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Biomedical Informatics, Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

Tampere University

Biomedical Sciences and Engineering combines engineering with life sciences

Informatics solutions for the future of biomedicine.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Science (Technology)

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ECTS



Form of learning

Full-time studies

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

At the interface between engineering and health sciences

The biomedical engineering industry is an increasingly important, global high-tech sector. In Finland, the HealthTech industry is especially strong. With the emergence of numerous small enterprises, the fields of biomedical sciences and engineering are rapidly expanding and offer diverse career options. This programme provides you with a solid understanding of the challenges related to biomedical and health sciences. You will become familiar with advanced technologies at the interface between engineering and health sciences and have the ability to develop innovative solutions to solve these challenges. You will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and professionalism and pursue a career in industry, a hospital or continue your studies towards a doctoral degree. You may also be a natural-born entrepreneur and launch your own start-up.

Biomedical Informatics

Rapidly developing measurement technologies combined with increasing computing resources are transforming biosciences towards health data science. Today, complex datasets are collected to study human health and disease at multiple scales, ranging from molecular and cellular levels to patient, population, and healthcare systems levels. The specialization Biomedical Informatics builds expertise on developing and applying advanced computational methods, including artificial intelligence tools, to address current and future challenges relevant for human health. This specialization provides you with the foundations to become an expert in data science and health informatics, including regulatory requirements.

Career opportunities

Health informatics experts can find careers for example in the IT services industry or in hospitals in developing new IT systems for healthcare. Data science skills enable you to pursue careers to develop algorithms for multidisciplinary problems at the intersection of health and IT, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device industry, and to work as a bioinformatician or data-scientist in various roles in research and industries focusing for example on big data from molecular level to population level. The Biomedical Informatics specialization is jointly taught in both our international programmes.


We foster close collaboration between engineering professionals, life scientists and clinicians, and therefore provide optimal exposure for the students taking part in the degree programme. Our excellent basic and translational (from laboratory to clinic) research is recognised worldwide. When applying to the Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (MSc Tech), you may choose from the following options:

We collaborate closely with the Finnish-taught programme and the international life science programme in the field of biomedical sciences offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, the Master’s programme in Biomedical Technology (MSc), which has three specialization options:

How to apply

The eligibility criteria and information on applying will be published by the end of September 2023.

Study Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

In this video you find the information how to study in our Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering from the view of students and staff. Just to inform you that the specializations have been changed recently.

For more information

Please read through the information provided. For further questions regarding the application process, contact our Admissions office at or for questions regarding the content of the programme, please contact