Programme Introduction

Pursue a career in Bioinformatics

The design of the BSc(Bioinformatics) curriculum is tailored to match a wide spectrum of personal interests with diverse career aspirations of being modern bioinformatics practitioners. The scope of their roles ranges from being biomedical researchers skilled at performing analysis with bioinformatics tools (bioinformatics users), to computational biologists capable of performing large-scale data analyses to solve biological questions (bioinformatics scientists), to software developers proficient in building innovative computational or statistical tools for biomedical applications (bioinformatics engineers). 

Vital learning

Acquire broad-based, essential knowledge of key concepts in this vital field. 

Big Data: Your Now and Future

HKU’s brand new big data-oriented programmes are designed to equip you with the skillsets and knowledge to excel in today’s digitalised world as big data professionals.

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What You’ll Study

The programme is centred around a compulsory anchoring course at each year level throughout the four-year curriculum. These anchoring courses encourage vertical and horizontal integration of various courses from diverse disciplines across different year levels. The flexible design of the curriculum allows students to take a multitude of disciplinary elective courses in biomedical sciences, statistics, computer science, and biomedical engineering. The core courses focus on the core statistical data analysis skills, key algorithms for biomedical informatics, and fundamental concepts in modern genomic and medical technology.

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Exciting Opportunities

Students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills for employment as a bioinformatics professional or to pursue postgraduate studies in top international institutions.

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Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme is expected to be well qualified to pursue a career in:

  • Research 
  • Academia
  • Hong Kong Genome Institute
  • Public healthcare sector:  Hospital Authority, Department of Health
  • Private sector: digital health, biotechnology, healthcare investment
  • Further studies of professional degree programmes such as medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and related professions.

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  


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