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The MRes in 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; recombination in AIDS viruses; 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.
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
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|75 (Grade B)|