Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences

Compare 268 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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MSc Applied Plant Science

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Medway + 1 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 [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. 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 from a range of options as indicated below. Please note that it may not be possible to run all the option courses listed here in any given year but INDIVIDUAL COURSES CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT as well as within the full-time 1 year MSc. - Molecular and Plant Biology Principles for Crop Improvement (30 credits) - Research Methods in Plant Science (15 credits) - Plant Growth and Cropping Technology (30 credits) - Independent Research Project (60 credits) Options - Agroforestry (15 credits) - Agronomy and Crop Physiology (15 credits) - Applications and Aspects of Commercial Crop Science (30 credits) - Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) - Plant Disease Management (15 credits) - Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (45 credits) [-]

Maestría en Producción Animal y Recursos Naturales

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
Campus Full time 4 months July 2017 Mexico Chihuahua

El programa está enfocado a la formación integral de recurso humano a nivel posgrado, que al involucrarse en actividades de generación, validación y/o transferencia del conocimiento, así como de formación de profesionistas, den respuesta con propuestas innovadoras y sustentadas en el conocimiento a las demandas de solución a la problemática de los sistemas de producción animal, el uso sustentable y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en Chihuahua, en México e incluso allende sus fronteras. [+]

El programa está enfocado a la formación integral de recurso humano a nivel posgrado, que al involucrarse en actividades de generación, validación y/o transferencia del conocimiento, así como de formación de profesionistas, den respuesta con propuestas innovadoras y sustentadas en el conocimiento a las demandas de solución a la problemática de los sistemas de producción animal, el uso sustentable y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en Chihuahua, en México e incluso allende sus fronteras. Para ello, el programa desarrolla en el estudiante diferentes competencias genéricas y de especialidad en cuatro áreas de especialización: Nutrición Animal, Reproducción y Genética Animal, Manejo de Recursos Naturales y Tecnología de Productos de Origen Animal. Misión y Visión MISIÓN Formar recurso humano especializado con competencias integrales para que contribuyan al desarrollo sustentable, mediante la generación, aplicación, difusión y transferencia de conocimiento para la solución de problemas e innovación en los sistemas de producción animal y el cuidado y uso responsable de los recursos naturales, a favor de una mejor calidad de vida en el contexto regional y nacional. VISIÓN 2018 El programa de maestría en ciencias en Producción Animal y Recursos Naturales es un referente nacional e internacional, con alta pertinencia social, reconocido por la productividad académica, impacto de sus resultados y por la calidad en la formación de recursos humanos comprometidos con la generación y aplicación responsable e innovadora del conocimiento para la solución de problemas del sector agroalimentario, los recursos naturales y el medio ambiente. Posee cuerpos académicos de alto nivel, capaces de analizar y diseñar soluciones integrales desde diversas dimensiones tecnológicas, económicas, sociales y ambientales mediante proyectos articulados en redes de colaboración que contribuyen al fortalecimiento de la Facultad y de la Universidad. PERFIL DE INGRESO Los aspirantes a ingresar al programa de Maestría en Ciencias deberán tener una sólida preparación académica relacionada a la ciencia animal y el manejo de los recursos naturales y capacidad para llevar a cabo investigaciones científicas, por tanto deberán contar con: Conocimientos de biología, química, matemáticas, estadística, ecología, informática, métodos de investigación y conocimientos mínimos de los sistemas de producción animal, así como dominio del idioma inglés a nivel intermedio. Habilidades para expresarse en forma oral y escrita. Capacidad para el trabajo independiente y en equipo, así como en el manejo de animales, equipo, herramientas y reactivos de laboratorio. Aptitud para trabajar en actividades al aire libre. Interés científico por los problemas pecuarios y los recursos naturales del país. Vocación de servicio, disposición para adquirir conocimientos, competencias, destrezas y deseo de superación personal. Valores tales como la ética, disciplina, responsabilidad, honestidad, dignidad, humildad y respeto para consigo mismo, las personas, las instituciones y la naturaleza. PERFIL DE EGRESO El Maestro en Ciencias es un profesional con sentido ético y compromiso social, que posee e integra conocimientos, habilidades y actitudes para desempeñarse eficientemente y de manera efectiva en actividades de investigación científica, aplicación, difusión y transferencia de conocimientos para la solución integral de los problemas complejos de la industria pecuaria nacional y de los recursos naturales. En general, al egresar del programa cuenta con dominios de competencias para: La identificación de problemas relevantes La síntesis y comunicación efectiva del conocimiento El desarrollo de investigación supervisada El diseño, aplicación y evaluación de estrategias basadas en el conocimiento para la solución de problemas en su área de especialidad La generación y análisis de información pertinente El trabajo grupal y multidisciplinario La implementación de dinámicas grupales para la identificación de problemas relevantes y la propuesta de acciones estratégicas de solución La comunicación efectiva de contenidos significativos en ambientes formales de enseñanza-aprendizaje La gestión de la investigación y el desarrollo tecnológico De acuerdo con su área de especialidad cuenta con dominios para: La implementación de programas de manejo reproductivo con la aplicación de estrategias y/o técnicas apropiadas El desarrollo de estrategias, procesos y/o productos innovadores para la intervención o manipulación de los procesos reproductivos La propuesta, ejecución y evaluación de planes de conservación y/o mejora genética con la aplicación de herramientas y tecnologías apropiadas La propuesta, implementación y evaluación de prácticas, técnicas y planes de uso sustentable, monitoreo y conservación de recursos naturales El manejo sustentable de los pastizales para la producción animal y su aprovechamiento integral La selección y obtención de indicadores para la valoración del estado del ambiente, la sustentabilidad de los sistemas de producción y su relación con las actividades humanas La implementación de acciones de mitigación y adaptación al impacto ambiental La implementación y evaluación de planes de manejo nutricional con el uso de procesos y/o productos biotecnológicos La aplicación de los fundamentos de la fisiología digestiva y el metabolismo para desarrollar y evaluar estrategias y productos para la alimentación animal encaminadas a mejorar la eficiencia en la producción y la calidad en los productos El diseño de planes de alimentación para la optimización de la respuesta biológica del animal y los costos de producción, minimizando el impacto en el ambiente El diseño y/o aplicación de esquemas de valoración y clasificación de animales y productos cárnicos y lácteos por calidad y rendimiento El desarrollo y/o evaluación de procesos y tecnologías para el manejo y procesado que aseguren la calidad e inocuidad de los alimentos de origen animal (carne y leche) El desarrollo de nuevos productos lácteos y cárnicos con base en el conocimiento científico para incorporar elementos que mejoren su contenido nutritivo y/o su contribución a la salud del consumidor REQUISITOS DE INGRESO, PERMANENCIA Y EGRESO REQUISITOS DE INGRESO Llenar solicitud disponible en www.posgrado.fzye.uach.mx. Poseer título de licenciatura en un área afín a la que pretende ingresar. La aplicación y aprobación del examen EXANI - III, cuyo puntaje será evaluado por el comité de evaluación de aspirants a ingresar del área de interés, debiendo obtener un mínimo de 980 puntos. Presentar y aprobar el examen de conocimientos aplicado por la Secretaría de Investigación y Posgrado. Acreditar 400 puntos del TOEFL o el nivel correspondiente del Centro de Aprendizaje de Idiomas de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Promedio mínimo de 8.0 en estudios anteriores. Realizar entrevista con el Comité de Admisión. Currículum vitae (incluyendo copias de documentos probatorios). Entregar toda la documentación de tipo administrativo que se solicita Tres cartas académicas de recomendación de profesionales con nivel de posgrado. Carta de aceptación institucional, avalada por el Comité de Evaluación del área de especialización seleccionada. REQUISITOS DE PERMANENCIA Dedicación de tiempo completo al programa. Cumplir con los reglamentos de la UACH y de la Facultad de Zootecnia y Ecología. Acreditar, en con formidad con el Reglamento del Posgrado, con calificación mínima de 8.0, en una escala de 0.0 a 10.0, los cursos comprometidos durante el semestre. Mantener un promedio mínimo de 8.0 y no reprobar dos cursos, o uno en dos ocasiones, durante el programa de formación académica. Cumplir con los avances de su tesis y el portafolio de evidencias del avance en el logro de competencias, de acuerdo con lo programado y con el aval de su Comité de Grado. No ser puesto a disposición del Consejo Técnico de la Facultad por motivo fundamentado y sea objeto de un veredicto negativo. REQUISITOS DE OBTENCIÓN DEL GRADO Cumplir con el mínimo de créditos especificados por la reglamentación vigente y el programa de estudios avalado por el Comité de Grado. Cumplir con el Artículo 78 del Capítulo XIV del Reglamento del Posgrado. Desarrollo y defensa oral de un trabajo de investigación realizado como tesis. Haber publicado en extenso en memoria de congreso o enviado a publicación en revistas avaladas por el CONACYT al menos un artículo científico producto de sus actividades en el programa. El plazo máximo para presentación del examen de grado será de un año a partir de la fecha en que se concluya con el programa académico correspondiente. A petición razonada del tutor al Coordinador Académico, se podrá ampliar dicho plazo hasta por un año más. En caso de que un candidato exceda el tiempo máximo estipulado para presentar el examen, deberá presentar examines de al menos dos materias disciplinares que ya haya cursado y que el Comité de Grado defina, o bien, cursar nuevamente las materias correspondientes, antes de autorizarse su examen de grado. Acreditar 450 puntos del TOEFL o el nivel correspondiente del Centro de Aprendizaje de Idiomas de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Defender exitosamente una Tesis ante un comité evaluador. Cumplir con la integración del portafolio de evidencias sobre el logro de los dominios de competencias, de acuerdo con el Comité de Grado. [-]

MSc in Agricultural Economics (Distance Learning)

SOAS University of London
Distance learning Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides students with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. It aims to equip students with the rigorous technical skills that are generic to the field of agricultural economics, while maintaining a focus on applications rather than abstract analysis. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. This course provides students with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. It aims to equip students with the rigorous technical skills that are generic to the field of agricultural economics, while maintaining a focus on applications rather than abstract analysis. Students are able to take modules orientated towards development, production, marketing, policy, and economic transition. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career as an agricultural economist or to undertake higher studies within this area. Programme start February and May annually Duration2 – 5 years. Students take an average of 3 years to complete the MSc programme. Time commitment The study periods are 30 weeks for students starting in February and 15 weeks for those starting in June. For the 30-week study period, you will need to allocate 5-6 hours of study time per module, per week. For students starting their studies in June with the shorter 15-week session, 10-12 hours per module, per week, is recommended. Study materials Once registered, you will be sent a comprehensive study package for each of your chosen modules. This includes: A detailed study guide. Composed of ten units, this incorporates exercises, assignments and other activities into the study text, which will take you through your programme of self-directed study. Most module study guides are now provided in electronic format. An indicative study calendar. This will assist you in planning your study, as well as highlighting deadlines such as those for Tutor Marked Assignments. Books and other published materials. Generally textbooks, these are acquired on your behalf and should provide background as well as key extracts necessary for study of the module. Integrated volumes of key readings. These are drawn from a wide range of sources and are provided as required readings. Information is also supplied regarding sources of further reading as well as weblinks, for students to look into should they so wish. Supplementary study materials. These are included where appropriate, and include items such as computer software Library access Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE provides easy access to study resources, as well as to fast and efficient academic and administrative support. It also enables you to be part of a learning community in a way in which distance learners have seldom been accustomed in the past. Visit the SOAS website for more information. [-]

MS in Biochemistry

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

This highly varied new specialization, interested in the chemistry of the living world, has made major breakthroughs in various fields, including biotechnology, particularly health, genetics, pharmacology, cosmetology, food industry, and environment. The training is based on a highly advanced program in cellular biology, chemistry and biochemistry, both on the theoretical and experimental levels and multidisciplinary research. [+]

This highly varied new specialization, interested in the chemistry of the living world, has made major breakthroughs in various fields, including biotechnology, particularly health, genetics, pharmacology, cosmetology, food industry, and environment. The training is based on a highly advanced program in cellular biology, chemistry and biochemistry, both on the theoretical and experimental levels and multidisciplinary research. Diplomas Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Sciences in Biochemistry (36 credits - Bachelor + 2 years) This program is oriented towards options in the following field: cosmetology and pharmacology (French and English sections). Job Opportunities The career of biochemists offers a high potential of integration into the labor market, particularly in the biotechnological, and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to industrial enzymology. Biochemists carry out laboratory analysis and research, design methods and processes, and control quality in companies. They develop products, techniques and procedures that allow applications in various fields: medicine, pharmacology, ecology, etc. [-]

M.Sc in Applied Biotechnology

Warsaw University of Technology
Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 Poland Warsaw

The programme contains a wide range of specialist subjects (modelling of bioprocesses, regulation of biotechnological processes, separation processes in biotechnology, laboratory of technological and biotechnological processes, biotechnology of natural resources, etc.), which, together with bioanalytical and selective subjects (bioanalytics, sensors and biosensors, microbioanalytics) constitute a comprehensive offer for all graduates interested in the field of biotechnology. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. Faculty of Chemistry offers the following programme conducted in English:   Master of Science in Engineering   1,5-year graduate programme in the area of:   Applied Biotechnology   The programme contains a wide range of specialist subjects (modelling of bioprocesses, regulation of biotechnological processes, separation processes in biotechnology, laboratory of technological and biotechnological processes, biotechnology of natural resources, etc.), which, together with bioanalytical and selective subjects (bioanalytics, sensors and biosensors, microbioanalytics) constitute a comprehensive offer for all graduates interested in the field of biotechnology. 
 The main objective of the programme is to help students become specialists in the specific field and to increase their career opportunities invarious biotechnological branches of industry (e.g. pharmaceutical, food or composting industry). Our alumni will obtain knowledge and competences necessary to carry out scientific research in biotechnology laboratories or to work at planning or consulting companies.   Sample modules/Keywords: Clean technologies, Bioinformatics, Data Treatment, Bioethics, Environmental biotechnology, Analytical methods, Implantable medical devices, Microbioanalytics, Biosensors, Separation processes in Biotechnology, Economics, Management, Laboratories – Applied biotechnology, Chemical biotechnology, Diploma. [-]

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. [+]

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 research traditions and a compact campus area, where two universities and university hospital operate to create interdisciplinary and innovative study and research environment. Research focus is on translational medicine, disease modeling and biomedical imaging. Available infrastructure includes the world famous Turku PET Centre and Turku Centre for Disease Modeling, TCDM, which both offer services for drug development research. Turku has also the largest cluster of pharma industry in Finland. Nearby companies not only provide experts for visiting lectures, but also create internship and job opportunities for the graduates. Biomedical Sciences at Turku Universities Turku has longstanding research traditions in the field of biomedicine. Especially the areas of drug discovery, diagnostics, and biological and medical imaging represent the spearhead expertise of University of Turku. Drug Discovery and Development programme is part of the larger ensemble of MSc programmes in Biomedical Sciences. The close collaboration of three biomedical programmes forms a unique educational combination of biomedical sciences in Finland and worldwide. Biomedical Sciences is a collaboration of two universities, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The offered education is based on the true research strengths of the participating units: Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Turku Department of Biochemistry at the University of Turku Department of Biosciences at the Åbo Akademi University. Other programmes in the ensemble of Biomedical Sciences are Biomedical Imaging, and Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics. Major subject studies in each are programme-specific, but can be offered as selectable studies for all the programmes. Each student makes a personal study plan, which helps to select the courses which best suit for personal interests and background. Master´s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development is part of NordBioMedNet network. The universities of Bergen, Copenhagen, Eastern Finland, Turku and Karolinska Institutet have established the network to develop biomedical education in Nordic countries. Programme students have possibilities for course, internship and research project exchange in the partner universities. The network also offers virtual intensive courses and online learning portal on www.nordbiomed.net. Master thesis & topics The Master´s thesis project is based on independent, experimental research work. The topic of the thesis will always be agreed together with and accepted by the thesis examiner. Students write a research plan, conduct a research project in a laboratory, analyze obtained results, and demonstrate their ability to interpret results and write a report in a form of a scientific article. The project work is always performed under the guidance of a supervisor. In order to also practice scientific communication, students present their results in seminars and write a press release to simulate collaboration of between the academia and the media. Examples of thesis topics: drug development for receptor antagonists and their potential in treating cognitive disorders pharmacological characterization of ion channels diagnostics tools for coronary artery diseases – characterization of antibodies modeling of schizophrenic disorders in rats RNA interference in HSV-virus treatment optimization of synthesis of indazole structures for drug development the use of positron emission tomography (PET) to measure the effect of disease modifying therapies in MS disease PET-imaging of molecules targeted in inflammation – preclinical studies with arthritis model CAREER OPTIONS Competence description 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 that modulate biological activity of the target. technological innovations made in lead optimization process how new drug candidates are investigated during the non-clinical drug development phase methods of clinical drug research, clinical drug development phases, clinical trial design and bio-statistical study planning various aspects of the drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance Job options The graduating MSc is an expert in drug discovery and development processes, and knows the 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. Examples of job titles medical liaison medical writer regulatory consulting expert scientific/technical advisor research director project manager drug development pharmacologist university lecturer/researcher Career in research The MSc degree from the programme qualifies the graduates for PhD studies in Turku, elsewhere in Finland or universities worldwide. Several doctoral programmes at University of Turku are available for graduates. Drug Research Molecular Life Sciences Molecular Medicine Clinical Doctoral Programme ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The programme is open to applicants who have sufficient background knowledge in biological and/or natural sciences, and who have completed a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS), in the field of: biomedical sciences pharmacology pharmacy biochemistry biology medical sciences other life sciences bioengineering chemistry The applicants should be familiar with the basics of laboratory practice and pharmacology. Applicants must also have sufficient knowledge in English language. The students must prove their English skills as determined by the admission requirements of the University of Turku. The applicants are required to proof their knowledge of English by one of the following certificates: a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed entry requirements of Faculty of Medicine incl. Language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland The online application form will be available on the Studyinfo portal. The online application is open during the application period: December 1st 2016 - January 13th 2017. Selecting the applicants The student selection is made at two stages. First the admission committee selects the candidates for the interview by scoring the following application components: Previous studies in the relevant fields Previous academic success and study history Laboratory working experience Motivation letter The best scoring applicants will be invited for the interview. Selected applicants will be invited to the interview 1-2 weeks in advance. Interviews will be held via Skype. The interview performance, including English skills, is separately scored. Results will be published latest on March 30th 2017. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

MSc in Horticulture

Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW (WULS-SGGW)
Campus Full time 3 semesters March 2017 Poland Warsaw

Provides students with understanding of biological background in growing horticultural crops and postharvest "life" of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. [+]

Mission of the Faculty

Horticultural plants are a very important part of human environment, human diet and are used in a natural medicine as a remedy against many civilization diseases.

The faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture aims at providing students with a comprehensive knowledge of modern horticulture, including growing and postharvest technologies of horticultural crops grown in temperate climate - vegetable crops, medicinal plants, fruits, ornamental plants, knowledge of integrated pest management, pro-ecological production, biotechnological methods, landscape protection, etc.

 

Mission of the specialization (major)

The specialization in horticulture has been established to provide students with understanding of biological background in growing horticultural crops and postharvest "life" of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. The programme aims also to introduce students to the up-to-date knowledge of environmental-friendly and ecological methods of production of vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants, their storage and postharvest technologies, of using ornamental plants in human environment as well as knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM).... [-]


Master in Biomolecular Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels

You already have a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or biomedical science, but you’re still fascinated by the biochemical unity that underlies the world’s biological diversity? Then the master’s in Biomolecular Sciences is [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master is conceived as a multidisciplinary and research-oriented program. The program also aims to develop the habits of mind to perform and manage research in a multidisciplinary and international context. Therefore, our students will also be trained in different aspects of research communication and research management. Biomolecular Sciences is a two-year scientific program that focuses on the biochemical unity that underlies the biological diversity. Biomolecular Science is a rapidly developing discipline in modern life science. It stands at the crossroads of chemical, biological, physical and computational sciences and focuses on the molecular understanding of cellular function. Anticipating this evolution, this Master program will focus on the understanding of cellular processes, biological molecules and their interactions. The two years master is built around 4 subdomains of Biomolecular Sciences: Protein Structure and Function Applied Immunology Advanced Molecular Biology Bioinformatics ... [-]


Master of Science in Health Sciences specializing in Epidemiology

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Explore the potential of medical research. In upcoming years, important discoveries will be made in the health sciences. Take part in unearthing these discoveries. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. Explore the potential of medical research. In upcoming years, important discoveries will be made in the health sciences. Take part in unearthing these discoveries. Get the methodological, theoretical, and statistical foundation you need to design and carry out your own practical research - and publish your results. Work in the stimulating environment of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES). Attend lectures by prominent scientists. Choose your own specialization, and do cutting-edge research with the support of a personal tutor. Learn state-of-the-art research methods, and how to study the literature on an issue, analyze data, and publish in high-impact journals. NIHES, at the Erasmus Medical Center, is a top ranked institution with a strong international dimension. Let us be your springboard to a career in international research, public health, health policy, health economics, clinical medicine, or pharmaceutical research. The Master of Science in Health Sciences - Epidemiology programme focuses on training students who are well educated in research methodology. The programme provides you with a solid theoretical, methodological and statistical basis for designing and implementing a research project and will teach you how to best publish the results of your research project. Your individual research project will be supervised by leading professors and senior researchers, with the objective of delivering a high quality scientific research paper. Learn about: life course epidemiology, causal inference in observational studies, biological risk factors of major diseases, effectiveness of treatment regimes, development of frailty among the elderly, and more. This programme will help accelerate your scientific career! Kirtje Ramdas from the Netherlands “It is great that the programmes at NIHES offer a variety of courses from which students are able to choose based on their interests and needs. I definitely recommend the programmes because they enable you to think from different perspectives and are an incredible advantage in your future career.” [-]

M.Sc. in Management & Engineering in Water Resources

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. [+]

+++ 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 a balance of technical, theoretical and practical knowledge in fields like Environmental Analysis, Water Supply, Pipe Construction, Operation and Maintenance, Wastewater Treatment, Groundwater Management, Water Governance, Water and Energy, Flood and Coast Protection, Change Management (climate, demographic, urbanization). [-]

MSc in Plant Biology with an Emphasis in Food Safety and Security

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Israel Tel Aviv

This innovative international program is open to students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. This innovative international program is open to students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security. The program takes place over 18 months (with an additional thesis year option), full time, and is taught in English. The program's curriculum combines academic research with hands-on agricultural experience in the Arava desert, Israel’s largest vegetable exporting region. The program offers students a internship opportunity (built into the program) to gain first-hand experience in advanced desert agriculture throughout their studies. The International MSc Program in Plant Biology provides the students with academic knowledge with leading faculty, opportunities to gain practical skills and the chance to be a part of creating a sustainable future. International MSc Program in Plant Biology The program takes place in collaboration with the Arava International Center for Agriculture Training (AICAT), and the Regional Agricultural Research and Development Center (at the Yair R&D Station). As part of the collaboration, students will have the unique opportunity to study and reside in a local agricultural village (moshav) within the Arava municipality in the desert. This enriching 18-month program consists of 38 credit hours, which also include the research practicum, spread over three semesters. Due to the nature of the program, the curriculum is fixed and students must take all courses listed. The interdisciplinary curriculum offers students a wide understanding of plant biology, from the molecular and cellular level, and up to the organism level, as well as its interaction with its environment. Select excelling students who are interested in writing a thesis may do so after completion of the degree by staying an additional year to conduct research on the Tel Aviv University campus. Admissions The program is designed for graduates of accredited institutions of higher education. Preferred candidates will have completed a B.Sc. in life sciences or related fields with a minimum grade of 80 (or equivalent). Under special circumstances, students with other academic backgrounds will be considered as well. Professional experience in fields related to agriculture is highly advantageous. The participants in this program will be made up of diverse nationalities with varied fields of interest. Our admission policy takes into account the applicant's academic records and recommendations, as well as personal essay and relevant experience. [-]

MSc Sustainable Food Systems – European Joint Degree programme

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 France Lyon

Are you interested in sustainable food production “from farm to fork” and how to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way? Do you want to study in an international context? Then the European MSc programme Sustainable Food Systems is the right choice for you! [+]

Are you interested in sustainable food production “from farm to fork” and how to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way? Do you want to study in an international context? Then the European MSc programme Sustainable Food Systems is the right choice for you! The food sector faces new challenges towards greater sustainability, including food quality and safety, public health, working conditions, environmental impacts. Markets’ globalization also impacts the future jobs in this sector and leads to a greater internationalization of the food companies and organizations. The future managers of the food sector will have to deal with these challenges, contributing to the development and implementation of sustainable food processes and related activities, and to the development of environmentally and socially responsible organizations. They must also have the abilities to integrate in international and multicultural environments. The European MSc Sustainable Food Systems is jointly offered: by a European consortium gathering around ISARA-Lyon (France), renown universities in Belgium (Ghent University), Denmark (Aarhus University), Germany (University of Kassel and Hochschule Fulda) and Romania (University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca) in close collaboration with a network of food companies and organizations of the participating countries in order to guarantee the coherence of students' skills and attitudes with employers' expectations, to secure the employability of the future graduates with the support of the European Union Career Profile: There is a high demand for qualified professionals who are able to deal with challenges of sustainability and know how to integrate and implement sustainability in the food chain. With the MSc Sustainable Food Systems, you will have very flexible career opportunities in the food sector, both nationally and internationally. You will be a strong candidate for management positions in food industries, SMEs or other organizations acting in the food sector. Typical job opportunities will be project managers, or managing positions within the fields of: Supply chain Food production and processes Food quality and safety Sustainable development Food system innovation Partner universities: ISARA-Lyon (France) Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Germany) University of Kassel (Germany) Ghent University (Belgium) University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) Aarhus University (Denmark) [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology (Awarded by Northumbria University, UK)

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 Singapore

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda... [+]

MSc Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences. Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda. The main focus of the course will be on Molecular biotechnology. Molecular biology, (molecular) Genetics and Bioinformatics form the ‘backbone’ of biotechnology, and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules. A thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal. You will study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, you will consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances. This course will give you access to a field of study which will have a major impact in the future of science. It is specifically designed to expand your knowledge and insight in the science underpinning biotechnological principles. In addition, it will help you to apply knowledge and skills in addressing specific biotechnological problems in the fields of medical, industrial, microbial and plant biotechnology. The course will enhance your career opportunities in the biotechnological industries, enabling you to take full advantage of opportunities that will ensue from the expansion of this area and/or prepare you for further academic research. Methods of Assessement Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module’s objectives. Career Opporturnities Career Opportunities in specialised areas include: Pharmaceutical Industry Medical Laboratories Research and Development Veterinary Industry Agricultural Industry Biomedical Engineering Food and Beverage Industry Product Manufacturing and Production Bioinformatics Educational Institutions Module Descriptions Graduate Science Research Methods (CORE, 20 Credits) Bioinformatics (CORE, 20 Credits) Molecular Biology (CORE, 20 Credits) Industrial Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits) Medical Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits) Plant Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits) MSc Molecular and Cellular Science Project (CORE, 60 Credits) Entry Requirements Applicants must be of age 21 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements: A minimum of a recongnised lower second class Honours degree (2:2) in a science-based or an equivalent qualification which includes experience in genetics, molecular biology and/or their relevant areas. Those with other appropriate qualifications may seek admission onto the programme on a case-by-case basis. English Language Requirements English Language Requirements Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for entry onto this programme. Candidates who completed the first degree from a recognised institution (where programmes are taught and assessed in English) are normally regarded as demonstrating the required English proficiency. All decisions regarding acceptance of candidates to the course will be made by Northumbria University [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences

Chicago State University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

The Department of Biological Sciences offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science degree. The selection of specialties, called tracks, available in the program provides an opportunity for continuing education in biology beyond the bachelor's degree for teachers, technicians, future Ph.D. candidates, and persons in the allied health professions, medical and other related fields. [+]

The Department of Biological Sciences offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science degree. The selection of specialties, called tracks, available in the program provides an opportunity for continuing education in biology beyond the bachelor's degree for teachers, technicians, future Ph.D. candidates, and persons in the allied health professions, medical and other related fields. Departmental Requirements for Admission Fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Completion of a minimum of fifteen hours in the biological sciences with a minimum average of B (3.0). Applicants with less than a B average may be considered for conditional admission on a three-course basis. Tracks of Study Students may choose from one of four tracks of study for the Master's Degree in Biological Sciences: Microbial/Molecular Track; Applied Physiology Track; Environmental Biology Track; and Chemical Biology Track. Each track consists of a defined set of lecture and laboratory courses that will enable the student to receive a structured graduate-level education by focusing on a particular area of biology. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,926.00 - $6,248.00 [-]

MSc Food Safety

Wageningen University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Netherlands Wageningen

The MSc programme Food Safety focuses on the technical aspects, as well as on the legal aspects of food safety and integrates these in Food Safety Management. [+]

The MSc programme Food Safety focuses on the technical aspects, as well as on the legal aspects of food safety and integrates these in Food Safety Management. The Food Safety programme of Wageningen University was the first MSc in Food Safety worldwide. The programme is unique, with a highly integrated approach to the field of food safety.

Programme summary

Wageningen University is one of the few universities in Europe able to offer education and research in all fields of food safety. This does not only include technical disciplines such as microbiology and toxicology, but also the legal, economic and communication aspects. The Food Safety programme at Wageningen University is one of the most modern and innovative in the world. Started in 2000 as the first of its kind, it is still the only two-year, full-time Master Food Safety programme offered in Europe and the only programme offering Food Safety Law. The programme prepares graduates for careers in the food industry, government or consumer organisations; the three key players in international food safety management. ... [-]