Bioinformatics for Health Sciences, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    4092
    Tuition (Year)
    3379
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field which combines mathematical and computer sciences with biology and/or medicine. With the recent advancements in biomedical research, biologists are frequently overloaded with large amounts of data which need to be managed, understood 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.

About

The master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences of the UPF aims to provide professionals and researchers with expertise and skills geared towards developing new computational strategies and IT systems that are useful in biomedical research.

One of the essential features of this master's degree is its high content in optional subjects, which enables students to train in a broad range of bioinformatics topics in the area of biomedicine, and especially in computational techniques. Also, the inclusion in the master's degree of design, management and exploitation of scientific projects as compulsory subjects is proof of the programme's professional vocation.

Programme Structure

  • The Master of bioinformatics for Health Sciences of the UPF has a faculty staff with both a long experience in teaching and research careers widely recognized. To implement this master, expert researchers on each field have been selected at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat de Barcelona on each of the subjects taught: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Drug Design and others. The profile of these researchers is also diverse: full professors, associate professors, ICREA researchers among others.
  • In addition to that prestigious staff, national and international researchers and entrepreneurs in the world of bioinformatics and genomics come to visit and share their experience with the master students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
    Joint

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Bioinformatics is a challenging field, requiring working knowledge of different disciplines.

There are two kind of candidates profiles:

  • Students with a degree in Biological and Health sciences ( Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, etc...)
  • Students with a degree in Computer Science, Engineering and basic scientific disciplines (Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

Candidates should be interested on the development and application of computational tools which are useful in biomedical field.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 4092 International
  • EUR 3379 EU/EEA

Funding

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