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Bioinformatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Skövde, Sweden
Bioinformatics degree offered by the University of Skövde will provide you with a broad specialist competence in bioinformatics. You will also develop your own individual ability to solve problems related to biology, to plan and carry out analyses on molecular biology and biomedical data, and to collect, process and critically judge results from such data.
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Overview

The focus of your studies

Bioinformatics degree offered by the University of Skövde contains courses focusing on analysis of large-scale molecular biological and biomedical data, bioinformatics algorithms as well as research and development in bioinformatics. 

There is a computer science part of the programme, where you will concentrate on courses in Perl programming as well as the statistical language R, which are both highly used in bioinformatics. You will also carry out a master's degree project in the field of bioinformatics.

During your studies, lectures will be mixed with computer laboratory work. You will learn how to use various computerized tools for compiling and analyzing data from research projects and biological experiments, and to use various methods for analysis, for example sequence analysis and gene expression analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatic Analysis with Perl
  • Bioinformatics concepts and methods
  • Bioinformatics - the research process
  • Bioinformatics analysis
  • Master Degree Project in Bioinformatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    90

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    575

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General Requirements

  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree from your country/countries of study.
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. 
  • Proof of English language skills
  • In order to speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.
  • For most master's level courses and programmes, the requirement is also the equivalent of English 6/English Course B, though some may require a lower or higher level of English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12310 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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International Students
  • Programmes in price bracket 2 (P2): 130,000 SEK (per academic year – 60 ECTS)

Living costs for Skövde

  • 6850 - 9320 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University of Skövde offers a number of scholarships to students who are attending an international master's programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees. If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about the scholarships they provide.

1. UHR Scholarships for master's students

The University of Skövde administrates some scholarships funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) to students liable to pay tuition fees attending a master's programme at the University. The scholarships are partial tuition fee waivers (50% of the tuition fee). The amount will be automatically deducted from the tuition fee when you receive your invoice. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.

2. HS Scholarships for master's students

The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students attending a master's programme at the University who are liable for tuition fees. The scholarships consist of tuition fee waivers of 25,000 SEK per semester, and the amount will be automatically deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.

Conditions: Both UHR and HS Scholarships can be extended to a subsequent academic semester provided that the student’s study results are satisfactory. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merit. The scholarships can only be awarded to tuition-paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fee yourself, and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden.

How to apply for UHR and HS scholarships at the University of Skövde

  • First apply for one of studies at the University via University Admissions. You must apply for one of our master’s programmes at the Swedish official online application service University Admissions.

  • Then apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde by filling in the online scholarship application form available on this webpage. Please note that you will need to provide us with the application number you received from the University Admissions website.

3. Scholarships for bachelor's students

Tuition-fee paying students attending an international bachelor’s programme at the University of Skövde will have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for their third year of studies in Skövde. The scholarship granting criterion will be based on the students’ merits and grade results during their first two years of studies at our University.

4. Other types of scholarships for international students

4.1. Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute offers a range of scholarships for students coming to study in Sweden. For more information about SI's scholarships, please contact the Swedish Institute directly.

4.2. Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about which scholarships they provide. The University of Skövde is part of the Erasmus Programme, which means that if the University of Skövde has a bilateral Erasmus agreement with your home institution, then you might be able to study here with an Erasmus grant. We encourage you to pursue this option, since the Erasmus scholarships are often very generous.

4.3. Ciência sem Fronteiras - Science without Borders

The University of Skövde receives students with the scholarship Science without Borders, granted by the Brazilian government. More information about Science without Borders scholarships in Sweden here and on our website.

4.4. Erasmus Mundus Lamenitec Network

The University of Skövde participates in the Latin American Engineering and Information Technologies Network (LAMENITEC). More information about Erasmus Mundus LAMENITEC scholarships here.

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.

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