Basic research forms the main part of teaching in the Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences. Basic research conducted at the University of Helsinki has received top ratings in international university rankings. The in-depth learning offered by international research groups will form a solid foundation for your lifelong learning.
The programme includes two study tracks: elementary particle physics and cosmology and astrophysical sciences. The courses have been compiled into course packages and both study tracks contain a mandatory core package that includes a research seminar. The study tracks are divided into specialisations that focus on astronomy, space physics, particle physics or cosmology. Courses typically include lectures, exercises, group work and research literature and end in examinations and/or final assignments. In addition, some studies can be completed as book examinations.
You can find the course packages of each study track with information about the structure, content and study tracks of the programme. Check out courses in the online course catalogue for students at the University of Helsinki in the Studies service.
The Master’s programme is multilingual. The primary language of instruction is English. You can also complete courses and your thesis in Finnish or Swedish, unless the nature of the teaching requires otherwise. In this programme, you will be part of an international student and research community.
The University of Helsinki also offers Finnish courses for international students.