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After completing the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, some students elect to pursue a Master of Science, or MSc. These programs provide students with in-depth topic exploration, and usually can be completed in fewer than two years.

What is an MSc in General Studies? This type of postgraduate degree program is usually highly customizable and allows students to focus on a specific concentration tailored to meet both their academic and career needs. Although course offerings vary from institution to institution, science-related topics such as botany, engineering, chemistry, statistics, mathematics, computer science and manufacturing are common concentrations. Courses are often structured in a manner that requires students to employ both expert research skills and practical application of learned material. Most programs require that students generate a thesis, formulate a dissertation or develop a research project at the end of a course of study.

The process of earning an MSc in General Studies can cultivate skills that prove to be valuable professionally and personally. Aside from an improved ability to multitask and refined communication skills, these programs also develop students’ aptitude for research.

Factors such as institution location and program duration influence the cost of pursuing an MSc degree. Prospective students need to contact an institution directly to determine specific enrollment costs.

Attaining an MSc in General Studies can expand a graduate’s career opportunities. This type of degree program prepares students to fill positions in industries in both the public and private sectors. Depending on a student’s concentration, he or she may be qualified to occupy mid to high-level positions such as general operations manager, public relations consultant, research and development director and IT manager, all of which utilize the research and science knowledge of an MSc to solve a broad range of problems.

Institutions worldwide offer MSc in General Studies programs. To get started, 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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14 Results in General Studies

University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity

Our dedicated Master's programme in Science and Religion is highly distinctive in European universities. It aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at ... [+]

About the programme

The relationship between Science and Religion is one of the foremost intellectual debates of our day. It is impossible not to hold an opinion on it.

Our dedicated Master's programme in Science and Religion is highly distinctive in European universities. It aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at it from scientific, philosophical, historical, ethical and theological perspectives.

As such, it can be approached from a variety of disciplines, and we welcome prospective students with a good first degree in a core science subject (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology) or a core humanities subject (e.g. philosophy, history, religious studies, or theology).... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Universiti Utara Malaysia

The Master of Science (Decision Science) program is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians, and others involved in decision-making proc ... [+]

Master of Science (Decision Science)

The Master of Science (Decision Science) program is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians, and others involved in decision-making processes. Decision Science professionals are relevant in many fields such as manufacturing, marketing, banking, finance, logistics, healthcare, transportation, telecommunication, forestry, military, energy among others.

Master of Science (Information Technology) curriculum

The program is a 40-credit-hour program, consisting of 20-credit-hours of coursework and 20-credit-hours of a dissertation. Students are required to take 6 core courses before they are allowed to write their dissertation. In which they are expected to demonstrate their ability in applying the knowledge gained as well as to enhance their writing and other soft skills.... [-]

Malaysia Alor Setar Kuala Lumpur
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
Missouri State University

The Master of Science in Administrative Studies is a cross-disciplinary program which features enhancement of administrative abilities with areas of emphasis in Applied C ... [+]

Master of Science in Administrative Studies

The Master of Science in Administrative Studies is a cross-disciplinary program which features enhancement of administrative abilities with areas of emphasis in Applied Communication, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Environmental Management, Project Management, and Sports Management. The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are established in careers and are seeking professional growth and advancement within their vocations. The 33-hour program builds upon past work experience and allows participants to expand their knowledge base, abilities, and skills which can lead to enhanced administrative roles within organizations.... [-]

USA Springfield
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
University of St Andrews

The MSc Conservation Studies is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It provides a scientific understanding of data collection and analysis, environmental governa ... [+]

The MSc Conservation Studies is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It provides a scientific understanding of data collection and analysis, environmental governance, and conflicts between conservation and societies.

The MSc Conservation Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to conservation theory and practice. It brings together students and academic staff from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, but with a shared passion for conservation.

Highlights Explore conflicts between different human agencies, engage with conservation policy and governance at different scales (local, national, and international), and consider the relationship between the public, science, and policy. Research ecological case studies and examples from a range of habitats in aquatic and terrestrial systems and gain a scientific understanding of data collection and analysis. An interdisciplinary approach means you can explore a range of methodological approaches to conservation – ecological, economic, historical, etc. Your summer research project can (subject to availability) be undertaken in collaboration with an external organisation involved in conservation practice. ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

You will experience a variety of science communication and public engagement issues and methodologies. In the process, you will develop critical thinking skills and self- ... [+]

Programme description

The field of science communication and public engagement with science is currently enjoying unprecedented growth.

This is driven by a greater need to demonstrate the impact of publicly funded research, the need for research to be valued, increased government scrutiny and a desire for a stronger evidence base for policy.

Many career opportunities are emerging at the interface between scientific research and various public groups.

You will experience a variety of science communication and public engagement issues and methodologies. In the process, you will develop critical thinking skills and self-evaluation skills through reflective practice.

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United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Bradford

The full-time Analytical Sciences MSc and Postgraduate Diploma is a research-focused degree. ... [+]

Overview

The full-time Analytical Sciences MSc and Postgraduate Diploma is a research-focused degree.

You’ll develop the experience and techniques required to be an independent practitioner of modern analytical science, with the skills required for research and by industry.

It delivers core teaching in advanced aspects of analytical chemistry and enables you to explore areas of specialist knowledge through optional modules.

You’ll apply a wide range of analytical techniques and gain invaluable research experience through an extended research project.

Having developed the fundamentals of the analytical sciences, these core techniques are applied to disciplines including:... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

A master’s degree that provides you with flexibility and independence to craft an individual graduate program unique to your interests and career aspirations. ... [+]

Overview

The professional studies masters program enables students to create an individualized plan of study tailored to their personal and professional goals. The degree offers students the opportunity to draw on more than 50 of RIT's graduate programs to gain the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to respond successfully to new and emerging career opportunities.

For example, students interested in integrating sustainability into their career as a facilities manager might combine courses from the sustainability and facility management programs. Educators may be interested in combining courses from the school psychology and secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing programs to improve their knowledge of special learning populations and the social issues students face in today's educational environments. There is a wide range of concentrations that can be created based on each student's professional career aspirations.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Understand how humans perceive and interact with color in this unique program that has limitless applications. ... [+]

Overview

Color science is a fundamental field of science that is dedicated to understanding the creation of colored stimuli, sources of illumination, and ultimately the human perception of color. RIT’s graduate color science degree is designed for students who have a background in physics, chemistry, imaging science, computer science, electrical engineering, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, physiology, or any other discipline that lends itself to the quantitative description of color. At the only university in the nation offering this program of study, you will be exposed to the rich, dynamic field of color science through theory and practical application.

Broadly interdisciplinary, encompassing physics, chemistry, physiology, statistics, computer science, and psychology, the curriculum leads to a master of science degree in color science, educates students using a broad interdisciplinary approach. This is the only graduate program in the country devoted to this discipline and it is designed for students whose undergraduate majors are in physics, chemistry, imaging science, computer science, electrical engineering, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, physiology, or any discipline pertaining to the quantitative description of color.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Public policy theories are paired with engineering, science, and technology to prepare graduates to make significant contributions to the formation of effective policy in ... [+]

Overview

The MS degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy enables students to work at the intersection of engineering, science, technology, and public policy. The program builds on RIT’s strengths as a technological university, enabling students to interact with faculty and researchers who are working on scientific developments and technological innovations that drive new public policy considerations. The public policy master is interdisciplinary and draws significantly from disciplines and courses throughout RIT. It is geared toward producing graduates who will make significant contributions in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

All students in the MS degree in science, technology, and public policy take a set of policy core courses that emphasize analysis, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary approaches. Students work with an adviser to choose electives that focus their policy studies in a particular area, such as environmental policy, climate change policy, health care policy, STEM education policy, telecommunications policy, or energy policy. Typical students include those with science or engineering backgrounds seeking to broaden their career opportunities in government or business settings, as well as those with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts (e.g., economics) who are interested in science, technology, and policy issues. Full-time students can typically finish the program in one to two years. The program prides itself on working one-on-one with students to ensure that their educational needs and academic goals are attained.... [-]

USA Rochester
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The University of Waikato

The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence and can be tailored to suit your needs. You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mi ... [+]

Master of Science

The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence and can be tailored to suit your needs. You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mix of research and taught papers are customised to suit your interests and goals.

The Master of Science (MSc) normally takes 12-18 months of full-time study to complete. The degree requires 180 points, which is made up of 90 points in taught papers and a 90-point thesis (research project). This balance of theses to taught papers may be changed subject to permission from the graduate coordinator in your chosen discipline.

Study an MSc at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts will also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
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Full-time
12 - 18 months
Campus
Victoria University of Wellington

Get a degree that's recognized worldwide and contribute to knowledge in your field. A Master of Science (MSc) will develop your technical, laboratory and academic writing ... [+]

Overview

Get a degree that's recognized worldwide and contribute to knowledge in your field. A Master of Science (MSc) will develop your technical, laboratory and academic writing skills to prepare you for a career in science.

The MSc will take you between two and two and half years of full-time study or up to four years part-time. In the first year of your MSc, you'll take several courses related to your specialist subject area. Next, you'll carry out in-depth supervised research for 12–15 months and write a thesis. During your studies, you might also author publications for peer-reviewed journals.

To do an MSc you'll need a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field, with an average grade of B+ or higher in your subject area. You may also be able to qualify for entry if you have appropriate work or other experience.... [-]

New Zealand Wellington
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Full-time
Part-time
16 - 32 months
Campus
Montana Tech

The Interdisciplinary Master of Science program (IMS) requires students to work with faculty to design a graduate curriculum tailored to their unique academic, creative a ... [+]

The Interdisciplinary Master of Science program (IMS) requires students to work with faculty to design a graduate curriculum tailored to their unique academic, creative and professional objectives. The program is available to both engineering and science graduate students. The IMS program offers a non-thesis option (37 credits) and a thesis option (31 credits). The non-thesis option will typically be available to only those students who can document a history of written and oral publications and presentations. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required.

Applicants to the IMS program should follow the instructions for applying to the Montana Tech Graduate School, using the IMS application. Because of the unusual nature of this degree program, the IMS has several additional admission and program conditions.... [-]

USA Butte
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Whether you plan to pursue a career in industry or academia, our MRes Life Sciences programme sets you up for success. Our graduates go on to study PhDs, take positions a ... [+]

Through cutting-edge research, experimentation and testing, GCU is searching for answers to some of the most pressing questions in the fields of biological, food and vision sciences. And in our Master of Research Life Sciences programme – you can help us find them.

As part of our thriving and diverse research community, you’ll undertake a focused, hands-on project with the full support of our internationally recognised staff. We’ll start with training in methodology, including studies in statistics and project planning. Then, with the help of our highly experienced research supervisors, you’ll choose a project relevant to a current area of study at GCU – and get real-world experience with newly-developed technologies to help you test your hypotheses. Plus, you’ll have access to lectures on subjects that underpin and support your work.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
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Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Sussex Business School

Gain a solid foundation in the language, logic, and tools of policy formulation and analysis. You'll investigate specific science and technology issues arising from publi ... [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time Start date: September 2019 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Gain a solid foundation in the language, logic, and tools of policy formulation and analysis. You'll investigate specific science and technology issues arising from public policy, industrial innovation, and strategy, and learn to recommend policy solutions. The relationship between evidence and policy is multifaceted. This MSc offers frameworks to understand its complex dynamics and to contribute effectively to policy development.

These skills, together with the high-level connections and global networks enjoyed by SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, will equip you for careers in a range of public-, private- and charitable-sector organizations working to tackle society’s most important economic, social and environmental challenges.... [-]

United Kingdom Brighton
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus