What will I learn?

This is an exciting and innovative programme that has recently been revamped. Bioinformatics is a discipline at the interface between biology, computing and statistics and is used in organismal biology, molecular biology and biomedicine. This programme focuses on using computers to glean new insights from DNA, RNA and protein sequence data and related data at the molecular level through data storage, mining, analysis and graphical presentation - all of which form a core part of modern biology.

Most of our graduates embark on a University or Institute-based research career path, here in the UK or abroad, using the skills they've acquired on our programme. These skills are now of primary relevance in many areas of modern biology and biomedicine. Others are employed as a core bioinformatician (now a career path within academia in its own right) or as a research assistant in a research group in basic biological or medical science. A postgraduate degree in bioinformatics is also valued by many employers in the life sciences sector – e.g., computing biology jobs in biotechnology, biosciences, neuroinformatics and the pharma industries.

Which department am I in?

School of Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£14,013.00 (US$ 17,031) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2019

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted.

For international students

Students whose first language is not English need International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification; ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: reading: 20; listening: 19; speaking: 19; and writing: 23.

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About this uni

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
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  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer