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PhD Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

University/Institute: Stellenbosch University (SUN)
Location: South Africa - Stellenbosch
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Other: MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Degree Offered: Ph.D/DSc (3 years)Ph.D/DSc (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. It is expected that the student will write and submit several publications reporting the results of the research project. This degree requires submission of an externally examined thesis, and an oral defense of the thesis.

Program Goals:

The graduate is expected to be a well-rounded scientist capable of clear, logical argument, significant knowledge of a range of bioinformatics fields, rigorous assessment of scientific results, and with expert knowledge in at least one area of specialty. The graduate will further be able to develop and manage novel research projects, perform complex analyses using large biological data sets, and to use a range of bioinformatics tools and to develop high-quality, new analyses 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: 10
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 5
Average number of incoming students per year: 5
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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