Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice.
The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the omics revolution.
Youll be looking at the big data to find patterns that others cant see, gaining access to data sets that have not yet been analysed.
Youll discover results that translate to the real world, through commercialisation or clinical trials to tackle diseases.
Youll use your vision to find unique solutions to medical problems, and by the end of the degree youll be ready to work within a multidisciplinary team with bioinformaticians, biologists and clinicians.
You'll be involved with our Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, who work with partners around the world in developing cancer treatments and pioneering advances in patient care.
The Centre has an international reputation for successful dissemination and application of cutting edge research, knowledge transfer and the commercialisation of research ideas and innovations.
You might be a computer scientist or mathematician looking to cross over into life sciences and medical research, or come from a biomedical background but keen to acquire new skills.
You are creative, curious and tenacious and like looking at things from a different angle.
"Our course has been designed to equip the next generation of bioinformatics graduates with the skills and knowledge to tackle the major challenge in medical research: how to translate big data analysis into personalised treatments for patients.
Darragh McArt, Lecturer in Translational Bioinformatics.
A fascinating and challenging set of subjects, this Masters degree will provide students with a background in computational or life sciences, to move across to an exciting new area of discovery, technology and applications.