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Bioinformatics - Computer Science Background

Uppsala University

24 months
Duration
13813 EUR/year
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About

If you have a computer science background and wish to focus on the exciting interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics, combining computer science, mathematics and biology, then the Master Programme in Bioinformatics - Computer Science Background from Uppsala University is for you.

Overview

In the Master Programme in Bioinformatics - Computer Science Background from Uppsala University theory and practice from various fields of science such as mathematics, computer science and biology are combined. During the programme, 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.

Career

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 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 Structure

Courses include:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Programming, Scientific Computing and Statistics
  • Database Design
  • Programming in Python
  • Molecular Biology, Genetics and Evolution
  • Script Programming

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13813 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27627 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

NON-EU/EEA:

  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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