Taught course

Molecular Biosciences (Bioinformatics)

University of Bath · Department of Biology and Biochemistry

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in any biological, computational or mathematical subject.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides an understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems and focuses on applying this knowledge to improve human health and disease, food biosecurity and sustainable biotechnologies. The unique course structure is designed in consultation with clinical and industrial partners to give you the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in molecular biosciences.

Specialising in bioinformatics, you’ll work with researchers from our new Milner Centre for Evolution and the Evolution and Biodiversity research group, supported by teaching staff in the Department of Computer Science. You’ll learn to apply computational methods to answer biological questions ranging from bacterial epidemiology, healthy ageing and genomic medicine to evolution and conservation biology.

This course is for you if you’ve graduated from a bioscience, computer science, mathematics or technology background and you’re interested in a career within the field of bioinformatics.

Find out more about this course and apply.

Fees and funding

Find out about funding opportunities at the University of Bath.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385115