University of Potsdam

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The English-language master's degree program in Bioinformatics at the University of Potsdam provides the knowledge necessary to address the demands of analysis of biological systems together with data gathered with various technologies. The program is principally geared towards students with a bachelor's degree in life sciences, computer sciences, mathematics or physics. 


The master's degree program in Bioinformatics at the University of Potsdam, is an interdisciplinary, research-oriented program. The focus of the program is on systems biology, and is dedicated to the analysis of biological data and their integration in modeling of complex biological systems.

Further priorities are the use of bioinformatics methods in breeding high-yielding plants as well as in identifying the mechanisms of action of small molecules and their pharmacological applications.

Career opportunities

The master's degree program in bioinformatics aims at providing the basis for cross-disciplinary, independent research work.

The program further aims at preparing the students for their future endeavors at universities and research institutions, governmental agencies, in biotechnological or biomedical companies, as well as for their involvement in teaching and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Algorithmic and Mathematical Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics of Biological Sequences (Evolutionary Genomics)
  • Analysis of Cellular Networks
  • Introduction to Theoretical Systems Biology
  • Constraint-based Modeling of Cellular Networks
  • Data Integration in Cellular Networks
  • Advanced methods for Analysis of Biochemical networks
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Image Processing and Phenotyping in Bioinformatics
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning in Bioinformatics
  • Integration of cellular layers and systems
  • Practical sequence analysis
  • Introduction to databases and practical programming
  • Programming expertise
  • State of Art in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular, structural and evolutionary biology for informaticians

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applying for a master’s degree generally requires you to hold an undergraduate degree, such as a bachelor’s degree. Your degree can be in biology. Other successfully completed university degrees in bioinformatics, computer science, physics or mathematics, not related to teaching programs, and with at least 180 credit points also qualify you for admission, as long as at least 6 credit points in programming can be documented.
  • In order to be considered for the Bioinformatics master's degree program, you will also need English skills at B2 level, and, if German is not your native language, also German language skills commensurate with the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 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.

280 Euros per semester administrative fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

University of Potsdam


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!