12 months
Duration
21500 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
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About

The Applied Bioinformatics offered by the Cranfield University aims to equip graduate scientists with the computational skills and awareness needed to process, analyse and interpret the vast amounts of biological data now becoming available. 

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Overview

Key facts

Over the past few years, bioinformatics has become the most exciting field in biology. This MSc course provides a unique hands-on learning experience in bioinformatics skills, by combining the latest advances in analysing high-throughput genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomics data.

Cranfield’s Bioinformatics MSc is the first of its kind in the UK. With more than 200 alumni over the past 10 years, it became the most popular postgraduate course in bioinformatics in Europe. Because Cranfield is a solely postgraduate university it means that every single taught module of the Applied Bioinformatics MSc is uniquely tailored to be master's level. That’s why it is the winner of the BBSRC’s Master's Training Grant (MTG) award for the best course in life sciences. Our taught modules cover in great depth a plethora of programming languages typically applied in bioinformatics, such as Perl, Java, R and SQL, as well as modern web technologies, such as JavaEE, NoSQL and JavaScript. Furthermore, we have two dedicated taught modules focusing on established bioinformatics protocols for the latest next generation sequencing (NGS) and 3rd generation sequencing (3GS) technologies.

Your career

Bioinformatics is a fast-growing field that offers progressive career opportunities for forward-thinking people who are ready to grasp the challenge; people who understand both the biological and computing aspects of this science.

Our MSc opens doors to careers in industry, public research establishments, and university research. The multidisciplinary nature of our course has allowed our students to follow diverse career paths in various medical-related sectors.

Successful graduates have been able to pursue or enhance careers in a variety of key areas such as:

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies, plant research institutes, food sector, public institutions, bioinformatics, IT companies.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place. 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a life science, computer-science subject or candidates with appropriate professional experience.
  • The course is suitable for new graduates from a computer-science, life science or technology background who are interested in a career within the field of bioinformatics. The course is also ideal for professionals already working in the industry who would like to train to further their careers. 
  • The course is available on a full and part-time basis offering flexibility and support for those who wish to train whilst remaining in employment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

International & EU:

  • MSc Part-time: £21,500
  • PgDip Full-time:  £17,400
  • PgCert Full-time: £8,700

UK:

  • MSc Full-time: £10,500
  • MSc Part-time: £1,635 

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • GREAT China Scholarship
  • The Cranfield Scholarship
  • Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England
  • Santander MSc Scholarship
  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries
  • Future Finance Student Loans 
  • Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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