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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bradford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 10-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Bioinformatics combines knowledge from a variety of disciplines such as biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics to analyse and interpret biological data on a large scale.

The Bioinformatics programme at Bradford includes training in experimental techniques that complements commonly used data acquisition methods in a broad range of investigative scenarios. This is designed to provide a basic training in the principles of bioinformatics, followed by coverage of the advanced level of knowledge and training required relevant to large-scale data mining and processing, including programming and scripting via command line and the Galaxy interface.

A key feature of the MSc programme at Bradford is that students are able to learn the theoretical knowledge of bioinformatics with a practical training in experimental techniques that are commonly used in biomedical sciences. This is designed to enable students to become knowledgeable in genomics, proteomics transcriptomics and metagenomics so that they can apply bioinformatics approaches in a broad range of real world employment scenarios aimed at improving human health, both in industry as well as in healthcare organisations.

Learning and assessment

The programme content is taught using conventional teaching methods that include lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory classes, workshops and a research project.

In addition, independent self-directed or problem-based learning may include interactive research case studies, peer and collaborative sessions, reflective practice and portfolio building. These may be supplemented with interactions with science professionals and tasks that are either work-based or linked to other placements.

Assessments use a combination of unseen written examinations and a wide range of coursework elements such as laboratory reports, essays, online and computer-based assessments, data interpretation and analysis. This is also supplemented with assessment of communication skills in oral and poster communications during peer-reviewed and collaborative sessions.

Career prospects

Employability is a key focus of the programmes here at Bradford. We collaborate with industry partners through our Industry Advisory Board and their input shapes the curriculum, ensuring you gain the skills employers in the sector value and that are currently in short supply. You’ll have the opportunity to work on and contribute to real life research projects whilst you’re studying.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 20,885per year

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

University information

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University of Bradford

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, England

The University of Bradford is one of the most diverse, inclusive universities in the UK. It is proud of the warm welcome that international students receive.
Expert support staff are on hand to help international students from their first contact with the university, throughout their time in Bradford and beyond.
The campus is within a 10-minute walk of the city centre, with accommodation and all student facilities within the grounds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 51%

    68th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    45th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    88th

    18

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