Bioinformatics at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

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Course summary

As biological sciences have become more data driven, bioinformatics is now central to modern biological research, from genetics, nutrition and epidemiology to ecology, neuroscience and biomedicine. This course teaches you how to manage and manipulate large datasets to reveal new insights in biological sciences. You get intensive training in a computer-based approach to biological research. You develop the computational and analytical understanding necessary as a platform for processing biological data. This involves the appreciation of biochemistry and molecular biology, together with IT and specialist skills in computer programming, data analysis, statistics and computational biology for multidisciplinary careers in research. The majority of modules for this course are taught at our National Horizons Centre at the University’s Darlington campus. The National Horizons Centre is a £22m purpose-built biosciences research, education and training facility and it is a focal point for the growing regional biosciences community. The programme equips you with a strong foundation for further PhD research or for prospective employment. There is an increasing demand for bioinformatics skills across the biotechnology, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. The ability to manage, analyse, integrate and visualise big data using technologies such as Python and R is also applicable to fields including software development, data analytics and finance. Visit Teesside University’s website to apply to start in September or January. You may wish to study our two year advanced practice route which enhances your qualification by adding a vocational or research-based internship.


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Assessment method

You are assessed by a variety of methods including exams and in-course assessment, group work and verbal or poster presentations.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours degree (2.2 or above) from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent qualification, in a subject related to life or physical sciences. If your first degree is not in one of the subject areas listed above please contact us for guidance and advice on how you might become eligible. Non-UK students must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6695* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6695* Year 1
Scotland £6695* Year 1
Wales £6695* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6695* Year 1
EU £14000* Year 1
International £14000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Visit Teesside University’s website for information on fees, funding and scholarships.
Bioinformatics at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS