Master's Degree in Biological & Life Sciences in Barcelona 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: EspaƱa) 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.

Being the 2nd largest city in Spain, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia province. It has over 4 million inhabitants. It is a vibrant city that hosts thousands of tourists annually. It is home to university of Barcelona among others.

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Master In Management Of Food Safety And Quality

Grupo IOE
Online Part time September 2017 Spain Murcia

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. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Barcelona in Spain. 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 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... [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Barcelona in Spain. 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. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Barcelona in Spain. 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. [-]

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... [-]