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When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

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University of Nottingham

Biotechnology is a revolutionary science with proven impact in the health, medicine, food, environment and energy sectors. This exciting new course is designed to equip y ... [+]

Biotechnology is a revolutionary science with proven impact in the health, medicine, food, environment and energy sectors.

Overview

This exciting new course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and application of science and technology to tackle today's global challenges.

It offers specialisms in plant, microbial and animal biotechnology. The overarching theme is based on understanding the fundamental cellular mechanisms, genetic manipulations of biological systems and production processes.

You will be introduced to pioneering technologies in biotechnology and have the opportunity to find out more about current opportunities in this field of science with visits to industry and career workshops.... [-]

United Kingdom Sutton Bonington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Myerscough College

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This online MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded fro ... [+]

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This online MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded from the University of Central Lancashire, is a ground-breaking course with an international profile. The course recognises the multidisciplinary approach needed to design, maintain and manage trees as part of green infrastructure projects. The course is designed for professionals who wish to engage further with an understanding of urban trees, their management, and sustainable ways forward for our urban forests.

The course encourages debate and critical evaluation of practices and innovative research within arboriculture and urban forestry, taking both a scientific and industry viewpoint on current practice. We look at the current issues in delivering good tree care and healthy urban forests – because trees and urban green space contribute so much to the liveability of our urban areas and yet they are often neglected as a topic or seen only as a secondary resource in urban areas.... [-]

United Kingdom Lancashire
August 2019
3 years
Online
Manchester Metropolitan University

The MSc in Animal Behaviour addresses the interaction between environment, experience and physiology in the development and dynamics of behaviour. There is an applied ele ... [+]

Overview

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 fieldwork. The programme features a strong numerical and research-orientated approach. A range of elective units is 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.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Cranfield University

Over the past few years, Bioinformatics has become the most exciting field in biology. This Bioinformatics MSc course provides a unique hands-on learning experience in bi ... [+]

Overview

Over the past few years, Bioinformatics has become the most exciting field in biology. This Bioinformatics MSc course provides a unique hands-on learning experience in bioinformatics skills, by combining the latest advances in analysing high-throughput genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomics data.

Cranfield’s Bioinformatics MSc is the first of its kind in the UK. With more than 200 alumni over the past 10 years, it became the most popular postgraduate course in Bioinformatics in Europe. Because Cranfield is a solely postgraduate university it means that every single taught module of the Applied Bioinformatics MSc is uniquely tailored to be a Masters-level. That’s why it is the award-winner of the BBSRC’s Masters Training Grant (MTG) for best course in life sciences. Our taught modules cover in great depth a plethora of programming languages typically applied in the bioinformatics, such as Perl, Java, R and SQL; as well as modern Web technologies such as JavaEE, NoSQL and JavaScript. Furthermore, we have two dedicated taught modules focusing on established bioinformatics protocols for the latest Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and 3rd Generation Sequencing (3GS) technologies.... [-]

United Kingdom Cranfield
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Salford

The field of biotechnology has been revolutionised in the past ten years by advances in molecular biology, genome sequencing and large scale-omics profiling (including pr ... [+]

In Brief: This MSc will give you the opportunity to engage with key employers and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be attractive to prospective employers in the future. Biotechnology is a priority growth area in the UK (particularly the North West) as well as a globally important industry Through this MSc you will acquire the skills needed to address the global challenges of population growth, increased life expectancy, antibiotic resistance, sustainable agriculture and the demand for food and fuel. Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

This programme reflects this by directly teaching core Molecular Biology and Proteomics (MBP) and a Genomics module, which further incorporates training in computational science, which is a current high demand skill for graduates. ... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors, offering a unique qualificat ... [+]

MSc Advanced Food Safety

The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors, offering a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security.

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), is one of the University’s four Global Research Institutes, which is leading the world in addressing one of the greatest challenges – how to ensure the safety of our food.

The world’s food supply is reducing. Its production is under increasing pressure, and so safety issues are more likely to arise.

The programme focus will be on new and emerging issues within the field, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and security.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Our highly regarded MSc Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences programme will prepare you with practical skills in scientific investigation and a valuable body of academic ... [+]

The biomolecular and biomedical sciences are challenging, demanding enthusiastic, driven students. Of course, these cutting-edge fields also offer incredible potential for positive impact – and meaningful careers.

The biomedical sciences offer hope for curing diseases and bettering the health and well-being of people across the globe. Every discovery shapes the future. Every contribution furthers the common good.

GCU is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for allied health research conducted at world-leading standards (Research Excellence Framework). Our highly regarded MSc Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences programme will prepare you with practical skills in scientific investigation and a valuable body of academic knowledge informed by the newest research in the field.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Bradford

Our programme will provide you with essential skills in both molecular and computational techniques. You will learn how to design and perform experiments, and efficiently ... [+]

Overview

Bioinformatics is a branch of the life sciences that focus on analysing and integrating big data acquired in biomedical experimentation.

Over the last couple of years '-omics' technologies have transformed healthcare practice, biomedical research and industry, and there is a shortage of biomedical graduates with bioinformatics training in the advanced healthcare sector.

Our programme will provide you with essential skills in both molecular and computational techniques. You will learn how to design and perform experiments, and efficiently analyse next-generation sequencing data. You will acquire research data mining skills for Biological Sciences, Transcriptomics, Genomics, Proteomics and Metagenomics.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Lincoln

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise to undertake technical and production management roles in the globally important ... [+]

The Course

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise to undertake technical and production management roles in the globally important agri-food sector.

The agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change and health and well-being.

Students will have the opportunity to study areas such as advanced crop science, advanced food manufacturing, new product and process development, food safety & technical management, as well as commercial, operational, supply chain and agile management.

Students will also have access to industry-relevant specialist technologies and new equipment at both the University of Lincoln’s food and agricultural campuses, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach, and at Riseholme Park.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation

Ethnobotany is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving knowledge and use of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significa ... [+]

Ethnobotany is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving knowledge and use of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significance.

Overview

Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, historically and cross-culturally, particularly the role of plants in human culture and practices, how humans have used and modified plants, and how they represent them in their systems of knowledge.

This programme combines anthropological studies of human-environment interaction and sociocultural knowledge of plants in different parts of the world with ecology, conservation science, biodiversity management, and climate change science. It also covers medicinal plant use and ethnopharmacology, plant conservation and sustainable management practices, taxonomy, and economic botany. Students will receive practical training in mixed methods and learn to conduct interdisciplinary research in Ethnobotany, in preparation for doctoral research or a career in related fields.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Westminster

Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be ... [+]

Best Masters of Science in Life Sciences in United Kingdom 2019. Course summary Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. You will complement your theoretical studies with hands-on experience of fully controlled fermenters that are up to pilot-plant scale and are linked to modern monitoring and control systems. You will study a range of subjects in considerable depth, including bioactive compounds, industrial bioprocesses, microbial physiology and fermentation technology, microbial production of novel metabolites, monitoring and control of fermentation, topics in biotechnology, and types of bioreactors. Course structure ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

This course is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and ability to become a professional food process engineer. ... [+]

This master’s course in Food Process Engineering will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge needed in the food industry, which, combined with relevant industrial training and experience, can help you on the path towards becoming a chartered engineer.

Your training will give you a detailed understanding of food process engineering theory, methods and practice, and is delivered by a team of specialists including lecturers from the food industry, or with food industry experience.

Key facts Your learning will be informed by lecturers from the food industry, or with food industry experience. This course provides specialized training, informed by industry and the faculty’s research strengths, in processing properties of food materials, from farm to fork. The University of Nottingham has a strong research reputation in the field of food science. Our school of Biosciences is ranked no. 1 research environment in the UK for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science (2014 Research Excellence Framework). ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilization of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. ... [+]

Programme description

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilization of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. The challenges related to food are not only the existence of approximately 795 million undernourished people in the world (Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)) but also the increasing presence of diet-related non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes and heart disease); the contribution of agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions and land use change. Understanding the interconnection of food, health, and the environment, as well as their trade-offs is vital to formulate policies that enable us to achieve food security in a sustainable manner.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
London South Bank University

Accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. This postgraduate course is for those working, or intending, to work in the food industry and who wish to spec ... [+]

Recognising equal needs

This course addresses the key issues of food control, from both the food producers and food law enforcement points of view, recognising the equally important needs of distributors, retailers and of course, consumers.

We cover the successful introduction and implementation of systems of control, including those based on the accepted principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and other international quality management standards.

Why Food Safety and Control at LSBU? Accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology. We’re No.1 London modern university for research quality in Food Science (Complete University Guide league table, 2018). Students who have accepted an offer for this course are encouraged to apply for LSBU's Frank Brake scholarship. EU study opportunities exist with the University of de Lorraine Nancy, France, and Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia, Spain. The course has also included sustainability to address food security, food waste, sustainable packaging. Accreditations Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location MSc Part-time 30 months September Southwark Campus MSc Part-time 31 months January Southwark Campus PgDip Part-time 2 years January; September Southwark Campus MSc Full-time 16 months January; September Southwark Campus PgDip Full-time 1 year January; September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 31 months
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

​The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in a range of sectors. ... [+]

Course Overview

The food industry in the United Kingdom has developed a world-renown reputation for the production of exceptional quality, safe, wholesome products. To maintain this position in the global market, it is vital that the workforce is equally competent and highly skilled.

The Masters of Food Science and Technology at Cardiff Met has been designed to provide you with professional training combining comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge within the fields of food science and food technology.

It is ideal for students and professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of food manufacturing, commercial, government or research roles in the broad field of food science and food technology.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus