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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

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

14 Oct 2019 to 02 Jun 2020

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

17 May 2019

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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