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Medical Physics and Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

Tampere University

Biomedical Sciences and Engineering combines engineering with life sciences

Aging society and increasing interest on well-being require new solutions for more personalized and precise healthcare from novel imaging to reliable, remote monitoring of patients as well as wellness devices to support prevention and rehabilitation.


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.

Medical Physics and Biomedical Instrumentation

The specialization Medical Physics and Biomedical Instrumentation focuses on the core area of the present-day health technology industry developing medical devices and also the core knowledge needed by people working as medical physicists at hospitals. It covers the areas of well-being and medical solutions from consumer health products such as heart rate monitors and other wearable sensors to clinical applications such as anesthesia monitors, imaging and treatment delivery systems. The specialization provides expertise in the design of complex biomedical instrumentation and understanding the physics behind various medical imaging modalities. This specialization has two paths: Biomedical Instrumentation, focusing more on design and the development of instrumentation, and Medical Physics, focusing on the theoretical physics background needed by medical physicists.


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