Sci-bioinformatics
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Degree programmes planned for 2020/2021

Please contact Olivia van Wyk (send an e-mail) at the CBCB for information on the status of the degree programmes listed below


Inter-disciplinary BSc (Stream Bioinformatics and Computational Biology). Registration is open for 2020

A 3-year degree combining training in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry and Genetics.

Information brochure for the course


BSc Hons (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)

A 1-year degree that includes lectures on advanced concepts in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, discussion of important scientific publications, a seminar and a research project performed under supervision.

Course content
Effective coding in Python*
​Cell biology in bioinformatics*
​Current topics in bioinformatics
​Seminar
Advanced Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Database theory
  • Next Generation Sequencing technologies
  • Genomics and Functional Genomics
  • Sequence analysis
  • Biological Databases and Ontologies
  • Evolution and Phylogenetics
  • Population genetics and GWAS
  • Structural bioinformatics
  • Proteomics
  • Networks and pathways
  • Microbiomes
​Algorithms in bioinformatics
​Machine learning in bioinformatics
​Research project
*Students must choose one of the two modules


MSc (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) Registration is open for 2020

  • A full-time, research degree on a topic agreed to by your supervisor
  • Submission of a thesis is required.
  • Depending on your background, some coursework may be prescribed by the Post-Graduate Committee of the CBCB


PhD (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)

  • A full-time, research degree on a topic agreed to by your supervisor
  • Submission of a dissertation is required
  • Depending on your background, some coursework may be prescribed by the Post-Graduate Committee of the CBCB