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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 / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2019

Academic entry qualification overview

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or 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.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS : 6.5 overall (6.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 22 in each component)

See further information about requirements for your country .

We may also accept evidence of a confirmed place on a University Pre-sessional English language course , if your current IELTS scores are: 

  • Minimum 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing plus enrolment and attendance on the 6-week pre-sessional course (PS6)
  • Minimum 5.5 overall with 5.5 in writing plus enrolment and attendance on the 10-week pre-sessional course (PS10)

Please note, we must approve this before you apply for the English course.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For more details see entry requirements from your country .

Relevant work experience

You need to be able to demonstrate relevant work experience in your chosen pathway.