Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent in bioscience. We also consider applicants who have a 2:2 degree with substantial industry experience. If you have completed an integrated Masters, this course is not suitable for you.

Months of entry


Course content

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that applies and develops computational methods to extract and report on insights from biological data. It includes importing, tidying, visualising, analysing and communicating and is applied to complex problems in any domain of biology and beyond, with data generated from, for example, images, all types of 'omic' technologies and monitoring devices.

In the Department of Biology, we have considerable research expertise in the application and design of computational methods for finding solutions for three major global challenges: Health and Disease, Sustainable food and fuel, and Environmental change.
This course is aimed at bioscientists with no previous experience of programming or bioinformatic analyses. By undertaking this programme, you will therefore receive a thorough grounding in research bioinformatics that will enable you to pursue a bioscience PhD with a computational component or a range of other specialist career paths within industry.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component.
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Emma Rand
+44 (0) 1904 328 500