Curriculum

The Master’s in Bioinformatics is taught over four semesters, beginning in either the summer or winter semester.

In semesters 1-3, you will complete a comprehensive practical course in bioinformatics and complete elective modules chosen from the key areas of bioinformatics, informatics, mathematics/statistics, and molecular biology/biochemistry. Modules are offered in the following subjects:

  • Algorithms in bioinformatics
  • Sequence analysis
  • Systems biology
  • Structural bioinformatics 
  • Chemical informatics
  • Genome analysis
  • Databases and data mining
  • Project management
  • Software engineering
  • Statistics
  • Structural biology 
  • Genetics/genomics
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology 

In semester 4, you will work on a six-month master's thesis involving the independent, in-depth study of a chosen area of bioinformatics.