Masters Program in Biological & Life Sciences in Spain

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

Spain (Spanish: España) is a diverse country sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. Spain is considered an exotic country in Europe due to its friendly inhabitants and relaxed lifestyle. The normal duration for University courses in Spain is 4 years, except Medicine and the double degrees, which are 6. Madrid and Barcelona are well known cities around world for its cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and world-famous folklore and festivities.

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Master In Agriculture Sciences (15 Month Internship Program With Stipend)

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Campus Full time 15 months February 2017 Spain Cartagena

This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural and food development. All current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. [+]

Best Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Spain 2017. The Master program of Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural Development and Food intends to start university students in research in this field. The program is based, on the one hand, the research conducted at the School of Agricultural Engineering and secondly, in the technological development of the Spanish agriculture and food sector. This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural and food development, as all current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. Students carry out the proposed Master program must become academics in research and development in the agricultural and food sector. JUSTIFICATION The official Master in Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural Development and Food (TAIDA) is a response to the demands of society in knowledge and training in emerging technologies that improve and optimize production and food quality at all stages of development and marketing through efficient use of resources while minimizing environmental impact. The main areas of specialization are TAIDA food technology, food biotechnology, crop production and soil management and recovery. Currently, the food industry has high demand for technicians and researchers specialized in production research and industry remains an important source of employment for their specialization. The program is based, on the one hand, the research conducted at the School of Agricultural Engineering and secondly, in the technological development of the Spanish agriculture and food sector. All current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; Although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. OBJECTIVES This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural development in any point of the production chain. To train recent graduates who want to supplement their training to join occupationally to the food sector, with the title of University Masters in Advanced Techniques in Food and Agricultural Research and Development. To train professionals who want to increase their expertise and learn about the latest developments in the various emerging productive technologies and eco-innovative. To train recent graduates who want to enter these new technologies to further deepen them dedicated to research and development (R & D) within innovative companies, or eventually advance to the completion of a doctoral thesis in the program PhD in TAIDA currently offer in the UPCT in accordance with this master. Recommended profile entry The profile for those students who will begin studies this degree should include the following knowledge and skills: Competences linked to those degrees that qualify for the practice of the profession of agronomist and Agricultural Technical Engineer, Forestry and Forest Engineer, Degree in Biology, Bachelor in Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, Bachelor of Science and Food Technology, Bachelor Environmental Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Bachelor of Biochemistry, Diploma in Nutrition or their corresponding Bachelor and Master and their related degrees in, particularly Latin American foreign countries. Critical attitude and analytical skills for decision-making. Capacity planning and organization, teamwork and motivation for self-learning in the field of technical education. Interest in developing a research activity in the food sector. In the case where the number of candidates exceeds that of places, admission will be attending as a priority to the academic record of the applicant and, secondly, having completed one of the qualifications listed above profile. The average grade of the student's transcript shall be obtained according to the procedure set out in the "Guidelines on the calculation of the average mark of the transcripts of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena" CAREER AND RELATED DOCTORATES At the end of your studies you can work in companies, public administration, universities, training and research, or as a freelancer through the free exercise of the profession. It is also possible to directly access the PhD in Advanced Techniques in Research for the 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and verified according to Royal Decree RD99 courses / 2011.nd Agricultural Development and Food, distinguished with a mention towards excellence by the Ministry of Education. [-]

Master In Management Of Food Safety And Quality

Grupo IOE
Online Part time September 2017 Spain Valencia

With this program we want to convey to students the necessary knowledge to implement and maintain enterprise management systems that ensure both the quality of food as their security and safety. [+]

Consumers increasingly demand safer products, if this requirement food reaches the maximum level. The food business faces the challenge of meeting these expectations security, any failure in this regard will be severely punished by consumers and seriously affect the income of the company. With this program we want to convey to students the necessary knowledge to implement and maintain enterprise management systems that ensure both the quality of food as their security and safety. GOALS Being able to plan, implement, monitor and audit the management systems of food quality. Know and review the requirements legally required food quality. Implement and internal auditing systems most internationally recognized food quality management: ISO 22000 PAS 220 (FSSC 22000), BRC and IFS. Knowing the environmental management systems and safety and health accepted. [-]

Master's degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 1 year June 2017 Spain Tarragona

This master's degree offers a scientific training in theoretical knowledge of the field and new techniques of product synthesis, catalyst development, management of environment-friendly chemical processes, and computational design. It is primarily research-oriented, so graduates will be able to undertake research, development and innovation in industry... [+]

Best Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Spain 2017. Master's degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design This master's degree provides students with in-depth theoretical knowledge of the field and new techniques in product synthesis, catalyst development, management of environment-friendly chemical processes, and computational design. It is primarily research-oriented, so graduates will be able to undertake research, development and innovation in industry. The general objectives are the following: i) To provide high-level scientific training in the fields of: molecular synthesis, catalysis and design, so that graduates can undertake doctoral studies and pursue a scientific or academic career. ii) To provide graduates with a capacity for innovation and the necessary skills to synthesise sustainable chemical products and processes in the professional world. The aims of the courses are the following: To enable students to use synthetic methodologies and design ways of obtaining new products with the tools of computational chemistry. To familiarise students with modern techniques for characterising molecular compounds, surfaces and solids. To provide tools for understanding the most advanced principles and applications of catalysis. To train students to design chemical processes on a laboratory or industrial scale through channels that meet the standards of sustainability and environmental friendliness. To provide students who wish to undertake doctoral studies with more advanced, specific knlowledge relevant to their research: synthesis, catalysis or modelling. Career opportunities The master's degree is primarily research-oriented but the training is suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in the manufacturing sector. It offers the following career opportunities: Undertaking doctoral studies. Access to leading sectors of production that have interdisciplinary research groups. The spectrum is broad, as most industrial processes require a catalyst. However, the sectors with which the master's degree is most involved are those of fine chemicals in general: synthesis of intermediates, pharmaceutical chemistry, agricultural chemistry, plant protection products and synthesis of polymers and smart materials. Graduates will be able to design and develop new products and processes in chemical companies in general. Language of instruction English Student Profile This master's degree is designed for students who have an official university degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or a related science. FIRST YEAR: Compulsory Subjects Introduction to Computational Chemistry Structural Determination Techniques** Multidisciplinary Seminars Final Master's Project** ** These subjects make up the competences requiered for the subject Career Counselling Citizenship. Optional Subjects In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated Students must study two of the subjects marked *. This choice will be made in consultation with the tutor. Characterisation of Solids and Surfaces * Catalytic Materials and Heterogeneous Catalysis * Methods of Synthesis and Synthetic Analysis * Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis * Asymmetric Synthesis * Theoretical Methods for Determining Electronic and Molecular Structure * Computational Modelling in Catalysis and Materials * Sustainable Chemistry: a Catalytic Approach Nanostructured Polymeric Materials Nanocatalysis Supramolecular Chemistry BRIDGINS COURSES: Structural Determination Organic Synthesis Spectroscopy Chemical Kinetics Organometallic Compound Coordination Compounds Crystallography After checking the candidate’s transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses. Admission qualifications An official university bachelor's or pre-EHEA degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. Specific documentation A part from the compulsory documentarion to pre-enrole to the programme, students must do submit the following documents: documentación adicional: Proof of knowledge of English Letter of motivation for the master's degree Selection criteria Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria: Academic record: up to 50 points Suitability of the students' first degree: up to 20 points Curriculum vitae: up to 10 points Competence in English (minimum level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference): up to 20 points (B2, 5 points; C1, 10 points; C2, 20 points). [-]

Master in Brain and Cognition

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The core of the master's programme is composed of the research groups at UPF's Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC). These groups are directed by renowned scientists in areas such as computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, vision, multisensory perception, human development and comparative cognition. Students will thus be exposed to the ongoing research projects at the CBC and will be integrated in one of its... [+]

Master in Brain and Cognition One of the greatest challenges in science is to explain the human mind. Thanks to the advent of revolutionary brain research methods, great progress in behavioural research techniques and the incredible inventiveness of many researchers, cognitive and neural sciences are finding ways to better approach this problem. The master's programme in Brain and Cognition will guide students through the latest and most exciting findings brought about by the interaction between cognitive research and brain research, furnishing them with the theoretical and practical means to actively participate in this exciting enterprise. The core of the master's programme is composed of the research groups at UPF's Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC). These groups are directed by renowned scientists in areas such as computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, vision, multisensory perception, human development and comparative cognition. Students will thus be exposed to the ongoing research projects at the CBC and will be integrated in one of its main research lines, where they will conduct original research for their final project. Objectives The aim of this master's programme is to offer research-oriented training in various fundamental domains of cognitive neuroscience. The programme faculty's main objective is to provide students with the training they need to understand how a scientific question becomes a topic of experimental research in cognitive neuroscience and how they could carry out this research. Who is it for? The master's programme will be of interest to psychologists, philosophers, MDs, biologists, linguists, mathematicians or physicists seeking to pursue a career investigating the fascinating question of how the relationship between the mind and the brain enables cognitive functions. While the programme is thus particularly apt for students who want to be trained to do research in cognitive neuroscience, it is also strongly recommended for individuals seeking to enrich their careers by obtaining a solid basis in cognitive neuroscience. Given its research orientation, the level of this one-year master's programme corresponds to the second year of a two-year master's in other international programmes. Students who are interested in the programme but do not have sufficient credits to enrol in a second-year master should contact the coordinator for further information. Structure and Content The programme is organized in three terms and consists of a total of 26 compulsory subject credits, 7 research seminar credits, and a 27-credit final research project. Depending on their individual curriculum, students may be required to take preliminary courses on the basics of brain and cognition and on statistics. Subjects will cover essential topics to ensure uniform knowledge and training. Students will be encouraged to be as involved as possible in ongoing original research projects and will be active participants in the seminars held by the CBC's research groups within their main area of interest. These seminars are where the research groups discuss recent outstanding scientific articles, present the progress made on ongoing research projects and critically analyse the results of other researchers. Students will have to complete an original research project under the supervision of one of the faculty members, to be carried out in the CBC's laboratories or, upon prior agreement, with another research group at UPF. Career prospects Graduates of this master's programme will be well positioned to enter a PhD programme in Cognitive Neuroscience or a related field and to join other Spanish or international research teams (including UPF's own). Available facilities The Center for Brain and Cognition has a 300m2 state-of-the-art laboratory space equipped with rooms for adult behavioural and psychophysical studies, rooms for infant research, EEG/ERP recording facilities for adults and infants, neuronavigated TMS, eye-trackers for adult and infant research, experimental settings for comparative cognition, agreements with imaging centres providing access to MRI scanning facilities, a 24-node computational cluster, and a dedicated technical workshop to set up specific experimental setups on demand. Scholarships and grants The CBC offers partial tuition fee grants for a selected group of students based on merit. The number and exact amount of these grants is contingent upon available funds. Admission requirements In order to be admitted to the Brain and Cognition - MSc candidates must submit the following documents: Official undergraduate degree/diploma (a Bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, in the case of a foreign degree, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution). In addition, the official academic transcript with the average grade at the university of origin. Degrees in any academic field of study will be accepted. Curriculum Vitae in English. A letter of motivation in English, stating the candidate's expectations and interest in participating in the master's programme (600 to 800 words). Two letters of recommendation sent directly by referees with a good knowledge of the candidate. Proof of English language (level B2) Identity Card or Passport. OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS Additional academic training in areas related to the master's programme. Research experience. Professional experience in any of the fields related to the master's programme. In addition, the selection committee Department may decide to interview the candidate. The undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript If you have finished your Bachelor's degree when you submit your application, you will need to send us the following documents: A photocopy of your undergraduate degree/diploma or certification/proof of degree completion. A photocopy of your completed official undergraduate transcript. However, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies when submitting the application, you will need to provide us with the following documents: A signed declaration that the degree will be obtained before beginning the master's programme PDF document A photocopy of the provisional undergraduate transcript. [-]

Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a... [+]

Best Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Spain 2017. Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a clear professional orientation as witnessed by the inclusion of compulsory subjects on the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. Who it is for? The programme is aimed at two types of candidates: holders of degrees in biological and health sciences (biology, medicine, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, etc.) and holders of engineering degrees or degrees in basic scientific disciplines (chemistry, physics, or mathematics). Candidates must be interested in the development and application of computational tools for use in the field of biomedicine. Structure Students of the master's programme may choose between three different course types: research, academic, and professional. The programme spans a total of two academic years and is taught entirely in English. All first-year subjects are optional with a view to encouraging students to design personalized curricula based on their prior training and future interests by choosing subjects from different fields of bioinformatics (genomic bioinformatics, structural bioinformatics, systems biology, pharmacoinformatics, and medical informatics), as well as among general cross-disciplinary subjects related to algorithms and programming, data management and analysis, and text mining. In the second year, students acquire basic notions of bioethics and data protection applied to bioinformatics, as well as of the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. They also complete a master's degree final project. Content Genome bioinformatics: analysis, alignment, comparison and automatic annotation of biological sequences; analysis of genome evolution and variation; molecular biology databases. Structural bioinformatics: introduction to the experimental methods used in the structural determination of biomolecules, protein structure prediction, and the simulation of biomolecular systems. Systems biology: description of biological networks and gene, protein and metabolic network modelling. Emphasis on both topological aspects of networks and on their dynamic behaviour. Pharmacoinformatics: managing molecular libraries and the virtual screening thereof, computer-aided drug design, and quantitative modelling of structure-activity relationships (QSAR and 3D-QSAR). Biomedical informatics: clinical-health information systems, biomedical image analysis, study of genotype-phenotype relationships, and IT support systems for healthcare decision-making. Internship The internship consists of a supervised placement at a laboratory or company to carry out the final research project for the master's degree. Upon completion of the placement, the student will write a research paper and publicly defend the work he or she has done. Internships are generally carried out at public and private laboratories in the Barcelona area, although students may also choose to do them in other regions or countries. They take place during the second year of the master's programme, span a total of six months, and are full-time (40 hours a week). Career prospects The main career prospects are: Bioinformatics specialist, whether in academic research groups or at hospitals or companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and bioinformatics industries. Positions at biotech companies in the field of biomedicine. Contract positions at research companies. Drug research and development at public research centres. The master's degree also qualifies holders to pursue the PhD in Biomedicine. Scholarships and grants The master's programme offers one UPF tuition fee scholarship and one grant awarded by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. Admission requirements In order to be admitted to the Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences candidates must submit the following documents: Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution) and the academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin. Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Veterinary studies, engineering studies, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or related degrees. Curriculum Vitae in English. A letter of motivation in English, stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words). A (professional or academic) letter of recommendation signed by someone who really knows the candidate and can assess them. [-]

Máster Universitario En Protección Integrada De Cultivos

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Spain Castellón

El máster de Protección Integrada de Cultivos responde a la necesidad de la agricultura de disponer de profesionales capaces de tomar las decisiones de control de plagas [+]

El máster de Protección Integrada de Cultivos responde a la necesidad de la agricultura de disponer de profesionales capaces de tomar las decisiones de control de plagas, enfermedades y malas hierbas con criterios económicos, toxicológicos y medioambientales. Asimismo, también se necesitan investigadores capaces de desarrollar y aplicar nuevos métodos de control respetuosos con la salud humana y el medio ambiente. Por esta razón, los estudiantes del máster pueden seguir una vertiente profesional, orientada básicamente al ejercicio profesional, o una vertiente de investigación, con énfasis en los métodos propios de la investigación científica. La realización de 60 ECTS del itinerario investigador califica para la admisión del estudiante en el período de investigación del doctorado y para la realización de la tesis doctoral. Tipo de enseñanza Enseñanza presencial. Duración y calendario Duración: tres semestres (octubre 2014 / enero 2016). Docencia presencial (octubre 2014 / julio 2015) Créditos e importe 90 Créditos ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Según tasas oficiales pendientes de publicar. Precio en el curso 2013/14: 46,20 €/crédito. Requisitos de acceso obligatorios El máster se dirige a graduados en Agronomía y Ciencia Forestal con una vertiente preferente en la producción vegetal y a graduados en Biología con conocimientos de biología aplicada. Va dirigido tanto al graduado de primer ciclo (ingenieros técnicos y diplomados) como a aquellos graduados o profesionales superiores (ingenieros superiores y licenciados) que deseen aumentar su especialización o actualizar sus conocimientos en protección integrada en actividades periódicas de formación continuada. [-]

Máster Universitario En Investigación Y Biotecnología Agrarias

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Castellón

Un análisis de la situación actual pone de manifiesto que la biotecnología ofrece nuevas e interesantes oportunidades de innovación en salud humana y animal, agroalimentación y medio [+]

Best Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Spain 2017. Un análisis de la situación actual pone de manifiesto que la biotecnología ofrece nuevas e interesantes oportunidades de innovación en salud humana y animal, agroalimentación y medio ambiente. El enorme potencial científico e industrial de la biotecnología ha sido reconocido por las administraciones públicas y el sector empresarial. En nuestro entorno, la biotecnología es una de las líneas prioritarias de investigación en los programas marcos de la Unión Europea, los programas nacionales de I+D+i, y los programas regionales. El máster en Investigación y Biotecnología Agrarias de la Universitat Jaume I surge con la intención de generar futuros empleados en dicho sector, con la cualificación y capacidades profesionales requeridas. Los sectores económicos más importantes de la provincia de Castellón son el sector industrial y el sector agrícola, este último cada vez más orientado a las investigaciones biotecnológicas, debido a la actual demanda de productos de calidad y a la creciente preocupación por el medio ambiente que está obligando, por una parte, al uso de sofisticados productos tanto biotecnológicos como fitosanitarios, y por otra parte, a la mejora genética vegetal. Tipo de enseñanza Enseñanza presencial. Duración y calendario Duración: un curso académico (octubre 2014 / septiembre 2015) Presencial (octubre 2014 / junio 2015) Créditos e importe 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). (Según tasas oficiales pendientes de publicar. Precio de 2013/14: 46,20 €/crédito) Requisitos de acceso obligatorios El acceso al Máster vendrá definido por:

 
 - Grado de afinidad de la titulación previa a los estudios del Máster. - El expediente académico de los estudios que se hayan cursado con anterioridad. - La experiencia profesional e investigadora. - El conocimiento de una tercera lengua, el inglés. - La movilidad durante los estudios previos.
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Master in Food, Society and International Food Governance

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The way food is produced, processed and what is eaten has changed significantly over time. Whereas it is likely that our great-grandparents ate predominantly local and seasonal foods, today, it is estimated that the average meal travels over 2,400 km, from field to fork. As our food is transported around the world, it is subject to myriad rules and regulations. [+]

The way food is produced, processed and what is eaten has changed significantly over time. Whereas it is likely that our great-grandparents ate predominantly local and seasonal foods, today, it is estimated that the average meal travels over 2,400 km, from field to fork. As our food is transported around the world, it is subject to myriad rules and regulations. Food plays a central role in our societies, cultures, economies and personal lives, but few understand how food makes it to our plates. The Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance clarifies this process. This programme is designed for individuals interested in enhancing their understanding and analysis of agriculture and food policy, and increasing their understanding of the social, cultural and economic factors that influence and shape the development and enforcement of agriculture governance. This combination presents an opportunity to explore connections between the historical, political, scientific, strategic and ethical considerations involved in the organization of food policy and agriculture internationally. The programme trains students to identify and generate solutions for just and sustainable food systems. It attracts a diversity of learners from professionals to those just starting their careers. All of our students share an interest in the organization of food systems and in food governance. The Master's is made up of two mandatory Specialisations, two elected Specialisations and a Final Research Project. A Specialisation is a 4 month, 15 ECTS credit course made up of a series of modules (usually 3 or 4). The Specialisations can be taken independently or as part of the Master's. Mandatory Specialisations: Food Systems Analysis International Agri-Food Policy Elective Specialisations: Food and Society Food Regulation (with MSU's IFLR) Food Security: Assessment and Action (with FAO) Impact Assessment of Food Security Progammes Understanding the Right to Food Final Research Project The Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance provides you with an opportunity to pursue a research topic in your area of interest. You may collaborate with your employer to develop a project or you may opt to undertake an independent research project. A UOC advisor must approve your research question and will work with you to carry out the research in an appropriate and timely fashion. This Final Research Project (6 or 9 ECTS) is required to complete the Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance and is to be completed over the duration of the Master's programme. In general, research will be multi-disciplinary and will have a practical application. The Final Research Project will be evaluated by an Academic Committee. The Committee can include a mentor from your company or organization. Agreements with industry on confidentiality are always strictly taken into account. Students must defend their project. This can be done virtually (as long as it is synchronous) or in person. Completing the Final Research Project is a major task that requires patience and dedication. We will work with you to make it manageable and make sure that you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel at the task. Objectives To provide students with the tools and knowledge to analyse and understand: Food systems and their role in society; How food and agriculture are regulated nationally and internationally; How agencies and institutions regulate agriculture and food nationally and internationally. To provide a framework for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, programmes and viewpoints among players, including other universities, researchers, professionals, civil service, private sector and government. To develop a comprehensive understanding of food systems in a local, regional and global context. To develop awareness of the role that food and food policy play across cultures, historically and in contemporary societies. To develop an understanding of the relationships between economics, environment, society, culture and agri-food policy. To develop a comprehensive understanding of international agriculture and food regulatory agencies. To develop the capacity to critically analyse and address issues of governance within food systems. To develop the capacity to apply theory and knowledge to policy analysis. To develop knowledge of how policy interventions affect food security and agricultural production. To develop an understanding of the relationships between economics, environment, society, culture and agri-food policy. To develop a comprehensive understanding of agricultural regulations and standards and their local and international implications. To develop an understanding of international agriculture and food regulatory agencies and corresponding legal texts. To develop a comprehensive understanding of agricultural regulations as they relate to specific regions as well as their implications internationally. To develop competence in approaching a research problem in the area of food systems. To develop competence in articulating a research question, data collection and articulating research results. To develop competence in critically evaluating research. Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The courses are geared towards: Individuals working in NGOs and community organizations that address issues related to food and agriculture. Individuals working in the agri-food sector. Public administrators. Civil Servants. Policy analysts. Consultants. Lawyers. Journalists specializing in food politics. Professional organizations or international cooperation projects that address issues linked to food and agriculture. Students wishing further education on issues of agri-food governance. Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes. Student profile The Master's of Food, Society and International Agri-Food Governance students typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector, or an academic background in agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health or sociology. The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Learning resources Materials will be in English and will include written course materials, relevant websites, academic articles, books and magazine articles, among others. Academic requirements The Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance is open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. However, to be eligible for the Master's Degree you must have a recognised university degree. If you do not have a recognised university degree then you will receive an equivalency certificate instead of a degree. Prior knowledge The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Master in Bioinformatics

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Bioinformatics is a strategic science essential to understanding the avalanche of newly generated biological data, to explaining how biological systems function and to generating new resources, goods and services produced by this new knowledge and technologies. [+]

Best Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Spain 2017. Bioinformatics is a strategic science essential to understanding the avalanche of newly generated biological data, to explaining how biological systems function and to generating new resources, goods and services produced by this new knowledge and technologies. Graduates in bioinformatics are highly searched for professionals and greatly valued for their talent. Their profile is one of the most demanded and are needed in a wide array of highly qualified posts. Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for graduates enrolling in master's degrees. A total of 5,000 Euros is offered in one enrolment aid for this master's degree. To apply you must have an excellent student record, a Spanish passport and you must enrol in the course full-time. Career options The areas in which bioinformatics is required the most are genetics, preventive medicine, development of new drugs, clinical diagnosis, the food industry and biomedical research in general. Bioinformatics are highly valued professionals for posts in biotechnology firms, start-up companies, pharmaceutical, chemical, and biocomputational laboratories, and in hospital research departments, in the food sector and, especially in the analysis of genetic data. Admission requirements Those interested in enrolling in the master's degree must have a university degree, preferably in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biomedicine or other similar areas related to sciences and health sciences. Graduates in engineering and architecture fields will also be admitted. It is recommended you have a Level B2 of English or equivalent. If you do not provide an official language certificate you will be interviewed in English by the admissions committee during the selection process. Selection criteria The following aspects will be taken into consideration: - Student record (40 points). - Personal interview (25 points). - Professional experience (curriculum vitae in English) (10 points). - Suitability of your profile to the objectives and contents of the master's programme (10 points). - Papers published (5 points). - Recommendation letters (professional or academical) (5 points). - Cover letter (in English) (5 points). The admissions committee will admit those candidates who meet all aforementioned requirements and who obtain a total of 60 or more points in the selection criteria. If there are more candidates than places available, admission will be strictly based on the points obtained. [-]

Master in Advanced Genetics

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The <strong>Master's Degree in Advanced Genetics</strong> covers two semesters, the first of which comprises theoretical content only, leaving the second semester for the experimental work (external work placement) and the master's dissertation. [+]

In 2013-2014 a new study plan for this master's degree has been put in place, which offers several advantages over the previous one. Among the strengths of this new version of the master's degree are: - New modules designed taking into account the first batch of new students from the university's bachelor's degree programmes, - elimination of itineraries and specialisations, - removal of overlaps with modules of other master's degrees, - teaching in English, - theory concentrated in the first semester, which means that the second semester is totally free for work on the research paper. This allows study periods that can be spent outside the UAB's area of influence. Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for graduates enrolling in master's degrees. A total of 5,000 Euros is offered in one enrolment aid for this master's degree. To apply you must have an excellent student record, a Spanish passport and you must enrol in the course full-time. Career options Professional career options include: - Hospital genetics - Clinical genetics - Evolutionary medicine (a new evolving speciality) - Pre- and postnatal (including preimplantational) genetic diagnosis centres - Genetic service firms (sequentiation, microarrays, genome analysis, bioinformatics) - Science equipment firms - Genetic consultancy - Science police - Quality control for the food industry (detecting transgenics, etc.)? - Genetic improvement of animals or plants - Pharmaceutical industry and related industries (evaluation of genotoxicity, etc.) - Biotechnology industry (production of transgenics, recombinant proteins, specific gene therapy vectors, etc.) - Environmental / ecological diversity / conservation institutions and consultants (zoos, natural parks, etc.) - Conservation and reproduction of animal and plant species - Writing up and translating specialised scientific articles (newpapers, publishing houses, etc.). - Working in official and private research centres. - Teaching (universitary and secondary school level). The Master's Degree in Advanced Genetics covers two semesters, the first of which comprises theoretical content only, leaving the second semester for the experimental work (external work placement) and the master's dissertation. This distribution is meant to facilitate students' work, avoiding the need to combine attendance at the placement centre, which can be some distance from the Bellaterra campus, with classes for the theory modules at the Faculty of Biosciences, on the campus itself. While the content of the second semester is compulsory for all students, in the first semester there is a degree of optionality so that students can choose modules according to their own interests within the field of Genetics. One compulsory module has been programmed that cuts across the whole curriculum, presenting the latest advances in genetics through seminars on plant genomics, genetics for development or other areas that are not included in the other course modules. Learning outcomes for the students will be defined by their success in integrating course contents in their final dissertation, the knowledge of theory acquired in the different modules and the methodologies developed in the practical sessions. The experience accumulated in organising this master's degree allows us to offer a wide variety of centres, where students can choose the subject areas that best fit in with their chosen career. It is significant that in metropolitan Barcelona there is considerable genetics-related research and professional activity, so that students can opt to carry out their placement with a firm, a university department, or one of the many research institutes working in agriculture, veterinary science or public health. Access Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue. Admission requirements Candidates for this master's degree must: - have a degree in Biosciences, Medicine, Pharmacy or Veterinary Science; - have taken a subject related to Genetics (in general, or a specific area) as part of their degree; - have a level in English of B1 on the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The committee will interview those who cannot certify that they have level B1, in order to ensure that they would be able to follow the classes without difficulty. Selection criteria Once admission is granted, places will be allocated according to the following criteria: 1. Academic transcript (70%). 2. Curriculum vitae (20%). 3. Personal interview (10%). The committee will interview those who cannot certify that they have level B1, in order to ensure that they would be able to follow the classes without difficulty. [-]

Máster Universitario En Biotecnología Agroalimentaria

Universidad Católica de Ávila
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Ávila

El Máster Universitario en Biotecnología Agroalimentaria de la Universidad Católica de Ávila persigue la formación y el entrenamiento del alumno en aspectos científicos y prácticos de este ámbito de la Biotecnología [+]

Best Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Spain 2017. El Máster Universitario en Biotecnología Agroalimentaria de la Universidad Católica de Ávila persigue la formación y el entrenamiento del alumno en aspectos científicos y prácticos de este ámbito de la Biotecnología, con el objeto de acercarles el conocimiento de los mecanismos moleculares del funcionamiento de los seres vivos. El objetivo es que los estudiantes aprendan las aplicaciones técnicas de la biología para la producción de bienes y servicios, así como el escalado industrial en los procesos biotecnológicos y la gestión de recursos. - Duración: Un año - Número de créditos ECTS: 60 créditos - Tipo de enseñanza: Semipresencial - Idiomas en los que se imparte el título: Español ACCESO En el presente punto se recogen los criterios de acceso a los estudios ofertados, en estricto cumplimiento de lo establecido al respecto en el Real Decreto 1393/2007, con las modificaciones introducidas por el Real Decreto 861/2010, de 2 de julio. A tenor de lo establecido en el artículo 16 del mencionado Real Decreto, será necesario: 1) Estar en posesión de un título universitario oficial español u otro expedido por una institución de educación superior perteneciente a otro Estado integrante del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior que faculte en el mismo para el acceso a enseñanzas de Máster. 2) Asimismo, los titulados conforme a sistemas educativos ajenos al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior sin necesidad de la homologación de sus títulos, previa comprobación por la Universidad de que aquellos acreditan un nivel de formación equivalente a los correspondientes títulos universitarios oficiales españoles y que facultan en el país expedidor del título para el acceso a enseñanzas de postgrado. El acceso por esta vía no implicará, en ningún caso, la homologación del título previo de que esté en posesión el interesado, ni su reconocimiento a otros efectos que el de cursar las enseñanzas de Máster. ADMISIÓN El artículo 17 del citado R.D. 861/2010, de 2 de julio, establece lo siguiente: 1) Los estudiantes podrán ser admitidos a un Máster conforme a los requisitos específicos y criterios de valoración de méritos que, en su caso, sean propios del título de Máster Universitario o establezca la Universidad. 2) La Universidad incluirá los procedimientos y requisitos de admisión en el plan de estudios, entre los que podrán figurar requisitos de formación previa específica en algunas disciplinas. 3) Estos sistemas y procedimientos deberán incluir, en el caso de estudiantes con necesidades educativas específicas derivadas de discapacidad, los servicios de apoyo y asesoramiento adecuados, que evaluaran la necesidad de posibles adaptaciones curriculares, itinerarios o estudios alternativos. 4) La admisión no implicara, en ningún caso, modificación alguna de los efectos académicos y, en su caso, profesionales que correspondan al título previo de que este en posesión el interesado, ni su reconocimiento a otros efectos que el de cursar enseñanzas de Máster. Este programa integra estratos del conocimiento básico y aplicado, por lo que será necesario: 1) Acreditar estar en posesión de Título Oficial español u otro expedido por una institución de educación superior del EEES vinculado a las ciencias experimentales, ciencias de la vida o ciencias de la salud. De forma orientativa, a) Perfil 1: Titulados en Biología, Farmacia, Medicina, Química o Veterinaria. Otras titulaciones a partir de las cuales podría accederse al programa son Bioquímica, Biotecnología, Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos, Ingeniero Agrónomo, Ingeniería Agroalimentaria y del Medio Rural, Nutrición Humana y Dietética. b) Perfil 2: Enfermería, Fisioterapia, Psicología entre otras. 2) Podrán acceder Titulados de sistemas educativos ajenos al EEES. [-]

Master's Degree In Quality Management, Hygiene And Food Safety

IMF Business School
Online Full time Part time 12 months Open Enrollment Spain Madrid + 1 more

Business development in the food industry requires an integrated and professional approach to ensure the quality and safety of products and processes in order to achieve the satisfaction of clients and consumers [+]

Business development in the food industry requires an integrated and professional approach to ensure the quality and safety of products and processes in order to achieve the satisfaction of customers and consumers. This sector requires specialized control the design, development, implementation and auditing systems for hygiene and food safety professionals. Camilo Jose Cela MFI Group and the University have developed the Online Master in Quality, Hygiene and Food Security, through a flexible and effective educational system opens up numerous career opportunities in various sectors engaged in the production, processing, transportation and handling food. The curriculum developed by experts in the field, allows the student to obtain the necessary skills to function successfully in the work of control over the production, conservation and distribution of safe food, and the regulatory and legal framework regulating this activity. Area: Food Industry Aimed at: Experienced professionals and university graduates who wish to have expertise on fundamentals, implementation and management of quality systems in food industries. [-]

Master´s course in Culinary Techniques and Products

Basque Culinary Center
Campus Full time 6 months September 2017 Spain San Sebastian

Students look in greater depth at contemporary and traditional cookery techniques [+]

Master´s course in Culinary Techniques and Products

 

Students look in greater depth at contemporary and traditional cookery techniques that have moved the sector forwards over the years, working with products from all over the world, 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

 

An intensive programme of 24 on-site weeks with a total of 920 hours of class, which can be completed with a 6-month stage at the end in prestigious restaurants. A syllabus that also includes Product and Culinary Technique Seminars, Master Classes with international chefs, gastronomic trips and a Master’s Final Project.

 

Become a highly valued professional, capable of adapting to different styles and creating personal yet differentiating culinary work.... [-]


Specialty Food Safety Management

Formato Educativo
Online & Campus Combined Part time 6 months September 2017 Spain Madrid

Aimed at Latin American professionals in order to provide knowledge management and immediate practical application in their professional activity and in particular [+]

Gadex Program. Specialty Food Safety Management Aimed at Latin American professionals in order to provide knowledge management and immediate practical application in their professional activity and in particular executive management, and human linkages, cultural professionals and between professionals and American and Spanish companies.

Requirements

- Higher degree or professional experience that guarantees a level of responsibility and a sufficient applied knowledge of the subject of the Master. - Be a citizen of a country in Latin America (including Spain).

Duration

Number of hours: 425 hours of effective training include: ... [-]


Master’s Program - Food of Life (Erasmus Mundus Program)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Spain Barcelona

Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary master’s program within the science of animal-derived foods. In a unique way the course combine animal science, food science and technology. [+]

Master’s Program - Food of Life

Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary master’s program within the science of animal-derived foods. In a unique way the course combine animal science, food science and technology.

Food of Life is a part of the Erasmus Mundus program initiated by the European Commission to enhance and promote European higher education throughout the world. The two-year Master’s program builds on the expertise of four European universities:

-- University of Copenhagen,

-- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,

-- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,

-- University of Helsinki... [-]