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.

Studying in Finland

Finland is situated in northern Europe and neighbours Sweden, Norway and Russia. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is always a top first priority.

208 Master of Science Master's degrees in Finland

M.Sc. Business Analytics

The Master's Programme in Business Analytics at Lappeenranta University of Technology is a modern multi-disciplinary engineering programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in industry today.

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. 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. International Business

The Master of Science in International Business at the University of Vaasa focuses on teaching students the three most important branches of international businesses: international strategic management, international marketing and international human resource management. The Master’s offers in-depth information on international strategic planning processes and internationalisation strategies.

Faculty of Business Studies
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.

Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering
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. Water Treatment Technology

Every day 2 million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural wastewater is discharged into the water bodies. Especially, water treatment is inadequate in many parts of the world and legislations concerning the wastewaters are constantly tighten. The Water Treatment Technology programme is delivered by Lappeenranta University of Technology.

LUT School of Engineering Science
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! The Automation Engineering programme is offered at Tampere University of Technology.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
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. 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. Food Sciences

Do you want to have an impact on what people will eat in the future? Would you like to know what makes food taste good, due to the raw materials and processing technologies? Do you want to know how we could improve the healthiness, safety, ecology and ethics of food and food processing?If you answered yes, enroll in Food Sciences master’s programme at University of Helsinki.

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. 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. International Business and Sales Management

This Master's degree in International Business and Sales Management at the University of Eastern Finland  is a multidisciplinary two-year master's degree programme that combines high level research and teaching. The programme is designed for both Finnish and international students and 25 students will be accepted into the programme annually.

University of Eastern Finland - Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
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. Innovation Management

The Master’s Degree Programme in Innovation Management at the University of Eastern Finland provides students with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. Students will learn how to manage projects and processes around product and service design, human resources, strategy and in sales, marketing and customer care.

University of Eastern Finland - Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
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, characterised by a strong desire to think differently and effect change in the world. The Welded Metal Structures programme is delivered by Lappeenranta University of Technology.

LUT School of Energy Systems
M.Sc. Economics

The Economics programme at Hanken School of Economics 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. 

Department of Economics
M.Sc. Science and Engineering

Physics is the core of natural sciences, aiming at understanding the ingredients and laws of the Universe. The Master's Degree Programme in Science and Engineering at Tampere University of Technology allows you to study these fundamental sciences with an eye towards applications.

Faculty of Natural Sciences
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. Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

Computation and physics are an integral part of modern society and science. One cannot overstate the importance of scientific knowledge and computational engineering in the global information society and  industrial economy, particularly as the systems we use grow more and more complex. The Computational Engineering and Technical Physics programme is delivered by Lappeenranta University of Technology.

LUT School of Engineering Science
M.Sc. Geology and Geophysics

 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. 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. 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. 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.

M.Sc. SELECT - 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. 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. Chemical and Process Engineering

Chemical and process engineering is all about designing and managing the processes that convert raw materials into useful products by chemical means. However, in today's society resources are becoming scarce and the environmental impact of manufacturing processes is a matter of growing concern The Chemical and Process Engineering programme is delivered by Lappeenranta University of Technology.

LUT School of Engineering Science
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. 

LUT School of Business and Management
M.Sc. Global Management of Innovation and Technology (GMIT)

The Master of Science in Global Management of Innovation and Technology (GMIT) at Lappeenranta University of Technology teaches students concepts needed to be effective managers in a variety of roles, from marketing to product development. The Master’s programme offers courses in analysing strategies in an international context and developing product systems, families and platforms.

LUT School of Business and Management
M.Sc. Supply Management

The M.Sc. in Supply Management at Lappeenranta University of Technology offers a broad understanding of supply network risks and challenges in the international business environment. The Master’s degree covers lectures, group work and literature studies. Gain knowledge on the main aspects that affect design supply strategies and learn to develop cost-effective functions for company outsourcing.

LUT School of Business and Management
M.Sc. Genetics and Molecular Biosciences

The MS in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences from University of Helsinki is a generalist degree, giving you the ability to work in basic and applied research and to act as an expert in public administration, the private sector and biotechnology companies.

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. 

M.Sc. Sustainability Science and Solutions

We all want to build a society which will enable fruitful life also for our children. As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, we can no longer think about our investment needs as a specific technical product which has a great performance. The Sustainability Science and Solutions programme is delivered by Lappeenranta University of Technology.

LUT School of Energy Systems
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering

Availability and security of electricity supply are global concerns on the continuing rise of energy production and consumption. More than ever before, electrical energy is the answer to the urgent energy challenges. The Electrical Engineering programme is delivered by Lappeenranta University of Technology.

LUT School of Energy Systems
M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management

 The Master’s Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management at Tampere University of Technology welcomes engineers and engineering graduates from all over the world to study management in an intercultural and business-oriented learning environment.

Faculty of Business and Built Environment
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. 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. Business and Management

Master's studies in Business and Management at Hanken School of Economics develop your skills for managing and developing businesses and organisations in a market-oriented and sustainable manner. You will have a general overview of business management and marketing.

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. Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability (MSIS)

The Masters Degree Program in Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability (MSIS) at Lappeenranta University of Technology 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. Bioengineering

The Master's Degree Programme in Bioengineering at Tampere University of Technology offers you an international learning environment and the opportunity to complete a two-year master's degree taught in English.

Faculty of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Mechatronics

ITMO University offers several double degree Master’s programmes with world’s top universities. Most programmetake two years, with one year at ITMO and the other year at a partner university. Classes are taught in English. The Mechatronics programmes is delivered by ITMO University in collaboration with Tallinn University of Technology and Lappeenranta University of Technology.

M.Sc. Marketing

During the MSc in Marketing at University of Oulu, students get get familiarised in servitisation, strategic marketing practice, organisational buying behaviour, consumer behaviour, supply chain management, and digital marketing within global markets. They will gain relevant skills of the latest marketing knowledge, practices, and technologies.

M.Sc. Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining

The international master´s degree programme in Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining (MRSM) from University of Oulu is a two-year programme focusing on education in mining-related subjects. The programme provides master’s degrees in two fields: geosciences and engineering.

M.Sc. Financial and Management Accounting

The International Master’s Degree Programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) at University of Oulu is a two-year programme concentrating on the analysis of accounting information for the needs of a company’s internal decision-making as well as for outside investors. 

M.Sc. Protein Science and Biotechnology

The Protein Science and Biotechnology MSc degree programme at the University of Oulu offers in-depth training in understanding structure-function relationships of proteins and their characterisation. This degree course has a strong on practical skills and use of most modern equipment in protein expression and analysis and it is aimed  at students with an interest in a research career, taught by an international staff.

M.Sc. Economics

The MS in Economics at University of Oulu is an internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AASCB accredited business school that offers rigorous theoretical and empirical studies incorporating the latest research. The course offers hands-on experience in developing economic models and using econometric methods to perform economic and financial analysis.

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

The MSc in Biomedical Engineering at University of Oulu offers interdisciplinary knowledge in medical and health technologies from theoretical and practical perspective. Students will gain the capability to design and implement biomedical measurement systems and health applications, and process multimodal biomedical signals and images. 

M.Sc. Architecture

The international master’s degree programme in Architecture at University of Oulu is a two-year design-oriented study programme. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. Professors of the school are internationally recognized architects actively involved in the profession and architectural debate both in Finland and internationally. 

M.Sc. Finance

Organizations of all sizes and industries, from multinationals to SMEs, governmental agencies and nonprofit institutions, are involved with and affected by the financial markets. The Finance programme is offered at the University of Oulu.

M.Sc. Environmental Engineering

The MSc in Environmental Engineering programme at University of Oulu  provides skills to solve environmental problems and challenges. Programme’s industry-branch-independent, phenomena-based approach provides excellent skills in different areas of environmental engineering

M.Sc. Ecology and Population Genetics

The Ms in Ecology and Population Genetics master degree at University of Oulu offers a unique combination of studies in ecology, population genetics and molecular ecology with emphasis in northern issues. The study programme is a combination of field work in the arctic and subarctic and in old-growth boreal forests and mires as well as molecular lab work.

M.Sc. Product Management

Master's Programme in Product Management at the University of Oulu is the master’s programme in Nordic Countries focusing on Product Management. It's a multi-disciplinary degree that combines technical knowledge, economic methods, and understanding of human behaviour and offers close collaboration with the industry and business.

M.Sc. International Business Management

The international master’s degree programme in International Business Management (IBM) from University of Oulu  is a two-year research-based programme that focuses on developing, managing and leading international businesses by combining various topics through a multidisciplinary approach. 

M.Sc. Public and Global Health

The Master's Degree Programme in Public and Global Health at University of Tampere offers a unique opportunity to study the intertwined disciplines of public and global health. 

School of Health Sciences (HES)
M.Sc. Internet and Game Studies

This MS Internet and Game Studies master programme from University of Tampere provides an in-depth view to the fundamental character and development of games and Internet. 

Faculty of Natural Sciences (LUO)
M.Sc. Human-Technology Interaction

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 MS Human-Technology Interaction programme from University of Tampere leads you to scientific thinking and writing.

Faculty of Natural Sciences (LUO)
M.Sc. Computational Big Data Analytics

This MS in Computational Big Data Analytics programme offered by University of Tampere educates top-level experts in computational and statistical data analysis, who possess knowledge and skills for the aforementioned tasks and understand the overall processes of data analysis.

Faculty of Natural Sciences (LUO)
M.Sc. Software Development

This MS in Software Development programme from University of Tampere is designed for applicants with a background in computer science or software engineering who want to expand their knowledge and skills in the development of high-quality software. 

Faculty of Natural Sciences (LUO)
M.Sc. Biomedical Technology

The M.Sc. Programme in Biomedical Technology at University of Tampere provides interdisciplinary education that combines natural sciences and technology with a specific focus on subject areas that have potential to advance human health.

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences (MED)
M.Sc. Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster) (Erasmus Mundus)

The main objective of the Course is to combine the great diversity of space expertise at six European universities and two Third-Country universities to a common platform of competence within the guidelines of the Bologna process. The Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster) (Erasmus Mundus) course is offered by Aalto University.

School of Electrical Engineering
M.Sc. European Forestry

MS in European Forestry (MSc EF) is a two-year interdisciplinary programme at the University of Eastern Finland that provides academic education in the field of sustainable resource management with special emphasis of bio-economy. MSc EF offers a new approach to the markets in forestry and nature management and it connects the increasing number of forest related issues with European dimension at international as well as national levels.

Faculty of Science and Forestry
M.Sc. Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical imaging is one of the most important technology areas in bioscience and biomedical research. The Master´s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging provides the students with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in bioimaging related to many areas in cell biology and biomedicine.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Creative Sustainability - M.Sc. Degree in Technology

The Master's Degree Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is an interdisciplinary programme of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Engineering. This Creative Sustainability - M.Sc. Degree in Technology programme is offered by Aalto University.

School of Electrical Engineering