Content Official Master's Degree in Bioinformatics
The master's degree in Bioinformatics is a 60-ECTS master's degree taught over one academic year. The syllabus consists of seven teaching modules: all the theoretical modules will be completed in the first semester; professional placements and the master's degree dissertation are carried out in the second semester.
There are two obligatory modules: (1) Programming in Bioinformatics (6 ECTS credits), which aims to enable students to understand the computer programming tools and languages commonly used in bioinformatics, and to learn how to use these; and (2) Core Bioinformatics (12 ECTS credits), which focuses on the application of bioinformatic methods and analysis in Omic research projects.
The optional modules, in contrast, allow students to focus their studies on the development of those areas of bioinformatics in which they are most interested and may eventually wish to work in at a professional level. Students are required to choose an optional module (12 ECTS credits) from the following: (3) Genomics, (4) Structure and Function of Proteins and Drug Design, and (5) High-Performance Computation and Big-Data Analysis.
Finally, in the second semester, modules (6) Professional Placements (15 ECTS credits) and (7) Master's Degree Dissertation (15 ECTS credits) are carried out. In this last phase, students select a research centre or company in which to carry out their placement.
Study plan structure
|Programming in Bioinformatics||6||OB|
|High Performance Computing and Big Data Analytics||12||OT|
|Structure and Function of Proteins and Drug Design||12||OT|