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407 Master of Science Programs in 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 of… Read more

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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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Molecular and cellular approaches for the development of therapies against socially significant diseases such as viral and bacterial infections, cancer and autoimmune diseases ... +

Molecular and cellular approaches for the development of therapies against socially significant diseases such as viral and bacterial infections, cancer and autoimmune diseases, hereditary diseases. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Johns Hopkins MS in Bioinformatics program will immerse you in the topics and applied methods of computational modeling, molecular biology, systems biology, structural bio ... +

The Johns Hopkins MS in Bioinformatics program will immerse you in the topics and applied methods of computational modeling, molecular biology, systems biology, structural biology, proteomics, genomic sequencing and genomic analysis, microarrays and microarray analysis. Drawing upon the strengths of the Johns Hopkins' Biotechnology and Engineering, the program creates a rigorous bioinformatics curriculum that brings together the computer science, biosciences and bioinformatics disciplines. -
MSc
Part-time
English
Online
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector. Specifically, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding o ... +

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector. Specifically, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current and emerging issues in both Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and provide you with an extensive range of lectures on a variety of topics. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2022 for courses that commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page. Please note a deposit will be required to guarantee a place on the course. Due to high demand, applications may not be considered if the course has reached its maximum class size and will be placed on a waiting list. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 

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University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The globally important agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change, health, and wellbeing. This industry-guided programme ... +

The globally important agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change, health, and wellbeing. This industry-guided programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to undertake technical and production management roles within this growing industry. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in research and development in the food industry and academia.

The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in research and development in the food industry and academia. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
18 Jan 2023
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MSc in Biomolecular Sciences is connected to research institute GBB, which has an excellent international reputation and covers the field of systems-, chemical-, and synth ... +

The MSc in Biomolecular Sciences is connected to research institute GBB, which has an excellent international reputation and covers the field of systems-, chemical-, and synthetic biology. You are going to study in internationally oriented research and business area and will have the possibility to join the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition in Boston. Besides that, our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

This Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials master’s degree provides you with multi-disciplinary training in material science, chemistry, and biology that will allow ... +

This Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials master’s degree provides you with multi-disciplinary training in material science, chemistry, and biology that will allow you to become an expert in the design and synthesis of new bio- and nanomaterials. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
UniLaSalle
Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

The "Agricultural and Food Data Management" Master of Science is at the interface of cutting-edge technology and the agriculture and food industries.

The "Agricultural and Food Data Management" Master of Science is at the interface of cutting-edge technology and the agriculture and food industries. -
MSc
Part-time
18 months
English
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Can spent nuclear fuel be safely contained in bedrock? How does chemistry benefit bioeconomy? In the Master's Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, you learn experime ... +

Can spent nuclear fuel be safely contained in bedrock? How does chemistry benefit bioeconomy? In the Master's Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, you learn experimental research methods in many fields of chemistry, like analytical and synthetic chemistry, radiochemistry, molecular research, and spectroscopy. The studies provide you with an excellent basis for expertise and prepare you to meet local and global challenges. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

Manchester Metropolitan University has been leading the way in nutrition and food science teaching and research since 1880. This unique Food Science and Innovation master’s de ... +

Manchester Metropolitan University has been leading the way in nutrition and food science teaching and research since 1880. This unique Food Science and Innovation master’s degree combines Manchester Met’s rich expertise with new technology to give you the specialist food and nutrition knowledge you need to succeed. -
MSc
Part-time
24 months
English
Online
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

For good animal welfare and husbandry, an understanding of animal behavior and biology from an applied perspective is important. If you are interested in the well-being of ani ... +

For good animal welfare and husbandry, an understanding of animal behavior and biology from an applied perspective is important. If you are interested in the well-being of animals and want to preserve biodiversity, this program is for you. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Gain a detailed understanding of contemporary microbiology – researching the industrial, commercial and medical aspects of the discipline.

Gain a detailed understanding of contemporary microbiology – researching the industrial, commercial and medical aspects of the discipline. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Birmingham Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

It is no surprise that the worldwide demand for bioinformaticians is on the rise. Between 2020 and 2027 the global bioinformatics market is set to increase by 13.4% annually a ... +

It is no surprise that the worldwide demand for bioinformaticians is on the rise. Between 2020 and 2027 the global bioinformatics market is set to increase by 13.4% annually as biological and clinical institutions and businesses seek to deliver more effective and efficient data-based services1. The University of Birmingham’s Online MSc Bioinformatics will help you to take advantage of these new opportunities by developing your understanding of complex data sets and how to interact with them. -
MSc
Part-time
30 months
English
Online
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

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.

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

Johns Hopkins is a world leader in biological research and the global biotechnology industry. We challenge students with a rigorous, multi-disciplinary curriculum that fully p ... +

Johns Hopkins is a world leader in biological research and the global biotechnology industry. We challenge students with a rigorous, multi-disciplinary curriculum that fully prepares them to advance their careers and pursue their academic ambitions in the biotechnology field. -
MSc
Part-time
English
Online