Master's Programme Bioinformatics at a glance

Bioinformatics - A key technology of the 21st century

Bioinformatics is clearly one of the key technologies of the 21st century. Without bioinformatics one of the biggest scientific advances of the last century would not have been possible - the decoding of the human genome - which presents the first fundamental step towards solving the riddle of life. Bioinformatics links computer science, mathematics and life sciences to reach its central goal, namely to understand the molecular biological processes of an organism. Such knowledge opens up new possibilities and applications in various fields:

To this end bioinformatics utilizes methods of computer science and mathematics to analyse, interpret, visualise and simulate biological raw data. A special challenge is posed by the rapidly growing amount of potentially noisy and high dimensional new data.

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Admission

Students holding a bachelor or master degree in one of the following subjects may attend this master's programme comprising four semesters:

A good command of English is recommended (Cambridge English: Advanced level).
The first semester is a transitional phase of bridge modules that prepares students from various fields for the following courses according to their prior education. Students who successfully complete the master's programme will be awarded a Master of Science degree (MSc).

Pre-registration
Students enrolling at JKU for the first time have to pre-register. The pre-registration should be done before applying for admission and is even possible if the preceding Bachelor's program is not yet finished.

For detailed information see the admission FAQs.

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What is special about the master's programme in bioinformatics?

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