Newcastle University

Newcastle University


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

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in any biological science-based discipline (eg genetics, biochemistry and biology), a 2.1 Honours degree in a computing science or maths based subject or international equivalent. Applicants with non-standard qualifications and significant industrial or professional experience in biological or computer science related areas will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Gene expression, proteomics and microarray informatics; bioinformatics theory and practice; modelling cellular systems; introductory programming for biologists; research skills for bioinformatics; research project for bioinformatics; numeric skills (statistics and mathematics). Optional modules; fundamentals of cell and molecular biology or; computing environments for bioinformatics; computational analysis of complex biological systems; comparative and evolutionary genomics; e-science for bioinformatics; advanced object-oriented design and programming.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Admissions Secretary, School of Computing Science
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7767