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Online MSc Bioinformatics: admissions requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Online MSc Bioinformatics, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) at least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma in life sciences, biomedical sciences, mathematics, computer science or another relevant quantitative subject from a UK university OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

Alternatively, you will need one of the following:

  • 2.2 in those subjects plus 3–5 years of relevant work experience
  • 3.0 in those subjects plus 5–7 years of relevant work experience
  • 8 years or more of relevant work experience and an A level in mathematics

Application checklist:

Completed applicationYou first need to complete an application form online, adding your CV, statement of purpose and any other supporting documents.
Curriculum vitae (CV) or résuméSupply an up-to-date CV demonstrating your academic and work experience, plus any other skills that may support your application. This will help us to ensure you have the right experience for the programme.
Statement of purposeThis is your opportunity to draw attention to your skills, experience and goals, and to explain why you wish to apply for this programme.
Two referencesYou can send your references as either a letter of recommendation or a recorded transcript by email or post. These must be signed, on letterheaded paper, or supplied with your referee’s business card.
TranscriptsTo verify your education, we ask you to submit your previous academic transcripts, either in notarized form or sent directly from your previous institution.
Evidence of language (if applicable)If English is not your first language, you will need to also supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept up-to-date IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any of the elements.

If you have a question about your application for the Online MSc Bioinformatics, contact us using the details below and we will be happy to help. We’re ready to answer any questions you have and are available to provide guidance, advice and honest feedback.

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Transfer credits

Transfer credits are not accepted for this programme.

Key deadlines

  • We have intakes in spring, summer and autumn
  • Complete taught studies in two years, plus six months for your dissertation
  • Applications close approximately one month before your intended start date