Master of Science Degree in Life Sciences in Greater London in United Kingdom

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The Master of Science, or MSc, is an academic degree awarded to those who effectively complete about two years of intensive study on a given topic. Many MSc courses offer a combination of classroom and research-based curriculum.

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.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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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. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Life Sciences in Greater London in United Kingdom. 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. Core modules Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics This module reviews and discusses the ways in which molecular biology has been used to treat inherited and acquired diseases. You will investigate the ethics and legislation involved in the use of novel therapies in humans. Molecular Science and Diagnostics This module is designed to make you aware of the impact of molecular biology on the diagnosis of human diseases. You will critically review the technologies and determine the advantages and disadvantages associated with each diagnostic strategy. Issues of accuracy, implementation, ethics and safety will be addressed. Principles of Molecular Medicine The module provides you with a critical appreciation of the human genome, its regulation, functional significance of gene mutations and current approaches of identification of human genetic disorders. Topics covered include: molecular basis of host-pathogen interaction; molecular... [-]

MSc in Applied Biotechnology

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Applied Molecular Biology This module is designed to provide you with insight into current research topics in biochemistry and molecular biology. Since these areas are evolving rapidly, the most recent relevant topics are selected year-to-year. Examples of topics might include: molecular biology of cancer, personalised medicine, transgenic plants, epigenetics, metabolomics, proteomics, gene therapy and stem cell research. Fermentation Technology This module aims to examine and discuss the essential, qualitative and quantitative principles in growth of cultures and subsequent bioproducts to provide the needed expertise for the bio-industries. You will gain an understanding of fermentation processes, as well as smalland large-scale production of fermentation products, microbial strain/culture selection and development, and microbial culture. Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology This module will explore applications of bacterial, fungal, and mammalian culture to the production of bio-products (eg enzymes, biopharmaceuticals) and examine ways in which... [-]

MSc Applied Plant Science

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

Developed by researchers and staff with experience of international horticulture and agriculture, our MSc Applied Plant Science will develop your knowledge and practical skills for both research and business. Research projects are located at placement hosts or in University labs. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Life Sciences in Greater London in United Kingdom. Why this MSc? See our page at http://www.nri.org/study-with-us/postgraduate/msc-applied-plant-science Experts in plant sciences are increasingly needed by businesses worldwide, in research and innovation, in governments and agencies. This degree programme will give you: • Broad research- and business-led course content • The opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to your own interests and career • A route to study the full MSc in one year, or individual courses for continuing professional development You will be taught by staff who have extensive experience working in and applying plant science, in commerce, industry and governance. You will undertake field trips and external research placements which will provide you with practical experience and employment opportunities. Where will I study? You will be based at the University of Greenwich Chatham Maritime campus, where you will benefit from the expert knowledge within the Natural Resources Institute, a multidisciplinary centre of excellence with an established reputation for high-quality research and training in support of global food security and sustainable development. You will also gain practical skills at Hadlow College, Kent, and at research institutes and other business settings. The programme will include: a thorough practical and theoretical grounding in: - The science of plant biology and its application in the commercial and research arena - The practicalities of horticulture and agriculture technologies - The commercial aspects of this business area, including the planning, execution and evaluation of trials to exploit and develop novel... [-]

MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems. The courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios. [+]

As of the 2018/2019 session the courses offered on this programme will be revised and the programme title may change, but the content will still focus on sustainable agriculture

This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems. The courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios. Teaching will focus on case studies from NRI’s corporate experience of looking at how research into agricultural issues, both in the natural and social sciences, can be translated into knowledge and products that have real impact on increasing the effectiveness of agriculture in delivering food security and enhancing livelihoods for all stakeholders. The potential role of agricultural innovations, both in technology, including biotechnology, knowledge systems, extension services and institutional partnerships in promoting development are also a strong theme in courses. The aims of the programme are: - To understand modern agricultural systems and the associated technologies of production together with their potential impacts on agriculture and livelihoods - To understand the social, institutional and economic context within which agriculture operates - To understand modern agriculture and its role in sustainable development. Course content: - Research Methods (15 credits) - Tools for Sustainable Agriculture (15 Credits) - Integrated Pest Management (30 credits) - Independent... [-]


MSc Food Innovation

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc programme in Food Innovation has been designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of key steps in the development and launch of new ingredients and products to contribute to healthy living and lifestyles. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Life Sciences in Greater London in United Kingdom. This programme has been designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of key steps in the development and launch of new ingredients and products to contribute to healthy living and lifestyles. It is based upon the strengths and expertise of staff working in the Faculty of Engineering and Science, e.g. human nutrition and public health; food chemistry and biochemistry, functional foods, marketing and economics; new product and process development; food packaging; food safety and quality management; food legislation; applied food microbiology, creative thinking, sustainability and entrepreneurship. This programme is aimed at: graduates who want to develop a career path in the food industry in the area of product development, for students who have not followed an undergraduate programme in food science or technology, and for professionals working in the food industry who want to participate in the programme, either in a part-time mode or by following a continuing professional development (CPD) model. Students with backgrounds in Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Biotechnology and Hospitality are encouraged to join the programme. This new programme is intended to prepare graduates from a life science or catering background for careers as professional Product Development Scientists, based upon a clear understanding and competency of science-based subjects. Please note that as part of the compulsory courses below students will sit the Level 3 award in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) for Food Manufacturing course offered by the Royal Society for Public... [-]

MSc/PGDip Food Safety and Quality Management by Research

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

This programme, provided by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, has been designed to provide graduates with an insight into measures that are required to provide a supply of safe and wholesome food to consumers globally. [+]

MSc/PGDip Food Safety and Quality Management by Research

This programme provides graduates with an insight into measures that are required to provide a supply of safe and wholesome food to consumers globally. A wide spectrum of food safety and quality management issues are addressed following the farm to fork approach. Topics covered include: good governance and national control systems; food inspection and testing services; legislation and private standards; and management of food safety and quality within the supply chain as well as in hotels and restaurants. Students also acquire a knowledge of the design and management of safety and quality management systems based upon risk analysis, e.g. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), ISO 9001:2008 designed to meet the requirements of national and international legislation and private standards. Students sit the Royal Society for Public Health Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing and are also given membership of the Institute of Food Science and Technology. Individual courses are offered on a stand-alone basis. These are attended by professionals working in the food industry. Lectures are also delivered by experts currently working in the food sector. This gives our postgraduate students the opportunity to interact with and learn from a range of practitioners. Students have the opportunity to apply for short placements in the food sector, which provides them with the all important experience that they need to demonstrate when applying for jobs. ... [-]

MSc Biotechnology

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Medway London + 1 more

This is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together aspects of chemistry, biology and cell biology. The courses are carefully tailored to cover the knowledge in key fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering for plants, animals and micro-organisms, and bio-informatics. The purpose of this programme is to serve the needs of international and local students who require additional training relevant to their professional development. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Life Sciences in Greater London in United Kingdom. This is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together aspects of chemistry, biology and cell biology. The courses are carefully tailored to cover the knowledge in key fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering for plants, animals and micro-organisms, and bio-informatics. The purpose of this programme is to serve the needs of international and local students who require additional training relevant to their professional development. This degree provides a programme of study for appropriately qualified and experienced graduates. It produces graduates with a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem solving, enhancing laboratory and professional competence and enabling students to work independently and use their initiative in solving the diverse problems they encounter. This programme helps you to obtain a creative attitude to the development and manufacture of biotechnology products. The intention is that skills and knowledge can be more readily transferred to professional activities. The aims of the programme are: - To provide students with subject-specific knowledge, as well as a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem solving in the field of biotechnology - To provide students with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare them effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of biotechnology - To enable students to work independently and use initiative to solve the diverse problems they may encounter - To instill a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of biotechnology. Course content:... [-]

Food Safety and Control MSc / Top-up to MSc

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc/PgDip programme in Food Safety and Control 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. [+]

Overview The MSc/PgDip programme in Food Safety and Control 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. The course covers the knowledge and skills required for the successful introduction and implementation of systems of control, such as those based on the accepted principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and other international quality management standards. The responsibility of assuring the safety of food lies primarily with government and the industry. In today's food industry, all aspects of the production, storage and distribution of food must be effectively controlled, not only to assure safety and wholesomeness, but also to ensure efficient and consistent manufacture at the lowest possible cost. Consumers are demanding a greater assurance of safety as well as more information on which to base their choices. Students are expected to take on demanding roles in a wide range of food control activities in both the private and public sectors upon graduation, while gaining an internationally recognized qualification. EU study opportunity EU study opportunities exist with the University of de Lorraine Nancy, France, and Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia, Spain. Modules Year 1 All modules are assessed through a mix of formal examination and coursework. Each module represents 200 hours of learning time with up to 40 hours of class contact time. Food regulation and sustainability Food composition and safety Food microbiology and hygiene Food quality management... [-]

MSc Wild Animal Biology

Royal Veterinary College
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom London

Wild animal health has become increasingly popular amongst non-veterinarians with a first degree in zoology and biology. Recognising this, the RVC, together with the Zoological Society of London, London have developed a unique course, aimed at [+]

MSc Wild Animal Biology

Wild animal health has become increasingly popular amongst non-veterinarians with a first degree in zoology and biology. Recognising this, the RVC, together with the Zoological Society of London, London have developed a unique course, aimed at non-veterinary biological science graduates and leading to the MSc in Wild Animal Biology.This unique course provides practical exposure to wild animal species and an understanding of their health and welfare as well as providing training in research methodologies relevant to the study of wildlife.

Participants benefit from working and studying alongside veterinary graduates taking the MSc in Wild Animal Health as well as learning from internationally renowned experts in their field.... [-]