24 months
Duration
13000 EUR/year
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About

Students who graduate from the Geography programme offered by the University of Helsinki have strong theoretical and practical skills. The education in geography offers a broad understanding in current social and environmental issues. Our students can work as experts in their field, both independently and as members of multi-professional teams.

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Overview

The Master’s programme in Geography from University of Helsinki is divided into three study tracks. The study tracks offer students the opportunity to specialise in different areas of geography. The Master’s programme contains both general and study track-specific courses.

The strengths of students who have completed the Geography Master’s programme taught at University of Helsinki when it comes to research and expertise are:

  • their ability to apply theoretical knowledge
  • a broad understanding of multi-layered regional issues
  • strong interaction skills within multi-disciplinary groups of specialists
  • their ability to communicate in writing, orally, and graphically about geographical phenomena and research findings
  • their ability to utilise and interpret various kinds of research data
  • their versatile knowledge of methodology in geography
  • their ability to apply the newest methods in geoinformatics and cartography
  • their embracing of responsible and ethical scientifc practices

The teaching within the programme is connected with the work of the geography research groups. It is often possible to write the final thesis as part of work in a research group or a research institute in a related field. 

Career Prospects

The Master’s Programme in Geography provides you with excellent abilities to work in research or as specialists. The graduates have found good employment in the public and private sectors, in Finland and abroad. 

Their postings include:

  • Evaluation of environmental effects and environment consultation
  • Positioning and remote-sensing work
  • Regional and urban planning
  • Governmental community and regional administration
  • Governmental posts in ministries
  • Organisational posts
  • Development cooperation projects
  • Communication and publishing work
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

The Master’s programme in Geography is divided into three study tracks:
  • Phys­ical geo­graphy
  • Hu­man geo­graphy
  • Geoin­form­at­ics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application period is 1.12. - 4.1.

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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