Master Bioinformatics

University of Nottingham | Nottingham , United Kingdom
The MRes Bioinformatics at the University of Nottingham involves the use of computational methods to study molecular evolution using sequence data now available in online databases.

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Research areas within which projects are available include: the use of secondary structure models to investigate evolutionary relationships in the molluscs; evolution of mobile DNAs; studies on the evolution of spider silk gene families; codon usage in yeast; the application of molecular clocks to microbial sequences, in particular the investigation of rate variation in foraminifera lineages and the estimation of the age of viral radiations.

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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The MRes Bioinformatics involves the use of computational methods to study molecular evolution using sequence data now available in online databases. Research areas within which projects are available include: the use of secondary structure models to investigate evolutionary relationships in the molluscs; evolution of mobile DNAs; studies on the evolution of spider silk gene families; codon usage in yeast; the application of molecular clocks to microbial sequences, in particular the investigation of rate variation in foraminifera lineages and the estimation of the age of viral radiations.

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

CAE score
193(Grade B)

Requirements

Preferred English language examinations

Minimum level (please see individual School web pages for specific requirements)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) [Academic version]:

  • 6.0 with no less than 5 in any one element

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

  • Paper version: 550 with a minimum of 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • Computer version: 213 with no less than 4.0 in academic Essay Rating
  • Internet-based version: 76 with no less than 17 in any one element

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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