MSc Programme in Bioinformatics
The master programme in Bioinformatics is a joint programme launched by School of Life and Health Sciences and School of Data Science. This programme serves as a solid foundation in cross-disciplinary learning, creative thinking, practical problem-solving skills, and a keen sense of bioinformatics for the emerging biotechnologies and their future developments. With the well-designed study scheme of this program, students are expected to be well-educated to achieve the forefront of leadership in the fields of bioinformatics and biomedical sciences.
Bioinformatics is a cross-disciplinary discipline, including life sciences, physics, chemistry, statistics, computer science, and data science. Bioinformatics and computational biology have become the cornerstone of modern biology. It can explore the life processes of biological systems, mine novel biological mechanisms from biological big data, and ultimately develop disease diagnosis and treatment options. Recent advancements in this area are reshaping every aspect of biological sciences, agricultural sciences, medical research, health care systems, and biological industries. The biological industries, especially drug development sectors, are also fast-growing in China, especially in the Pearl River Delta. There is thus a rapidly growing demand for talented professionals with specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities in bioinformatics and computational biology.
- Advanced Machine Learning
- Advanced Bioinformatics
- Computational Molecular Modeling and Design
- Advanced Sequence Analysis
- Statistical Methods for Biomedical Research
- Topics in Computer-Aided Drug Design
- Selected Topics in Bioinformatics Algorithms
- Computational Structural Biology
- Computational Proteomics and Functional Prediction
- Biological Databases Design and Data Visualization
- Deep Learning
- Molecular Pharmacology and Modern Drug Design
- Research Project
- Selected Topics in Deep Learning
- Physical Basis of Molecular Biology
Mode of Study
Normative: 2 years;
Normative: 3 years; Maximum: 4.5 years
Master of Science degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Total 36 units in 2 years, including 15 units for required courses and 21 units for elective courses.
In total 252,000 RMB, paid annually based on mode of study.
* The Master of Science in Bioinformatics is a taught master's program with no scholarship provided.
Application is open all year round
Normally Fall Admission is in August, and Spring Admission is in January. Applicants should submit the application online at least one month before the admission date.
Please go to http://apply.cuhk.edu.cn/matrix-base/gs/login
Please note that all original documents will be checked at the time of enrollment. Any misrepresentation in the documents and information provided will result in disqualification of their applications and subsequent enrollments in the University.
(i) A Bachelor's degree from recognized university
(ii) Fulfilled the 'English Language Proficiency Requirement':
The applicant should either:
a. possess a pass grade in English in one of the following examinations:
Hong Kong Advanced Level Exam. (AS Level)
Hong Kong Higher Level Exam.
CUHK Matriculation Exam., or
b. achieve Level 4 or above in the English Language subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; or
c. have a degree from CUHK(SZ), or recognized university with English as teaching language, or
d. submit one of the following original score reports/certificates for assessment by the Programme concerned:
TOEFL* (not lower than 550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; and 79 internet-based)
GMAT (Verbal, not lower than 21)
IELTS (Academic) (not lower than Band 6.5)
Telephone: 0755-235 19000
Office Hours: 8:30-12:00, 13:00-17:30 (Mon-Fri)
Address: Room 504, Teaching D, 2001 Long xiang Road, Long gang District, Shenzhen (Zip code: 518172)