• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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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Study at the University of Helsinki and become an expert in plant production science, animal science, agrotechnology or environmental soil science.

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?

In the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences (AGRI) from University of Helsinki, 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.

Upon completing a Master’s degree, you will:

  • be an expert in plant production science, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science.
  • be able to assess the sustainability and environmental impact of food and energy production.
  • be able to apply biosciences, ecology, chemistry, physics or statistics, depending on your study track, to the future needs of agriculture.
  • master the key issues and future development trends of your field.
  • master state-of-the-art research and analysis methods and techniques.
  • be able to engage in international activities, project work and communication.
  • be able to acquire and interpret scientific research information in your field and present it orally and in writing.
  • have the qualifications to pursue postgraduate studies in a doctoral programme or a career as an expert or entrepreneur.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Soil Science
  • Animal Data Analysis
  • Animal Genomics and Nutrition
  • BLUP and Variance Components
  • Breeding of crop plants

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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