Assessments

Overview

The Masters courses in Bioinformatics with Systems Biology are run on a fully modularised basis. Each half-module (15 credits each) is assessed separately according to the scheme outlined below. Masters projects (60 credits for the MSc project, 120 credits for the MRes project) are submitted in late August (for part-time students, this will be in the final year of study).

Assessment Scheme

Note: The assessment dates given below are intended as an approximate guide — the timings of individual assessments often vary from one year to the next. Students should consult their My Birkbeck profile pages to see when they are scheduled to sit specific exams.

 
Module Assessment Format Provisional Assessment Date Credits %
Biocomputing I
(Autumn Term weeks 1-5)
Open book exam
Open book exam
Coursework
(to be confirmed)
scheduled for week 5
set in week 5
3
6
6
20
40
40
Molecular Basis of Life
(Autumn Term)
Student presentation
In class tests
Essay
(to be confirmed)
(to be confirmed)
(to be confirmed)
4.5
3
7.5
30
20
50
Statistics
(Autumn Term)
Coursework
90 mins exam paper
(to be confirmed)
first week of Spring Term
6
9
40
60
Sequence Analysis & Genomics
(Autumn Term weeks 7-11)
Coursework
90 mins exam paper
(to be confirmed)
first week of Spring Term
6
9
40
60
Data Management
(Spring Term weeks 2-6)
Open book exam
Open book exam
Coursework
(to be confirmed)
scheduled for week 6
set in week 6
5
5
5
33.3
33.3
33.3
Structural Bioinformatics
(Spring Term weeks 2-6)
Coursework
1 hr exam paper
set in week 4
1st or 2nd week of Summer Term
4
11
26.67
73.33
Biocomputing II
(Spring Term weeks 7-11)
Group project
set in week 8
15
100
Systems Biology
(Spring Term weeks 7-11)
Coursework
1 hr exam paper
set in week 11
1st or 2nd week of Summer Term
4
11
26.67
73.33
MSc Project & Viva
Project
Viva
(to be confirmed)
(to be confirmed)
51
9
85
15
MRes Extended Project Literature Review
& Presentation
February (full-time students)
September (part-time students)
24 20
Project
Viva
(to be confirmed)
(to be confirmed)
96 80