With the expertise in basic research that you will gain in the programme, you might pursue a career in research. You will also acquire proficiency in the use of mathematical methods, IT tools and/or experimental equipment, as well as strong problem-solving and logical deduction skills. These will qualify you for a wide range of positions in the private sector.
- Have wide-ranging knowledge of particle physics and/or astrophysical phenomena
- Have good analytical, deductive and computational skills
- Be able to apply theoretical, computational and/or experimental methods to the analysis and understanding of various phenomena
- Be able to generalize your knowledge of particle physics and astrophysical phenomena as well as identify their interconnections
- Be able to formulate hypotheses and test them based your knowledge
Potential employers and career opportunities include:
- Research institutes in Finland and abroad (basic scientific research)
- Universities and universities of applied sciences (teaching)
- Industry, particularly high technology companies (applied research and development, managerial duties)
- Software production, e.g., the game sector
- Diverse planning and consulting positions
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The scope of the Master’s programme is 120 credits (ECTS), which can be completed in two years. The degree consists of:
- 90 credits of Master’s studies, including a Master’s thesis (30 credits)
- 30 credits of other studies from the Master’s programme or other degree programmes
In addition, your studies include a personal study plan as well as career orientation and planning. You might also take part in a traineeship, elective studies offered by the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, or studies offered by other degree programmes.
The Master’s programme includes two study tracks:
- Elementary Particle Physics and Cosmology
- Astrophysical Sciences
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Application period: 1 December- 15 January
DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences Molecular Sciences
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased 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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.