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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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BIO4031 M.Sc. Thesis 40 ECTS
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Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics
Preceding studies
Most of the Compulsory Advanced studies courses should be completed before starting the thesis project.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2014 – 2015
BIO4031 M.Sc. Thesis 40 ECTS


Strategic themes: Responsible conduct of research

Learning outcomes

After writing the thesis, the student can:
- apply bioinformatics to solve demanding problems of biomedical research.
- study scientific literature to obtain in-depth understanding on a well-defined area of bioinformatics related to the problem at hand.
- evaluate critically the relevant methods in terms of their applicability in the context of the thesis.
- communicate the results of independent work both orally and in writing in clear scientific English.


The Master's thesis consists of both theoretical and practical work as well as seminar participation and presentations. The student also has to pass a maturity examination, related to the thesis work.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Thesis / dissertation  40 ECTS
In English

The supervisor and student take care that the originality of thesis has been checked using the Turnitin plagiarism detection programme. The
Turnitin programme has been integrated into Moodle.


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Additional information and instructions can be found at Moodle site of the BIO4030 M.Sc. Thesis seminar course, key: BMT pro gradu.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.