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Master's Programme in Materials Research

Master's Programme in Materials Research
Study one of the richest and most multidisciplinary field in natural sciences at the University of Helsinki.
Study one of the richest and most multidisciplinary field in natural sciences at the University of Helsinki.
Application period starts 01 Dec 2021
Scope of studies and length
120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level
Application period
Starts: 01 Dec 2021 at 08.00 (UTC+2)Ends: 05 Jan 2022 at 15.00 (UTC+2)
Finnish, Swedish, English
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens)
15 000€
Eligibility to apply for a master's programme requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.

Can Materials Research solve the en­ergy prob­lem?

All technology around us is based on materials. Materials research has the great opportunity in solving grand societal problems and finding new discoveries in the fields of energy, food, water, safety, health and well-being, environment, sustainable use of resources and urbanisation. New fascinating materials with unexpected properties, tailored for the needs of our society, can change the way we live our everyday life.

Materials research is the richest and most multidisciplinary field in natural sciences. The Master’s Programme in Materials Research is based on physics, chemistry, biology and medical sciences, mathematics and computer science, all taught in a cohesive, and self-contained way. You will study for example biomaterials, nanomaterials, smart materials, polymers, composites, electronics, energy generation and storage as well as green and sustainable materials.

This programme has the following six study lines representing different branches of materials research: 1) experimental materials physics 2) computational materials physics 3) medical physics 4) polymer materials chemistry 5) inorganic materials chemistry 6) electronics and industrial applications. Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.

How to apply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission requirements, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. You must submit your application online at the Finnish national application portal Studyinfo. The online application form is open only during the application period. Also the admission requirements for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

Admission Services

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