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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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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 1 December- 15 January

Language

English, Finnish, Swedish
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

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. 

Funding

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