This programme has the following 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
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
Many of our MSc graduates have also continued their studies in doctoral programmes in Finland and abroad.
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- Scientific computing
- Surface Chemistry
- Nanophysics and Nanochemistry
- Atomic layer deposition and etching
- Aurface Physics
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
The application period is 1.12. - 4.1.
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Physics Chemistry View 22 other Masters in Materials Science & Engineering in Finland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You have completed or will complete by 31 August a first-cycle degree or a second-cycle degree (degrees from universities of applied sciences included) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
- You have completed or will complete applicable studies required for the master’s programme by 15 January. Below are further details concerning applicable studies.
- You have sufficient proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English.
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Helsinki
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.