Bioinformatics is one of the most exciting fields in modern science. It is defined as the application of IT and computational methods used to tackle biological challenges. Since its origins in genomic sequence analysis more than 20 years ago, bioinformatics has spread, not only across the whole of molecular biology, but also into every field of life science. This includes drug discovery, food technology, medicine, agriculture and environmental science. The first of its kind in the UK, Cranfield’s established Applied Bioinformatics MSc is highly regarded by employers for its real-world relevance and applied content, and has been recognised by the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) as providing the necessary skills and experience to contribute to their vision of developing and maintaining world-class UK bioscience.