Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Master of Science: Digital Health

Program overview

  • Title: Digital Health
  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Standard length of studies: 4 semesters (full-time), suitable for part-time study
    (more info here)
  • Credits: 120
  • Language of instruction: English (C1)
  • Start of studies: Winter Semester
  • Application deadline: June 1st
  • Costs: No tuition (only University of Potsdam's semester fees)
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The progressive digitalization of the medical field will dramatically continue to alter the health care landscape in the years to come. Technical innovations in the fields of hardware and software will allow more personalized prevention, diagnoses and therapies—which will mean better healthcare and lower costs in the long run. At its new Digital Health Cluster, Hasso Plattner Institute bundles its research and teaching, bringing together scientists and stakeholders from the areas of IT and medicine.

You already hold a first professional, academic qualification, e.g. a bachelor’s degree, and have completed your first degree in a major that is fundamentally related to the program, such as IT systems engineering, computer science, bio-informatics, medicine, medical science, or pharmacy. You have an English language proficiency level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Are you also interested in our special study goals and course contents? Then, we look forward to receiving your application!

At HPI, students learn in small groups with the close support of their professors. It is possible for students to commence their studies in the winter semester. The eligibility of applications is determined by the Admissions Committee of the Hasso Plattner Institute.

Video: HPI Student Stories - Juan about his Digital Health Master‘s Degree

Study Content

The Master of Science in Digital Health is a four-semester program at the Faculty of Digital Engineering, a faculty jointly founded by the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the University of Potsdam (UP).

During their studies, students acquire the skills to analyze, design and implement complex and secure IT systems and infrastructures in the healthcare field. They further deal with ethical and legal issues of relevance in the conception of health systems.

Master’s graduates can apply their interdisciplinary skills to leadership roles in research or industry in a variety of ways. The healthcare and health management sectors offer exciting and ‘future-proof’ career perspectives for degree holders. Along with an excellent professional education in IT Systems Engineering, HPI places great importance on teaching the interdisciplinary and key competencies (soft skills) that play a vital role in the successful management of large, networked IT projects.

Entrepreneurship topics and the innovation method of Design Thinking can also be taken individually.

Career Perspectives for Master‘s Students

The interdisciplinary, English-language, master’s program in digital health is aimed at  computer science and medical students who want to work as highly qualified experts in the health sector, at the interface between IT, computer science and medicine.

Master’s graduates can use their interdisciplinary skills as leaders in research or business with an application focus on the health sector in multiple ways, including the areas of health economy and healthcare provision. 

Compulsory Modules

Specialization Areas

Digital Health Project Lab

Model Curriculum: Master Digital Health

Scope of Master's Program

Study requirements and application