Bioinformatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English, German
    Language
University rank #41 (WUR) ,
Bioinformatics is a newly emerging interdisciplinary research area in which Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genetics as well as Theoretical and Applied Computer Science merge into a new discipline. Th Msc in Bioinformatics programme is offered by the Technical University of Munich.

About

Bioinformatics is a newly emerging interdisciplinary research area in which Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genetics as well as Theoretical and Applied Computer Science merge into a new discipline. Bioinformatics plays already an important role in all areas of Life Sciences, in particular in Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences. Due to the explosive growth of biological data, e.g. in the context of national and international genome projects, Bioinformatics heaviliy relies on computational and mathematical methods. Modern Computer Science techniques permit the generation of mathematical models in Life Sciences, its efficient prediction, and the evaluation of these models.

Progress in biological research is based more and more on techniques for modelling biological data, efficient algorithms to process biological data, and methods to extract relevant information from large biological data bases. Since methods of Bioinformatics are already industrially used and there are hardly any graduates in Bioinformatics so far, there is a high demand of skilled Bioinformaticians in industry as well as in research centers and universities

The postgraduate programme in Bioinformatics is offered at Technical University of Munich.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction in Biology I
  • Introduction in Bioinformatics II
  • Programming internship bioinformatics
  • Algorithmics Bioinformatics I
  • Algorithmics Bioinformatics II
  • Introduction in programming
  • Algorithms & Data Structures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    605

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments. Read more about the GRE® General test.

    • For more information, refer to the Academic and Examination Regulations of your degree program or visit the homepage of your TUM school or department
    • For application to TUM, you must submit the results of the General Test. The Subject Test alone is not sufficient

You should hold a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics or a related field and have good language skills in German and English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    226 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 113 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    226 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 113 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for München

  • 950 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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