Postgraduate Diploma Programme

An intense, pre-PhD programme for talented students


Quantitative Life Sciences

The QLS Diploma programme is aimed at providing students with a quantitative and theoretical background that can allow them to access postgraduate programmes in a broad range of disciplines, including biophysics, quantitative biology, and neuroscience, theoretical systems ecology, economics, data science, and machine learning.

The diploma is organized along five main courses, on:

  • Probability and Information Theory
  • Quantitative Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Each are aimed at giving a core theoretical background for analyzing and modeling different phenomena in life sciences. These are complemented with shorter topical and advanced courses, seminars and journal clubs.