|Location||United Kingdom, Cranfield Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
in a life science, computer-science subject.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS: 6.5 overall
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
To the Applicant
Please arrange for 2 referees to provide a reference. Select at least one referee who can comment on your recent academic ability or employment experience.
To the Referee
Please comment on the applicant’s suitability to undertake such studies. Where possible, please try to cover the following points in your reference:– In what capacity you have known the applicant and for how long – If the applicant is still studying, the likely result he or she will obtain – The applicant’s ability to work alone or as part of a team – The applicant’s general character – Any particular strengths or weaknesses – How the applicant’s achievements compare to those of his or her peers – The applicant’s skill in the use of English where English is not his or her first language – Your reply will be treated in confidence.
The reference should be on letterhead paper and preferably typewritten.
Please arrange for 2 referees to provide a reference.
The first of its kind in the UK, this MSc is highly regarded by employers for its real-world relevance and applied content. The course aims to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and computational skills and apply them to help solve real-life biological problems. This MSc is recognised by the BBSRC.
This new and fast-growing field requires forward-thinking people who understand both the biological and computing aspects of this science – this MSc has been specifically designed to produce graduates of this nature.
Cranfield students come from the UK and a combination of European and International countries. You will therefore experience working closely with people from different cultures and backgrounds – essential skills for your future career.
Class sizes are kept relatively small to help create an interactive environment and to ensure each student receives excellent support from our academic team.
The taught programme is generally delivered from October until March and is comprised of eight compulsory taught modules, a group project and an individual thesis project.
Bioinformatics is a fast-growing field that offers progressive career opportunities for forward-thinking people who are ready to grasp the challenge; people who understand both the biological and computing aspects of this science.
Cranfield’s MSc opens doors to careers in industry, public research establishments and university research. The multidisciplinary nature of their course has allowed our students to follow diverse career paths in various medical-related sectors including: – Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies – Plant research institutes – Food sector – Public Institutions – Bioinformatics – IT companies.
Previous students have gone on to jobs within prestigious institutions including: – The Sanger Institute – The European Bioinformatics Institute – Institut National du Cancer (France) – Centro de Investigación Prínciple Felipe Ií (Spain) – GlaxoSmithKline – PubGene – Tessella – UCB – Wellcome Trust – Inpharmatica – Invitrogen – Oxford Gene Technology – Cancer Research
Others have chosen to continue their research training by undertaking a PhD either at Cranfield or elsewhere.