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.
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 opportunitiesBioinformaticians 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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesBiology Health Informatics Bioinformatics View 17 other Masters in Biology in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
Citizens from OECD/DAC recognized developing countries (two left columns) pay a tuition fee of €939. For more information, visit www.kuleuven.be/tuitionfees
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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