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Bioinformatics

KU Leuven

M.Sc.
24 months
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About

The Master of Bioinformatics at KU Leuven is embedded in a strong bioinformatics research community in KU Leuven, who monthly meet at the Bioinformatics Interest Group. 

Overview

Bioinformaticians are distinguished by their ability to formulate biologically relevant questions, design and implement the appropriate solution by managing and analysing high-throughput molecular biological and sequence data, and interpret the obtained results.

Structure

This interdisciplinary two-year Bioinformatics at KU Leuven focuses on acquiring

  • basic background knowledge in diverse disciplines belonging to the field of bioinformatics, including statistics, molecular biology and computer science
  • expert knowledge in the field of bioinformatics
  • programming skills
  • engineering skills

Career opportunities

Bioinformaticians find careers in the life sciences domain in the broadest sense: industry, the academic world, health care, etc. The expanding need for bioinformatics in biological and medical research ensures a large variety of job opportunities in fundamental and applied research. 60% of our graduates start a PhD after graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Interactions: Theories and Methods
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Model Organisms
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Statistical Methods for Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning and Inductive Inference
  • Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • Support Vector Machines: Methods and Applications

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For all other KU Leuven bachelors or bachelors that were obtained outside the KU Leuven: admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file.
  • All applicants who have not obtained a previous diploma in a programme taught in English in Australia, English-speaking Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must submit a certificate proving their proficiency in English. 

Tuition Fee

Citizens from OECD/DAC recognized developing countries (two left columns) pay a tuition fee of €939. For more information, visit www.kuleuven.be/tuitionfees

Funding

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