MSc Systems & Synthetic Biology

How you will be taught

We employ a wide variety of teaching methods, from practical work to discussion groups, on this cross-disciplinary programme.

Teaching staff

The Programme Director is Professor Peter Swain.

This programme is taught by internationally recognised experts within the Schools of Biological Sciences and Informatics, giving you knowledge and experience in one of the newest areas in Biology.

Peter Swain's profile

Biological Sciences teaching staff

Informatics teaching staff

Taught element

A variety of teaching methods are used including lectures, tutorials, and computer-based assignments.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in research seminars and discussion groups.

Research project

To be awarded the MSc, you must also undertake project work.

This is a chance to make a genuine contribution to the progress of original research. Projects can be entirely experimentally or computationally based, but most students choose projects that combine both aspects.

Research dissertation