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University of Bath: Molecular Biosciences (Bioinformatics)

Institution University of Bath View institution profile
Department Biology and Biochemistry View department profile
Web http://www.bath.ac.uk/departments/faculty-of-science/
Email pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
Telephone +44 1225 38 5115
Study type Taught

Summary

Biosciences research has huge impact in helping people live longer and healthier lives. With the World Economic Forum identifying healthcare as one of the top 10 Global Challenges for 2030, there is a growing demand for specialists in this field.

This course has been designed in consultation with clinical and industrial partners to give you the skills employers are looking for. It provides you with a broad understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems, with a focus on the increasingly crucial role bioinformatics plays in modern biosciences. You'll gain extensive research experience by carrying out two separate research projects, as well as a project addressing the challenges of global environment sustainability, applying skills related to either entrepreneurship, teaching, media and communication, or public engagement.

Specialise in bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is an exciting and rapidly growing field in biology offering career opportunities at the interface of biological and computational sciences. This interdisciplinary field applies computational approaches to analyse large biological datasets generated by the revolutionary technological advances in the field, including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and omics-based technologies.

Working with researchers from our Milner Centre of Evolution and Department of Computer Science, you’ll learn to apply computational methods to answer biological questions ranging from bacterial epidemiology, healthy ageing and genomic medicine to evolution and conservation biology. You'll have access to our bioinformatics sessions, enabling you to develop your scripting skills and study big data, and will study some modules alongside data science students to ensure you are being taught the latest developments in computer science.

Career prospects

You’ll graduate with the specialist knowledge and employability skills for a career in further research, such as a PhD, or roles in academic, clinical, industrial or commercial sectors anywhere in the world. Recent examples of graduate roles include a Healthcare Scientist, an Analyst, a Production Technician and an Agricultural Engineer.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you’ve graduated from any bioscience, medical, veterinary or related discipline and you’re interested in specialising in a career within the field of molecular microbiology.

We also offer the Molecular Biosciences course with specialisms in Microbiology, Medical Biosciences and Biotechnology.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

University of Bath
Faculty of Science
 

Our mission is to deliver world class research and teaching, educating our graduates to become future leaders and innovators, and benefitting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.”

Why choose Bath for your postgraduate study?
The University of Bath has an international reputation for its high quality research and teaching. We are ranked as a top ten UK university in the Guardian University Guide 2020, and 87% of our research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Bath is home to over 5,100 postgraduate taught and research …

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