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  MSc Bioinformatics for Computational Genomics

Politecnico di Milano    School of Industrial and Information Engineering

Full time September, February MSc Full-time: 2 years
Biological Sciences (4)

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The MSc Bioinformatics for Computational Genomics programme at Politecnico di Milano and Universita` degli Studi di Milano is designed to equip graduates with a strong foundation in molecular biology and bioinformatics. With a focus on the analysis and understanding of biological systems, this joint Master's degree offers a unique blend of biological and computational expertise. Students will delve into topics such as genomics, transcriptomics, machine learning, and systems biology. The programme is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in biomolecular sciences or computer science/mathematics, with a basic knowledge in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, programming, data bases, and statistics. Graduates will be prepared for careers in genomic research, data analysis, and bioinformatics.

About the course


The joint Master Degree in “Bioinformatics for Computational Genomics” (BCG) of Politecnico di Milano and Università degli Studi di Milano aims to give its graduates an adequate knowledge on the molecular basis of biological systems; the structure and function of biological molecules and how they participate in cellular processes; the technologies and platforms for the analysis of genomes; the tools for bioinformatics and genomic analysis; and the statistical and computational methodologies for the analysis of biomolecular data.

Therefore, the BCG degree includes activities providing in depth knowledge on:

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Entry Requirements

Admission is open to students with a Bachelor Degree in either biomolecular sciences OR computer science/mathematics, with a basic knowledge in either genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry, OR computer/information science and mathematics (programming, data bases, statistics).


EU students: €900 to €3,900 per year; Non-EU students: €3,900 per year

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The selection criteria are based on the evaluation of your previous education and its match with the prerequisites of our Laurea Magistrale programmes. Obviously GPA (grade point average) and academic achievements (including the portfolio when requested) are of utmost importance. Last but not least a well written motivation letter will highly contribute to a positive decision by the Scholarship Awarding Committee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

PLATINUM: worth 10.000€ gross per year + tuition fees waiver; GOLD 5.000€ per year + tuition fees waiver; SILVER: tuition fee waiver only


All the admitted students with a complete dossier (language certificate included by the deadline) will be automatically considered for the available merit based scholarships.

Application Procedure

There is no application for merit-based scholarships. All admitted students to the university MSc programmes will be automatically considered for a possible scholarship.

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