Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology, M.Sc.

University of Tampere

Program Description

Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology, M.Sc.

University of Tampere

Apply on 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Extent: 120 ECTS
  • Start date: August 2017
  • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year

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Biomedical technology is a multi-disciplinary field that builds on molecular level understanding of biological systems with a goal to develop new approaches to advance medical and biotechnological applications. The Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology at BioMediTech, University of Tampere, provides interdisciplinary education that combines natural sciences and technology with a specific focus on subject areas that have potential to advance human health.

The Programme brings together the expertise and methods in a large spectrum of natural, medical, and engineering sciences, including biology, chemistry, medicine, genetics as well as statistics, computational and data sciences. There are three options for specialization: molecular biology, cell technology, and bioinformatics.

The teaching curriculum is tightly connected with the research expertise at BioMediTech. BioMediTech conducts world-class basic and translational research in biomedicine and medical technology. Its research activities cover diverse fields, including biomaterials, stem cells, cancer, immunology, biosensors, imaging, and computational methods, with a common aim of developing personalized medicine via new diagnostic and treatment options. The institute integrates excellence in basic life-science research and teaching but also creates new platforms for discovery and innovation. Students are an important part of these activities.

BioMediTech is a joint institute of the University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT). In addition to research cooperation, UTA and TUT educate together top-level experts with multidisciplinary skills in life sciences for the demands of both academia and industry.

Study objectives

After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology you will have:

  • profound understanding of the field of biomedical technology
  • expertise in scientific methods and their application in your field of specialization
  • expertise in project management, reporting and multidisciplinary team work
  • good written and oral communication skills and an ability for multidisciplinary scientific interaction
  • ability to work as an academic expert in your own field of expertise
  • capability to undertake scientific postgraduate and researcher training

Career opportunities

The degree provides the student with skills that can be utilized in various positions as an academic expert. The majority of students graduating from the programme have found positions in research and development either in Finland or abroad, or have continued their studies towards a doctoral degree.


Eligibility criteria to the Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria and programme specific eligibility criteria, which specify and/or add information to the general criteria.

Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible.

General eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a Master’s programme at the University of Tampere an applicant must have

  1. A completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired programme or in a closely related subject
  2. AND
  3. Fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies.

Programme specific admission criteria

Applicable fields of the prior studies are biosciences and information technology, or other relevant fields of study where sufficient knowledge of information technology and/or biosciences is achieved for studying in the Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Technology.

Other requirements

The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that she/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. An attested copy of the degree certificate must reach the University of Tampere Admissions office by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University of Tampere.

If the applicant has a degree in which the relevant studies in the applicable fields (biosciences and information technology) are insufficient, the university may require that the student conducts additional studies (max. 60 credits) in addition to the Master's degree studies. The required amount and content of possible additional studies is decided for each student individually.

Applicants with a Master’s degree will be admitted to the programme only for well-founded reasons.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 24, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 21, 2017
2 years
Full time
12,000 EUR
Jan. 13, 2017
Start date Aug. 21, 2017
Finland Tampere
Application deadline Jan. 13, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 12,000 EUR
Fees will be collected from non-EU/EEA citizens starting their studies in Master’s degree programmes taught in English in August 2017 or after that.

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