The MAIA (Joint Master Degree in MedicAl Imaging and Applications) master is a 2 years’ joint master degree (120 ECTS) coordinated by the University of Girona (UdG, Spain) and with the University of Bourgogne (uB, France) and the Università Degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale (UNICLAM, Italy) as partners. The master's is structured in four semesters: in the first semester, students study in uB the introductory subjects on image processing and medical imaging, in the second semester they all move to UNICLAM for acquiring knowledge on more advanced subjects in computer vision and pattern recognition. In the third semester, students visit UdG for more applied modules on computer-aided diagnosis and medical applications. Finally, during the fourth semester, students develop their master thesis in any of the universities of the consortia or collaborating institutions (research centers, universities, or companies) working in the field of medical imaging and its applications.
The key characteristic of the mobility scheme of the JMD is that students move in a cohort from one university to the other, semester after semester. This group mobility, in contrast with option-based mobility, permits the creation of a spirit de corps and a true class which facilitates the belonging and integration to the master and leads to an authentic MAIA identity. Moreover, having an integrated student group further enhances intercultural awareness and increases the self-empowerment and self-esteem of its members.
In addition, the mobility scheme has been organized in line with the educational progress scheme to achieve improved learning: the university in which each semester is held has been chosen taking the expertise and the research/educational facilities and the equipment into account. For instance, UB has state-of-the-art facilities in medical imaging and acquisition systems, UNICLAM will develop machine learning and optimization strategies and finally, UdG will focus more on CAD development and specific applications.
Being exposed to three different European countries and providing the Local Culture modules with language facilities in each of the universities, MAIA students will develop improved foreign language competencies in French, Spanish/Catalan, and Italian and a better awareness of the European project, culture, and EU values.
Moreover, the additional optional mobility in the fourth semester to perform the MSc thesis in collaborating European research groups or companies enhances even more aspects such as intercultural awareness, employability, and career prospects, and provides increased motivation for further education and training in terms of conventional or industrial PhDs.
In summary, the acquired knowledge and transversal competencies through this individual and characteristic mobility scheme will be very important assets for the students for their future employability and career prospects, as those are aspects that companies and research institutions value in recent graduates.
This master’s degree is the right degree not just for holders of a bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering but also in closely related fields in either Engineering (e.g., Electrical, Industrial and Telecommunications Engineering) or Science (e.g., Mathematics and Physics) who pursue a deeper knowledge of information technology and its applications.
Program Countries EU: 9,000 € - 4.500€/year per student
Partner Countries Non-EU: 11,000 € - 5.500€/year per student
Registration in the three host institutions, including academic resources and services of the three universities
Full insurance coverage
Fees do not include:
Sworn translations and other administrative procedures
Issuance of the diploma (Joint Master Degree)
Erasmus + Grants
The EMJMD scholarships are including student participation costs (including the tuition fees, full insurance coverage, and any other mandatory costs related to student participation in the course), a contribution to student travel and installation cost, and a subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study program.
The documentation required is as follows:
Letter of application outlining rationale for wanting to undertake the program (letter of motivation)
Certified copy of the University Bachelor Degree or equivalent with Final Academic Transcript (English translation)* – if you do not get your BSc by the application deadline, you must provide a certificate that proves you are registered in the last year of your BSc
Certificate issued by the home university that allows admission to postgraduate studies
Proof of level of competency in English: The minimum required level for the English language is CEFR B2 proved by official English Certificates as Cambridge English Language Assessment (FCE, IELTS), TOEFL iBT, APTIS, the University of Oxford (send an email to our contact address if you have another test). Applicants with scores lower than the minimum requirement will not be considered for selection. We need to be strict on this point since English is the medium of instruction of the course.
2 names of referees and their addresses, preferably from the university or Institute that awarded the first degree. We will be requesting them to fill an evaluation form and send us a letter of recommendation
A copy of a valid ID document and/or passport
1 current passport-size photograph.
*Note that, at the selection stage, certified copies are not compulsory (a copy without certification is sufficient). Likewise, translated documents are not necessary as long as the original documents are written in English, Spanish, or Catalan.
** Once you are selected by the consortia:
you must access the pre-registration application form at UdG and fill in all the information requested. This step is mandatory for all students to be formally accepted into the master’s program.
You should ask for a document with the grade point average equivalence of your foreign marks into the Spanish System, from the “Ministerio de Educación Cultura y Deporte”.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Read carefully the list of documents and make sure you attached everything to your application, including translations. NO DOCUMENT may be sent by post or email at that stage.
Scholars (visiting professors) can apply for scholarships to teach and give seminars in the MAIA Master. The minimum stay is 2 weeks to 3 months. Application is by e-mail (do not use the online application), submit the following documentation to email@example.com
Letter of application outlining rationale for wanting to be a visiting scholar in the program. The applicant should emphasize the field (research, teaching, or both) he would like to be involved in and the activities he/she is planning to deliver.
Proof of competency in English for teaching purposes
A copy of a valid ID document and passport