In this Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences programme from University of Helsinki 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 career in research or for a wide range of positions in the private sector.
The Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences has two study tracks:
- elementary particle physics and cosmology and
- astrophysical sciences.
In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you will focus on gaining a quantitative understanding of these phenomena.
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.
After completing the programme, you will:
- Have wide-ranging knowledge of particle physical and/or astrophysical phenomena.
- Have good analytical and computational skills and the ability to make sophisticated deductions.
- Be able to apply theoretical, computational and/or experimental methods to the analysis and understanding of various phenomena.
- Be able to apply your knowledge of particle physical 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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- Quantum Statistics
- Path Integral Quantization of Gauge Field Theories
- Quantum Field Theory
- Open problems in modern astrophysics
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
The application period is 1.12. - 4.1.
DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences Molecular Sciences View 3 other Masters in Astronomy & Space Sciences 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.
- 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.