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If you would like to study full-time for a Masters qualification in a rapidly developing discipline of relevance to the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries this course is for you.

Key Information

Entry requirements

Course length

One year full-time

Study location

Clifton campus

Fees and funding

Please see the fees, funding and scholarships section

Start date

October and January



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Reasons to choose this course:

Excellence in postgraduate and professional education
Our thriving research community has a strong national and international profile, and is involved in a wide range of research activities. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008, 90% of our research work in Subjects Allied to Medicine was judged to be of international standard, with 20% being recorded as world class.

Our principal commitment is to translating our research and teaching excellence into competitive, effective graduates who are equipped to inspire and innovate in their chosen careers.

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Term 1
In the first term you will study the following core modules:

Depending on your previous experience, you will also be guided in choosing either: 

Or, 20 credit points from modules studied in term 2:

Term 2

Module content
Download our Bioscience module descriptions document PDF icon to find out more about each of these modules.

The Research Methods module is delivered by eLearning plus supportive seminars. The materials have been specially designed to provide you with a supported and structured learning experience.

You can contact your tutor and discuss ideas with other students via email and discussion boards. Completed assessments are submitted online via the University's virtual learning environment.

The Research Project forms a major part of both courses, and you will be guided on the choice of topic by discussion with the Programme Leader, Module Leader and individual academic staff. This provides the opportunity for you to learn to work independently and research an area of interest in depth. Throughout the course of the project you will be supported by your individual supervisor with regular meetings being held to assess progress.

You will undertake self-guided and formal assessments, including written assignments, tests, formal examinations and poster presentations to test your acquisition of masters level knowledge and skills.

This course benefits from the excellent facilities and equipment available in the School of Science and Technology.









Graduates of these courses develop a number of specific skills relevant to industry and to further academic study. Knowledge and skills acquired will depend on the modules you choose, reflecting your interests, and be directly relevant to your career and professional development.

The courses also aid your understanding of the advantages, limitations and applications of a range of fundamental and specialised bioinformatics tools and programmes. They will teach you how to identify and resolve scientific and technical problems associated with the application of bioinformatics, and enable you to design, execute and prepare critical written reports.

Graduates will be equipped to:



This course does not currently offer placements.

How to apply

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