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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This bioinformatics Masters bridges the interfaces between genomics, computing and healthcare and aims to equip you with the skills to analyse, interpret and use biological data to inform and improve healthcare and health outcomes.

You will consider biological data generated by technologies such as genome and next-generation sequencing and microarray expression technology. You will also learn how the results of analysis can be applied to improve health outcomes.

Throughout your studies you will be encouraged to reflect on the ethical, legal and social implications of using genomics data.

Course detail

We welcome students and professionals from a range of academic and work backgrounds, including:

  • biomedical sciences
  • forensic science
  • nursing
  • public health
  • psychology
  • healthcare science
  • pharmaceutical.

The course covers core principles, as well as statistical, computing and knowledge management skills. In addition, it will equip you with the technical ability you need to analyse genetics and genomics data and the underlying health associations between gene variants, disease susceptibility and drug response.

Study & career progression

Once you graduate you could go on to work in:

  • clinical informatics
  • pharmaceutical and biotech industries
  • personalised medicine and wellbeing
  • agricultural science and research
  • animal research
  • academic research
  • the food industry
  • public institutions
  • public health
  • IT.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,250per 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 West London

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  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

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