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Bioinformatics And Systems Biology

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The Bioinformatics And Systems Biology study programme from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is highly interdisciplinary, combining knowledge from fields such as molecular biology, genetics, computer science, mathematics, and statistics. 

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Bioinformatics is a field of research focusing on computational analysis of biological data. It is an essential competence, as almost all biomedical research today involves the use of bioinformatics. 

In contrast to the past focus on single genes or proteins, systems biology is a field of research which focuses on understanding entire biological systems—such as protein complexes, metabolic pathways, or gene regulatory networks. 

Study programme focus.

In the course of your studies you will learn to use computer-based methods and mathematical models to analyse the vast amounts of biological data produced using high-throughput methods. Examples of biological data include DNA and protein sequences, mRNA levels, lists of post-translational modifications, protein-protein interaction data, and metabolic pathway information. But patient histories and the scientific literature itself are also examples of data types that can be analysed using computer methods. 

Although the focus is on computational analysis, it is important to have a solid understanding of the underlying molecular biology and the experimental methods used to generate the large volumes of data. Students will therefore have the opportunity to work both independently and with others in the laboratory, to ensure an even closer connection between data analysis and experimental work. 

You will be part of an exciting research area that will shed new light on fundamental, biological phenomena, and may lead to the development of new vaccines, cell factories, and medicines targeted at individual patients.


The MSc in Bioinformatics And Systems Biology study programme from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) offers a high degree of flexibility in the students' individual study plan.

You can design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU with emphasis on areas such as analytical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, materials or sustainable chemistry.

Career opportunities

There are many opportunities, both in Denmark and abroad, for jobs in which your competences in bioinformatics and systems biology will be in high demand. Typical employers include:

  • The biotech industry, e.g. Novozymes A/S and Novo Nordisk A/S,
  • The pharmaceutical industry, e.g. LEO Pharma A/S and Lundbeck A/S
  • The research community at universities in Denmark and abroad

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • R for Bio Data Science
  • Next-Generation-Sequencing Analysis
  • Applied methods in metagenomics
  • Innovation in Engineering
  • Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams
  • Module 3: Value creation in pharma- and biotechnology
  • Entrepreneurship in food and bio engineering

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

  • Students holding a BSc in engineering or natural science may be admitted. The competencies and qualifications of the applicants will be considered individually based on the material submitted together with the application form. In general it is an advantage that students have a solid knowledge of basic molecular biology and some knowledge of basic programming. We suggest that applicants should have competences corresponding to:
  • At least 5 ECTS points basic molecular biology - 27002 Life Science
  • At least 5 ECTS points basic programming - 02631 Introduction to programming and data processing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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


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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