[Bionews] Bioinformatics courses at DMU
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Fri Jul 8 15:40:36 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 19th September, 2005. It takes 1 year
for full time study and three years for part time.
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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