Taught course

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold (or be about to obtain) a first or upper second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a biological, medical, physical or computing sciences subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Bioinformatics is changing as high throughput biological data collection becomes more Systems oriented. This means that employers are looking for people able to work across the traditional disciplines. The MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at Manchester reflects these exciting developments, providing an integrated programme taught by researchers at the forefront of fields spanning Bioinformatics, Genomics and Systems Biology.

The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of methods to analyse and interpret the data generated by modern biology. This involves the appreciation of biochemistry and molecular biology, together with the techniques of IT and computer science that will prepare students for multidisciplinary careers in research.

Information for international students

For overseas applicants whose first language is not English the minimum English language requirement is IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based) or 90 (internet-based).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Life Sciences
+44 (0)161 275 5032