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Students choosing to pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Bioinformatics are most likely interested in working as researchers within the discipline of molecular biology, while taking advantage of information technology to manage and organize large databases of biological data on the molecular level.

What is an MSc in Bioinformatics? It is an advanced degree in the relatively new field of bioinformatics, a cross-disciplinary field that has arisen as a separate discipline within molecular biology. Bioinformatics applies computer science, engineering, mathematics and statistics to research and interpret biological data, similar to what was done during the Human Genome Project. At its most basic, bioinformatics applies information technology to biological molecular data on a large scale.

Students who choose this course of study will gain skills in the interpretation of biological data at the molecular level, as well as skills in database organization. The application of advanced math and information technology to this data allow the researcher to understand data relationships in a way that was previously not available.

The cost of obtaining a degree in this field will depend upon a number of factors, such as whether the student is attending full-time or part-time, the choice of university, and whether the student is attending classes at a campus or online. It is important to research schools in terms of how well they will meet your budget and goals.

A graduate with an MSc in Bioinformatics can expect to find career choices with research laboratories in academia or industry, pharmaceutical companies, and in other fields as diverse as agriculture or the development of personal care products. There are also opportunities in gene sequencing, genotyping and database design and maintenance. Employers are primarily seeking individuals with a strong background in molecular biology and advanced computational skills. 

There are many programs available for a student to consider, including international options and online courses. Online study can often save a student money, while offering greater flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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18 Results in Bioinformatics

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)

Computational biology is a multidisciplinary approach addressing and solving current problems in biology and medicine using methodologies stemming from mathematics, physi ... [+]

Train the next generation of scientists experts in computational biology and biomedical data science. Degree: Master of Science (MSc) FI (initial training) Duration: 2 years Location: Sophia Antipolis Language: English

Computational biology is a multidisciplinary approach addressing and solving current problems in biology and medicine using methodologies stemming from mathematics, physical sciences, and computer science. This program will provide prospective individuals with the opportunity to learn how to precisely understand a biological question, conceptualize biological phenomena with a mathematical model integrating observational data and find an appropriate way to solve it.

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France Nice
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Bioinformaticians are distinguished by their ability to formulate biologically relevant questions, design and implement the appropriate solution by managing and analyzing ... [+]

What is the Master of Bioinformatics all about?

Bioinformaticians are distinguished by their ability to formulate biologically relevant questions, design and implement the appropriate solution by managing and analyzing high-throughput molecular biological and sequence data, and interpret the obtained results.

Programme

This interdisciplinary two-year programme focuses on acquiring:

basic background knowledge in diverse disciplines belonging to the field of bioinformatics, including statistics, molecular biology, and computer science; expert knowledge in the field of bioinformatics; programming skills; engineering skills.

The 120-credit programme consists of a reorientation package (one semester), a common package (two semesters) and a thesis.... [-]

Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. The avalanche of molecular data enables key discoveries in biology, ecology and molecular evolution d ... [+]

Technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. The avalanche of molecular data enables key discoveries in biology, ecology and molecular evolution drives innovation in biotech and pharma industry and supports medical and governmental decision making.

However, the power of using these data for innovation depends on interdisciplinary skills to analyze, integrate and interpret the data. There is thus an urgent need for bioinformatics scientists and engineers with an interdisciplinary mindset.

The interfaculty Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Ghent University provides a curriculum of 120 credits, taught in English, which - depending on the chosen track - can result in an Engineer’s or Bioscience Engineer’s degree.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Turku

Master’s degree programme in digital health and life sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and digital health engineering. ... [+]

masters.utu.fi

EXTENSIVE CROSS-DISCIPLINARY TRAINING FOR FUTURE EXPERTS!

Master’s degree programme in digital health and life sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and digital health engineering.

The Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training ranging from molecular level interactions to individuals and society. Bioinformatics is one of the four tracks offered by the programme. Other tracks in the programme are Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things, and Molecular Systems Biology.

The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies, as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry.... [-]

Finland Turku Namibia Windhoek
August 2020
Full-time
2 - 2 years
Campus
American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences

The MS degree program combines rigorous study in the science of biostatistics applied to medical and health problem solving, with coursework in workforce skills such as m ... [+]

American University's master's degree in Biostatistics prepares students for direct entry into a variety of career opportunities in the health and medical fields.

The MS degree program combines rigorous study in the science of biostatistics applied to medical and health problem solving, with coursework in workforce skills such as management of health policies, big data, medical research, and entrepreneurship projects.

Students gain experience through:

biostatistics and statistics core courses, statistics and biology elective courses, management and business courses, and a capstone project and internship.

Furthermore, students tailor their course of study depending on their interests and career goals by selecting one of three specialization tracks: health policy, computational, or management.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Cranfield University

Over the past few years, Bioinformatics has become the most exciting field in biology. This Bioinformatics MSc course provides a unique hands-on learning experience in bi ... [+]

Overview

Over the past few years, Bioinformatics has become the most exciting field in biology. This Bioinformatics MSc course provides a unique hands-on learning experience in bioinformatics skills, by combining the latest advances in analysing high-throughput genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomics data.

Cranfield’s Bioinformatics MSc is the first of its kind in the UK. With more than 200 alumni over the past 10 years, it became the most popular postgraduate course in Bioinformatics in Europe. Because Cranfield is a solely postgraduate university it means that every single taught module of the Applied Bioinformatics MSc is uniquely tailored to be a Masters-level. That’s why it is the award-winner of the BBSRC’s Masters Training Grant (MTG) for best course in life sciences. Our taught modules cover in great depth a plethora of programming languages typically applied in the bioinformatics, such as Perl, Java, R and SQL; as well as modern Web technologies such as JavaEE, NoSQL and JavaScript. Furthermore, we have two dedicated taught modules focusing on established bioinformatics protocols for the latest Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and 3rd Generation Sequencing (3GS) technologies.... [-]

United Kingdom Cranfield
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Memphis

Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field which combines mathematical and computer sciences with biology and/or medicine. With the recent advancements i ... [+]

About Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field which combines mathematical and computer sciences with biology and/or medicine. With the recent advancements in biotechnology, biologists are frequently overloaded with large datasets which need to be stored and analyzed in automated ways. Bioinformatics provides the tools to understand complex biological systems ranging from entire ecological systems to specific human diseases, to cellular and molecular networks.

What is the curriculum?

The total credit hours required for graduation is 36. The core courses include two classes in computer science (Bioinformatics, Algorithms), two classes in Statistics (Probability Theory, Applied Statistics), two classes in biology (Cell biology, Genomics), and the Bioinformatics Research Seminar course (taken each semester). The remaining credit hours may be selected from a large number of graduate classes in Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis.... [-]

USA Memphis
August 2019
Campus
Perdana University

At Perdana University School of Data Sciences, we aim to gain insights into a broad range of biological research questions using a range of mathematical, statistical, com ... [+]

Overview

At Perdana University School of Data Sciences, we aim to gain insights into a broad range of biological research questions using a range of mathematical, statistical, computing and bioinformatics tools. Our research questions span the fields of infectious diseases, genomics, genetics, big data analytics and personalized medicine. Students who undertake this programme would receive first-hand experience in the research world, learn the core elements of academic work and work alongside their peers in a multi-disciplinary collaborative platform, all the while immersed in an environment that emphasizes healthy research culture. They would graduate with a range of multi-disciplinary skills and understand the needs of the industry, having been exposed to numerous bioinformatics skills development and training programmes throughout the course of their studies.... [-]

Malaysia Serdang
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
University of Helsinki

Life Sciences is one of the strategic research fields at the University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary Master’s Program in Life Science Informatics (L.S.I.) integrate ... [+]

How will Math­em­at­ics and In­form­at­ics help you un­der­stand Nature?

Life Sciences is one of the strategic research fields at the University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary Master’s program in Life Science Informatics (L.S.I.) integrates research excellence and research infrastructures in the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE). As a student, you will gain access to active research communities on three campuses: Kumpula, Viikki, and Meilahti. The unique combination of study opportunities tailored to the offering of the three campuses provides an attractive educational profile.

Goal of the pro­gram

Life Sciences is one of the strategic research fields at the University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary Master’s program in Life Science Informatics (L.S.I.) integrates research excellence and research infrastructures in the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE).... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Sciences

Recent technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. Bioinformatics is the interdisciplinary domain in which biology, computer science, statistics, ... [+]

Recent technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. Bioinformatics is the interdisciplinary domain in which biology, computer science, statistics, mathematics and engineering are combined to support this data-driven approach.

Bioinformaticsis a booming interdisciplinary field that is driving innovation in many disciplines ranging from fundamental science in biology and computer science to applied research in biotechnology, pharma industry, medical decision making, food science, and big data analysis.

The increasing impact of the field, together with the need for multi-angle approaches to tackle bioinformatics related problems has created an urgent need for highly trained scientists with an interdisciplinary mindset.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
2 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice. The past decade has seen eno ... [+]

MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice.

The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution.

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

You’ll be looking at the big data to find patterns that others can’t see, gaining access to data sets that have not yet been analysed.

You’ll discover results that translate to the real world, through commercialisation or clinical trials to tackle diseases.

You’ll use your vision to find unique solutions to medical problems, and by the end of the degree, you’ll be ready to work within a multidisciplinary team with bioinformaticians, biologists and clinicians.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins MS in Bioinformatics program will immerse you in the topics and applied methods of computational modeling, molecular biology, systems biology, structura ... [+]

As a graduate with the MS in Bioinformatics, you’ll have the educational foundation to interpret complex biological information, perform analysis of sequence data using sophisticated bioinformatics software, and program software when needed. The degree covers not only the theoretical aspects of the field but also the practical side of bioinformatics. And it’s taught by the Hopkins faculty members who are actively developing these exciting new technologies.

Designed for working adults, the program offers courses online and onsite. You can even complete the degree entirely online.

Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Graduates develop a strong foundation in biotechnology, computer programming, computational mathematics, statistics, and database management, and will be prepared for car ... [+]

MSc in Bioinformatics - Program Overview

The master of science degree in bioinformatics is offered on a full- or part-time basis to fulfill the needs of traditional students and those currently employed in the field. Graduates develop a strong foundation in biotechnology, computer programming, computational mathematics, statistics, and database management, and will be prepared for careers in the biotechnology, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, and vaccine industries.

Based on consultation with individuals within the industry nationwide, the job market is rich with opportunities for those who obtain a master of science degree in bioinformatics, particularly when coupled with industry-sponsored research as thesis work. This research will provide exposure to real-world problems—and their solutions—not otherwise attainable in an academic setting.... [-]

USA Rochester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bradford

Our programme will provide you with essential skills in both molecular and computational techniques. You will learn how to design and perform experiments, and efficiently ... [+]

Overview

Bioinformatics is a branch of the life sciences that focus on analysing and integrating big data acquired in biomedical experimentation.

Over the last couple of years '-omics' technologies have transformed healthcare practice, biomedical research and industry, and there is a shortage of biomedical graduates with bioinformatics training in the advanced healthcare sector.

Our programme will provide you with essential skills in both molecular and computational techniques. You will learn how to design and perform experiments, and efficiently analyse next-generation sequencing data. You will acquire research data mining skills for Biological Sciences, Transcriptomics, Genomics, Proteomics and Metagenomics.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Lund University

Biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine in this broad Master's programme and the biological data derived from genomic studies, structural biology an ... [+]

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. Many times, the basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological data derived from genomic studies, structural biology and other areas of biology and medicine. 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, transcriptomics and other data will be analysed and combined to gain a global understanding of a biological problem. Programme modules/courses ... [-]
Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus