MScs in Biology

Compare 103 Masters of Science in Biology

Biology

Masters degrees are postgraduate degrees that allow degree-seekers to pursue a more highly specialized field of study. Masters degrees are ideal for career-oriented individuals who are looking to advance in a field they are already a part of or who have a very clear idea what kind of job they are looking for when they leave school and enter the working world.

The answer to the question, what is an MSc in Biology, lies in understanding how education in the biological sciences is structured. At many institutions, Masters degrees are further specialized into Plant Biology, Animal Biology, Molecular Biology, and other related fields. The degree program is made up of lectures, lab work, and independent research projects.

An MSc in Biology allows a higher degree of specialization than an undergraduate degree in any of the natural science fields. In addition, many institutions have labs and facilities that are only available to students perusing their post graduate degrees, so Masters students have access to more equipment.

The cost of an MSc in Biology varies between institutions. The degree usually takes two years of full-time study to complete, however, so the cost of tuition should be planned accordingly.

Students who pursue an MSc in Biology often choose a career in research or teaching. Many also go on to earn a doctoral degree in the same field, which is often required for positions at top labs and schools in the United States and around the world.

There are a number of reasons to consider pursuing an MSc in Biology online. Online classes allow students to study according to their own schedule so they are ideal for working professionals or other busy individuals. It is also ideal for people in remote areas that are not convenient to classrooms.

 

Many fine schools around the world offer Masters degrees in Biology. 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 Science in Biology

Ghent University - Faculty of Sciences
Campus 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The Master in Biology has a far-reaching influence on numerous areas within science and society. The research domain of biology itself is very broad and covers the complete spectrum of the diversity of the formation of life and the different organization levels of life, ranging from a cell to the ecosystem and biosphere level. [+]

Course content

The research domain of biology is very broad, basically covering the full spectrum of the origin and diversity of life and its different levels of biological organization, ranging from cells to ecosystems and the biosphere.Actual topics and challenges such as the conservation of threatened species, global change, sustainable use of natural resources, cloning of organisms, infectious diseases and medical progress find their roots in biology.

Biology also forms a source for numerous conceptual innovations that lead towards new disciplines such as the molecular biology and biotechnology.

Thanks to the interactions with other scientific disciplines such as chemistry, geology, geography and physics, biology forms an exciting study domain that is constantly in evolution and of which the development goes hand in hand with broad developments and challenges within society.... [-]


MSc in Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Hungary Debrecen

This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. [+]

The water management is an extremely increasingly complex challenge and it has policy priority facing global society. Unprecedented climate, economic, technological and demographic change require a new generation of dedicated professionals who are committed to and trained in the interdisciplinary nature of water science and management. This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health.... [-]


Master in Integrated Systems Biology

University of Luxembourg Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Luxembourg Luxembourg City

This Master programme enables students to acquire deeper knowledge in biosciences taking into account new computational and high-throughput experimental technologies. This involves the handling of large amounts of data and thus bioinformatics and network analysis are essential elements in this modern education in biosciences. [+]

Objectives

This Master programme enables students to acquire deeper knowledge in biosciences taking into account new computational and high-throughput experimental technologies. This involves the handling of large amounts of data and thus bioinformatics and network analysis are essential elements in this modern education in biosciences.

What is Systems Biology?

Systems Biology (an extension of Biochemistry and Physiology) wants to understand and model systems: individual cells, organs and whole organisms on the basis of their constituting molecules. It integrates established disciplines in Biosciences and renovates them for the challenges of the future.

Aims of the programme

The Master of Systems Biology combines theoretical and practical education: at least 1,450 hours of practical work in computer labs and wet labs within the University’s Life Sciences Research Unit or in partner institutions (Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST), and the IGBMC in Strasbourg). At the end of the programme, students will be able:... [-]


MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway As

The program supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the global image of European higher education. [+]

What can you use this qualification for? Highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of animal breeding and genetics are needed. The program is highly relevant for students who wish to work in organizations focused in the field of sustainable animal breeding. What will you learn?

You will bridge the gap between quantitative and molecular genetics which are needed competence in the future. You can compose your own study plan with several courses in quantitative and molecular genetics. Some recommended courses are Molecular Biology, Models and Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Genome Analysis - Methodology, Molecular Genomics, Animal Breeding Plans, Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management.... [-]


MSc in Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 France Nice

To grow the next generation of scientists in plant protection BOOST meets requirements in eco-friendly plant production technologies by producing the next generation of scientists and professionals in plant health. Implementation of eco-friendly plant production technologies, minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment, is a major challenge worldwide. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors producing or using plants: agriculture, agri-food, cosmetics, Pharmaceutics. [+]

To grow the next generation of scientists in plant protection BOOST meets requirements in eco-friendly plant production technologies by producing the next generation of scientists and professionals in plant health. Degree: Master of Science (MSc) FI (initial training)/FC (executive training)/FP (continued training) Duration: 2 years Location: Sophia Antipolis/Institut Sophia Agrobiotech Language: English

Implementation of eco-friendly plant production technologies, minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment, is a major challenge worldwide. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors producing or using plants: agriculture, agri-food, cosmetics, Pharmaceutics.

Objectives Track taught in English Immersion of students within internationally recognized laboratories and R&D centers. Built-in interdisciplinarity Customizable training thanks to mentored professional teamwork projects and internships. ... [-]

Master in Biology (MSc)

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Warrensburg

The Biology Master’s Program will prepare you for a job in the public or private sector, as well as continuing on to a Ph.D. program. Graduate students will design and implement research projects to provide solutions to real-life situations under the guidance of a faculty member in their area of specialty. [+]

Graduate Studies in Biology

The Biology Master’s Program will prepare you for a job in the public or private sector, as well as continuing on to a Ph.D. program. Graduate students will design and implement research projects to provide solutions to real-life situations under the guidance of a faculty member in their area of specialty. We will work with you to customize your research project and coursework to match your interests and establish skills that will fuel your career aspirations. Graduate Assistant (teaching) positions are available and provide support in the form of a tuition waiver and stipend, and help our MS students build the soft-skills required in every profession. Graduate Assistant (research) positions provide the same support and are available to students working with faculty on externally funded projects.... [-]


Master in Biology (M.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Puerto Rico Bayamón

The Master of Science Degree in Biology offers two specializations: Molecular Biotechnology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences. The emphasis of these programs is to present an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on scientific reasoning to prepare students for work in the field of Biology dealing with the molecular aspects of biotechnology, ecology or the environmental sciences. [+]

The Master of Science Degree in Biology offers two specializations: Molecular Biotechnology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences. The emphasis of these programs is to present an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on scientific reasoning to prepare students for work in the field of Biology dealing with the molecular aspects of biotechnology, ecology or the environmental sciences.

Graduates of this program will be able to emit technical and scientific judgments related to their area of specialization and to general aspects of Biology. They will obtain experience in the use and application of available technologies to understand and to answer questions of a scientific nature. The program reinforces ethical aspects of research and promotes the development of an integral knowledge of biological sciences in which the student’s specialization is based.... [-]


Master of Science in Systematic Biology and Ecology

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

Master studies of Systematic Biology and Ecology follows the Bachelor degree program. Students are educated also in other biological disciplines close to this specialization, which will prove to be very useful for successful transfer of their knowledge into practice. [+]

Students of Systematic Biology and Ecology are continuously educated, for example, in the entomology, hydrobiology, behavioral ecology, acarology, bryology, mineralogy and paleontology, parasitology, ornithology, biotechnology or dynamics and management of forest ecosystems.

The staff and students, who actively participate in the research from the beginning of their studies, are all engaged in various research projects exploring the ecological and biological issues of the region Eastern Bohemia. The main research interests of the academic staff include botanical research, mostly in protected areas, physiology of plants, entomology, parasitology, zoology of chordates, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, agrochemistry, geomorphology or geo-dendrology.... [-]


Master of Science in Biological Sciences

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA San Luis Obispo

This degree program is designed to prepare students for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree, including careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate work at other institutions. A research thesis is required. [+]

About the Program

The Master of Science in Biological Sciences program is designed to prepare students for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree, including careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate work at other institutions. A research thesis is required.

The Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly takes Learn by Doing seriously. Over three-fourths of our courses include a lab section. That means our students spend most of their time out in the field collecting data or in the lab running experiments on modern equipment – not sitting at desks.... [-]


Biology (MSc)

University of Szeged
Campus 4 semesters September 2019 Hungary Szeged

The first year of the 4-semester-long programme consists of lectures, seminars and practical training in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. [+]

About the Program

The programme provides our students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum to help them succeed in their post-academic and professional endeavors. The first year of the 4-semester-long programme consists of lectures, seminars and practical training in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. Both the basic and the applied/ industrial science aspects of these disciplines will be studied extensively. In the second year, students will have several laboratory courses in different aspects of molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, microbiology and plant biology. Graduates of the Faculty usually choose their careers in research laboratories, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, environmental agencies, and pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical industries. Successful graduates can also continue their studies and research by applying for our international Biology Ph.D. programme at the University of Szeged.... [-]


Master in Systems Biology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you! This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology. [+]

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you!

Systems Biology will become the mainstream in biological sciences this century. It can be used to systematically gather knowledge at all levels, from molecules to entire ecosystems and its integration into quantitative (computer) models. These models make an accurate simulation of biological processes possible.

This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology.... [-]


MSc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neurocomputational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience. [+]

Understanding the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour is one of the main challenges the scientific community is currently facing. Which neural processes underlie “free” decisions, the formation of new memories, the emergence of conscious experience? Computational cognitive neuroscience is a young and exciting discipline that tackles these long-standing research questions by integrating computer modelling with experimental research.

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neurocomputational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience.Its core topics include theory and practice of biologically constrained models of neurons, cortical circuits, and higher cognitive functions (memory, decision making, language), and fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience (brain mechanisms and structures underlying cognition and behaviour, as well as modern neuroimaging and data analysis techniques). The programme is suitable for students from a variety of disciplines (including psychology, computing, neuroscience, engineering, biology, maths, physics, or related subjects), and students with no prior programming experience are welcome. Thanks to the highly multidisciplinary and cutting-edge nature of the programme, graduates of this Masters will acquire a unique set of complementary skills that will make them extremely competitive in securing research or analyst positions in both academia and industry.... [-]


Biology

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Boston

The Master of Science in Biology degree allows students to develop critical skills and pursue research in diverse areas of biology including the fields of biochemistry, biological oceanography, botany, cellular and molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, and zoology. [+]

Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences provides training and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of biological disciplines. On any given day, Biological Sciences faculty and their students may be diving on a coral reef in the Florida Keys, cruising through the Everglades on an airboat, hiking through a tropical rainforest, or breaking new ground in the laboratory.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is rigorous and provides a background in critical thinking, research, and communications skills.

Undergraduate models

Our undergraduate majors have successfully entered careers in the life sciences in public, private and non-profit organizations.... [-]


Biology (MS)

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus September 2019 USA Newark

The Master of Science in Biology is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge of both plant and animal biology and microbiology. The program requires successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits of graduate-level courses. Students are expected to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 and are required to complete a minimum of one 3-credit course in four of the following five core areas: [+]

Overview

The Master of Science in Biology is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge of both plant and animal biology and microbiology. The program requires successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits of graduate-level courses. Students are expected to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 and are required to complete a minimum of one 3-credit course in four of the following five core areas:

Cell Biology/Biochemistry Molecular Biology Computational Biology Ecology/Evolution Plant Biology ·

A partial list of course offerings in each of these areas can be found below. To complete the degree requirements, students must either complete a thesis based on laboratory or library research.·... [-]


MS in Biological Sciences

University of Memphis
Campus January 2019 USA Memphis

The Department of Biological Sciences emphasizes the integrative nature of the biological sciences, focusing on research programs that unite three major foci: evolution/ecology, physiology, and biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Faculty research programs reflect the interdisciplinary strength of our department. Recent faculty hires, support our rich tradition of research training in the traditional fundamental biological disciplines while providing specializations fostering interdisciplinary relationships. [+]

MSc Degrees in Biology. About Biological Sciences The Department of Biological Sciences emphasizes the integrative nature of the biological sciences, focusing on research programs that unite three major foci: evolution/ecology, physiology, and biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Faculty research programs reflect the interdisciplinary strength of our department. Recent faculty hires, support our rich tradition of research training in the traditional fundamental biological disciplines while providing specializations fostering interdisciplinary relationships. What is the curriculum? Thesis A minimum of 30 semester hours is required beyond the baccalaureate degree, of which 21 must be at the 7000 level. A grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained. Students will take courses such as Orientation Grad Study (source of literature in field of biology, data presentation, graphic techniques, and manuscript preparation), College Biology Teaching (teaching of laboratory sections of existing undergraduate courses in the biological sciences), Thesis Proposal (preparation of a thesis project proposal in a grant format and an oral defense), Seminar in Biology (presentations of topics in biology), and Thesis. Attendance at departmental seminars is mandatory. Non-Thesis A minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate courses is required, of which 26 must be at the 7000 level. The total number of semester hours required for graduation will be determined by the student’s advisory committee based on academic background. Students will take courses such as Orientation Grad Study (source of literature in field of biology, data presentation, graphic techniques, and manuscript preparation), Life Sciences Biom I (introduction and application to aspects of the... [-]