Study programm

Data is the new oil”. The MSc HMDA aims to provide an innovative European program with a profound education in HMDA and hands-on entrepreneurship training. Both will be addressed from an innovative, user-centered perspective, enabling students to identify market demands and respond to them by using top-notch technical skills. The core consists of competencies in data science (acquisition, storing, pre-processing, modeling). The specializations will turn students into experts in a specific discipline, such as bioinformatics, medical signaling or knowledge extraction. They receive a state-of-the-art education in innovation and entrepreneurship tailored to healthcare, allowing them to identify opportunities and execute a project from the business perspective (value proposition canvas, stakeholder management, business plan, etc.). The HMDA core and specializations and the I&E component all share the goal of exploiting value from data in clinical and non-clinical settings.


The MSc HMDA is a cooperation between the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Técnico Superior de Lisboa (IST) and the Friedrich-Alexander Universitiy in Erlangen (FAU). This enables you to do online courses at all 4 Universities and take part in the EIT Summer school. Your 3rd semester can be abroad at one of the partner universities to have a full semester of mobility to focus on one of the specializations offered by our partners. All programs are aligned with a common structure, which means your academic achievements will be accredited at FAU. For your semester abroad, a mobility scholarship can be granted.

The module handbooks provide further information on the planned modules and specializations offered by each university:


If you are interested in an internship we have a number of partners and companies that cooperate with us:

List of internships providers


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