Bioinformatics - Master's Programme, 60 ECTS

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Prerequisite is a full Bachelor’s degree in biology (or a related subject in the so-called life sciences) or computer science. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 or the equivalent.

Master of Science
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The bioinformatics masters programme will provide you with a broad specialist competence in bioinformatics. You will also develop your own individual ability to solve problems related to biology, to plan and carry out analyses on molecular biology and biomedical data, and to collect, process and critically judge results from such data.

What will you study?

The curriculum contains courses focusing on analysis of large-scale molecular biological and biomedical data, bioinformatics algorithms as well as research and development in bioinformatics. There is a computer science part of the programme, where you will concentrate on courses in Perl programming as well as the statistical language R, which are both highly used in bioinformatics. You will also carry out a master's degree project in the field of bioinformatics.
During your studies, lectures will be mixed with computer laboratory work. You will learn how to use various computerized tools for compiling and analyzing data from research projects and biological experiments, and to use various methods for analysis, for example sequence analysis and gene expression analysis.
The language of tuition is English.

After completed studies

Bioinformatics is a cross-disciplinary field in close connection with research in the life sciences. Therefore, a large proportion of the students who have successfully completed their bioinformatics masters degrees have found positions as PhD students in various universities, both in Sweden and internationally. Some former students now work as bioinformatics managers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. In addition, some of our former students now work as lecturers, teaching bioinformatics courses in universities or colleges.

Practical information

You can also have a look at www.studyinsweden.se for information about studying in Sweden.

Prerequisite is a full Bachelor’s degree in biology (or a related subject in the so-called life sciences) or computer science. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 or the equivalent.

Master of Science
spring -15Old Study Plans

DAN LUNDH

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