The University of Turku (UTU) is an international research university located in Southwest Finland in the Student city of Turku. We are an active academic community of nearly 24,000 students and employees with over 100 nationalities.

Our aim and ambition are to provide students with innovative problem-solving skills and a high-standard, multidisciplinary education based on the latest research. The University of Turku is the most international university in Finland (THE Ranking 2016) offering study and research opportunities in seven faculties and seven special units and interdisciplinary centres – expertise ranking from humanities to natural sciences. Our teaching staff is determined to develop the students' skills for working life, as well as new study environments and methods. The graduates of UTU are creative experts and future visionaries who reach beyond the traditional discipline borders. Thanks to our outstanding services, compact campus and active student life, international students feel at home and safe from the very beginning of their stay.

10 Best reasons to choose UTU

  • UTU is the most international university in Finland
  • Master Degree and Doctoral Programmes based on our strengths in research
  • Future career prospects
  • Generous scholarships available for talented students
  • Professors and lecturers that challenge you to learn
  • Personal support and services throughout your studies
  • Excellent facilities and learning environments
  • Wide selection of optional and minor studies
  • Active student life and versatile activities
  • Compact campus where all is near

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University Rankings: UTU among the Best 1 %

Expertise found in Turku has also been noticed worldwide. Success in international university rankings and the multiple recognitions and awards are great examples. Of the over 20,000 universities in the world, the University of Turku is among the top one percent. In nine subjects, including e.g. Medicine, Biological Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing, the University of Turku ranks among the 200 best in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). 4,226 universities in 42 subject areas were evaluated, and the ranking was based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Welcome to the Student City of Turku

The University Campus in Turku is located near the city centre. With a bike or on foot you can easily move from one place – and time – to another. In 1640 the first university students in Finland began their studies right here in Turku. Today, on the same campus, future innovations and technologies are developed and Turku is a genuine student city with over 40,000 university students. Reasonable living costs with many housing options, full-scale public and private services, vivid cultural life and a variety of outdoor recreation possibilities by the surrounding Archipelago Sea guarantee that Turku offers the best location and the best quality of life for your Master’s studies. Welcome to Turku, Finland!

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MA

University of Turku

Masters degree programme in education and learning trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of education. ... [+]

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GET A DEGREE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION WITH AN ADVANCED COMBINATION OF THEORY AND PRACTICE!

Masters degree programme in education and learning trains you for various national and international tasks in the field of education.

The Programme is based on the strengths in research of the Faculty of Education: learning research, learning environments and research of educational systems. The degree studies will both enhance the students’ understanding of social functions of education and familiarise them with analyses on global and local relationships in educational policy. In addition, the Programme increases their understanding of learning and motivation in complex and multilevel learning environments.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
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2 years
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University of Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. ... [+]

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Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

Get advanced and interdisciplinary training in the field of gender studies!

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities.

You will gain competence on gender policies and politics, and acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, production of power and knowledge. This Programme is a great choice especially for students who wish to pursue a career in research, politics, equal opportunities policies and human rights institutions. Also, organizations in the private and public sector as well as non-governmental organizations and civil society are possible career paths. The Programme is organized in co-operation with the University of Tampere.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
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2 years
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University of Turku

The master’s degree programme in East Asian studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. ... [+]

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Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

Gain in-depth knowledge of today’s East Asian societies and become a specialist in the most dynamic region of the world!

The master’s degree programme in East Asian studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

Students gain expertise in East Asian contemporary history, politics and societies and learn social science research methods to become area specialists on East Asia. East Asian languages are studied as part of the degree to support students’ acquisition of knowledge and Master’s thesis research.

Students in the Programme have good opportunities for student exchange in East Asian universities as well as to receive East Asian study and research scholarships. The Programme provides expertise to enter international public, private and third sector professions. Students also become qualified to apply to PhD programmes and to pursue an academic career.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
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2 years
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University of Turku

The master’s degree programme in futures studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educ ... [+]

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Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies

Will you be the next expert of the future?

The master’s degree programme in futures studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organizations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks.

The Programme includes plenty of rehearsal, case-studies and real-life experiences on using foresight methodology. These range from quantitative and qualitative methods to innovative and creative futures design techniques.

Here you will get a versatile toolkit for implementing foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organization. You will qualify for a wide array of expert positions in the strategic and foresight units of private companies and public institutions. The Programme also serves as an excellent basis for building a consultant business.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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MSc

University of Turku

The master’s degree programme in food development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in the food industry and academi ... [+]

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Master's Degree Programme in Food Development Nordic expertise in natural foods.

The master’s degree programme in food development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in the food industry and academia.

The Programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between the different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at a molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
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2 years
Campus
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University of Turku

In the University of Turku, the research in materials chemistry consists of fundamental research of material properties as well as that of interfaces, surfaces, and nanos ... [+]

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TO UNDERSTAND, DISCOVER, CREATE, AND DEVELOP NEW MATERIALS THAT IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE!

In the University of Turku, the research in materials chemistry consists of fundamental research of material properties as well as that of interfaces, surfaces, and nanostructures from the chemical point of view. Applied research focusses on functionalized organic electronics, luminescent materials and porous carriers as well as nanotechnology, detection technology, energy storage and conversion.

Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including experimental, theoretical and numerical techniques to produce and analyse new chemical projects.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
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2 years
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University of Turku

The astronomy and space physics track is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. It encompasses a broad ... [+]

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FROM THE SUN TO SUPERNOVAE, NEUTRON STARS, BLACK HOLES, AND GALAXIES!

The astronomy and space physics track is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. It encompasses a broad range of topics from the physics of the sun and solar system, to stellar and galactic structure and evolution, as well as topics in high energy astrophysics (e.g. accretion processes, the physics of black holes and neutron stars) and cosmology.

The other tracks of the programme are Materials Chemistry, Materials Physics, and Theoretical Physics. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including computational and numerical techniques.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
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2 years
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University of Turku

In the materials physics track, you will become an expert in research and development of new materials in biomedical or electronic applications. You will work in an activ ... [+]

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IMPROVING LIVES BY MAKING STUFF!

In the materials physics track, you will become an expert in research and development of new materials in biomedical or electronic applications. You will work in an active research group together with other students, post-docs and senior researchers on solving problems in e.g. energy efficiency and drug delivery. In addition to a theoretical basis of materials physics, you will also learn to use the state-of-the-art research equipment with hands-on courses.

Materials Physics is one of the four specialization tracks of the Master’s Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences. The other tracks of the programme are Astronomy and Space Physics, Materials Chemistry, and Theoretical Physics. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including experimental, theoretical and numerical techniques to produce and analyze new physical projects.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
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University of Turku

The track of theoretical physics is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. The other tracks of the prog ... [+]

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UNDERSTANDING THE LAWS OF NATURE FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP!

The track of theoretical physics is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. The other tracks of the programme are astronomy and space physics, materials chemistry, and materials physics.

The Theoretical Physics track introduces the student to the intriguing diversity of physical theories and gives means to understand the world. Topics from quantum physics to the theories of gravity are incorporated into the track. Problems of fundamental quantum physics, quantum information, quantum field theory and theoretical cosmology are at the heart of the studies in Theoretical Physics.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
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2 years
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University of Turku

The master’s degree programme in global innovation management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of international busine ... [+]

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Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management

Innovative leaders for the future world!

The master’s degree programme in global innovation management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management.

In the Master’s Degree Programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and will be able to develop and apply frameworks which help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and what are the key strategies that companies use in order to expand.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
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Master

University of Turku

Obtain the skills companies are looking for in software engineering at the new Southern Africa Campus! The Software Engineering Masters Programme is guided by directly in ... [+]

Obtain the skills companies are looking for in software engineering at the new Southern Africa Campus!

The Software Engineering Masters Programme is guided by directly involved industry partners in Europe and Southern Africa to provide an international course grounded in professional practice.

The software engineering programme is a pioneering new collaboration between Finland and Namibia, where students study at the University of Turku satellite campus at the University of Namibia in Windhoek. Working closely with students and companies from the EU and from Southern Africa will train software engineers who are able to understand IT-related challenges in the global south and design, develop, implement, and evaluate software solutions to meet these requirements.... [-]

Namibia Windhoek
August 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
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