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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Become an expert in research on our MRes Big Data Biology degree. Develop your quantitative and computational biology skills, and grow your knowledge of bioinformatics, biological science and computer science. With these skills you'll be able to shape the approach to data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in the biomedical and biological fields.

This master's degree is for you if you studied biological science, or a quantitative or computational subject at undergraduate level.

You'll develop quantitative and computational biology skills and learn how to apply them in the area of large-scale biology.

Advances in life science rely on scientists from different areas working together. You’ll learn from experienced academics across different areas of life science including:

  • experimental biologists
  • computer scientists
  • mathematicians
  • engineers

An MRes course differs from an MSc in the balance of teaching to research. You'll focus on an independent research project on a subject of your choice, closely supervised by an academic.

On this big data in biology degree, you’ll study 4 taught modules: 2 on programming, statistics and machine learning, and 2 optional modules on subjects that complement your research interest in biological or biomedical science.

You'll also gain subject-specific and employability skills that shape your next steps into teaching, industry, research, further study or a non-science based career.


This master’s research degree prepares you for careers in:

  • bioinformatics or the data science-related industry
  • biotechnology, biomedical or pharmaceutical industries
  • scientific officer in research or computational environment
  • research science
  • data analysis
  • artificial intelligence research
  • postgraduate research training
  • teaching
  • law
  • business management

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%



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