Computational Biology, M.Sc.

Computational Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration

About

Since the structure of DNA was discovered over half a century ago, the amount of data gathered by biotech researchers has grown exponentially. Software has now become one of the main tools used by biologists to make sense of genomics and related data. CIT's MSc in Computational Biology provides graduates with the interdisciplinary skills needed by research institutes and industry to conduct this research.

This MSc builds on the recognised international research record of CITs biotech researchers. The course runs over three semesters and includes a choice of modules and an industry related research project or placement. Entry requirements include an honours degree in Biological Sciences, Computing or a related discipline.

The course is designed to offer Bioscience and Computer Science graduates the opportunity to develop their knowledge of computing technologies, computational biology and statistics and apply this to the solution of life science problems.

Programme Structure

  • Structural Biology
  • Databases and Ontologies
  • Appln Dev for Biosciences 1
  • Bioinformatics 1
  • Molecular Biol for Comp Sc 1
  • IT Systems Engineering
  • Biostatistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Application Closing Date: 9th September 2017
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

  • Common application
  • Birth Certificate or Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
  • School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)
  • Third Level Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants)
  • Two Academic Reference Letters
  • English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Certificate, Minimum accepted score = 6.0
  • Passport Sized Photograph

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 EUR per year and a duration of 15 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

There are a number of funding schemes for postgraduate students. The majority of these are external schemes and the competition is open to both the Institutes of Technology and the Universities. The following are details on some of the funding opportunities that arise throughout the year. Where possible, links are given for further information on the schemes.

CIT Postgraduate Research Scholarships

The CIT Postgraduate Scholarship scheme is an internal competition concerned with (a) fostering research across all Departments in the College and (b) rewarding academic excellence by allowing high achieving students the opportunity to pursue higher a degree at the Masters and Doctoral levels, at CIT.

Strand I - Department of Education and Science

The Post-Graduate R&D Skills Training Programme is concerned with the provision of research and development training for highly skilled graduates leading to the award of a Masters degree. The provision of high quality R&D training is the primary objective. The scheme covers all disciplines and a member of staff makes the application. Once a project is funded the supervisor must advertise and conduct interviews to fill the position.

Under this scheme fees, materials and travel is covered and the student is paid a monthly stipend for the duration of the project.

O'Reilly Foundation

The O'Reilly Foundation sponsors scholars to undertake post-graduate education in their chosen field and in an institution or university of their choice. O'Reilly Scholars are individuals who have an excellent academic record and have demonstrated leadership qualities, as well as the potential and desire to make a significant contribution to the future of Ireland. For further information please see: www.oreillyfoundation.ie

Fulbright Commission Awards

The Irish - US Fulbright Commission's annual Awards Programme enables students and scholars to undertake study, research or lecturing at a college in the United States. Applicants must be in a position to outline a clearly defined course of study or research and must obtain their own placements in the US. All Fulbright awards are for one year. However, students pursuing post-graduate degrees will normally retain their Fulbright visa status in the US for the full duration of their studies. For further information please see: www.fulbright.ie

Embark Scholarships

The Embark Initiative's Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme is designed for either Masters or Doctorate level researchers in the sciences, engineering or technology. For further information please see: http://www.embark.ie/

Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

IRCHSS funds cutting-edge research in the humanities, social sciences, business and law with the objective of creating new knowledge and expertise beneficial to Ireland's economic, social and cultural development. Through its membership of the European Science Foundation, the Research Council is committed to integrating Irish research in European and international networks of expertise. For further information please see: http://www.irchss.ie

Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)

The Embark Initiative operated by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. Funded by the State under the National Development Plan, the Embark Initiative is aimed at knowledge creation for the long-term benefit of society and the economy. Embark takes a unique approach to funding people and ideas, providing direct financial support for researchers & research students. Its programmes does not target research projects with an industrial or economic focus but instead aim to support researchers in exploring ideas and bringing vision to reality. The emphasis is on innovative, original and exploratory research, aimed at generating new knowledge and energising Ireland's future growth, development and national competitiveness. For further information please see: http://www.ircset.ie

RIAs Mobility Grants Scheme 2012-2013

Applications are now invited under the RIAs Mobility Grants Scheme 2012-2013
In 2013 some 45,000 will be awarded through the Academys postdoctoral Mobility Grants Scheme, which is open to all early career stage researchers in any discipline, who wish to undertake short research trips to anywhere in the world.
The call for applications to the Royal Irish Academy Royal Society International Cost Share Programme for 2013 is also open.
For more information and to apply please click on the links below:
Mobility Grants Scheme: http://www.ria.ie/About/Our-Work/Grants---Awards/Mobility-Grants.aspx
RIA-RS International Cost Share Programme: http://www.ria.ie/About/Our-Work/Grants---Awards/Royal-Society---Royal-Irish-Academy-Joint-Projects.aspx
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Thursday 18th October 2012

For more information and to apply please click on the links below:

  • Mobility Grants Scheme: http://www.ria.ie/About/Our-Work/Grants---Awards/Mobility-Grants.aspx
  • RIA-RS International Cost Share Programme: http://www.ria.ie/About/Our-Work/Grants---Awards/Royal-Society---Royal-Irish-Academy-Joint-Projects.aspx

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