Degrees and studying at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
In the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences it is possible to study for the following graduate degrees: Bachelor of Science (luonnontieteiden kandidaatti), Master of Science (filosofian maisteri) in the field of Natural Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Technology (tekniikan kandidaatti) and Master of Science in Technology (diplomi-insinööri). The Bachelor’s degree is a first cycle university degree and the Master’s degree a second cycle university degree. The studies aiming for the first and second cycle university degrees are conducted in degree programmes.
In the Faculty there are 11 degree programmes in Finnish, in which students mainly study for both the lower and higher degree. The degree programmes are: Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Information Technology, Computer technology, electronics and communication systems and in Environmental sciences. The Faculty also offers four Master’s Degree Programmes in English (in Environmental Sciences, Bioinformatics, Embedded computing and Information Security and Cryptography), in which students study only for the second cycle university degree. Students admitted to these programmes must hold a University degree equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a Finnish university in an applicable field, and also a good command of English is required.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences also awards the following postgraduate degrees: Licentiate of Philosophy (filosofian lisensiaatti), Licentiate of Science in Technology (tekniikan lisensiaatti), Doctor of Philosophy (filosofian tohtori) and Doctor of Science in Technology (tekniikan tohtori).