After completing your Master's, one considerable career option for talented, independent-minded individuals is to continue to pursue the PhD degree in computer science and engineering. Science is fascinating - new knowledge is produced to further development in the science community and in the long run to be used by the societies as a whole.
As a researcher you have a global audience. Your publications are at best released in the most respected forums - conferences and journals. Conferences are spread all over the globe, so you might well find yourself to be traveling to almost all continents.
It is possible to take the degree of Licentiate in Technology and Doctor of Technology at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
As an employed doctoral student, you are a member of one of our research groups: Biomedical Engineering Research Group, Center for Machine Vision Research, Intelligent Systems Group or MediaTeam Oulu.
All four are full or associate member groups of the Infotech Oulu in period 2010-2013. Infotech Oulu has its own doctoral program with currently 25 doctoral student positions being funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. In addition, a national Graduate School in Electronics, Telecommunications and Automation (GETA) exists.
Take a look at Ph.D. Grind---A Ph.D. Student Memoir, a 122-page e-book, which is the first known detailed account
of an entire Ph.D. experience.