12 months
26500 GBP/year
11600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Bioinformatics at University of Nottingham  is aimed at students with a background in biological sciences who wish to develop skills in bioinformatics and data skills for industry, future research careers and more. 


Key facts

Bioinformatics at University of Nottingham  is not aimed at students with a background in computer science.

Every field in life sciences has been transformed by the use of computers. Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing field within life sciences focused on developing methods and software tools to understand biological data. The ability to develop and apply computational methods to large and complex datasets will be a key driver of biological innovation in the next decades.


We have designed this intensive taught course to deliver a wide range of bioinformatics skills grounded in a solid understanding and appreciation of the underlying biology sciences. Graduates of the course are equipped with the skills to pursue employment or further study in a variety of areas.

We anticipate that many of our graduates will go on to undertake PhDs applying their bioinformatics skills to a wide range of problems and questions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis 
  • Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics 
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 
  • Computational Biology, Programming and Practice 
  • Cutting Edge Research Technologies and Ideas in Molecular Biology
  • Project work – Group/Individual

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 in biological or related sciences – qualifications in other fields will be judged on an individual basis by the course lead.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11600 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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