Study programme

Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity is a two-year Master’s programme (120 EC). EC stands for European Credits, where 1 EC equals 28 hours of work.


The curriculum then consists of the following six components (with specified credits), covering both practical research training and advanced theoretical education.


The course list of this programme consists of compulsory courses (dependent on your track choice) and elective courses.View the course list to get a good impression of the options (rather than an exhaustive or definite overview).

Educational methods

  • Lectures 
  • Research projects 
  • Writing assignment 
  • Self-study 
  • Group work and discussions, with hands-on practical assignments 
  • Seminars 


  • Papers  
  • Presentations  
  • Assignments  
  • Research report 

Extra opportunities

Utrecht University offers several programmes for students looking for an extra challenge. These programmes are followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and go beyond the regular curriculum. Do you want to know more about extracurricular opportunities?  

Read more about the honours programmes