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Synthetic Biology - MSc

Newcastle University School of Computing

Full time See Course MSc 1 year full time

About the course

This course provides you with a balance of molecular biology, engineering, computing and modelling skills necessary for a career in synthetic biology. Computational design of biological systems is important as the field of synthetic biology grows. This allows the construction of complex and large biological systems.

While laboratory approaches to engineering biological systems are a major focus, the course specialises in computational design. This provides you with essential computing and engineering skills to allow you to develop software to program biological systems.

Our course is designed for students from both biological and computational backgrounds. Prior experience with computers or computer programming is not required. Students with mathematical, engineering or other scientific

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in computing science or a maths based subject.

Or a 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any biological science based subject, such as:


We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a degree in a related subject not listed above or a lower/non-standard qualification with significant industrial or professional experience.

English Language Requirements:
To study this course you need to meet our Band 2.
Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).


See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.
Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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