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The Postgraduate Certificate in Biocuration has been developed by the University of Cambridge and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). The programme has been designed to educate new biocurators with the requisite skills to work in this field and to provide established biocurators with a recognised qualification that reflects their diverse life-science and computational skills. 



Modules 1 and 3 are assessed by subject tailored summative written assignments of 2500-3500 words. Module 2 is assessed via a practical computational task such as the development of a piece of code for undertaking a specified database related task.

The students receive continual formative feedback throughout the course using a variety of strategies and techniques including evidence of regular reflection.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

17 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

31 Aug 2018

Course fee


Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Level M

Course code