Research Chemists, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The Master's Degree Programme for Research Chemists is a degree programme taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland. The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality chemistry researchers. The programme also serves as an excellent stepping stone for PhD studies.


The Research Chemists programme is offered by the University of Eastern Finland.  

Why to choose MDP for Research chemists at UEF?

The MDP for Research chemists is a master level program with a difference which underlines the vital research areas of Chemistry. One should choose it because

  • The program offers research in four different fields; physical, inorganic, organic and materials which cover most of the new challenges in chemistry
  • Students join the active research groups during the course
  • There is a Scholarship/grant for each selected student instead of tuition fee
  • Has the entire lab facilities needed at research level, advance analysis methods (NMR, X-ray, etc)
  • The intranet services where you can discuss study topics
  • The use of PC’s with software associated to research and a library full of the entire related stuff
  •  Lab courses which make more learned and skill full
  • The department arranges the seminars for student’s career counseling
  • Quality teaching
  • Last but not the least, the caring and active contact person

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation in Academic Studies for International Students
  • Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Organic Chemistry
  • Principles in Materials Science
  • Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Molecular Modelling 
For more info please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Degree certificates

All applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in chemistry or chemical engineering corresponding to at least 3 years' of full-time academic studies (equivalent of 180 ECTS credit units in the Finnish university system) obtained at an internationally recognised and accredited university or higher education institution.

A temporary (provisional) degree certificate is accepted if it was awarded no more than five years earlier.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.