Taught course

Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Queen's University Belfast · School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Natural Science subject, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a relevant medical or life sciences subject (e.g. Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Physics or Statistics). A medical (MB) or dental degree (BDS) is also considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution.

Bioinformatics covers the application of mathematics, statistics and computing to biological and clinical scenarios. It involves the application and development of algorithms and software to understand and interpret ‘Big Data', which is driving medical research, discovery and practice.

You’ll be looking at clinical and omics data to find patterns that others can’t see, which relate to patient response to treatments and prognosis.

You’ll discover results that translate to the real world, through commercialisation or clinical trials to tackle diseases.

You’ll use your vision to find unique solutions to clinical and biological problems, and by the end of the degree you’ll be ready to work within a multidisciplinary team alongside bioinformaticians, biologists and clinicians, dissemination and application of cutting edge research, knowledge transfer and the commercialisation of research ideas and innovations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Jaine Blayney