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M.Sc. Online

Online MSc Bioinformatics

University of Birmingham online

30 months
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6604 GBP/year
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The worldwide demand for bioinformaticians is on the rise - the MSc Bioinformatics at University of Birmingham online will help you to take advantage of these new opportunities by developing your understanding of complex data sets and how to interact with them.

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Overview

It is no surprise that the worldwide demand for bioinformaticians is on the rise. Between 2020 and 2027 the global bioinformatics market is set to increase by 13.4% annually as biological and clinical institutions and businesses seek to deliver more effective and efficient data-based services.  

Drive bioscience innovation with data

Through the integrative analysis and sequencing of vast data sets, bioinformatics has revolutionised biological science. Over the last 20 years it has accelerated the application of genomics, and it continues to prove crucial in the understanding of diseases like COVID-19.

Bridging health informatics and systems biology, this 100% online programme connects biology, clinical services, mathematics, and computer science. This makes it ideal for health and life science professionals keen to expand their data science knowledge, as well as those from a computer science background looking to upskill in biology.

Enhance your real-world experience

Working with an expert team of professors and lecturers at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Computational Biology, you will understand how to teach, as well as learn with data. Combined with hands-on coding exercises, this ensures you’ll leave your studies with both the theory and the practical skills required for your chosen career. The Centre is also integrated with the University Hospitals Birmingham, which was a major contributor to the 100,000 Genomes Project, giving your studies both a real-world and career-centred character.

The MSc Bioinformatics at University of Birmingham online   is a 180 credit full masters programme which takes approximately two and a half years to complete. Students will take six 10 credit modules in their first year, followed by six 10 credit modules in their second year. Studies are completed with the submission of a 60 credit dissertation.

Programme Structure

The MSc Bioinformatics at University of Birmingham online   is a 180 credit full masters programme which takes approximately two and a half years to complete. Students will take six 10 credit modules in their first year, followed by six 10 credit modules in their second year. Studies are completed with the submission of a 60 credit dissertation.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science or another relevant quantitative subject
  • Two references
  • A statement of purpose
  • English Language Requirement:

If English is not your first language, you will need to also supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept up-to-date IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any of the elements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6604 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16510 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • National

    6604 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16510 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • This can be paid in full or in instalments of £1270 GBP per module. 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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