Taught course

Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology

Imperial College London · Division of Molecular Biosciences

Entry requirements

Applicants with a first degree in biological, physical, computational or mathematical courses, or equivalent overseas qualifications, are welcome to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a multidisciplinary research-based MSc course, designed for applicants with a biomedical, computational or mathematical background. It equips students with the necessary skills to produce effective research in computational genetics and bioinformatics.

The programme is taught by experts in relevant fields within the College, and also makes use of collaborations with other researchers.

For students who are interested in pursuing a PhD, this course also forms the first year of the Wellcome Trust-funded PhD programme in Theoretical Systems Biology and Bioinformatics.

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work20
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Professor M.P.H. Stumpf