MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 12 months
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent :
- 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 recommend that you apply as early as possible. To avoid any delay in processing your application, please ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application. 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 Offers not replied to within 4 weeks will be withdrawn so that a place can be offered to another candidate.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 by 30 November 2019; decision by 20 December 2019
- Stage 2: Application received by 31 January 2020; decision by 25 February 2020
- Stage 3: Application received by 31 March 2020; decision by 25 April 2020
- Stage 4: Application received by 31 May 2020; decision by 25 June 2020
- Stage 5: Application received by 31 July 2020; decision by 25 August 2020
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 2020).
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
International students (per annum): £24,000
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.
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).
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 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 2020.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2019 or are graduating in 2020;
- 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.
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