University of Manchester
Advanced Computer Science (Digital Biology)
This course is centred around 2 themes: one based around applications in healthcare; the other on applications in biological sciences; they are specifically designed for computer scientists without any previous experience of medicine or biology; they help students to develop the core skills needed to work or research (as a computer scientist) in these new areas; these 2 core themes are complemented with a range of other themes that allow students to develop additional skills which have important applications in healthcare and biology.
A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in computer science; or in a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content; applicants with extensive computer science industrial experience and a good Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission; English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 (writing 6); internet based TOEFL 100 with 24 in writing; computer based TOEFL 250 with 5 in TWE; or Cambridge proficiency grade C.
Modules include: Semi-structured data and the web; ontology engineering for the semantic web; principles of digital biology; introduction to health informatics; data engineering; it governance; foundations of machine learning; modelling and visualization of high-dimensional data; text mining; computer vision; semi-structured data and the web; data engineering; advanced database management systems; mobile systems; mobile communications; parallel programs and their performance; designing for parallelism and future multi-core computing; automated reasoning and verification; optimization for learning, planning and problem-solving; cryptography; computer and network security; software engineering overview; component-based software development; pattern-based software development; agile and test-driven development.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,050 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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