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.
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.
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.
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- 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
- 12 months
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DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Biomedicine Bioinformatics View 111 other Masters in Bio & Biomedical Engineering in United Kingdom
- 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.
International16900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16900 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6140 GBP per year during 12 months.
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £6,900
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