Master’s Degree Programme in Software Development


Software forms an integral part to impact nearly every aspect of modern life. This programme is designed for applicants with a passion for computer science or software engineering and for those who want to learn the knowledge and skills needed in the development of high quality software.

The curriculum is anchored in real-world problems and deals with different software development approaches, requirements management, software modeling and specification, implementation and testing software, and software project management. It offers you opportunities to participate in developing software or a prototype of a product and managing software projects in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.

An exceptionally large number of IT companies in the Tampere region provide an inspiring environment and opportunities to hone your skills in real-life challenges. After graduation, you can work as a software developer, systems specialist, programmer, teacher or researcher.

Until 31 December 2018 the programme is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. From 1 January 2019 the programme home is the new Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences.

From the beginning of 2019, the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences will form a new multidisciplinary community in higher education with competitive edges in technology, health and society.

The programme has close collaboration with the Tampere Research Center for Information and Systems (CIS).

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Further Information

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The application period for the 2019 intake will be during 4 December 2018 – 23 January 2019. Information about applying on the admissions website.

Study planning and guidance



Postal address

Faculty of Natural Sciences, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland

Visiting address of the Faculty Office

Kanslerinrinne 1, Pinni B Building, Ground floor, room B1053

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