Bioinformatics, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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

  • More details: Final deadline for home/EU and international applications is 30 June. EU and international students need to be aware that the application deadline for UK students for equal consideration is 15 January.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • 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.

Academic Requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Tuition Fee

UK/European research postgraduates in the Centre are funded by BBSRC, MRC, NERC, EPSRC, the European Union, The Lawes Trust and various University of Nottingham Scholarship Funds.

Funding

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