Health care delivery is changing rapidly. Digital technologies are having an enormous impact on individual health and society’s well-being. Innovations are needed to solve the future challenges of health care delivery.
Digital Health master’s programme gives you the skills and interdisciplinary knowledge to implement new technologies in health care and provides practical examples of health care innovation and digitalisation.
The studies include best practices of e-health implementation from Estonia and abroad and provide you with the relevant change management skills to contribute to health care systems’ improvement.
There are many great examples, where digital and e-health services operate well and bring value. For example, the Estonian digital prescribing system provides seamless prescription management to the whole population and the country-wide EHR connects 100% of all health care providers for efficient patient data sharing. There are also growing digital health start-ups, of which a number have been founded by previous students of Digital Health master’s programme.
Digital Health is a unique master’s programme in Europe that provides interdisciplinary knowledge on digital technologies, innovation and change management of health care. It relies on the best practices of health care digital transformation and e-health innovations from Estonian e-health system and international successes.
Why this programme?
Skills and knowledge for implementing new innovative technologies in health care.
Experience and examples of countrywide e-health implementation in Estonia.
You learn to understand how healthcare, IT and medicine interact.
Most of the lectures will take place in the Business and Innovation Centre Mektory.
Events and have site-visits help you to get the first-hand experience from different healthcare, medical and digital health companies.
Students for TalTech international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. Online interview will be conducted only to candidates who have passed the preliminary evaluation. The maximum score is 20 points, the threshold score for admission is 10 points.
Programme specific requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Health, Social, Natural Sciences, IT, Public Administration, Economics or Law.
In order to qualify for the studies at Tallinn University of Technology, an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.
Please include the following:
The interest of health care technology and e-health and clearly defined motivation to study in the master's program;
Analytical argumentation about the challenges that health care systems are facing and your opinion about the possibilities of e-health in overcoming those challenges, including specific examples of successful implementation of e-health services;
Possible master's thesis topics and research interests in Digital Health.
NB! It is important to properly cite and reference any sources used in your motivation letter (quotations, publications, ideas etc. that are not your own). Neglecting the rules of referencing and citation is considered plagiarism and will result in the disqualification of your application.
Positive scale: 5-10 points
The aim of the interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course.
Questions are composed to assess your:
intellectual flexibility, communication and analytical skills;
motivation to study;
abilities of methodical and creative thinking.
Duration of the interview is 10-20 minutes.
Positive scale: 5-10 points
GRE General Test
In order to apply a candidate is required to present a Test-taker Score Report of the GRE General Test. The test has to be completed but there is no threshold score required for this programme.
An applicant must upload the Score Report to the online application system and order the score to be sent electronically directly to TalTech by the Educational Testing Service. GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code for Tallinn University of Technology is 5019.
Please find more information about the GRE General Test here: https://www.ets.org/gre/
During the studies, we put a lot of effort in connecting you to different industry partners, digital health companies, government institutions and start-ups.
A high number of our alumni have started work or have interned in digital health companies, IT-companies developing applications and systems in healthcare, in government institutions, in start-ups or in healthcare provider organisations.
Most of the jobs are involved in changing the current processes of health care and digitalising health care delivery for improved quality and access. Many of our alumni are working in or have co-founded digital health start-ups. This shows the need for innovation and new technologies in healthcare.
"Studying at TalTech was one of the best choices of my life. I graduated cum laude from Digital Health. The programme is based on real examples, the students are shown how IT affects the health care system and they study how to build an e-health environment and implement Telemedicine solutions step-by-step. I was also able to participate and develop different projects, the most successful of which was “LifeInU”, a home-monitoring system for pregnant women. This project of ours was very successful and won the Tallinn Tech MEKTORY competition, which gave my group members and I the possibility to go to Silicon Valley, United States." - Nino Chaligava, Georgia