Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists

Study Discipline: Science & Mathematics
Study Programme Details
Country: Finland
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Discover unparalleled opportunities in the field of chemistry with the Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists at the University of Eastern Finland. This English-taught program is designed to cultivate top-quality chemistry researchers, serving as a pivotal foundation for those considering future PhD studies.


Immerse yourself in a program that uniquely integrates research into the core of your studies. As an active member of a research group, you’ll undertake assigned research projects, gaining hands-on experience with analytical problem-solving and the latest research methods. This program caters to the increasing demand for skilled chemistry researchers.

Admission Requirements

  • You have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering corresponding to at least 3 years of full-time academic studies from an institution of higher education at an internationally recognized university in Finland or abroad. Alternatively, you should graduate during the spring semester and be able to deliver your final degree certificate by August 8, 2024, at the latest. An applicable degree from a recognized Finnish university of applied sciences is also accepted. Your degree should include a sufficient amount of chemistry laboratory courses.
  • TOEFL iBT, overall score 92, min. 22 in writing
  • IELTS (academic) overall score 6.5, min. 6.0 in writing
  • PTE (academic), overall score 62, min 54 in writing
  • C1 Advanced overall score C or 180, with min. 162 in writing
  • C2 Proficiency overall score level C1 or 180, with min. 162 in writing

The curriculum is planned to educate the students in theory and applications. Students choose for their advanced chemistry studies two (2) thematic modules from the available four (4) thematic modules.  The modules consist of two (2) compulsory chemistry courses and at least two (2) other courses, which students can choose from the given selection. Students will make their personal study plans at the beginning of their studies.

  • Tuition fee: EU/EEA nationals no tuition fee; non-EU/EEA nationals 8,000 €/academic year

Future Career Outcomes

Upon completion, graduates can anticipate fulfilling roles such as Research Chemist, PhD Candidate, Laboratory Manager, Chemical Analyst, or Scientific Consultant. The program’s emphasis on hands-on research ensures graduates are well-prepared for diverse career trajectories.

Visa Requirements:

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