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Life Science Technologies

24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The Life Science Technologies programme from Aalto University educates a new generation of engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and academicians who are all committed to get people to live healthier lives. Life science technology can, for example, shape and equalize healthcare systems and lower the production costs of medicine.


Upon graduating from the Life Science Technologies programme from Aalto University, graduates will have:

  • A fundamental and applied knowledge of biological systems and phenomena in life sciences. Graduates possess a great amount of knowledge on current and emerging technologies for life sciences.
  • An understanding of how technology can be used to improve medicine and healthcare. Graduates will obtain skills to build tools that enable better diagnostics, therapies and care.
  • Strong technical toolset and foundation to build on. Graduates have a comprehensive foundation for further specialisation, such as PhD research leading to careers in biomedical research.

Career opportunities

Health technology is one of the most significant high-growth technology sectors both globally and in Finland. It is also one of the fastest growing high-tech export sectors in Finland, with 300 companies currently employing over 12 000 people. Students in the Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies carry out their studies in the Greater Helsinki region, which is one of the most important hubs in health technology in Northern Europe. 

According to HealthTech Finland, Finnish health tech companies often combine advanced technology including artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things, digital services, and information collected by national health authorities like genomic data. These products, services and solutions are also often based on new and innovative cooperation between the municipalities, hospital districts and private companies.

Typical career paths for graduates of the programme include:

  • Working in the R&D function of a global health tech company or a startup
  • Working in consultancy in the medical and health technology industry
  • Taking an academic path and becoming a researcher in the field

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics and Digital Health
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosensing and Bioelectronics
  • Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering
  • Complex Systems
  • Human Neuroscience and Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scanned colour copy of the original Bachelor’s degree certificate. 
  • Scanned colour copy of the original official transcript of study records.
  • If you have any other higher education degrees you wish to be taken into consideration in admissions, scanned colour copies of degree certificate and official transcript of records. 
  • Copy of a valid passport or an official government-issued identification card with photo and information on citizenship. 
  • Proof of language proficiency in the language of instruction of the study option. 
  • Portfolio (electronic). Most study options in the field of art and design, architecture and landscape architecture require an electronic portfolio in PDF-format. 
  • GMAT or GRE test (business and economics). GMAT or GRE scores for applicants to School of Business study options in admission group 2 or all applicants to the study option of Finance. See submission instructions: GMAT and GRE test.

Tuition Fee

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    15000 EUR/year
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Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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