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MSc in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a field of study concerned with the application of modern computational techniques to the analysis and understanding of biological information. Together with the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Computing Sciences offers a Taught MSc programme in Bioinformatics, with some units being taught by experts from the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre.

The degree is targeted at applicants who have at least a second-class degree in biological or chemical sciences (or equivalent qualifications and experience) who wish to pursue a career in Bioinformatics. More information concerning the content of the MSc programme can be found on the computing sciences and biological sciences postgraduate degree web pages.

Enquiries concerning this programme should be directed to Dr Steven Hayward, and a prospectus and application form are available on our how to apply page.

PhD Research Degree

Members of the Computational Biology Laboratory are always happy to receive applications from well-qualified and highly motivated students who wish to take a PhD in some area of computational biology. A PhD Programme normally takes three years full-time (or six years part-time). Applicants must have good qualifications in computer science or an allied subject. Motivation for research is paramount and applicants are often expected to have formulated some preliminary ideas of research prior to application. The School also offers a limited number of PhD Research Studentships that are usually advertised during the spring, and are allocated to applicants on a competitive basis.

For more details on how to apply, see the Postgraduate Research Programmes page.