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.


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.

Cut-off mark

9,638 (2022-2023 academic year)


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


240 ECTS credits.


100% of subjects are taught in English.


138 € / credit


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.

Offered by (UPF cordinating university)

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