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Bioinformatics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The " Nursing Care" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is an interdisciplinary programme implemented by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


The basic aims of the programme comply with the goals of postgraduate study as stipulated by the law. The programme consists of research- and profession-related topics including computer science, genomics and biomedicine, and is comparable with similar internationally recognized programmes abroad. The aim of the programme is to enable students to acquire and further develop the interdisciplinary knowledge in the above areas:

  • by studying theoretical and methodological concepts;
  • by training for the transfer and application of the theoretical knowledge in practice; and
  • by learning to solve profession- and work-related and other problems, in particular by searching for new sources of knowledge and by applying scientific methods, to develop the ability to communicate within and among professions, professional and scientific criticism and responsibility, initiative and independence in decision-making and managing highly demanding tasks.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Bioinformatics (6)
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms and Data Structures (6)
  • Multivariate Statistical Methods (6)
  • Elective course 1 (6)
  • Elective course 2 (6)


  • Selected Topics in Microbiology and Biochemistry (6)
  • Selected Topics in Biophysics (6)
  • Basics of Molecular and Cell Biology (6)
  • Chemistry (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics (6)
  • Applied Computer Science for Bioinformatics (6)
  • Molecular Biophysics (6)
  • Computational Geometry for Bioinformatics (6)
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (6)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Theoretical Biophysics (6)
  • Bioinformatics in Genetic Research (6)
  • DNA Micro Nets and Analysis of Expressions of Genes (6)
  • Elective course 1 (6)
  • Elective course 2 (6)


  • Complexity Theory and Chaos (6)
  • Health Informatics (6)
  • Scientific Visualisation (6)
  • Mathematical Modeling and Simulations in Health Science (6)
  • Protein Structures and Proteomics (6)
  • Pharmacogenomics (6)
  • Human Molecular Genetics – Selected Topics (6)
  • Recombinant DNA Technology (6)
  • Basics of Molecular and Population Genetics (6)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Advanced Research Methodology in Bioinformatics (6)
  • Seminar (9)
  • Master’s Thesis (15)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      The study programme shall be implemented only in the event of 8 or more enrolled students.
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (page 3).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4870 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1623 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1623 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

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