M.Sc. On Campus

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

ITMO University

24 months
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The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program at ITMO University trains a new generation of professionals capable of developing and applying bioinformatics methods to solve unconventional problems arising in fundamental and experimental biology. 


Currently, computational methods are widely used in biology mostly due to the fact that research inevitably comes with Big Data. Thus, future specialists need to possess the skills to be able to work with large amounts of data and to interpret them correctly. 

Benefits of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program at ITMO University

  • The program is conducted in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Institute in St. Petersburg and International Laboratory “Computer Technologies” at ITMO;

  • Students will work together with some of the best computer science experts from ITMO and biology specialists from all over the world;

  • Students have the opportunity to do their internships at major research institutions and laboratories, as well as work on projects under the supervision of world-class professors from Washington University in St. Louis, Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, etc.

Career Options: 

Graduates of the program will become bioinformatics experts working in the fields of personalized medicine, pharmacy, biotechnology, software development, and many others. Moreover, specialists with a Master’s degree may further pursue their academic careers by entering leading PhD programs in Systems Biology.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Statistics 

  • Discrete Mathematics 

  • Python Programming 

  • Biotechnology 
  • Molecular Phylogenetics 

  • Metagenomics

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

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of Biological/Computer Sciences (or related fields) with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English

Tuition Fee

  • Tuition Fee: TBA

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /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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