Modern biology generates massive quantities of big data. Hidden in this data might be the next blockbuster cancer therapy, the definitive proof that a certain gene is responsible for a disease, or the information needed to replicate a crucial biological process and you could be on the team that discovers it.
Bioinformatics blends biology, computer science and mathematics and in this Bioinformatics MicroMasters program youll gain the cutting edge knowledge and experience that will give you significant career advantage in this fascinating field.
In this program from University of Maryland University College, you will learn how to analyze DNA sequences to find mutations and anomalies, understand the important role protein structure plays in protein function and use statistical analysis tools, including R programming, to mine biological big data.
Complete all three courses with a grade of 80% or better and earn a Verified Certificate in each course to earn the MicroMasters credential.
Through this program, you can combine your MicroMasters Credential with additional online learning through UMUC to earn a Master of Biotechnology with a specialization in Bioinformatics degree.
Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters Credential are eligible to apply to the Master of Biotechnology with a specialization in Bioinformatics degree at UMUC. If accepted to the UMUC Masters program, learners who have earned a MicroMasters Credential will be credited with 12 academic units (36 units are required for graduation with the Biotechnology with a specialization in Bioinformatics degree).
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Take IELTS test
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.