Master's Program in Agricultural Sciences
In the Master’s Program in Agricultural Sciences (AGRI), you can pursue studies in plant production sciences, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science, depending on your interests and previous studies. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field.
This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish.
Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.
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The advanced studies consist of joint courses (45 credits) and study track specific studies (45 credits). By choosing alternative modules inside your selected study track, you will be able to deepen your expertise in particular areas of the selected study track. You must select your study track when applying.
The four study tracks are:
- Plant Production Sciences – plants as sources of food, feed, energy, beauty and wellbeing
- Animal Science – animal health and wellbeing
- Agrotechnology – technology with consideration for the environment
- Environmental Soil Science – dig below the surface
The study tracks collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to construct thematic modules around importance topical issues: the bioeconomy, the recycling of nutrients, food systems, and the production and exploitation of genomic information.
The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 15000€
Scholarships & funding
Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
As a graduate of the Master’s Program in Agricultural Sciences, you will have the competence to pursue a career.
According to the statistics of the Finnish Association of Academic Agronomists, the current employment situation for new graduates is positive. Graduates have found employment in Finland and abroad as experts in the following fields:
- Research and product development (universities, research institutes, companies, industry)
- Administration and expert positions (ministries, supervisory agencies, EU, FAO)
- Business and management (companies)
- Teaching, training and consultation (universities, universities of applied sciences, organizations, development cooperation projects)
- Communication (universities, media, companies, ministries, organizations)
- Entrepreneurship (self-employment)
Would you like to be involved in finding solutions to future challenges of food and energy production, such as climate change, population growth and limited energy resources? Are you interested in animal welfare, clean soil, environmental issues or the newest methods in biological and genetic engineering? Would you like to learn about automation and robotics in agriculture? Join the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences on the Viikki Campus to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field.
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