Bachelor Course of Study in Bioinformatics
Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor course of study has a prescribed period of study of 6 semesters which includes a 4 month final project. All course-related exams will be held at the end of each course and the grades will be included in the final grade and valued based on the time-frame of each exam.
Abridged Bachelor Course of Study
Students who hold a degree in a natural scientific course of study (life sciences, mathematics, informatics) could reduce the duration of the Bachelor of Bioinformatics course of study by 3 semesters through a simplified recognition procedure.
More information is available at: www.bioinformatik-muenchen.de/courses/shortcut (german)
Course of Study Contents
The course of study is geared to an interdisciplinary education in biology/chemistry and informatics. During the first two years of the bachelor course of study basic knowledge in mathematics, informatics, biology and chemistry will be communicated as well as a comprehensive introduction into bioinformatics. In the further course of your studies (in the last academic year of your bachelor and in the master) the emphasis will be placed on Bioinformatics. Intensified courses examine themes in bioinformatics and in molecular biology. Whoever studies bioinformtics will be qualified for practical assignments in industrial research and for technical information-oriented basic research in natural sciences (Naturwissenschaft). A multitude of Munich university institutes and faculties and other research institutes are directly involved with the common bioinformatics course of study in Munich. In this way, a broad base for an excellent education and direct exposure to current research in all of the life sciences fields is given at the highest level.