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university of tampere: sis/luo-coms: bachelor and master studies:
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.

Students graduating from the computer sciences programmes should first check the CS page on Master's thesis process and graduation.

You submit the graduation application in NettiOpsu. 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.

Before applying for the certificate, please 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.

When applying for the degree certificate, 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.

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 autumn term 2016

The UTA graduation ceremony celebrating new graduates is held at the end of each term. The next UTA graduation ceremony will take place on 16 December 2016. If you intend to graduate by that date, please submit the application for degree certificate by 7 December 2016.

You can submit the application for degree certificate until 31 December 2016, but the writing of the certificate may take place in January. However, the certificate can be backdated to December 2016, if all the studies taken have been registered in UTA study register by 31 December 2016.

Supervisors please note: maturity test assessment must be ready and reach Language Centre by 12 December 2016.

Teachers please note: all study units must be assessed and reach the School office for registration by 19 December 2016.

Important deadlines regarding graduation in autumn 2016

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

7.11.2016 Master's thesis must be submitted in NettiOpsu

24.11.2016 Maturity test (recommended last date)

7.12.2016 Degree certificate application must be submitted in NettiOpsu. All study units of the degree and all overall grades must be recorded in study register.

21.12.2016 The last day in December when certificates are issued.

Graduation in spring term 2017

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

The first date of issuing degree certiticates is 11 January 2017.

Graduation ceremony

The next UTA graduation ceremony will take place on 16 December 2016 at 17.30-19.30 (Main Building, Main Auditorium, Kalevantie 4). Graduates will 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: SIS 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 School Office (Ms. Elisa Laatikainen). Application form is available on the Forms page. 

More information from Elisa Laatikainen.

Supplementing your Master's degree

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


Working in Finland (UNIPOLI page)

University of Tampere Career Center

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 SIS 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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