M.A. Bioinformatics

University of Maribor | Maribor, Slovenia
During their study students will comprehend basic as well as advanced knowledge and skills of numerous scientific fields, such as health, computer informatics, medicine, mathematics, physics and chemistry, which are all integrated in interesting and unique study programme.

Description of Bioinformatics

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The Postgraduate (2nd cycle) Study Programme Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary study programme jointly organised by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor.

The basic aims of the programme comply with the goals of postgraduate study as stipulated by the law. The programme consists of research- and profession-related topics including computer science, genomics and biomedicine, and is comparable with similar internationally recognized programmes abroad.

The aim of program is to enable students to acquire and further develop the interdisciplinary knowledge in the above areas:
  • by studying theoretical and methodological concepts.
  • by training for the transfer and application of the theoretical knowledge in practice, and
  • by learning to solve profession- and work-related and other problems, in particular by searching for new sources of knowledge and by applying scientific methods, to develop the ability to communicate within and among professions, professional and scientific criticism and responsibility, initiative and independence in decision-making and managing highly demanding tasks.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1st application period: from 1 June 2015 to 24 August 2015 at the latest. 2nd application period (if vacant places are not filled): from 17 September 2015 to 21 September 2015 at the latest.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 4350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4350 Year (EEA)

Tuition fee for the second year is 4335.

The amount of the tuition fee is set by the relevant educational institution and is the same as the tuition fee for part-time programmes for Slovene citizens. The tuition for the current academic year must be paid upon enrolment.

The list of tuition fees is available at: www.um.si/studij/financiranje/Strani/default.aspx

Foreign citizens residing in the Republic of Slovenia who are taxable persons in the RS (or their parents/guardians), EU citizens and citizens of countries with which the RS has concluded bilateral agreements are exempted from paying the tuition fee for full-time postgraduate programmes.

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Languages
  • Slovenian
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

1st YEAR:
  • Information and communication technologies in bioinformatics,
  • Algorithms and data structures in bioinformatics,
  • Molecular biophysics,
  • Introduction to bioinformatics,
  • Applied computer science for bioinformatics,
  • Multivariate statistical methods,
  • Computer geometry for bioinformatics,
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery.
  • Selected topics in biochemistry,
  • Selected topics in biophysics,
  • Basics of molecular and cell biology,
  • Chemistry
2nd YEAR:
  • Theoretical biophysics,
  • Bioinformatics and genetic research,
  • DNA micro nets and analyze of expressions gene,
  • Advanced research methods in bioinformatics.
  • Complexity theory and chaos,
  • Health informatics,
  • Visualisation of scientific data,
  • Modelling and simulation in health care,
  • Protein structures and proteomic,
  • Pharmacogenomics,
  • Human molecular genetics-selected topics,
  • Recombinant DNA technology,
  • Basics of molecular and population genetics.
Master work

Requirements for Bioinformatics

Candidates who completed the following may apply for the master's (2nd-cycle) programme “Bioinformatics”:
  • A bachelor’s (1st cycle) programme in a relevant field: health (72), science (4), engineering and engineering trades (52).
  • A bachelor’s (1st cycle) programme in another field: social and behavioural science (31), humanities (22), social services (76). Prior to enrolment, these candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding to 18 ECTS credits under a bachelor’s programme, training programme or by taking placement tests. Candidates must fulfil the following obligations: Health ethics, Legal view, Organization and management, Sociology, Physiology), computer science (Computer basics, Basics of ICT) or natural sciences (Basics of biochemistry,Basics of biophysics, Basics of chemistry).”Health Ethics” (3 ECTS), “Computer Basics and Basics of ICT” (5 ECTS), “Basics of Biophysics” (5 ECTS), “Basics of Biochemistry” (5 ECTS).
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: health (72), science (4), engineering and engineering trades (52).
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field: social and behavioural science (31), humanities (22), social services (76). Prior to enrolment, these candidates must fulfil study obligations corresponding to 18 ECTS credits under a bachelor’s programme, training programme or by taking placement tests. Candidates must fulfil the following obligations: Health ethics, Legal view, Organization and management, Sociology, Physiology), computer science (Computer basics, Basics of ICT) or natural sciences (Basics of biochemistry,Basics of biophysics, Basics of chemistry).”Health Ethics” (3 ECTS), “Computer Basics and Basics of ICT” (5 ECTS), “Basics of Biophysics” (5 ECTS), “Basics of Biochemistry” (5 ECTS).
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: health (72), science (4), engineering and engineering trades (52). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited degree programme.
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field: social and behavioural science (31), humanities (22), social services (76). These candidates are awarded 30 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year.
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: health (72), science (4), engineering and engineering trades (52). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited degree programme.
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field: social and behavioural science (31), humanities (22), social services (76). These candidates are awarded 30 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year.

Work Experience for Bioinformatics

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

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