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5198F - Bioinformatics MSc

Bioinformatics MSc

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Start in: September 2021

The Bioinformatics MSc combines foundational skills in bioinformatics with specialist skills in computing programming, molecular biology and research methods.

Overview

Our MSc Bioinformatics is unique and interdisciplinary. It draws together highly-rated teaching and research expertise from across the University. It equips you for a successful career in the bioinformatics industry or academia.

We've designed this MSc Bioinformatics for students from both biological science and computational backgrounds. Prior experience with computer programming is not needed. We welcome applications from those with mathematical, engineering or other scientific backgrounds.

Our course structure is highly flexible and you can tailor it to your own skills and interests.

Research is a large component of this course. Our emphasis is on delivering the research training you'll need to meet the demands of industry and academia now and in the future. Our research in bioinformatics, life sciences, computing and mathematics is internationally recognised. The School of Computing has an active research community. We have several research groups and three research centres.

The course is part of a suite of related programmes that include:

  • Synthetic Biology MSc
  • Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics MSc

All four courses share core modules. This creates a tight-knit cohort. It encourages collaborations on projects undertaking interdisciplinary research.

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What you'll learn

You'll study a range of compulsory modules. Optional modules allow you to tailor the course to suit your interests.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your future

Graduate destinations

Our MSc Bioinformatics graduates have an excellent record of finding employment (around 90%). Recent examples have included:

  • bioinformatician at the Medical Research Council
  • technical consultant at Accenture
  • bioinformatics technician at Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll have access to a Linux-based website that you can customise with PHP hosting services.

The School of Computing is based in the £58million Urban Sciences Building, a flagship development located on the £350m Newcastle Helix regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle. It brings together:

  • academia
  • the public sector
  • communities
  • business and industry

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Admissions Secretary
School of Computing
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8072
Email: Computing.Admissions@ncl.ac.uk

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