Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. Many times, the basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological data derived from genomic studies, structural biology and other areas of biology and medicine. 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, transcriptomics and other data will be analysed and combined to gain a global understanding of a biological problem.

Programme modules/courses

Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis, Bioinformatics: Programming in Python, Modelling Biological Systems, Processing and Analysis of Biological Data, DNA Sequencing Informatics, electives and a Master’s degree project.

Most courses are full-time studies, and you usually take only one course at a time. The courses are typically teaching-intensive, with lectures and seminars as well as theoretical and practical exercises. You are expected to spend about 40 hours per week on studies, self-studies included. Normally you take 30 credits per semester, i.e. a total of 60 credits per year.

Career prospects

Graduates have a diverse set of employers to choose between, both in industry, health care and academia. You can work as a bioinformatician, biostatistician, biocomputing specialist or related positions. Previous graduates have found employment with SiliconGenetics and Novozymes, as well as in research groups including Harvard Medical School.

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Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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