Master's Degree in Bioinformatics
The study of Bioinformatics is a relatively new area of study and has developed into an interdisciplinary science combining Life Sciences and Informatics. Bioinformatics is key technology that has long been considered as contributing to one of the most important scientific advances of mankind, the decoding of human chromosomes. Today the study of Bioinformatics has established itself as an independent area of academics and research. Data from the studies of Life Sciences, Medicine and Pharmaceutical areas are being managed, visualized, analyzed, interpreted, compared and simulated using methods of Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics develops and implements methods and technologies of informatics to, for example, solve problems in the areas biology, chemistry, physics, medicine and mathematics.
Applicants to the Master's degree program in Bioinformatics must have successfully completed an undergraduate academic degree program (degree awarded: Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or Diploma degree) in Biology, Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Physics, Statistics or Business Informatics.
Potential Career Opportunities
Graduates in the field of Bioinformatics have access to various professional occupations as this area of interdisciplinary study combines Life Sciences and IT education serving to combine numerous fields. On one hand, graduates can work in areas of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food technology and biotech companies, or provide businesses with software needed for applications in th fields of biology, physics, medicine and chemistry.
Degree Program: Master's Degree in Bioinformatics
Degree Conferral: Masters of Science in Bioinformatics (MSc or MSc (JKU))
Program Length: 4 Semesters