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Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary programme, which combines mathematics, biology and computer science. You will work with topics within these fields. You will learn to understand biological processes and work with mathematical methods and computer models to analyse and manage these processes.

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary programme, which combines mathematics, biology and computer science. You will work with topics within these fields.

You will learn to understand biological processes and work with mathematical methods and computer models to analyse and manage these processes.

Bioinformatics combines insights from biology and computer science.

Want to know more? Visit the Bioinformatics Centre at KU

Facts

Name: Bioinformatics

Type: MSc Programme

Duration: 2 years

European transfer credits: 120 ECTS

Language: English

About the Programme

In the Bioinformatics programme, you learn how to use mathematical and data processing methods to solve biological issues.

In the programme, you will learn how to process biological data, for example, DNA sequences from humans or animals, so that they can be used in future research.

The programme is interdisciplinary, and you will work with topics within molecular biology, biochemistry, mathematics and computer science. You will learn to understand biological processes and work with mathematical methods and computer models to analyse and manage these processes.

Teaching varies between classroom instruction, laboratory exercises, lectures and project work. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.

Read more about Danish teaching methods on www.studyindenmark.dk.

If you choose to complete the master degree programme, you will graduate with the academic title of Master of Science (MSc).

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to an MSc programme, you must have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English is at a specified level.

Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate satifies the general entry requirements, see the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation.

Admission

The application deadline for MSc programmes varies according to the educational institution. Contact the individual institution for further information regarding its application deadline and forms. Apply directly at the university.

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

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-degree students, unless you are a student from an EU/EEA country, or from Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Contact the individual institution for more specific information.

Semester Start

An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1 and February 1.

Educational Institutions

You can study Bioinformatics in Copenhagen and Aarhus.

University of Copenhagen

At the University of Copenhagen Bioinformatics can be studied as a 2-year MSc programme (120 ECTS).

You also have the possibility to take single courses or subjects within the programme.

Read more about the programme at www.ku.dk.

Aarhus University

At the Aarhus University Bioinformatics can be studied as a 2-year masters degree programme (120 ECTS).

You also have the possibility to take single courses or subjects within the programme.

Read more about the programme at www.au.dk.

Danish Qualification framework

The programme is graded at level 7 in the Danish Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning. The Qualification Framework contains levels 1-8 and defines the expected learning outcome of an education programme. Read more about Qualification Framework for Higher Education.

For Further Information

You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education, using either of the following links:

www.studyindenmark.dk

www.iu.dk