Taught course

Applied Bioinformatics

Institution
Cranfield University · Environmental Technology
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class UK honours degree, or equivalent, in a life science, or computer-science subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Bioinformatics is one of the most exciting fields in modern science. It is defined as the application of IT and computational methods used to tackle biological challenges. Since its origins in genomic sequence analysis more than 20 years ago, bioinformatics has spread, not only across the whole of molecular biology, but also into every field of life science. This includes drug discovery, food technology, medicine, agriculture and environmental science.The first of its kind in the UK, Cranfield’s established Applied Bioinformatics MSc is highly regarded by employers for its real-world relevance and applied content, and has been recognised by the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) as providing the necessary skills and experience to contribute to their vision of developing and maintaining world-class UK bioscience.

Fees and funding

For details of any funding or bursaries that may be available, please contact the Enquiries Office.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation50 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Office
Email
enquiries@cranfield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1234 758008