Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences

Compare 270 Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences

Biological & Life Sciences

Students who have an interest and passion for a certain area of study can build upon their existing degrees to more fully explore what it is that gives them so much enthusiasm for the subject. With a master degree, students can gain an edge in many highly competitive fields that interest them, whether it is a Master in Biological and Life Sciences, or other degree.

What is an MSc in Biological and Life Sciences? These programs usually require an undergraduate degree in a natural science. Some biological and life sciences programs have research concentrations including coursework in integrative physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, and microbiology. Cell and molecular biology is also common. Programs usually last for two years and may or may not require a thesis for completion. Students spend a lot of time in lectures and laboratories when they pursue these degrees.

Degree-earning students have the benefit of an increased subject base and more specific knowledge in their chosen topics. They also learn to critically evaluate and comprehend existing scientific literature, engage in scientific research, and communicate their scientific results.

Tuition prices for these programs vary depending on the requirements of each individual institution. Each program is a financial investment that students should thoroughly research prior to enrollment, to ensure that the school and degree aligns with their expectations and goals.

Careers for those graduating from a Master in Biological and Life Sciences are diverse and dependent on a student’s specializations. Programs usually prepare students for jobs in education, government, research and development, and industry. Successful candidates can also receive ample preparation for the pursuit of a doctoral degree in their chosen field.

Excellent programs can be found around the world. Online programs are especially beneficial for those with busy schedules or who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. Interested students can learn more by using our program listing and lead form. 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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Master of Information Systems

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus Full time 27 months September 2017 USA San Francisco San Jose + 1 more

The MSIS program emphasizes an effective use of information technology to enable a competitive advantage for both individuals and organizations. Integrated courses that highlight the integral role information technology plays in every sector will prepare you to be a successful leader. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. Develop a competitive edge at the intersection of technology and business strategy as a working professional. Become a master of information systems and develop a competitive edge at the intersection of technology and business strategy. Acquire the skills to create sound financial systems and manage an organization’s human capital. The MSIS program emphasizes an effective use of information technology to enable a competitive advantage for both individuals and organizations. Integrated courses that highlight the integral role information technology plays in every sector will prepare you to be a successful leader. MSIS offers small class sizes and an evening class schedule to help working professionals balance their busy lives while enjoying an enriched learning environment and deeper relationship building. Master of Science in Information Systems Program Overview Typical program length is 27 months, with 36 credits Attend class for four hours one night a week Minimum of two years of professional work experience Optional concentrations available in Biotechnology and Information Security Offered at USF's San Jose campus (fall semester) Program Details Program Co-Directors: William Kolb, Edward Kreutzer The effective and efficient use of information technology is an integral part of an organization's ability to achieve a competitive advantage in both the private and public sectors. Ethical practices and professionalism are integrated components throughout the program, along with a focus on essential career development skills and effective management of human resources. The program, based upon nationally approved curriculum recommendations from the Association for Information Systems... [-]

MSc Applied Plant Science

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

Developed by research scientists and staff with experience of UK and international horticulture and agriculture, our MSc Applied Plant Science degree will progress your career by developing your knowledge and research skills in a practical context [+]

Why this MSc? Experts in plant sciences are increasingly needed by businesses worldwide, in research and innovation, in governments and agencies. This degree programme will give you: • Broad research- and business-led course content • The opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to your own interests and career • A route to study the full MSc in one year, or individual courses for continuing professional development You will be taught by staff who have extensive experience working in and applying plant science, in commerce, industry and governance. You will undertake field trips and external research placements which will provide you with practical experience and employment opportunities. Where will I study? You will be based at the University of Greenwich Chatham Maritime campus, where you will benefit from the expert knowledge within the Natural Resources Institute, a multidisciplinary centre of excellence with an established reputation for high-quality research and training in support of global food security and sustainable development. You will also gain practical skills at Hadlow College, Kent, and at research institutes and other business settings. The programme will include: a thorough practical and theoretical grounding in: - The science of plant biology and its application in the commercial and research arena - The practicalities of horticulture and agriculture technologies - The commercial aspects of this business area, including the planning, execution and evaluation of trials to exploit and develop novel approaches, practices, and crops What will you study? You will study four core courses and 45 credits chosen... [-]

M.Sc. in Management & Engineering in Water

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Germany Aachen

Water management systems are fundamental to society, through the supply of safe drinking water, the treatment of waste water, the flood and costal protection and through the social and ecological roles of water management. Significant resources are invested to ensure that complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements as defined by increasing social and environmental requirements, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. This M.Sc. programme provides the educational base and professional foundation for this, educates graduates that stand out for their ability to integrate scientific principles, engineering knowledge and management techniques for innovative problem solving. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. +++ New Programme +++ Expected Start in the Winter Semester 2017/18 +++ https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/msc-degree-programmes/management-and-engineering-in-water An expert in water resource is someone who... Develops sustainable coast and river protection systems most cost-efficiently Unifies the ecological and economical approaches to natural water resources Develops sustainable waste water treatment systems and provide high-level drinking water Consults municipal water companies in developing investment strategies to improve the water management systems Combines the technical demands of an urban water supply with the preservation of ecological systems Consults the government in water conservation strategies and sustainable water cycle management ... to make a difference. Is this you? Obtaining, distributing and managing the vulnerable resource water will play an even bigger role in the future than it does today. Reconciling ecology and economy in the water management is a challenging task where management skills and water engineering know-how is indispensable. Therefore it is important that the complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements defined by increasingly social and environmental demands, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. The programme Master of Science in Management and Engineering of Water Resources combines the wide range of applied science, engineering and management disciplines represented in water management. The main objective of the course is to offer further expertise in the water management sector by providing... [-]

Master in Business Informatics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master in Business Informatics combines theory, methods, and techniques from business and organisational science with the tools and practices of information and computing science. Our interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues faced by organisations and business managers across the globe. [+]

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN ICT AND BUSINESS The Master in Business Informatics combines theory, methods, and techniques from business and organisational science with the tools and practices of information and computing science. Our interdisciplinary approach addresses key issues faced by organisations and business managers across the globe. Successfully aligning ICT with an organisation’s business processes requires both technological and managerial insight. In this programme you can specialise in one of the following three career areas: ICT Researcher (PhD) - Prepares for a career as a scientist and focuses on researching innovations in information science.

Analyst - Prepares for a career as a consultant who provides advice or services on business matters related to ICT, or on ICT matters related to business. ... [-]


MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Lyngby

The Biomedical Engineering programme focuses on the design of future diagnostic and treatment methods at hospitals and in the field. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. The Biomedical Engineering programme focuses on the design of future diagnostic and treatment methods at hospitals and in the field. The interaction between the human organism, technical equipment, and methods is essential to medicine and technology. We are becoming increasingly dependent on advanced equipment for patient diagnosis and treatment—e.g. large CT scanners, PET scanners for studying molecular processes in cancer, as well as pacemakers and DNA chips for studying the genome. Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme offered by DTU in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Study programme focus The study programme aims to provide MSc students with proper knowledge of the clinical problems facing the modern healthcare sector, enabling them to develop new technological solutions. Therefore, the study programme covers both engineering and human physiology courses, ranging from the functions of the organs at cell level to modelling physiological processes in the locomotive apparatus. Focus areas The Biomedical Engineering programme offers research-based teaching and the opportunity to specialize in one of the three focus areas: Signal and Model-based Diagnostics Image Diagnostics and Radiation Physics Biomechanics and Biomaterials However, the choice of courses in the students’ individual study plan offers a certain degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU and the University of Copenhagen. Career Due to their in-depth knowledge of mathematics, science, medicine,... [-]

MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

University of Exeter
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Exeter + 1 more

Addressing the urgent need for trained food security scientists, this programme provides multi-disciplinary training in sustainable agriculture and global food security. [+]

There has never been a more urgent need to train scientists in the area of food security, equipped with skills in agronomy; plant pathology, plant disease and plant genetics; and knowledge of modern agricultural systems and agricultural policy. The Royal Society report Reaping the Benefits: science and the sustainable intensification of global agriculture published in October 2009, provided the clearest evidence of the challenge of ensuring global food security during the next 50 years. Crop yields need to rise significantly, but in a manner that requires much lower dependency on chemical intervention and fertilizers. Meeting the challenge of sustainable agriculture This programme was developed in collaboration with the agricultural industry, government agencies including Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (defra) and The Food and Environment Research Agency (fera), and farmers and food manufacturers, to provide a multi-disciplinary training in sustainable agriculture and global food security. Research-led teaching in molecular plant pathology, plant sciences and microbiology is strongly supplemented by Rothamsted Research expertise in grassland management, soil science and sustainable farming systems. Leading social scientists also provide valuable input in rural land use and the rural economy. The combination of expertise in both arable and pastureland systems ensures a truly rounded learning experience. The curriculum takes account of the key skills shortages in the UK to train highly skilled individuals who can enter government agencies, agriculture and food industries and fulfil very valuable roles in scientific research, advice, evaluation, policy development and implementation tackling the challenges of food security. The... [-]

MSc Wine Management

Burgundy School of Business
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 France Dijon

This one-year programme is aimed at students who wish to start a career in wine management but have little or no prior experience in the wine industry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. Objectives This one-year programme is aimed at students who wish to start a career in wine management but have little or no prior experience in the wine industry. The MSc combines industry-related teaching modules in administration, finance, sales, logistics and legal issues with oenology, wine tasting and wine tourism to provide students with the knowledge required for selling a product as unique as wine. As a graduate of this programme, you will have gained a global understanding of this unique industry, enabling you to apply with confidence for managerial positions in all its sectors. Drawing from an impressive international network of speakers, professionals and academics with in-depth knowledge of the wine sector, the course has a combined theoretical and practical approach. From financing a wine business to advising consumers on choosing a wine, students are given the full range of tools necessary to sell a product that demands far more versatility than most others. Our students benefit from the School's proximity and access to some of the greatest wine estates in the world. Career opportunities Graduates will be able to apply for managerial positions in all sectors of the wine industry. Some of the managerial positions for which the course will prepare you are: Brand manager Import - export manager Sales executive Distributor Commercial agent Communications manager Public relations manager [-]

Master Degree in Chemistry and Advanced Chemical Methodologies

University of Camerino
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Camerino

The course provides skills and fundamental knowledge in advanced and innovative chemistry areas, in order to offer an educational qualification competitive on the global labour market. [+]

This Master’s program is taught completely in English and it lasts 2 years with a total of 120 ECTS credits earned. This program has only one intake (September). The Master of Science in Chemistry and Advanced Chemical Methodologies 
offers the possibility to enhance the chemistry knowledge, especially in the areas that characterize the chemical research in UNICAM. The course provides skills and fundamental knowledge in advanced and innovative chemistry areas, in order to offer an educational qualification competitive on the global labour market. The master degree course will prepare a professional able to work in labs, industries and public corporations at a manager level, in the following fields: public and private research facility; chemical industry and manufacturing; laboratories for analysis, monitoring and managing the environment and the waste cycle; energy production and energy storage industries; analytical chemistry laboratories for compliance testing and/or quality assurance; private practice (register of chemists - sect.A). Program Pre-Requisites / documents to be provided for pre evaluation: Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study (The candidate, in any case, must have attained at least 20 credits in mathematics, physics and computer science and at least 30 credits in chemical disciplines) (translated in English or Italian, any format). Curriculum Vitae (translated in English or Italian, any format). English proficiency certificate for non-English mother tongue. Minimum requirements: CEF B2; IELTS 6.5. For detailed information about application process, fees and scholarship please contact us. [-]

MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the [+]

M.Sc. in Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future.   Research Areas of Interest 

Drug Discovery Tissue Engineering                Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control and Optimization Process Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids  ... [-]

Master in Biomedical Science - Clinical Biochemistry (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Our Biomedical Science courses have a burgeoning international reputation, due to our world-class research in areas including biomarkers, public health and biomodelling. Our Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment. [+]

Why study MSc Clinical Biochemistry at Middlesex? Our Biomedical Science courses have a burgeoning international reputation, due to our world-class research in areas including biomarkers, public health and biomodelling. Our Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our course has a strong practical element, with an emphasis on developing laboratory skills and gaining hands-on experience of diagnostic techniques. Our teaching and research facilities surpass those at some UK medical schools, with £3 million specialist labs equipped with the most up-to-date technology- the perfect place to work on your own research project. You'll learn to use cutting-edge equipment such as MALDI-TOF mass spectrometers and flow cytometers; we have a molecular biology laboratory for techniques such as DNA sequencing, real-time PCR, electrophoresis and HPLC, fully-equipped proteomics facilities, confocal microscopy and an incredibly modern cell culture facility. Course highlights - All our teaching staff are involved in research and many are pioneers in their own field. Course leader Dr Frank Hills, a former postdoctoral scientist at Imperial College and clinical scientist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, has published many high-profile articles on a range of areas including endocrinology, immunology and reproductive science, while Dr Ajit Shah is a former principal scientist at GlaxoSmithKline. - The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, so on graduation you'll have fulfilled the academic requirement for Licentiate membership of the institute; you can apply for student membership while you study. - We work with London hospitals, NHS laboratories, other... [-]

MSc in Computational Life Science

Jacobs University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Bremen

The Computational Life Science MSc program at Jacobs University provides students with the computational tools for modeling biological systems and analyzing biological data. Graduates of the program are prepared for a career in biotechnology, biomedicine and research. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. Computational Life Science In recent years, biological research has become increasingly interdisciplinary, focusing heavily on mathematical modeling and on the analysis of system-wide quantitative information. Sophisticated high-throughput techniques pose new challenges for data integration and data interpretation. The Computational Life Science (CompLife) MSc program at Jacobs University meets these challenges by covering computational, theoretical and mathematical approaches in biology and the life sciences. It is geared towards students of bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics and related areas. Program Features The CompLife program is located at Jacobs University, a private and international English-language academic institution in Bremen, Germany. CompLife students at Jacobs University take a tailor-made curriculum comprising lectures, seminars and laboratory trainings. Courses cover foundational as well as advanced topics and methods. Core components of the program and areas of specialization include: Computational Systems Biology Computational Physics and Biophysics Bioinformatics RNA Biology Imaging and Modeling in Medicine Ecological Modeling Theoretical Biology Applied Mathematics Numerical Methods Please use the contact form to request more details on the CompLife curriculum. Career Options Graduates of the CompLife program are prepared for a career in biotechnology and biomedicine. Likewise, graduates of the program are qualified to move on to a PhD. Application and Admission The CompLife program starts in the first week of September every year. Please use the contact form to request details on how to apply. We are looking forward to receiving your inquiry. Scholarships and Funding Options All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based... [-]

Master of Science in Rural Estate Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cirencester

This one-year Masters degree provides a highly-regarded course of studies to equip you for such a career. Not only does it provide an opportunity to gain an MSc in Rural Estate Management, but also a fast-track route to qualification as a chartered surveyor, as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) fully accredits this course. Qualification as a chartered surveyor can be gained by completion of this MSc, followed by undertaking two years of professional experience, known as the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). [+]

The aims of the course are to enable you to acquire the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice as a rural property manager and for entry to the relevant professional bodies, such as RICS and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). It is an intensive 12-month study programme with an emphasis on the practical integration and development of the traditional core elements of a land management course. Modules are designed to provide an understanding of the areas of professional involvement and practice that will have to be considered when delivering advice on all manner of decisions relating to rural estate management. The final part of the course will take the form of a research-based dissertation on a topic of your choice. To assist you with your dissertations, there is a series of workshops on research methodology and the preparation of a research dissertation. In addition, a member of staff is assigned to supervise your dissertation and you will also have a personal tutor. The eight core modules run concurrently for the first eight months of the course, with final examinations taking place at the end of May. The dissertation needs to be submitted by the middle of September, which gives you the opportunity to write up your dissertations over the summer. Please note, all of our degree courses begin at the end of September each year (see the term dates on our website). Modules Rural Policy - A review of the policy creation and implementation process in... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development trains experts for the entire drug development chain. The programme gives students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition the students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development Welcome to discover new drugs with us! The Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development trains experts for the entire drug development chain. The programme gives students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition the students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance. The graduating MSc knows the drug discovery and development processes, and procedures applied in drug regulatory science and the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life-span of a drug. She/He has comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. The education gives also a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. For post-graduate studies, University of Turku Graduate School offers e.g. Drug Research Doctoral Programme. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience Turku is a great place to study Drug Discovery and Development! 90% of Finnish drug innovations have been made in Turku. To support the future discoveries, University of Turku has chosen drug development among its strategic profiling areas. The research in biosciences and medicine is internationally ranked among the top in the world. The keys for success lie in long biomedical... [-]

MSc in Neuroscience

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or... [+]

MSc in Neuroscience This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research. Instruction for the course consists of approximately 200 contact hours over two academic Terms to include lectures, laboratory practical sessions, journal club workshops and student-based seminars. Modules are assessed by a mixture of in course assessment and written examinations. Specialist modules covered include: Form and Function of the Nervous System Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology Neuropharmacology Drug Development Neuroimmunology Experimental Neuroscience Scientific Literary Skills Neural Engineering Neuroimaging Technology Current Topics in Neuroscience Research Skills The third Term consists of a research project on some novel aspect of Neuroscience. Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) is a dynamic research environment with research spanning molecular/cellular neuroscience to clinical/translational neuroscience. Projects across these research areas may be undertaken in consultation with an expert supervisor. For students interested in a project in cellular/molecular neuroscience a range of cellular techniques such as tissue culture, immunocytochemistry, western immunobloting and immunoprecipitation, confocal microscopy, Immunoassays, flow cytometry, Real-time PCR, and high performance liquid chromatography are available. In addition, some projects will involve assessing behavioural, electrophysiological and neurochemical endpoints using in vivo models of neurological and psychiatric disease. For those with an interest... [-]

MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation

Edinburgh Napier University
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Designed in conjunction with employers, this practical course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help manage and conserve biodiversity. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. Designed in conjunction with employers, this practical course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help manage and conserve biodiversity. Course introduction The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources. By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology, experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge. Our graduates have gone on to work for government agencies and independent wildlife organisations nationally and internationally. This course has been designed in conjunction with employers and professional bodies. The main focus is on the development of practical employability skills. In addition to studying relevant theory, you’ll have the opportunity to develop: advanced analytical skills for population investigation and management practical skills used in identifying, quantifying and assessing biodiversity transferable skills including communication, IT (GIS, R, Mark, Estimate S), problem solving, research and team working You’ll need to be available to participate in a three-week intensive field course based in Scotland to help embed practical skills in sampling, identification (plants, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, small mammals, birds) and data analysis. In addition, guided visits to several sites and talks from managers will highlight how conservation and management are informed by the aims and objectives of the site owners. This usually takes place in early May. Our staff have years of experience working worldwide in... [-]