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The basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological sequence data derived from genomic studies and structural biology and stored in large databases. Computational biology also involves mathematical modelling of biological systems.
Special features of the programme:
* A combination of advanced research with training of current techniques, as well as the development of novel software tools
* Close connections to research in an international environment
* Proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics data will be analysed and combined to gain a global understanding of an organism or groups of organisms.
Career prospectsGraduates have a diverse set of employers to choose between, both in industry as bioinformatics or biocomputing specialists and in academia. Previous graduates have found employment with Silicon Genetics and Novozymes, as well as in research groups including at Harvard Medical School and in Developmental Biology at Lund University.
CoursesThe first year includes the compulsory courses, BINP11 Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis 7.5 credits, BINP13 Programming in Perl, 7.5 credits, BINP15 Dataprocessing and Analysis 15 credits, BINP26 DNA Sequencing Informatics I 7.5 credits and BINP27 DNA Sequencing Informatics II 7.5 credits.
Recommended courses, beside these during the first year are: BIOR59 Genetic Analysis I 7.5 credits and BIOR60 Genetic Analysis II 7.5 credits.
The second year contains project and/or other eligible courses i.e. KEMM15 Structural Bioinformatics 15 credits and a Masters Degree Project of 30-60 credits.
Lund University Global Scholarship programmeThe Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.
Some programmes may have specific scholarships connected only to the programme or the subject area.
Erasmus Mundus Action 1Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus joint programmes (Action 1). As a student on these Master's programmes you can get a scholarship that can cover both tuition fees and living expenses. Details can be found on the Erasmus Mundus programme pages.
Erasmus Mundus Action 2Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.
Swedish Institute scholarshipsThe Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:
Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).
Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:
* Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
* Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
* Swedish-Turkish Programme
US Student FinanceLund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.