Health Care Technology (HCT) is a unique Master’s programme in Europe and Estonia is the first country to start teaching Health Care Technology in such an all-inclusive form. HCT focuses on the combination of academic and practical skills and the lecturers are mostly from the industry, bringing the latest knowledge and experience to the students.

Main specialisations

Health Care Technology; Occupational Health and Ergonomics


Specialisation in Health Care Technology

Health Care Technology speciality is for people who are interested in healthcare management combined with information technology and innovation. Not just creating new eHealth applications, but making sure it is humanly, financially, economically viable.

Specialisation in Occupational Health and Ergonomics

Occupational Health and Ergonomics speciality are for people who are interested in health and safety management, ergonomics and designing innovative workplaces, promoting work-life quality, productivity and employees’ wellbeing.

The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:

  • General Studies (18 ECTS)
  • Basic Studies (30 ECTS)
  • Specialisation in Health Care Technology or Occupational Health and Ergonomics (31 ECTS)
  • Practice (6 ECTS)
  • Free Choice Courses (5 ECTS)
  • Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)

Why this speciality?

  • The programme teaches to understand how healthcare, IT, medicine and occupational health work together;
  • In addition to TalTech auditoriums, lectures will take place in the Business and Innovation Centre Mektory with different laboratories and classrooms. Additionally, students have site visits to get first-hand experience with different healthcare, medical and occupational organisations;
  • A mandatory internship that can be done abroad.

Future career

Alumni of the specialisation in Health Care Technology work in healthcare organisation management, in IT development companies that develop healthcare applications and systems, laboratory management, rehabilitation management and as academics at the university. Alumni of Occupational Health and Ergonomics work in management of health and safety, working life quality, ergonomics, occupational health services and as academics at the university.

Programme specific requirements

Bachelor's degree in Health, Social, Natural Sciences, IT, Public Administration, Economics or Law.

Motivation letter

  • Please include the following:
    • Clearly defined perspectives and motivation to study in health care technology master's program;
    • HCT specialisation: logical, analytical and comprehensive analysis of e-health developments of the specific country (or countries) that the candidate chooses to take as an example;
    • OHSE specialisation: comprehensive analysis of the new challenges in working life;
    • Possible Master's Thesis topics or research interests in health care technology;
    • To develop the problem-solving abilities in healthcare and innovative new ideas;
    • Grammatically fluent and correct English.

Grading scale: 0-5

PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.

Online interview

The aim of the interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course.

  • Questions are composed to assess your:
    • problem-solving abilities;
    • intellectual flexibility and analytical skills;
    • assimilation of new ideas and information.

The length of an interview vary between 10-12 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for.

Grading scale: 0-5

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 for the motivation letter and online interview is 10 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 7 points is admitted.

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Last updated November 16, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2, 2019
2 years
6,000 EUR
First year tuition fee non-EU | EU: Free
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