Bioinformatics is changing as high throughput biological data collection becomes more systems-oriented, with employers seeking people who can work across both disciplines.
Enormous success has been achieved in bioinformatics, such as in defining homologous families of sequences at the DNA, RNA, and protein levels. However, our appreciation of function is changing rapidly as experimental analysis scales up to cellular and organismal viewpoints.At these levels, we are interested in the properties of a network of interacting components in a system, as well as the components themselves.
Our Bioinformatics and Systems Biology course from The University of Manchester reflects these exciting developments, providing an integrated programme taught by researchers at the forefront of fields spanning bioinformatics, genomics and systems biology.
You will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of methods to analyse and interpret the data generated by modern biology. This involves the appreciation of biochemistry and molecular biology, together with IT and computer science techniques that will prepare you for multidisciplinary careers in research.
This course aims to:
- provide a biological background to the data types of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics;
- develop the computational and analytical understanding necessary as a platform for processing biological data;
- demonstrate applications and worked examples in the fields of bioinformatics and system biology, integrating with student involvement through project work.
Our graduates acquire a wide range of subject-specific and transferable skills and extensive research experience.
The combination of systems biology and bioinformatics addressed in this course reflects the current skills sought in academic and industrial (eg pharmaceutical) settings.Around half of each class find PhD positions straight after the MSc, while others build upon their training to enter careers in biology and IT.
- Programming Skills
- Research Project -Bioinformatics
- Statistics & Experimental Design
- Computational Approaches to Biology
- PGT Supervisor Meeting (MSc)
- PGT Advisor Meeting (MSc)
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiology Bioinformatics & Biostatistics View 484 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent :
- biological sciences
- medical sciences
- physical sciences
- computing sciences subject
We may also consider exceptional applicants with a Lower Second who also have research experience or equivalent professional experience.
International26000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Manchester
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