I am a recent honours graduate from Australia. I currently hold a
Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) with a major in bioscience and minor in advance biochemistry and
Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Biochemistry (upper second class honours)
I am interested pursuing a research career in bioinformatics, however the phd bioinformatics scholarships require experience and formal education/training (basically a major) in bioinformatics, mathematics/statistics, or computer science which I have none.
Therefore I have decided to pursue a masters. however I can't decide whether to do a masters in bioinformatics or a masters in IT (CS). I have read many of the forum posts and many have stated that bioinformaticians who come from a biology background have very poor programming skills and vice versa. Therefore I want to ask is it better to do a masters in IT (CS) in order to be fluent in a programming language or do a masters in bioinformatics?
Thank you and much appreciated