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Master's programme in Genomics and Systems Biology, 120 hec

The Master's Programme in Genomics and Systems Biology is recommended for students looking for an exciting and interdisciplinary education at the forefront of modern biology.

In this program you will study how genomes change over time and how life's molecules interact in networks to build up living organisms. This knowledge about the properties of complete biological systems, and not just their individual parts, is also essential in drug development, treatment of diseases and to improve industrial bioprocesses. Genomics and Systems Biology also opens the way for an understanding of evolution at the molecular level, which has implications for how we assess the adaptability of organisms to changing environmental conditions, such as climate change.

Contents

The program includes four in depth courses at the advanced level that you are recommended to take during the first academic year: BIO406 Advanced Functional Genomics 15 credits, BIO403 Advanced Bioinformatics 15 credits, BIO448 Experimental Systems Biology 15 credits and BIO442 Evolutionary Genomics 15 credits, all courses are taught in English. At the end of the programme you will do a thesis.

The program gives you practical knowledge of emerging technologies for large-scale analysis of the molecules of life. The explosive development of technology in this field is interdisciplinary, and research and education lies at the intersection of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. A central aim is to give you the skills to experimentally study all components of a biological system and describe the functional interaction between them in mathematical terms. This modeling enables simulations and predictions about the behavior of the system in various types of perturbations, such as mutations, infections or environmental impact. The program also provides a good understanding of how genomes change over time as a consequence of for example the use of antibiotics, breeding for desired characteristics and chemicals in the environment.

The program is open to students with a biology background who wish to expand their knowledge in functional genomics, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling, molecular evolution, and experimental and computational systems biology. Education is strongly problem-oriented and closely linked to current research, such as bioinformatic analysis of genomes and networks analysis of the interactions between the molecules of life. This close link to research train you in formulating and solving current and future life science issues. 

Career areas

As a graduate student from the Master's Programme in Genomics and Systems Biology you are perfectly suited for the next generation of research challenges in future biotechnology, medicine, pharmaceutical industry or for a career in academia.

Entrance requirements and application

Entrance Requirements:

University studies of at least three full years, equal to a Bachelor's degree in Science in Biology or Molecular Biology including at least 30 hec in Chemistry. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.

Master's programme in Genomics and Systems Biology, 120 hec
Start Full/part time Apply
Autumn 2017 Day, 100 % Closed
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-61697
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2017-01-16
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 273 800 SEK
First payment 68 450 SEK
Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Autumn 2017 Day, 100 % Closed
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-11097
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2017-04-18
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 273 800 SEK
First payment 68 450 SEK
Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se

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