Bachelor Degree in Bioinformatics

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Bioinformatics lies at the crossroads of computing, biomedical sciences and physics and chemistry. It is an area of research that applies computer sciences and information technology to process data from the field of biology.

Imatge grau en bioinformàtica
The major challenge facing professionals in the field is to speed up the rate at which new discoveries can be turned into better health, more effective healthcare and greater economic and social progress in society.  Researchers and professionals in the field of biomedicine and other areas of the life sciences are frequently overloaded with large amounts of data from a wide range of devices. The ability to process, visualise and analyse this big data offers tremendous opportunities for improving our understanding of biology and making new advances in medicine, agriculture and the food industry.

About

The Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics is managed by ESCI-UPF in collaboration with University of Barcelona (UB) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC). The degree brings together mathematical skills, computer modelling and biological knowledge with an interdisciplinary focus, with particular emphasis on biomedical applications.

Lectures are taught mainly on the Mar Campus.

Target

Students should have a good grounding in science, logical reasoning skills, an ability to handle abstract models and good observation, attention and concentration skills. They should also be creative, imaginative and innovative and have an interest in the life sciences and medicine.

Language

100% of subjects are taught in English.

Duration

The Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics lasts for 3 years.

Workload

180 ECTS credits.

Fees

132 € / credit



Offered by

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarchelonaTech