Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Statistics for Computational Biology

Computational biology is an area of key strategic interest for interdisciplinary research and for employers in pharmaceuticals, advanced agriculture and in public health. The use of statistics in this area is essential. This course is run jointly between mathematics, computer science, and biological sciences, providing an excellent point of entry to this growing area for graduates in any of the 3 constituent disciplines.

Entry requirements

BSc or BA Honours degree (high 2.2) in a related subject (such as biology, computer science, software engineering or mathematics) at undergraduate level and an accompanying reference. We consider applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry.

Course modules

Modules include: statistical concepts; methods and tools; statistical techniques; programming for scientists; machine learning; concepts in biology; and a dissertation.

Assessment methods

The programme comprises 180 credits. There are 120 credits of taught modules completed during Semester 1 and Semester 2. This is followed by a research dissertation (60 credits) in semester 3


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 6,125 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of Computer Science
Telephone number: 
01970 622540