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Bioinformatics (Part-Time)

Birkbeck, University of London

24 months
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8010 GBP/year
4980 GBP/year
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This specialist postgraduate degree in Bioinformatics (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London provides high-quality training in bioinformatics, including a major research component, and an introduction to the emerging field of systems biology.

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Overview

The postgraduate degree in Bioinformatics (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London  is ideal if you are from a scientific background and want to pursue research training in bioinformatics, or if you are seeking a future career in both academia and industry. Bioinformatics has grown dramatically in the last two decades and this programme has been designed to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries for research and development.

It covers the core concepts and statistical fundamentals underpinning bioinformatics, most notably in the area of sequence analysis. You will learn how to program in Python and design and query databases using SQL, and gain experience in more advanced programming practices such as software testing and application development. You will also explore core biological concepts such as genes and genomes, protein structure and function, and growth areas such as Next Generation Sequencing and systems modelling.

Our research areas include:

  • computational structural bioinformatics, with a focus on the characterisation of macromolecular assemblies relevant to disease
  • analysis of next-generation sequencing data, both genomic and transcriptomic
  • immunoinformatics, in particular virus-host interactions and immune responses to protein therapeutics
  • developing bioinformatics and chemoinformatics methods to analyse metabolic pathways
  • structure-thermodynamic relationships, molecular simulation and inhibitor design
  • developing new computational methods that exploit data produced using various experimental techniques (eg cryo-EM, mass spectrometry, NMR and tomography).

Careers and Employability

Graduates go on to careers in the biotechnology, chemical, and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as academia. Possible professions include healthcare scientist (genetics), research scientist, or higher education lecturer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a science writer or software developer.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • BioComputing I
  • Data Science
  • Omics
  • Sequence Analysis and Genomics
  • Statistics
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • The Molecular Basis of Life

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The MRes course is a challenging, interdisciplinary course. We recommend initial entry to the MSc Bioinformatics with Systems Biology course until November (full-time) or February (part-time) so that your skills and knowledge can be thoroughly assessed. Occasionally, direct entry to the MRes is possible, when there is very strong prior evidence that the student will perform well on the course.

  • You must have a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above.

  • Some practical knowledge of one programming language would be a distinct advantage.
  • Mathematics to A-level or equivalent desirable, but GCSE/O-level considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8010 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4980 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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