Introduction to the programme
Bio-informatics: Computer science with a focus on molecular biology
The master programme Computer Science + Molecular Biology will equip you with knowledge, skills and competencies in software engineering and molecular biology.
You will learn techniques and theories to analyse, design and construct software systems, including software engineering methods and principles, computer and system architecture, algorithms and data representation as well as design principles for human-machine interfaces.
You will acquire knowledge of theories and methods for analysis, design and implementation of IT applications: systems development methods and principles, IT architecture, innovative IT applications as a product, service or process and interaction between IT solutions and uses. You will learn about cell biology and physiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, genetic and protein engineering and bio-informatics.
The programme will provide you with the skills to organise, manage and plan a system development project, including the software component, especially where the development and application of molecular biological models and methodologies are key, e.g. in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry or in IT companies operating within the field of biotechnology.
The programme will provide you with a wide range of job opportunities in the IT industry, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry or in IT companies operating within the field of biotechnology as:
- IT developer
- Programmer or IT architect
- Project manager
The master degree qualifies graduates to start on a PhD programme.
Your everyday study life
Computer Science has a small, cozy and closely connected study environment. You can expect to go through the study together with the students starting the education at the same time as you do, but you will also meet new people at elective courses and through social activities across the study years.
All teaching in Computer Science is carried out by a regular staff of teachers and takes place in the same building. The department's lecturers and professors have offices close to your classrooms and they run an "open door" policy that makes it easy to get in touch with your teachers - whether it's about a challenging academic problem or for a cozy chat. During your education you will become part of the daily life of the department.
Facts about the programme
Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Molecular Biology
Language of tuition: English