University of Bergen

Informatics-Bioinformatics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The Master in Bioinformatics at the University of Bergen engages students in bridging the gap between Informatics and Biology. In this innovative interdisciplinary Master, you will learn to link software tools with biological data. The courses future graduates will follow are in Algorithms, and Biomolecules, and they will be given all the resources to write a final Master’s thesis in Informatics.

About

The group has extensive international cooperation. There is established a centre for bioinformatics (CBU, Computational Biology Unit). It is connected to the bioinformatics group, with common localization.

The master students can be supervised by researchers at CBU. More information can be found at the home pages for the group, and at www.cbu.uib.no.

The Degree

The master's programme leads to the degree Master of Science in Informatics. It is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits).

The Informatics-Bioinformatics programme is offered by the University of Bergen.

Programme Structure

A master's programme in bioinformatics consists of an individual research project (master's thesis) of 60 ECTS credits, and courses or special topics of 60 ECTS credits. Some of the courses are compulsory, while the other courses will be chosen in agreement with the academic supervisor.

  • Algorithms
  • Biomolecules
  • Master's Thesis in Informatics
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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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

Admission Requirements

A first degree (bachelor's degree) of three or four years duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language. Your bachelor's degree must include courses equalling 20 ECTS of mathematics and 60 ECTS of informatics. It is also an advantage to have a course in statistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The University of Bergen is publicly funded and offers tuition-free quality education for all students, regardless of citizenship.

Living costs for Bergen

7990 - 8840 NOK/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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