Data Science for Biology MSc

University of Edinburgh    School of Biological Sciences

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Biological Sciences (4) Mathematics (25)

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Are you passionate about biology and interested in the exciting field of data science? Look no further than our MSc programme in Data Science for Biology. In this programme, you'll learn how to extract meaningful insights from the vast amounts of data generated by high-throughput technologies in biological science. With a mix of compulsory and optional courses, you'll gain skills in statistics, Python, R programming, and data analysis, all tailored specifically to biological examples. The programme culminates in a research project where you'll have the opportunity to work independently under the guidance of leading experts. Prepare for a wide range of career options in industry or academia with this highly sought-after skill set.

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Programme description

Biological Science is being transformed by a range of high-throughput technologies that generate vast amounts of data. These technologies include high-throughput genomic sequencing, imaging, screening and proteomics.

The result of this is that skills that equip scientists and researchers with the expertise to extract biological meaning from this data are in high demand.

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