University of Buckingham Bioinformatics

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University of Buckingham Bioinformatics

University of Buckingham Bioinformatics

Course outline

The 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. Vocational skills are also recognised in admission onto the programme. Demand for multi-skilled graduates is growing as industry, academia and the public sector increasingly respond to advances in genome biology and this programme provides the relevant skills to meet this need. The programme consists of lectures taught over 3 terms with a final term project conducted during a placement facilitating the development of practical skills.

With the completion of the human genome project, we are faced with a revolution in our understanding of complex biological systems and in the treatment of disease. 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 Buckingham offers an excellent environment in which to undergo intensive training in these disciplines.

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course £7140 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course £13280 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be confirmed.

Key information


Qualification type

MSc – Master of Science

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Course type



The University of Buckingham
Hunter Street
MK18 1EG
United Kingdom