Master's Program in Materials Research
The Master’s Program 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. All teachers use their own current research in the field in their teaching. You study for example biomaterials, nanomaterials, smart materials, polymers, composites, electronics, energy generation and storage as well as green and sustainable materials.
This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish.
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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. The studies cover:
- Personal study plan
- Common courses for all students in the programme
- Advanced studies in your chosen study line and studies from other lines or programmes
- Master’s thesis
At the beginning of your studies, you will make a personal study plan with the help of teaching staff, where you choose your study line. The programme has six study lines representing different branches of materials research.
- Experimental materials physics
- Computational materials physics
- Medical physics
- Polymer materials chemistry
- Inorganic materials chemistry
- Electronics and industrial applications
In addition to your specialisation, you can include studies in minor subjects from other programmes in chemistry, physics and computer science.
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€
Upon graduating from the Master's Program in Materials Research, you will have many potential career paths. As an expert in materials research, your skills will be needed not only in research institutes and universities but also in high-tech industries as well as in hospitals.
The Master’s programme in Materials Research combines expertise from the areas of chemistry, physics and materials research at the University of Helsinki, which are ranked high in international evaluations. In the programme, you will focus on the fundamental physical and chemical problems in synthesising and characterising materials, developing new materials and improving existing ones. Your studies will concentrate on materials science rather than materials engineering.
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