Good honours or Masters degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area.
PhD, MPhil, MSc by dissertation.
Months of entry
January, April, October
Course contentOur PhD Bioinformatics recruits those students of high academic calibre who are able to work effectively across disciplines. Bioinformatics research in our Department of Mathematical Sciences afocuses on the analysis of large functional genomics datasets. It involves close collaborations between our students and academics with backgrounds in any of bioinformatics, biological sciences, computer science, mathematics, physics and statistics.
Holders of Essex PhDs normally embark upon careers in universities and industry in Britain and around the world.
We also offer an MPhil in this subject and part-time research study is also available.
Our Department of Mathematical Sciences has an international reputation in many areas like such as semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.
Our staff are strongly committed to research and teaching. They have published several well-regarded text books and are world leaders in their individual specialisms, with their papers appearing in learned journals like Communications in Algebra, Studia Logica, International Journal of Algebra and Computation, SIAM Journal in Optimization, IEEE Evolutionary Computation, Computers and Operations Research, Ecology, Journal of Mathematical Biology, and Journal of Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology.
Opportunities are available within the areas of: applied mathematics; pure mathematics; statistics; operational research.
Information for international students
Fees and fundingWe offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, see: www.essex.ac.uk.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
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