Masters of Science in Natural Sciences

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Completion of an MSc, or master’s degree, often results in better job options and access to further educational prospects. The MSc degree is an advanced degree that students might obtain after they complete their bachelor’s degree and successfully provide proof of proficiency within their chosen field. An MSc in Natural Sciences can provide specific benefits to graduates.

What is an MSc in Natural Sciences? This field of study typically entails the use of scientific methods to study nature, from physics to astronomy, chemistry to ecology, and so on. Courses of study might fall into categories such as renewable energy, fishery, computational and systems biology, bioengineering, space science, and thermal engineering. Some programs can be completed within one full year while others require two years of study. Accommodations for students who need to master a new language or who wish to study remotely can be made for some of the programs.

Students who choose to study an advanced program in natural sciences often benefit from exposure to leading experts in their fields, international opportunities, study abroad programs, access to specific courses of study, stimulating and dynamic interactions with teachers and peers, and preparation for fulfilling careers or further educational opportunities.

The costs and fees associated with these programs naturally vary between schools and countries. To determine whether a specific program or school is best, students should contact the schools directly.

Over the course of their studies, students will develop the ability to research and evaluate critical information. They will learn to prepare communications and work methodically. These skills and the knowledge that they obtain in their specific courses will prepare them for job opportunities such as laboratory technicians, conservation officers, forensic experts, information scientists, patent examiners, community educators, and management consultants. This field of study opens many doors to a wide array of job opportunities.

 

Students who hope to complete this advanced degree should review the program listings provided here and fill out the lead forms. 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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MSc in Human Geography, Urban Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Human Geography covers a wide range of topics - from landscapes to globalisation. The scope of the subject is such that it will give you an excellent scientific base that can easily be combined with other academic subjects. [+]

Programme overview

The Master’s programme in Human Geography is a two-year international programme focusing on cultural, economic, social and political aspects of human activities from distinctly geographical perspectives. Why do uneven geographies between people, neighbourhoods, cities, regions and countries develop? How do processes of globalisation and localisation affect firms and industries, people and places? What drives geographical changes – and are the geographies of such change socially and environmentally just? What can governments, companies, NGOs, activists and other actors at all scales do to address the big challenges of our time? These are the kind of questions human geographers ask and address.... [-]


Master in Geography

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Students who graduate from the Master’s programme in geography have strong theoretical and practical skills. The education in geography offers a broad understanding in current social and environmental issues. Our students can work as experts in their field, both independently and as members of multi-professional teams. [+]

Students who graduate from the Master’s programme in geography have strong theoretical and practical skills. The education in geography offers a broad understanding in current social and environmental issues. Our students can work as experts in their field, both independently and as members of multi-professional teams. The teaching within the programme is connected with the work of the geography research groups. It is often possible to write the final thesis as part of work in a research group or a research institute in a related field. The Master’s programme in geography is divided into three study tracks (described in section 4). Our students have been very successful in the job market after completing our programme. The strengths of students who have completed our Master’s programme when it comes to research and expertise are: their ability to apply theoretical knowledge a broad understanding of multi-layered regional issues strong interaction skills within multi-disciplinary groups of specialists their ability to communicate in writing, orally, and graphically about geographical phenomena and research findings their ability to utilise and interpret various kinds of research data their versatile knowledge of methodology in geography their ability to apply the newest methods in geoinformatics and cartography their embracing of responsible and ethical scientifc practices The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to... [-]

Master of Science in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Rochester + 1 more

RIT’s master’s program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. [+]

 

MSc in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

 

 

There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. RIT’s master’s program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. The multidisciplinary emphasis of this program sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.... [-]


MSc Economics

University of Liverpool Management School ULMS
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

MSc Economics is a very theoretical and mathematical course aimed at giving students the necessary tools to undertake economic research in any specialist field. It focuses on the core subjects of Mathematics, Micro and Macroeconomics and Econometrics, with options to look at areas of finance. [+]

MSc Economics is a very theoretical and mathematical course aimed at giving students the necessary tools to undertake economic research in any specialist field. It focuses on the core subjects of Mathematics, Micro and Macroeconomics and Econometrics, with options to look at areas of finance. MSc Economics places much emphasis on the area of mathematics and has been designed particularly for those students who intend to continue their studies on to PhD level, within the fields of Economics or Financial Economics, potentially pursuing a career in academia. The programme is also an excellent opportunity for students who may wish to pursue a more professional mode of career development, for instance working within international organisations or research institutes. The programme provides students with the option of two pathways: the ‘Financial Economics Pathway’ and the ‘Economics Pathway’. Under each pathway, modules have been introduced to provide students with advanced training in economics or financial economics. Recent dissertation titles have included: ‘A Theoretical Exposition of the Relationship Between Fuel Taxation and Speed Limits: Lessons for UK Motorways’ and ‘Money Growth and Inflation: Evidence from the UK’. Module details There are two pathways you can take; an Economics pathway or the Financial Economics pathway. For each of these pathways you need to take four of the five optional modules. Both pathways include a two-week 'crammer' on mathematics and statistics in the first semester. Students are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full MSc. Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree in Economics is... [-]

Master in Energy Systems Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master in Energy Systems Management at the University of San Francisco is designed for people who seek the skills and knowledge to work in the dramatically changing world of electrical generation, distribution, conservation, and use with a focus on renewable energy. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. The Master in Energy Systems Management at the University of San Francisco is designed for people who seek the skills and knowledge to work in the dramatically changing world of electrical generation, distribution, conservation, and use with a focus on renewable energy. The program equips students with knowledge in three broad areas where electrical energy systems reside: policies and regulations, economics and finance, and technology. The program covers the societal aspects of technology development and adoption – including the economic, policy, and behavioral components of energy use – and provides an overview of the technical aspects of energy production and use. Entry Requirements Minimum TOEFL score is 90 GRE or GMAT required The estimated tuition costs for Energy Systems Management are: First year - $22,780 Second year - $23,557 [-]

MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Crewe Manchester + 2 more

Designed with today’s environmental managers in mind this MSc integrates the scientific, social, economic and political factors involved environmental decision making. [+]

Designed with today’s environmental managers in mind this MSc integrates the scientific, social, economic and political factors involved environmental decision making. The course provides systematic understanding of the scientific background; critical awareness of the state of knowledge and the burden of proof requirement; comprehensive knowledge of the policy and regulatory frameworks; and a practical understanding of management methodologies for best practise. The programme’s vocational aspect is supplemented by in-depth case studies, field practitioner expertise and the opportunity for a placement-based research project. Features and benefits of the course The School has a well established reputation in the field of environmental management and hosts world-class research and education in atmospheric and sustainability issues to encourage responsible development. The course is supplemented by in-depth case studies and the involvement of practitioners in the field which enhances the vocational aspect of the course further. This cross-discipline programme is offered both on a part-time and full-time basis in order to meet the learning needs of both busy professionals as well as new graduates. The School of Science and the Environment has been awarded several Green Apple awards for Excellence in Environmental Education and Practice. In addition to the virtual learning environment, Moodle, there is a dedicated website containing all the information that Environemental Management and Sustainable Development students need in one place. We are home to leading research groups such as the Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment, who were part of the Nobel Peace Prize winning team for work on climate change,... [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy Technology

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 China Suzhou

The MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption. It is intended to respond to a growing skills shortage for engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids and sustainability. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. Overview The MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption. It is intended to respond to a growing skills shortage of engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids and sustainability. By the time you graduate, you will have a thorough understanding of sustainability standards, various renewable energies, smart grid and power electronics for renewable energy and energy use management in buildings, urban design and other areas. Research on sustainable energy technology has opened up many job opportunities in industry, government institutions and research centres. Lab facilities include: • a power electronics laboratory equipped with advanced experimental equipment • a sustainable energy laboratory equipped with advanced experimental equipment including a 600W wind turbine, two 270W solar modules, batteries, an inverter with sinusoidal output and main controller • an electric machine and power system laboratory. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills By studying MSc Sustainable Energy Technology you will benefit from: • studying at an international university recognised throughout the world • close cooperation with world-famous universities and research centres to solve major technical challenges including energy crises and environmental pollution • excellent research opportunities, using advanced experimental equipment including a network analyser, power analyser, Dspace controller, wind turbine and PV testing system • continuous development of core modules to... [-]

MSc Mathematical Finance

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Edgbaston + 1 more

This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis. [+]

This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis. In most cases, we expect that graduates from the Masters will take positions in quantitative analysis (or similar) in major financial institutions, such as in the City. The programme also prepares you to pursue further studies in academia. Entry requirements A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics or a related numerate subject such as Physics or Engineering, or an appropriate Joint Honours degree in industrial mathematics. Good students whose undergraduate degree did not prepare them sufficiently for the MSc mathematics, may wish to consider the School of Mathematics Pre-Masters Certificate in Mathematics. Students attaining an average of at least 60% qualify for the MSc in the following year; those attaining 64% or higher qualify for a 20% fee discount on the MSc. [-]

Master in Urban and Economic Geography

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In Urban and Economic Geography, you will study the reasons behind the diverse developments in the globalised and urbanised world, and you will learn to translate up-to-date theoretical and methodological developments into empirical research. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. Researching Diversity In Cities And Regions Cities and regions throughout the world face challenges that require integrated knowledge of urban geography, economic geography, international development studies, and planning. In this Research Master’s programme in Urban and Economic Geography (previously known as Human Geography and Planning), you will gain a broad theoretical and methodological background that will allow you to become an academic or professional researcher of ongoing social, spatial, and economic developments in cities and regions. You can specialise in your preferred geographic sub-discipline while maintaining a broader perspective on the functioning of cities and regions, as well as the relevant theories and methods. Diverse developments Globalisation is subjecting cities and regions to continuous challenges such as increasing urbanisation and growing economic and social interdependences. Complex and dynamic relationships have developed between inhabitants, migrants, businesses, and institutions, and these relationships can foster innovation, creativity, and economic growth. However, increasing urbanisation can also lead to social and economic inequalities, tensions between groups with different lifestyles, and threats to health and well-being. In addition, globalisation can reinforce economic disparities within regions and cities in both developed and developing countries. Environmental changes can also generate unhealthy living conditions and lead to a displacement of people and businesses. In general, regional and urban areas worldwide experience disparate development due to differences in their position in globalised systems; their location in a developed or developing country or region; and specific cultural, social, political, and economic characteristics. As a student in... [-]

Masters in Environmental Health (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Environmental health is the branch of public health that's concerned with how our living, working and leisure environments affect our health. [+]

Why study MSc Environmental Health at Middlesex? We are the largest and foremost provider of environmental health education in the UK. Our close links with industry allow us to offer a course which is highly work-focused, with a strong emphasis on practical laboratory work and real-life case studies. Our excellent facilities include a microbiology laboratory and pestology materials. Many of our teaching staff are chartered environmental health practitioners, and they have a wide range of specialisms and experience. Our inspiring principal lecturer Alan Page is a former principal environmental health officer at several London councils, while programme leader Michael Hewitt was a senior environmental health officer at British Airways. Under their expert guidance, our students have done research into a wide variety of areas, including listeria in food, the effects of heavy smoking, skin lightening, water pollution and the attitudes of people living in high-rise buildings towards recycling. Course highlights The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, meaning that when you graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for professional membership of the institute, and sit the assessment to become a general or specialist (and eventually chartered) practitioner. You will be encouraged to become a student member while you study. ... [-]

MSc Environmental Technology

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. MSc Environmental Technology Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. This programme will enable its students to acquire skills in the areas of environmental engineering, risk assessment, air pollution, waste management, life cycle assessment, buildings and environment, energy systems and sustainable environment. Students will enhance their ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi-disciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes It will appeal particularly to: Science, engineering and technology graduates Course Description This programme is delivered by a highly research intensive School, which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding, which is comprised of a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Opportunities for site visits and industry internships are provided where possible. Career Opportunities Graduates of this masters can find employment opportunities in the following areas: Engineering Consultancy Environmental Regulation Eco-Consulting and Design Public Services Research What modules can I take? The programme runs over 3 semesters. Semester 1 and 2 focus on taught modules. The third semester focuses on a relevant project that combines the student’s interests and academic... [-]

MSc Environmental Management

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability lies at the core of this masters programme, which draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences. [+]

MSc Environmental Management The Environmental Management MSc offers an advanced, interdisciplinary coverage of a range of environmental issues. It aims to significantly enhance your skills and knowledge of these issues in both a national and international context, and from the perspectives of the natural, physical and social sciences. The course is delivered by internationally renowned experts in the fields of flood risk management, climate science, contaminated land management, and agri-environmental governance and management. You will also benefit from the expertise of external practitioners and scholars who contribute to the programme. A unique tutorial system supports your learning in a small group setting, and you will have opportunities for field work at our Malaysia or China campuses. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked in the top 50 worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Course details You are required to complete 80 credits of core taught modules and 40 credits of optional taught modules, before undertaking a supervised dissertation worth 60 credits. Modules Core Dissertation: Environmental Management Foundations of Environmental Management Environment, Space and Society Geographical Research Methods Optional Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Management Tutorial Project Management and Environmental Legislation Alternatively, you can choose from other modules from the School of Geography, or in other schools across the... [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biomass Refining

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. The School provides education for a wide range of responsible future professionals. M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduates in technology work in diverse positions in Finland's largest industrial sectors, in the metal and electronics industry, wood processing industries as well as chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries. The research and teaching are supported by an extensive international academic and industrial cooperation network. Study programme The learning outcomes of the master's degree are based on the aims set for education leading to a Master of Science (Technology) as defined in the degree regulations of the School of Chemical Technology. The learning outcomes of the degree are further specified in the major- and course- specific descriptions of learning outcomes. The focus areas of the education are the sustainable use and processing of natural resources and new materials, including their technical applications. In the studies towards the major, students acquire advanced knowledge in a specific area of biotechnology, chemical technology or material science and technology. The education leading to a master’s degree is based on the professional practices of fields requiring expertise in science and technology and on scientific research generating new knowledge. Students may choose their minors or elective study... [-]

MSc Psychology: Environmental Psychology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Which factors induce environmentally harmful behaviour and what motivates us to act pro-environmentally? What determines the impact and acceptability of interventions that aim to encourage pro-environmental actions and a sustainable energy transition? [+]

Climate change has been labelled as the greatest threat to our future and that of generations to come (Obama, 2015). In recognition of this threat, almost 200 nations agreed to fight this environmental problem caused by human behaviour. So which factors induce environmentally harmful behaviour and what motivates us to act pro-environmentally? What determines the impact and acceptability of interventions that aim to encourage pro-environmental actions and a sustainable energy transition? Questions like these that are essential for reaching our environmental ambitions are addressed in the Master's programme 'Environmental psychology'. In this unique programme you will acquire theoretical knowledge and methodological skills that enable you to understand the human dimension of environmental and energy-related problems. The programme focuses on the relationships between humans and the built and natural environment , and the human dimension of environmental and energy problems . After completing the programme, you will be able to develop theory-based strategies to promote environmental quality. You will learn to work in interdisciplinary settings and apply the acquired knowledge in practice. You will be challenged to critically reflect on scientific knowledge and you will be offered possibilities to join ongoing research projects with other universities, governmental organisations, companies, and industry. http://www.rug.nl/masters/environmental-psychology/ [-]

MSc/PGDip Environmental Conservation

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

This programme is for individuals already working in environmental conservation who seek to broaden or update their knowledge, and for graduates who wish to become professionally involved in conservation and environmental management. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. This programme is for individuals already working in environmental conservation who seek to broaden or update their knowledge, and for graduates who wish to become professionally involved in conservation and environmental management. Professional and conservation organisations have advised on the content of this degree, ensuring strong links between the programme and the needs of the conservation industry and it has received a 'Best Practice' award from the CIEEM. The programme is structured around four compulsory courses that integrate theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary conservation and environmental management. Students develop an interdisciplinary understanding of modern-day conservation and environmental management, and gain a practical understanding of ecological techniques and strategies. They also acquire the skills to critically apply environmental management techniques and methods to practical situations and to understand modern-day decision making and the underlying criteria and values. In addition, they gain specific knowledge and skills through their chosen optional courses. During June to September students undertake a research project in a specialist area of conservation, often in collaboration with an external organisation. There is a high component of practical work including fieldtrips. This programme is accredited by the CIEEM. The aims of the programme are: - To provide a broad-based understanding of the current issues facing practitioners. - To equip graduates to develop a career in the environmental sector. - To enable students to develop a portfolio of skills and specialist knowledge of a particular area during the research project. Course content: - Principles and... [-]