Queen Mary University of London
Key Course Facts
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 programme will teach you how to manage and manipulate large datasets to reveal new insights in biological sciences. You will get intensive training in a computer-based approach to biological research, with the opportunity to develop specialist skills in computer programming, data analysis, statistics and computational biology.
New analytical techniques deliver ever more data about genes, proteins, metabolites and the interactions between them. Bioinformatics is the discipline tasked with turning all this data into useful information and new biological knowledge. With applications spanning the breadth of life science disciplines, there is now high demand for trained bioinformaticians.
Prior experience of computer programming is not required as you will be taught the latest tools and techniques in bioinformatics, which you will then apply to your own research project. You will also collaborate with peers to build new bioinformatics solutions to real-world problems as part of an innovative group project.
This programme is delivered by academics who are actively engaged in developing bioinformatics tools and applying them in areas such as genome sequencing, proteomics, evolution, ecology, psychology, cancer, diabetes and other diseases. We have an extensive network of academic and industrial collaborators around the UK and in Europe, who contribute to teaching, co-supervise projects and provide employment opportunities.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
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A minimum of an upper second-class BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent international qualification) in biology or other relevant natural sciences subject. Applicants with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of Queen Mary University of London in top UK and global rankings.
About Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.
Student composition of Queen Mary University of London
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Computer Science MPhil||Aberystwyth University||86%||0%||7%||£4260||£15750||114||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Theology and Religious Studies/Computing Science MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||67%||5%||1%||£27750||£70480||193||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Science Msci (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||94%||0%||0%||£9250||£25000||169||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Msci (Hons)||Loughborough University of Technology||92%||3%||3%||£9250||£25700||169||Loughborough||On campus Full-time|
|Computing (International Programme of Study) MEng (Hons)||Imperial College of Science||70%||0%||2%||£9250||£35100||219||London||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Science MEng (Hons)||The University of York||70%||0%||0%||£9250||£24000||149||York||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (Yr in Ind) MEng (Hons)||The University of York||70%||0%||1%||£9250||£24000||146||York||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Science: Informatique (Swansea) MSc||Swansea University||100%||5%||5%||£4650||£9550||149||Swansea||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Science and Mathematics Msci (Hons)||University of Exeter||82%||2%||10%||£9250||£22500||166||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Science with Cyber Security Msci (Hons)||City University London||68%||10%||1%||£9250||£18210||125||London||On campus Full-time|