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Bioinformatics And Systems Biology 

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

M.Sc. On Campus
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 programme in Bioinformatics And Systems Biology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) contains no predefined study lines or recommended programmes. Instead, you can put together your own study plan and your own tailored profile through your choice of courses from within the general program competences, the technological specialization courses, the elective courses at DTU, and other universities, and project work in Denmark or abroad. 

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:

  • Systems Biology
  • Entrepreneurship in Food and Bio Engineering
  • Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
  • Technology, economics, management and organisation (TEMO)
  • Statistical modelling: Theory and practice
  • General Medical Microbiology
  • Research Immersion, Life Science

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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to a Master's degree program at DTU you must be either:

  • bachelor's degree in technical science or
  • diploma engineer or
  • bachelor in science.
The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Bioinformatics And Systems Biology
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


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