Department of Natural Sciences | Master of Data Science in Bioinformatics and Biological Modelling 12 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities

Department of Natural Sciences | Master of Data Science in Bioinformatics and Biological Modelling

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

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Program overview

Specialization

Entrepreneurship

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Data Science in Bioinformatics & Biological Modelling (MDS) at Durham University

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Develop quantitative skills in bioinformatics and modelling in molecular biology. This advanced understanding of complex data will give you a head start in a dynamic and rapidly growing field.


From security cameras and satellite transmission to our mobile devices, homes, cars, and in the workplace, we are surrounded by data. At the same time, developments in technology have made the field of data science more accessible than ever, creating new opportunities to gain insight about the interactions between people and their environment. This has led to a significant increase in demand for skilled data scientists, and this demand is predicted to further grow.


Drawing on this, we have created the Master of Data Science in Bioinformatics & Biological Modelling, a conversion course that equips you with the skills to access, clean, analyse, and visualise data, opening a future in data science even if your first degree doesn’t include a strong data component. It is likely to appeal to those with a background in Biological or Physical Sciences and Humanities.


The MDS provides training in contemporary data science, learning from practicing researchers who are making a difference across a range of industries. Shared core modules across the suite of MDS courses build wider skills in statistical and machine learning, while subject-specific modules will develop your quantitative skills in Bioinformatics & Biological Modelling. It is equally suitable whether you are planning to use quantitative analysis in a research capacity in Molecular Biology, or if you are a Physical or Biological Science graduate who wants to learn transferrable data and modelling analysis skills.


The course begins with a range of introductory modules before progressing to more advanced contemporary techniques such as Neural Networks, Bioinformatics and Deep Learning, to expand your knowledge and understanding. Optional modules allow you to focus on an area of interest.


The MDS culminates in the research project, an in-depth investigation into an area of specific interest in which you apply the skills you’ve learned during the course to a research problem in Biosciences.


The skills and knowledge that constitute a Masters qualification in Data Science are widely sought by employers around the globe. In today’s data-driven society, the ability to capture, analyse and communicate information and trends from the data generated by business, governments and their agencies, communities and organisations is highly prized.


It follows that Data Science is a rapidly expanding career sector with opportunities for stimulating and rewarding work in many sectors including the areas of science, humanities, health, environmental and social where understanding and expertise in data is leading to transformations in the way people live and work.


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We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

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Program overview

Specialization

Entrepreneurship

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Data Science in Bioinformatics & Biological Modelling (MDS) at Durham University

[email protected]


Develop quantitative skills in bioinformatics and modelling in molecular biology. This advanced understanding of complex data will give you a head start in a dynamic and rapidly growing field.


From security cameras and satellite transmission to our mobile devices, homes, cars, and in the workplace, we are surrounded by data. At the same time, developments in technology have made the field of data science more accessible than ever, creating new opportunities to gain insight about the interactions between people and their environment. This has led to a significant increase in demand for skilled data scientists, and this demand is predicted to further grow.


Drawing on this, we have created the Master of Data Science in Bioinformatics & Biological Modelling, a conversion course that equips you with the skills to access, clean, analyse, and visualise data, opening a future in data science even if your first degree doesn’t include a strong data component. It is likely to appeal to those with a background in Biological or Physical Sciences and Humanities.


The MDS provides training in contemporary data science, learning from practicing researchers who are making a difference across a range of industries. Shared core modules across the suite of MDS courses build wider skills in statistical and machine learning, while subject-specific modules will develop your quantitative skills in Bioinformatics & Biological Modelling. It is equally suitable whether you are planning to use quantitative analysis in a research capacity in Molecular Biology, or if you are a Physical or Biological Science graduate who wants to learn transferrable data and modelling analysis skills.


The course begins with a range of introductory modules before progressing to more advanced contemporary techniques such as Neural Networks, Bioinformatics and Deep Learning, to expand your knowledge and understanding. Optional modules allow you to focus on an area of interest.


The MDS culminates in the research project, an in-depth investigation into an area of specific interest in which you apply the skills you’ve learned during the course to a research problem in Biosciences.


The skills and knowledge that constitute a Masters qualification in Data Science are widely sought by employers around the globe. In today’s data-driven society, the ability to capture, analyse and communicate information and trends from the data generated by business, governments and their agencies, communities and organisations is highly prized.


It follows that Data Science is a rapidly expanding career sector with opportunities for stimulating and rewarding work in many sectors including the areas of science, humanities, health, environmental and social where understanding and expertise in data is leading to transformations in the way people live and work.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

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1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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