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Master programme Bioinformatics (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The study of Bioinformatics is a relatively new area of study and has developed into an interdisciplinary science combining life sciences and informatics. Bioinformatics uses and develops methods of informatics to solve problems from the areas of physics, biology, chemistry, medicine or mathematics. Data from medicine and pharmaceutical areas can be managed, visualised, analysed, interpreted, compared and simulated using methods of bioinformatics. The aim is to learn methods of working in bioinformatics, analytical and logical thinking, understanding and describing of complex contexts in order to quickly grasp questions and problems and use the techniques of informatics in an efficient way or to adapt them and to scrutinise them critically. Graduates in the field of bioinformatics have access to various professional occupations as this area of interdisciplinary studies combines life sciences and IT education. Graduates can work in areas of pharmaceutical, chemical and food technology but also in software companies that develop software for biologists, physicists, medical doctors and chemists.

Higher education institution:
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Group of fields of study:
Natural Sciences
Degree programme:
Bioinformatics (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2020/21, Stk. 30 (Nr. 351)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in bioinformatics is a combination of life sciences and informatics.


The programme consists of lectures, seminars, practicals, tutorials, work placements, self-study at university and at home, writing of scientific papers, and examinations. Thematically related courses are grouped into modules. These are bridge, compulsory and elective modules. The degree programme concludes with a master's thesis, an accompanying seminar and a master's examination. Since various courses in the curriculum are taught in English, sufficient knowledge of English is required (level B2).

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations