Queen Mary University of London

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
23950 GBP/year
12950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Biological sciences are more data driven than ever before and bioinformatics is now central to modern biological research. This Bioinformatics programme at Queen Mary University of London will teach you how to analyse, integrate, visualise and manipulate large datasets, make new discoveries and reveal new insights in biological sciences.


New analytical techniques deliver ever more data about genes, proteins, metabolites and the interactions between them. There is a high demand across the life sciences for trained bioinformaticians who can turn this data into useful information and new biological knowledge.

Specifically designed for students with bioscience backgrounds, this masters programme teaches you specialised skills needed to manage and manipulate datasets, including computer programming, data analysis and statistics.


During your studies you'll have access to support at every stage in your degree, including one-to-one academic guidance, tailored workshops, and external guest speakers. Graduates of this Bioinformatics programme at Queen Mary University of London are well-placed to progress onto PhD research or careers in industry, consultancy and conservation. 

Graduates from this course have progressed to:

  • Software Engineer/Bioinformatician at European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Informatics Assistant at Blizard Institute
  • PhD Student at Queen Mary University of London
  • Bioinformatics PhD Researcher at UCL Cancer Institute

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Bioinformatics Research Project
  • Genome Bioinformatics
  • Coding for Scientists
  • Post-Genomic Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics Software Development Group Project
  • Statistics for Bioinformaticians

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Biology or a relevant natural sciences subject.
  • Applicants with a good 2:2 degree may be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • Home and EU: £6,500
  • International: £12,000


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