Taught course


Queen Mary, University of London · Biological and Chemical Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as biology, biochemistry, medicine, or genetics. Individuals with relevant professional qualifications or other relevant experience and qualifications will also be considered. English Language proficiency is required at the standard level for PGT S&E entry.

Months of entry


Course content

Bioscience is increasingly data driven, as new bioanalytical techniques deliver ever more data about genes, proteins, metabolites and the interactions between them. Bioinformatics is the discipline tasked with turning all this data into useful information and new biological knowledge, a discipline in which there is a serious shortage of trained people. Without assuming any prior informatics experience, this course gets biologists up to speed with essential bioinformatics skills and provides the opportunity to apply these in a cutting edge research project. The course is taught by QMUL 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 will contribute to teaching, co-supervise projects and provide employment opportunities.

Programme highlights:

- New course, covering the very latest tools and techniques.
- Delivered by experts in the development and application of bioinformatics techniques.
- An innovative group project, collaborating with peers to produce new bioinformatics software.
- Providing the skills and experience that employers need.
- A six month individual thesis project tackling a real world bioinformatics challenge.
- Flexible modes of study: full time, part time, campus-based or online.

Information for international students

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
+44 (0)20 7882 3328/5889