MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 12 months
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:
- biological sciences
- medical sciences
- physical sciences
- 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 professional experience.
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form. See below Advice for applicants for details of the supporting documents we require.
Due to the high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process as set out below. However, we reserve the right to close applications at any stage if the course is full, so we recommend that you apply as early as possible. In order for your application to be assessed at the earlier stages, you must ensure all your supporting documents including references are submitted by the relevant stage deadline. If we make you an offer, you will have 4 weeks to reply. Offers not replied to within 4 weeks will be withdrawn so that a place can be offered to another candidate.
- Stage 1: Application completed by 9th December 2022; decision by 3rd February 2023.
- Stage 2: Application completed by 31st March 2023; decision by 25th April 2023.
- Stage 3: Application completed by 31st May 2023; decision by 25th June 2023.
- Stage 4: Application completed by 31st July 2023; decision by 25th August 2023.
Please note we give preference to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements due to the competition for places.
Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the initial deadline has passed.
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- 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 for Biological Sciences (QS World University Rankings 2022).
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Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £12,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £26,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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 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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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