Quantitative and Computational Biology (MSc)

University of Trento Italy

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 2959 per year

All study options

About Quantitative and Computational Biology at University of Trento

The Master of Science in Quantitative and Computational Biology (QCB) is a multidisciplinary degree that formally integrates quantitative sciences and applied biology, thanks to the involvement of the following organizations at the University of Trento:

CIBIO, Centre for Integrative Biology

Department of Physics

Department of Mathematics

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

The course focuses on a strategic area where technology and methodology enable students to face essential questions at the interface between fundamental research and clinical and pre-clinical areas, through analytical and quantitative approaches.

The course is designed to capture the increasing need for researchers and experts able to transform the enormous amount of biological information ('big data') into knowledge and to gain quantitative insight into the behaviour of biological systems by means of bio-mathematical and bio-physical models.

Key target areas include pharmacogenomics, biotechnology, food science, and precision medicine, which represent applied research fields where the growing availability of multidimensional data demands high interdisciplinarity.

The QCB course is designed to train experts in biotechnology, computational biology, bioinformatics and biological data and systems biology analysis, who will have the opportunity to learn in a multidisciplinary context, interacting with students with different experiences. Strong emphasis will be given to quantitative and computational aspects, with a focus on tools to analyze, model and understand biological systems and phenomena.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 2959 per year

Notes about fees for this course

For EEA students the fee amount ranges from 0 to 2.959 euros, according to the student's family economic condition. For non-EEA students the fee amount ranges from 0 to 6.500 euros according to the student's performance (for top scored admitted candidates fees are waived).

Entry requirements

First-level university degree, or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid, belonging to the following classes of related disciplines and D.M. 270/04 (in brackets indicates the class corresponding to the Ministerial Decree 509/99): Biotechnology ? L-2 (1)

- Information Engineering ? L-8 (9)

- Life Sciences ? L-13 (12)

- Science and agro-food technologies ? L-26 (20)

- Sciences and chemical technologies ? L-27 (21)

- Sciences and pharmaceutical technologies ? L-29 (24)

- Physical Sciences and Technology ? L-30 (25)

- Information Sciences and Technology - L-31 (26)

- Mathematical Sciences L-35 (32)

Have obtained at least 6 CFU (1 CFU corresponds to 8 hours of lesson, computational laboratory or tutorial plus 17 hours of individual study) in the sectors BIO/* or CHIM/*, 6 CFU in MAT/*, 6 CFU in FIS/*, 6 CFU in INF/01 or ING-INF/05 during the first-level degree. A minimum intermediate level of English (Level B1)

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