Software, Web & Cloud, Computing Sciences (MS Tech)

Tampere University
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
No intake in 2023
Tampere University

About this program

Software, Web & Cloud, Computing Sciences (MS Tech)

Computers and software are an integral part of our daily lives. Interaction between people and computers takes different forms as computers are integrated into different systems from mobile devices to clouds.

Software, Web & Cloud (M.Sc. Tech) provides a solid understanding in software engineering: the ability to design and implement large software systems, and the competence to manage and improve software development processes. Technologies and skills in networking and clouds belong to the core of the studies. A rich variety of other studies in a range of topics such as business, information security, user experience, big data and IoT are available at Tampere University.

An exceptionally large number of IT companies in the Tampere region provide an inspiring environment and opportunities to apply your skills and address real-life challenges. The research activities and close collaboration with companies ensure that the contents of the degree program are both on a high level academically and relevant to the industrial positions.

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Admission requirements

General eligibility

To be eligible to apply to a master’s program at Tampere University, you must have:

  1. Bachelor’s degree - nationally recognized first cycle degree
    • an applicable bachelor’s degree at a university or a university of applied sciences in Finland
    • a bachelor's degree completed in a university outside Finland which provides eligibility for equivalent University master’s degree studies in the country in which it was awarded.
      • with a minimum scope of 180 ECTS credits, three to four years of full-time study
      • from a relevant field for the master’s degree program that you’re applying to
      • from a recognised institution of higher education
  2. A good command of the English language for academic purposes.

Program-specific eligibility criteria

The previous degree should be from a field closely related to the Master's program you are applying to. In the Master’s program in Computing Sciences, Software, Web & Cloud (MSc tech) track, the previous degree has to be in one of the following (or highly related) fields:

  • computing, computer science, software engineering, information technology or other closely related field with proficiency in mathematics, programming, data structures, databases and physics.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Software, Web & Cloud 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. Software, Web & Cloud draws on both academic and industry perspectives and covers the full lifecycle of software development.

The studies are anchored in real-world problems and explore subjects such as requirements management, software modelling and specification, implementation and testing software, software project management, and the web and cloud.

We offer our students the opportunity for a broad, cross-disciplinary education. A rich variety of minor studies and supplementary courses are available as well as the opportunity to concentrate purely on major studies. In fact, each degree is a unique combination of studies that the individual student has found most interesting.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens: 12000 € per academic year.

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

  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. 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.


Degree earned

Master of Science (Technology)

Extent of studies

120 ECTS

Study objectives

Applicants can apply to take a Master of Science degree or a Master of Science (Tech) degree in Software, Web & Cloud. Please check carefully the eligibility criteria of the track you are interested in.

Upon completion of the studies, you will have an in-depth understanding of software engineering and the ability to design and implement software systems. You will also have the knowledge and skills to manage and improve demanding and comprehensive software development processes and understand, design, and implement web and cloud-based systems.

Continuing studies

Following the successful completion of the program, our graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to doctoral programs in Finland or abroad.

Career paths

There is lack of software professionals in Finland and abroad, and almost 90% of students pursuing software-related majors at Tampere University are employed on the day they graduate. A typical career in a company starts with working as a programmer and then advancing towards expert and/or managerial positions. Our graduates find employment also in commercial and administrative tasks relating to the field, without excluding abilities to work as a researcher or teacher.

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