Systems biology is the study of systems of biological components, which may be molecules, cells, organisms or entire species. Living systems are dynamic and complex, and their behavior may be hard to predict from the properties of individual parts. To study them, we use quantitative measurements of the behavior of groups of interacting components, systematic measurement technologies such as genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics, and mathematical and computational models to describe and predict dynamical behavior. Systems problems are emerging as central to all areas of biology and medicine.

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Our research degrees will equip you with:

  • contemporary and highly sought mathematical skills
  • the ability to understand and model real-world systems
  • broad ways of analysing complex data sets
  • multi-disciplinary experience and the option of specialising in key areas of research interest


The one year full time MSc will address specific applied questions. The 4 year PhD will address a real-world system, perhaps working closely with one of our partner institutions.

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