Bioinformatics, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #101 ,
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.

About

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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Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic 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

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Funding

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