Master's Degree in Molecular Life Sciences in Europe

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Molecular Life Sciences

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

If you would like to be included in the development of biotechnical products such as vaccines, drugs or biofuels, the MSc Molecular Life Sciences is designed for to be able to develop your career as junior project leader and lab manager within this science field.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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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... [+]

Masters in Molecular Life Sciences in Europe 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). [-]

MSc in Molecular Life Sciences

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

DNA and protein are the secret codes of the human body. Decipher the codes and you will get an insight into bodily processes. In Radboud University we offer a multidisciplinary Master’s programme in Molecular Life Sciences. [+]

DNA and protein are the secret codes of the human body. Decipher the codes and you will get an insight into bodily processes. In Radboud University we offer a multidisciplinary Master’s programme in Molecular Life Sciences. Working at the interface of chemistry, biology and medical science, you will not only explore the basic principles of molecules and cells, but also their role in health and disease. This combination of scientific topics translated into medical implications and solutions is unique in the Netherlands. 

Specialisations

You are able to chose from three specialisations within this programme: Chemistry for Life Clinical Biology Medical Epigenomics Neuroscience Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation ... [-]

MSc Evolutionary Systems Biology

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Vienna

With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. [+]

Masters in Molecular Life Sciences in Europe 2017. A joint Master's programme at the University of Vienna & University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna For detailed information, see the Evolutionary Systems Biology Website With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. To fulfill this demand, the new Evolutionary Systems Biology (ESB) Master's program (start: Winter Term 2016) provides the training necessary for this new type of scientist. Specifically, ESB master's students will: Learn how to understand and handle modern “- omics” data sets. Develop key computational skills and delve into biological modelling. Combine experimental “wet-lab” technologies with quantitative “dry-lab” methods. Apply these skills to questions arising from evolutionary biology, development, comparative genomics, and systems biology. Vienna offers a unique scientific environment for the ESB Master's program, which will benefit from the expertise of research groups in population genetics, evo-devo, systems biology, and biomathematics at the University of Vienna and the Vetmeduni Vienna. Master's students will be able to draw upon the resources of two Universities, and on established connections to world-class research institutes such as the Gregor Mendel Institute, IST Austria, the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, and the evolVienna network. Course Overview The ESB master’s programme aims to provide hands-on education, with practical skills courses designed to complement all lectures in the core curriculum. Furthermore, there is a strong emphasis on research, with two lab rotations and a research-based master's thesis project providing training in cutting-edge research methods. This programme particularly includes: Courses covering population genetics, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, EvoDevo and systems biology. Practical courses introducing modelling, programming, and statistical data analysis for biologists. An extensive research component, including rotations in multiple research groups, one-on-one training, and individual research projects. Special skill courses on giving scientific talks and writing successful grant proposals. The expected length of the Master in ESB programme is four semesters. In line with the curriculum nine modules (MES1-9), a Master’s Thesis and an Oral Defense, totalling 120 ECTS, have to be completed to be awarded the degree. Admission The ESB master's programme is aimed at students with an interest in biological research and quantitative methods. As an entry requirement applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in biology or in a related field (such as biotechnology, biomedicine, or bioinformatics). Advanced quantitative skills are not a prerequisite. Applicants with a BSc in other natural sciences (e.g. Physics) or mathematics and statistics may also be admitted to the ESB master's programme, provided that they complete additional courses in basic biology. Non-native speakers are required to prove their English language competence. After Graduation An ESB master's degree will provide degree holders with an excellent foundation which will either enable them to pursue a doctorate, such as a PhD in quantitative biological research, or will open up a wide variety of career opportunities in research-oriented biomedical/biotechnological companies. For further information, please see here [-]

Master in Neurosciences

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Germany Göttingen

In this international study program, students holding a Bachelor’s degree can achieve a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) within 18 months. [+]

Master in Neurosciences (M.Sc.)

 

In this international study program, students holding a Bachelor’s degree can achieve a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) within 18 months. After a three-year doctoral program, the title Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Dr. rer. nat. respectively can be earned. Alternatively, after successful completion of both their medical studies and the Ph.D. study program, medical students may apply for the degree of a “Medical Doctor – Doctor of Philosophy” (MD-Ph.D.). Due to the lack of a semester structure, the integration of different subjects into a consistently structured curriculum, and the possibility to directly change to the doctoral program without writing a Master’s thesis, the duration of study is shortened. All courses are held in English.The study program is divided into two segments. The first year comprises 36 weeks of lectures, tutorials, seminars, methods courses, and individually supervised research projects. Laboratory rotations and individual supervision as well as the involvement of lecturers from the Max Planck Institutes and the German Primate Center in the teaching assure a combination of theory, practical projects, and intensive research work. The first study year ends with one written and two oral examinations which qualify for the Master’s thesis. The Master’s thesis can be waived for students who have passed these examinations with good or excellent results so that they can change to the three-year doctoral program directly.In the postgraduate segment of the program, the student is accompanied by a ‘thesis committee’, consisting of the supervisor of the thesis and two additional faculty members of the study program. Also the participation in scientific conferences and courses at an early stage as well as the publishing in international journals are part of the prerequisites for graduation. The graduate program encourages research stays in and co operations with external guest laboratories.A very important aim of the study program includes social integration. The coordination office facilitates the students’ start in Göttingen and offers a central contact point throughout the entire course of studies from ‘Application to Graduation’.The faculties of Biology and Psychology, Medicine, and Physics, the German Primate Center, the European Neuroscience Institute, as well as the Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry, for Experimental Medicine, and for Dynamics and Self-Organization participate in the interdisciplinary study program Neurosciences. At the same time, the study program is an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).... [-]


Master of Science in Protein Science

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Understanding proteins is central to understanding and solving both medical and biotechnological problems on the molecular level. This programme explores the molecular structures and functional mechanisms of a large number of proteins. [+]

Programme overview

Understanding proteins is central to understanding and solving both medical and biotechnological problems on the molecular level. This programme explores the molecular structures and functional mechanisms of a large number of proteins.

Graduates from the programme will master methods of cloning, expression and purification of proteins, and a number of specialised techniques for analysing proteins. They will also be able to use and understand primary scientific publications, and have the ability to independently plan, carry out and critically evaluate experiments.

In the first year students follow advanced courses in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology. In the second year, they choose one or two projects in the field of protein science, which can be carried out at the University or in a company with a relevant research profile. Participation in seminar series, carrier training and development of other general skills is also encouraged during the second year of studies.... [-]

Master in Molecular and Microbial Biology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

This MSc program aims to complement fundamental education in Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technologies or Health Sciences and Technologies, with advanced and specialized education in Molecular and Microbial Biology, and thus form competent researchers and technicians that dominate concepts and techniques in microbiology and molecular biology, in a perspective of fundamental and applied research, as well as of technological development of molecular diagnose tools. [+]

If you search for a deep understanding of microbial and other biological systems, driving from molecular and cellular organization of individual or community to apply in different areas (Environmental, Industrial and Biomedical) then come and seek your tools in the Microbial and Molecular Biology (MMB) Master Program. This Master was accredited by the A3ES Commission. This MSc program aims to complement fundamental education in Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technologies or Health Sciences and Technologies, with advanced and specialized education in Molecular and Microbial Biology, and thus form competent researchers and technicians that dominate concepts and techniques in microbiology and molecular biology, in a perspective of fundamental and applied research, as well as of technological development of molecular diagnose tools. Career Opportunities: You will acquire a solid knowledge of biological processes from molecular, cellular and ecological perspectives and ii) acquire a solid knowledge about living organisms of environmental, industrial and clinical importance. With a MMB MSc you can become: Technical Director/Specialized technician in public or private laboratories, conducting and developing analysis and diagnosis in an environmental, clinical or industrial context; a Ph.D student able to work independently in the field/laboratory; a research assistant able to plan, execute and report a specific scientific project, and able to communicate the scientific work. For other details contact ffonseca@ualg.pt (MSc. director) [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Molecular Life Sciences in Europe 2017. 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 in Molecular and Cellular Immunology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The course aims to equip students with knowledge and understanding of cellular and molecular aspects of immunology at an advanced level, as well as an appreciation of the application of immunology in health and disease. [+]

Master in Molecular and Cellular Immunology

Programme Length:

MSc 12 months full-time PgDip 9 months full-time PgCert 4 months full-time

Aims

The course aims to equip students with knowledge and understanding of cellular and molecular aspects of immunology at an advanced level, as well as an appreciation of the application of immunology in health and disease. It produces graduates capable of applying intellectual and practical skills acquired during the course of biomedical research and the solution of practical and theoretical problems.

Syllabus

The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Immunology is a modularised course programme of individual taught courses, practical courses and project work courses. Each course has a co-ordinator who is responsible for the organisation and delivery of that course.... [-]