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Master's degree in Bioinformatics

Aalto University
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Espoo
Language: English

Master's degree in Bioinformatics

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The Master's Degree in Bioinformatics (MBI) at Aalto University in Finland is a two-year MSc education program with a unique combination of bioinformatics, methodological sciences, biosciences and medicine. The education program is offered jointly by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University School of Science.

Aalto's Bioinformatics program content varies to complement students' previous degrees. Education courses taught within Bioinformatics include:

  • Genetic analysis and molecular evolution
  • Algorithms for bioinformatics
  • Evolution of Disease Genes
  • Modelling Biological Networks

Master of Bioinformatics students learn the bioinformatics process all the way through from planning the experiments to data analysis and verification of hypotheses, exploring a unique combination of bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, statistics and biosciences.

Suitability and application

Admission requirements for the Master's Degree in Bioinformatics (MBI) at Aalto University in Finland are:

  • A high quality Bachelor’s degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits or equivalent) in computer science or software engineering
  • At least 60 (ECTS) credits in mathematics (linear algebra, calculus and/or discrete mathematics); basic probability theory and statistics; basic programming skills, algorithms and data structures

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This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

Degree and diploma

Upon the completion of the this degree, students will receive a Master of Science in Bioinformatics from Aalto University.

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Aalto University offers more than 90 degree programs in Finland, with degrees in the fields of art, design and architecture, business, and technology.

By merging Finland’s premier business, technology, and art and design universities in 2010, the resulting institution, Aalto University, envisions a future that is international, multi-disciplinary, and full of opportunities. Based in both Helsinki and Espoo, Aalto University students are able to take advantage of what the city offers as well as being integrated into the biggest technology hub in the Nordic countries.

Aalto University in Finland is made up of 6 schools offering top quality education and degree programs in their respective fields.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The main focus points in research are in design, digital media, audiovisual communication, art, visual culture, architectural solutions of wellbeing and community as well as city planning. The school prepares its students to work as competent professionals in the fields of art, architecture, design, media, film, television and scenography.

School of Business

Aalto business school in Finland is globally acclaimed for its research and education that trains strong leaders and visionary professionals who influence the society. We offer bachelor’s, master's, licentiate's and doctoral degrees in economics and business administration.

School of Chemical Technology

The School of Chemical Technology at Aalto University combines natural sciences and engineering, offering courses in biotechnology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and forest technology.

School of Electrical Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering ties electrical engineering, natural sciences and information technology together with eight departments as well as the Metsähovi Radio Observatory and the Micronova Centre for Micro and Nanotechnology, established in cooperation with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

School of Engineering

Aalto University's School of Engineering operates in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional studies, real estate economics, geomatics, energy and HVAC technology, mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, structural engineering and building technology, and civil and environmental engineering.

School of Science

The fields of computing and modelling, materials physics, energy science, software and media technologies, technology-based business and enterprising as well as brain research and imaging technologies account for a large share of the research and teaching conducted by the seven departments.

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