Taught course

Bioinformatics

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Biological and Chemical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent international qualification) in biology or other relevant natural sciences subject.

Applicants with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis, taking into account relevant background and related achievements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

As biological sciences have become more data driven, bioinformatics is now central to modern biological research, from genetics, nutrition and epidemiology to ecology, neuroscience and biomedicine.

This programme will teach you how to manage and manipulate large datasets to reveal new insights in biological sciences. You will get intensive training in a computer-based approach to biological research, with the opportunity to develop specialist skills in computer programming, data analysis, statistics and computational biology.

You will take four compulsory modules (15 credits each) in semester one. In semester two, you will undertake a six week group research project (30 credits) where skills developed in previous modules are applied to develop a novel piece of software to meet a real biological need. You will then embark on a six month individual research project, the topic of which is quite flexible as long as it has bioinformatics at its core. Taught Modules include Genome Bioinformatics, Coding for Scientists, Statistics and Bioinformatics and Post-genomic Bioinformatics.

This programme is delivered by academics who are actively engaged in developing bioinformatics tools and applying them in areas such as genome sequencing, proteomics, evolution, ecology, psychology, cancer, diabetes and other diseases. We have an extensive network of academic and industrial collaborators around the UK and in Europe, who contribute to teaching, co-supervise projects and provide employment opportunities.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
10,100
International students
21,950

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
sbcs-pgadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 3328