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Masters degrees in Biometry are concerned with techniques to assess biological variation and predict outcomes of biological processes, for example immune responses. These include a number of quantifying techniques and computational experimentations such as bioinformatics and mathematical modelling.
Popular postgraduate specialisms in Biometry include Mathematical Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field with a strong mathematical component.
Postgraduate study in Biometrics has a range of applications. By scrutinising variation, biometrists aim to evaluate biological processes and improve results of particular scientific methods more effectively.
Skills in this field are regularly used in areas such as agriculture, for example to determine optimal rates for fertiliser usage. They may also be used in clinical contexts, developing biological modelling and algorithms to predict bodily responses to treatments.
A wide range of careers are offered in this field, including positions in agroindustry, pharmaceuticals, and government agencies. Traditional routes also include medical practise and consultancy, specialising in areas such as cancer treatment.
As these degrees have a very strong research focus, you would also be suited to positions in academia, where a PhD may be the next suitable step after your Masters.
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