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Master's programme in Bioinformatics

120 credits
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. It combines biology, computer science and statistics to analyse this data. New technologies in genomics and proteomics have revolutionised modern research in biology and medicine during the past decade. Scientific discovery now relies heavily on efficient handling and analysis of the enormous amount of data generated from wet lab experiments. The Bioinformatics programme trains students from different fields in the computational analysis of biological data.

New Master's student 2019: Information (pdf)

The Bioinformatics programme combines research with training in current methods as well as the development of novel software tools. The programme makes extensive use of hands-on training.

The master's programme is organised by the Faculty of Sciences. The demand for qualified bioinformaticians still exceeds the supply. Graduates have a diverse set of employers to choose between, both in industry, health care and academia.

Prerequisites and Application at Lund University's course database


The first year includes the compulsory courses:

The second year contains project and/or other optional courses i.e.

Degree requirements

Courses corresponding to 120 credits, of which should encompass

  • 60 cr. advanced level courses in Bioinformatics of which BINP11, BINP16, BIOS13, BIOS14, BINP28 and BINP29 are mandatory
  • 30 cr. Degree project
  • 30 cr. optional courses or continuation of Degree project

Degree awarded: Master (Two Years) in Bioinformatics

Degree requirements detailed information (pdf; kB)

Page Manager:
3D reconstruction of protein

Programme coordinator

Dag Ahrén
Senior Lecturer
Molecular Cell Biology

E-mail: Dag [dot] Ahren [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se