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 contentBioinformatics 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 fundingThis 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
Course contact details
- Dr. Avril Coghlan
- 00 353 (0) 21 490 3982