Informatics, also called Bioinformatics, broadly covers the handling and analysis of data, and is fast becoming one of the most desirable skills for postgraduate studies in biological fields. This is due to the widespread adoption of high-throughput molecular profiling technologies, in conjunction with the practice of uploading datasets to standard publically available online repositories. We aim to provide students with the skills to leverage these large biological and clinical datasets to address novel hypotheses in order to gain new insights into molecular biology and to have a competitive advantage over other biological students.
The Cancer Informatics stream will provide world-class training in research at the interface between computational and clinical translational science. The stream aims to equip the next generation of biomedical researchers with the necessary research skills and professional awareness required to deliver the goal of improved human health by personalising therapy.
This course is aimed at biologists, and previous experience in informatics may not be necessary.
Faculty of Medicine Dean's Master's Scholarships
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide who have the potential to become leaders in their field. There are no restrictions on nationality.Five awards are available for Home/EU students and four are available for Overseas students. Successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid for by the Faculty of Medicine and will receive and additional stipend of £17,000 to cover living expenses (paid in monthly instalments). Students with evidence of outstanding academic potential are strongly urged to apply, as are other applicants with a less strong academic background but who have professional, research or voluntary experience in a relevant field.The deadline for scholarship applications is 26 April 2016.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition Fees and a £17,000 stipend
Available to Home/EU students and Overseas students planning to study a full-time or part-time Master's course run by Imperial's Faculty of Medicine in the 2016/17 academic year.
Interested applicants will need to first apply for a Master's programme run by the Faculty of Medicine. They will then need to complete an online form. Please see the Faculty of Medicine Master's Dean's Master's Scholarships page for more information.