Postgraduate Courses

M Res in Bioinformatics

This interdisciplinary programme is based in the School of Computing Science, but taught jointly by the Institute of Human Genetics and the Schools of Computing Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Biology, and Biomedical Sciences. You take taught modules followed by a six-month individual project that may be taken within the University or with a bioinformatics or pharmaceutical company. Compulsory modules include: bioinformatics theory; bioinformatics applications; bioinformatics programming in Java; computing for bioinformatics or fundamentals of cell and molecular biology. Optional modules are available to enable you to tailor your degree to either a computational/numerical theme or a more biologically oriented theme.

Institution: Newcastle University
Department: School of Computing Science
Entry: Normally you require a good Honours degree (2:2 or above), or equivalent. The programme is available to graduates in any science discipline including biological sciences, engineering sciences, computing sciences, mathematics or physical sciences. Candidates whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575 (paper-based) or 233 (computer-based), or equivalent.
Funding: UK/EU students - bursaries are available, see
Starting: September
Address: Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Telephone: 0191 222 5594
Contact: Postgraduate Secretary,, 0191 222 7965
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