24 months
15000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Translational Medicine programme offered by the University of Helsinki is to provide a solid basis for either academic or non-academic careers in the health sector. TRANSMED graduates are able to discuss the needs of clinical practice with both scientists and clinicians.

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The Translational Medicine programme from University of Helsinki aims to facilitate new therapies and medical procedures by implementing research findings in patient care, and by applying clinical data in research. This requires understanding of both science and medicine. 

The curriculum utilizes interactive, student-centred educational approaches. Students have direct interactions with both researchers and clinicians, which promotes their interdisciplinary communication skills. Choice of study track can be done during the first study year: options are cancer, regenerative medicine, metabolic disorders, neuroscience and psychobiology, and cross-disciplinary translational medicine. 


Health sciences and translational medicine are fields with growing importance as the population ages and the costs of new therapies steadily increase. Thus, the demand for well-trained specialists in the field of translational medicine is likely to increase, providing excellent career prospects globally. Recruitment to such enterprises occurs both at the graduate (MSc) and postgraduate (PhD) levels.

Around 40% of our graduates have been directly employed within the private sector in Finland or abroad. More than half of the graduates continue to doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Common studies
  • Study track specific studies 
  • Optional studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application period is 1.12. - 4.1.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have completed or will complete by 31 August at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at a university or an institution of higher education in natural sciences or life sciences (for example biomedicine, computer science or related fields (e.g. psychology and engineering)). Any studies completed in addition to that degree, must be verified by a transcript to be considered in the evaluation. NB! Degrees higher than a Bachelor degree are not regarded as an additional merit.
  • You are able to demonstrate your proficiency in English. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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