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Bioinformatics master program

University/Institute: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Location: Denmark - Copenhagen
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics, Other: Biochemistry, Physics
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (< 1 year)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

This program combines coursework in bioinformatics/computational biology and skills courses in computer programming with real hands-on research projects. The program has been designed with a high level of flexibility in mind. It is even possible to choose courses in other educational programs at the University of Copenhagen (to encompass the special needs of each student who have different bachelor degree backgrounds). There is an excellent social environment for the course attendees who are often international students (approx. 50%).

Program Goals:

Experience and coverage: Unlike many other bioinformatics programs, each teacher is an expert in a separate sub-field in bioinformatics. we cover together most bioinformatics fields from sequence analysis to structure prediction to data mining and expression analysis. The teachers have written textbooks about the field in which they are teaching for instance Biological Sequence Analysis.

Stability and experience: The program has been running for several years, with constant evaluations and improvements along the way. The teachers are all well-known scientists with several papers in top scientific journals like Science and Nature.

The bioinformatics program only accepts 20-25 students a year, which means that students can easily get to know and interact with the scientists. The master student program students are recognised as a part of the bioinformatics centre and join both scientific and recreational activities such as seminars and kick-offs.

University of Copenhagen is consistently ranked one of the best universities in Europe.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2002
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Quarter

Average number of applicants per year: 50
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 25
Average number of incoming students per year: 25
Average number of graduates per year: 15

Program URL: http://studies.ku.dk/masters/bioinformatics/
Syllabus URL: http://studies.ku.dk/masters/bioinformatics/

Contact Person: Research Manager, Henriette Husu ( info@binf.ku.dk )

Last updated: May 20, 2015

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