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Life Sciences and Technology are an integral part of the global economy. The Bioinformatics programme from University of Liverpool has been designed with input from major industry players to meet current and emerging skill gaps for professional bioinformaticians.

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In this Bioinformatics programme from University of Liverpool , you will be equipped with the background in biology, statistical analysis, and computing necessary to work with modern biological data from genomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies. You will be trained with an emphasis on hands-on practical experience, so that you can tackle your research project with confidence. You will be taught by internationally renowned scientists at a University with internationally excellent Research Centres, including the University of Liverpool Computational Biology Facility, the newly established Centre for Metabolomics, the Centre for Proteomics, and the Centre for Genomic Research.

Career prospects

Past graduates of the School of Life Sciences have continued their academic careers as research assistants or pursued further study leading to a PhD. Graduates have also developed careers in conservation or qualified to immediately go into industries. There is a demand currently for graduates with specialisations in science or computing to enter the teaching profession.  Commercial sectors such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agriculture industries will be possible employers of graduates, especially with the anticipated increases in the use of next-generation sequencing and the corresponding data analysis that will be required. 

Graduates with an MSc in Bioinformatics are well qualified to enter a wide range of employment. In the public sector, bioinformaticians are in demand in research institutes, government departments, the Health Service, forensic science and the Environment Agency. However, post-graduates in general, can find a career in management and human resources, where the skills obtained in the degree programme will be of considerable benefit. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MSc Research Project 
  • Advanced Statistics for Biological Research 
  • Informatics for Life Sciences
  • Coding for Life Sciences 
  • Practical Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Genomic Analysis 
  • Computational Biology 
  • Proteomics Metabolomics and Data Analysis

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if you require visas or have special requirements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Normally, at least a 2.1 Honours degree in a Biological Sciences subject or equivalent. Candidates must have a scientific background acceptable to the Director of the programme. Candidates from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate an ability of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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