University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Computational Bioinformatics

This course is designed to develop the key skills of a bioinformatics in computer science graduates or talented graduates of life science based subjects the MSc Computational Bioinformatics course is the ideal route into a career in this developing area of science. The course covers key areas of information retrieval, creation and advancement of databases, algorithms, computational and statistical techniques to solve the practical problems of handling experimental data. The University offers an introduction to the genetic basis of oncology and disease to enable students to understand the needs of medical research scientists. The course has both group and individual research projects to develop professional skills for a future successful career.

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants should have a minimum 2nd Class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Computer Science associated. Applicants may also be accepted with lesser qualifications if they can demonstrate relevant laboratory experience and knowledge (through APA/APEL). On occasion we consider applicants with exceptional biological backgrounds. English competence for international applicants should be in-line with University requirements for Master's level taught degrees (IELTS currently 7.0).

Course modules

Molecular genetics and genomics; DNA databases and statistics (provisional); DiseGenetics of disease; advanced programming for biological systems (provisional); research methods; cooperative investigations (provisional); research project.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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