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The Bioinformatics master's specialisation integrates concepts and methods from both mathematics and computer science with (molecular) biology and biochemistry.

This specialisation focuses on research, development and application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioral and health data. This includes many aspects from acquiring to analyzing and to visualizing data. The specialisation also deals with the development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modelling and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, behavioural, and social systems.

Do you want to contribute to the identification of new fundamental computer science principles and the development of new informatics tools? Do you like to address issues such as data capturing, data warehousing, data analysis and data mining within a marriage of disciplines? Then the master's specialisation in Bioinformatics is the right choice.
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diplomaMSc Computer Science
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

Why study Bioinformatics at Leiden University?
  • The main focus is on Data Analysis and Modeling.
  • The strength of the programme is the individual approach: an individually tailored programme will be designed for each student.
  • The programme provides you with a thorough computer science background that will allow you to pursue careers in research or industrial environments.

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taal van onderwijs100% en
colloquium, computer exercise, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, working group, self study
The programme is designed to train you as independent researcher, while equipping you with the necessary skills to advance your career.
Every student of the Bioinformatics specialisation has to complete the core programme. A choice can be made out of different specialisation courses. The total of 24 EC is indicative and depends on the extent of the student's support programme and research assignment. The selection of the specialisation courses takes place in coordination with the Bioinformatics specialisation study advisor.

For each student a support programme will be defined by the study advisor. The support programme consists of tutors or courses in Life Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or of optional courses for deficiency programmes. The support programme will consist of a maximum of 12 EC.

study abroad
Because of the tailor made construction of the programme students get the opportunity to study abroad. There is the option to follow elective courses abroad or you can conduct your research project at a university or in industry abroad.
honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

Do you like a personal challenge in leadership? Then join the Leiden Leadership Program.

In the one-year Leiden Leadership Program, you work on developing your personal leadership skills through an assessment, training, seminars and a practice assignment in an organisation. You discover and develop your qualities in the context of an organisation. The goal is to learn how to work intensively with other professionals and learn how to use their qualities. With the Leiden Leadership Programme, a Dutch-based honours programme, you will be able to follow 20 EC next to your Leiden, The Hague or Delft master's programme.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend


a BSc degree Computer Science or a BSc degree with a major in Computer Science

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inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


123 studenten volgen deze opleiding
18% daarvan is vrouw
46 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
20% daarvan is vrouw
26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Testimonial Prof. Kok

“The computer is becoming increasingly invisible but consequently more powerful.”

“Computer science is a relatively new field where there is still a lot to be achieved. I am fascinated by computers: in writing software you really are creating something. That's a powerful feeling. In addition, as a computer scientist, the world is your oyster and you have access to an extensive range of different working environments.

Leiden offers students four unique research clusters: Algorithms, Computer Systems, Imagery & Media and Foundations of Software Technology...
We distinguish ourselves from other programmes as a result of our fundamental approach and because we not only focus on technology, but also on the application of computer science in such environments as the insurance industry, supermarkets and hospitals.

There are many opportunities inherent in computer science – the pace of technological developments based on computer science is very rapid – but some things are not possible and never will be possible. You can't write a programme, for example, that monitors whether other programmes ever stop. Computer science has a number of these fundamental limitations and I find it interesting that my field addresses these issues.

I believe that people are not sufficiently aware how much computer science has penetrated their everyday lives. And this trend will continue. I have high expectations of grid computing: the computer is becoming increasingly invisible but consequently more powerful. Computer science will enter your home, like electricity, and organise everything for you.”

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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Computer Science: Bioinformatics aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 34 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

With an MSc in Computer Science you are well prepared for broad array of career prospects in research or industry. The master's degree is an excellent stepping stone for pursuing a PhD degree.
With a Leiden degree in Computer Science you will have cultivated an analytical mind and a problem-solving attitude. Based on these qualities, you enjoy a wide variety of career opportunities, in research as well in commercial or industrial environments.

Your job perspectives with a master's degree in Computer Science are excellent and diverse. They range from software engineer to product manager, from researcher to IT-manager, and from engineering to financial applications, from business intelligence specialist to service manager or consultant. And the demand is constantly growing. With this education, 96.9% of all graduates have a full-time job, and they find a job within an average time of 1.3 months.

current job market

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