Bioinformatics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Slovenian, English
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
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.


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

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If positions are not filled in the first application period candidates will be able to apply in the 2nd round by 15 September at the latest.

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

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor’s (1st cycle) programme in a relevant field
  • In order to be admitted to a postgraduate programme in a field different from the one in which they graduated, candidates must fulfil additional study obligations (qualifying exams). These obligations, corresponding to between 10 and 60 ECTS credits, will be determined on the basis of differences between the candidates’ field of expertise and previous study programme. Candidates must pass these exams prior to enrolment.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4350 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee for the second year is 4335 €.


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