Master of Science Programs in Life Sciences

Compare 218 Master of Science Programs in Life Sciences

Life Sciences

A bachelor’s degree gives graduates broad coverage of a subject. Those who want more in-depth exposure to the field often choose to pursue a Master of Science. After completing undergraduate studies, many students spend between two and three years to earn an MSc. Some, however, complete coursework in less or more time.

What is an MSc in Life Sciences? Those who have an interest in biology often wish to learn more about life sciences. This broad discipline encompasses many aspects of nature and biology. While every program is different, most include general coursework about living organisms and the natural environment. Students may also take courses in computational life sciences, nutrition, water technology, and other related subjects. Often, students work closely with professors, academic advisors, or educational committees to tailor a specific course of study based on areas of interest. They also may conduct extensive research on a project in preparation for writing a pre-graduation, capstone-style paper.

Since those who enroll in a Master of Science in Life Sciences program usually develop critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and project planning skills, they are often well equipped to succeed in the public and private sector. The time management, organizational, and recordkeeping skills they can develop also typically help them in their private ventures.

The overall cost of attending an MSc in Life Sciences program usually depends on a variety of factors, including the location of the institution and the duration of the curriculum. Smart students often choose to discuss tuition and fees with an admission officer before deciding to matriculate.

Those who graduate with an MSc in Life Sciences can find gainful employment in several different occupations. First, graduates often choose to work in scientific labs, holding job titles such as laboratory technician, lab manager, or facility director. Others who hold a master’s degree decide to work in the business sector, working as research and development managers or executives. Some may pursue work in the nonprofit industry as executive directors, research managers, caseworkers, or grant writers.

Students often pursue a Master of Science in Life Sciences degree in both conventional and online classrooms. For more information, 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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MSc in Bioinformatics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

Biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine in this broad Master's programme and the biological data derived from genomic studies, structural biology and other areas of biology and medicine often serves as the basis. [+]

program overview

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. Many times the basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological data derived from genomic studies, structural biology and other areas of biology and medicine. Computational biology also involves mathematical modeling of biological systems.

Special features of the program:

• A combination of advanced research with training of current techniques, as well as the development of novel software tools

• Close connections to research in an international environment

• Proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics and other data will be analyzed and combined to gain a global understanding of a biological problem... [-]


Master in Agri-food Technology

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Lincolnshire

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise to undertake technical and product management roles in the globally important agri-food sector. [+]

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise to undertake technical and product management roles in the globally important agri-food sector.

The agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change and health and well-being.

Students will have the opportunity to study areas such as advanced crop science, advanced food manufacturing, new product and process development, food safety & technical management, as well as commercial, operational, supply chain and agile management.

Students will also have access to industry-relevant specialist technologies and new equipment at both the University of Lincoln’s food and agricultural campuses, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach, and at Riseholme Park.... [-]


Master in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Can spent nuclear fuel be safely contained in bedrock? How does chemistry benefit bioeconomy? Studies in the Master's Program in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences at the University of Helsinki provide an excellent basis for expertise and prepare you to meet local and global challenges. [+]

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Can spent nuclear fuel be safely contained in bedrock? How does chemistry benefit bioeconomy? Studies in the Master's Program in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences at the University of Helsinki provide an excellent basis for expertise and prepare you to meet local and global challenges.

Goal of the pro­gram

A Master’s degree in chemistry qualifies you for expert positions in a wide range of fields, such as industry, research or education. The chemicals industry is a major employer and one of the largest export industries in Finland. Your work could also involve applications of environmental or biological sciences, the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, or the development of technological materials or new energy solutions. In the private sector, your duties might include research and development, quality management, training or commerce. Customs and forensic chemists, and chemists working in environmental control analyze samples as part of their duties. Chemical research often requires interdisciplinary and international cooperation. As a chemist, you can be a part of developing new inventions and serve as an expert in your field and as a connoisseur of natural phenomena!... [-]


MSc in Animal Behaviour

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The MSc in Animal Behaviour addresses the interaction between environment, experience and physiology in the development and dynamics of behaviour. There is an applied element in terms of how the principles of animal behaviour can be applied to practical problems such as animal welfare and conservation. [+]

Overview

The MSc in Animal Behaviour addresses the interaction between environment, experience and physiology in the development and dynamics of behaviour. There is an applied element in terms of how the principles of animal behaviour can be applied to practical problems such as animal welfare and conservation. Students can gain experience of laboratory studies (of invertebrates) and fieldwork. The programme features a strong numerical and research-orientated approach. A range of elective units is available, including Zoo Conservation Biology which takes place at Chester Zoo. There is also a compulsory residential field course in Poland or Tanzania.

The MSc is completed by a research-based project which can be carried out overseas or in the UK. There are also opportunities to work within Manchester Met research projects in Tanzania, Kenya, the Philippines, Mauritius and Madeira.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Food Development

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The master’s degree programme in food development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in the food industry and academia. [+]

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Master's Degree Programme in Food Development Nordic expertise in natural foods.

The master’s degree programme in food development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in the food industry and academia.

Apply now! The application period for the studies starting in autumn 2018 is 1 December 2017 – 31 January 2018.

The Programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between the different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at a molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation.... [-]


Master of Science in Rural Estate Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cirencester

This one-year Masters degree provides a highly-regarded course of studies to equip you for such a career. Not only does it provide an opportunity to gain an MSc in Rural Estate Management, but also a fast-track route to qualification as a chartered surveyor, as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) fully accredits this course. [+]

The aims of the course are to enable you to acquire the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice as a rural property manager and for entry to the relevant professional bodies, such as RICS and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

It is an intensive 12-month study programme with an emphasis on the practical integration and development of the traditional core elements of a land management course. Modules are designed to provide an understanding of the areas of professional involvement and practice that will have to be considered when delivering advice on all manner of decisions relating to rural estate management.

The final part of the course will take the form of a research-based dissertation on a topic of your choice. To assist you with your dissertations, there is a series of workshops on research methodology and the preparation of a research dissertation. In addition, a member of staff is assigned to supervise your dissertation and you will also have a personal tutor.... [-]


M.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Israel Beersheba

The Department offers graduate studies towards both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The duration of the M.Sc. program is two years (four semesters). The Program is highly research oriented and is conducted in the BTE laboratories under the guidance of our faculty members. [+]

The Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering

As one of the youngest departments established at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering (BTE) offers a vibrant cutting-edge research atmosphere led by 15 faculty members. The Department is strategically situated in the modern Guzik building, between the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev. The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities funded by numerous prestigious academic grants and supported by a generous donation from the Goldstein-Goren family.... [-]


Master in Molecular Biology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The programme aims at strengthening and updating the theoretical and practical skills of young scientists from developing countries who are already involved in either human or animal health care or agricultural research. The goal of the programme is not just to transfer technology but rather to train participants to acquire the ability to cope with a wide range of scientific problems and challenges and to provide them with the intellectual tools needed to develop a molecular biological approach to tackle the problems their country is facing. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This Master is an Interuniversity Programme in Molecular Biology (IPMB), jointly organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Universiteit Antwerpen, and selected and supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) as one of its international course programmes. Although originally designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries, the programme offers an exquisite opportunity for those who seek re-orientation to enter the fascinating world of molecular biology. Also, students in exchange programmes who visit the organizing universities for one or two semesters are most welcome to attend classes and acquire laboratory skills. The programme aims at strengthening and updating the theoretical and practical skills of young scientists from developing countries who are already involved in either human or animal health care or agricultural research. The goal of the programme is not just to transfer technology but rather to train participants to acquire the ability to cope with a wide range of scientific problems and challenges and to provide them with the intellectual tools needed to develop a molecular biological approach to tackle the problems their country is facing.... [-]


MSc in Computational Life Science

Jacobs University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Germany Bremen city

The Computational Life Science MSc program at Jacobs University provides students with the computational tools for modeling biological systems and analyzing biological data. Graduates of the program are prepared for a career in biotechnology, biomedicine and research. [+]

Computational Life Science

In recent years, biological research has become increasingly interdisciplinary, focusing heavily on mathematical modeling and on the analysis of system-wide quantitative information. Sophisticated high-throughput techniques pose new challenges for data integration and data interpretation.

The Computational Life Science (CompLife) MSc program at Jacobs University meets these challenges by covering computational, theoretical and mathematical approaches in biology and the life sciences. It is geared towards students of bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics and related areas.

Program Features

The CompLife program is located at Jacobs University, a private and international English-language academic institution in Bremen, Germany. CompLife students at Jacobs University take a tailor-made curriculum comprising lectures, seminars and laboratory training. Courses cover foundational as well as advanced topics and methods. Core components of the program and areas of specialization include:... [-]


Food Studies, MS

Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8  September 2018 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The Master of Science in Food Studies is a 36-credit hour graduate program providing students with a foundation in the political economy of food systems, including food policy, human rights, food governance, and food justice. [+]

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The Master of Science in Food Studies is a 36-credit hour graduate program providing students with a foundation in the political economy of food systems, including food policy, human rights, food governance, and food justice. Students gain a deep understanding of multi-scale, global-local constructions of food governance and civil society claims, trade and food aid, and related public policy as they together influence human health and nutrition, economic development, and the environment. The program purposefully introduces students to Food Studies-oriented research methods and program evaluation, and emphasizes analyses that consider social justice, race, ethnicity, and gender and sexuality.... [-]


MSc. in Biodiversity and Conservation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This programme has been designed to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical grounding in the science of biological diversity and its conservation. The programme is taught in modules, and these are grouped into theoretical components, practical research skills, and modules dealing with individual desk-based and experimental research projects. [+]

This programme has been designed to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical grounding in the science of biological diversity and its conservation. The programme is taught in modules, and these are grouped into theoretical components, practical research skills, and modules dealing with individual desk-based and experimental research projects. The course is taught through a variety of methods - lectures, practical classes, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures are used - essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and dissertations. The approach is to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course.... [-]


MSc Applied Plant Science

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

Developed by researchers and staff with experience in international horticulture and agriculture, our MSc Applied Plant Science will develop your knowledge and practical skills for both research and business. Research projects are located at placement hosts or in University labs. [+]

Why this MSc?

See our page at http://www.nri.org/study-with-us/postgraduate/msc-applied-plant-science

Experts in plant sciences are increasingly needed by businesses worldwide, in research and innovation, in governments and agencies. This degree programme will give you:

• Broad research- and business-led course content

• The opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to your own interests and career

• A route to study the full MSc in one year, or individual courses for continuing professional development

You will be taught by staff who have extensive experience working in and applying plant science, in commerce, industry, and governance. You will undertake field trips and external research placements which will provide you with practical experience and employment opportunities.... [-]


MSc Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The two-year master’s programme Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences provides you with a thorough introduction to the general philosophy and methodology of statistical modelling, data analysis and data science. [+]

This two-year master’s programme provides you with a thorough introduction to the general philosophy and methodology of statistical modelling, data analysis and data science.

What does this master’s programme entail?

The two-year master’s programme in statistical science provides you with a thorough introduction to the general philosophy and methodology of statistical modelling and data analysis. The programme consists of a core programme shared by all students, and specialisation specific courses, electives, an internship or research project and master’s thesis. You can specialise in either life and behavioural sciences, where the emphasis is on the application in multidisciplinary environments, or in data sciences where you focus more on data mining, pattern recognition and deep learning.... [-]


MSc Aquatic Science and Technology

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Lyngby

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate. [+]

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate.

Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and the seas, lakes, and streams have a crucial role to play in regulating our planet’s biogeography and climate—and in maintaining biodiversity. Moreover, a large part of the global population is dependent on fisheries and aquaculture as a source of food or income, and ‘blue growth’ features high on the EU’s political agenda.... [-]


MSc in Water Technology (joint degree)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Institute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology. [+]

Introduction

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Institute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

The master Water Technology is a two-year programme offered jointly by Wageningen University, University Twente and the University of Groningen with all education being provided at Wetsus, European Centre of Excellence for sustainable water technology, in Leeuwarden.

In the field of water technology, breakthrough technological developments are required. Not only to enable the export ambitions of the water sector but also to solve global threats and challenges in society.... [-]