MA Programs in Life Sciences

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Life Sciences

A Master of Arts is a graduate-level degree often awarded for studies related to arts, humanities or social sciences. It is similar to a Master of Science in both complexity and duration. An MA program can usually be completed in one or two years.

What is an MA in Life Sciences? It is an advanced academic degree that looks at the broad group of sciences that study living organisms and bioethics. Some universities may give their participants a chance to choose a narrower focus, such as biology, medicine, geography or zoology. Because life sciences can cover so many topics, the required courses for this degree program can be quite different at each university. Some course examples could include systems biology, computational neuroscience, data mining and machine learning, biomedical dataset systems, medical imaging and visualization, and statistical genetics.

Studying life sciences can help participants hone their analytical thinking, which they can use to perform experiments for work or as they come across a problem in their personal lives. This education may also improve a person’s digital literacy because many of the courses focus heavily on computers. Finally, an MA in Life Sciences may make a person more comfortable with change, which can make both work and life easier.

The cost of an MA in Life Sciences can vary whether a person takes classes online or on campus. Other factors that affect tuition include the school, its location and program duration. It may be helpful to contact schools directly to learn more about cost.

Students who have a master’s degree in life sciences may be ready for a career in medicine, healthcare, biopharma or medical devices, but they also learn transferable skills that could take them out of this area. Some graduates have gone on to become experimental researchers, pharmacists, biologists, chemical engineers, molecular biologists, professors, human resource managers, museum curators and doctors. This MA program can also serve as the foundation for a doctorate degree.

Universities around the world offer an MA in Life Sciences. To learn more, 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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M.A. in Land & Livelihood Studies

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

Access to land is a key determinant of livelihood security, and it is becoming highly contested in rural and urban areas. Increasingly, livelihoods based directly on land are becoming precarious; and land for the basic necessity of housing is also becoming unaffordable. In the last two decades, we have witnessed changes in the pattern of investments and the nature of industrialization, growth of the service sector, rapid urbanization, agrarian distress, and rather polarized environmental debates. These changes have added a new dimension to the set of relationships that have previously determined ownership of land, work based on land including labor, the environmental quality of land, and food security. The increasing commodification of land is contributing to widening inequalities in rural and urban communities. Moreover “livelihoods” are also being fetishized in many State and non-State interventions, where people are viewed only as beneficiaries, and not as real actors with their own sense of agency. [+]

M.A. in Land & Livelihood Studies

Access to land is a key determinant of livelihood security, and it is becoming highly contested in rural and urban areas. Increasingly, livelihoods based directly on land are becoming precarious; and land for the basic necessity of housing is also becoming unaffordable. In the last two decades, we have witnessed changes in the pattern of investments and the nature of industrialization, growth of the service sector, rapid urbanization, agrarian distress, and rather polarized environmental debates.

These changes have added a new dimension to the set of relationships that have previously determined ownership of land, work based on land including labor, the environmental quality of land, and food security. The increasing commodification of land is contributing to widening inequalities in rural and urban communities. Moreover “livelihoods” are also being fetishized in many State and non-State interventions, where people are viewed only as beneficiaries, and not as real actors with their own sense of agency.... [-]


MA In Sustainable Management Of Forest Ecosystems

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

[..] This multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. [+]

The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development.

They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems .

In this perspective, this multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Thanks to active teaching methods that integrate ecological, economic and sociological, students will develop their ability to define, manage and solve complex problems.... [-]


Master of Arts in Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

This English-language MA program offers students foundational knowledge in the international research program called “Science and Technology Studies”, an interdisciplinary endeavor addressing scientific expertise, technologies and economic developments as factors shaping contemporary societies. [+]

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This English-language MA program offers students foundational knowledge in the international research program called “Science and Technology Studies”, an interdisciplinary endeavor addressing scientific expertise, technologies and economic developments as factors shaping contemporary societies. Designed to give students the opportunity to understand science and technology as social practice and as powerful economic, political, and cultural forces, the MA program draws connections across disciplinary boundaries, linking cultural anthropology with sociology and human geography. Exemplary fields of that students can specialize in will be global economies, the development of digital technologies, infrastructures and governance, and the ways in which advancements in the biosciences change human-environment relations and the notions of what is considered human.... [-]


MA in Equine Business Management

Hartpury College, University of West England
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Gloucester + 1 more

Through a combination of core pure business modules developed by the well-respected Bristol Business School and equine business specific modules, these programmes [+]

MA/ PgCert/ PgDipEquine Business Management

Through a combination of core pure business modules developed by the well-respected Bristol Business School and equine business specific modules, these programmes have been designed to develop your understanding of the equine industry. The MA will also help you identify career opportunities available within the industry from a business management perspective.

Throughout the programme, we discuss the role of equestrianism as a sport, analyse the structure of equine industries, both nationally and internationally, and debate topical issues relating to the strategic development of the equine industry.

As a postgraduate student of Equine Business Management, you will be assigned a personal academic tutor who is there to provide you with advice and support during your time at Hartpury. Support for postgraduate study skills is also available during the induction period.... [-]