Master's Programme in Information Technology

Åbo Akademi University

Program Description

Master's Programme in Information Technology

Åbo Akademi University

Students working
Degree awarded
: Master of Science (Technology) or Master of Science
Annual intake: 30

The programme gives you a broad education covering several different fields within computer science and computer engineering. You will obtain the necessary knowledge and experience which is needed in different types of careers within the software industry(for example supercomputing, e-health, IT security, formal methods, embedded systems and software engineering), in the biotechnology industry (for example, bioinformatics, computer modeling), in the data analysis industry (for example, machine learning, customer segmentation, data-driven business).

Admission to the master's programme in Information Technology gives you the right to graduate with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science or a Master of Science (Technology) degree in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Software Engineering.

Computer Science has a special emphasis on computational modelling, distributed systems, and computational data analytics, while Software Engineering focuses on the development of software services and applications.

Students applying to the Master's Programme in Information Technology will be able to rank the two available tracks (Computer Science and Software Engineering) in order of preference in the application form. The second preference can be optionally added.

In the admission decision, the student will be notified if s/he can be admitted to either the first or the second preference.

Study environment

We are located in the recently renovated Agora building, where research groups and academic programmes from both Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku, meet, interact, and collaborate. The study facilities are brand-new and equipped with the latest technology.

The programme is affiliated with the Turku Center for Computer Science (TUCS) graduate school, which coordinates all research and education in IT in both universities in Turku (University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University). Through TUCS, the students can take advantage of advanced-level courses offered by both universities.

Admission requirements

A completed university-level Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or in a closely related field is required for admission.

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of how well the bachelor’s degree corresponds to the programme and on the study merits of the student.

We expect the applicant to have passed courses in several of these areas:

  • Mathematics.
  • Basic computer science courses ( e.g. algorithms and data structures, operating systems, computer networks and protocols, compiler construction).
  • Basic courses in computer architecture, computer network or system design.
  • Programming courses (e.g. courses in C/C++ or Java programming).

Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures.

No entrance examination. Admission is granted on the basis of the application. Applicants are ranked according to the following assessment criteria:

  • Overall quality of the application.
  • Quality of the major (grades and alignment with the specialization offered by the programme).
  • Quality of supporting studies /minors (grades and degree of support to the specialization offered by the programme).

How to apply?

For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
2 years
Full time
12000 €/year for non-EU/EEA students
Jan. 31, 2019
at 3:00 pm (Helsinki time).
Finland - Turku
Start date : Aug. 2019
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2019
at 3:00 pm (Helsinki time).
End date July 31, 2020
Aug. 2019
Finland - Turku
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2019
at 3:00 pm (Helsinki time).
End date July 31, 2020