Taught course

Computational Bioinformatics

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally, you should have a minimum second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Computer Science associated. You may also be accepted with lesser qualifications if you can demonstrate relevant laboratory experience and knowledge (through APA/APEL) . On occasion we will consider applicants with exceptional Biological backgrounds. English competence for international applicants should be in-line with University requirements for Masters-level taught degrees (IELTS currently 6.5).

Months of entry


Course content

Designed to develop the key skills of a bioinformatics in computer science graduates or talented graduates of life science based subjects the MSc Computational Bioinformatics course is the ideal route into a career in this developing area of science.

Bioinformatics is fundamental to the future development of biological science and is a rapidly developing area. The University of Wolverhampton has a highly successful Brain Tumour UK neuro-oncology research centre and this course is designed to integrate with research in this area to show applications of bioinformatics to medicine.

The course covers key areas of information retrieval, creation and advancement of databases, algorithms, computational and statistical techniques to solve the practical problems of handling experimental data. We offer an introduction to the genetic basis of oncology and disease to enable you to understand the needs of medical research scientists. The course has both group and individual research projects to develop professional skills for a future successful career.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Please see contact details below
0800 953 3222