The University has about 12,000 bachelor’s and master’s students.

The best result in the decade

Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral education

Master´s degreesThe University of Jyväskylä has well-profiled fields of study: the University had the largest or the second largest number of doctoral graduates in Finland in five disciplines (humanities, economics, sports and health sciences, natural sciences and psychology) in 2015.

Both in bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the result was the best in this decade. The target was not reached in bachelor’s degrees (1,261) but was exceeded in master’s degrees (1,486). The total number of doctoral degrees (160) clearly exceeded the target. The University of Jyväskylä’s degree targets for 2013–2016 are on average 1,475 masters and 138 doctors per year.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Science (43) and the Faculty of Humanities (36) achieved the highest numbers of doctoral degrees at the University. They were followed by the Faculty of Social Sciences (25) and the Faculty of Information Technology (20). Of new doctors, 54% were women and 22% came from outside of Finland.

The faculties with the most master’s degrees were the Faculty of Humanities (351) and the Faculty of Education (279). They were followed by the Faculty of Social Sciences (242) and the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences (195).

The number of international degree students increased notably. The number of exchange students decreased slightly from the previous year.

Doctor´s degreesThe number of bachelor’s and master’s students has stabilised at the level of around 12,000 students. With the current number of doctoral students (1,501), the University will easily fulfil its target in doctoral degrees.