Master's Degree Programme in Health Technology

In the crossroads of human physiology and digital technology, Health Technology invites you into a world of exciting challenges with purpose. Human sensing, big data, machine learning, and more – let’s make solutions for better life!

The Master’s Degree Programme in Health Technology programme focuses on health and the measurement and analysis of medical data, as well as machine learning technologies and their use in health technology solutions.

The studies provide a comprehensive knowledge of how data analytics and sensor technology can be utilized in health technology. The teaching focuses on how to apply signal processing, machine learning methods and Internet-of-Things technology for collection and analysis of health related data. Applications include, for example, wellness and health applications, as well as diagnostic and remote monitoring solutions.

Health Technology at the University of Turku Finland

Programme in brief

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

A. Common studies 20 ECTS
B. Core module in Medical Analytics 20 ECTS
C. Compulsory advanced studies in Medical Analytics 10 ECTS
D. Master’s Thesis in Technology module 30 ECTS
E. Thematic module / minor subject 20-25 ECTS
F. Elective courses module 15-20 ECTS

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE & EXPERIENCE

The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry.

MASTER'S THESIS & TOPICS

In the Master's thesis, the student must prove his/her ability to do scientific work, management of research methods, knowledge of the research field, and skill of scientific writing. The work is performed according to an accepted research plan, independently but under supervision. Thesis topics may be provided by companies, offering employment possibilities after completing the thesis. A thesis may also be completed working for one of the research groups affiliated with the university, preparing the student for a research-oriented position or for applying to doctoral studies. The possible topics cover a wide range of subjects related to health technology.

Career options

COMPETENCE DESCRIPTION

The programme gives interdisciplinary knowledge in health technologies and biomedical engineering both from theoretical and practical perspective. Hence, giving possibility for employment in different health technology sectors, ranging from wellness and sport to personalized medical solutions and computational data analytics of biomedical data.

JOB OPTIONS

The employment percentage of those holding an M.Sc.(Tech.) degree is high in Finland. Health technology related industry is today increasingly important globally and particularly in Finland. Fields of health technology are expanding fast, offering a wide range of different career opportunities. In addition to companies that are focused on wellness, medical or biomedical analytical solutions, this also includes other industries that are utilizing health technology in their products, like global enterprises producing wearable devices capable of measuring heart related signals from a wrist of the user, for example.

Health technology is an area where there is a good employment possibilities or, if you want to be more independent, to launch your own start-up. There are also possibilities to work in the research, education, consult sectors or even continue studies towards PhD degree. Health Technology programme’s emphasis is on contemporary technologies and gives tools and knowledge to work with the near future ICT technologies making sure that at the time of graduation students have acquired up-to-date skills in the field, paving way to really make difference to society and human kind at large.

CAREER IN RESEARCH

Master's Degree (Technology) provides eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed within the University of Turku Graduate School

Entry requirements

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

General Requirement

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if

  • you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
  • your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements.


Language Requirements

Applicants must have excellent English language skills and a certificate that proves those skills. You can indicate your language skills by taking one of the internationally recognized English language tests. 

Applicants must reach the minimum required test results to be considered eligible to the University of Turku. No exceptions will be made. Read more about the language requirements here.

PROGRAMME-SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The applicant’s previous degree on the basis of which s/he is seeking admission to the Master’s Degree Programme in Health Technology must be in a relevant field of study. 

Relevant fields of previous studies for admission are:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Information Technology

Other relevant fields of studies where sufficient knowledge of computer science, biomedical engineering and/or biosciences is achieved

In addition to the education and language certificates, you should include certificates of any relevant work experience in your application.

 

APPLICATION EVALUATION

Annually 20 students are admitted to the Master’s Degree Programme in Health Technology.

The decision of admission will be based on

  • the relevance of the applicant’s awarded degree(s)
  • the amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s)
  • the language test result (see Language requirements)
  • the motivation letter
  • possible answers to the optional questions included in the application
  • possible relevant work experience
  • possible interview

Please tell in the motivation letter why you are applying to the Master's Degree Programme in Health Technology at the University of Turku. It is possible to have only one Bachelor’s or Master’s study right at the Faculty of Technology. Therefore, when accepting an offered study place, the student will lose any previous BSc. or MSc. study right at the same faculty.