Taught course

Big Data Biology

University of Southampton · Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) or first class honours degree. Students who have achieved a lower second honours degree will only be admitted onto this programme in exceptional circumstances.

Non-UK applicants will usually have completed 4 years or more in higher education.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore Big Data Biology at a global top 100* university and join the data revolution in Biological Sciences.

Become an expert in research on our MRes Big Data Biology degree. Develop your quantitative and computational biology skills, and grow your knowledge of bioinformatics, biological science and computer science. With these skills you'll be able to shape the approach to data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in the biomedical and biological fields.

This master's degree is for you if you studied biological science, or a quantitative or computational subject at undergraduate level.

You'll gain subject-specific and employability skills that will shape your next steps into a career in scienctific research, teaching, in industry, or in a non-science based career.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS minimum level of 6.5 with a 6.0 in writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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