• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Digitalisation challenges social and health care activities as well as the way of thinking. A new approach to social and health care services means that the client/patient receives all information about him or her and is equally involved in the decision-making about his or her own care. The Digital Health programme is delivered by Savonia University of Applied Sciences.


Digitalisation does not, however, develop by itself but it requires multidisciplinary expertise to achieve commitment to change in the working life and to promote digitalisation actively. Digitalisation also offers possibilities for business intelligence. Health services in all EU countries have been available since the beginning of 2014, and digitalisation is introduced to add value to the cross-border services.

The Master’s Degree in Digital Health at Savonia University of Applied Sciences provide the graduates with skills needed for innovative development of digital social and health care services, service production, expert organisation management and for the development of service quality and management. The studies also prepare the students for planning, implementing and evaluating the social welfare and health care reform in different operational environments.

The studies are working-life focused and when choosing your thesis topic, you can take the development needs in your own work and work community into account and base your topic choice accordingly. It is also possible to do the thesis research to serve the needs of different partner organisations. In all assignment you are expected to use proven knowledge and apply the theory you learned into practice.

All studies are virtual and the student makes a personal study plan in collaboration with his/her tutoring teacher.

Programme Structure

The degree consists of 90 ECTS including 30 ECTS of common studies, 30 ECTS of field-specific professional studies and a thesis, 30 ECTs.

Professional studies include e.g. : 

  • Leadership and Technology in Supporting Staff and Client Participation
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Entrepreneurship
  • Integration of Mobile and IoT Applications
  • Cases and Personalised Technology/ Interactive Process Development
  • Managing Digitalised Health Services
  • Procurement Contracts, Protocols
  • Certified Devices and International Health Care Law
  • Security and Ethical Approaches in Digitalised Health Services

Common studies include e.g.: A Successful Organisation, Digitalised Operating Environments, Innovation, E-services and Business, Research-based Development

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Eligibility to Master's degree in Digital Health

You can apply to Master's degree in Digital Health if you have completed

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care, Registered Nurse.

In addition, you must have at least three years (36 months) of work experience from the field of Health Care, accumulated as from the date of award of the final Bachelor's degree certificate.

If you are applying with a non-Finnish degree certificate and/or work experience acquired outside Finland, you must submit copies of certificates used as the basis for the application to Savonia UAS Admission Services. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Kuopio

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


All non-EU/EEA students of Savonia UAS may apply for a scholarship after they have been admitted to fee-charging Bachelor or Master degree programmes and they have enrolled themselves as present. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 70% of the tuition fee; in the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee. To qualify for the scholarship after the first academic year, Bachelor students must earn at least 55 credits and Master students 30 credits of studies detailed in their personal study plan per academic year.

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