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

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. Applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry will be considered.

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,125 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Computer Science
Telephone number: 
01970 622540