Life Science Informatics | Master's programme

How will mathematics, statistics and informatics help you understand nature?

The multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Life Science Informatics (LSI) provides the tools to gain knowledge from models and data. It integrates research excellence across the Faculties of Science, of Medicine and of Bio- and Environmental Sciences with the Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE), thus providing cutting-edge education from experts in the life sciences, medicine, mathematics, statistics, and informatics. This combination offers attractive and versatile study opportunities, where you can tailor your studies according to your personal interest and career plans.

The programme has four study tracks to specialise in: Biomathematics, Biostatistics, Ecological Informatics or Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine. While gaining deep knowledge in your specialisation, you will also get a broad overview of several fields to support your future career.

Basic information
Scope of studies and length 120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level Master
Language Finnish, English, Swedish
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens) 15 000 EUR
Application period Next application period starts at the end of 2024.
How to apply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission criteria, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. The online application form is open only during the application period. The admission criteria for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

About the programme
Interviews with students and teachers

What is it like to study in the four different study tracks of the Master's Programme in Life Science Informatics? Find out what our students and teachers have to say.

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