About This Course
Our MSc in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology is a one- time full- time( or two times part- time) tutored masters course commencing in September. Bioinformatics is a fast- growing field at the crossroad of biology, mathematics, and computer wisdom. Bioinformatics seeks to produce, advance, and apply computer/ software- grounded results to break formal and practical problems arising from the operation and analysis of veritably large natural data sets. similar operations include genome sequence analysis, similar as the mortal genome, the mortal microbiome, analysis of inheritable variation within populations, and analysis of gene expression patterns. Major exploration sweats in the bioinformatics field include sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, protein structure alignment, protein structure vaticination, modelling of DNA and protein elaboration, analysis of inheritable variation in populations, and analysis of gene expression, protein- protein commerce and protein mass spectrometry data. Another arising area within bioinformatics is systems biology, which examines how individual natural factors(e.g. metabolic pathways, genes, proteins, organelles, cells, physiological systems, organisms) interact in a network to produce observable phenotypes of a whole organism or body system. As part of our MSc programme, scholars carry out a three- month exploration design in a exploration group in UCC or in an external university, exploration institute, or assiduity. The programming and data handling chops that you'll develop, along with your exposure to an interdisciplinary exploration terrain, will be veritably seductive to implicit employers.
This programme may be taken full- time over 12 months or part- time over 24 months from the date of first enrollment for the programme. The part- time option will be tutored during weekday working hours over two times. This MSc programme has four different aqueducts and scholars take 90 credits from their allocated sluice
On successful completion of this programme, scholars should be suitable to Have a solid background in the proposition behind bioinformatics styles and tools so that they can critically estimate exploration in bioinformatics; Use being bioinformatics styles and tools and fleetly learn to apply new styles and tools Organise and assay large data sets generated by genomics and systems biology approaches; Understand the part of modelling and simulation of natural systems; Have a deep knowledge of the aspect of bioinformatics in which they carried out their three- month exploration design. This experience will prepare them for a unborn exploration career in the bioinformatics field.
Why Choose This Course
Working in the field of bioinformatics is both a grueling and satisfying job, which frequently involves problem- solving, programming, statistical analyses of large data sets and fine modelling of natural marvels. It's possible for a bioinformatician to work on numerous different natural questions and types of data sets, making this an intriguing and instigative field to work in. A bioinformatician’s day- to- day work can involve studying numerous different fascinating and important natural questions, similar as
Placement or Study Abroad Information
As part of the MSc programme, scholars carry out a three- month exploration design in a exploration group in UCC or in an external university, exploration institute or assiduity. This will give the occasion to apply their knowledge and chops in bioinformatics to a slice- edge exploration question. In principle, placements abroad to execute the exploration design can be eased subject to blessing.
Chops and Careers Information
Our graduates offer a unique set of interdisciplinary chops making them largely seductive to employers at universities, exploration centres and in assiduity. numerous exploration institutes have devoted bioinformatics groups, while numerous' wet biology' exploration groups employ bioinformaticians to help with data analyses and other bioinformatics problems. diligence employing bioinformaticians include the pharmaceutical assiduity, agrarian and biotechnology companies. For biology graduates returning to' wet lab' biology after completing the MSc course, your recently acquired chops will be extremely reciprocal and useful. Non-biology graduates seekingnon-biology positions will also find that having acquired interdisciplinary chops is of great benefit in getting a good job in numerous sectors due to being suitable to acclimatize knowledge across a broad range of disciplines.
Where have our graduates gone?
As this MSc qualification is recognised worldwide our graduates work across the globe including the Netherlands, Austria, the USA, and New Zealand. Graduates in Ireland work with Teagasc, tech chains, and BioPharma. Since there's a deficit of bioinformaticians there are numerous openings for bioinformaticians both locally and internationally. Entrants to the programme must be holders of a minimal Alternate Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree( NFQ, Level 8), or original qualification, in a discipline with a significant element of Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science or Biology. In addition, campaigners with Alternate Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree( NFQ, Level 8) may also be considered under Recognition of previous literacy( RPL) for places, following assessment by the Programme Director, if they're also complete in mathematics as apparent from grades in Advanced Leaving Cert calculi or Undergraduate calculi modules, and have at least one time of proven and applicable Biological, Mathematical or Computational work or Postgraduate experience. The number of places is limited and selection will be made on the seeker's performance in his/ her primary degree and experience. It isn't necessary to have previous knowledge of computer programming or bioinformatics to take the course. All the necessary computer chops will be tutored as part of the programme.