• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

As the key to extracting meaningful information from this data, bioinformatics is essential for an in-depth understanding of human diseases as well as for the identification of new molecular targets and therapeutic molecules for drug discovery.

You will graduate with the knowledge and skills to tackle real-world life science problems from an informatics and computational perspective.

The Bioinformatics programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University offers three study pathways, allowing you to tailor programme to your strengths and interests. After Year Two, you have three options:

  • Continue to study bioinformatics at XJTLU (with computational content emphasised)
  • Continue to study more traditional molecular bioscience modules at XJTLU (with lab-based courses and biological content emphasised).
  • Study traditional molecular bioscience modules at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom (with lab-based courses and biological content emphasised).

Career

Graduates from this programme are well prepared for positions such as bioinformatician, biostatistician, computational biologist, genetic counsellor and clinical bioinformatician, as well as other types of biological and biomedical scientist roles. Graduates can also go on to further study in related fields, such as clinical informatics, computational biology, biostatistics, molecular sciences and drug design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • For Mainland China applicants: 30 June
      • For international applicants and applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 15 July
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three or four years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Chemical Principles of Life
  • Algorithmic Foundations and Problem Solving
  • Molecular Biology Principles
  • Biochemical Methods and Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry for Biologists

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11020 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11020 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RMB 88,000 per academic year

Living costs for Suzhou

  • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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