Taught course

Systems and Synthetic Biology

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, computer sciences and modelling, molecular biology and related sciences, engineering or biotechnology. Physics, mathematics or other backgrounds will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc will provide you with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of system and synthetic biology, ranging from understanding genome-wide data to designing and synthesising ‘Biobricks’. You will learn quantitative methods of modelling and data analysis to inform and design new hypotheses based on experimental data.

The University hosts the new SynthSys Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology, a hub for world-leading research in this area.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
MSc Administrator in Biological Sciences
Email
mscssb@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 7052