Taught course

Bioinformatics

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours 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.

We will also consider your application if you have a background in chemistry, physics, mathematics or engineering.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Bioinformatics is about the application of computer-based approaches to understanding biological processes. Our programme will introduce you to the current methods used to interpret the vast amounts of data generated by modern high-throughput technologies.

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.

The programme covers programming skills, statistical analysis and database science as well as bioinformatics. Option courses allow you to specialise in several aspects of bioinformatics.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations22
Written coursework / continuous assessment45
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
BioInfMSc@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 5988