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Applied Biosciences (Bioinformatics)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 including English Language, Maths and Double Integrated Science (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

104

104 points from a Biology based BTEC or BCC including a grade B or above in Biology.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is an exciting and emerging field of biology. It involves an understanding of biology and the analysis of large data sets. Study extensive human biology content while developing your statistical, mathematical and computational skills. This will allow you to create, store and scrutinise complex data sets.

We've designed our Bioinformatics programme for those with a passion for human biology and data analytics. In your first year, you'll gain an in-depth knowledge of human biology and professional research skills. In your second and third year, you'll specialise your studies. We'll help you to develop your data analysis, maths and statistics skills. You'll also learn to collect, model and analyse biological data.

We are a vibrant team of academic and technical staff. We'll interact with you during and after your studies to help you achieve your ambitions. While studying with us you'll develop your scientific knowledge and employability. We focus on practical, transferable and multidisciplinary skills. This all enables you to work in a wide variety of employment areas.

Take your learning to the next level with placements. Gain hands-on experience both at the University and in local industrial laboratories. We'll support you to organise short placements throughout your studies. Alternatively, you can choose to take part in a year-long external placement in industry.

Our Applied Biosciences courses have distinct award titles but these titles represent a specialism, not a separate degree course. The Applied Biosciences suite will share all first year modules with the existing Biomedical Science degree and have the same entry criteria. You will be able to swap between courses at the end of your first year, but once you start your second year, you will need to remain on your chosen specialist route. Once you have studied all subjects in your first year, you can make an informed choice about which area you enjoy and would like to specialise in.

Modules

Modules may include:

Level 1:
Professional Skills for Biomedical Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Biological Molecules and Reactions
Cellular Biology
Biochemistry and Metabolism
Introductory Microbiology and Immunology

Level 2:
Research Methods and Professional Practice
Data Analysis
Clinical Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Medical Microbiology
Computational Biology

Level 3:
Research Project (40 credits)
Cancer Biology
Clinical Genetics
Biology of Disease
Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Biomedical Science

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3%
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64%
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36%
Female students
83%
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27%
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