Studies at University of Oulu 2012-2013

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

International Master's Programmes

Master's Programme in Protein Science and Biotechnology

Proteins are the primary workers in the cell, playing fundamental roles in all aspects of biochemistry. Understanding their mechanisms of action is essential both for understanding life at the molecular level and in the development of therapeutic treatments for a wide variety of disease states.

This programme is aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them. Around half of the programme involves integration of students into different research groups and the programme allows students to have individual use of the most modern equipment. By the end of the first term, students will have gained practical experience of a wide range of techniques e.g. electrospray mass spectrometry, subsecond kinetics, microcalorimetry, surface plasmon resonance and recombinant protein production.

The programme is taught in a highly international department that has won  national awards for teaching quality. The programme is flexible and allows the students to specialize in the aspects of protein science and biotechnology which will most benefit their future career. The programme is particularly aimed at people going into research and former students have been very successful in finding PhD positions in Finland and abroad.

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (MSc)
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
PhD Student
Location of Instruction: 
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
11 750 EUR / Academic Year


Application period: 
3.12.2012 to 31.1.2013