Postgraduate study in Bioinformatics
What can you study in Bioinformatics?
You will gain knowledge about the development and application of computational methods in biology, biotechnology and medicine, and learn how to take advantage of rapidly expanding databases including those related to biodiversity, genomics, proteomics and structural biology.
Areas of research interests open to exploration include:
- Bioinformatics of Disease
- Cultural Evolution
- Evolutionary Bioinformatics
- Genetic Epidemiology
- Applied Bioinformatics
Structuring your postgraduate programme in Bioinformatics
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) in Bioinformatics
45 points from:
30 points from:
Postgraduate Diploma in Science
Master of Science (MSc) in Bioinformatics
120-point (one-year) Research Masters
120-points: BIOINF 796 MSc Thesis in Bioinformatics
240-point Research Masters
75 points from:
BIOINF 701 Bioinformatics (not available in 2020)
45 points from:
Or 700 level related subjects in:
Prior to applying for the BSc(Hons) or MSc 240-point Research Masters in Bioinformatics, it is recommended that you have completed: COMPSCI 220 Algorithms and Data Structures.
Prior to applying for the PGDipSci in Bioinformatics its is recommended that you have completed: COMPSCI 220 Algorithms and Data Structures.
Prior to applying for the MSc 120-point Research Masters it is recommended you have completed: BIOSCI 761 MSc Thesis Proposal.
Where can postgraduate study in Bioinformatics take you?
Most of our graduates find employment in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in New Zealand and overseas. They also find work as bioinformaticians in academic and research institutions.
Jobs related to Bioinformatics:
- Animal geneticist
- Bioinformatics scientist
- Data analyst
- Bioinformatics engineer
- Software developer
Scholarships and awards
Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.
Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.
Help and advice
For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.
Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
23 Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 923 7020
To find a supervisor to work with you on your research project please see Postgraduate Research Topics.