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  MPhil in Computational Biology


University of Cambridge    Faculty of Mathematics

Full time See Course Other, MPhil 11 months full time
Biological Sciences (4) Mathematics (25)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MPhil in Computational Biology at the prestigious University of Cambridge. This cutting-edge programme, designed by the renowned Cambridge Computational Biology Institute, offers a comprehensive exploration of the intersection between biology, mathematics, and computer science. Ideal for aspiring researchers and industry professionals, the course covers essential topics such as bioinformatics, genomics, and cancer evolution. Students benefit from a blend of theoretical lectures and hands-on experience, culminating in a three-month internship in a laboratory setting. Upon completion, graduates showcase a profound understanding of computational tools, advanced problem-solving skills, and the ability to conduct independent research. The programme's unique feature lies in its emphasis on practical learning through internships and individual supervision by experienced Course Directors. To qualify, applicants should hold a UK II.i Honours Degree in relevant fields or its equivalent. Elevate your career prospects and delve into the realm of computational biology with this exceptional programme at Cambridge.

About the course

The MPhil in Computational Biology course is aimed at introducing students in the biological, mathematical and physical sciences to quantitative aspects of modern biology and medicine, including bioinformatics. The course was developed by the Cambridge Computational Biology Institute (now C2D3 Computational Biology) and is run by the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

The course is intended for mathematicians, computer scientists and others wishing to learn about the subject in preparation for a PhD course or a career in industry. It is also suitable for students with a first degree in biosciences as long as they have strong quantitative skills (which should be documented in the application).

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

II.i honours degree in biology, mathematics, physics, computer science or a related subject, or its equivalent

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