Part time Master's Degree in Bioinformatics

Best Part time Masters Degrees in Bioinformatics 2017

Bioinformatics

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Bioinformatics deals with the application of computer approaches to make sense of biological systems. It has become a key focus for industry, especially in the post-genomic age.

Part time Master Program in Bioinformatics

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MRes Molecular Bioscience

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus 18  September 2017 China Suzhou

This programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features, and state-of-the-art research facilities. [+]

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics. Overview The MRes Molecular Bioscience programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of XJTLU’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features and state-of-the-art research facilities. The programme covers biotechnology-related topics such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and drug discovery, as well as post-genomic biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioimaging), and bioinformatics, such as acquisition and statistical analysis of large-scale biodata. It also places a major emphasis on providing project management skills. After these taught modules, the programme focuses on an in-depth research project and specialised dissertation. Customised individual learning plans are designed for students, in keeping with their backgrounds and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. The Department of Biological Sciences at XJTLU has internationally respected investigators in this field of research with excellent teaching and laboratory infrastructure. Students have the opportunity to carry out world-class research in a dynamic, transnational environment. Unique selling points • Taught by international academic staff who are experts in molecular bioscience • Programme only takes 18 months – much shorter than masters degree programmes in most Chinese universities • Excellent preparation for PhD programmes in high-quality Western and Chinese universities • Relevant to careers in a wide range of bio-industries including biotechnology, bioengineering, bioagriculture, biomanufacturing and pharmaceutical companies • XJTLU is located near many biotechnology companies in BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies, ideal for internships • Nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia hosts prestigious scientific symposia, conferences and summer schools providing our students with the opportunity to interact with world-famous researchers • Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate from the MRes Molecular Bioscience programme, you will have: • developed key employable skills such as data analysis, report writing, team-building/networking and project management • a range of critical interdisciplinary research skills and a internationally recognised qualification from a globally respected university. Modules • Research methods in biotechnology • Research methods in post-genomic biology • Research methods in bioinformatics • Project management • Research project • Dissertation. Additional learning activity modules • Personal and employability skills • Laboratory rotation • English language modules • Chinese language classes for non-native speakers • Graduate teaching assistantship • Work placement. Other appropriate academic activities, such as participation in the level three undergraduate modules and research seminar series Careers The MRes Molecular Bioscience programme prepares graduates for advanced research in both international and Chinese university settings, as well as in the bioindustrial sector such as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Fees RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a life science-related discipline. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 80 [-]

Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus January 2017 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. [+]

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies.

Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges.

Are you interested in the range of organisms that make up our green planet? Do you want to unlock the secrets of nature?

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. ... [-]


MicroMasters Programme in Biobased Sciences for Sustainability (Wageningen University & Research)

edX MicroMasters Programmes
Online Part time 42  January 2017 USA Cambridge

Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. [+]

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics. Average Length: 7 weeks per course Effort: 15-20 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 6 Courses in Program Subject: Business & Management, Social Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Science, Chemistry Institution: Wageningen University & Research Institution Offering Credit: Wageningen University & Research Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $199 per course Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. The world is moving from using fossil resources to sustainable biobased resources. In this new world, it’s critical to determine if alternative biobased resources have the potential to become truly sustainable and economically viable. For companies in this industry, it’s important to know the challenges that lie ahead. This MicroMasters Program is intended for those currently working in the energy, chemical and biotech industries. It will focus on the use of chemical and biotechnological approaches for the production of energy-carriers, polymers, chemical building blocks and materials from renewable resources and waste streams. Completion of this MicroMasters Program in Biobased Sciences will enable you to discover new resources and help your company make the switch from fossil to renewable, biobased resources. Job Outlook Careers in industries such as: (bio)chemical industry, agrifood water companies, energy producers, logistics, and related governmental and non-governmental organizations Exciting career opportunities for traditionally and newly trained: (Bio)chemical engineers, process engineers, Supply chain manager, Product managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and business developers in a biobased business Research scientist, Microbiologist, Bioprocess specialist The US biobased products Industry Contributes $369 Billion and 4 Million Jobs to American economy EU employment in the Biobased sector accounts for 13.8 million jobs What You'll Learn: Understand the challenges of switching from a fossil fuel based economy to a biobased economy. Understand how to identify suitable raw materials and create valuable new products. Learn how to refine biomass without damaging its valuable components. Perform a functional analysis of potential methods that can be used for refining a resource. Learn how to efficiently convert biobased feedstocks into desired products. Evaluate technological, ethical, societal and economic consequences in the production of biobased products. Judge new innovations on their sustainability and business merits. Apply the circular economy principles to a process or product chain. MicroMasters Program Details How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Successfully complete and earn a Verified Certificate in six courses. Take Your Credential To The Next Level Accelerate through the Master Biobased Sciences at Wageningen University. You can use your MicroMasters Credential to easily apply for the full on-campus research master programme at Wageningen University and Research (#1 Agricultural University in the World, NTU ranking 2016). The on-campus Master of Biobased Sciences is a 120 ECTS programme that usually takes 2 years to complete. If you have successfully completed the MicroMasters Program you may be able to finish it in just 1,5 years. If you apply, please keep in mind that the following admission criteria are still applicable: BSc degree in a relevant field GPA of > 70% Proven English fluency Courses Biobased Principles and Opportunities Learn why the biobased economy is so important for achieving sustainability and how it can increase company profit and consumer demand. Biobased Processes and Implementation Discover how to use microorganisms and catalysts to create biobased products, and then learn how to market and sell those products. Advanced Biorefinery Learn how to design an effective biorefinery to obtain valuable components from various biobased feedstocks. Advanced Biobased Conversion Design new (bio)catalytic conversion routes to use biobased feedstocks to their highest potential as building blocks. Circular Economy Learn how to design various structures of a biobased supply-chain and how to choose the best alternative based on quantitative analysis. Biobased Sciences for Sustainability Capstone Use the skills and knowledge gained in the Biobased Sciences for Sustainability MicroMasters to design a sustainable biobased process. What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. [-]

Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a... [+]

Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a clear professional orientation as witnessed by the inclusion of compulsory subjects on the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. Who it is for? The programme is aimed at two types of candidates: holders of degrees in biological and health sciences (biology, medicine, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, etc.) and holders of engineering degrees or degrees in basic scientific disciplines (chemistry, physics, or mathematics). Candidates must be interested in the development and application of computational tools for use in the field of biomedicine. Structure Students of the master's programme may choose between three different course types: research, academic, and professional. The programme spans a total of two academic years and is taught entirely in English. All first-year subjects are optional with a view to encouraging students to design personalized curricula based on their prior training and future interests by choosing subjects from different fields of bioinformatics (genomic bioinformatics, structural bioinformatics, systems biology, pharmacoinformatics, and medical informatics), as well as among general cross-disciplinary subjects related to algorithms and programming, data management and analysis, and text mining. In the second year, students acquire basic notions of bioethics and data protection applied to bioinformatics, as well as of the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. They also complete a master's degree final project. Content Genome bioinformatics: analysis, alignment, comparison and automatic annotation of biological sequences; analysis of genome evolution and variation; molecular biology databases. Structural bioinformatics: introduction to the experimental methods used in the structural determination of biomolecules, protein structure prediction, and the simulation of biomolecular systems. Systems biology: description of biological networks and gene, protein and metabolic network modelling. Emphasis on both topological aspects of networks and on their dynamic behaviour. Pharmacoinformatics: managing molecular libraries and the virtual screening thereof, computer-aided drug design, and quantitative modelling of structure-activity relationships (QSAR and 3D-QSAR). Biomedical informatics: clinical-health information systems, biomedical image analysis, study of genotype-phenotype relationships, and IT support systems for healthcare decision-making. Internship The internship consists of a supervised placement at a laboratory or company to carry out the final research project for the master's degree. Upon completion of the placement, the student will write a research paper and publicly defend the work he or she has done. Internships are generally carried out at public and private laboratories in the Barcelona area, although students may also choose to do them in other regions or countries. They take place during the second year of the master's programme, span a total of six months, and are full-time (40 hours a week). Career prospects The main career prospects are: Bioinformatics specialist, whether in academic research groups or at hospitals or companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and bioinformatics industries. Positions at biotech companies in the field of biomedicine. Contract positions at research companies. Drug research and development at public research centres. The master's degree also qualifies holders to pursue the PhD in Biomedicine. Scholarships and grants The master's programme offers one UPF tuition fee scholarship and one grant awarded by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. Admission requirements In order to be admitted to the Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences candidates must submit the following documents: Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution) and the academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin. Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Veterinary studies, engineering studies, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or related degrees. Curriculum Vitae in English. A letter of motivation in English, stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words). A (professional or academic) letter of recommendation signed by someone who really knows the candidate and can assess them. English Remember that in order to be successfully enrolled, the presentation of an official English certificate is an essential admission requirement. Only applicants whose mother tongue is English do not need to pre¬sent an English certificate. Official results must be sent directly by the examining institution to the school’s Admissions Department and must comply with the required minimum scores: - TOEFL CBT: > 235 - TOEFL PBT: > 575 - TOEFL IBT: > 100 - CAE: C1 - IELTS: > 6.5 Applicants who, at the time of the application, still do not possess an official English certificate or who are in the process of obtaining it must include this information in their admission applications. Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor’s Degree at an English-speaking university must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English. 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Master in Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus October 2017 Austria Graz

Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. [+]

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics. Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. The core areas are molecular biotechnology, biocatalysis, and environmental, food, enzyme and bioprocess technology. Students benefit from access to the excellently equipped laboratories and modern infrastructure. Content You learn working and analytical methods used in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and gene, enzyme and fermentation technology. You independently perform cutting-edge scientific and technological experiments. You assess the results of experiments, identify problems and propose solutions. You learn to develop new strategies by considering and assessing current research findings. You use modern information technology in bioinformatics. You work in teams and present results. Core areas Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Bioprocess Technology Environmental and Food Biotechnology Specialisation subjects You may choose 2 of the following areas of specialisation: Enzyme and Protein Technology Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology Bioprocess Engineering Environmental and Food Biotechnology Career Options Graduates are employed in leading positions in both the basic and applied sciences in academia and industry. Biotechnologists plan experiments and analyses, implement these and examine existing solutions. Their problem-solving skills are needed for research and technological development. Graduates work in the following areas: industrial biotechnology, chemical manufacturing using biocatalytic processes, pharmaceutical research, food technology, environmental biotechnology, agricultural research, in relevant university and non-university research institutions and with public authorities or in public offices. Registration Deadlines Summer semester 2016: 7 January to 30 April 2016 Winter semester 2016/17: 11 July to 30 November 2016 [-]

Master in Biotechnology

Claflin University
Campus September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Master of Science (MS) Degree in Biotechnology through Claflin University’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Department of Biology began in the Fall semester of the academic year 2005-2006. [+]

The Master of Science (MS) Degree in Biotechnology through Claflin University’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Department of Biology began in the Fall semester of the academic year 2005-2006. The program requires two full years of coursework and research, culminating with the production of a master’s thesis. According to their interest, backgrounds and career goals, students can choose from three parallel tracks: Forensic Biotechnology Track Plant Biotechnology Track Computational Biology/Bioinformatics Track [-]

Master in Modelling and Visualisation in Bioinformatics

University of Silesia
Campus October 2017 Poland Katowice

Studies on a programme Computer Science, run by a Faculty of Computer and Material Sciences, do not teach only the usage of well-known tools, but rather focus on creating new solutions in informatics. A graduate of the programme receives a solid preparation in the field of the computer science, including not only its theoretical basis and mathematical knowledge, but also gains knowledge in areas such as operating system and computer network architecture, algorithms and basics of programming. [+]

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics. Studies on a programme Computer Science, run by a Faculty of Computer and Material Sciences, do not teach only the usage of well-known tools, but rather focus on creating new solutions in informatics. A graduate of the programme receives a solid preparation in the field of the computer science, including not only its theoretical basis and mathematical knowledge, but also gains knowledge in areas such as operating system and computer network architecture, algorithms and basics of programming. Student gets to know the methods of system and database designing – putting gained knowledge to practice, choosing right methods and tools to perform certain actions, caring for safety of system and data. Current situation on the market does not only demand dry knowledge from the computer scientist. What is just as important is creativity – the ability to solve non-trivial problems, which require the scientist to use methods and techniques characterized as artificial intelligence. The graduate is familiar with methods of tackling with complex problems, techniques of analyzing data, gathering information and creating knowledge-based systems. Career opportunities The graduate of the programme has obtained theoretical and practical basis that will help him in his future career. The graduate may apply for job as: Information system analyst, Application designer and programmer, Webpage designer, Video game programmer (engineering degree), Data analyst (engineering degree), Software integration specialist, Information management specialist (eg. in health protection), Information security specialist. Requirements Candidates applying for graduate studies on the programme Computer Science: Modelling and Visualisation in Bioinformatics should own the Engineering Degree in Computer Science programme. In case the candidate graduated his Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree studies in any other programme, he should take a qualification exam confirming his knowledge on the subject. For the Engineering Degree graduates of Computer Science programme the acceptance for studies is based on an average of graduate’s marks. For the graduates of other programmes the acceptance for studies is based on the mark of the qualification exam and an average of graduate’s marks, accordingly to the following formula: W = 0.5 D + 0.5 T Where: D – average of graduate’s marks T – qualification exam mark The formula serves is used in creating the ranking list of the candidates. Candidates will be accepted for studies accordingly to the list. In case the candidate graduated in Computer Sciences, the value of T is treated as the highest grade in the qualification exam. Quallification exam for the graduates of programmes other than Computer Science – September 13, 2016, 10:00 AM in 41-200 Sosnowiec, ul. Będzińska 39, room 2019. Required documents - Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree diploma in Computer Science/Informatics or related field of study with supplement covering transcripts of records of all undertaken courses (translated into English or Polish if submitted document is issued in any other language); - Document confirming competence in English language. [-]

Master's Programme in Biomedical Imaging

Åbo Akademi
Campus August 2017 Finland Vaasa Turku

Biomedical imaging has emerged as one of the most important technology areas in basic bioscience and biomedical research as well as in clinical medicine and translational research. The current technologies enable detailed real-time and non-invasive visualization of molecules, structures and events in cells, tissues, and whole organisms. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science Annual intake: 20 Contact: bioimaging@abo.fi Website: www.abo.fi/bioimaging , www.bioimaging.fi/program/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/185436748136747/ YouTube-channel: www.youtube.com/user/turkubioimaging Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies in life sciences and biomedicine. The studies thus also provide students with strong knowledge either in cell biology, anatomy and physiology, nanomedicine or biophysics, depending on the area of imaging specialization. Students work in a highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. The courses cover for example light microscopy, advanced fluorescence techniques, super-resolution imaging techniques, PET, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many different areas in cell biology and biomedicine. Programme structure Academic excellence & experience The master’s degree programme in Biomedical Imaging is built on the imaging and research strongholds of both universities in Turku: the Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku. Both universities maintain the Turku BioImaging which is a broad-based, interdisciplinary science and infrastructure umbrella that unites bioimaging expertise in Turku, and elsewhere in Finland. Turku is especially known for its PET Centre, and the development of super-resolution STED microscopy. The winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Stefan Hell did his original discoveries on STED microscopy at the University of Turku. Turku is also a leader of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure network which provides imaging services for European researchers. Turku has a unique, compact campus area, where the two universities and the university hospital operate to create interdisciplinary and innovative study and research environment. Research facilities include a wide array of state-of-the-art imaging technologies ranging from atomic level molecular and cellular imaging and microscopy to whole animal in vivo imaging, clinical imaging (eg. PET) and digital image analysis. Studies in bioimaging are highly research oriented and the courses are tailored to train future imaging experts in different life science areas. The Master´s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging is an interdisciplinary programme with a unique atmosphere where people from different countries and educational backgrounds interact and co-operate. Students are motivated to join courses, workshops and internship projects also elsewhere in Finland, in Europe and all around the world. For example, the programme has Erasmus exchange agreements with University of Pecs in Hungary and L'Institut Supérieur de BioSciences in Paris, France. Career options The interdisciplinary curriculum of the Biomedical imaging programme provides students with a broad spectrum of knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many areas in biomedicine and life sciences. The programme aims to train the future imaging and image analysis experts for the increasing demands of both imaging related basic and medical research as well as imaging core facility personnel. The programme provides excellent possibilities for career in life sciences e.g.: continue as postgraduate students to pursue career as scientist work in core facility management work in science administration nationally or internationally work in hospital research laboratory industry and industrial research work in imaging network management Admission requirements The programme is open to those who have completed a lower university degree equivalent to a Finnish B.Sc. degree (180 ECTS), in Life Sciences or in a relevant field (biomedical sciences, physics, engineering, medicine or chemistry). Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language and fulfill the general academic requirements. How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science... [+]

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics. ME Biosystems & Food Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems especially in: Food process engineering Sustainable energy Environmental protection Biosystems Engineers are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on processing of food and other biological materials, environmental protection, waste recycling, sustainable energy and green technologies. The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, a research project and includes a 6-8 month professional work experience internship. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities This is one of Ireland's most important industries and our graduates have excellent prospects finding employment in: Bioprocess and food companies Environmental protection and waste recycling companies Sustainable energy and green technology companies There are also opportunities to pursue PhD research in UCD and worldwide. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Biosystems & Food Engineering (T299) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 7490 nonEU Year 1 - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Student Internships This two years masters offers 6-8 months paid professional work experience, the practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation. Entry Requirements A 3 or 4-year Bachelor's degree with minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in an engineering degree programme or mathematically-based science subject. Strong results (not less than Grade B or equivalent) in cognate subjects of agricultural and food engineering, biological engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, unit operations. Facilities and Resources The School of Biosystems and Food Engineering has recently invested in excess of €600,000 in state-of-the-art facilities in spectroscopy, hyperspectral chemical imaging and chemometrics. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

MSc in Bioinformatics

Lund University
Campus September 2017 Sweden Lund

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. [+]

Programme overview

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. The basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological sequence data derived from genomic studies and structural biology and stored in large databases. Computational biology also involves mathematical modelling of biological systems.

Special features of the programme:

    A combination of advanced research with training of current techniques, as well as the development of novel software tools     Close connections to research in an international environment     Proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics data will be analysed and combined to gain a global understanding of an organism or groups of organisms. ... [-]

Master's Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Karolinska Institutet
Campus August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. [+]

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics. The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. The students will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasising cutting-edge methods in bioinformatic analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology and how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments. Programme presentation This two-year Master’s programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognised researchers in their respective disciplines to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The programme consists of courses aiming to give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine with a focus on high-throughput biology and analysis of big data for translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The education also aims to develop skills and abilities essential to the professional career –including oral and written presentation, team working skills, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science related issues, all of which important for the ability to lead projects in academy and industry. Courses - Master’s programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science *might be subject to changes Year 1 The first year contains advanced level courses in genetics, biophysical chemistry, and translational medicine, as well as the foundations of bioinformatics and comparative genomics. There is also a project course. All three universities offer courses during the first year, with an emphasis on Karolinska Institute (fall semester) and Stockholm University (spring semester). Mandatory courses fall semester Frontiers in life science 1 Frontiers in translational medicine Applied communication Genetics Mandatory courses spring semester Frontiers in life science 2 Bioinformatics Project in molecular life science Comparative genomics Biophysical chemistry Year 2 The second year offers courses in applied gene technology, proteomics, drug design, and bioinformatics analysis of large-scale data. There is also a project course. Most courses during the fall semester are offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology. During the spring semester, the individual degree project is performed. Mandatory courses fall semester Frontiers in life science 3 Project in molecular life science Proteomics Drug development Applied gene technology Analysis of data from high-throughput molecular biology experiments Mandatory courses spring semester Degree project The application process for the programme will be handled by the Royal Insititute of technology (KTH) in collaboration with Stockholms universitet (SU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI). Career opportunities The combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine provides an excellent profile for a professional research career in an academic setting or in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. The life science industries and academic institutions working in these areas are active and the life science sector is expanding worldwide, which gives students an excellent job market and wide range of possible employments. Application and tuition fees If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Application fee 900 SEK Tuition fee Total amount: 400 000 SEK First instalment: 100 000 SEK [-]

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

La Trobe University
Campus March 2017 Australia Melbourne

This is a unique laboratory-based course that aims to equip you with the skills youll need to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology. The curriculum covers key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data. [+]

Biotechnology is becoming increasingly central to a variety of industries, including medicine, diagnostics, agriculture, environmental protection, food technology and renewable resources technology. Bioinformatics is an exciting area of science, focusing on the interface of molecular biology and information technology. It uses the power of computing to tackle biological and medical problems. This is a unique laboratory-based course that aims to equip you with the skills youll need to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology. The curriculum covers key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data. The course has a strong research focus and offers you the opportunity to work in a specifically designed laboratory, take part in industry visits and participate in mutlitple weekly practicals. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent. Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor's degree with at least second-year university-level biology, or an approved international equivalent. Additional information You may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics after completing first year, but only if you decide not to proceed to the second year. [-]

Master in Biology

University of Geneva
Campus February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. [+]

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics. Master in Biology The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: General (electives) Specialisations Biodiversity and systematics Genetics, development and evolution Bioinformatics and data analysis Molecular plant science Curriculum Electives or required courses, depending on the chosen stream (30Credits) Research project and dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Biology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Museums and botanical gardens Bioinformatics Ecology-oriented services Scientific journalism Scientific consulting in governmental or private organisations which finance or supervise research Banking sector (for scientific consulting) Fundamental and medical research in public institutions Scientific research and consulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies Biology teaching in middle school and high school Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Biology or an equivalent degree. Students are required to find a laboratory or group in which to conduct their research project. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty’s academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master’s programme to find out if it is possible to join the course. [-]

AIV Masters Programme

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus September 2017 France Paris

The Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences (AIV) Master of Paris Diderot and Descartes universities is an interdisciplinary two- year program tackling with quantitative approaches on different interfaces with Life Sciences. It aims at training creative and talented students to develop their research in an environment as enriching as the best world graduate programs. [+]

Welcome to the AIV program of the CRI The Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences (AIV) Master of Paris Diderot and Descartes universities is an interdisciplinary two- year program tackling with quantitative approaches on different interfaces with Life Sciences. It aims at training creative and talented students to develop their research in an environment as enriching as the best world graduate programs. The program is based on learning through research pedagogy – rich with research internships and on collaborative projects. The program is funded by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. The 1st year of the AIV Master is the first in France to teach systems biology and synthetic biology. The training is focused at the interface of life sciences and physics, mathematics and computer science. Apart from systems and synthetic biology, students discover methods of mathematical modelling, statistical analysis and as well state-of-the-art technologies (fluorescence microscopy, nano-fabrication, molecular forces measurements, etc.) used to quantify the properties of living systems. They also gain skills in scientific communication and may want to participate in external modules to acquire or strengthen a specific knowledge. During the second year students deepen their knowledge of life sciences, develop their ability to critically analyze scientific works and discover the Research world. The M2 curriculum is devoted to research, through three internships, with at least one theoretical internship and one experimental internship. For those willing to pursue in a PhD program, the last semester will give them the opportunity to prepare a thesis project. Students can follow the second year from the master’s first year program or apply directly, having fulfilled previously an equivalent of 4 years post-high school education, including at least one internship in a research settings. First year of the AIV master (M1) Semester 1 The first semester starts with a 3 week-long bootcamp that gives a condensed overview of the biology, chemistry, math and physics that students will see during the semester. Since students all come from different scientific backgrounds we try to give a feeling of the subjects that will emerge during the semester, and to give an intuition on which subjects the students should start working on their own. Typically, a student with physics background needs to work on fundamental biological concepts such as central dogma, evolution, DNA, methods in biology, while a biologist usually needs to focus more on the mathematical and physical concepts that are used in quantitative description of living systems. After this bootcamp, several core courses will take place on weekly basis. Students will learn the theoretical and practical concepts that are required to perform scientific research at the frontiers between biology, math and physics. Semester 2: internships In the second M1 semester, students “learn through research”, following an internship in a laboratory of their choice in the Paris area or by participating in the Paris Bettencourt iGEM team at the MIT international synthetic biology competition. Our Paris-LB team iGEM is the first French team to participate and is singled out each year, including winning the 2013 world championship. In addition to the internships or iGEM participations, students follow seminars and the Scientific Communication Course. The research internship is an integral part of the training. The internship will be full time, and should ideally consist in a defined project that will lead to results within the 5 month period. Ideally the internship runs from the beginning of February to the end of June. Any research projects related to synthetic, systems and quantitative biology are possible. It is a great opportunity for the students to discover what it actually means to do research in a laboratory. iGEM competition As an alternative to this long internship, students can apply to the iGEM Paris Bettencourt Team. Every year a small group of students from AIV and other Masters programs around Paris gather their strengths and are hosted by the CRI to setup an iGEM project and participate to this competition of synthetic biology. This usually starts by brainstorming sessions and project building and does not require a full time involvement before may or June. Meanwhile we expect that participants find an internship of typically 3 to 4 month before joining the iGEM Team. Note that since the iGEM competition finale takes place in November, the participants will have to organize themselves to stay in the team up to that date. Forthe students continuing with us in the second year of the Master, this means that the first lab rotation of M2 will be dedicated to finishing the iGEM team project. What is next? At the end of the Master 1, and given that you have passed all exams, we will discuss with you the opportunity for you to continue with us in M2. Usually all students that want to stay with us, can do so. However, if for some reason you prefer to switch to another Master program that is more specialized and focused on your favorite research topic, we’ll help you to make the transition. Second year of the AIV master (M2) During the 2nd year, students deepen their knowledge of life sciences, develop their ability to critically analyze scientific works and discover the Research world. Two tracks are offered: 1. general interdisciplinary track for students who wish to develop their knowledge in various interfaces with Life Sciences 2. SSB track for students who wish to further their knowledge in systems and synthetic biology. The structure of the year in terms of seminar courses and internship is the same for both tracks. The year is designed to help the students find their way into the research realm. Students can follow to the second year from the master’s first year program or apply directly, having fulfilled previously an equivalent of 4 years post-high school education, including at least one internship in a research settings. The M2 year consists of a one week workshop along with the FdV 1st year PhD fellows. In small groups, students learn how to create interdisciplinary research projects. This is followed by weekly Friday afternoon courses, throughout the year, geared to develop the students’ capacities to read and analyze current scientific articles.The remainder of the M2 curriculum is devoted to research, through three internships, with at least one theoretical internship and one experimental internship. For those willing to pursue in a PhD program, the last semester will give them the opportunity to prepare a thesis project. Students will have the opportunity to learn research by doing research in labs, to meet with many researchers and to discuss recent interdisciplinary research articles and reviews. At the end of the year, most of the students will apply to a PhD program, in France or abroad. One of our role as teachers is to make sure that all of the students know by the end of the M2 what scientific questions they would wish to work on during the 3-4 years of their future PhD and assure that the students have acquired the needed basis to tackle them. Year overview The year starts with one week workshop at Sèvres, and then the students are expected to perform 3 internships of 3 months each while preparing and attending courses on Fridays at 15.00h. [-]

Master in Biomedical Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

This course prepares the graduate to work in the paramedical professions as a Biomedical Engineer. The learning outcomes are of very high quality, as the professions are well regulated by Czech law, which informs the standards and quality of the teaching programme. [+]

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Study Branch Biomedical Engineering Branch Profile This course prepares the graduate to work in the paramedical professions as a Biomedical Engineer. The learning outcomes are of very high quality, as the professions are well regulated by Czech law, which informs the standards and quality of the teaching programme. For example, graduates will be entitled to work in specially regulated medical professions in Czech Republic with a degree in this field, and will be prepared with a strong base of studies for work in many parts of the world. Key Learning Outcomes - Knowledge The course provides the knowledge that forms the basics needed for the practice of a technical medical profession, i.e. anatomy, physiology and pathology, definition of systems in biological items, biophysics, and physical methods in therapy. A substantial part of instruction is focused on technical subjects, especially on the theory of processing signals and images, digital processing of signals and images, and analysis and interpretation of bio-signals. Regarding the vast area of biomedical engineering, the course is focused in more detail on instrument engineering, i.e. biomedical sensors; diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory medical apparatuses; and medical apparatus complexes. Students also acquire elementary knowledge in areas related to the operation of medical facilities, which is required for his/her practical activity in medical operations. With respect to the professional specialization of the course, the graduate possesses - a broad and deep state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of the subject and extent of the given branch - a broad state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and methods of the branch - an understanding of the possibilities, conditions and limitations of applying the findings of the related branches - Skills Graduates can independently define and creatively deal with theoretical or practical problems, using their expert knowledge, independently and creatively solve a complex problem using selected theories, concepts and methods of the branch, apply some of the advanced research procedures of the branch enabling them to gain new, original information. - General competencies: Graduates are able to make independent and responsible decisions in new or changing contexts or in a developing environment, define the assignments for professional activities according to the developing contexts and available sources, to coordinate them, and bear ultimate responsibility for the results, consider the ethical aspects ensuing from technical solutions, communicate to both experts and the public his/her own opinion in a comprehensible and convincing way, use their professional knowledge, expert skills and general qualifications in at least one foreign language Occupational Profiles of Graduates Graduates can find employment in activities related to diagnostic and medical care in cooperation with a physician. They will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in clinical engineering, healthcare facilities, and first aid. Graduates will be able to work with medical apparatuses, including assisting in examinations that require the use of such apparatuses, check and maintain the apparatus outfit, keep records of it and ensure its operation, to operate the medical software and cooperate in the tender process for medical apparatuses. A biomedical engineer is a medical worker without professional supervision (i.e. a graduate in a branch of study that meets the conditions of accreditation of the Czech Ministry of Health), and within the scope of their professional competence he/she without indication: a) provides medical care in accordance with legal regulations and standards b) follows the rules of the sanitary and epidemiologic regime in accordance with special legal regulations c) keeps medical documentation and other documentation ensuing from special legal regulations, works with the information system of a healthcare facility d) provides information to patients in compliance with his/her professional competence, or as the case may be, the physician’s instructions e) takes part in the practical education in the branches of study designed to provide professional competence to perform medical professions, as organized by secondary schools and higher technical colleges, in accredited medical study programmes designed to provide competence to perform a medical profession, as organized by the universities in the Czech Republic, and in educational programmes of accredited qualification courses f) participates in the preparation of standards Admission Requirements Determined by Dean, may include entrance examination, specific courses taken during bachelor studies, other formal documents. Graduation requirement 120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits 30 ECTS credit per semester. [-]