MSc Health Information Management

What does the Master's programme in Health Information Management cost, are there tuition fees?

All students at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts currently pay a semester fee, which costs about 430 Euros depending on the location. The semester fee includes the GVH ticket as well as the Niedersachsenticket of the DB and other providers. These allow you to travel for free anywhere in the Federal State of Lower Saxony, Bremen and Hamburg excluding high speed trains (IC, ICE etc.).

Where can I find information about the semester dates?

Under the semester dates page you can find all relevant information.

When is the registration deadline for enrolment?

Admission is possible every year during the summer semester. The application for the summer semester must be received by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover by January 15 of the respective year. The application is made online.

How can I apply?

For your online application please use the application form.

How and where can I get advice on whether this programme is the "right" one for me?

Prospective students are welcome to send open questions to mmi@hs-hannover.de. We answer the incoming questions as soon as possible.
In addition, the programme director Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fortwengel provides consultation. 

How long does the study programme take?

The standard period of study is three semesters. In the first two semesters students attend courses in the form of seminars and project work. The 3rd semester is dedicated to writing the Master's thesis.

Who can study the degree programme MSc Health Information Management?

The Master's programme is designed for the following target groups:

Those interested in the fields of medical computer science, computer science with focus on medical computer science, medical documentation and computer science, information management in health care, bio-/natural sciences, medicine, pharmacy, health economics, public health and information management
The thematic focus on information management in health services research and clinical research and pharmacovigilance enables a tailor-made study orientation. A central approach of the training programme is the qualification on a scientific level combined with applied practice, which is obligatory e.g. as a project study in the focus area in the second semester.

Where can I work after I graduate?

The Master's programme provides students with the qualification for later management and leadership functions and specialised high-level activities in health information management of hospitals and other health care facilities as well as clinical research and drug safety with a focus on data and quality management. We consider the career prospects for management and leadership functions in health information management to be excellent and the demand is likely to increase in the future.

Do I have to complete a compulsory internship during my studies?

No, a mandatory internship is not planned. However, it is always advisable to establish contacts with companies or potential employers that interest you during your studies. Perhaps you will have the opportunity to write your thesis there later.

Are there any specialisation areas?

Yes, one of four specialisations can be studied:

    • Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance
    • Healthcare and Health Services Research