Master's Degree

Become a Master of Full Stack Software Development

Full Stack Software Development, Master of Engineering

Full Stack Software Developer education is to respond to the growing challenges of software engineering. Gain understanding of modern software development tools and methods and become familiar with the most important technologies and application frameworks, both for back and front end.

Apply on between 4 - 18 January 2023
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Product scope
60 ECTS credits
Annual intake
Application period
04.01.2023 - 18.01.2023
Master of Engineering
Study modes
Part-time studies

Key learning outcomes

The student knowledge profile is dictated through his/her personal learning plan.

The student gains understanding of modern software development tools and methods and knows the most important technologies and application frameworks. The students has capability to design and implement software solutions, both for backend and frontend.

The student will have the ability for life-long learning professionally, make decisions and communicate effectively as part of a multinational student group. The student knows how to conduct research ethically.

Study modern software development

The studies include all parts of the software development lifecycle from requirements management and service design to continuous deployment and maintenance by using agile methods and a modern tool chain. During the studies, we go through programming of (web-based) user interfaces to system integration and backend development.

Master of Engineering, 60 ECTS credits

  • Modern Software Development, 5 ECTS credits  
  • User-centred Design, 5 ECTS credits 
  • Data Modelling & Back-end Development, 5 ECTS credits 
  • Application Frameworks, 5 ECTS credits 
  • Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS credits 
  • Research and Development, 5 ECTS credits (preferred) 
  • Elective Master’s Degree Level studies, 5 ECTS credits

Become a full stack software developer

Full Stack Software Development programme covers the main aspects of modern software development. You gain understanding of development tools and methods, become familiar with popular application frameworks, and learn to improve user experience. You need to have two years of working experience in the ICT field and motivation to graduate. You can complete the studies while working.

What does a Full stack software developer do?

After completing the studies, you can work as a software developer designing and developing applications by utilising modern software methods and tools, both for front and back end.

Job titles

  • Full Stack Software Developer 
  • Front-End Web Developer 
  • Software Engineer 
  • Back-End Developer

Further studies

The graduate may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37) and in the school of professional teacher education. Studies can be continued by applying for corresponding post-degree education at universities abroad, for example. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, an online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life based continuing education.

Jari encourages you to apply to the Full Stack Software Development degree programme even without a solid technological background.

Jari Suni, Solution Architect, Gofore

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How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Entry requirements: Full Stack Software Development

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in engineering in the field of technology, or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology)  AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of  technology after the bachelor's degree.  

Application period: 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time

Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) takes place through an online joint application system. 

  • Apply online 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at
  • Attach the required enclosures (degree and work certificates and possible pre-assignment) to the online application form by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2) (e.g. as pdf. files).

Entrance examination: Pre-assignment and interview

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility, attached the pre-assignment to the application and have scored at least 20 out of 40 points in the pre-assignment will be invited to the entrance examination (interview). If an applicant fails to score at least 20 points in the pre-assignment, one will not be invited to the entrance examination.

The entrance examination (interview) will be held online (skype, zoom) during weeks 11-13 (13 - 31 March 2023).

The student selection process includes a pre-assignment (max. 40p.) and an interview (max. 60p.), altogether max. 100 points. The student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination and pre-assignment. An applicant must score at least scored at least:

  • 20/40 points in the pre-assignment and
  • 10/60 points from the interview

Pre-assignment's questions can be found on the application on Studyinfo. The answers for the questions must be attached to the application (f.e. in pdf form) by 25 January 2023 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. 

The entrance examination does not include a pre-reading material.

Results of student selection: Steps for new students

Results are announced in the middle of April at the earliest and on 2 June 2023, at the latest.

  • accept the offer of admission at
  • enrol for attendance/non-attendance
  • NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  • start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in May to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!
  • Studies will begin in the middle/end of August 2023. Welcome to study with us!

How to apply for Master's Degrees

Application timetable and selection criteria for Master's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3 p.m.!

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee concerns non-EU/EEA degree students who study in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. Scholarship available.

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