What will I learn?

The MSc in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology is a multidisciplinary research-based course, designed for applicants with a biomedical, computational or mathematical background. The programme is taught by experts in relevant fields within the College and makes use of collaborations with other researchers. You gain the necessary skills to produce effective research in computational genetics and bioinformatics. The programme starts with a training phase in the autumn term, where you acquire core biological, computational and mathematics skills through lectures in bioinformatics and theoretical systems biology. For the remainder of the autumn term, you cover the taught elements of the course comprising of lectures, practical classes and assignments. Assessment methods involves the following: Computer assignments; Computer exam (open book); Coursework; Dissertations; Exams; Group report; Mathematics assignment; Presentations; Viva and Website development.

Which department am I in?

Department of Natural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£31,200.00 (US$ 42,287) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2022


South Kensington Campus

Exhibition Road,

Kensington and Chelsea,


SW7 2AZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree. The minimum requirement is based on the university's selectivity ranking; from the most competitive we look for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3/4 to 3.25/4 or better. From other mainstream universities we look for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4 or better. Departments may require a higher grade from particular institutions.

For international students

Students should have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in a biological sciences, physical sciences, computational or mathematical subject. All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College. Standard IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements). Students should have TOEFL scores 92 overall (minimum 20 in all elements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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