Biomolecular Chemistry and Bioinformatics

Tilhører studiet:
Molecular Sciences - master

Biomolecular Chemistry and Bioinformatics

Tilhører studiet:
Molecular Sciences - master
Application deadline
Nordic applicants: 20. April
International applicants: 1. December
How to apply?

Do you want to be an active part of the fight against new life-threatening diseases or work for a more sustainable future? Then this is the place for you!

This discipline is one of three specializations included in the Master's Degree Progam in Molecular Sciences.

Questions about the study

Profilbilde Renate Lie Larsen
Renate Lie Larsen

Seniorkonsulent, studieadministrasjon, Innkjøper Institutt for kjemi,

Luca Frediani

Professor, Teoretisk og berengningsbasert kjemi, Hylleraas-senteret

By enrolling in the Master's degree program in Biomolecular Chemistry and Bioinformatics, you will be part of one of the most rapidly developing interdisciplinary fields on the scientific horizon today. Address important questions about DNA, RNA, proteins and diseases – all while using blazingly fast computers that only a select few get to play with and using modern biotechnology in the laboratory.

Some of our projects deal with products and technologies to overcome antibiotic resistance, develop cancer drugs, optimize enzymes used in vaccine production and diagnostics, reduce our environmental footprint by finding degradable bioplastics and recycle industrial products that are currently considered as waste.

You will write your Master thesis as part of a group that aims for breakthrough products and technologies that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. You can be part of a team that develops state-of-the-art tools and databases to support the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet) in their fight against infectious diseases like COVID-19. You can also collaborate with outstanding partners in high-impact life-science projects through the international organization ELIXIR.

This degree can make you eligible for a career in biotech companies such as ArcticZymes and Amicoat, in aquaculture industry, in academia, in hospitals, or in information and communication technology companies such as Microsoft.

Term 10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
First semester (Autumn)
Second semester (Spring)
KJE-3403 X-ray crystallography 1
Elective course
Elective course
Third semester (Autumn)
Fourth semester (Spring)
More information:
See page 9 in the Study Plan

You can be qualified if you have a Bachelor degree in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry*
  • Biomedicine*
  • Biotechnology*
  • Molecular sciences*
  • Pharmacy*
  • Mathematics*
  • Physics*
  • Informatics*

*with a minimum of 30 ECTS in chemistry.

Bachelor's degrees within other related areas may be considered on an individual basis.

For more information regarding admission requirements, see Admission requirements for Master in Molecular Sciences.