Taught course


King's College London · Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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Entry requirements

Bachelor of Science degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in Computer Science or a closely related subject, and a good background in the area of intended research.

Applicants who do not meet the undergraduate requirements but have or are currently studying an additional Master's Degree with Merit in Computer Science or relevant subject may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Bioinformatics is the application of computational methods in the representation and analysis of biological data. The availability of data from genome sequencing and high-throughput measurements in the human and other biological species has fuelled an explosive growth of bioinformatics during the past two decades. Research in bioinformatics has the potential to steer biological discovery in genomics, medical science and pharmaceutical applications.

The Bioinformatics research activity in the Department of Informatics aims to support existing demands and anticipate exciting new developments at the crossroads of computational and biomedical science. Research activities are centred on systems biology, functional genomics and string processing applications, such as protein folding, analysis of large and complex biological networks, machine learning for property prediction, data classification for molecular signature and biomarker discovery, algorithms for next generation sequencing applications, and micro RNA target prediction.

Research is supported by extensive collaborations across medical and biomedical departments within King's as well as other national and international research groups in computational and experimental sciences.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer
+44 (0)20 7848 7210