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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. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Denmark

MSc Eng graduates in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling are educated in the interface between pathology, pharmacology, and mathematical modeling. The world needs gradu ... +

MSc Eng graduates in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling are educated in the interface between pathology, pharmacology, and mathematical modeling. The world needs graduates with extensive knowledge of pathology, mechanisms, and treatment of disease, and handling of quantitative biological data to make mathematical models that improve our understanding of complex diseases and their prevention or treatment. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 

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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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
19 Jan 2022
Campus
 
HSE University
Moscow, Russia +1 More

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuro-modeling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cogniti ... +

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuro-modeling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition, or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
10 Aug 2021
Campus
 
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). -
MSc
Full-time
24 months
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Gibraltar
Gibraltar

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You wi ... +

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You will cover specialist subject areas and gain the skills required to tackle the complex issues associated with the sustainable development of marine ecosystems. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Ecology and evolutionary biology offer a perspective on biology from the level of genes to communities of species. In the Master's programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biolog ... +

Ecology and evolutionary biology offer a perspective on biology from the level of genes to communities of species. In the Master's programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, you become familiar with a wide variety of topics in three areas: ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation biology. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
05 Jan 2022
Campus
 
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 biological disciplines. This ... +

The Master of Science program (Biological Sciences major) offers students the opportunity to receive focused, advanced training in a wide range of biological 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. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

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

As part of your two-year Master’s programme in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The programme offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge information in this rapidly developing field. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

Specialise in of our graduation options: Ecology & Biodiversity | Molecular & Cellular Life Sciences | Herpetology | Human Ecology | Tropical Biodiversity & Ecosys ... +

Specialise in of our graduation options: Ecology & Biodiversity | Molecular & Cellular Life Sciences | Herpetology | Human Ecology | Tropical Biodiversity & Ecosystems. While maintaining a multidisciplinary scope thanks to the broad range of electives at VUB. Learn beyond the classroom on our annual field course. And experience a fascinating international environment where you can exchange ideas that will contribute to your personal growth. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
20 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Nice, France

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 scient ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

A joint programme between the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (IMCSB) and the School of Chemistry (SoC). It will provide advanced training in the areas of syn ... +

A joint programme between the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (IMCSB) and the School of Chemistry (SoC). It will provide advanced training in the areas of synthetic chemistry, biologically active molecules, and detailed knowledge of the biophysical characterisation techniques that can be used to examine these systems. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus