M.Sc. On Campus


University of Copenhagen

24 months
14788 EUR/year
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As a student at the Bioinformatics programme at the University of Copenhagen, you learn to solve biological problems by combining mathematical and statistical calculation methods with computer science. 


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
  • Population Genetics
  • Bioinformatics of High Throughput Analyses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Bioinformatics.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of natural 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

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  • International

    14788 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7394 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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