• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Bioinformatics is an extremely active, interdisciplinary field of research. As a student in the Bioinformatics programme at the University of Copenhagen, you will learn the fundamentals of bioinformatics, which include sequence analysis, protein and RNA structural analysis, genomics, phylogenetics, analysis of high-throughput data, machine learning methods, etc. You specialize within the fields of Computational Biology or Computer Science.

Competence Description

  • You will learn to control situations at work and in developments that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions
  • You will learn to individually initiate and complete collaborations and take professional responsibility
  • You will learn to find, extract, interpret and evaluate large dataset in complex biological processes
  • You will learn to individually take responsibility for your own scientific evolution and specialization

Career opportunities

Many MSc graduates in bioinformatics find employment in biotech companies. Many of our graduates so far have continued on to a PhD programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Sequence Analysis
  • Linux and Python Programming
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Statistics for Bioinformatics and eScience
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Population Genetics
  • Bioinformatics of High Throughput Analyses

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science or technical science from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities may also be admitted if the programme includes the following:

  • Courses in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits


  • Courses in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14746 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7373 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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