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15000 EUR/year
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Majoring in the Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science programme from Aalto University provides students with a deep understanding of the behaviour of computer programs and computing technologies, training them to excel in the theory and practice of advanced computing.

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Computer science is one of the most influential fields of the present day with software pervading all areas of human activity: industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. The Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences with Computer Science as a major provides students with a deep understanding of the behaviour of computer programs and computing technologies.

Upon graduating from the Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science programme from Aalto University , graduates will have:

  • A solid methodological base. Graduates have acquired an extensive knowledge of different software systems and architecture.
  • A strong theoretical, scientific and mathematical base. Establishing a strong foundation in algorithms, computer graphics, machine learning, operating systems, security, user interfaces, web software development and other branches of computer science gives graduates a competitive edge in the job market.
  • Advanced programming skills. Graduateshavetypically acquired excellent programming skills, depending on the depth of their specialisation.
  • A combination of breadth and in-depth specialisation. In addition to breadth of knowledge in computer science and software technology topics, graduates have in-depth skills in a specialisation area of their choice.
  • Good communication skills. Graduates are able to work in multidisciplinary teams and collaborate effectively with experts from various fields.

Career opportunities

Computer Science is one of those fields where job market demand for good engineering talent exceeds the number of students graduating with a Computer Science degree. Due to the shortage of talent, many students within the major are getting job offers before they graduate and overall, their career prospects are excellent.

A common route into employment is getting hired by companies who pay students for writing their Master’s theses for them. Others start their own companies or continue to research careers at universities or industry research labs.

Job titles of our recent graduates include:

  • Cloud Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Game Programmer
  • IT Consultant
  • Java Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Web Analyst
  • Usability Specialist
  • Doctoral student

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operating Systems
  • Web Software Development 
  • Information Security 
  • Computer Graphics
  • Principles of Algorithmic Techniques
  • Declarative Programming 
  • Machine Learning: Supervised Methods 
  • Computational User Interface Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • The CCIS programme is looking for applicants with excellent study success in their previous studies. In study options where the number and quality of applications is high, this means that the applicant has achieved consistently excellent grades throughout the degree studies (very high weighted average grade or GPA).
  • Motivation letter: The motivation letter should be written in English. The maximum length of the motivation letter is about 4000 characters.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • At least one original recommendation letter
  • Short course descriptions of courses taken in the relevant subject areas
  • Work certificates and certificates of other relevant achievements
  • Copies of any publications
  • Official transcript of records for other university studies which are not included in the mandatory part of the application (e.g. incomplete degrees, exchange studies, non‐degree studies)
  • GRE or GMAT test results, if available

Tuition Fee

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    15000 EUR/year
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Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
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