Master's Degree

General instructions on theses:
Guide for writing a Master's thesis

Technical instructions (in Finnish) for the thesis can be found, for example, in the "gradu guide" of the Department of Geology and Geography, University of Helsinki. Instructions related to the contents are given by the supervisors.

Maturity test

If a student has done a written maturity test for his/her Bachelor's degree and hence shown his/her proficiency in Finnish or Swedish, the maturity test for the Master's degree is an abstract of the Master's thesis, typed on a special form. In this case, the emphasis of the maturity test is on the familiarity of the student with the subject of the thesis. The maturity test is accepted together with the Master's thesis.

Form for the abstract of the thesis: RTF

Guide for searching geoscientific information

The library of the university has compiled a guide to search for geoscientific information.

E-gradu (electric Master's thesis)

Instructions to students and supersivors for producing and handling electric Master's theses (E-gradu) are found on the library pages on the library pages at theses. The student has to upload his/her final versions of the thesis and related maturity test (=abstract) to laturi, via which the pre-examiners receive the thesis to be evaluated. By his/her own decision, the student can submit the thesis to an Urkund analysis or a test for plagiarism (recommended). It is important to note that publishing of a Master's thesis in the internet will make it comparable to other publications in which the copyright regulations need to be taken into account. Instructions to students concerning copyrights of the material they publish in their thesis can be found at Copyright issues related to master's and diploma theses.


Please fill the electronic degree application: (add your Personal Study Plan and transcript of records to the application)

Degree certificates will be given to the students graduating that month in the Graduation Eventsof Faculty of Science (Publiikki). You can bring max. 2 persons as your avec. The dress code for the event is smart casual. If you can’t attend the Graduation Event, you can collect the degree certificate from Faculty Service point (G-corridor). If you live out of town, we can also send the degree certificate to you by registered mail.

To supervisor

Form for proposing the pre-examiners for a MSc thesis: RTF
MSc thesis and maturity test evaluation form: RTF





Last updated: 22.9.2017