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A Master of Science, or a Master’s degree in Science is an academic degree delivered by Universities in many countries. A Master of Science is a popular choice after completing a Bachelor’s degree.

Biological & life sciences is an area of science that studies how different processes, such as chemical, physical, and geological, shape how living organisms interact on earth together. Classes may include ecology, physiology, and evolution.

Belgium is known as the heart of Europe and a hub for international networking. As international students in Belgium you be surrounded by a multicultural community.

Top MSc Degrees in Life Sciences in Belgium 2019

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15 Results in Life Sciences, Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in (bio)engineering and do you want to tackle the complex problems that arise at the boundary of biology, medicine, and the ... [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a complete English taught two-year programme and leads to a joint degree from UGent and VUB. In this master's course, knowledge and skills in all fields in biomedical engineering will be given, so when you finished the Master's programme, you can be employed as a generalist, and you will also be specialized in one particular field of biomedical engineering. As a student, you will be able to select any field of biomedical engineering. You will be trained to work in interdisciplinary project teams, composed of engineers and medical specialists. To prepare further for interdisciplinary teams, students and scholars are treated as equals. To train for working in a European setting, you will get knowledge in the healthcare situation in several countries in Europe, and you will be trained in cultural differences between European countries.... [-]

Belgium Brussels
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in playing a key role in high quality scientific marine research providing advice in marine management based on sound scientific knowledge becoming critically minded, problem-solving and communicative scientists... [-]

Belgium Brussels
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The programme aims at strengthening and updating the theoretical and practical skills of young scientists from developing countries who are already involved in either hum ... [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This Master is an Interuniversity Programme in Molecular Biology (IPMB), jointly organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Universiteit Antwerpen, and selected and supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) as one of its international course programmes. Although originally designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries, the programme offers an exquisite opportunity for those who seek re-orientation to enter the fascinating world of molecular biology. Also, students in exchange programmes who visit the organizing universities for one or two semesters are most welcome to attend classes and acquire laboratory skills. The programme aims at strengthening and updating the theoretical and practical skills of young scientists from developing countries who are already involved in either human or animal health care or agricultural research. The goal of the programme is not just to transfer technology but rather to train participants to acquire the ability to cope with a wide range of scientific problems and challenges and to provide them with the intellectual tools needed to develop a molecular biological approach to tackle the problems their country is facing.... [-]

Belgium Brussels
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Antwerp

A state-of-the-art two-year master programme in the fascinating and emerging field of biodiversity. ... [+]

You will acquire insight into the causes and consequences of the current worldwide loss of plant, animal and other species, and into the theory and practice of managing endangered species and the conservation and restoration of habitats. Links with society, for example, biodiversity policy, legislation and international treaties, will also be highlighted. You will undertake an internship with an external organization involved in conservation/restoration.

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Belgium Antwerp
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Sciences

The global demand for plant-derived products such as feed and food is increasing dramatically, as illustrated by the recent doubling of the price of most commodity crops. ... [+]

Course content

The global demand for plant-derived products such as feed and food is increasing dramatically, as illustrated by the recent doubling of the price of most commodity crops. How can we deal with these exponentially growing demands for food, feed, and bio-energy? How can we cope with the fact that we will have to produce more food on less arable land, under environmentally more challenging conditions? These are just a few questions to be solved by the modern plant biotechnology.

The training in plant biotechnology is embedded in an environment of top science and industrial entrepreneurship where translational research enables the transfer of knowledge from plant models to crops. If you choose to study at Ghent University, you will be studying at the largest Agro-Biotech Campus in Europe.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
1 year
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Sciences

Recent technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. Bioinformatics is the interdisciplinary domain in which biology, computer science, statistics, ... [+]

Recent technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. Bioinformatics is the interdisciplinary domain in which biology, computer science, statistics, mathematics and engineering are combined to support this data-driven approach.

Bioinformaticsis a booming interdisciplinary field that is driving innovation in many disciplines ranging from fundamental science in biology and computer science to applied research in biotechnology, pharma industry, medical decision making, food science, and big data analysis.

The increasing impact of the field, together with the need for multi-angle approaches to tackle bioinformatics related problems has created an urgent need for highly trained scientists with an interdisciplinary mindset.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Sciences

The Master in Biochemistry and Biotechnology offers scientists not only a thorough knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology bu ... [+]

Course content

The training in biochemistry and biotechnology has the aim of forming scientists who not only have a thorough knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology and physiology but who can also use the biochemical and biotechnological techniques in a creative and inventive manner on plants, animals or humans. The students are also initiated in the interesting world of bioinformatics.

The program also has a social aim: to apply research and knowledge in favor of humanity and society. The focus within the training reflects this social involvement in research on the origin and treatment of all kinds of illnesses (such as cancer, chronic inflammation and metabolic diseases), on the improvement of plants (sustainable food production, production of food with improved nutritional quality, production of bio-fuels) and on the use of micro-organisms in certain chemical processes (detoxification of contaminants).... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. The avalanche of molecular data enables key discoveries in biology, ecology and molecular evolution d ... [+]

Technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. The avalanche of molecular data enables key discoveries in biology, ecology and molecular evolution drives innovation in biotech and pharma industry and supports medical and governmental decision making.

However, the power of using these data for innovation depends on interdisciplinary skills to analyze, integrate and interpret the data. There is thus an urgent need for bioinformatics scientists and engineers with an interdisciplinary mindset.

The interfaculty Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Ghent University provides a curriculum of 120 credits, taught in English, which - depending on the chosen track - can result in an Engineer’s or Bioscience Engineer’s degree.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development aims at giving an in-depth knowledge and know-how related to nutrition and rural development related topics, crea ... [+]

The first year of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development aims at giving an in-depth knowledge and know-how related to nutrition and rural development related topics, creating a common academic level between all program students of diverse backgrounds. The programme consists of the one hand of basic knowledge, insights and skills in the areas of production, transformation, preservation, marketing and consumption of food products. On the other hand, it contains a practically oriented component that enables the alumni to identify problems by means of quantitative and qualitative research methods and analytical techniques, to assess and rank causes, and to plan, to execute and to evaluate appropriate interventions.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The Master of Science in Food Technology will prepare you to become a highly skilled professional in food technology, equipped with the necessary technical and managerial ... [+]

Content Inter-university programme - Joint degree offered by the two leading universities in Flanders High-level research-based education to solve food security problems in developing countries Farm to fork multi-disciplinary approach

Food should not only be produced, but it should also be delivered to the ultimate consumer in an acceptable form if it is to fulfil its nutritional destiny. To bring foods to the consumer in an acceptable form, on the one hand, processing technologies are used to convert edible raw materials into foods with decreased inherent stability; on the other hand preservation technologies are required to increase the stability and shelf life of foods.

Based on these considerations two technological dimensions are the key objectives: the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption and the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The MSc in Aquaculture, established at Ghent University in 1991, offers a constantly actualised programme that balances a broad multidisciplinary approach with in-depth r ... [+]

Aquaculture is defined as the production of aquatic plants and animals for human consumption. Under the pressure of the increasing world population on the one side and the stagnating or even declining fishery landings on the other side, aquaculture is considered as the only option to respond to the growing demand for healthy and sustainable seafood.

Commercial aquaculture is a relatively young, diverse and dynamic bio-industry with growth figures exceeding any other traditional primary production sector.

Modern aquaculture is a strongly research-driven bio-industry requiring constant innovation and highly skilled entrepreneurs. On the other hand, it is also a very diverse discipline with a wide range of involved species (plants, molluscs, crustaceans, fish), climates, environments (freshwater, brackish water, marine), and exploitation modes (developing versus developed economies; subsistence versus business aquaculture).... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The International MSc in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship programme, is a joint degree which offers you the opportunity to study rural dev ... [+]

The International MSc in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship programme, is a joint degree which offers you the opportunity to study rural development in its diversity of international approaches and applications. The 2-year master programme (120 ECTS) is jointly organized by 12 institutes leading in agricultural economics and rural development from all over the world. IMRD offers a combination of basic and specialized theoretical and practical training in technical, economic and social sciences. This competitive master programme has a high extent of international student mobility, making it possible to learn from specialists worldwide.

Study at different universities and compare international views on rural development Gain practical experience through a 1-month case study in Italy, Slovakia or Vietnam Scholarship opportunities: VLIR UOS scholarships 1/3 of our graduates start a PhD; others work at UN, FAO and in the agribusiness industry Obtain a joint MSc in Rural Development ... [-]
Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The Interuniversity Program in Food Technology (IUPFOOD) focuses on two technological dimensions of prime and crucial importance in food processing and preservation; the ... [+]

To fulfill its nutritional destiny, food must be both safely produced and safely delivered to its end consumer. This requires, on the one hand, processing technologies for converting edible raw materials into foods with decreased inherent stability, and, on the other, preservation technologies for increasing the stability and shelf life of foods.

What is the Master of Food Technology all about?

The Interuniversity Program in Food Technology (IUPFOOD) focuses on two technological dimensions of prime and crucial importance in food processing and preservation:

the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer. ... [-]
Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering is about ensuring the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations in both the global North and global South. Agro- and ec ... [+]

Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering is about ensuring the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations in both the global North and global South. Agro- and ecosystems provide a wide range of essential goods and services such as food, water, energy, and biodiversity. Yet, the contemporary context of population growth, rapid urbanization, economic globalization, climate change, deforestation, soil pollution and degradation challenges the future provisioning of a sufficient quantity and quality of these goods and services.

What is the Master of Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering all about?

The Master of Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering (ACE) provides in-depth knowledge of the functioning and management of natural and production-oriented ecosystems. You can choose to focus on either temperate or (sub)tropical settings, or a combination of both. You compliment the interdisciplinary core programme with a major specialization in one out of four different domains: biological production, abiotic and biotic environment, bioeconomics, and bio-geo information.... [-]

Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
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 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus