Systems biology has been recognised as a powerful approach to solve biological questions at various levels and to come to quantitative descriptions of biological behaviour, structure and evolution. Students and lecturers will tell you what to expect from this programme.
The study programme
The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology programme teaches you to combine molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into a fundamental understanding of life at the molecular level. During the programme, you will develop skills in scientific research and a high level of abstraction and quantitative thinking. You will learn to apply and combine rapid developments in different research fields and obtain an interdisciplinary mind-set with many transferrable skills.
Admission during COVID-19
Due to the Corona pandemic, the UvA and VU University Amsterdam will allow you to start your Master’s programme before having fully completed your Bachelor’s degree or pre-Master’s. Please check the VU University Amsterdam website for the rules and conditions that apply.
Meet the people
How to get to know this Master's programme better than via its students? Read the experiences from students and what they say about Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.
The programme's flexibility and the accessibility of the staff for questions are some of the things that I really like here.Ina Natasari, student Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
If you successfully complete the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology programme, you will be in high demand. It is likely you will already find a job before you graduate. And in that job, you will extensively use the skills you acquired during this programme.
Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Bioinformatics and Systems Biology student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.
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