Master of Science Programs in Life Sciences

Compare 226 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 Animal Breeding and Genetics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway As

The program supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the global image of European higher education. [+]

What can you use this qualification for? Highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of animal breeding and genetics are needed. The program is highly relevant for students who wish to work in organizations focused in the field of sustainable animal breeding. What will you learn?

You will bridge the gap between quantitative and molecular genetics which are needed competence in the future. You can compose your own study plan with several courses in quantitative and molecular genetics. Some recommended courses are Molecular Biology, Models and Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Genome Analysis - Methodology, Molecular Genomics, Animal Breeding Plans, Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management.... [-]


M.S. in Biotechnology

The Catholic University of America, Department of Biology
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2019 USA Washington

The Catholic University of America offers a unique M.S. in Biotechnology Program that enables biotechnology internships not restricted to just commercial companies, maximal flexibility to students for choosing a program and course of study, and open access to faculty who are fully engaged in both teaching and research in their fields. [+]

Why Get an M.S. in Biotechnology Degree?

The average salary of a Maryland bioscience employee is approximately $80,000. (Maryland Biotechnology Center, 2009)

The Milken Institute projects that biotechnology employment will grow by 1.6% annually through 2014, with many subsectors projected to experience even faster rates of growth. (Angelou Economics: Global Economic Development)

Biotechnology offers opportunities in five major subsectors:

Drugs and pharmaceuticals: Traditionally, chemistry has been the means by which new medicines have been isolated or synthesized. The rise of biotechnology, however, now promises pharmaceuticals that are created through biological processes found in living organisms. Future advances in medicine are relying more and more on the use of biotechnology and, as a result, the role of biotechnology in healthcare is rapidly expanding.... [-]


MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship

Yeshiva University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters September 2019 USA New York + 1 more

The MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yeshiva University Katz School in New York City is an interdisciplinary master's program that bridges science and business. Students have an opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and apply the principles of biological sciences while building their business acumen. They will learn, evaluate, and develop the ability to take an idea from a concept all the way to creating a commercial product utilizing scientific design methods, and financial, ethical, business, and IP models of sound management. [+]

The Katz School / Kelly Milnes

From the commercialization of CRISPR-edited genetic material to the development of pesticide-resistant crops, innovations in biotechnology are positively and rapidly impacting the future of humankind in areas of health, food and fuel. Through Katz’s MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, students have an opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and apply the principles of biological sciences while building their business acumen. They will learn, evaluate, and develop the ability to take an idea from a concept all the way to creating a commercial product utilizing scientific design methods, and financial, ethical, business, and IP models of sound management. ​... [-]


MSc Food Safety and Quality Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 United Kingdom Cirencester

This MSc embraces the implications of food safety and quality management against the backdrop of an increasingly globalised [+]

This MSc embraces the implications of food safety and quality management against the backdrop of an increasingly globalised food industry.

The course aims to provide graduates with the necessary training, education, and industry experience to progress their career and become food safety and quality management, professionals. It addresses supply chain food safety and quality management in the wider context of food security.

Context

Recent incidents of major food safety breakdowns, in both developed and developing nations, have had a huge impact on people’s livelihoods, their business viability, and the wider food supply. As a result of consumer protection legislation, those at the consumer end of food supply are increasingly sensitised to their liabilities and have developed sophisticated systems of risk assessment, management and communication.... [-]


MSc in Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 France Nice

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. [+]

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. Degree: Master of Science (MSc) FI (initial training)/FC (executive training)/FP (continued training) Duration: 2 years Location: Sophia Antipolis/Institut Sophia Agrobiotech Language: English

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.

Objectives Track taught in English Immersion of students within internationally recognized laboratories and R&D centers. Built-in interdisciplinarity Customizable training thanks to mentored professional teamwork projects and internships. ... [-]

Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS)

Green Mountain College
Online September 2019 USA Poultney

Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production. [+]

Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production.

In today’s world of complex food and agriculture systems, we need leaders with a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems.

Our Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems program prepares you for a graduate level interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production, and a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems.

At Green Mountain College, we’ve been teaching about sustainability for two decades. Our distance MSFS program—built on the success of the College’s undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and on the surging interest in food and agriculture in the U.S. and beyond—is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), and is designed to provide students with the skills to conduct in-depth interdisciplinary investigations into the complex arena of their own bioregional food systems. MSFS students graduate with the knowledge and confidence to become leaders and join a cutting-edge community ready to make a difference.... [-]


Master in Biotechnology (M.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Puerto Rico Barranquitas

The Master of Science Program in Biotechnology with Specializations in Biotechnology of Plants and General Biotechnology has as its goal the formation of professionals who possess the knowledge, skills, attitudes and the social commitment, which allow them to make responsible contributions to the scientific development for our society and to the advancement of biotechnology. [+]

The Master of Science Program in Biotechnology with Specializations in Biotechnology of Plants and General Biotechnology has as its goal the formation of professionals who possess the knowledge, skills, attitudes and the social commitment, which allow them to make responsible contributions to the scientific development for our society and to the advancement of biotechnology.

It aims to facilitate the development of graduates that can handle the basic technologies of biosciences and emit judgments related to their area of specialization and to related areas.

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Master of Science in Biotechnology

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Make the leap into the future and join Skoltech's Biotechnology program to become a sought-after professional capable of dealing with challenging tasks and developing groundbreaking solutions in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields. [+]

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Make the leap into the future and join Skoltech's Biotechnology program to become a sought-after professional capable of dealing with challenging tasks and developing groundbreaking solutions in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

Our MSc students:

Gain advanced knowledge and skills in molecular biology, gene engineering, pharmacology, bioinformatics, and neuroscience Master the field's cutting-edge methods, technologies and tools and learn to use them in practice Apply a multidisciplinary approach drawing from mathematics, statistics, probability theory and other sciences to address the pressing tasks of biotechnology Acquire hands-on experience in preparing and conducting experiments and analyzing and interpreting their results Gain international research experience working for diverse teams and labs worldwide (MIT, Washington University, Tel Aviv University, University of Santiago, etc.) Choose from a multitude of fields and career paths ranging from research labs to multinational biomedical companies Program Structure: ... [-]

Master of Science in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

Master's degree course in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants is designed for students who are interested in a broader study of biologically active chemical compounds. This study builds on undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants. [+]

Master's degree course in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants is designed for students who are interested in a broader study of biologically active chemical compounds. This study builds on undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants. The study is structured into two parallel focus -Bioorganic Chemistry, Toxicology of Pollutants. Both foci have a common basis in the form of compulsory subjects and differ in compulsory optional subjects, respectively optional subjects. Within the required courses, the main emphasis is focused on acquiring knowledge about the structural, physical-chemical, analytical, molecular biological, biochemical and toxicological aspects of the biologically active compounds. The focus of Bioorganic Chemistry is concentrated on compulsory optional subjects of the structure of compounds in silico methods, analytical methods, and biochemical methods. Optional subjects are oriented on chemical, biological and toxicological issues. The study is completed with a state exam in Bioorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry and defence of a master thesis. The focus of Toxicology pollutants is concentrated on compulsory optional subjects in the field of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and toxicology. Optional subjects are oriented on chemical, biological and toxicological issues. The study is completed with a state exam in Bioorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Toxicology and defence of a master thesis.... [-]


Master of Science in Sustainable Bioprocess Technology

Furtwangen University
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2019 Germany Villingen-Schwenningen

The importance of sustainability - the use of renewable resources and renewable energy or the replacement of resource-intensive materials and additives - is of necessity becoming increasingly important in the business world. The potential for innovative projects in this area is huge. Yet despite the enormous importance of bioeconomics in our society, there are still very few degree programmes in Europe dedicated to dealing with these issues. [+]

The importance of sustainability - the use of renewable resources and renewable energy or the replacement of resource-intensive materials and additives - is of necessity becoming increasingly important in the business world. The potential for innovative projects in this area is huge. Yet despite the enormous importance of bioeconomics in our society, there are still very few degree programmes in Europe dedicated to dealing with these issues.

7 Good reasons to study Sustainable Bioprocess Technology Bioprocess technology, Biotechnology and sustainability - 3 forward-looking subjects in one degree programme Participation in exciting projects in the area of bioeconomics in conjunction with companies and scientists during programme Experienced faculty - 20 years of experience in bio and process engineering Current and real-life relevant R&D projects Project management and management skills included in course Course customisation in the area of engineering or the natural sciences PhD opportunities upon graduation Requirements ... [-]

Master in Food Science and Technology

University of Parma
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Parma

This Degree Course is designed to be the natural continuation of studies graduates in Food Science and Technology, Catering Science and Gastronomic Science, but it can also be of interest to graduates in other scientific-technical areas of chemistry, biology, and engineering, in possession of an appropriate curriculum. [+]

Official Program Description

This Degree Course is designed to be the natural continuation of studies graduates in Food Science and Technology, Catering Science and Gastronomic Science, but it can also be of interest to graduates in other scientific-technical areas of chemistry, biology, and engineering, in possession of an appropriate curriculum.

At the end of the course, second cycle graduates in Food Science and Technology will have gained the following knowledge and abilities:

a solid foundation knowledge in those areas of mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry and biology relating to the applied aspects of the food sector; a solid knowledge of the scientific method needed to apply basic and practical knowledge to the solution of the many technical and organizational problems of the food sector; the ability to optimize production, preservation and distribution processes and to manage industrial research and development projects; the ability to manage and promote food quality and safety in accordance with regulations on workers’ safety and protection of the environment; the ability to perform efficiently complex supervision and management activities in the agri-food sector; a high level of technical expertise in monitoring the organoleptic, hygienic and nutritional quality of food, also using innovative methods; advanced skills in the management and organization of companies, agri-food supply chains and consultancy firms and services connected with them; the ability to communicate, to work within multidisciplinary groups and to show good judgment both on the technical and economic level and on the human and ethical one; proficiency in at least one... [-]

Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Science

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Edmond

The Nutrition and Food Science program provides knowledge and skills in human nutrition, principles of food management, food science, and practice in problem-solving and decision making. The curriculum encourages critical and creative thought, development of skills in human relations and communications and the value of life-long learning. The academic program is sensitive to changes in our dynamic society; it emphasizes personal and professional growth as well as research. There are diverse opportunities for the graduate in the areas of food service management, education, administration, nutritional care, and health promotion. [+]

The Nutrition and Food Science program provides knowledge and skills in human nutrition, principles of food management, food science, and practice in problem-solving and decision making. The curriculum encourages critical and creative thought, development of skills in human relations and communications and the value of life-long learning. The academic program is sensitive to changes in our dynamic society; it emphasizes personal and professional growth as well as research. There are diverse opportunities for the graduate in the areas of food service management, education, administration, nutritional care, and health promotion.

Applicants must have either an undergraduate degree in the discipline or sufficient coursework in the field to provide the background required or may complete additional undergraduate or graduate prerequisites. For more information regarding the MSc in Nutrition and Food Science, please click here.... [-]


MSc in Equine Science

Myerscough College
Campus 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Lancashire

The MSc Equine Science develops a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of equine science. Enhancing the student’s understanding of techniques applicable to research and scholarship in equine science, the course encourages the original application of knowledge to address complex issues. [+]

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.

The MSc Equine Science develops a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of equine science. Enhancing the student’s understanding of techniques applicable to research and scholarship in equine science, the course encourages the original application of knowledge to address complex issues.

This MSc Equine Science, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, recognises the multidiscipline approach of the subjects. The course aims to extend the student’s existing expertise to the full range of skills and knowledge required to inform and lead industry developments. The MSc will encourage debate and critical evaluation of industry practices and research within this field. The course will enable students to reflect on current issues and develop problem-solving skills which encourage originality of thought.... [-]


Master in Agriculture

Northwest Missouri State University
Campus Full time 16 months January 2019 USA Maryville

The Master of Science program in agriculture is designed to further develop the technical knowledge and professional training necessary for those preparing for occupations in agriculture and for more advanced graduate studies. The emphasis is on current knowledge and how it may be adapted to future problems of all those engaged in producing, processing, and marketing of agricultural products. [+]

The Master of Science program in agriculture is designed to further develop the technical knowledge and professional training necessary for those preparing for occupations in agriculture and for more advanced graduate studies. The emphasis is on current knowledge and how it may be adapted to future problems of all those engaged in producing, processing, and marketing of agricultural products. This program is implemented by selecting one of the three following options:

Option One: Thesis

In addition to 32 hours of coursework, students who pursue this option will be required to write a thesis and must be actively engaged in an acceptable research program. Students must have a score of at least 300 on both the verbal portion and quantitative portions of the GRE before they will be admitted to candidacy.... [-]


Animal, Dairy, Poultry sciences

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Boston

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. [+]

Animal Sciences

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students.

Mission

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students. ... [-]