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Statistics for Computational Biology

Aberystwyth University

12 months
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16700 GBP/year
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About

The Statistics for Computational Biology MSc degree offered at Aberystwyth University is an area of key strategic interest for interdisciplinary research and for employers in pharmaceuticals, advanced agriculture and in public health. 

Overview

The Statistics for Computational Biology MSc degree offered at Aberystwyth University will be run jointly between Mathematics, Computer Science, and Biological Sciences, providing an excellent point of entry to this growing area for graduates in any of the three constituent disciplines. This master’s degree is all about computational biology and statistics and will be of interest to students that are looking for the minimum entry-level qualification for many excellent employment opportunities in pharmaceuticals, advanced agriculture and in public health.

The scheme is designed to introduce key, practice-based skills in statistics for Computational Biology. You will contribute knowledge to the design of Biological experiments to ensure that appropriate statistical analysis of experimental data is possible. You will learn how to critically evaluate the application of specific statistical techniques to research problems in Computational Biology and then effectively interpret and report the results of analyses.

Employability

This degree will suit you:
  • If you already have a background in one of biology, maths or computing and now want training in this exciting interdisciplinary area to enhance your current skills.
  • If you wish to gain academic expertise and practical experience in Computational Biology.
  • If you wish to enter a career in Statistics for Computational Biology with opportunities to work in pharmaceuticals, advanced agriculture and public health. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Frontiers in the Biosciences 
  • Machine Learning for Intelligent Systems 
  • Programming for Scientists 
  • Research Skills and Personal Development for Scientists 
  • Statistical Concepts, Methods and Tools 
  • Statistical Techniques for Computational Scientists 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSc or BA honours degree (High 2:2) in a related subject (such as Biology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or Mathematics) at undergraduate level and an accompanying reference. We will consider applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry.
  • Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

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