Laboratory Science, Bachelor’s Degree

Basic Information

Degree title
Bachelor of Laboratory Services
Duration / Date(s)
3,5 years
210 ECTS
Next application period: 3 Jan – 17 Jan 2024
Price / Tuition fee
Tuition fees might apply

Explore the World of Laboratory Science!

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of laboratory science? Metropolia UAS proudly presents its renowned Degree Programme in Laboratory Science, offering a comprehensive 3.5-year Bachelor's degree with 210 ECTS credits, leading to a Bachelor of Laboratory Services. If you're passionate about chemistry and biology, this is your gateway to becoming an expert in laboratory research methods!

Profile of the Programme

Our program focuses on equipping you with the knowledge and skills essential for chemical and biological laboratory research. With approximately half of your contact teaching conducted in state-of-the-art laboratories, you'll gain invaluable hands-on experience.

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, you'll emerge as a proficient laboratory analyst, capable of performing, developing, and validating advanced analytical methods used in chemistry and biology. You can apply statistical methods in your work. You'll also have a holistic understanding of laboratory operations and daily activities..

Content of the Study Programme

Our curriculum seamlessly integrates theory and practical exercises in the laboratory. You'll delve into diverse fields such as food safety, water and air quality, forensics, quality assurance, pathogenic microbe detection, and instrumental analysis. Moreover, you'll have the flexibility to choose 15 elective credits in subjects like sustainability, programming, leadership, procurement, or language studies. While our program doesn't cover clinical patient sampling, you'll still acquire skills necessary for biomedical sample analysis.

Study Environment, Teaching Staff, and Quality of Teaching

At Metropolia UAS, we take pride in our modern, well-equipped teaching laboratories. Our dedicated teaching staff, including pedagogically qualified lecturers and laboratory engineers with rich backgrounds in natural sciences, ensure that your learning experience is top-notch. Year after year, graduating students praise our program for its exceptional teaching quality, interactive environment, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Work Placement and Work-based Learning

Immerse yourself in the real-world laboratory setting with a five-month internship in a company or research institute. Your final thesis project will also be carried out in collaboration with a partner organization. Throughout your time at the Metropolia campus, you'll have the opportunity to work on projects provided by Metropolia UAS, various companies and research institutions, enhancing your practical skills and expanding your network.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

As a Bachelor of Laboratory Services, your career options are vast. You could find yourself in research, product development, quality control management, or even roles in sales, marketing, and supervision. Titles such as laboratory analyst, quality specialist, laboratory researcher, coordinator, or validation specialist could be within your reach.

International Collaboration

Our program actively collaborates with European universities specializing in forensic and environmental science. You can explore the world by applying for short or long-term exchanges at these partner institutions. We also welcome guest lecturers from these esteemed international universities, broadening your horizons and global perspective.

Postgraduate Studies

As a graduate, you'll also have the opportunity to apply for university master's programs related to chemistry and biology, paving the way for further academic success.

Join us at Metropolia UAS and unlock your potential in the captivating world of laboratory science!

Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for non-EU/EEA applicants 11 000 € .

This fee applies only to non-EU/EEA degree students.

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