Taught course

Applied Science (Bioinformatics with Systems Biology)

University College Cork · Department of Microbiology

Entry requirements

Candidates must be holders of an Honours Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element of Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics, with a minimum of second class honours Grade 2. However, candidates with five years or more of proven and relevant Biological or Computational experience may also be considered for places following interview and assessment by the Programme Director of the Applied Science (Bioinformatics with Systems Biology) programme and subject to the approval of the College of SEFS

Months of entry


Course content

Bioinformatics is fast-growing field at the intersection of Biology, Mathematics and Computer Science. It seeks to create and advance algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of very large biological data sets.
The programme provides theoretical education coupled to a practical training to students that already possess a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject with a substantial component of Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics, or relevant expertise in order to allow them to understand and apply the basic principles underlying bioinformatics

Fees and funding

This programme receives funding from the Government under a major initiative to meet IT skills needs identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, therefore EU Students admitted to this programme in 2009/2010 will pay a reduced annual tuition fee of £2,000.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr. Avril Coghlan
00 353 (0) 21 490 3982