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