Computational Biomedicine focuses on the application and development of computational biology and bioinformatics methods for the analysis of next-generation molecular datasets gathered on an ever-increasing scale in hospitals around the world.
This programme will provide you with the skills necessary to drive this exciting future market as a biomedical data analyst and/or developer of innovative biomedical computer science solutions. This will allow you to contribute in shaping the future of computer-assisted medicine.
During the first year, you will combine compulsory and elective courses with a research period in either Systems Biology or Bioinformatics.
The former focuses on large-scale omics datasets, biological networks, and advanced modelling, whereas the latter focuses on sequence analysis, and structure and function studies of biomolecules, as well as translational medicine, and epidemiology.
The compulsory courses take the form of classes in biology, mathematics, and programming as their starting points. You must select two of these three classes, depending on your qualifying bachelor’s degree.
The second year is devoted to full-time Master’s thesis (60 ECTS).
In the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, the healthcare sector, and at universities, there is growing demand for graduates who are fully versed in the use of computers and special software in the biological and biomedical fields.
In addition, skills within the modelling of complex dynamic systems and knowledge of statistical methods also provides career opportunities in consultancy, patent agencies, and in some cases, the banking sector.
If you want to work in research, a Master’s from the University of Southern Denmark is a solid foundation for continuing onto a PhD.
To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in natural science, or another relevant degree based on at least three years of higher education after high school level.
Students will be qualified for admission after an individual assessment by the Study Board.
In addition, documentation may be required to verify your English proficiency.