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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.


Master's degree

Applying for the degree certificate

Students wanting to graduate must fill in and submit an application form. Application form is available in NettiOpsu. 

However, before applying for the certificate, please check that you have taken all the required studies, including General Studies. Then ask for the final grade from your degree programme. Likewise you should ask for a final grade for any optional subject which you have studied 15 ECTS or more. Also, students graduating from the computer sciences programmes should first check the CS page on Master's thesis process and graduation.

Please note that you may register absent for the term when you make the application only if all the studies taken have been registered in the UTA study register (for example, all the studies have been registered in December and you intend to graduate in early January). If any of the studies - including the thesis - has not been taken into the study register, you must register as present for the term and thus pay the Tamy fee, too, for the term.

The Dean usually signs certificates once a week during term times. It takes about one week to get the degree certificate. In busy times and summer, the process takes longer.

International Master graduates are given a degree certificate in Finnish and in English.

All Bachelor and Master graduates are automatically given together with the diploma and final transcript also a Diploma Supplement in English.

A graduate can choose whether to pick up the diploma at the Registrar's Office or to have it sent by postal mail to the home address (no courier service is available).

For information on how graduation affects your rights to use Tamy and University Library services etc. please see the UTA Graduation page.

More information on graduation from Minna Heinonen.

Graduation in spring term 2017

The UTA graduation ceremony celebrating new graduates is held at the end of each term. The next UTA graduation ceremony will take place on 9 June 2017. If you intend to graduate by that date, please submit the application for degree certificate in NettiOpsu by 31 May 2017.

You can submit the application for degree certificate until 31 July 2017, but the writing of the certificate will take place in early August. However, the certificate can be backdated to July 2017, if all the studies taken have been registered in UTA study register by 31 July 2017.

Supervisors please note: maturity test assessment must be ready and reach Language Centre by 12 June 2017.

Teachers please note: all study units must be assessed and reach the Faculty office for registration by 16 June 2017.

Important deadlines regarding graduation in spring 2017

The detailed timetable must be settled with the thesis supervisor. The degree programme / supervisor gives information on pre-assessment and Turnitin examination.

17.5.2017 Master's thesis must be submitted in NettiOpsu

14.6.2017 Degree certificate application must be submitted in NettiOpsu if you intend to graduate by 21.6.2017. All study units of the degree and all overall grades must be recorded in study register.

21.6.2017 The last day in June when certificates are issued

31.7.2017 Degree certificate application must be submitted in NettiOpsu, the certificate will be issued in August

From January 2017 degree certiticates are given in the new UTA faculties:

  • Faculty of Communication Sciences: MDP in Human-Technology Interaction, MDP in Internet and Game Studies, Doctoral programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media, Doctoral programme in Interactive Technology
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences: MDP in Computational Big Data Analytics, MDP in Software Development, Doctoral programme in Information and Systems

Graduation ceremony

The next UTA graduation ceremony will take place on 9 June 2017 at 17.30-19.30 (Main Building, Main Auditorium, Kalevantie 4). Graduates  meet in the Portrait Lobby (Wing B, 2. floor) at 17.30. From the lobby the graduates proceed in a procession to the Main Auditorium. Next-of-kin are welcome to attend.

Graduates must enrol for the ceremony using an eForm. More information on the ceremony: Faculty office, tel. 050 318 6398 or

The graduation ceremony is optional, and no diplomas are handed to the graduates during the ceremony.

Doctor's degree

After finishing the doctoral studies, you must make an application for your doctoral diploma. Please fill in and submit an application form for a degree diploma to the Faculty office (Ms. Elisa Laatikainen). Application form is available on the Forms page. 

More information from Elisa Laatikainen.

Alumni studies after your Master's degree

After finishing the Master's degree, it is possible to apply for Alumni studies. More information on Studies after graduation page.


Working in Finland (UNIPOLI page)

University of Tampere Career Services

Extending residence permit

After graduation, persons who need a residence permit in Finland have the right to get their residence permit extended by 12 months in order to find employment. Please see the Finnish Immigration Service pages for more information.

Doctoral studies

For information on applying to Doctoral studies please see here. UTA graduates do not need to submit the same enclosures as graduates from other universities, as the Faculty office is able to verify UTA degrees.

Please notice that post-Master students taking Licentiate or Doctoral degrees are not eligible to the same student benefits as Bachelor and Master students.

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