Biomedical Imaging, M.Sc. | Åbo Akademi University | Turku, Finland
24 months
12000 EUR/year
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The Biomedical Imaging programme of Åbo Akademi University covers a range of subjects from microscopic applications to cell biology, anatomy and physiology, nanomedicine or biophysics – depending on the area of imaging specialization.


In the Biomedical Imaging programme of Åbo Akademi University students will gain an understanding into the theoretical and practical processes of a wide range of biomedical imaging technologies, with a heavy focus on the interdisciplinary nature of the field.

In addition, students are given the opportunity to specialize in targeted areas of biomedical imaging through their choice of minor subject studies. Students will also gain practical experience in working in a research group while doing an internship and writing their master’s thesis. All of these components will provide students with a strong basis for further studies in an academic and professional context.

The courses are given by the two universities in Turku (Åbo Akademi University and University of Turku), with well-equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities. Lecturers and experts from a broad international network of top-ranking experts in imaging will be invited to participate in ongoing workshops, laboratory courses, seminars and symposia.

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme, our students have gone on to work in a number of diverse roles within the biomedical and scientific sectors. Many of our students have continued to study at PhD level with success in a wide variety of fields ranging from biosciences to dentistry. Additionally, our students have obtained roles as imaging core facility personnel and lab technicians. A small sample of the titles obtained by our students include Multimedia Producer at the Institute of Biomedicine, Euro-BioImaging Node Technician, and Coordinator at Turku BioImaging.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cell biology, laboratory work and biophysics
  • Electron microscopy
  • Cellular imaging and fluorescence in bioanalytical research
  • Biomedical and in vivo imaging
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Bioimage informatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme is open to those who have sufficient background knowledge in medical, biological and/or natural sciences and completed a lower university degree equivalent to a Finnish B.Sc. degree (180 ECTS) in Life Sciences or in a relevant field (biomedical or medical sciences, physics, engineering or chemistry).

  • The Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging is a joint programme offered by both Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku. In order to increase the chances of being admitted to these programmes, applicants are advised to apply to both Åbo Akademi University and the partner university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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