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Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #541 (QS) ,
The program gives the necessary knowledge and experience needed in different types of careers within the software industry (e.g. supercomputing, e-health, IT security, formal methods, embedded systems and software engineering), in the biotechnology industry (e.g. bioinformatics, computer modeling), in the data analysis industry (e.g. machine learning, customer segmentation, data-driven business).

About

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 complete the Master of Science degree in Computer Science or the Master of Science (Technology) degree in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Software Engineering.

We are located in the recently renovated Agora building, where research groups and academic programmes from both Åbo Akademi University and 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.

Programme Structure

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 modeling, 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.

You can find more information here: http://www.abo.fi/mit. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application period: 3 December (8:00 am Helsinki time) to 31 January (3:00pm Helsinki time).

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS

    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, embedded systems and web applications.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

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

We expect the applicant to has 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 on computer architecture, computer network or system design
  • Programming courses (e.g. courses in C/C++ or Java programming)

Applicants to the programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language.

For more information please seehttps://www.abo.fi/en/study/apply/international-master-programmes/

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

For more informaiton on tuition fees at ÅAU please see https://www.abo.fi/en/study/tuition-fees/

Living costs for Turku

  • 775 - 1130 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

ÅAU's scholarship programme is aimed for tuition fee paying students and connected to the study entitlement.

We have 3 scholarship categories:

  • Full Scholarship, covering the tuition fee and includes a annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses (6 720 €), awarded for 2 years
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 100 % of the tuition fee, awarded for 2 years
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 50 % of the tuition fee, awarded for 2 years 

Second year is conditional. 

Students who have paid their fees during the first year will also have a chance to apply for a scholarship for the second year.

More information at www.abo.fi/en/study/apply/international-master-programmes/scholarship-programme-for-master-students/

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