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Biomedical Informatics, Biomedical Technology

Tampere University

Biomedical technology for the benefit of human health

Informatics solutions for the future of biomedicine.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Science

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ETCS



Form of learning

Full-time studies

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

Hands-on skills in the crossroads of molecular biology, cell technology and biomedical informatics

Biomedical technology is a multidisciplinary field that builds on understanding biological systems on the molecular level and develops new approaches to advance medical and biotechnological applications. The programme brings together expertise and methods in many fields in natural, medical, and engineering sciences: biology, chemistry, medicine, genetics, statistics, and computational and data sciences.

When applying to the Master's Programme in Biomedical Technology (MSc), you may choose from the following three options:

Our target group are students with a background in biosciences, computational sciences or natural sciences who want to attain in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills in the crossroads of molecular biology, cell technology and biomedical informatics, with a special emphasis on areas that have the potential to enhance human health. The courses are firmly grounded on international research and focus on transferring this knowledge into practice.

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. 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.


The programme offers you a unique learning environment that combines biosciences and technology with a specific focus on health. The study options are flexible and the teaching groups small. During the studies, you will build networks and interact with our world-class research teams that provide many practical training opportunities. As our graduate, you may work as an academic specialist within scientific research or teaching, or in research and development.

We collaborate closely with the Finnish-taught programme and the international engineering programme in the field of biomedical sciences offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, the Master's Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (MSc Tech), which has four specialization options:

Welcome to join our multidisciplinary, multinational expert community of biomedical sciences!

Study Biomedical Technology

In this video you will find a presentation about studying in our programme from the point of view of students and staff. Please note, that the study tracks have slightly 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 Ms. Catarina Ståhle-Nieminen,