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MSc in Systems Biology (100% online course)

University/Institute: University of Ulster (UU)
Location: United Kingdom - Coleraine
Focus: Other: Systems thinking and practical problem solving using R
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Other: A degree in a life science or healthcare area
Degree Offered: MSc (2 years, part-time, distance learning) (< 1 year) (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

This course is delivered 100% ONLINE.

Target audience: This course is designed for people with a life science background interested in studying concepts, methods and tools facilitating the modeling, analysis and simulation of biological systems.

Structure: The MSc consists of 8 taught modules (15 credit points each) plus a research project worth 60 credit points.

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1
M1: Introduction to Systems Biology
M2: Statistical and Scientific Programming in R I

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
M3: Modeling and Simulation of Biological Systems I
M4: Analysis of Biological Data I
M5: Statistical and Scientific Programming in R II

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
M6: Analysis of Biological Data II
M7: Modeling and Simulation of Biological Systems II
M8: Analysis of Biological Networks

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2 and 3
M9: MSc Research Project

Program Goals:

Aims: Equip learners with conceptual and practical knowledge of the methods and tools of systems biology. Emphasis is placed on solving concrete problems based on the programming language R. No prior programming knowledge is required.


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2014
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 12
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 12
Average number of incoming students per year: 6
Average number of graduates per year: 6

Program URL: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201516/Systems-Biology-5574
Syllabus URL: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201516/Systems-Biology-5574

Contact Person: Werner Dubitzky ( w.dubitzky@ulster.ac.uk )

Last updated: Apr 30, 2015

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