In the Master Programme in Bioinformatics - Biology Background from Uppsala University , theory and practice from various fields of science such as mathematics, computer science and biology are combined. You will meet researchers working towards advancing the knowledge within each respective field, and there will be considerable opportunities where you can contribute to the rapid development of bioinformatics.
You will gain hands-on experience in research groups where you could further develop a programme for analysis of new pharmaceutical candidates, analyse large scale sequence data from complex environments, populations and human cancers or produce a programme module for analysis of suitable target molecules for a diagnostic tool.
Depending on your chosen specialisation in the second year, you may work with research and development in: research laboratories, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies and software companies with specialisation in bioinformatics applications.
The job market is international since methods and problems are similar in all parts of the world. Our research departments have cooperation agreements worldwide, and their contact networks will be a valuable resource for you.
Rapid developments in the field of biotechnology entail that the demand for bioinformatics competence is increasing, particularly in academic research and at hospitals, but also in government agencies and the private sector.
Programme StructureCourses included:
- Programming, Scientific Computing and Statistics
- Database Design
- Programming in Python
- Molecular Biology, Genetics and Evolution
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Informatics & Information Technology Bioinformatics & Biostatistics View 27 other Masters in Informatics & Information Technology in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:
- 45 credits in biology with 30 hp in molecular biology, cell biology, evolution and/or genetics; and
- 15 credits in mathematics/statistics.
Students are selected based on:
- a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
- a statement of purpose (1 page).
International13813 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27627 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
- Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000
Living costs for Uppsala
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.