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Bioinformatics (MSc/PgDip)


Course Description

Programme description

Bioinformatics is about the application of computer-based approaches to understanding biological processes. Our programme will introduce you to the current methods used to interpret the vast amounts of data generated by modern high-throughput technologies.

The aim of this MSc is to equip you with a strong background in biology, plus the computing skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the vast wealth of modern biological data. On completing this programme you will be able to take up PhD studies or bioinformatics posts in academia or in industry.

The programme covers programming skills, statistical analysis and database science as well as bioinformatics. Option courses allow you to specialise in several aspects of bioinformatics.

Programme structure

The MSc comprises two semesters of taught courses followed by a research project and dissertation. The project is a key element in deciding how your career in bioinformatics should develop further. Teaching is through lectures, tutorials, seminars, computer practicals and lab demonstrations.

Compulsory courses:

Bioinformatics Programming & System Management
Bioinformatics Research Proposal
MSc Dissertation (Bioinformatics)
Statistics & Data Analysis

Optional courses:

Bioinformatics 1
Human–Computer Interaction
Information Processing in Biological Cells
Molecular Modelling and Database Mining
Quantitating Drug Binding
Text Technologies
Bioinformatics Algorithms
Bioinformatics 2
Computational Systems Biology
Data Mining and Exploration
Functional Genomic Technologies
Introduction to Website and Database Design for Drug Discovery
Molecular Phylogenetics
Next Generation Genomics
Software Architecture, Process, and Management
Drug Discovery
Introduction to Java Programming

Research:
The research project is carried out independently, but under the guidance of a supervisor, during the summer, with results presented in a dissertation. A wide range of projects is available through both the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Informatics.

Career opportunities

The programme is good preparation for further academic research or for technical or managerial roles in various commercial sectors, from medical electronics to defence.

Visit the Bioinformatics (MSc/PgDip) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in biological sciences. You must have a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry or related sciences and some experience of computer science or mathematics. Students with degrees in chemistry, physics, mathematics or engineering will be considered.

Course Fees

For 2016-17: £13,000 (Home/EU) , £25,900(Overseas)


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