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Master's Programme in Biorefineries

The sustainable production of energy, food, chemicals and materials is a major challenge for us today and for future generations.

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.

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Biorefineries

Distance learning programme

Degree
Master of Science in Technology

Credits
120 ECTS credits

Duration
2 years

Start date
August 2022

Language
English

Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 13 500 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Engineering Science

Regular admission
1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3)

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