Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Applied Health Informatics and Digital Medicine

Shape the future of digital medicine!

The part-time degree program Applied Health Informatics and Digital Medicine aims to train experts in the field of medical informatics. Learn to acquire and evaluate medical data and make it usable for healthcare. Shape the digitalized processes in healthcare and open up a wide range of career opportunities in an interdisciplinary work environment.

Discover the benefits of our M.Sc. Applied Health Informatics and Digital Medicine degree program

Our M.Sc. Applied Health Informatics and Digital Medicine degree program offers a wide range of benefits and allows you to apply your skills and knowledge in medical informatics.

  • Acquire and deepen important competencies for your professional development and open up new career opportunities for yourself
  • Make valuable contacts in a strong network

  • Benefit from the flexibility of a part-time degree program

  • Gain the skills to capture, merge, and cleanse medical data from multiple sources

  • Have in-depth medical and information technology expertise for medical decision support in diagnostics and therapeutics

  • Understand the architecture and management of complex information systems for high-quality information processing

  • Deal with the current ethical, legal and social aspects of medical informatics

The course is offered in cooperation with the University Hospital RWTH Aachen as a university maximum care provider and center for cutting-edge medicine and the Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen. The scientific direction is under Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Röhrig, Institute for Medical Informatics at RWTH Aachen University Hospital. The curriculum was developed with the close involvement of the institute, guaranteeing you excellent teaching.

Career prospects

With a Master’s degree in Applied Health Informatics, you will have numerous opportunities to work in an interdisciplinary work environment.

The field of activity includes the following areas

  • Data analysis to improve diagnosis and therapy

  • Analysis of data processes and medical decisions

  • Development and optimization of IT tools and processes for better data quality

  • Use and development of analytics for large medical data sets

With your knowledge and skills in Applied Health Informatics, you will help drive innovative healthcare solutions and improve the quality of patient care.

Open up new career prospects in the areas of

  • Healthcare institutions: You will work in product management, development, support, and sales to develop and deliver innovative health information solutions.

  • Clinics: You will be responsible for operations and (medical) controlling and contribute to the efficient management of resources and processes.

  • Software vendors: You will work in product management, development, support, and sales to develop and deliver innovative health informatics solutions.

  • Science and research: You will build and operate research infrastructures and use their data analysis skills to gain new insights into medical research.

One course – numerous options: The choice is yours!

The duration of the program is four semesters. A blended learning approach, combining digital teaching with short face-to-face sessions, allows you to get the maximum amount of academic and practical training while limiting your time away from home and work.

The master’s program consists of 12 modules. Each module includes live online seminars as well as hands-on training and lectures in Aachen. The attendance days are organized in blocks that take place 2-3 times per semester.

Each module is supported by digital teaching and learning content, which can be accessed flexibly in order to optimally integrate the master’s program into everyday working life. The last semester is dedicated to the preparation and writing of the Master’s thesis.

Specialise in your area of interest: In the third semester, you can choose your four favourites from nine different elective modules and thus focus on your individual areas of interest.

Become part of the digital transformation!

Admission requirements

  • First academic degree e.g. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in computer science, mathematics or natural sciences or completed medical studies

  • At least 1 year of medical informatics work experience

  • Language skills in English (Level B2)

How the application process works

The application process is 100% digital.

  • Certificate of graduation from the university
  • Transcript of records from the university
  • Proof of at least 1 year of work experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of English language skills (level B2)

If your documents are not issued in German or English, you must have them translated into German or English by a certified translator.

Do you want to shape the future of digital medicine?

Apply now!

Do you have any further questions?

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Antonia Mork
Study Course Manager