Master of Science (MSc) in Biology in Belgium

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Msc stands for Master of Science. It is a postgraduate educational master's degree given by universities in a wide number of nations. The degree is typically studied for in the sciences and occasionally in the social sciences.

Learning more about the biological aspects of the human body can be the basis for further study in pharmacology or in medical school. For those who want to teach science, a biology education can be combined with training to earn a teaching credential.

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Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

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

The two-year program Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes) – organized jointly by Ghent University, University of Antwerp and Vrij Universiteit Brussel – addresses students with a background in sciences. It provides students a strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares them for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. [+]

Bodies of water, including oceans, large lakes, seas and estuaries, make up the largest part of the earth’s surface. Well above 70% of the earth’s surface consists of water, which is essential for all life. Humans extract both directly and indirectly a major part of their food from the seas, photosynthesis in the oceans is responsible for approximately half of the global oxygen production, the oceans continue to yield unknown life forms at an astonishing rate. In spite of the importance of the water bodies of this earth, much of them remains unknown. Course content

The two-year program Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes) addresses students with a background in sciences. Oceans & Lakes is an interuniversity program jointly offered by Ghent University, University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It provides students with a strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares them for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems.... [-]


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. [+]

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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.... [-]


International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources

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

The International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master’s program organized by ten leading European universities in the field of marine sciences; Ghent University (BE), Sorbonne Université (FR), University of the Algarve (PT), University of Oviedo (ES), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (IE), University of the Basque Country (ES), Polytechnic University of Marche (IT), University of Bergen (NO) and Université de Bretagne Occidentale (FR), Université Côte d'Azur (FR). It is supported by fourteen Marine Research Institutes belonging to the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC). [+]

Course content

The International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master’s program organized by ten leading European universities in the field of marine sciences; Ghent University (BE), Sorbonne Université (FR), University of the Algarve (PT), University of Oviedo (ES), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (IE), University of the Basque Country (ES), Polytechnic University of Marche (IT), University of Bergen (NO) and Université de Bretagne Occidentale (FR), Université Côte d'Azur (FR). It is supported by fourteen Marine Research Institutes belonging to the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC).

Course structure

IMBRSea is a two-year, 120 ECTS study program that starts with the first semester of courses within the fundamental modules in which students gain the core competencies required for starting any of the five specialization tracks of the program. This first semester is offered by Ghent University, University of the Algarve, Université de Bretagne Occidentale and University of Oviedo. During the second and the third semester, the students follow two thematic modules, leading to one of the five specialization tracks are defined according to the EU Horizon2020 Blue Growth innovation challenges.... [-]


Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Brussels

The interuniversity master’s programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in playing a key role in high quality scientific marine research providing advice in marine management based on sound scientific knowledge becoming critically minded, problem-solving and communicative scientists... [-]


Master in Biology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Brussels

This unique programme offers various specializations. Students can choose from 1. Ecology and Biodiversity, 2. Molecular & Cellular Life Sciences, 3. Herpetology, 4. Human Ecology and 5. Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

At the VUB, we offer a strong, research-focused and thesis-based Master programme in which graduate students interact closely with their teachers and supervisors from the first day of their entry. In addition, being located in the heart of Europe, Belgium ensures the proximity of academic and medical institutions, biotechnological know-how, and government agencies to offer the ideal intellectual and career environment.

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The programme includes the following profiles students can choose from:

Ecology and Biodiversity Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences Herpetology Human Ecology Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems

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Master of Biology: Global Change Biology (M.Sc.)

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

Acquire insight into the drivers of global change and its consequences at all levels of biological organization, from molecules over cells, individual organisms and populations to communities and ecosystems. Participate in state-of-the-art research performed at the internationally renowned Department of Biology. [+]

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The Master's programme in Biology with a specialization in Global Change Biology helps you to acquire a thorough insight into the complex causes and consequences of global change. You will learn how climate change, global alterations of land use, disrupted water- and biogeochemical cycles, pollution, biological invasions and loss of biodiversity are threatening the viability of our planet, for us humans, and many organisms in natural ecosystems. During the preparation of your Master's thesis, you will be exposed to high-level research environments in the department. Through interactions with professors, Ph.D. students, and staff members, you will develop the skills and competence required to research the phenomenon of global change and to help mitigate its effects.... [-]