M.Sc. Health Informatics

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR18300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
Stockholm University | Stockholm, Sweden
The Master’s Programme in Health Informatics is aimed at students who are interested in information technology and its application to medicine or healthcare. You will learn methods to make healthcare safer, more efficient and of higher quality through computer-based information and knowledge management. This Master’s programme is given as a joint programme between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University.

Description of Health Informatics


Students may have their initial training in either health care or a technical discipline.

The first semester establishes a common ground. Students with a technical background take courses in basic medical science and healthcare organisation and management, while students with a background in healthcare take courses in basic computer and systems sciences.

The second semester focuses on health informatics methodology incl. requirements engineering, evaluation and health informatics standards. Case studies and a project course will provide opportunities for practise. In the third semester, you will study visualisation and simulation and clinical decision support, and can profile your education by studying a number of elective courses at both universities. In the fourth semester, you will complete a scientific degree project resulting in a master’s thesis.

IT projects in the health care field require people with a solid understanding of both the needs of the medical sector and the strengths and limitations of technology. Many health informaticians work as project managers, IT managers, clinical informaticians, application experts, requirements analysts, system specialists, system developers, interaction designers, evaluators and researchers.

Programme presentation

Health informatics is a field that covers the study of methods and techniques for the collection, management and evaluation of medical information. Health informatics is important for the efficiency of information management in clinical research and healthcare and, ultimately, for achieving safer high quality care provision.


IT projects in health care require professionals with a solid understanding of both healthcare needs as well as the possibilities and limitations of technology. The health informatician’s unique interdisciplinary expertise makes them particularly suitable to assume a coordinating and bridging role between these two areas. It is therefore not surprising that many health informaticians work as project managers. Other roles are IT leader, clinical information specialist, application expert, requirements analyst, systems specialist, system designer, interaction designer, evaluator and researcher.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline April 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 18300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

165,000 SEK per year

Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The first term of the programme gives students with a background in healthcare a knowledge base in computer and systems science, and students with a technical background a knowledge base in medical science and healthcare organisation.

For their second term, students select either a clinical or technical specialisation and, in addition to the courses common to both, the former group of students acquire knowledge about how to lead processes of change in the healthcare services using information technology, while the latter group delves more deeply into advanced methodology. Alongside the theoretical courses in semesters two and three, students attend case study courses. Both semesters conclude with project courses that offer the independent application of methodology. The fourth semester is devoted to the degree project.

Teaching is done in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet.

Requirements for Health Informatics

Programme requirements

To qualify for this programme, you need to have a Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in healthcare, biomedicine, medical technology, computer and systems sciences, informatics or the equivalent.

Work Experience for Health Informatics

No work experience is required.

More Information

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
Shivprasad - India

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Stockholm University, Sweden

Sweden Stockholm University, situated in the capital of Sweden, is a city University enjoying many links with today's society - both from a local and an international perspective. The University is one of the largest in Sweden with about 39,000 students and 1 800 graduate students.

  • Reset