MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2022
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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 Offers not replied to within 4 weeks will be withdrawn so that a place can be offered to another candidate.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 completed by 31 January 2022; decision by 25 February 2022.
- Stage 2: Application completed by 31 March 2022; decision by 25 April 2022.
- Stage 3: Application completed by 31 May 2022; decision by 25 June 2022.
- Stage 4: Application completed by 31 July 2022; decision by 25 August 2022.
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.
Advice to applicants
We require the following documents before we can consider your application:
- Transcript of your studies to date.
- Degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
- Personal statement or statement of purpose.
- Curriculum vitae (CV).
- An academic reference. You will be required to provide the name and contact details of two referees during completion of the application form. Your referees will be contacted directly and asked to provide a letter of reference.
If any of the supporting documents is not in English, you must also provide us with an official or certified English translation. If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).
How your application is considered
Overseas (non-UK) applicants
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 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.
You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course. This means that if you intend to begin a course on 19th September 2022, we will not issue you with a CAS number before 19th June 2022.
Your CAS number is only valid for one student visa application.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again.
Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.