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The Postgraduate Certificate in Biocuration has been developed by the University of Cambridge and the EMBL-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 are assessed in a content and skill relevant manner. This may take the form of for example: subject tailored summative written assignments of 2500-3500 words; practical computational tasks such as the development of a piece of code for undertaking a specified database related task; pieces of reflective writing and critical analysis.

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

23 Sep 2020 to 16 Apr 2021

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

07 Jun 2020

Course fee

Home/EU: £4,000
Overseas fee: £6,000

Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

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