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LUT University

24 months
13500 EUR/year
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Biorefineries implement a wide range of technologies and materials, and this Biorefineries programme from LUT University examines them with an open mind and a wide scope, including the opportunities they offer in terms of new competences, solutions and critical assessments.

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In this Master's programme, you will specialise in biorefining and related industries in the circular economy.

The Master's Programme in Biorefineries is delivered as flexible distance learning independent of place or time. It is well suited for people already in the working world in Finland or abroad, aiming for professional development and the upgrading of qualifications. Part of the courses have teaching sessions with a fixed schedule, whereas most assignments have a flexible schedule. There are no physical in-class sessions, but some online lectures are given during regular office hours.

Because the programme is based on distance learning, international applicants from outside the EU cannot apply for a residence permit for the studies.

Career prospects

You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in different fields of the biorefining industry, most typically in research, development, or various operations of biorefining sites and related equipment manufacturers globally.

You will also be able to work in project management and consulting companies, education, or public organisations such as municipal authorities or state agencies. You will be able to discuss future choices critically within the biorefining industry, to renew the strategy of your company, or to work as a decision-maker.

The circular economy is also a very closely related field: this Biorefineries programme from LUT University is not restricted to the biorefining industry but applies more generally to industry related to the use of biobased renewable resources.

In addition, you will obtain a firm basis for continuing your studies in doctoral programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core studies, 19 ECTS credits, include introduction courses to M.Sc. studies and research in the field of biorefineries and chemical engineering in general. They also include studies on sustainability and the connection between technology and society.
  • Advanced specialisation studies, 58 ECTS credits, in biobased process engineering deal with, for example, alternative biorefineries and enabling technologies, e.g. separation technologies, biological wastewater treatment and bioeconomy.
  • In elective studies, you can choose any discipline at LUT or other universities to complete 120 ECTS credits.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The next regular admission is 1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

You are eligible to apply to technology programmes with one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Technology OR closely related to Technology - Completed in a University - All countries
  • Other degree mentioned in a programme-specific eligibility requirements completed worldwide (excluding Finland)

To possibly get admitted,

  • you must fulfill the programme-specific requirements.
  • gain a minimum of 50% of the given points in the interview (regarding all the programmes excluding Electrical Engineering).

Tuition Fee

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    13500 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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


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