Next course: January-December 2014
Bioinformatics is a major growth area and qualified Bioinformaticians are in high demand. An explosion in biological data has resulted from genome projects, next generation sequencing and other 'omics' techniques. Bioinformatics provides the tools to analyse and exploit such data sets.
The MSc Bioinformatics course aims to enable biological sciences graduates to acquire bioinformatics skills for a career in the post-genomics era. The course caters specifically for biological sciences graduates.
Students acquire a firm grounding in computing and information management applied to proteins, genes and genome analysis.
The course comprises taught modules and guided research, and culminates in a four-month project placement in industry, research institute or university research laboratory.
School of Biological Sciences
The course is hosted in the internationally renowned School of Biological Sciences famous amongst other things for discovering DNA fingerprinting.
Find out more about course details.
Request a prospectus, apply directly for the course, or read what some of our recent graduates have to say. If you have specific quesitons regarding the course contact the course convenor Dr Ralf Schmid.