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Short Facts

Academic Degree:In Austria: Master of Arts
In the Netherlands: Master of Science
In Italy: Laurea Magistrale
In Norway: Master of Philosophy

Duration:4 semesters incl. Master thesis and final exams
Prerequisites:• University bachelor’s degree (including a specialization/major)
• Motivation letter
• Internationally recognized English language proficiency test

Next start:Fall 2017
Application:ongoing
Language:English

Research & Development

The department has a strong emphasis on research at the interface of multiple disciplines and development of practical solutions in health and social care. In its scholarly efforts the interdisciplinary faculty of the department and its network brings in a variety of academic backgrounds into the department’s R&D strategy such as Economics, Business and Management, Medicine, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Information Technology, Statistics, Psychology, Ethics and Law. Central to the department’s applied research activities are the focus on implementation research and the close cooperation with our research partners:

  • Medizinische Universität Innsbruck (Medical University of Innsbruck)
  • Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger (Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions)
  • Tiroler Gebietskrankenkasse (Tyrolean Sickness Fund)
  • Land Tirol (Government of the Province of the Tyrol, Departments for Health and Social Affairs)
  • Diakonie Rosenheim
  • Dachverband Selbsthilfe Tirol (Umbrella organization of patient self-help support groups Tyrol)
  • itSV-GmbH - IT Services of the Austrian Social Security Providers
  • AKS - Arbeitskreis für Vorsorge- und Sozialmedizin Vorarlberg (Agency for Preventive and Social Medicine Vorarlberg)
  • IfS - Institut für Sozialdienste Vorarlberg, Austria (Institute for Social Services of the province Vorarlberg)
Research fields:
  • Implementation Research
  • Health Services Research
  • Cross Border Care
  • Health and Social Management
  • Communication and Change Management
  • Person-centered Health Care