Master's Degree Programme in Software Development

Tampere Universities

Program Description

Master's Degree Programme in Software Development

Tampere Universities

Making the soul of devices

Software has an impact on nearly every aspect of modern life. This MSc programme is designed for applicants with a passion for computer science or software engineering who want to learn the knowledge and skills to develop high-quality software.

The degree programme is anchored in real-world problems and explores different software development approaches, requirements management, software modelling and specification, implementation and testing software, and software project management. The programme offers opportunities to participate in the development of software or product prototypes and the management of software projects as part of a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.

In addition to studies in their own degree programme, students may take full advantage of the courses offered by the Tampere higher education community ranging from technical to vocational studies in various fields. An exceptionally large number of IT companies in the Tampere region provide an inspiring environment and opportunities to hone your skills and address real-life challenges.

After graduation, you can work as a software developer, systems specialist, programmer, teacher or researcher. Welcome to join us!


Study objectives

After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Software Development, you will:

  • have the skills and knowledge to develop high-quality software and take on different roles in demanding and comprehensive software projects;
  • have an in-depth understanding of the different areas of software development, such as requirements management, software modelling and specification, implementation and testing software, and software project management.


Study contents

This MSc programme is designed for applicants with a background in computer science or software engineering who are looking to expand their knowledge and skills in the development of high-quality software. The programme draws on both academic and industry perspectives and covers the full lifecycle of software development.

The programme is anchored in real-world problems and explores different software development approaches, requirements management, software modelling and specification, implementation and testing software, and software project management. The programme offers you opportunities to participate in the development of software or product prototypes and the management of software projects as part of a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.

The teaching is based on the research and industrial experience of our faculty members.


Career opportunities

Our graduates have the expertise to take on demanding and comprehensive software projects and pursue a broad range of careers in software development. Possible job titles of our graduates include software developer, systems specialist, programmer, teacher and researcher.


Postgraduate study opportunities

Completing this master's programme makes you eligible to pursue a doctoral degree and, for example, seek admission to Tampere University's Doctoral Programme in Information and Systems.


Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee for the programme is 12,000 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students with a scholarship system for fee-paying students.

You will not be required to pay the fee if you are:

  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. a citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.


Scholarships

Tampere University Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master’s degree programmes offered in English. A substantial number of scholarships will be available. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

When filling in your application form for a Master’s degree programme, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for a scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
12,000 EUR
per academic year for non-EU/EEA students.
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Deadline
Locations
Finland - Tampere
Start date : Aug. 2019
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Finland - Tampere
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