Newcastle University

Newcastle University


The course will provide foundational skills in bioinformatics together with specialist skills such as: computing, programming, and molecular biology, with a significant focus on the development of research skills. The course aims to equip students with the necessary skills to contribute to the post-genomic developments that are rapidly becoming the key focus of bioinformatics research.

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 Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,265 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions Secretary, School of Computing Science
Telephone number: 
0191 208 8072