Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.Sc. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

12 months
18900 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
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The MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at University College Cork is a one-year taught masters course commencing in September. Bioinformatics is a fast-growing field at the intersection of biology, mathematics and computer science.


It seeks to create, advance and apply computer/software-based solutions to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of very large biological data sets.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology programme at University College Cork, students should be able to:

  • Have a solid background in the theory behind bioinformatics methods and tools so that they can critically evaluate research in bioinformatics;
  • Use existing bioinformatics methods and tools and rapidly learn to apply new methods and tools;
  • Organise and analyse large data sets generated by genomics and systems biology approaches;
  • Understand the role of modelling and simulation of biological systems;
  • Have a deep knowledge of the aspect of bioinformatics in which they carried out their three-month research project. This experience will prepare them for a future research career in the bioinformatics field.


Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Biology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrants to the programme must be holders of a minimum Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8), or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element of Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science or Biology.
  • In addition, candidates with Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) may also be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for places, following assessment by the Programme Director, if they are also proficient in mathematics as evident from grades in Higher Leaving Cert maths or Undergraduate maths modules, and have at least one year of proven and relevant Biological, Mathematical or Computational work or Postgraduate experience.


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.

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.


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