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.
- Gene and genome analysis
- Bioinformatics Programming and Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics
- Steered Research Project
- Algorithms for Bioinformatics
- Programming: Java and Databases for Bioinformatics
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiology Informatics & Information Technology Bioinformatics & Biostatistics View 162 other Masters in Bioinformatics & Biostatistics in United Kingdom
- 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related discipline. We will also consider appropriate experience in industry.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Leicester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.