Entry requirements

A degree with a first or 2nd class honours in Biological Sciences or a related scientific discipline or an equivalent qualification; also, non-graduates with several years' appropriate industrial experience. Overseas applicants will be required to demonstrate their level of proficiency in the English language.

Months of entry


Course content

To enable biological sciences graduates to acquire bioinformatics skills for a career in the post-genomics era. The course comprises taught modules and guided research, and culminates in a four-month project placement in industry, research institute or university research laboratory.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations19
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Research projects61

Course contact details

Mrs Mina Mistry
+44 (0)116 229 7038