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University of Birmingham Online Online MSc Bioinformatics
University of Birmingham Online

Online MSc Bioinformatics

UK Online, United Kingdom

30 Months


Part time

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Jun 2024

GBP 17,030 / per year *

Distance Learning

* £1,310 per module


Online MSc Bioinformatics

Drive discoveries for today’s data-driven health and life science industries and academic institutions by learning how to extract meaningful information from complex data sets at one of the top universities for biological and computer science.

The University of Birmingham’s Online MSc Bioinformatics is well-suited for professionals from biological and computer science or mathematics backgrounds, supporting careers in biostatistics, pharmaceutical science, and medical data analytics. This degree is also suitable for those who want to pursue Ph.D. studies or conduct research for pharmaceutical corporations, governmental agencies, and medical journals and publications.

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Embrace data-driven bioscience

Led by active researchers in bioinformatics and linked to institutions such as University Hospitals Birmingham, the Online MSc Bioinformatics curriculum is grounded in the real world. This helps you develop the practical skills you need to further your career in this cutting-edge field.

To enter the field of bioinformatics, you’ll need to be able to process large-scale raw data and have the scientific curiosity, mindset, and motivation to work on problems relating to biology and medicine. With an internationally recognized degree credential from the University of Birmingham, you’ll build this knowledge to successfully transition into a variety of roles.

Top jobs in bioinformatics

  • Bioinformatics analyst
  • Bioinformatics scientist/technician
  • Bioinformatician
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Biostatistician
  • Data scientist (medical)
  • AI architect (medical)

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Enhance your real-world experience

This program is founded on real-world experience and is designed to help you build the practical skills you need to advance your career. The intrinsically multidisciplinary Centre for Computational Biology delivers the program, which is well-suited to help biologists and healthcare professionals interested in data analysis, statisticians, and computer scientists apply their skills to health and biology.

The program delivery is combined with hands-on coding exercises, to ensure you leave your studies with both the theory and the practical skills ready for your chosen career. The center is also integrated with the University Hospitals Birmingham, which was a major contributor to the 100,000 Genomes Project, giving your studies both a real-world and career-centered character.

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  • 84th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • 14th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • 35th most international university in the world (Times Higher Education 2024)
  • 1st in the UK for being targeted by the country’s top employers (High Fliers Research 2024)
  • World-leading Russell Group member
  • Universitas 21 member – the leading global network of research-intensive universities



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