|Study location||Finland, Lappeenranta|
|Tuition fee||€13,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Production has until now been largely based on fossil raw materials, which has, in turn, caused serious environmental challenges. The use of renewable raw materials where it is technically possible and economically feasible is one of the corner technologies for mitigating climate change and saving scarce natural resources.
Biorefineries implement a wide range of technologies and materials, and this programme examines them with an open mind and a wide scope, including the opportunities they offer in terms of new competences, solutions and critical assessments. In this Master’s programme, you will specialise in biorefining and related industries in the circular economy.
The Master’s Programme in Biorefineries is delivered as flexible distance learning independent of place or time. It is well suited for people already in the working world in Finland or abroad, aiming for professional development and the upgrading of qualifications. Part of the courses have teaching sessions with a fixed schedule, whereas most assignments have a flexible schedule. There are no physical in-class sessions, but some online lectures are given during regular office hours.
Because the programme is based on distance learning, international applicants from outside the EU cannot apply for a residence permit for the studies.
The Master’s Programme in Biorefineries is a two-year distance learning programme. The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.
The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, and elective studies as well as a Master’s thesis. Read more in the study guide.
This Master’s programme is not restricted to the forest industry but applies more generally to industry related to the use of biobased renewable resources.
You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in different fields of the biobased raw materials and products industries globally, most typically in research, development, or various operations of sites.
Interesting career prospects are found also with process equipment manufacturers.
In addition, you will obtain a firm basis for continuing your studies in doctoral programmes.