M.Sc. On Campus

Biology of Environmental Change

24 months
8000 EUR/year
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Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change at University of Eastern Finland is designed to give the higher university degree (MSc) to students who already have accomplished the lower university degree (BSc) in an appropriate field of science, e.g. environmental science, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, agriculture or forestry.


Five reasons to select Biology of Environmental Change from University of Eastern Finland

  • Master's program in Environmental biology (EnvBio) provides you with background for understanding mechanims of environmental change.
  • UEF is a small and modern university with cosy and student-friendly atmosphere. You will learn to know your teachers on a personal level.
  • UEF provides modern and flexible learning environment with various e-learning applications. In addition, you will learn practical skills in various hands-on courses in our modern and well-equipped laboratories.
  • MDP in EnvBio allows you to build your own individual curriculum according to your interests. There are several modules, which you can pick your courses from.
  • Finland is famous for its excellent education. It is also a clean and safe country with excellent infrastructure. And as a bonus: education in Finland is still free of charge!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of environmental change
  • Boreal lake ecosystems and food webs, lectures
  • Global peatland ecology
  • Contemporary evolution and behavioural ecology
  • Bioprocesses in removal of environmental pollutants
  • Stable isotopes in environmental research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are required to submit the following educational documents for the degree that you use as a basis for eligibility:
  • The scanned copy of the original degree certificate (in the original language) and an English, Finnish or Swedish translation of the degree certificate
  • The scanned copy of the original transcript of records (in the original language) and an English, Finnish or Swedish translation of the transcript of records.
  • If the degree you use as a basis for eligibility to Master’s degree studies consists of studies completed at multiple institutions, for example a Higher National Diploma (HND) and a one-year Bachelor’s degree, you must submit educational documents that cover all your studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 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 Joensuu

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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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