Studying in Laboratory Sciences

The Degree Programme in Laboratory Sciences provides the students with skills and know-how for expert and practical duties in different fields of Laboratory Sciences.

Bachelors of Laboratory Services are familiar with laboratory operations and can perform their work according to common quality systems. Laboratory analysts work mainly in research, product development and quality control but also in sales, marketing and customer service and in projects and supervisor positions. Work in this field requires good laboratory sciences qualifications both in chemical analysis and biosciences, and good team working skills with the rest of the laboratory staff.

Bachelors of Laboratory Services have good job prospects, finding employment in industrial, state and local administration, universities and various research institutes. They work in the chemical, food, wood processing, medical, diagnostics and biotechnology industries, environmental or biomedical and medical research institutes and state laboratories.

International semester in Environmental and Forensic Analysis

The tuition of the degree programme is in Finnish. However, the curriculum of the Degree Programme in Laboratory contains an International Semester in Environmental and Forensic Analysis (30 ECTS). The lectures and practical training sessions of the international semester are in English.

The international semester takes place in autumn semester and is aimed for the exchange students from our partner institutions.

Content of the International Semester:

  • Environmental Analysis, 10 ECTS
  • Innovation project, 10 ECTS (including Finnish for Exchange Students)
  • Forensic Analysis, 10 ECTS

In the International Semester you will learn sampling of environmental and forensic samples and analysis of samples with chemical and biological techniques.

The subjects include

  • chromatographic and spectrometrical analysis techniques,
  • radio chemistry,
  • techniques of molecular biology and electrophoretic methods,
  • immunotechnology, and
  • microscopy.

The project and innovation studies develop group work and project work skills: brainstorming, planning, implementation and communication.

The International Semester includes a lot of practical work in the laboratory environment. The semester also includes a field week in Environmental Analysis.