Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The biological sciences have become increasingly data driven, as new analytical techniques deliver ever more data about genes, proteins, metabolites and the interactions between them. Bioinformatics is the discipline tasked with turning all this data into useful information and new biological knowledge. With applications spanning the width of life science disciplines there is now high demand for trained bioinformaticians.

Without assuming any prior informatics experience, you will be taught the very latest tools and techniques in bioinformatics and apply them in a cutting edge research project. You will also collaborate with peers to build new bioinformatics solutions to real'world problems as part of an innovative group project.

This programme is delivered by academics who are actively engaged in developing bioinformatics tools and applying them in areas such as genome sequencing, proteomics, evolution, ecology, psychology, cancer, diabetes and other diseases.We have an extensive network of academic and industrial collaborators around the UK and in Europe, who contribute to teaching, co'supervise projects and provide employment opportunities.

Course Modules

Please refer to our website at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/121410.html#second for information on modules related to this programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants are expected to have a minimum of a 2nd class Honours degree in a relevant subject such as biology, biochemistry, medicine, or genetics; preference are given to candidates with an upper 2nd class or 1st class degree; individuals with relevant professional qualifications or other relevant experience and qualifications can also be considered. English language proficiency is required at the standard level for PGT S and E entry (IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 92, PTE academic 62). International applicants: if their 1st language is not English, students must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. If students do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for them to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that prepare students for the masters programme.