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Faculties of Natural and Communication SciencesUniversity of TampereFaculties of Natural and Communication Sciences

The nine schools of the University of Tampere will become six faculties from the start of 2017.

The degree programmes of the School of Information Sciences will be transferring to two new faculties:

Faculty of Communication Sciences

  • MDP (Master's Degree Programme) in Human-Technology Interaction
  • MDP in Internet and Game Studies
  • Degree programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • MDP in Computational Big Data Analytics
  • MDP in Software Development
  • Degree programme in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Degree programme in Computer Sciences (excluding MDP in Human-Technology Interaction)

The study-related instructions and curricula of the School of Information Sciences will continue to be used in connection with these degree programmes.


How to apply to SIS Master's degree programmes given in English


The application round was open during 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 for studies starting in late August 2017. The next application round will be open probably in December 2017 - January 2018.

Please note that we do not assess applicants' educational backgrounds prior to applying or outside application rounds. We trust that applicants familiarise themselves with the programmes on offer and their admission requirements, and compare these with their educational background and qualifications.

The role of these SIS Admissions pages

These School Admissions pages are an unofficial guide giving inside information to applicants. For the official information on admissions requirements and applying please see the official UTA Admissions pages.

Please note that the application information on these SIS pages is geared to help applicants who are applying to SIS Master's degree programmes given in English. Information may not be valid regarding other University of Tampere programmes; degree programmes given in Finnish have different application periods and application information.

Fees and scholarships

From autumn 2017 all Finnish universities will have to introduce tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students in English-language degree programmes. A scholarship system will be available to fee-paying students. For both see the UTA page.

Applicants from AMK/polytechnics or applicants without minor subjects

Applicants from polytechics or Finnish AMK universities of applied science should note that we recommend that the grade of the Bachelor's thesis be at least 3 out of 5.

Admitted new students with polytechnic/AMK background or applicants without any minor subjects in their Bachelor's degree may be requested to take complementing studies (a minimum of 15 ECTS credits and a maximum of 60 ECTS credits) after arriving at UTA.

Applicants who have taken their school education in Finnish

Also applicants who have taken their school education in Finnish are welcome to apply. No English test is required from these applicants. The same Master's programmes are not offered in Finnish. Applying via University Admisions Finland is the only route to submit an application. 

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