Master of Science Programs in Life Sciences

Compare 239 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 Behaviour

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 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. [+]

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 field work. The programme features a strong numerical and research-orientated approach. A range of elective units are 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.... [-]


Masters by Research in Equine (Science and Management)

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 - 24 months August 2018 United Kingdom Cirencester

Develop your research skills as part of a team investigating key challenges facing the agriculture, land management or equine industries. In addition, you may also attend taught subject classes to update your knowledge and understanding on disciplines related to your study and to further your critical review skills. [+]

Develop your research skills as part of a team investigating key challenges facing the agriculture, land management or equine industries. In addition, you may also attend taught subject classes to update your knowledge and understanding on disciplines related to your study and to further your critical review skills. The programme is completed when you submit your thesis for assessment at the end of the year and defend your research in a viva voce examination. Part-time is available over two years for UK/EU students.

Structure

The full-time Master of Science by Research programme is a one year research project submitted as a thesis and examined in a viva voce.

Full-time – minimum 12 months / maximum 24 months Part-time – minimum 18 months / maximum 36 months Training ... [-]

MSc. in Biodiversity and Conservation

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

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity... [+]

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity.

This course will provide in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications.... [-]


MSc in Bioprocessing Science

Institute of Technology Sligo
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Sligo

The Master of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Bioprocessing have been developed by the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry. Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologic(al) medical products, or biologics, are any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or synthesised from biological sources. [+]

The Master of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Bioprocessing have been developed by the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry.

Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologic(al) medical products, or biologics, are any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or synthesised from biological sources. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally.

IT Sligo together with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT)* have been delivering a part-time online MSc and PGD in Biopharmaceutical Science since 2008 (www.nibrt.ie/masters). These courses (designed in extensive collaboration with industry) are aimed at Science and Engineering graduates with industrial experience who wish to up-skill or cross-skill for a career in biopharmaceuticals and normally take 2.5 years to complete. The courses have been shown to be extremely successful at up-skilling and cross-skilling individuals either working or hoping to transition into the Biopharmaceutical sector. There still, however, remains a skills gap in the Bioprocessing area which means that additional graduates from Industry focussed programmes are needed. In a recent 2016 “Trends in Biopharma” Survey, recruitment and development of talent have emerged as a key threat to the future growth of the sector (1).... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc in Agrobiology

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aarhus

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving, and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production. [+]

FOOD PRODUCTION IN A CHALLENGING FUTURE

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving, and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production.

CROSS-SECTIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND APPROACHES

The core of this programme is biology, with perspectives on sustainability, environmental impact, animal health and welfare, plant health, and product quality. Students can choose between specialisations including animal nutrition, plant nutrition, animal health and welfare, plant health and pest management or combine animal and plant sciences. Because this is a cross-disciplinary master’s, students can also choose courses from other academic programmes.... [-]


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:... [-]


M.S. in Biotechnology

The Catholic University of America, Department of Biology
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2018 USA District of Columbia

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.... [-]


Agrifood Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The courses are suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. [+]

Agrifood Degrees MSc in Food Chain Systems

Our Food Chain Systems MSc has been developed as a result of extensive industry-led research. The course examines the whole of the food chain from pre-harvest to market with the overall aim of enhancing the quality and safety of food.

Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

Who is it for? The course is suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. The course is also ideal for professionals already working in the industry who would like to train to further their careers. Available on a full and part-time basis the course offers flexibility and support for those who wish to train whilst remaining in employment. Food Chain Systems MSc is part of the Agriculture and Food Programme. It provides a critical appreciation of the issues concerned with the production and supply of safe food in the modern world. Through the integration of scientific, technological and managerial factors students will learn how to use food resources more efficiently to achieve higher quality and safer food production as well as successfully understand and manage food supply chains. The holistic approach of the MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of the whole of the food chain system including:... [-]


Master of Science in Bioinformatics

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

Graduates develop a strong foundation in biotechnology, computer programming, computational mathematics, statistics, and database management, and will be prepared for careers in the biotechnology, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical and vaccine industries. [+]

MSc in Bioinformatics - Program Overview

The master of science degree in bioinformatics is offered on a full- or part-time basis to fulfill the needs of traditional students and those currently employed in the field. Graduates develop a strong foundation in biotechnology, computer programming, computational mathematics, statistics, and database management, and will be prepared for careers in the biotechnology, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, and vaccine industries.

Based on consultation with individuals within the industry nationwide, the job market is rich with opportunities for those who obtain a master of science degree in bioinformatics, particularly when coupled with industry-sponsored research as thesis work. This research will provide exposure to real-world problems—and their solutions—not otherwise attainable in an academic setting.... [-]


MSc in Medical Molecular Biology

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This course enables you to study cutting edge molecular methods employed for the understanding of molecular mechanisms of diseases and for their diagnosis and treatment. Your studies will be underpinned by essential knowledge in genetics, cell signalling and molecular medicine. [+]

This course enables you to study cutting edge molecular methods employed for the understanding of molecular mechanisms of diseases and for their diagnosis and treatment. Your studies will be underpinned by essential knowledge in genetics, cell signalling and molecular medicine.

You will be offered the flexibility to select option modules that reflect your own interest in molecular biology and these will be combined with core modules and an independent research project. The course is suitable for newly qualified graduates, those employed in related work and those with medical qualifications.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

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Master of Science in Chemical Sciences

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 2 more

The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. [+]

Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB)

The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. The MSCB will prepare students to think in an interdisciplinary fashion about problems in chemistry, biochemistry and many other related areas of study. This program is designed to allow students to complete coursework and thesis research within two academic years.... [-]


MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship

Yeshiva University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Murray Hill

The MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yeshiva University Katz School is a Professional Science Master's degree that provides the mission-critical scientific, technical, and business knowledge needed to launch, manage, scale and commercialize biotechnology products and services. [+]

From editing genes using CRISPR to growing transgenic, pesticide-resistant crops, innovations in biotechnology are happening faster and becoming more sophisticated. To maintain competitiveness in this growing market, companies need professionals who

understand the science behind biotechnology, and have the business skills needed to commercialize new products and services.

The MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yeshiva University Katz School is a Professional Science Master's degree that provides the mission-critical scientific, technical, and business knowledge needed to launch, manage, scale and commercialize biotechnology products and services.

The Biotech master is a recognized STEM degree, so international students may be eligible for extended Optional Practical Training (OPT) to work in the United States for up to 24 months after graduation.... [-]


Master Marketing, Communication and Engineering of Food Products - Taught in FRENCH

École de Management de Normandie / Normandy Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Caen Rouen + 1 more

This program is taught in FRENCH. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

Read the official French description and apply here: MS Marketing, Communication et Ingénierie des Produits Agroalimentaires

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