In the Master's Degree Programme, you will deepen skills acquired in your Bachelor's studies and study more profoundly the area of specialization you have chosen. You will get to know the most important research methods, become acquainted with the newest information and develop into an expert in your own field.
Studies in chemistry consist of lecture courses, examinations, exercises and laboratory courses. The Master's degree studies culminate in a Master’s thesis, which includes 3 - 4 months of practical research work.
The specialization areas are:
You do not need to apply separately to the specialization areas. Instead, you can choose your area according to your own interests. A suitable Bachelor's degree is, however, a precondition for the Master's degree in all the specialization areas.
120 ECTS credits
Studies in chemistry at the University of Helsinki provide an excellent basis for expertise in chemistry. Our graduates achieve challenging and interesting positions at universities, research institutions and private companies. Experts graduating from the Department of Chemistry are ready to meet the challenges in environmental sciences, technical sciences, medicine, and biosciences.
Chemists often work as researchers, experts or research directors. They may be involved in product development, quality control, education or commercial tasks. The development of new materials and substances forms the main part of the work of many chemists. Chemistry research offers interesting challenges and plenty of international cooperation. As a chemist you will be able to solve problems both in theory and in practice.