What will I learn?

In the Master Programme in Bioinformatics theory and practice from various fields of science such as mathematics, computer science and biology are combined. During the programme, you will meet researchers working towards advancing the knowledge within each respective field, and there will be considerable opportunities where you can contribute to the rapid development of bioinformatics. You will gain hands-on experience in research groups where you could further develop a programme for analysis of new pharmaceutical candidates, analyse large scale sequence data from complex environments, populations and human cancers or produce a programme module for analysis of suitable target molecules for a diagnostic tool.

During the programme you can expect to:

contribute to the rapid development of bioinformatics
gain hands-on experience in a research group
obtain a broad network and establish links with potential future employers

The Master Programme in Bioinformatics will provide you with both theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular biology, data management and programming, as well as bioinformatics applications within these fields. Through project-based courses, you will also learn how to plan, execute and finalise projects.

The programme has courses together with the Master Programme in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering, specialising in Bioinformatics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
First semester fee: SEK 72,500; Entire course fee: SEK 290,000
Start date

31 August 2020


Uppsala University


Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7,


SE-751 05, Sweden

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Paper-based) For English 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575.

For international students

Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

30 credits in mathematics; and
30 credits in computer science including 5 credits in database design.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
The minimum test scores are:

IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
Cambridge: CAE, CPE