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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (joint degree)

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Vast amounts of data collected through genomics initiatives provide a opportunity to research the secrets of life, to understand its complexities, to improve quality of life and to conquer diseases.

High-throughput methods like massively parallel sequencing and mass spectrometry generate more raw data than conventional computer models can handle efficiently. To process and analyse this data, computational techniques from Bioinformatics – such as sequence alignment, sequence assembly, biostatistics and machine learning – are required in order to make predictions about health outcome and to decide on a personalized treatment for the patient.

Both Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are strongly interdisciplinary fields. This programme combines molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into fundamental knowledge. You will develop a strong feel for scientific research and high levels of abstraction, and learn to combine the rapid developments in these fields.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 13300 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 14630 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

instruction modes

Lectures, research, thesis.

job perspective

Our graduates are in great demand. By now, systems biology has been recognized both by academia and industry as an essential approach to many, if not all, biological questions and applications related to the living cell. Expertise in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, computing and bioinformatics is highly valued. And an educational training that integrates these disciplines, such as the Systems Biology Master's programme, results in excellent career perspectives.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120