• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences - Agriculture and Forestry from University of Helsinki educates all meteorologists in Finland for weather forecasting, meteorological research and aviation safety. We also educate hydrospheric geophysicists to work in the fields of cryology, hydrology and oceanography, and chemists and aerosol physicists to work in companies.
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Overview

Society urgently needs experts with a multidisciplinary education in Atmospheric and Earth System sciences. Climate change, urban air quality and extreme weather are matters of global concern which science cannot yet completely explain. Thus, more scientific research needs to be made. Environmental specialists are also needed in companies ranging from clean technology to energy and insurance, as well as among policymakers and governments.

There is a global need for experts with a multidisciplinary education in atmospheric and environmental issues.

In the Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences - Agriculture and Forestry from University of Helsinki, you can study aer­o­sol phys­ics, geo­phys­ics of the hy­dro­sphere, met­eor­o­logy, biogeo­chem­ical cycles, re­mote sens­ing or at­mo­spheric chemistry and analysis. You learn to work with environmental issues and deal with matters like air pollution, climate change, deforestation, extreme weather and water resources. 

Upon graduating from the Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences, you will have competence in:

  • applying experimental, computational and statistical methods to obtain and analyse atmospheric and environmental data
  • Knowledge applicable to solving global challenges such as climate change, air pollution, deforestation and issues related to water resources and eutrophication
  • Making systematic and innovative use of investigation or experimentation to discover new knowledge
  • Reporting results in a clear and logical manner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aerosol Physics
  • Geo­phys­ics of the hy­dro­sphere
  • Meteorology
  • Biogeo­chem­ical cycles
  • Re­mote sens­ing
  • At­mo­spheric chem­istry and analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

  • An officially certified copy of the degree certificate/diploma
  • An official transcript of records or an officially certified copy of the transcript
  • A diploma supplement (if available)
  • Please also submit authorised translations of these documents in Finnish, Swedish or English, if necessary.
If you wish to use any additional degrees or studies as grounds for application, please also submit the following documents related to them:
  • Certified copy of the degree certificate/diploma
  • Official transcript of records or a certified copy of the transcript
  • Please also submit authorised translations of these documents in Finnish, Swedish or English, if necessary.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees.

Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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