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University of Potsdam


Bio Informatics

Subjects: Bio Informatics,Informatics,Biology

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
292 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

Bioinformatics stands as a pivotal technology in the 21st century. The future of systems biology, systems medicine, and systems genetics—such as personalized medicine, innovative drug development, and high-quality food supply through molecular genetic analysis—relies heavily on bioinformatics. This field enables efficient analysis of data from modern procedures and models complex biological systems to predict the effectiveness of new medications. The University of Potsdam offers an English-language master's degree program in Bioinformatics. This program equips students with essential knowledge and skills. It targets those with a bachelor's degree in life sciences, computer science, mathematics, or physics. A strong foundation in natural sciences or computer science is beneficial for mastering the interdisciplinary nature of biotechnology. The curriculum covers a range of study subjects, ensuring students gain a comprehensive understanding of bioinformatics. This approach prepares them to contribute effectively to advancements in medicine, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture. The program fosters an inclusive and supportive learning environment, encouraging students to achieve their full potential in this critical field.

Program Information

Study Location Potsdam
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 292 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Certificate of the general university entrance qualification or a restricted entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences with English as the first foreign language or a university entrance qualification with confirmation of level B2 UNIcert® II, III or IV certificate TOEFL® Internet-Based Test (iBT) or TOEFL iBT Home Edition with at least 75 points Cambridge English B2 First (FCE) with at least 160 points IELTS or IELTS Online with at least 6.0 points in every test component Proof of completion of a program of study at a recognized university with English as the sole language of instruction or with English as a subject in the main or minor field, as a subject in teacher training, or within a comparable combination of subjects. Suitable certificates or documents to prove an English-language program of study include the degree certificate, a transcript of records, a diploma supplement, regulations concerning access to and conduct of studies, or comparable evidence. Certificate of the higher education entrance qualification obtained for an Englishlanguage course of education in a country that has English as an official language Pearson Test of English - PTE Academic or PTE Academic Online with at least 59 points College English Test (CET; China): Band6 with at least 550 points

Qualification Requirements

Applying for a master’s degree generally requires you to hold an undergraduate degree, such as a bachelor’s degree. Your degree can be in biology. Other successfully completed university degrees in bioinformatics, computer science, physics or mathematics, not related to teaching programs, and with at least 180 credit points also qualify you for admission, as long as at least 6 credit points in programming can be documented. In order to be considered for the Bioinformatics master's degree program, you will also need English skills at B2 level, and, if German is not your native language, also German language skills commensurate with the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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