A degree from the Master's Programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology gives you the capability to embark on a wide range of careers or continue with postgraduate studies in different areas of biology.
Studies are part of your career. At the University of Helsinki, all degrees include career planning. The Career Services at the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with degree programmes, supports the growth of your expert identity as part of your studies and with separate services.
From the start of your studies until one year after the completion of your degree, the Career Services supports your career path.
- gives career counselling and job seeking support,
- arranges info sessions, workshops and events,
- provides suitable job and traineeship offers for students,
- shares university’s subsidy for traineeships and
- facilitates group mentoring programmes.
Upon graduating, you will have the expertise for university teaching and research tasks, for a wide range of expert and administrative tasks at various research centres, companies, in the field of public administration (e.g., United Nations, European Union, the state and provincial administration, cities and municipalities), international and national organisations and the media. In addition, the degree provides the scientific validity for doctoral education in different areas of biology.
For Finnish and Swedish speaking students, the programme also provides an opportunity to study towards a biology teacher qualification.
As a graduate of the Master's Programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, you can apply for a doctoral programme at the University of Helsinki or other top international universities. Further studies include 40 credits of coursework and a dissertation.
The vast majority of graduating students in ecology and evolutionary biology take part in the Doctoral Programme in Wildlife Biology Research (LUOVA).
Other examples of suitable doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki include:
- Doctoral Programme in Plant Sciences (DPPS)
- Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources (AGFOREE)
- Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences (DENVI)
- Integrative Life Science Doctoral Programme (ILS)
More information about doctoral education at the University of Helsinki.
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