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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Bioinformatics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Bioinformatics MSc combines foundational skills in bioinformatics with specialist skills in computing programming, molecular biology and research methods. Our unique, interdisciplinary course draws together highly-rated teaching and research expertise from across the University, equipping you for a successful career in the bioinformatics industry or academia.

This interdisciplinary course is based in the School of Computing. It is designed for students from both biological science and computational backgrounds. Prior experience with computer programming is not needed and we welcome applications from those with mathematical, engineering or other scientific backgrounds.

What you'll learn

Our course structure is highly flexible and you can tailor it to your own skills and interests. Half of the course is taught and the remainder is dedicated to a research project.

As research is a large component of this course, our emphasis is on delivering the research training you will 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. We have an active research community, comprising several research groups and three research centres.

Accreditation

We have a policy of seeking British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation for all of our degrees, so you can be assured that you will graduate with a degree that meets the standards set out by the IT industry. Studying a BCS-accredited degree provides the foundation for professional membership of the BCS on graduation and is the first step to becoming a chartered IT professional.

The School of Computing at Newcastle University is an accredited and a recognised Partner in the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module provides an understanding of the basic theory behind bioinformatics analyses and experience in practically applying that theory. The module introduces basic concepts of molecule biology, sequence analysis and genomic era biology. It introduces a number of many different tools and their usage, as well as the analysis algorithms behind some of them including BLAST and dynamic programming. Later parts of the module introduces the concepts behind modern postgenomic bioinformatics including material of biological pathways and networks.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£24,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any biological science-based discipline, such as: genetics biochemistry biology A 2:1 honours degree, international equivalent, in a computing science or maths based subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and significant industrial or professional experience in biological or computer science related areas.