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Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Queen's University Belfast

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
16900 GBP/year
6140 GBP/year
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About

The Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics course at Queen's University Belfast has been designed to equip the next generation of bioinformatics graduates with the skills and knowledge to tackle the major challenge in medical research: how to translate ‘big data’ analysis into personalised treatments for patients.

Overview

The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution.

Bioinformatics covers the application of mathematics, statistics and computing to biological and clinical scenarios. It involves the application and development of algorithms and software to understand and interpret ‘Big Data', which is driving medical research, discovery and practice.

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

You will be looking at clinical and omics data to find complex patterns, which relate to patient response to treatments and prognosis. You will discover results that translate to the real world, through commercialisation or clinical trials to tackle diseases. 

You will use your vision to find unique solutions to clinical and biological problems, and by the end of the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics course at Queen's University Belfast you will be ready to work within a multidisciplinary team alongside bioinformaticians, biologists (qub.ac.uk/ccrcb), the Centre for Experimental Medicine (qub.ac.uk/cem), and the Centre for Public Health (qub.ac.uk/cph). This is complemented by guest lectures from industrial and clinical collaborators.

Bioinformatics And Computational Genomics Highlights

'Big data' can provide the key to unlocking the cause and development of various diseases, such as cancer. It also, offers the prospect of developing new drugs and therapies to prevent and treat conditions and diseases.

Global Opportunities

The partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences provides opportunity to study in the USA. This 4-year Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) provides students the opportunity to undertake a postgraduate taught programme in Year 1 at QUB (refer to link below for full list of programmes), followed by a PhD at NCI in Years 2-4. 

Internationally Renowned Experts

You'll be involved with our Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, who work with partners around the world in developing cancer treatments and pioneering advances in patient care. The Centre has an international reputation for successful dissemination and application of cutting edge research , knowledge transfer and the commercialisation of research ideas and innovations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis of Gene Expression
  • Genomics and Human Disease
  • Scientific Programming and Statistical Computing
  • Health and Biomedical Informatics and the Exposome
  • Systems Medicine: From Molecules to Populations
  • Applied Genomics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Natural Science subject, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a relevant medical or life sciences subject (e.g. Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Physics or Statistics). A medical (MB) or dental degree (BDS) is also considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £6,900

Funding

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