Taught course


University of East London · School of Health, Sports and Bioscience - HSB

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as microbiology, biochemistry or biotechnology; GCSE at grade C in maths and English (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to equip you with a sound knowledge of both the practical and theoretical aspects of your specialist subject areas, and the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research. The programme will cover the concepts, language and applications of bioinformatics, as well as molecular biology and disease, focusing on the techniques and concepts associated with genetic engineering.
The MSc comprises the following core modules:
Applications of Bioinformatics;
Molecular Biology and Disease;
Research Skills;

One year full time or two years part time for MSc and PG Diploma.
One year part time for PG Certificate.
Part time students take one optional module in semester A and one in semester B. In year two they take one optional module in semester A and the research skill module in semester B. The project is carried out in year 2.
Taught modules are delivered in a semesterised system, with semesters running from September to January and February to June. The research projects will run through the summer period.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Fees and funding

2015/16 fees to be confirmed

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978