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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Bioinformatics is about the application of computer-based approaches to understanding biological processes. Our programme will introduce you to the current methods used to interpret the vast amounts of data generated by modern high-throughput technologies.

The aim of this MSc is to equip you with a strong background in biology, plus the computing skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the vast wealth of modern biological data. On completing this programme you will be able to take up PhD studies or bioinformatics posts in academia or in industry.

The programme covers programming skills, statistical analysis and database science as well as bioinformatics.

Career opportunities

The PgDip programme is good preparation for further academic research or for technical or managerial roles in various commercial sectors, from medical electronics to defence.

Tuition fees

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£ 34,200overall cost

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    187 82%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    72nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    88th

    6

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