Computing for Life Sciences (C7147)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

Gain basic computer coding skills in modern structured languages.

This enables you to apply these skills to develop computer programmes that perform computations and analyses of direct relevance to modern Life Sciences research.


22%: Lecture
78%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Computer-based examination, Project, Software Exercise)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 20 hours of contact time and 130 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.