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Master's Program in Life Science Informatics

University of Helsinki
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30,000 EUR
University of Helsinki

Program description

Master's Program in Life Science Informatics

The Master's Program in Life Science Informatics is designed for students with a background in mathematics, computer science and statistics, as well as for students with these disciplines as a minor in their bachelor’s degree, with their major being, for example, ecology, evolutionary biology or genetics.

The course also taught in Finnish and Swedish language.

Admission requirements

Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.

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Program content

The Life Science Informatics Master’s Programme has four specialisation areas, so called study tracks. During the first autumn semester, each study track gives you an introductory course. At the beginning of the spring semester you are assumed to have decided your field of specialisation (study track).

  • Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine
  • Biomathematics
  • Biostatistics
  • Eco-evolutionary Informatics

Tuition fees

The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 15000€

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you can also find employment, for example, in health sector enterprises, such as bioindustry.

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Life Sciences is one of the strategic research fields at the University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary Master’s programme in Life Science Informatics integrates research excellence and research infrastructures in the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences. As a graduate of the LSI programme you will have first class knowledge and capabilities for a career in life science research and in expert duties in the public and private sectors, competence to work as a member of a group of experts, have understanding of the regulatory, and ethical aspects of scientific research. 

About this institute

University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

At the University of Helsinki, we believe that we can change the world. This is the foundation for both our research and education. By completing a degree from this top-ranked European university you become part of the university's almost 400...

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University of Helsinki

Fabianinkatu 33
00170 Helsinki

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