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
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
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- MSc Administrator in Biological Sciences
- +44 (0)131 651 7052