Master of Art Degrees in Biology

Compare 2 Master of Art Programs in Biology

Biology

A Master of Arts is a postgraduate degree that enables students to further their competence in a chosen branch of study. In some cases, the degree may be research based, and some programs will require a thesis to be completed for graduation.

What is an MA in Biology? A master’s degree in biology allows for deeper study into life science, of which a number of branches can be selected. Biology in general is concerned with the structure, growth, evolution and function of living organisms and the cells that make them up. In a postgraduate program, you can focus your degree further by choosing electives of interest such as wildlife biology, environment, medicine, pharmaceuticals, ethnobiology, ethnobotany and biomolecular sciences. This degree is also a steppingstone to medical doctorates.

Biology is one of those undergraduate degrees for which a master’s degree is required in order to make the most out of employment opportunities. Further study also helps to command a higher salary.

The cost of your master’s degree in biology will depend on which institution you choose and how long the particular course of study is. You can help defray some costs by choosing a program that is based online. Prospective students should research schools thoroughly to find out more about tuition and other associated fees.

An MA in Biology prepares graduates for many careers, which will be dependent on the particular focus that was taken during the program. Among the possible employment opportunities include professor, epidemiologist, physician’s assistant, research scientist, environmental scientist and laboratory manager. These focuses can also be further broken down. For example, as a researcher, you could choose biology or biomedical. With biology, you will research plants or animals and can further refine that to a type such as marine biology. With biomedical research, you can look at anatomy, kinesiology, virology and immunology, just to name a few. You may also focus on education, science writing, sales or management.

You will find master’s degrees in biology offered by several institutions worldwide, either on campus or online. Studying via the Internet allows far greater flexibility, so you can study when you have time and can really pay attention to the material. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA in Clinical Linguistics

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in this track. [+]

MA Degrees in Biology. How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning language? Find it out in this track. The two-year international Research Master's track in Clinical Linguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integrated two-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of the Universities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland (FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, and clinical sector, finishing with a joint Msc degree from the three institutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university programme at the Masters level, providing integrated training in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinical linguistics. The regular study period is 24 months. It consists of 4 semesters; 3 teaching semesters and a fourth semester to finish the internship and masters thesis. After finishing this track you will receive a joint degree. Programme schedule Courses year 1 Courses year 2 Study abroad Study abroad is required Maximum of 90 EC Admission requirements Specific requirements More information language test Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1). previous education Bachelor degree in speech and language pathology, linguistics, biomedical sciences, psychology or language impairment. reference letter No further information written request No further information other admission requirements Students... [-]

Master of Arts in Maritime Archaeology

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Esbjerg

The new postgraduate programme in Maritime Archaeology is designed for students who are interested in a professional career in maritime archaeology... [+]

The new postgraduate programme in Maritime Archaeology is designed for students who are interested in a professional career in maritime archaeology and heritage management. Based in Esbjerg on the Danish North Sea coast, the programme is internationally oriented and all teaching is in English.A two-year masters programmeThe two-year masters programme was created with employability in mind. Our aim is not just to provide an education in maritime archaeology, but to prepare you for a career in this field. The course is structured around skills which are necessary in the fields of heritage management, consultancy and archaeological contract work, but also benefit students who want to follow a more traditional research oriented career path.Commercial diver trainingAt the University of Southern Denmark students have the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised commercial SCUBA diving qualification at very low cost. As an approved commercial diving school, the masters programme can issue the Danish “SCUBA erhvervsdykker” certificate (equivalent to HSE SCUBA).Interested?As education is free in Denmark, the maritime archaeology masters course is free of charge for students from European Union/EEA countries. Only students from outside the EU/EEA are charged an annual tuition fee.This programme is offered in English.... [-]