M.Sc. On Campus

Bioinformatics - Bioscience Engineering

24 months
1862 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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The general objective of the Master's program of Science in Bioinformatics - Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University is gaining a better and preferentially more quantitative molecular understanding of cellular processes by integrating and modeling high throughput molecular data.


Key facts

As a student at Ghent University's Bioinformatics - Bioscience Engineering you will become an interdisciplinary scientist or engineer who can develop or use state-of-the art statistical and computer science techniques to mine molecular data in order to answer fundamental or applied biological and biomedical questions. Ghent University offers an interfaculty Master of Science in Bioinformatics programme, which - depending on the chosen track - can result in an Engineering or Bioscience Engineering degree.

The programme

  • offers a track tuned toward your specific interests and background that prepares you for different job profiles in the bioinformatics domain (respectively bioinformatics scientist and bioinformatics engineer);
  • offers both theoretical deepening and data analytical/ problem solving skills;
  • is embedded in a strong bioinformatics and biotechnology research environment, located at the Faculty of Sciences, Medicine, Bioscience Engineering and Engineering and Architecture and is affiliated with the VIB and IMEC.

Labour Market

Technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. The avalanche of molecular data enables key discoveries in biology, ecology and molecular evolution, drives innovation in biotech and pharma industry and supports medical and governmental decision making. However, the power of using these data for innovation depends on interdisciplinary skills to analyse, integrate and interpret the data.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Genomics
  • Applied High-throughput Analysis
  • Genome Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Integrative Biology
  • Design Project

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

  • Diploma equivalence of international bachelor's degree students will be checked by the OC on the base of their individual dossier.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /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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