by Aalto University.

School of Electrical Engineering
M.Sc. Materials Science and Engineering

The importance of materials science has significantly increased as a result of rapid technological developments in the past few years. Consequently, the demand for well-educated materials scientists and engineers is rapidly growing. The Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Science and Engineering is delivered by Tampere University of Technology.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
M.Sc. Corporate Governance

Proper understanding of Corporate Governance requires a thorough background in business economics combined with a genuinely international, multicultural perspective on the problems involved. Hanken offers a rich and absorbing MSc in Corporate Governance. This programme is offered by Hanken School of Economics.

Department of Economics
M.Sc. Photonics

The Master's Degree Programme in Photonics at the University of Eastern Finland educates highly-skilled and qualified graduates for technical or scientific positions in industries specializing in photonics. Our graduates find work as technology specialists, researchers, and project managers in the development organisations and R&D departments of photonics industry.

Institute of Photonics
M.Sc. Architecture

The Tampere University of Technology’s (TUT) Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture aims to provide students with a broad general understanding of the fundamentals of architecture. Although the programme has its focus in sustainability, it also covers all major fields of the profession, from architectural and housing design to urban planning and restauration studies.

Faculty of Business and Built Environment
M.Sc. Automation Engineering

Want to become an expert in Factory Automation? And have also possibility to deepen your knowledge in Fluid Power or Microsystems? Join the international and inspiring learning environment and gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in academia or industry! After completing the programme, you are qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in different fields of automation. The Automation Engineering programme is offered by Tampere University of Technology.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
M.Sc. Global Management

Are you interested in building a successful international career? The Global Management programme with CEMS Master’s in International Management equips students with skills and know-how needed to act as game changers in tomorrow’s global business environment. The programme is offered by Aalto University.

School of Business
M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) at EIT Digital Master School focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects.

M.Sc. Industrial Systems Analytics

The Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) at University of Vaasa provides content, models and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations.

Faculty of Technology
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering

The Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering, MSc (Tech) from Tampere University of Technology, offers qualified students the opportunity to complete a two-year degree in one of the following areas: biomedical engineering, electronics, smart grids in electrical energy distribution, and wireless communications. Multidisciplinary study modules and the opportunity to combine a variety of subjects expand the scope of the programme and ensure a broad range of career opportunities in both industry and academia.

Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering
M.Sc. International Business

The Master's Degree Programme in International Business (MIB) at University of Vaasa gives you the opportunity to realise your potential by offering courses that center around the three core areas in International Business: International Strategic Management, International Marketing and International Human Resource Management.

Faculty of Business Studies
M.Sc. General Management

As a student in this programme you will take your management skills to the next level, whether your background is in business, engineering or law. This General Management programme is offered by Hanken School of Economics.

M.Sc. Strategic Business Development

The Master's Program in Strategic Business Development at University of Vaasa provides you with knowledge that allows you to tackle the leadership and management of strategic processes by offering courses focused on three key areas of strategic management: Strategic analysis, Strategic choice and Strategy implementation.

Faculty of Business Studies
M.Sc. International Business Management

The International Business Management education focuses on managing and leading international businesses. The topics are combined from different fields of managing business, which makes IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme. The International Business Management programme is offered at the University of Oulu.

M.Sc. Product Management

Master's Programme in Product Management at the University of Oulu is a two-year programme taught in English. The programme educates product management professionals who can actively manage products and the product range. The focus is on technology product management. It builds on the engineering disciplines and focuses on product management.

M.Sc. Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability (MSIS)

The Masters Degree Program in Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability is designed for future managers working in the global economy. The program focuses on challenges of strategic management of innovation in a global context where sustainability issues create new possibilities for innovative value creation.

LUT School of Business and Management
M.Sc. Neuroscience

The Master’s Programme in Neuroscience from University of Helsinki provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a scientifically vibrant international environment.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

In the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology master's degree program at University of Helsinki, you can become familiar with a wide variety of topics in three areas: ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation biology. You can choose studies from any of these areas, as well as from other master's degree programmes.

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics and Imaging

The International Master’s Programme in Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics and Imaging at the University of Oulu is research oriented to offer a strong basis for research career. The contributing departments have received excellent grades from an international research assessment panel. The education is systematized with strongly interdisciplinary approach.

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering

Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT is the largest and most diverse technological field in the world. Without electrical energy, there would be no broadcasting and television systems, no telephone communication or telegraphy. Electrical engineering surrounds us everywhere in modern society.

LUT School of Energy Systems
M.Sc. Forest Sciences

The Master’s Programme in Forest Sciences at University of Helsinki offers a broad and versatile perspective on forests and their use. The studies focus on and apply knowledge in biology, business economics, environmental sciences, logistics, geoinformatics and information technology. As a graduate in forest sciences you will be a professional in forest ecology, the management and use of forest resources, forest bioeconomy business and policy, with ample career opportunities in Finland and abroad.

M.Sc. Computer Science

Computer science programme from Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT is an integral part of our lives, shaping virtually everything from the objects around us to the ways in which we communicate. Computing drives innovation in the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment and education. The computer skills are applicable and in-demand across almost every industry in today's technology-dependent world.

LUT School of Business and Management
M.Sc. Master of Natural Resources - International Forestry

The objective of the Master's Degree in International Forestry at Tampere University of Applied Sciences is to educate specialists and managers for the international forestry sector. You will be a specialist in international operations and have the knowledge and skills to motivate and lead people in multicultural organizations and working environments

English Masters
M.Sc. Chemical and Process Engineering

Chemical Engineering programme from Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT is a highly interdisciplinary field concerned with diverse materials and processes. It covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources.

LUT School of Engineering Science
M.Sc. SELECT - Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems

MSc SELECT is where you can learn how to make a real contribution to minimising the environmental impact of current and future energy systems. Students learn to address societal challenges with technical solutions, to explore the part played by innovation and commerce, and to understand the role and responsibility of engineers in a more sustainable energy industry.

M.Sc. Materials Research

This Master programme in Materials Research from University of Helsinki combines expertise from the areas of chemistry, physics and materials research at the University of Helsinki, which are ranked high in international evaluations. In the programme, you will focus on the fundamental physical and chemical problems in synthesising and characterising materials, developing new materials and improving existing ones. Your studies will concentrate on materials science rather than materials engineering.

M.Sc. Geography

Students who graduate from the Master’s programme in Geography at University of Helsinki have strong theoretical and practical skills. The education in geography offers a broad understanding in current social and environmental issues. Our students can work as experts in their field, both independently and as members of multi-professional teams.

M.Sc. Life Science Informatics

Life Sciences is one of the strategic research fields at the University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Life Science Informatics (LSI) integrates research excellence and research infrastructures in the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE). As a student, you will gain access to active research communities on three campuses: Kumpula, Viikki, and Meilahti. This course is delivered at University of Helsinki.

M.Sc. Ecology and Population Genetics

Ecology and Population Genetics Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems.

M.Sc. Geology and Geophysics

Sustaining a growing population on our dynamic planet requires deep understanding of geological and geophysical processes within the Earth, and of how they interact with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biota. The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics delivered at University of Helsinki trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilisation, and environmental issues.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Biomedical Technology

The M.Sc. Programme in Biomedical Technology brings together the expertise and methods in a large spectrum of natural, medical, and engineering sciences, including biology, chemistry, medicine, genetics as well as statistics, computational and data sciences. There are three options for specialization: molecular biology, cell technology, and bioinformatics. The Programme is open for applications from both Finnish and international applicants.

BioMediTech (BMT)
M.Sc. Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

Master's Programme in Computational Engineering and Technical Physics from Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT is an integral part of modern society and science. One cannot overstate the importance of computational engineering and technical physics in the global industrial economy, particularly as the systems we use grow more and more complex.

LUT School of Engineering Science
M.Sc. Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

A Master’s degree in chemistry qualifies you for expert positions in a wide range of fields, such as industry, research or education. The chemicals industry is a major employer and one of the largest export industries in Finland. University of Helsinki offers the master programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences.

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering: Signal and Image Processing

The International Master’s Programme in Biomedical Engineering: Signal and Image Processing at the University of Oulu is research oriented to offer a strong basis for research career. The contributing departments have received excellent grades from an international research assessment panel. The education is systematized with strongly interdisciplinary approach.

M.Sc. Welded Metal Structures

Machines have enabled many seemingly unrealistic ideas and have facilitated a multitude of challenging functions. Machine science is one of the oldest and most traditional of the engineering sciences characterized by a strong desire to think differently and effect change in the world.

LUT School of Energy Systems
M.Sc. Architectural Design

The Oulu School of Architecture welcomes international applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture to apply for the 2 year, full-time Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture, starting in September of each year. The Architectural Design program at the University of Oulu is instructed entirely in English and fully integrated with the domestic master level studies of the school.

M.Sc. Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics

Are you looking forward to a future as an expert in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics? As a graduate of our Master’s Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics at University of Helsinki, you can find employment in the national or international market, for example at universities, research institutes, the public sector or in business, or you can become a self-employed entrepreneur.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering

The Computer Science and Engineering research-oriented degree programme at the University of Oulu provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment. It gives students the flexibility to choose between two themes: Computer Vision and Signal Processing, and Ubiquitous Computing.

M.Sc. Agricultural Sciences

In the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences from University of Helsinki, you can pursue studies in plant production sciences, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science, depending on your interests and previous studies.

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
M.Sc. Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication

Every marketing and communications expert nowadays needs knowledge on the digital environment and the channels that really make an impact on the chosen target groups. If you are interested in developing your knowledge and skills a bit further, this MS in Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication programme at University of Jyväskylä is for you. The unique combination of marketing and corporate communication makes this programme forerunner in the education landscape.

M.Sc. Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences

What are the laws of nature governing the universe from elementary particles to the formation and evolution of the solar system, stars, and galaxies? In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences from University of Helsinki, you will focus on gaining a quantitative understanding of these phenomena.

M.Sc. Theoretical and Computational Methods

The basis of natural sciences is the modelling of phenomena and solving these models. The Master’s programme in Theoretical and Computational Methods course from University of Helsinki will give you a strong basis in the theoretical methods, modelling, and mathematical and numerical analysis within physics, mathematics, chemistry and/or computer science.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics

When you study Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Helsinki, some of the best mathematicians and statisticians in the world will be your instructors. Studies in this Master’s programme will give you a solid basis for maths and statistics applications. Graduates of this Master’s programme find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sectors in Finland and abroad.

M.Sc. Wireless Communication Engineering

The Wireless Communication Engineering programme at the University of Oulu consists of cutting-edge knowledge and latest developments in the essential areas and topics of wireless communications systems and networks.

M.Sc. Data Science

In the Data Science master’s programme at University of Helsinki, you will gain a solid understanding of the methods used in data science. You will learn not only to apply data science: you will acquire insight into how and why methods work so you will be able to construct solutions to new challenges in data science.

M.Sc. Human-Technology Interaction

A peek into the future from a front-row seat: in this Master's degree programme students can deepen their knowledge in course units that cover a wide range of topics from user experience and emotions to innovative use of facial behavior like gaze and expressions, touch, speech, and human physiology in user interfaces. The programme leads you to scientific thinking and writing as well as to hands-on work in various course projects.

School of Information Sciences (SIS)