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Materials Research

University of Helsinki

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The Materials Research programme offered by the University of Helsinki is based on physics, chemistry, biology and medical sciences, mathematics and computer science, all taught in a cohesive, and self-contained way. You will study for example biomaterials, nanomaterials, smart materials, polymers, composites, electronics, energy generation and storage as well as green and sustainable materials.

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Upon graduating from the Materials Research programme taught at University of Helsinki you will :

  • have a solid understanding of the essential concepts, theories, and experimental methods of materials research.
  • know the different types of materials and will be able to apply and adapt theories and experimental methods to new problems in the field and assess critically other scientists’ work.
  • be able to communicate information in your field to both colleagues and laymen.

Depending on the study line you choose you will gain in-depth understanding of:

  • The synthesis, processing, structure and properties of inorganic materials
  • Modelling methods in materials research
  • The structure and dynamics of biomolecular systems
  • The synthesis, structure and properties of polymers
  • Applications of materials research in industrial applications
  • The use of methods of physics in medicine


Experts in materials research are needed not only in research institutes and universities but also in high-tech industries as well as in hospitals. Employers of our graduates include industries like:

  • the technology industry (electronics and electrotechnical industry, information technology, mechanical engineering, metal industry, consulting)
  • the chemical industry
  • the forest industry
  • the energy industry
  • medical technology
  • pharmaceuticals

Many of our MSc graduates have also continued their studies in doctoral programmes in Finland and abroad.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 1 December- 15 January


English, Finnish, Swedish


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have completed by 31 July a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) or second-cycle degree (e.g., master’s degree) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You have completed or will complete studies required for the master’s programme by 11 January. 
  • You are able to demonstrate your proficiency in English, Finnish or Swedish

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

    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.


  • Fully Funded Grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
  • Full Tuition fee Grant
  • Study Grant (10 000 EUR)

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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Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Materials Research
University of Helsinki


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