The Bachelor degree studies are followed by advanced studies, leading to the Master of Science (MSc) degree. The MSc studies are scheduled to be completed in two years after obtaining the Bachelor degree. The objective of the advanced studies is to instil a scientific way of thinking and studying in Computer Science, to provide the students with skills necessary for independent work, as well as with the ability to adapt easily to new knowledge, concepts, and methodologies. This is especially important in Computer Science, as developments in the field are advancing at a rapid rate.
The students undertaking the advanced studies need to specialize in a certain Computer Science area. The topic of the MSc thesis is chosen in this area of specialization. The purpose of the thesis is to demonstrate the achieved scientific maturity of the student. The thesis is a scholarly essay developed independently by the student, with content logically and linguistically correct. A MSc thesis in Computer Science is often accompanied by a software implementation.
When graduating, the students will have both a good basis for starting PhD studies, as well as solid practical competences for successful careers as software engineers, software designers, software analysts, or computational scientists. The numerous fields in which computer systems are applied ensure a wide range of career opportunities in Finland and abroad. Finland is a high-tech-intensive country with a strong demand for such graduates.
Overview of the Master of Science programme in Computer Science, 120 sp
The Computer Science studies consist of:
Applicants should already have completed a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or in a closely related field. They should also have completed at least 25 credits of courses in Mathematics as part of their Bachelor's degree studies. Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of how well their Bachelor's degree corresponds to the programme and on the study merits of the student.
Applicants must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please see language requirements.
No entrance examination. Admission is granted on the basis of the application.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
We are a multi-disciplinary institution of higher education offering studies on all levels. We have approx. 7000 enrolled students, of which approx. 1000 are international students. We have two main campuses in Turku/Åbo and Vasa. We currently offer 9 international master programmes taught in English. Our university is proud of its small teaching groups, individual tutoring and good teacher-student contacts.