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MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at The University of Manchester
MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Our course is an integrated programme taught by researchers at the forefront of fields spanning bioinformatics, genomics and systems biology.

MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or equivalent in a biological, medical, physical or computing sciences subject, with sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken. We may also consider exceptional applicants with a Lower Second who also have research experience or equivalent.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents that we require.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course overview

  • Gain extensive research experience and professional skills in the field of bioinformatics and systems biology.
  • Prepare for a career in industry or academic research.
  • Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for biological sciences (QS World University Rankings 2018).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Join us for a Master's Information Session on Monday 2nd July 2018 where you can meet current students and staff and visit facilities on campus. Find out more and book on the Master's Information Session .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,750
    International students (per annum): £22,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 5439
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/biology/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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