Duration

2 years

Starting Date

late August

Tuition Fee

EU/EEA countries or Switzerland: Free
non-EU/EEA: €12,000 per year

Location

Turku, Finland

About the programme

This 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 utilised in health technology. The teaching focuses on how to apply signal processing, machine learning methods, and internet-of-things technology for the collection and analysis of health-related data. Applications include, for example, wellness and health applications, as well as diagnostic and remote monitoring solutions.

Programme Structure

The degree consists of several modules focusing on various skills and learning outcomes:

  • Common studies, 20 ECTS
  • Core module in Medical Analytics, 20 ECTS
  • Compulsory advanced studies in Medical Analytics, 10 ECTS
  • Master’s Thesis in Technology, 30 ECTS
  • Thematic module / minor subject, 20-25 ECTS
  • Elective courses, 15-20 ECTS

In the master’s thesis, you will prove your 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.

Career Prospects

The employment percentage of those holding an MSc (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 you 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 utilising 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 with good employment possibilities and good opportunities to establish your own start-up. There are also possibilities to work in the research, education, consult sectors or even continue studies towards PhD degree.

Career in Research

The Master’s degree also provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies – doctoral and licentiate degrees. You can apply for a position at the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS), which covers all of the disciplines of this programme.

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