M.Sc. Bioinformatics

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The students of this interdisciplinary Master’s program will get unique hands-on learning experience in bioinformatics skills and acquire expertise in current theories and up-to-date technologies. This is complemented by improving their own teamwork and interpersonal competency in an international environment. This solid background in theory and practice together with the necessary softskill set will allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry.

In addition to the general bioinformatics courses, students choose a specialization area, based on their personal preferences.

The following focus areas are offered:

  • Complex Systems
  • Data Science
  • Advanced Algorithms

The program is structured as follows:

In the first semester the basics from the bachelor's programme are deepened. In addition, there is an introduction to the focus areas by means of small projects, so that the students get a decision guidance for the following semesters.

In the second and third semesters, students concentrate on the profile area. In their chosen Focus Area, they complete various courses including a research internship. They also take a module on ethical and legal foundations.
In addition, students extend their knowledge by choosing some courses from the other focus areas.

The Master`s thesis is usually written in the fourth semester. The processing time is 23 weeks. During this time, the students give a 30-minute presentation on the progress of their work.