Objectives and competences

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Biology
Branch of knowledge
  • Biology and genetics
  • Computer and systems engineering
  • Mathematics and statistics
Mode of deliveryOn-line
Length of course1 academic year
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
Main university information Master's degree course homepage
Main universityUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Bridging coursesYes

Objectives and competences



Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Access requirements and conditions



La preinscripció es realitza a la universitat coordinadora del màster.

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Required documentation

Selection criteria



As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Compulsory 25
Optional 20
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 15

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: BC for admission to the master's degree in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Àlgebra Lineal Optional 6
Algebra Optional 6
Iniciació a la Programació Optional 6
Introduction to Mathematics for Engineering Optional 6
Mathematical Analysis Optional 6
Probabilitat i Estadística Optional 6
Programming Optional 6
Statistics Optional 6

Bridging courses

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Analysis of Omic Data Compulsory 5
Applications and Trends in the Sector Optional 5
Company Placement Optional 5
Computational Genomics Compulsory 5
Computer Tools for Bioinformatics Optional 5
Data Analysis Software Compulsory 5
Design and Analysis of Experiments Optional 5
Final Project Compulsory 15
Machine Learning Optional 5
Molecular Biology Optional 5
Multivariate Analysis Optional 5
Programming for Bioinformatics Compulsory 5
Regression, Models and Methods Compulsory 5
Statistical Inference Compulsory 5
Structural Biology Optional 5
Survival Analysis and Longitudinal Data Optional 5

Previous years


Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.

Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

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