Master's Program in Integrative Plant Sciences
The Master’s Program in Integrative Plant Sciences is a joint Program of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which ensures an exceptionally comprehensive curriculum. You will be able to study the diversity of wild and cultivated plants from the Arctic to the Tropics, as well as plant functions from the molecular to the ecosystem level.
This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish.
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The extent of the Master’s Programme in Integrative Plant Sciences is to be completed in two years of full-time studies.
The curriculum contains a personal study plan and it can contain career planning, transferable skill studies, exchange studies at another university, or an internship or apprenticeship period.
You study the diversity of wild and cultivated plants from the Arctic to the Tropics, as well as plant functions from the molecular level, such as ontogeny and regulation of growth and differentiation, to the ecosystem level. The topics include:
- Plant biotechnology and breeding
- Molecular biology and genetics
- Regulation of growth, reproduction and differentiation of tissues
- Biological basis of crop yield and wood formation
- Plant ecology and evolutionary biology
- Diversity and systematics of plants and fungi
- Species identification
A personal tutor will help you tailor an individual study plan according to your spirations and requirements.
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.
The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 15000€
With a Master’s degree in Integrative Plant Sciences, you have many potential career opportunities. You can move directly into working life as an expert and innovator in your field, supported by your language, communication, lab and other transferable skills, or continue with postgraduate (doctoral) studies.
Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breathe. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibres, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. However, plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, as well as communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things at molecular, physiological and functional levels and how can we profit from understanding that? When studying in the Master’s Programme in Integrative Plant Sciences (previously the Master's Programme in Plant Biology) at the University of Helsinki, you will get the current answers, based on cutting-edge research by our scientists, to these big questions, and more.
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