MSc in Bioinformatics

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Bioinformatics

Lund University

Programme overview

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. The basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological sequence data derived from genomic studies and structural biology and stored in large databases. Computational biology also involves mathematical modelling of biological systems.

Special features of the programme:

  • A combination of advanced research with training of current techniques, as well as the development of novel software tools
  • Close connections to research in an international environment
  • Proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics data will be analysed and combined to gain a global understanding of an organism or groups of organisms.

Career prospects

Graduates have a diverse set of employers to choose between, both in industry as bioinformatics or biocomputing specialists and in academia. Previous graduates have found employment with Silicon Genetics and Novozymes, as well as in research groups including at Harvard Medical School and in Developmental Biology at Lund University.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 20, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Lund
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