computational biology study program for a MSc degree
Beginning in the 2009 school year, it will be possible to obtain a master's degree in computational biology within the framework of the Faculty of Life Sciences. Outstanding students will be offered the possibility of a direct master's degree in computational biology (see below).
MSc degree specializing computational biology
This study program is intended for:
This study program is intended for anyone who graduated with a bachelor's degree in computational biology (or similar programs) and is interested for specializing in research in the field of computational biology.
- The candidate will have a bachelor's degree in computational biology (or similar programs).
- The candidate will meet the admissions conditions of the Master's Degree Committee of the Faculty of Life Sciences.
- Candidates who request admission to a master's degree in the Computational Biology Study Program and will be found to have a wanting background will be obligated to completions according to the demands of the advisor and the Master's Degree Committee.
- The completions will be carried out within the framework of a year of completions or within the framework of master's degree studies, and will be determined personally according to the student's background and field of research, and according to the decision of the advisor and the Master's Degree Committee.
The study progra:
Master's students in computational biology must take the following courses out of the quota of the 12 credits for the master's degree:
- At least 2 courses from the list of courses specific for computational biology.
- At least one seminar in computational biology.
A list of courses and seminars specific for the field of computational biology is attached.
Upon approval of the advisor, it is permissible to take relevant courses in computer sciences at a scope of 4 credits.
Direct MSc degree specializing computational biology
Students who are studying for their bachelor's degree in computational biology and who have completed their second year of studies with an average of 90 or above can be accepted, pending a personal interview, to a direct master's degree in computational biology.
This is a four-year study program, at the end of which the student receives a bachelor’s and a master's degree in computational biology.
Students who are studying in this study program will study the third year in the normal scope, except for a few changes:
- The student must choose an advisor for the master's degree until the beginning of the third year.
- The project, which is one of the tasks for the third year in the regular program, will be carried out by the student alone (and not in pairs, as is customary), under supervision of the master's degree advisor and will be part of the thesis.
- One of the elective courses in the Life Sciences which the student must study during the third year of studies needs to be from the list of courses for a master's degree in computational biology.
All the rules pertaining to tuition fees and scholarships for a direct master's degree in the Faculty of Life Sciences apply to this study program.
List of Courses, Seminars and Completion courses for the master's degree
List of Faculty members at the computational biology field