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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209 Master of Science Master's degrees in Finland

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? Are you interested in exploring innovations in food, such as "pulled oats" or using insects as food? If you answered yes, enroll in Food Sciences master’s programme at University of Helsinki.

M.Sc. Sustainable Production in Mechanical Engineering

To develop more sustainable societies, we need to better understand how to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges and transform industrial behavior. Modern engineering design can be implemented by utilizing hundreds of different manufacturing techniques, which are the last links of the value chain before the product is released to the customer.

LUT School of Energy Systems
M.Sc. Finance

The Master's Degree Programme in Finance at University of Vaasa is a two-year, full-time, and EPAS-accredited programme since May 2013. The Programme is designed to provide students with a profound understanding of modern financial theory and its practical applications.

Faculty of Business Studies
M.Sc. Information Technology

Information Technology is an integral part of numerous everyday products. Related applications are involved in nearly all the fields of engineering, ranging from architectural design to control and monitoring functions in manufacturing industries. The Master’s degree Programme in Information Technology from Tampere University of Technology will qualify you for rewarding careers in a wide array of industries.

Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering
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. 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. 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. 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. Mechatronic System Design

Increasing demands on the productivity of complex systems, such as manufacturing machines, requires the application of new methods in the product development process. Mechatronic system design is gaining popularity in the machine design process and it is a key approach in product process of productive life cycle efficient machines.

LUT School of Energy Systems
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. Computer Science

In the Master’s programme in Computer Science from University of Helsinki you can become an expert in a wide range of fields. You will have access to the focus areas of research in computer science at the University of Helsinki: algorithms, distributed or networked systems, and software engineering.

Masters Programmes in English
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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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. 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. 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. Your studies will concentrate on materials science rather than materials engineering.

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. 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. 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. 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. Industrial Engineering and Management

The global business community needs young professionals with an intercultural mindset and an understanding of the potential offered by the latest technologies. The Master’s Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) 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. 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. 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. Public and Global Health

The Master's Degree Programme in Public and Global Health takes an interdisciplinary approach to research on health and illness from national and global perspectives. This programme offers a unique opportunity to study the intertwined disciplines of public and global health. The effects of global phenomena are transforming the way we work for health both at national and international levels. The innovative combination of public and global health studies equips students with the necessary expertise, skills and tools to work in the complex setting of contemporary and emerging health challenges.

School of Health Sciences (HES)
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. European Architecture

The new European Architecture postgraduate programme at Tallinn University of Technology is a unique and innovative approach to international architectural education: it combines the idea of the classical artist journey with the intensive, interdisciplinary and project-oriented workshop tradition and team-work, focusing on acute topics generating architectural knowledge and dialogue across greater Europe between cities as Tallinn, Lisbon, Helsinki, Berlin, Dessau, Ljubljana, Innsbruck and Haifa.

Faculty of Civil Engineering
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)
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. 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

Master of Science 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. 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
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. ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Embedded Systems

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. The ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Software and Service Architectures course is offered by Aalto University.

School of Science
M.Sc. Mathematics and Operations Research

The objective of the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research at Aalto University is to train experts who have broad knowledge of mathematical methods and tools as well as strong problem solving skills so that they can successfully tackle challenging scientific, industrial, economic and environmental problems.

School of Science
M.Sc. Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biotechnology

The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biotechnology programme is offered by Aalto University.

School of Chemical Technology
M.Sc. Information Security Technology and Cryptography

The programme focuses on two important areas of information security: networked systems security, and cryptography and data security. Students of the programme gain both knowledge and hands-on experience in secure network and communication systems, secure computing systems and mathematical foundations of data security.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
M.Sc. ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Cloud Computing and Services

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two-year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. The ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Cloud Computing and Services course is delivered by Aalto University.

School of Science
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. Economic Geology

The Economic Geology programme at the University of Oulu will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry.

M.Sc. Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Functional Materials

The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Functional materials programme is offered by Aalto University.

School of Chemical Technology
M.Sc. Real Estate Investment and Finance

The Master’s programme in Real Estate Investment and Finance is a two-year (120 ECTS) programme leading to a Master of Science (Tech) degree. The programme courses are offered by Aalto University Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics.

School of Engineering
M.Sc. Information Technology (IMPIT)

IMPIT programme offers you an internationally recognized Master's Degree in IT at the European standards in less than two years. The prerequisite is BSc level education with a background in Computer Science, Information Technology, Communications Engineering or in a closely related field. The language of instruction is English. IMPIT programme is offered at the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu campus.

Faculty of Science and Forestry
M.Sc. Water and Environmental Engineering

Water and environmental engineering is essentially about making the world work. With limited natural resources and an increasing demand for water, food, energy and shelter, we look at practical ways to develop our society in a sustainable manner. The Water and Environmental Engineering course is delivered by Aalto University.

School of Engineering
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.