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MSc Bioinformatics

University of Buckingham
Length: 4 terms
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master Degree
Location: Buckingham
Language: English

Program Description

This MSc in Bioinformatics programme provides the relevant skills in advanced genome biology to meet the demand for multi-skilled graduates due to the growth in industry, academia and the public sector.

MSc in Bioinformatics provides intensive training in software development, database technologies and modern molecular genetics for graduate scientists from both biological and non-biological backgrounds.

The ability to efficiently manage and interrogate the wealth of DNA sequence information requires a combination of computational methodologies and molecular genetic expertise. However, there exists a shortage in appropriately skilled individuals and this Bioinformatics course addresses these requirements.

The course aims to give students an understanding of computer programming languages, the application of computational algorithms to resolving biological problems and database creation and information mining. Students will complete the course having gained the transferable skills of computer programming, database techniques, oral and written communication skills and algorithm design.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the MSc in Bioinformatics must meet the following requirements:

  • First or second class honours degree,
  • IELTS of 6.5 or TOEFL of 233.

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...


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University of Buckingham

Buckingham, England

Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town  you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...


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