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Course summary

The MSc Bioinformatics covers a diverse range of areas in bioinformatics and is suitable for students from a variety of academic backgrounds related to the life sciences (biology, biochemistry, genetics, medicine, and other biosciences). Students will learn and work together with world-leading experts. In the age of big data, conservation biology, biodiversity, genetics, and evolutionary biology involve the study of large amounts of data that increase in volume and variety at a high speed. The use of computational tools is essential to analyse such large datasets, some of which have shaken the foundations of many scientific disciplines. The advent of these technologies is also central to many companies and the public sector and has driven the emergence of innovative start-ups. The job market for graduates proficient in bioinformatics is expanding rapidly and will keep growing. Topics include programming, machine learning, genomics, protein structure, evolutionary biology, as well as professional and entrepreneurial skills. Students will undertake a scientific research project supervised by the experts of the Faculty of Life Sciences and will leave with highly transferable skills that will boost their future careers and their employability. Moreover, they will learn how to capitalise their innovative ideas in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment.

Assessment method

https://bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2023/msc-bioinformatics.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of an upper second-class honour in degrees related to life sciences (biological sciences, biochemistry, zoology, ecology, bioinformatics etc). A basic understanding of biostatistics is suggested. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12800 Year 1
Scotland £12800 Year 1
Wales £12800 Year 1
Channel Islands £12800 Year 1
EU £24100 Year 1
International £24100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Bioinformatics at University of Bristol - UCAS