Computational Life Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

Computational Life Science
In recent years, biological research has become increasingly interdisciplinary, focusing heavily on mathematical modeling and on the analysis of system-wide quantitative information. Sophisticated high-throughput techniques pose new challenges for data integration and data interpretation. The Computational Life Science (CompLife) MSc program at Jacobs University Bremen meets these challenges by covering computational, theoretical and mathematical approaches in biology and the life sciences. It is geared towards students of bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics and related areas.
Program Features
The CompLife program is located at Jacobs University, a private and international English-language academic institution in Bremen, Germany. CompLife students at Jacobs University take a tailor-made curriculum comprising lectures, seminars and laboratory trainings.
Career Options
Graduates of the CompLife program are prepared for a career in biotechnology and biomedicine. Likewise, graduates of the program are qualified to move on to a PhD.
Accommodation
Jacobs University offers accommodation for graduate students. Depending on availability, students live in one of Jacobs University’s residential colleges on campus. Each college has its own dining room, recreational lounge, study areas, and common and group meeting rooms. Alternatively, students are offered attractive accommodation off campus. Prospective graduate students may apply for accommodation when applying for the program of their choice.
Campus Life
Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded campus provides much more than buildings for teaching and research. It is home to an intercultural community which is unprecedented in Europe. A Student Activities Center, various sports facilities, a music studio, a student-run café/bar, concert venues and our Interfaith House ensure that you will always have something interesting to do.

Programme Structure

CompLife students at Jacobs University take a tailor-made curriculum comprising lectures, seminars and laboratory trainings. Courses cover foundational as well as advanced topics and methods. Core components of the program and areas of specialization include:

  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Computational Physics and Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • RNA Biology
  • Imaging and Modeling in Medicine
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Theoretical Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical Methods

Audience

Students of bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics and related areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:  Application deadline - June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    90

    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

  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • University transcript
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent (may be handed in later)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency test with a minimum score of 90 (TOEFL), 6.5 (IELTS) or 60 (Duolingo). Native speakers and applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in English may be exempt from this requirement.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    20000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bremen

600 - 910 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Depending on availability, additional scholarships sponsored by external partners are offered to highly gifted students. Moreover, each admitted candidate may request an individual financial package offer with attractive funding options.

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