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MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

University/Institute: Stellenbosch University (SUN)
Location: South Africa - Stellenbosch
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Other: BSc Hons Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (2 years)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

This is a full-time research degree and involves performing a research project in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology under supervision. Depending on the background of the student, the Post-Graduate Committee may recommend that a student completes modules that are taught in the BSc Hons Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree to address training deficiencies.

Program Goals:

The program aims to deliver a student capable of original thought, independent logical analysis, rigorous problem solving, who is well-versed in the scientific method and capable of planning research and assessing scientific results. The graduate will have comprehensive knowledge of a number of fields in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and capable of performing complex analysis of biological data using available software tools, as well as to develop, code, and deliver high-quality new bioinformatics tools.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: before 1998
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 20
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 10
Average number of incoming students per year: 10
Average number of graduates per year: 0

Program URL: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/sci-bioinformatics/degrees
Syllabus URL: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/sci-bioinformatics/degrees

Contact Person: Hugh Patterton ( hpatterton@sun.ac.za )

Last updated: Aug 18, 2020

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