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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… Read more

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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University of West Alabama Online
Livingston, USA

Learn the best conservation practices to maintain biodiversity and natural ecosystems through the University of West Alabama's online Master of Science in Conservation Biology ... +

Learn the best conservation practices to maintain biodiversity and natural ecosystems through the University of West Alabama's online Master of Science in Conservation Biology. The fully online degree will prepare you to advance your career opportunities at various agencies and organizations. Learn more today. -
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Part-time
English
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Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

Students participate in intensive advanced and high-level courses in the different fields of biology, which are the most relevant for their specialization, to make them inform ... +

Students participate in intensive advanced and high-level courses in the different fields of biology, which are the most relevant for their specialization, to make them informed about the recent developments and frontline problems. Some 60 % of the time is practical hours (spent on laboratory/field practice and on research) ensuring knowledge of state-of-the-art methods. The curriculum is assembled from intensive advanced level courses on the theoretical aspects of selected disciplines and special seminar series on problems in a narrower field of science. -
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2 years
English
Sep 2022
31 May 2022
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University of Turku
Turku, Finland

Thanks to Darwin, we know the process of evolution has shaped the bewildering variation we see around us. Through this Master's Degree programme students will acquire an expli ... +

Thanks to Darwin, we know the process of evolution has shaped the bewildering variation we see around us. Through this Master's Degree programme students will acquire an explicit evolutionary biological perspective in the study of nature, thereby increasing capacity for understanding patterns and processes, on scales varying from the cellular to the ecosystem level. -
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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MSc in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (Research) offers integrated teaching by top researchers from three faculties in small groups, and students collaborate in st ... +

The MSc in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (Research) offers integrated teaching by top researchers from three faculties in small groups, and students collaborate in stable cohorts during the 2 years. We also provide excellent research facilities including University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), NeuroImaging Center, and Center for Life Sciences. More than 75% of our students enroll in Ph.D. projects after graduation, and our program was awarded the 'Top Rated Program' label (Keuzegids Masters 2017). -
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2 years
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
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University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen ... +

Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breath. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibres, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. Plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things at molecular, physiological and functional levels and how can we profit from understanding that? When you have graduated from the Master’s Programme in Integrative Plant Sciences you will have the current answers, based on cutting-edge research by our scientists, to these big questions, and more. -
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Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Master of Science program (Biological Sciences major) offers students the opportunity to receive focused, advanced training in a wide range of biology disciplines. This is ... +

The Master of Science program (Biological Sciences major) offers students the opportunity to receive focused, advanced training in a wide range of biology disciplines. This is a research-oriented program that culminates in students earning their master’s degree by completing a minimum of two courses and writing a thesis. -
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Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2022
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Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

For good animal welfare and husbandry, an understanding of animal behavior and biology from an applied perspective is important. If you are interested in the well-being of ani ... +

For good animal welfare and husbandry, an understanding of animal behavior and biology from an applied perspective is important. If you are interested in the well-being of animals and want to preserve biodiversity, this program is for you. -
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4 semesters
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Leiden University
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The MSc Biology programme is a collaboration between the Institute of Biology Leiden, Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the Institute of Environmental Sciences, resulting in a ... +

The MSc Biology programme is a collaboration between the Institute of Biology Leiden, Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the Institute of Environmental Sciences, resulting in a broad and diverse scope. -
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2 years
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Ulster University Online
Belfast, United Kingdom

This MSc is aimed at professionals already working in Biomedical Science or a related healthcare discipline. The two-year online course is led by a research-active team with y ... +

This MSc is aimed at professionals already working in Biomedical Science or a related healthcare discipline. The two-year online course is led by a research-active team with years of hands-on experience and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the leading body for those working in the field. Students will acquire practical skills and advanced subject knowledge. They will learn to reflect critically on current practice and the latest developments in their chosen specialism. They will explore ethical issues and policy frameworks as they develop a flexible approach to problem-solving in their chosen specialism. Ranked in the Top Five UK universities for Biomedical Science Research Power, the faculty recorded an unprecedented 100% 4* (world-leading) score for its Research Environment (REF 2014). Ulster’s Biomedical Science MSc was the first online distance learning course of its kind and continues to offer a programme that is globally relevant. The School has over 20 years of experience delivering a range of postgraduate online courses, with links to a number of international universities and industrial partners. -
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2 years
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University of Szeged
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The first year of the 4-semester-long programme consists of lectures, seminars and practical training in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, i ... +

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. -
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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

This is an education for students interested in evolutionary and ecological processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations of animals. At the Department of Biolo ... +

This is an education for students interested in evolutionary and ecological processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations of animals. At the Department of Biology, you will meet teachers who are also researchers in our excellent scientific environment. The research areas stretch from disease resistance in natural populations, host-parasite interactions, diversification dynamics of life throughout evolutionary history, how birds and other animals have adapted to migrate and navigate, evolutionary processes that generate biodiversity, to physiological and ecological mechanisms affecting the balance between reproduction and survival. The programme provides a solid ground for PhD studies but also for employment within consultancy and the public sector. -
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2 years
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Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

As part of your two-year Master’s program in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human interventio ... +

As part of your two-year Master’s program in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The program offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge information in this rapidly developing field. -
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2 years
English
Sep 2022
01 Jun 2022
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University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Our Aquatic Pathobiology postgraduate degree gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. ... +

Our Aquatic Pathobiology postgraduate degree gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. You’ll study at the Institute of Aquaculture, one of the top institutions in this field. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students. This Masters in Aquatic Pathobiology has been taught at the Institute for almost 40 years and is the only postgraduate degree of its kind in the world. -
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12 months
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Broward International University
Davie, USA

The Master of Science in Virtual Education with a concentration in Neuroscience presents a framework for understanding how people absorb and retain new information and integra ... +

The Master of Science in Virtual Education with a concentration in Neuroscience presents a framework for understanding how people absorb and retain new information and integrate knowledge from neuroscience and education. In addition to presenting the impact of ICT in education and new virtual methodologies, the program is designed to provide an overview of the basic concepts of how the human brain works. Students will assess the feasibility of using this neuroscience knowledge to address key issues in education. -
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18 months
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Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central to the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology.

How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central to the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology. -
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