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MSc Medical Informatics

Apply digital techniques and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Key data

Master of Science in Medical Informatics
ECTS points
Studying mode
Full- and part-time
School days
Monday to Saturday
3 semesters (fulltime)
Teaching language
Stay abroad
Application fee
CHF 200


The deadline for applications for the autumn semester is 30 April of the relevant year.

Two specialisations

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Combining the expertise of medical doctors with the power of AI is the key to unlocking the full potential of modern medicine.

Dr. Uri Nahum, Dean of Master in Medical Informatics


Students will be working on current innovative projects at the interface between healthcare, computer science and economics. As a result, they will acquire knowledge in order to implement and develop digitalization in the health sector. As masters’ graduates they can take on tasks related to the application of artificial intelligence in drug discovery and personalized medicine, hospital information systems and economic processes. Possible employers are hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, federal institutions or insurance companies.


At least highly-qualified graduates are admitted to the master’s programme if they

  • have acquired a Bachelor's degree in life sciences, health sciences, computer sciences, information systems and/or a doctor in medicine  and have achieved grade A, B or ≥ 4.8  (≥ good)
  • or have an equivalent educational background and professional experience (college or university degree)
  • and successfully passed the interview
  • and have very good command of the English language.

Pre-masters’ courses are offered for students who lack some of the prior knowledge required. These can be declared by the Admissions Committee as a prerequisite to starting the programme. The courses begin before the start of the semester and are free of charge.

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
More information about the location

FHNW School of Business, Olten

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Business Riggenbachstrasse 16 CH - 4600 Olten