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387 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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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
 
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Moscow, Russia

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most vibrant and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Enroll on Skoltech Life Sciences program and become a sought-after pr ... +

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most vibrant and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Enroll on Skoltech Life Sciences program and become a sought-after professional capable of cracking challenges in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields. You will be accelerating scientific progress, advancing basic research, envisioning forthcoming technologies. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
GISMA
Berlin, Germany

Agribusiness – understand, connect, innovate. Shape the future of an industry in upheaval and change. This program focuses on mastering change in global agribusiness and uncer ... +

Agribusiness – understand, connect, innovate. Shape the future of an industry in upheaval and change. This program focuses on mastering change in global agribusiness and uncertainty, opening channels for success and innovation. It includes application-oriented teaching of the economic interrelationships of agribusiness and the value chain from agricultural production and processing, logistics, and marketing to retail and consumers. -
MSc
Full-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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EIT Food
Leuven, Belgium

The Master in Food Systems programme is developing top talent for the food sector, by training the leaders of the future. Organised by leading academic institutions and indust ... +

The Master in Food Systems programme is developing top talent for the food sector, by training the leaders of the future. Organised by leading academic institutions and industrial partners from across our Partner network, this programme aims to prepare you to drive a future transformation of the food system and increase the competitiveness of the companies you chose to work for. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

This programme is aimed at Life Sciences students who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in bio-inspired design and science. Bio-ins ... +

This programme is aimed at Life Sciences students who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in bio-inspired design and science. Bio-inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s program Bio-Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio-inspired research & innovations. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Denmark

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 e ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

Thanks to Darwin, we know the process of evolution has shaped the bewildering variation we see around us. Through this Master's Degree programme students will acquire an expli ... +

Thanks to Darwin, we know the process of evolution has shaped the bewildering variation we see around us. Through this Master's Degree programme students will acquire an explicit evolutionary biological perspective in the study of nature, thereby increasing capacity for understanding patterns and processes, on scales varying from the cellular to the ecosystem level. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
19 Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Champaign, USA

The University of Illinois Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is proud to offer an online non-thesis Masters of Science degree. Many of the students in this progra ... +

The University of Illinois Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is proud to offer an online non-thesis Masters of Science degree. Many of the students in this program are working professionals. The online delivery option makes the program accessible to students in various locations, who may also be balancing a travel schedule for their careers. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
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
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
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

In the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences (AGRI), you can pursue studies in plant production sciences, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science, ... +

In the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences (AGRI), you can pursue studies in plant production sciences, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science, depending on your interests and previous studies. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

The interuniversity master’s program offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological, and societ ... +

The interuniversity master’s program offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological, and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
20 Sep 2021
Campus
 
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
 
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our program i ... +

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our program is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Nice, France

The MSc in "Biobanks and Complex Data Management" opens immediate career opportunities in a variety of sectors such as human health, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industri ... +

The MSc in "Biobanks and Complex Data Management" opens immediate career opportunities in a variety of sectors such as human health, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industrial laboratories, and agricultural industry. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, French
01 Sep 2021
15 Jun 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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