[Bio-software] MSc in Bioinformatics at DMU

Yingjie Yang yj.yang at ntlworld.com
Fri Jul 8 15:43:25 EST 2005

MSc Programmes in Bioinformatics at De Montfort University

Offered by the Centre for Computational Intelligence,  highly rated (4) in 
the last Government Research Assessment Exercise.

Applications are invited from students with backgrounds in computing 
sciences, information sciences, mathematics, engineering, biological 
sciences, medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry or physics 
for this course which is delivered in a collaboration between the Faculty of 
Computing Sciences and Engineering and the Faculty of Health and Life 

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the various 
types of problems addressed in bioinformatics, skills in the computational
techniques used and insight into their theoretical basis. On the completion 
of the programme, students are ready to embark upon a PhD in Bioinformatics,
or to take up a position in a bioinformatics related group, either in 
industry or in academia.

This programme provides a bridge for students with different backgrounds to 
cross over their existing disciplines and come into this exciting new field;
it is not necessary for students to have a background in more than one 
relevant discipline. Part time mode is also available for this programme.

The starting date for 2005-2006 is 19 September, 2005.  It takes 1 year for 
full time study and three years for part time.

Applications procedure:

A second class degree or equivalent is the minimum academic requirement for 
entry.  Application forms are available from the recruitment unit, 
pgcse at dmu.ac.uk,
tel. (+44) 116 257 7456 or via http://www.dmu.ac.uk/pgapp/

There is a limited number of EPSRC scholarships availabe for the Masters 
programme which will be awarded to the best applicants. This means that
successful UK applicants will receive a full bursary of £6500 maintenance 
and tuition fee payment; successful EU applicants will be eligible for the
fee payment only.

The Faculty of Computing Sciences and Engineering is offering a number of 
£1000 bursary awards to successful international applicants (exc. EU 
students) in September 2005. As part of the application process we will 
assess all international applicants to see if they qualify for a bursary 
discount and award everyone who meets the relevant requirements with either 
unconditional or conditional bursary offers.

Further details are available at http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/mscbioinfo/. For 
informal queries contact Dr Yingjie Yang (yyang at dmu.ac.uk).

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