Master in Bioinformatics

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Program Description

Master in Bioinformatics

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Bioinformatics is a strategic science essential to understanding the avalanche of newly generated biological data, to explaining how biological systems function and to generating new resources, goods and services produced by this new knowledge and technologies. Graduates in bioinformatics are highly searched for professionals and greatly valued for their talent. Their profile is one of the most demanded and are needed in a wide array of highly qualified posts.

Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for graduates enrolling in master's degrees. A total of 5,000 Euros is offered in one enrolment aid for this master's degree. To apply you must have an excellent student record, a Spanish passport and you must enrol in the course full-time.

Career options

The areas in which bioinformatics is required the most are genetics, preventive medicine, development of new drugs, clinical diagnosis, the food industry and biomedical research in general.

Bioinformatics are highly valued professionals for posts in biotechnology firms, start-up companies, pharmaceutical, chemical, and biocomputational laboratories, and in hospital research departments, in the food sector and, especially in the analysis of genetic data.

Admission requirements

Those interested in enrolling in the master's degree must have a university degree, preferably in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biomedicine or other similar areas related to sciences and health sciences. Graduates in engineering and architecture fields will also be admitted.

It is recommended you have a Level B2 of English or equivalent. If you do not provide an official language certificate you will be interviewed in English by the admissions committee during the selection process.

Selection criteria

The following aspects will be taken into consideration:

  • Student record (40 points).
  • Personal interview (25 points).
  • Professional experience (curriculum vitae in English) (10 points).
  • Suitability of your profile to the objectives and contents of the master's programme (10 points).
  • Papers published (5 points).
  • Recommendation letters (professional or academical) (5 points).
  • Cover letter (in English) (5 points).

The admissions committee will admit those candidates who meet all aforementioned requirements and who obtain a total of 60 or more points in the selection criteria. If there are more candidates than places available, admission will be strictly based on the points obtained.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 30, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
Full time
75 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Spain Barcelona
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per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit).