• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master Programme in Bioinformatics - Computer Science Background from Uppsala University is designed for those of you who wish to focus on the exciting interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics, which combines computer sciences, mathematics and biology. 


The Master Programme in Bioinformatics - Computer Science Background from Uppsala University offers advanced courses in bioinformatics, where theory and practice from various fields of science such as mathematics, computer science and biology are combined. 

You will gain hands-on experience in a research group and be able to further develop a programme for analysis of new pharmaceutical candidates, or produce a programme module for analysis of suitable target molecules for a diagnostic tool.

The Master Programme in Bioinformatics will provide you with both theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular biology, data management and programming, as well as bioinformatics applications within these fields. Through project-based courses, you will also learn how to plan, execute and finalise projects.

The programme has courses together with the Master Programme in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering, specialising in Bioinformatics. Alumni from the programme have pursued successful careers mainly in academic research.


Currently, most of our alumni are working in research-related environments within the academy or in close cooperation with the university. Government agencies such as the Swedish National Food Administration and the Public Health Agency of Sweden are also pursuing exciting developments in the field of bioinformatics. The biotechnology industry and hospitals have an urgent and increasing need for bioinformaticians.You may work with research and development in: research laboratories, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies and software companies with specialisation in bioinformatics applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bioinformatics - Starting Course
  • Script Programming
  • Evolution: Causes and Consequences
  • Knowledge-Based Systems in Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Inference for Bioinformatics
  • Computer Assisted Image Analysis
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Information Management Systems
  • Large Datasets for Scientific Applications
  • Genome Analysis

                                                                    Detailed Programme Facts

                                                                    English Language Requirements

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                                                                    General Requirements

                                                                    A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.Also required is:

                                                                    • 30 credits in mathematics; and
                                                                    • 30 credits in computer science including 5 credits in database design.

                                                                    Students are selected based on:

                                                                    • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
                                                                    • a statement of purpose (1 page).

                                                                    Tuition Fee

                                                                    • International

                                                                      14088 EUR/year
                                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                                      Based on the original amount of 28171 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                                                                    • EU/EEA

                                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                                      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                                                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


                                                                    • Application Fee: SEK 900
                                                                    • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
                                                                    • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

                                                                    Living costs for Uppsala

                                                                    • 7620 - 12070 SEK/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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