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The Master's Degree Programme for Research Chemists is a degree programme taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland.
The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality chemistry researchers. The programme also serves as an excellent stepping stone for PhD studies.
Who should apply?
Graduates who are seeking challenges in the field of chemistry research and who hold a Bachelor's degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.
The most profound feature of the programme is the integration of research work into an essential part of the studies. The students will join a research group in the course of their studies and carry out assigned research projects as active members of the group. During the research projects, the students will be familiarised with analytical problem-solving and working with up-to-date research methods.
The research project topics may cover the following areas of chemistry:
Inorganic and organometallic synthesis
Protein crystallography and mass spectrometry
Theoretical chemistry and molecular modelling
All applicants should have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in chemistry or chemical engineering corresponding to at least 3 years' of full-time academic studies (equivalent of 180 ECTS credit units in the Finnish university system) obtained at an internationally recognised and accredited university or higher education institution.
A temporary (provisional) degree certificate is accepted if it was awarded no more than five years earlier. The country-specific regulations are described in University Admissions Finland web-page.
In case, the applicant has not yet received a BSc Degree certificate by the admission deadline, he/she is required to submit an officially certified copy of his/her latest transcript of records during the application period. The country-specific regulations and general instructions are described in University Admissions Finland web-page. If the applicant receives the degree certificate and the final transcript of records during the application period it is recommended to submit them as soon as possible. If the degree is not completed by the end of application period the admission is conditional. In this case, the actual degree certificate shall be submitted to the programme coordinator is by August 15, 2017 at the latest, otherwise, the study place will be cancelled.
All application documents should be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English. Also the copies of the original documents have to be submitted. Translations of educational documents must be 1) issued by the awarding institution or 2) officially certified copy of a translation issued by the awarding institution or 3) translated by an official translator or 4) officially certified copy of a translation made by an official translator. Each page of an official translation must bear the translator’s stamp and/or signature. Official translations must be exact translations of the original documents. Translations done by the applicant him- or herself are not accepted. The country-specific regulations and general instructions are described in University Admissions Finland web-page.
All new eligible international students (2017) will be granted a monthly scholarship of 620 euros up to twenty study months. The annual tuition fee is 12,000 euros. Tuition waivers (80% - 100%) are available and are based on merits in study and academic performance. EU/EEA students are exempt from tuition fees.