The bioinformatics master’s programme will provide you with a broad specialist competence in bioinformatics. You will also develop your own individual ability to solve problems related to biology, to plan and carry out analyses on molecular biology and biomedical data, and to collect, process and critically judge results from such data.
THE FOCUS OF YOUR STUDIES
The curriculum contains courses focusing on analysis of large scale molecular biological and biomedical data, bioinformatics algorithms as well as research and development in bioinformatics. There is a computer science part of the programme, where you will concentrate on courses in Perl programming as well as the statistical language R, which are both widely used in bioinformatics. You will also carry out a master’s degree project in the field of bioinformatics.
During your studies, lectures will be mixed with computer laboratory work. You will learn how to use various computerized tools for compiling and analyzing data from research projects and biological experiments, and to use various methods for analysis, for example, sequence analysis and gene expression analysis. The language of tuition is English.
UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR STUDIES
Bioinformatics is a cross-disciplinary field in close connection with research in the life sciences. Therefore, a large proportion of the students who have successfully completed their bioinformatics master’s degrees have attained positions as PhD students in various universities, both in Sweden and internationally. Some former students are currently employed as bioinformatics managers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. In addition, some of our former students now work as lecturers, teaching bioinformatics courses in universities or colleges.
Prerequisite is a Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor’s Degree) in molecular biology, biomedicine or computer science. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS or TOEFL or the equivalent.
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