Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science, M.Sc.

Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #137 (QS) ,
Study an all-round degree in Computer Science and get the opportunity to influence the future! This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science programme is offered by Aalto University.


Master's degree in Computer Science gives you an opportunity to change the world. Software is essential part of industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. New innovations are often based on new technologies, such as cloud computing, web, and big data.

In the the Department of Computer Science all master level courses are taught in English. We believe in flexibility: students can build their own study plans consisting of core and specialization courses. The core courses give you a strong foundation in algorithms, computer graphics, machine learning, operating systems, security, user interfaces, web software development, etc. The specialization courses are divided into five tracks.

Career opportunities

Most Computer Science students write their Master’s thesis with salary in industry and continue working in the same company after graduation.

Our recently graduated alumni work in the following companies: Accenture, BetterDoctor, Eficode, Ericsson, Espotel, EXFO, Futuremark, Futurice, Giosg, Jongla, Nitor Creations, Netlight Consulting, Nixu Corporation, Nordea, Palantir Technologies, Planixs, Qualtrics, Reaktor, RedLynx, Seriously Digital Entertainment, Supermetrics & Floweb, Trimble, Tuxera, Vincit, Wolt, ZEF.

Aalto University has a good reputation among the employers both in Finland and abroad.

This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science programme is offered by Aalto University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Computational User Interface Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Declarative Programming 
  • Information Security 
  • Machine Learning: Basic Principles 
  • Operating Systems 
  • Principles of Algorithmic Techniques
  • Web Software Development
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              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


                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:


                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:


                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 (Grade C):


                C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

              Academic Requirements

              In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents:

              • at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic)
              • course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject lists above)
              • 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
              • GRE or GMAT test results, if available

              The application should explain full educational history of the applicant.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                15000 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                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.

              Tuition in bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English are subjected to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens.

              Living costs for Helsinki

              • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
                Living Costs

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


              Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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