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Bioinformatics (MSc)

The Bioinformatics master's specialisation integrates concepts and methods from both mathematics and computer science with (molecular) biology and biochemistry.

What does this master’s programme entail?

This specialisation focuses on research, development and application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioral and health data. This includes many aspects from acquiring to analyzing and to visualizing data. The specialisation also deals with the development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modelling and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, behavioural, and social systems.

Read more about our Bioinformatics programme.

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Why study Bioinformatics at Leiden University?

  • The main focus is on Data Analysis and Modeling, which represents the unique expertise of the different research groups of Leiden University. 
  • The strength of the programme is the individual approach: an individually tailored programme will be designed for each student.
  • The programme provides you with a thorough computer science background that will allow you to pursue careers in research or industrial environments.

Find more reasons to study Bioinformatics at Leiden University.

Bioinformatics: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you want to contribute to the identification of new fundamental computer science principles and the development of new informatics tools? Do you like to address issues such as data capturing, data warehousing, data analysis and data mining within a marriage of disciplines? Then the master’s specialisation in Bioinformatics is the right choice.

Read more about the entry requirements for Bioinformatics.

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