Genetics and Molecular Biosciences, M.Sc. | University of Helsinki | Helsinki, Finland
24 months
15000 EUR/year
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How do molecules, cells and tissues function and communicate with each other, and how are their functions studied? Studying the Master's Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences from University of Helsinki is crucial for understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms, whose disruption can contribute to the onset and progression of various diseases. 

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In the Master's Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences from University of Helsinki , you will acquire knowledge and skills in modern genetics and molecular biosciences. You get a broad-based understanding of biological phenomena and of the molecules that have an effect on health, including their interactions and functions at the levels of cells, tissues and organisms. You can specialise according to your interests in Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics and Genomics or Molecular Analytical Health Biosciences. 

Upon completing the Master’s Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences you will:

  • have in-depth knowledge of genetics and molecular biosciences and of the experimental methods used in them.
  • understand the characteristics and functions of genes and biomolecules at the cellular, tissue and organism levels.
  • be able to analyse scientific knowledge critically and communicate it to different audiences.
  • have the ability to produce new scientific information about the properties of genes, biomolecules and cells by means of experimental studies.
  • be able to take advantage of existing research data and biological databases.
  • have mastered good scientific practice and know-how to act accordingly.
  • have the capacity for independent project management and problem-solving, as well as for maintaining and developing your own expertise.
  • have the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural communities.

Career prospects

Although many of the graduates of the programme continue to doctoral training (PhD), it also gives you qualifications for specialist jobs outside Academia. The Master of Science (MSc) is a generalist degree, giving you the ability to work in basic and applied research and to act as an expert in public administration, the private sector and biotechnology companies.

The professional titles of graduates in molecular biosciences include senior researcher, entrepreneur, forensic chemist, research and development chemist, product manager, senior officer, editor and teacher, so your future profession and employment can be as unique as you are.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry and Structural Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Cellular and Developmental Biology 
  • Molecular and Analytical Health Biosciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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English, Finnish, Swedish
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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

    15000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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.


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