M.Sc. On Campus


Leiden University

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Bioinformatics MSc programme at Leiden University integrates concepts and methods from both mathematics and computer science with (molecular) biology and biochemistry.


This Bioinformatics MSc programme at Leiden University focuses on research, development and application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioral and health data. 

This includes many aspects from acquiring to analyzing and to visualizing data. The specialisation also deals with the development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modelling and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, behavioural, and social systems.

Do you want to contribute to the identification of new fundamental computer science principles and the development of new informatics tools? Do you like to address issues such as data capturing, data warehousing, data analysis and data mining within a marriage of disciplines? Then the master’s specialisation in Bioinformatics at Leiden University is the right choice.

Career Opportunities

  • Your job perspectives with a master's degree in Computer Science are excellent and diverse. 
  • They range from software engineer to product manager, from researcher to IT-manager, and from engineering to financial applications, from business intelligence specialist to service manager or consultant. 
  • And the demand is constantly growing. With this education, 96.9% of all graduates have a full-time job, and they find a job within an average time of 1.3 months.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advances in Data Mining
  • Computational Molecular Biology
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Deep Learning
  • Bio-Modeling
  • Image Analysis with Applications in Microscopy

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

  • For this Master’s programme, this means that students are allowed to complete their Bachelor’s programme during the 2020-2021 academic year and will already be allowed to start  the  Master’s  programme on  1 September 2020. The following additional conditions apply: 

    • students must have a minimum of 150 ECTS to be able to apply,
    • the missing 30 ECTS must include the final bachelor’s project.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 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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