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Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Barcelona
September 2021

Barcelona
September 2022

Barcelona
September 2023

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

The bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, which is taught entirely in English, aims to produce professionals in bioinformatics, a field that applies computer science and information technology to the processing of biological data. It has become a strategic field because of the enormous amounts of biological data that health professionals have to deal with; the ability to manage, visualise and analyse these big data offers opportunities for improving their understanding of the occurrence and progression of disease, for identifying new treatment strategies and for improving health and health care. On the degree, you will be trained in subjects that are computational and scientific in nature and you will gain a solid grounding in biology, including integrated knowledge of biological systems and their design principles, but with an emphasis on mathematical and biostatistic processing of large amounts of data and its biomedical applications.

Admission requirements

Secondary students from UE and countries with reciprocity agreements:

Students from the education systems of EU member states or any other country that has signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain may apply for admission directly, without the need to sit the PAU, provided they meet the academic requirements in force in their own education systems to attend university.

Students with completed university studies abroad:

Students who have started a university course of study abroad or who have completed it and applied for and been denied homologation from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and wish to gain admission to this university.

Students with started bachelor's degree abroad:

For the students who have started a bachelor's degree in a foreign country (not completed) and want to continue their studies in the university, the way to apply is different depending on the number of credits susceptible to be validated for the school where they want to do the transfer.

Other foreign secondary students:

The students who have completed upper secondary school in a foreign country have different ways to apply, depending if they have a residence in Spain, from which country are coming and if this one has an agreement with Spain.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Modules include:

  • Algebra
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Computational Genomics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Discrete Mathematics and Optimisation
  • Distributed Systems and Web Technologies
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Programming and Algorithms I
  • Programming and Algorithms II
  • Public Databases in Health and Life Sciences
  • Statistical Learning
  • Statistical Models and Stochastic Processes
  • Systems and Network Biology
  • Agrogenomics
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Algorithms for Sequence Analysis in Bioinformatics
  • Architecture-aware Programming
  • Aspects of Physical and Organic Chemistry
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biostatistics and Data Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Chemogenomics
  • Clustering Methods and Algorithms in Genomics and Evolution
  • Current Research Topics in Bioinformatics
  • Databases
  • Further Programming, Algorithms and Data structures
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical R&D
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Genomics
  • Ontologies in Health and Life Sciences
  • Optional Internship
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor’s Degree Final Project
  • Cell Biology and Physiology
  • Comparative and Functional Genomics
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Introduction to Health Sciences
  • Omics Techniques
  • Population Genetics and Molecular Evolution
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Information, Architecture of Computers and Operating Systems

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Course fees (per academic year): €7,920

Qualification

180 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.

Career opportunities

  • R&D departments in companies devoted to medical technology, biotechnology, health care and biomedicine in general.
  • Pharmaceutical industry: computer support for the development of new products and treatments.
  • Process simulation and analysis and management of medical data.
  • Teaching and research in the field of bioinformatics.

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. The UPC offers 64 bachelor’s degrees, 75 master’s programs (30 of them fully in...


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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Campus Nord, Calle Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona Catalonia
Spain

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www.upc.edu

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