Master of Science Programs in General Studies

Compare 19 MScs in General Studies

The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.

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Master of Science

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

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. [+]

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 co-ordinator in your chosen discipline.

Study a 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.... [-]


MSc Social Science Research (Management and Business Studies)

Nottingham University Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways. [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

You will develop the following skills and will also be able to apply them to practical research contexts:

Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation Appreciation of alternative approaches to research Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process ... [-]

Master of Science in Professional Studies

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Rochester + 1 more

The professional studies program is specifically designed to assist professionals and students to create a customized plan of study comprised of two or three areas tailored to their educational or career objectives. Our academic advisors play a key role in designing your program and keeping you on track toward its completion. [+]

Master of Science in Professional Studies

The professional studies program is specifically designed to assist professionals and students to create a customized plan of study comprised of two or three areas tailored to their educational or career objectives. Our academic advisors play a key role in designing your program and keeping you on track toward its completion.

The degree allows the opportunity to draw on online courses offered in several RIT graduate programs in order to gain the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to respond successfully to new and emerging career opportunities.

Online concentration includes Applied Statistics, Environmental, Health, and Safety Management, Facilities Management, General Management, Health Systems Administration, Human Resource Development, Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering, Project Management, Service Leadership and Innovation, and Training, Design and Assessment. The degree is completed with a practical, hands-on project directly related to the student’s individualized plan of study.... [-]


MSc/PgDip Ancestral Studies

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

The first of its kind in the world, Ancestral Studies is an innovative new interdisciplinary programme. Uniting teaching across humanities and sciences, Ancestral Studies explores the social and biological contours of identity, allowing you to study across multiple disciplines, create your own curriculum and pursue self-directed unique research. [+]

MSc/PgDip Ancestral Studies

The first of its kind in the world, Ancestral Studies is an innovative new interdisciplinary programme. Uniting teaching across humanities and sciences, Ancestral Studies explores the social and biological contours of identity, allowing you to study across multiple disciplines, create your own curriculum and pursue self-directed unique research.

Why this programme A truly interdisciplinary degree programme taught collaboratively by world leading academic departments An emphasis on building practical skills through professional masterclasses and skills workshops An immersive learning experience drawing upon the unique Scottish landscape and its rich history The opportunity to contribute to, and shape, a new academic field of research ... [-]

MAS in Science, Technology and Policy

ETH Zurich Institute of Science, Technology and Policy
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Switzerland Zurich

This MAS is designed for students who hold an MSc degree in the natural or engineering sciences (including also medicine, mathematics, and architecture) and aim at a career where strong skills in policy analysis and policy management are important. [+]

MAS in Science, Technology and Policy ETH Zurich now offers a new MAS program in Science, Technology and Policy. This MAS is designed for students who hold an MSc degree in the natural or engineering sciences (including also medicine, mathematics, and architecture) and aim at a career where strong skills in policy analysis and policy management are important. Such skills are in high demand particularly in government agencies, large technology and life sciences firms, consulting firms, international organizations, and NGOs. The first half of the program (4 months) is designed for full time study. The second half can be completed through full- or part-time study in combination with an internship or professional employment. Applications for the autumn 2017 program are accepted on a rolling basis, and the recruitment process closes at the end of July 2017.... [-]


Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications

Millersville University
Campus September 2018 USA Millersville

Millersville University is accepting applications for this applied, interdisciplinary degree program. The MSISA is intended as a more efficient and effective alternative to traditional master's programs in science. [+]

Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications

Millersville University is accepting applications for this applied, interdisciplinary degree program. The MSISA is intended as a more efficient and effective alternative to traditional master's programs in science. The program will produce intermediate-level professionals who are prepared to enter the workforce with cross-disciplinary scientific and business expertise to manage complex projects.

The MSISA will include specializations in a number of areas, including Environmental Systems Management (ESM), GeoInformatics (GI), Weather Intelligence and Risk Management (WIRM), Climate Science Applications (CSA), and others based on the evolving workforce needs. These initial specializations were chosen because they each represent areas of current or emerging workforce demand. The WIRM and CSA specializations will be offered in 2012, and the GI specialization is planned to begin in 2013.  These integrative disciplines should remain relevant throughout the student's career and will build knowledge that can transfer to other practical science applications. The program will engage partners in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. for research and internship opportunities. ... [-]


Master of Science in Administrative Studies

Missouri State University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Springfield + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Science (Decision Science)

Universiti Utara Malaysia
Campus Full time January 2018 Malaysia Kedah Kuala Lumpur

The Master of Science (Decision Science) programme is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians and other 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 (Decision Science)

The Master of Science (Decision Science) programme is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians and other 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 programme, consisting of 20-credit-hours of coursework and 20-credit-hours of 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.... [-]


MSc Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society

University of Twente
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Enschede + 1 more

MSc programme Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) is a two-year English-language master’s programme with a strong international orientation. Students and staff come from abroad, and also students have the opportunity to spend their second year abroad. [+]

The aim of PSTS is to enable students to perform philosophical and multidisciplinary analyses of applied science and technology and their place in society.

Can we anticipate the future implications of nanotechnology in society? Are there ethical limits to genetic modifications of animals and human beings? How do new devices help to change our behaviour and our perceptions of the world? Questions like these are explored in MSc programme Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS).

PSTS is a two-year English-language master’s programme with a strong international orientation. Students and staff come from abroad, and also students have the opportunity to spend their second year abroad.... [-]


MSc in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Master's degree programme in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication is a flexible, two-year program, with two specializations you can choose from: Education and Communication [+]

Introduction

How does the world of science connect with the worlds of education and society? How do teachers bridge science and education? How is science and its processes communicated in the media? What is the role of informal institutions in shaping the public's understanding of science?

If you are interested in these questions then this programme is for you! We aim to bridge the gap between those who know science, those who teach science, and those who communicate science. The programme builds upon an international network of existing institutional links, teaching and research experience, and a well-established Master's degree program offered in Dutch for the past 14 years. The international programme will provide you with a solid foundation in the science, theory, and practice of innovative teaching and effective communication in science and mathematics.... [-]


MRes in Life Sciences

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

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 as academic researchers and consult in their areas of expertise. [+]

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 in subjects that underpin and support your work.... [-]


MSc in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The research master in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology is a programme that focuses on the roles of science, technology and the arts in modern culture. In two years, you will develop the analytical and methodological skills to pursue a career in research at a university or a knowledge institute such as a museum or advisory board. [+]

Are you inquisitive, curious and open-minded? Are you interested in how science, arts and technology contribute to modern culture? And would you like to pursue an academic career in this challenging field? Then you should consider getting a research master’s in Cultures of Art, Science and Technology (CAST). This one-of-a-kind programme examines the different ways in which the seemingly separate and contrasting fields converge: the sciences are object of cultural critique in the arts, the arts continuously incorporate new technologies and both the sciences and the arts ‘imagine’ our culture’s future. The programme combines the study of relevant theories from history, sociology, philosophy and qualitative social sciences with training in the application of different scientific methods such as archival research, discourse analysis and ethnographic observation. This ensures that you will gain all the experience youneed to find work as an interdisciplinary researcher at a universityor knowledge institute.... [-]


MSc Analytical Sciences

University of Bradford, Faculty of Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bradford + 1 more

The MSc in Analytical Sciences course will provide a systematic training in the application of modern analytical methods. It provides the necessary... [+]

MSc in Analytical Sciences

The MSc in Analytical Sciences course will provide a systematic training in the application of modern analytical methods. It provides the necessary practical, interpretative analytical skills to apply a wide range of analytical techniques to key areas of application.

This programme is designed to develop graduate students into experienced, independent practitioners of modern analytical science in tune with the needs of research and industry.

Measurement is at the core of science, and this programme develops a core of operational experience of modern analytical instrumentation alongside the fundamentals of the analytical sciences. The application of these core capabilities is then developed within thematic pathways aligned to key academic and commercial sectors:... [-]


MSc in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Medford

The STEM Education program seeks candidates with backgrounds in STEM disciplines, as well as from the Learning Sciences and related areas. The MS program is for students who would like to strengthen their understanding of current theory, research, and practice related to Mathematics, Science, or Engineering Education. [+]

Overview

The STEM Education program seeks candidates with backgrounds in STEM disciplines, as well as from the Learning Sciences and related areas. The MS program is for students who would like to strengthen their understanding of current theory, research, and practice related to Mathematics, Science, or Engineering Education. The PhD program is for students committed to advancing knowledge in STEM Education through original research.

The masters program enrolls a maximum of 15 students per year, full or part-time. The doctoral program enrolls a maximum of five full-time students per year. Part-time is unusual in the doctoral program; we consider it only in special cases.

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MSc in Ethnobotany

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, particularly the way in which plants impact on human culture and practices, and how humans have used and modified plants, and how they represent them in their systems of knowledge. [+]

Fundamentally interdisciplinary: connecting anthropology, botany, natural resource management and environmental history.

Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, particularly the way in which plants impact on human culture and practices, and how humans have used and modified plants, and how they represent them in their systems of knowledge. It is fundamentally interdisciplinary: connecting anthropology, botany, natural resource management and environmental history, to mention only the most central of the contributing subjects.

The Kent MSc is an intensive 12 month programme. Students take 6 coursework modules over the first 6 months, and then undertake a project and write a dissertation in the second 6 months. ... [-]