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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The aim of this programme is to provide individuals with a platform to explore, analyse and interpret contemporary biological data. This course offers Masters level instruction in Bioinformatics with a focus on genomic bioinformatics. You will develop key skills for the analyses of omics data including genomics data from next generation sequencing technologies. Additional skills around emerging omics including metabolomics and proteomics will also be developed. This programme has been designed with the needs of academic research, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical and health care industries in mind. We will provide instruction in computational and statistical biosciences and students will foster these additional complementary skills required to enable individuals to work effectively within a multidisciplinary bioinformatics arena.

Course structure

This course was first established over a decade ago in response to the emerging informatics needs of the genetics and genomics communities following the completion of the first drafts of the human genome project. Subsequent advances in research technologies and analytic approaches have dictated the continuing evolution of this programme to provide contemporary instruction in these new essential skills. Providing a strong platform for students entering from the biological, mathematical or computational sciences, this course provides modules in core complementary areas such as in computation/scripting, statistics and molecular biology; the fundamental building blocks necessary to succeed in bioinformatic analysis and interpretation. A Postgraduate Certificate exit point is available for students successfully completing 60 credits of the taught element (module restrictions apply). A Postgraduate Diploma exit point is available for students successfully completing 120 credits of the taught element (module restrictions apply).

Learning and assessment

The programme is delivered as face-2-face learning. You will find course materials, links to related materials and assessments via Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) ‘Learning Central™’. Specific learning differences, disability and/or medical conditions will be identified and the Programme Director will follow university procedures and guidance on this. We are committed to equality for the English and Welsh languages and if you are a Welsh speaker you may request to have a Welsh-speaking Personal Tutor. During the MSc dissertation stage, each student will be allocated a Dissertation Supervisor who will guide their planning and advise them as they complete their projects.

Application deadline

31 July 2021

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

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