The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in biological sciences. You must have a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry or related sciences and some experience of computer science or mathematics. Students with degrees in chemistry, physics, mathematics or engineering will be considered.
Months of entry
Bioinformatics is the application of computer-based approaches to understanding biological processes. Modern high-throughput technologies, such as genome sequencing and microarray profiling, generate huge amounts of data.
The aim of this MSc is to equip you with a strong background in biology, plus the computing skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the vast wealth of modern biological data. On completing this programme you will be able to take up PhD studies or bioinformatics posts in academia or in industry.
Fees and funding
Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk for information about funding opportunities.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||22|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||45|
|Dissertation||33 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- MSc Administrator
- +44 (0) 131 651 7052