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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Master (2 years) of Science in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR


Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is about using computer based methods and mathematical models to process data from biological systems.You learn to create mathematical models that for example can simulate processes in the human body.

The fields of Bioinformatics and systems biology are rapidly growing and focus on the complex interactions in biological systems and how these interactions give rise to the function and behaviour of these systems. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is highly interdisciplinary and combines competences from areas such as bioinformatics, computer science, mathematical modelling, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics and biostatistics.

There are many opportunities for basic and applied science when engineering principles are brought to bear on biological systems. This exciting field of study promises to shed new light on basic biological phenomena and may lead to the prediction of novel drug targets or the development of more efficient cell factories for the production of pharmaceuticals, food ingredients or alternative fuels.

Career Opportunities 

Challenging jobs in research, development, innovation or the management of biotechnology both at universities and in industry.


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Technical University of Denmark.

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

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You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in
Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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