University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Mathematical Modelling in Biology

This program provides a comprehensive perspective of existing modelling approaches and contemporary methods of data analysis used in biology and ecology. The focus is on design, analysis and implementation of mathematical models for problems arising in life sciences, with special emphasis on ecological applications. By the end of the course, students are able to formulate problems in mathematical terms, build relevant mathematical models of biological phenomena, apply an array of analytical tools and/or select and develop an appropriate numerical method, write a computer program for numerical simulations, and present and interpret the results for a potential client from agriculture and nature conservation sector.

Entry requirements

Normally a good 2nd Class degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics or its equivalents.

Course modules

Sample modules offered: scientific computing; data mining and neural networks; topics in mathematical biology; computational methods for partial differential equations; patterns and processes in ecosystems.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by a mixture of continuous assessments and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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