Taught course

Computational Systems Biology

Newcastle University · School of Computing Science

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any biological science-based subject, such as genetics, biochemistry or biology. OR a 2:1 honours degree in any computing science or maths based subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications, provided they have significant industrial or professional experience in a biological or computer science related area.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides specialist skills in core systems biology with a focus on the development of computational and mathematical research skills. It specialises in computational design, providing essential computing and engineering skills that allow you to develop software to program biological systems.

This interdisciplinary course is based in the School of Computing Science and taught jointly with the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The course is ideal for students aiming for careers in industry or academia. We cater for students with a range of backgrounds, including Life Sciences, Computing Science, Mathematics and Engineering.

Computational Systems Biology is focused on the study of organisms from a holistic perspective. Computational design of biological systems is essential for allowing the construction of complex and large biological systems.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary, School of Computing Science
+44 (0) 191 208 8072