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A Master of Science is an advanced degree option that increases opportunities for graduates. Studies are more in depth and the knowledge gained can advance a career or potential career. An MSc in Molecular Biology is an option for students looking to gain a deeper understanding of biosciences.

What is an MSc in Molecular Biology? It is a degree that assists in the analysis of biology at the very basic molecular level, studying the structure of all organisms along with their function. Genetics, proteins and nucleic acids are also included in this field of study. Molecular biology is significant in understanding the origins of diseases. It is also used in understanding how to make changes to organisms at the very basic level in order to create potential cures, or assist in easing those diseases and other illnesses.

The benefits of earning an MSc in Molecular Biology include furthering the student’s understanding of the biosciences. Whether the intent is to further one’s studies at a PhD level or to delve into academic, industrial or commercial fields, this program is a fantastic starting point. If the student is looking to go into a field of healthcare, this program can offer both hands-on learning as well as an understanding of how to thoroughly partake in research.

Depending on the school chosen, the costs may vary greatly when acquiring an MSc in Molecular Biology. It is best to research the school and the specifications of the program offered.

Careers in molecular biology are vast and varied. If lab work is of interest, being a research assistant is a possibility, assisting other scientists in the lab with studies, tests and varied tasks. For those interested in becoming an educator, this can help on the path towards becoming a biology teacher. Molecular and cellular biologists are options for those seeking to focus on very specific classifications or genres. Becoming a research specialist opens the door to both clinical and non-clinical fields of work with studies that can be done in a laboratory setting, as well as working in the field. This last one requires extensive graduate-level training.

 

Make today the day you begin your studies for an MSc in Molecular Biology. No matter your location or flexibility, online classes can be worked right into your schedule. 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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14 Results in Molecular Biology

Johannes Kepler University Linz

The Master’s degree in Molecular Biology is a joint interdisciplinary program offered by the JKU Linz and the University of Salzburg. ... [+]

Molecular Biology

The Master’s degree in Molecular Biology is a joint interdisciplinary program offered by the JKU Linz and the University of Salzburg. The program expands upon the general education base acquired during Bachelor studies in natural sciences and provides in-depth studies in biochemistry, organic chemistry, biophysics, bioanalytics, structural biology, genetics, cell biology, system biology, and molecular biotechnology. The curriculum focuses on student-centered learning, using state-of-the-art equipment and training students in advanced research methods to assist them in acquiring a deeper understanding of life science fields such as molecular biology, cell biology, and biotechnology.... [-]

Austria Linz Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Pavol Jozef Safarik University

The graduate will be able independently to solve research problems in biology and biology applications. He or she will have knowledge and experience in research methods o ... [+]

The graduate will be able independently to solve research problems in biology and biology applications. He or she will have knowledge and experience in research methods of living systems at the different organization levels (molecule, cell, organism, population, and ecosystem). Graduates will be able to assist in the teaching of biology disciplines at the higher education level. Graduates will be knowledgeable in the basic biological disciplines (genetics, molecular biology, plant and animal physiology, cytology, immunology, microbiology, etiology, botany, zoology, human biology, ecology etc.), in several chemistry disciplines and multidisciplinary sciences.

Graduates have excellent chances to be successful in wide range of employment at the research institutions with a focus in biology and chemistry fields (Slovak Academy of Sciences, universities, health care, forestry, and agriculture, food industry, environmental protection agencies). It is assumed that majority of graduates will continue in the 3rd degree of higher education, i.e. Ph.D. program, in one of the biology study programs at institutions at home or abroad.... [-]

Slovakia Košice
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

The programme aims to provide students with training and learning opportunities in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in biotechnology ... [+]

Why study this course?

The programme aims to provide students with training and learning opportunities in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology or molecular biology, in particular in industry.

Key features of this programme: Focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of biotechnology Includes material on fermentation, process and downstream engineering, and business aspects A mixture of taught material and lab-based research projects Teaching and research at one of the UK's top Schools of Biosciences Employability

Graduates from this programme will be well-placed for future careers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical and other science-based industries, many of which are undergoing a period of rapid international growth. 

The programme was designed in consultation with a senior scientist in a global pharmaceutical company and includes relevant applied elements such as modules on product development and business plans, in addition to those covering the scientific aspects of the subject.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Sabanci University

The Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering program (BIO) aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemis ... [+]

The Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering program (BIO) aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. These topics all rely on a solid background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The program also has a biotechnology dimension with courses on the exploitation of biological systems for developing new technologies and industrial applications. We educate future bioengineers who benefit from interdisciplinary undergraduate courses to build an understanding of engineering concepts and techniques. Students learn to apply engineering principles to the re-conceptualization of biological phenomena and are trained to acquire skills for developing new materials and processes, including genetic modification of agriculturally important plants and human cells.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Pavia

This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are ... [+]

MSc Degrees in Molecular Biology.

The Department of Biology and Biotechnology offers a Course for a Master Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. Graduates will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background relevant to both basic and applied aspects of these disciplines.

The program will provide a state-of-the-art knowledge and training in biomolecular sciences, including the most recent advances in genomics and proteomics of human and animal organisms, in the study of biomolecular structures and their connection to function, and in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, human and animal cells and seed plants. Specific courses are Advanced Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Cellular Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Human Molecular Genetics, Methods in Biochemistry, Microbial Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Structural Biology and Pharmacology and Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The following courses will also be offered as optional: Advanced Microscopy, Immunology, Molecular Entomology and Molecular Genetics.... [-]

Italy Pavia
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Groningen

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basi ... [+]

MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basic molecular research? Biomolecular Sciences is an internationally oriented research and business area that strongly focuses on these topics, with emphasis on structural biology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, systems biology (incl. bioinformatics), and biotechnology (incl. synthetic biology).

The fundamental knowledge on 'life' at a molecular level drives several applied-oriented research projects in collaboration with major industrial partners and government support to provide biobased solutions for current societal challenges in the areas of Environment, Energy, Chemistry, Materials, Water, Agro/Food, and Health.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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
Lund University

This Master's programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and b ... [+]

This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. All these disciplines have a common basis in molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits of an organism. Emphasis is also put on genetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods.

Special features of the programme Courses in genetics, molecular biology, molecular biotechnology and medical genetics. Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques. Includes training in the innovation process, entrepreneurship and the commercialisation of molecular biotechnology. Programme modules/courses ... [-]
Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

This programme offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. It gives a broad foundation of knowledge and generally important skills in microbiology and m ... [+]

The programme offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. It gives a broad foundation of knowledge and generally important skills in microbiology and molecular biology. Within the programme, you can specialise further according to your own preferences, towards for example medical microbiology, biotechnology, or cellular or molecular microbiology. Knowledge about microbes and their diversity, physiology and genetics, as well as modern tools to study them are important and highly relevant for work or research in molecular biology, infectious diseases, and ecology, as well as for the exploration of microbes, for example, to produce bulk and fine products, food and pharmaceuticals, and for use in environmental biotechnology.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

This programme aims to give students of molecular biology a solid foundation for a career in medically related areas. These areas have played and will continue to play, a ... [+]

This programme aims to give students of molecular biology a solid foundation for a career in medically related areas. These areas have played and will continue to play, a central role in pharmaceutical and biotechnological development. The programme also deals with subjects related to commercial applications, such as the development of diagnostic tools and quality control.

Special features of the programme A broad range of courses related to medical biology, including pharmacology, immunology, toxicology and neurobiology. Integration of theory and laboratory skills training. Insight into the drug development process, from research to clinical use. Extensive training in oral and written communication provides a solid basis for the use of relevant terms and expressions within medical biology and related areas. Extracurricular activities, such as seminars and study visits, are offered. Programme modules/courses ... [-]
Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

The general programme in Molecular Biology provides you with the opportunity to design your own education with the specialisation that you prefer. There is a broad range ... [+]

Molecular biology provides tools and a basis of knowledge that are increasingly important in all aspects of life science. This Master’s programme offers courses that will deepen and broaden your education in modern molecularly oriented biology and related topics. The general programme in Molecular Biology provides you with the opportunity to design your own education with the specialisation that you prefer. There is a broad range of courses to choose from. You will be given guidance on how to put together a suitable programme that fulfils the degree requirements and gives you the appropriate education and training.

Special features of the programme:

A broad range of courses related to cell- and molecular biology, biotechnology and medical biology Close connection to research in an international environment Integration of theoretical analysis with a strong training of laboratory skills Freedom to create your own study programme and specialisation Programme modules/courses ... [-]
Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain. Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has ... [+]

MSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain. Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has been using biotechnology for millennia, for example in baking, brewing and sewage treatment.

Modern biotechnologies rely on our increasing ability to manipulate organisms at the genetic level and include novel waste treatments and bioremediations, new pharmaceuticals, the exploitation of enzymes in 'green catalysis' an exciting new diagnostic techniques. In the 20th century, our lives were transformed by information technology; the 21st century may see an equally great transformation, but this time led by biotechnology.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Padova

The aim of this degree is to form expert Molecular Biologists, with advanced theoretical knowledge, research competence, and practical skill. ... [+]

MSc Degrees in Molecular Biology.

The aim of this degree is to form expert Molecular Biologists, with advanced theoretical knowledge, research competence, and practical skill.

Available places: European candidates: 35; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 4 (2 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

Course description

The Master's degree in Molecular Biology is intended for students with a bachelor in Molecular Biology or similar degrees. The aim of this Master degree is to shape Molecular Biologists with a good theoretical knowledge and a practical expertise in bench-work procedures, instrumental operations and analytical methodologies involved in data acquisition and analysis.... [-]

Italy Padua
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology at Jagiellonian University

Molecular Biotechnology is a full-time program of studies leading to the professional title “Master of Science in biotechnology”. It is dedicated to students (expected to ... [+]

Modern biotechnology has had a dramatic effect on the world economy and on modern society. Recent developments in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, and immunology provided biotechnology with a new momentum and a new prominence. What we owe to modern biotechnology is, among other things, drugs of a new generation (biopharmaceuticals), fast diagnostic tests and a therapy using tissue engineering and stem cells. Biotechnology has its applications not only in medicine but also in agriculture, in fuel production, as well as in waste and pollution removal.

Program Description, Type, and Duration

Molecular Biotechnology is a full-time program of studies leading to the professional title “Master of Science in biotechnology”. It is dedicated to students (expected to have at last a BSc degree) who want to understand molecular mechanisms of biological processes and those who would like to put this knowledge into practice.... [-]

Poland Kraków
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus