UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Modelling Biological Complexity

The course is designed for students who wish to develop the skills to apply mathematical, computational and physical science techniques to real biological problems. The programme provides a broad overview of the cutting edge research at the interface of the life, mathematical and physical sciences.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in any area of the mathematical, physical, computer, engineering or life sciences from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. For students from the life science, some mathematics experience is necessary (e.g. a minimum of an 'A' grade of A-Level mathematics).

Course modules

Core modules: modelling biological complexity: foundation course (non credit bearing); transferable and generic skills; mini projects; research (summer) project.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, laboratory work, case presentations, seminars, tutorials and project work. Student performance is assessed by essays, mini projects, oral and poster presentations, a computer programming and biological database task, web development, the research project and an end-of-year viva.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,770 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

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