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Bioinformatics

University of Leicester

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
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:

  • Introduction to UNIX and Linux – Essential Computing Skills
  • Programming: Java and Databases for Bioinformatics
  • Programming: Perl for Bioinformatics
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • Gene and Genome Analysis
  • Proteins
  • Steered Research Project

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
61

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

  • International

    20825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20825 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8190 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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