Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FFYS7054 Heliophysics 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Silja Pohjolainen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student knows the structure of the Sun and the heliosphere and understands the processes important for its formation and dynamics. The student will obtain further understanding and quantitative analysis skills on topics introduced on Introduction to plasma physics. The student will be familiar simulation methods and experimental methods used in solar and heliospheric physics.


Solar energy production and transport; Solar oscillations; Differential rotation; Solar dynamo and magnetism; Solar atmosphere; Chromosphere and corona; Solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field; Outer heliosphere; Solar eruptions: flares, coronal mass ejections, and solar energetic particle events.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Independent work
Exercises 12 h 0 h


Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Calculation exercises, simulation or data-analysis exercise, and written examination.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Period III of 4th or 5th year of studies. MSc-degree students, year 1 or 2.

Study materials

Lecture notes.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules