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Bioinformatics

University of Leicester

12 months
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20825 GBP/year
8190 GBP/year
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About

This Bioinformatics programme offered at the University of Leicester is for you if... you want to study bioinformatics at an advanced level.

Overview

Bioinformatics is a major growth area in research and industry; hence qualified bioinformaticians are in high demand. The MSc in Bioinformatics offered at the University of Leicester is a one-year full-time course for biological sciences graduates which will equip you with the theoretical and practical analytical skills necessary for a career in this multidisciplinary field.The course comprises taught modules and guided research, and culminates in a four-month project placement in industry, a research institute or a University of Leicester research lab.

You will work on a Linux laptop on which you install and develop your own Bioinformatics toolkit. During the course this laptop is provided as a loan by the University of Leicester. Ownership of the laptop will be transferred free of charge to you on the successful completion of the course. Also, all students have access to the course server during the course.

Careers and employability

Bioinformatics is a major growth area and qualified bioinformaticians are in high demand. An explosion in biological data has resulted from genome projects, next generation sequencing and other 'omics' techniques. Bioinformatics provides the tools to analyse and exploit such data sets.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Gene and genome analysis
  • Proteins
  • Bioinformatics Programming and Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics
  • Steered Research Project
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • Programming: Java and Databases for Bioinformatics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related discipline. We will also consider appropriate experience in industry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20825 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8190 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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