M.Sc. On Campus


University of Bergen

24 months
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Bioinformatics degree offered by the University of Bergen gives substantial knowledge and advanced skills in bioinformatics, systems biology, analysis of molecular biology data as well as substantial skills in related programming.


Key facts

The Master's Degree Programme in Informatics is not available for international applicants residing abroad.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Bioinformatics, University of Bergen's students are also given an introductory overview of specialized areas such as biology and medicine. In their Master's programme, the students are given a thorough introduction to scientific working principles, e.g., taking state-of-the-art research into account and presenting their own work.


Visualization is a field of increasing relevance in molecular life science and its applications for example within medicine and environmental science. Advanced algorithms and methods from machine learning and data analysis are used to process and analyze large complex data sets. Data may come from measurements such as sequencing of DNA or RNA or measurements of protein abundance and activity. Molecular biology data are typically analyzed together with more high-level information for example about disease, response to treatment, or other parameters. Within bioinformatics we develop and apply methods for processing analyzing and presenting molecular biology data. Examples of applications are within personalized medicine prediction of response to treatment, within ecology analysis of molecular data reflecting species abundance in an environmental sample.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algorithms
  • Basics of Bioinformatics Sequence Analysis
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Genomics and Transcriptomics
  • Biomolecules

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Computing
  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology
  • Bachelor degree in Communication Systems 

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
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