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Online MSc Bioinformatics: career outlook

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By developing your understanding of complex data systems, our online MSc Bioinformatics will help you meet the growing need for bioinformaticians, in a global market set to rise by 13.4% (compound annual growth rate) between 2020 and 2027.1

Thanks to its multidisciplinary nature, the programme is well-suited for professionals from biological and computer science/mathematics backgrounds, supporting careers in biostatistics, pharmaceutical science and medical data analytics.

The programme is also essential learning for further PhD study or research for pharmaceutical companies, governmental institutions and medical journals and publications.

Bioinformatics Analyst


Bioinformatics analysts are responsible for conducting laboratory research and developing informatics algorithms and bioinformatics databases that can be used to further the understanding of disease and other physical conditions.4

Bioinformatics Scientist/Technician


Bioinformatics technicians are responsible for gathering, analysing and tracking data on biological functions or characteristics to better understand complex biological activities, applying an extensive knowledge of sophisticated computer programs.5

Additional roles include:

  • Bioinformatician
  • Bioinformatics analyst
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • Biostatistician
  • Medical Data Scientist
  • Medical AI Architect

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Programme outcomes

Career support

Your relationship with the University of Birmingham will continue long after your graduation. To make the most of your future career prospects, we will help you gain the skills, knowledge and attributes that employers are looking for.

One-to-one support

Access one-to-one careers advice and support via the University of Birmingham Careers Network for up to two years after you graduate.

Extensive network

Join an alumni network of over 300,000 students worldwide.

Online community

Connect with your peers and lecturers and keep our thriving online community alive.


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  4. UNKNOWN (2020) Bioinformatics Analyst. Glassdoor [online] Available at:,22.htm [Accessed 26.01.2021]
  5. UNKNOWN (2020) Bioinformatics Technician. PayScale [online] [Accessed 26.02.2021]