Research course

Bioinformatics Scientist

University of West London · School of Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

This course require applicants to have an undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Bioinformatics Scientist Apprenticeship is a practical industry-based course that meets the requirement for the Bioinformatics Scientist Standard ST0649.

The first 24 months of this 30-month training programme are dedicated to providing you with both academic and industrial training opportunities, and supporting you to achieve the MSc in Bioinformatics and the credits you require to undertake an endpoint assessment (EPA). After successful completion of the MSc component, you will have a further six months to undertake the EPA.

This will certify you as a competent bioinformatics scientist.

Career options

Once you graduate you could go on to a career in several bio-data driven companies including: clinical bioinformatics, personalised medicine and wellbeing, agricultural science and research, animal research, academic research, the food industry, pharmaceuticals, biotech, clinical programming, public institutions, public health and IT.


  • Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
  • Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Data Science for Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics Project.

Plus ONE optional module from:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Information Systems in Healthcare
  • Data Management in Healthcare
  • Policy Context of Improvement

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Information
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