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The Master's degree programme in

Big Data Analytics


The Master's degree programme in Big Data Analytics

We have gathered detailed information about how the application and admission processes at Arcada work in the section Master's Application. There you will receive help with applying to our degree programmes through the national study portal You will find all the important dates for your application and can read more  about e.g. eligibility, selection criteria and which documents you have to send us when applying.


To apply to this programme you need to have a Bachelor level Engineering degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a similar field deemed to include sufficient technical skills and scientific rigor. The degree must include a minimum of 30 ECTS programming subjects at Bachelor level.

In addition, you must have a minimum of three (36 months) years relevant work experience gained after the completion of the Bachelor's degree. 
The work experience should be with tasks including Software engineering and software development. Please read more about eligibility.

Application methods

You can apply to the Master's degree programme in Big Data Analytics with a GRE test or on the basis of previous studies within the field.  Please read more about the two different application methods.

Additional application announced!

There are still a vacant study places in this programme. Application will open in July. Read more here.

Timetable (spring application)

9 January 2019, 8 am

Application opens

Please note that Arcada has Separate Application and is not a part of the national Joint Application system. Please read more about how to apply to Arcada. (Exact dates to be announced)

31 January 2019, 3 pm

Application closes

The application to Arcada's English degree programmes closes on 31 January 2019 at 3 pm Finnish time.

7 February 2019, 3 pm

DL for sending in copies of your supporting documents

The documents must have reached Arcada. Which documents to send and how, will be stated at the bottom of your application and can also be found on our website.

7 February 2019, 3 pm

Deadline for research proposal and motivational letter

All applicants to the Master's degree programme in Big Data Analytics should submit a Master's thesis research proposal and motivational letter. Please read more here.

22 July - 5 August 2019

Additional application

Please, read more information about Additional application here

August/September 2019

Your studies begin