• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth?

When you complete this Bioinformatics offered by Coursera in partnership with UC San Diego, you will learn how to answer many questions in modern biology that have become inseparable from the computational approaches used to solve them.

You will also obtain a toolkit of existing software resources built on these computational approaches and that are used by thousands of biologists every day in one of the fastest growing fields in science.

If you are interested in programming, we feature an "Honors Track" (called "hacker track" in previous runs of the course). The Honors Track allows you to implement the bioinformatics algorithms that you will encounter along the way in dozens of automatically graded coding challenges. By completing the Honors Track, you will be a bioinformatics software professional!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 12 months to complete
      • Suggested 3 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finding Hidden Messages in DNA 
  • Genome Sequencing 
  • Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes 
  • Molecular Evolution 
  • Genomic Data Science and Clustering 
  • Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins
  • Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in Biology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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.

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