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.
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- 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
- Steered Research Project
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesBiology Informatics & Information Sciences Bioinformatics View 362 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related discipline. We will also consider appropriate experience in industry.
International20825 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20825 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8190 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8190 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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