University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Bioinformatics, Polyomics and Systems Biology

This programme focuses on using computers to glean new insights from DNA, RNA and protein sequence data and related data at the molecular level through data storage, mining, analysis and display, all of which form a core part of modern biology.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. English language requirements: IELTS, academic module, not general training, overall score 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core courses include: programming (java); information systems and databases; foundations of bioinformatics; omics and systems approaches in biology; there is also an obligatory 60-credit summer research project lasting 14 weeks; normally this will be with 1 of the research laboratories in Glasgow associated with the programme, but there is also the opportunity to study in suitable laboratories in other parts of the world.
Optional courses include:; rna-seq and next generation transcriptomics; metagenomics; genetic data handling and analysis; parasite drug resistance: a polyomics approach; phyloinformatics; systems biology approaches to omics data analysis; protein structure informatics and drug discovery.

Assessment methods

Major project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,133 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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