Master's Degree Programmes in English
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers four Master level programmes, which are taught in English. In addition, there is an intake to the astronomy track at Master level in the Degree programme of Physical Sciences.
These programmes are open to all applicants holding a Bachelor's degree from a full university (i.e. an institution of higher education offering a doctorate), in an applicable field. The Bachelor's degree must correspond to the level of a Bachelor's degree awarded by a Finnish university in terms of the extent (at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or three years of full-time study) and formally qualify the student to access Master level studies. A good command of English is also required (details concerning language requirements are given on each programme's web pages). Master's degree programmes usually take two academic years to complete. Please find out more information from the websites of the programmes.
A programme offering interdisciplinary knowledge of bioinformatics. Courses are arranged jointly with the University of Tampere and takes advantage of modern educational technology. The programme is "bilingual" in terms of its combined expertise in information technology and biosciences, so applicants' educational background can be in biological as well as in computational fields.
This programme challenges students to broaden their perspectives in environmental issues. The studies encompass different aspects of environmental sciences, environmental assessment and economic life. The programme covers four interdisciplinary specialisation fields: Ecotoxicology, Geoinformatics in Environmental Research, Paleoecology and Environmental History, Tropical Environments and Development. Students are selected directly into the specialisation fields.
A programme designed to give a good understanding of theoretical issues for starting Ph.D. studies in the field of embedded computing as well as practical competences for challenging design tasks in the Embedded Systems Industry. The field is vast covering both hardware and software aspects. Courses are jointly managed by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, and take advantage of modern educational technology. 3
A programme covering many fields in the broad area of information technology, including theoretical, technical and applied subjects. The common factor is their connection to modern computer and communication technologies. The Programme is a part of the Master's School coordinated by the Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), a joint centre of research and education in the field of Information Technology for the three universities in Turku.
An extensive programme in astronomy and space physics offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy . Course work covers a wide range of topics in general astronomy, space physics, astrophysical theory, data processing and programming, astronomical observation, dynamics, and optical and radio astronomy.