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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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208 Results in Life Sciences

EIT Food

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 essentia ... [+]

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.

The approach of the programme is unique in how students can select study pathways from a wide range of profiles at different European Universities to suit their career ambitions.

The integrated Master in Food Systems will equip a new generation of top talent with the skills, competences and knowledge to become innovators and entrepreneurs in the Food sector. The Master degree will provide a best in class, innovative educational programme that overcomes a number of challenges in the sector - the collaboration of industry in the development and execution of the programme ensures key employability criteria are secured and students have access to resources and insights from industrial partners and entrepreneurial ventures alike. With geographic and organisational mobility as a core feature, students will study at three different universities and be exposed to a range of organisational settings to enhance their understanding of the food sector. Sustainability is built in through a focus on systems thinking to expose current and future challenges and to inspire highly creative solutions.... [-]

Poland Warsaw Germany Stuttgart Italy Turin United Kingdom Reading Belfast Spain Madrid  + 7 More
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Yeshiva University

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 scien ... [+]

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. ​... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Campus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Whether you are interested in a career using plants or biomass for bioenergy, processing food products, or industrial biotechnology, the Illinois Professional Science Mas ... [+]

MSc in Bioprocessing and Bioenergy: STEM – Designated Degree

Whether you are interested in a career using plants or biomass for bioenergy, processing food products, or industrial biotechnology, the Illinois Professional Science Master’s in bioprocessing and bioenergy integrates science and business to prepare students for careers on the cutting edge of multidisciplinary technology.

You will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned scientists and researchers working to develop new technologies inside the state of the art Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL). The IBRL is prepared to lead the way in bioenergy and bioprocessing research and education. The facility provides students with hands-on experience in pilot plant processing, analytical lab work while working side-by-side with industry clients and partners.... [-]

USA Champaign
August 2020
English (USA)
Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of London

Improve the health and production of livestock by providing a greater understanding of the interaction of livestock with people and the environment. This programme offers ... [+]

This programme offers a thorough overview of the factors that influence livestock production - including breeding, nutrition, welfare and disease processes and management.

Gain a thorough overview of the factors that influence livestock production, including breeding, nutrition, welfare and disease processes and management.

How you study

The programme is offered by distance learning and is fully supported by a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You study independently, at a time and pace that suits you (subject to course-specific deadlines), using the study materials provided.

When you register, we will provide access to both the Royal Veterinary College’s Virtual Learning Environment (RVC Learn) and your personal RVC email account:... [-]

United Kingdom London
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
Online
San Jose State University - Department of Biological Sciences

The Professional Science Master of Biotechnology Program (MBT) was founded in 2003 in the Biological Sciences Department at San José State University with support from a ... [+]

Join the Future of Biotech

Formal two-year degree program:

Achieve your career goals. Add value to your organization and advance your career. Night courses for the working professional. >90% of students secure jobs within the biotechnology industry at graduation. Top industry and academic instructors with real-world experience.

The Professional Science Master of Biotechnology Program (MBT) was founded in 2003 in the Biological Sciences Department at San José State University with support from a grant from the Sloan Foundation. The MBT program integrates advanced, hands-on training in laboratory-based biotechnologies with MBA-level business courses from the College of Business. The Department of Biological Sciences is highly regarded in the Silicon Valley for providing outstanding laboratory-based training, and the College of Business is ranked in the top 15% of Business Schools in the country.... [-]

USA San Jose
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Full-time
21 months
Campus
Online
ZHAW School of Life Sciences And Facility Management

There is a growing need for experts who have specific knowledge in a scientific discipline combined with skills in data science, modeling, and computation. Programming, A ... [+]

There is a growing need for experts who have specific knowledge in a scientific discipline combined with skills in data science, modeling, and computation.

Programming, Algorithms, Data-Structures, Mathematical Modelling, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Data Bases, Data Architecture Systems, Handling and Visualising Data, Neural Networks, and Deep Learning are the relevant Keywords. Those who master these contents have key qualifications for the future.

Become a data scientist and simulation expert!

Master of Science in Applied Computational Life Sciences

Science and business are undergoing profound changes as a result of the developments of the digital revolution. Expertise in working with digital tools and large quantities of data are key supplementary skills for subject specialists. In this Master’s program, you will acquire these supplementary skills and combine them with the subject-specific experience and knowledge gained in your Bachelor’s degree.... [-]

Switzerland Wädenswil
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 semesters
Campus
West Pomeranian University of Technology

Biotechnology is a field of study that combines technological competence with the ability to use living organisms in animal and plant production, environmental protection ... [+]

Biotechnology is a field of study that combines technological competence with the ability to use living organisms in animal and plant production, environmental protection, food processing and production, biomaterials generation and many other domains. During your studies, you will acquire extensive knowledge and skills in the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, environmental protection, genetic engineering and many other technical and natural fields. We guarantee that you will spend a lot of time in the laboratories, not only in the course of the teaching classes but also on carrying out your own projects, i.e. getting to know the practical side of your future profession.

After graduation, you will be able to describe and explain complex biotechnology processes, you will have knowledge helpful in developing and optimizing biotechnological processes and their conditions. You will acquire information about cellular engineering, genetic modification of organisms and its importance for humans and the natural environment. You will learn the techniques used in the analysis and modification of nucleic acids and proteomics. You will understand the principles of modern breeding and the role of biotechnology in its improvement.... [-]

Poland Szczecin
February 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
University of Göttingen

Are you interested in both crops and livestock? Are you excited about an international career in breeding research? Choose the new master's program: Integrated Plant and ... [+]

Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)

Are you interested in both crops and livestock?

Shaping the future of breeding research

Are you excited about an international career in breeding research?

Choose the new master's program:

Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding

The application portal will open April 1st for EU applicants

The application portal for NON-EU applicants is closed!

iPAB at a Glance: Language: English Admission requirements: BSc in agriculture, biology or related disciplines; the admission regulations for the master program "Agricultural Sciences" will be applied; ONLY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Proof of proficiency in English: CEFR Level C1 (TOEFL or equivalent) Your profile: High degree of self-motivation and natural curiosity to tackle complex biological problems; Research-minded and not afraid of big data, mathematics and statistics; Interest in a long term engagement in international breeding research Contents/ Modules: Compulsory modules: Quantitative genetics and population genetics Breeding schemes and programs in plant and animal breeding Statistical genetics, breeding informatics and experimental design Biotechnology and molecular genetics in plant and animal breeding Selection theory, design and optimization of breeding programs Elective Modules: e.g. Breeding Informatics Legal issues in plant and animal breeding Poultry breeding and genetics Biotechnology and forest genetics Genetic resources Seed Marketing Internship and further interesting modules Career perspectives: ... [-]
Germany Göttingen
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Full-time
2 - 2 years
Campus
Northwest Missouri State University

The Master of Science program in agriculture is designed to further develop the technical knowledge and professional training necessary for those preparing for occupation ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Maryville
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Full-time
16 months
Campus
Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management

The master's degree study branch European Agrarian Diplomacy that is being taught in English has been established based on a request by the CR Ministry of Agriculture aim ... [+]

The form of Study: Full-time Study

Length of Study: 2 years (4 semesters)

Entrance Exams: written form of the test from Economics and Management and Social Sciences in English only.

The master's degree study branch European Agrarian Diplomacy that is being taught in English has been established based on a request by the CR Ministry of Agriculture aimed at the education of specialists for the EU Common Agricultural Policy able to occupy the relevant positions both in the national and European institutions. Taking into account width of the problems and the significance of agriculture within the bounds of the European Union policies, the study branch has not been concentrated upon adaptation of the Czech Republic into the EU structures only, but it has been preparing specialists oriented in the current trends, be it within the boundaries of the agrarian sector development of European Union itself (Europe 2020 Strategy), or in the global questions and Europe's position in global agriculture.... [-]

Czech Republic Praha-Suchdol
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
École de Management de Normandie / Normandy Business School

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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France Caen Rouen
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French
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

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-aft ... [+]

Overview

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.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Tuition fees: no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection Language: English Education

The MSc program is 2 years long: the first year is to strengthen your theoretical background, and the second year is to focus on research. Students have the freedom to choose courses and extracurricular activities to shape their individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, and gain entrepreneurial skills to prepare for job placement.... [-]

Russia Moscow
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Of the West Of England, Bristol

Become a specialist wildlife conservation practitioner with practical skills, experience and knowledge innovation to protect the world's most vulnerable species. Learn fr ... [+]

This exciting course is not just theoretical. It's designed to give you hands-on experience of contemporary and advancing techniques for conserving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world. It's delivered in collaboration with the internationally renowned Bristol Zoological Society (BZS), and is unique in the way it prepares you for complete practical conservation.

Alongside developing your abilities and practice in ecosystem and species conservation, communication and effecting behaviour change, the MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice course has a strong emphasis on developing your innovation and entrepreneurial skills. There is an ever more pressing need for conservationists to create and work with emerging technologies to ensure we maximise the opportunities for biodiversity conservation.... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Bioinformaticians are distinguished by their ability to formulate biologically relevant questions, design and implement the appropriate solution by managing and analyzing ... [+]

What is the Master of Bioinformatics all about?

Bioinformaticians are distinguished by their ability to formulate biologically relevant questions, design and implement the appropriate solution by managing and analyzing high-throughput molecular biological and sequence data, and interpret the obtained results.

Programme

This interdisciplinary two-year programme focuses on acquiring:

basic background knowledge in diverse disciplines belonging to the field of bioinformatics, including statistics, molecular biology, and computer science; expert knowledge in the field of bioinformatics; programming skills; engineering skills.

The 120-credit programme consists of a reorientation package (one semester), a common package (two semesters) and a thesis.... [-]

Belgium Leuven
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering

Master of Science and Engineering, Major in Agricultural Science Our Agricultural Science program aims to meet the current and future needs of companies, public authoriti ... [+]

Master of Science and Engineering, Agricultural Science

The Agricultural Science major aims to meet the current and future needs of companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers and scientists benefiting from French and European expertise in the fields of :

livestock housing, nutrition and production crop systems modelling, protection and management smart farming and new technologies in agriculture Course Objectives

First, the fundamental objective of this program is to have a general overview of Agricultural Science. Courses range from food chain theory and crop management to livestock and plant production. Although this general approach is taught through its technical and scientific aspects, it is also crucial to include economic, sociological and ethical aspects to comprehend the notion of sustainability in agricultural.... [-]

France Lille
October 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus