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Medical informatics


The MSc in Medical informatics aims to be the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mindset to a career at the interface of healthcare and ICT. They will gain a deep understanding of healthcare processes and ICT technologies and challenged to solve real-life cases from our clinical and corporate health ICT partners. This all takes place at a vibrant academic hospital: Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, in Amsterdam.

UvA Open Day

On our Open Day page you can discover what Medical informatics is about and get inspired.

What is this programme about?

Students and lecturers from Medical Informatics tell you in this video what you can expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

The study programme

The focus of this master’s degree programme is the improvement of the results and quality of medical practice and advancement of the effectiveness of the healthcare process. Medical Informatics lies at the interface between pure and applied scientific research. With a strong emphasis upon interaction between insight, innovation and development on the one hand and practical applications on the other. 

Why study Medical Informatics at the UvA?

Real-world case studies and top-level guest lecturers

Customize the program with more than 16 elective courses

Strong practical and research focus with qualified staff

Highly ranked: 58th in world and 2nd in the Netherlands

After graduation

Practical input combined with high-quality academic education given by top-level (guest) lecturers and researchers is highly appreciated by the Health ICT business community. Overall, the career perspectives for MI graduates are good. Most of our students are offered work before they have graduated and received their degree.

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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
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