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278 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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University of Bath
Claverton Down, United Kingdom

Develop an understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of life, and its applications in health, medicine or food biosecurity, preparing you for a career in research or i ... +

Develop an understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of life, and its applications in health, medicine or food biosecurity, preparing you for a career in research or industry. -
MSc
Full-time
English
21 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

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

Manchester Metropolitan University has been paving the way in nutrition and food science 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
Jul 2020
Online
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

This is a specialized and highly flexible program with an emphasis on developing problem-solving, independent thinking and robust communication skills. You will be trained in ... +

This is a specialized and highly flexible program with an emphasis on developing problem-solving, independent thinking and robust communication skills. You will be trained in both theory and techniques of fundamental and applied research, in one of two tracks: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, or Molecular Biology and Physiology. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

The MSc course aims to educate biotechnologists who possess a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge of biotechnology with medical and pharmaceutical sciences in fo ... +

The MSc course aims to educate biotechnologists who possess a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge of biotechnology with medical and pharmaceutical sciences in focus. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Deggendorf, Germany

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology produces large amounts of data in a very short time. The amount of data that is generated by sequencing the genetic material of hum ... +

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology produces large amounts of data in a very short time. The amount of data that is generated by sequencing the genetic material of humans, animals or plants must be computationally processed and correlated in order to make it usable: This is the task of Life Science Informatics. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
01 Oct 2020
15 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Nice, France

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 scient ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
ISARA Lyon
Lyon, France

Are you interested in sustainable food production “from farm to fork” and how to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way? Do y ... +

Are you interested in sustainable food production “from farm to fork” and how to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way? Do you want to study in an international context? Then the European MSc program Sustainable Food Systems is the right choice for you! -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

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

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme 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
Aug 2021
20 Jan 2021
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
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
EIT Food
Warsaw, Poland +5 More

The flagship Master in Food Systems programme is EIT Food's unique offering to develop top talent for the food sector. The programme is based on a combination of essential ski ... +

The flagship Master in Food Systems programme is EIT Food's unique offering to develop top talent for the food sector. The programme is based on a combination of essential skills to become effective innovators and entrepreneurs in the food sector along with key technical skills that are tailored to the individual career pathway for each student. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Velp, Netherlands

Are you a mid-career development professional, with a background in rural development or agriculture? Within this program, you can enhance your knowledge of food security, soc ... +

Are you a mid-career development professional, with a background in rural development or agriculture? Within this program, you can enhance your knowledge of food security, social inclusion gender, and youth or disaster risk management. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
01 Jul 2020
Campus
 
University of Szeged
Szeged, Hungary

A certified food science and technology engineer is skilled in the fields of production, technology, planning of operations, management of economic processes, development of p ... +

A certified food science and technology engineer is skilled in the fields of production, technology, planning of operations, management of economic processes, development of products, quality assurance, tender-writing, and is capable of undertaking management tasks while taking into account technical and economic aspects. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Bilkent University Graduate School of Engineering and Science
Ankara, Turkey

The graduate programs are organized to provide excellent training in basic and applied research areas of molecular biology and genetics. The main research activities of the de ... +

The graduate programs are organized to provide excellent training in basic and applied research areas of molecular biology and genetics. The main research activities of the department are on molecular genetics (genetic predisposition to cancer, tumor suppressor genes, gene-disease associations), molecular biology (regulation of transcription, differential expression, epigenetics), molecular cell biology (cell cycle, apoptosis, signal transduction). Immunology, bioinformatics, metabolic diseases. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 14 semesters
English
Campus
 
The International University of Bio-Regenerative Sciences (IUBRS)
New Castle, USA

Bio-Regenerative Science (BRS) is an interdisciplinary branch (field) of biological science, that researches and dialogues the Biological Regenerative Science application of s ... +

Bio-Regenerative Science (BRS) is an interdisciplinary branch (field) of biological science, that researches and dialogues the Biological Regenerative Science application of substances of natural origin, naturally occurring substances and products of biotechnological output, targeting damaged cells, repairing and/or replacing damaged tissues and organs, as well as, acting via the interference and stimulation of biological processes at the cellular level, resulting in biological age reversal, a reversal of pathological mechanisms underlying degeneration and activation of repair pathways. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
National Taiwan University International College
Taipei, Taiwan

The Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science is the first English-taught program in the NTUIC. The program is cross-college cooperation between the ... +

The Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science is the first English-taught program in the NTUIC. The program is cross-college cooperation between the College of Bioresources and Agriculture and College of Life Science. By leveraging the formidable strengths and resources of NTU, the program aims to cultivate global bioagricultural talents that can contribute to the pressing needs of agriculture suitability with advanced knowledge and practical skills of contemporary agriculture. -
MSc
Full-time
English
01 Aug 2020
18 Dec 2020
Campus
 

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