Masters Courses Offered by University of Helsinki | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    104
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio8
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students1,125
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty2,750

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The University of Helsinki (UH) offers a wide range of Master’s Degree Programmes, taught entirely in English. The scope of our programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed with two years of fulltime study. Some programmes are organised by the University of Helsinki along with other Finnish and foreign universities. All programmes comply with the national legislation governing university education and are, therefore, recognised globally. In addition, a number of regular Master’s degrees can also be completed in English. Take a look at our study options!

Our Master’s Degree Programmes provide students a solid foundation for doctoral studies. All PhD programmes at the University of Helsinki can be carried out in English. Doctoral degrees are of a high quality and enjoy international recognition. Doctoral graduates from the University of Helsinki possess excellent skills and knowledge for research work and other demanding expert positions in both Finnish and international businesses and organisations. Would you like to be one of them? Find out more!

As a student, the University’s extensive variety of learning environments and facilities are at your disposal. 

Learning centres
The City Centre Campus has two learning centres intended for independent work: Aleksandria and Minerva. Both centres provide space for individual studying as well as group work. In addition, Aleksandria has more than 300 computers, some of which are reserved for quick use. Learning Centre Aleksandria is available for students practically 24 hours a day. If you wish to access Aleksandria outside the official opening hours, you can apply for a night access key. All attending students of the University of Helsinki can apply for the key. The night access key is not available to Open University students or students from other universities.

Each campus has its own campus library with a collection of literature relating to the degree programmes taught on each campus. The libraries have quiet spaces for work, and some offer group work spaces that can be reserved.  For more information about the libraries, please click here. You can also visit the website of the Helsinki University Library.

Campus libraries
• City Centre Campus:  Helsinki University Main Library, Kaisa House, Fabianinkatu 30
• Kumpula Campus:  Kumpula Campus Library, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2
• Meilahti Campus:  Meilahti Campus Library Terkko, Haartmaninkatu 4
• Viikki Campus:  Viikki Campus Library, Viikinkaari 11 a

Most of the library facilities and learning centres are wheelchair accessible. Check the opening hours from the library website and use the floor maps to discover the facilities and services available at each location.
You can also explore the National Library, Finland’s oldest and most extensive academic library and a part of the University of Helsinki.
How can you find academic articles and literature in your field?  Use LibraryGuides to find discipline-specific sources. 


Think corner
Located on the City Centre Campus, Think Corner is an event space and a meeting place for everyone. At Think Corner on Yliopistonkatu, in the very heart of the City Centre Campus, you are among the latest in top research.  Think Corner offers events, a lively programme and facilities for both individual and group work.

The work spaces are located on three levels, and are offered on a “first come, first served” principle. On the street level is Think Corner Stage, where experts, researchers, influencers and the audience can probe topical issues together. Tiedekulma Café operates in the same space, offering drinks, lunches and catering. 

Work spaces
The IT Centre offers work spaces with computers for all members of the University community on the City Centre, Kumpula and Viikki Campuses. These include large general facilities, classrooms and terminals for quick use. Most of the facilities are equipped with printers.

It's easy to enjoy student life in Helsinki. As a student at the University of Helsinki, you have endless possibilities for extracurricular activities. You also get numerous benefits and services that make your life easier and more fun.

Why not ask our international students yourself? Chat with our students to find out how they experience life at the University of Helsinki. You can also take a look at what the Students union at the University of Helsinki has to say about student life in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

 To keep updated with the future application dates, news and advice, sign up for our Admissions Newsletter.

Career Services monitors the placement of graduates of the University of Helsinki with regular career placement reports. The monitoring takes place every year, five years after the completion of one’s degree for master’s degrees, and two to three years for doctoral degrees. 

About

The University of Helsinki (UH) offers a wide range of Master’s Degree Programmes, taught entirely in English. The scope of our programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed with two years of fulltime study. Some programmes are organised by the University of Helsinki along with other Finnish and foreign universities. All programmes comply with the national legislation governing university education and are, therefore, recognised globally. In addition, a number of regular Master’s degrees can also be completed in English. Take a look at our study options!

Our Master’s Degree Programmes provide students a solid foundation for doctoral studies. All PhD programmes at the University of Helsinki can be carried out in English. Doctoral degrees are of a high quality and enjoy international recognition. Doctoral graduates from the University of Helsinki possess excellent skills and knowledge for research work and other demanding expert positions in both Finnish and international businesses and organisations. Would you like to be one of them? Find out more!

As a student, the University’s extensive variety of learning environments and facilities are at your disposal. 

Learning centres
The City Centre Campus has two learning centres intended for independent work: Aleksandria and Minerva. Both centres provide space for individual studying as well as group work. In addition, Aleksandria has more than 300 computers, some of which are reserved for quick use. Learning Centre Aleksandria is available for students practically 24 hours a day. If you wish to access Aleksandria outside the official opening hours, you can apply for a night access key. All attending students of the University of Helsinki can apply for the key. The night access key is not available to Open University students or students from other universities.

Each campus has its own campus library with a collection of literature relating to the degree programmes taught on each campus. The libraries have quiet spaces for work, and some offer group work spaces that can be reserved.  For more information about the libraries, please click here. You can also visit the website of the Helsinki University Library.

Campus libraries
• City Centre Campus:  Helsinki University Main Library, Kaisa House, Fabianinkatu 30
• Kumpula Campus:  Kumpula Campus Library, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2
• Meilahti Campus:  Meilahti Campus Library Terkko, Haartmaninkatu 4
• Viikki Campus:  Viikki Campus Library, Viikinkaari 11 a

Most of the library facilities and learning centres are wheelchair accessible. Check the opening hours from the library website and use the floor maps to discover the facilities and services available at each location.
You can also explore the National Library, Finland’s oldest and most extensive academic library and a part of the University of Helsinki.
How can you find academic articles and literature in your field?  Use LibraryGuides to find discipline-specific sources. 


Think corner
Located on the City Centre Campus, Think Corner is an event space and a meeting place for everyone. At Think Corner on Yliopistonkatu, in the very heart of the City Centre Campus, you are among the latest in top research.  Think Corner offers events, a lively programme and facilities for both individual and group work.

The work spaces are located on three levels, and are offered on a “first come, first served” principle. On the street level is Think Corner Stage, where experts, researchers, influencers and the audience can probe topical issues together. Tiedekulma Café operates in the same space, offering drinks, lunches and catering. 

Work spaces
The IT Centre offers work spaces with computers for all members of the University community on the City Centre, Kumpula and Viikki Campuses. These include large general facilities, classrooms and terminals for quick use. Most of the facilities are equipped with printers.

It's easy to enjoy student life in Helsinki. As a student at the University of Helsinki, you have endless possibilities for extracurricular activities. You also get numerous benefits and services that make your life easier and more fun.

Why not ask our international students yourself? Chat with our students to find out how they experience life at the University of Helsinki. You can also take a look at what the Students union at the University of Helsinki has to say about student life in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

 To keep updated with the future application dates, news and advice, sign up for our Admissions Newsletter.

Career Services monitors the placement of graduates of the University of Helsinki with regular career placement reports. The monitoring takes place every year, five years after the completion of one’s degree for master’s degrees, and two to three years for doctoral degrees. 

University highlights

University of Helsinki is one of the top Public universities in Helsinki, Finland. It is ranked #104 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #78
  • 2013
    #=69
  • 2014
    #67
  • 2015
    #=96
  • 2016
    #91
  • 2018
    #=102
  • 2019
    #110
  • 2020
    #107
  • 2021
    #104

Ranking criteria

57.6
Overall
65.3
Academic Reputation
45.9
Employer Reputation
67.5
Faculty Student Ratio
48.4
Citations per Faculty
61.4
International Faculty Ratio
5.7
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
22,137

42%
58%

International students
1,125

83%
17%

Total faculty staff
2,750

641
2109

Total students
22,137

42%
58%

International students
1,125

83%
17%

Total faculty staff
2,750

2109
641

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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