Taught course (will run subject to approval)


University of Liverpool · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

Life sciences and technology are an integral part of the global economy. Our Bioinformatics MSc has been designed with input from major industry players to meet the current and emerging skill gaps for professional bioinformaticians.

Please note that this programme is suitable for intercalating medical students.

This course will equip you with the background in biology, statistical analysis, and computing skills necessary to work with modern biological data from genomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies.

You’ll be trained with an emphasis on hands-on practical experience, so that you can tackle your research project with confidence.

You will be taught by internationally renowned scientists at a University with internationally excellent Research Centres, including the University of Liverpool Computational Biology Facility, the newly established Centre for Metabolomics, the Centre for Proteomics, and the Centre for Genomic Research.


  • The knowledge and skills necessary to perform bioinformatics analyses
  • Statistical techniques in the design of experiments in biological research
  • Theoretical and technical knowledge in sequence analysis, phylogenetics, and the modelling of proteins, and others
  • Coding skills to perform tasks in the biological sciences
  • How to analyse and interpret complex genomic data sets
  • The understanding of proteomic and metabolomic techniques and related data analysis

Information for international students

Candidates from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate an ability of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Recruitment