Applications are invited for the MSc in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology. The programme will provide an interdisciplinary training and applications are invited from students graduating from any biological, physical, computational or mathematical first degree course. We are keen to encourage graduates from numerical and physical sciences to join the course.
This programme will provide students with the necessary skills to produce effective research in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. The course, which is based at the South Kensington campus, has been designed and is taught by staff from the Faculties Natural Sciences, Engineering (Computing) and Medicine.
In the first term, students take the following courses: • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology - Introduction to biology; advanced tools for the analysis of biological data; and approaches for modelling biological systems • Computing - Python, R, & Unix • Mathematics & statistical inference - high level algorithms & analysis of large datasets
The remainder of the year is devoted to three full-time research projects, undertaken under the supervision of researchers at Imperial College.
Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD Programme
Please note there is also a separate funded 4 year PhD programme, supported by the Wellcome Trust, which starts with this Master’s course and then progresses to a three year PhD. The closing date for application is Monday 5 December 2016 for admission in October 2017. Details, including how to apply, can be found at
Applicants must have or be expected to obtain at least an upper second honours degree or an equivalent overseas qualification. Please be aware that we do not do any 'wet lab' research as part of our courses, it is purely computer based. If you are not an EU citizen, we do not have any finance for our MSc. For further details and the application procedure see: