The MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Manchester is well
established and leads to a qualification widely recognised in the
biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Students study six taught
modules and then undertake a research project. Web-based options are
now being developed to make these modules
available within a password-protected Virtual Learning Environment.
Participants communicate with the course tutors and with each other
using email, bulletin boards and on-line tutorials. They also have
access to the Distance Learning Service provided by the University
The next two courses to be offered will be C for Bioinformatics and Java
for Bioinformatics, both beginning on 21 May 2001. Those successfully
completing a module will be eligible for the award of credits towards
the MSc degree.
A registration form can be downloaded from the web address shown below.
The module fee for 2000/2001 is £500.
Further information on Distance Learning in Bioinformatics is available
from Heather.Vincent at man.ac.uk, or from our web site: