Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Applied Statistics
Department of Academic Affairs
Why study Bioinformatics and Applied Statistics?
- Complete Decription of Programme
- Modern biotechnology depends on bioinformatics for the analysis and categorisation of data.
- There is a great demand for bioinformatical and statistical knowledge.
- Campus Ås has some of Norway’s best experts in applied statistics.
Master i Bioinformatikk og anvendt statistikk
Contents of the programme
The Master program has two independent specialisations: Bioinformatics:
Mandatory courses within bioinformatics, genome analysis and statistics. You write a master thesis of 60 credits (ECTS), alternatively 30 credits (ECTS) if you lack essential courses.
A course in theoretical statistics is mandatory, in addition to mathematical and statistical subjects related to your master thesis. You write a master thesis of 60 credits (ECTS).
A special syllabus related to the master thesis is mandatory.
Modern software and computer science are necessary and often used tools during the whole study. What will you learn?
Bioinformatics combines mathematical and biological subjects. Applied statistics focuses more on mathematical subjects as such.
Master projects are available within genetics (e. g. domestic animal breeding, aquaculture, plant breeding) or microbiology (e. g. genomics, proteomics, microbial ecology, human pathogens and plant pathogens).
Within applied statistics one can also perform methodical studies in chemometrics, ecology and economy.
At Campus Ås you will find modern biotechnology platforms, generating large amounts of data.
Bioinformatics and applied statistics are essential for the categorisation, interpretation and analyses of results, and will give us new knowledge about biology.
In bioinformatics you focus on the results
from these types of analyses, whereas you in applied statistics focus on the methods
What can you use this qualification for?
With a Master of Science degree in Bioinformatics and Applied statistics you qualify for employment in both public and private institutions, medical and pharmaceutical science or industry.
Work as an analyst in e.g. animal or plant breeding, climate surveillance, or in managing, bank or insurance.
You will learn how to develop models and prognoses in economics and environmental issues, e. g. stocks, populations or epidemics.
You are also qualified for PhD-studies. Admission and Requirements
A Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent, consisting of both mathematical and biological subjects. A Bachelor’s degree in biotechnology with a specialisation in bioinformatics qualifies.
Applied statistics specialisation:
A Bachelor’s degree in mathematical science, containing at least 70 credits (ECTS) of mathematics and statistics, in addition to at least 10 credits (ECTS) of programming.
Admittance requires a mean level of grade C
(ECTS) or better in your Bachelor’s degree.For more information?
• Information about application and general questions about the study:
Student Information Centre (SiT)
P.O.Box 5003, 1432 Ås, Norway
tlf.: +47 94 96 61 00
• More information about the programme/courses:
The Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (IKBM)
P.O. Box 5003, 1432 Ås, Norway
Study coordinator Elisabeth Fjærvoll Olsen
phone: +47 64 96 58 69
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