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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

University College Cork

12 months
Duration
18130 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
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About

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

Overview

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

The MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at University College Cork is a one-year taught masters course commencing in September, University College Cork. 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. Applications include genome sequence analysis such as the human genome, the human microbiome, analysis of genetic variation within populations and analysis of gene expression patterns.

Programme Structure

  • Mathematics, statistics, engineering or computer science graduates who take the programme will also take several biology modules that include practical 'wet' laboratory classes. 
  • Since bioinformatics involves organising and analysing large data sets from high-throughput biological studies, and developing algorithms and statistical approaches to analyse and understand these data, it heavily relies on mathematical and statistical models and methodologies, as well as on computational tools and applications, where the outcomes of such efforts also require coupling to a particular biological question.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

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 an Honours Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element of Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science or Biology, with a minimum of Second Class Honours Grade 1. 
  • In addition, candidates with Second Class Honours Grade 2 may also be considered for places, following assessment by the Programme Director (subject to the approval of the College of SEFS) 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

    18130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18130 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.

Funding

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