Master's Programme in Biorefineries

Sustainable production of energy, food, chemicals and materials is a major challenge today and for the future generations.

The production has until now been based on fossil raw materials but this has in turn caused very serious environmental challenges for us.

The use of renewable raw materials, where it is technically possible and economically feasible, is one of the corner technologies to mitigate climate change and save scarce natural resources.

Biorefineries cover a wide range of technologies and materials and in this programme we are looking at these issues with open mind and with a wide scope on not only on technologies but also on the opportunities they offer to laying basis for new competences, solutions and critical assessments. In this Master's programme, you will specialise in biorefining and related industries or e.g. in circular economy.

The Master's programme in Biorefineries is delivered as flexible distance learning, not dependant on place or time. It is well suited for people already in working life whether in Finland or abroad, aiming at professional development and upgrade of qualifications. This programme is a practical solution to what lifelong learning means in practice.


Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years


Academic unit
LUT School of Engineering Science

Application period
1 December 2017 –  24 January 2018

Tuition fee
EUR 10 000/year
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