Master of Science Programs 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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Master in Plant Biology

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Plant Biology is a joint programme of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which ensures an exceptionally comprehensive curriculum. You will be able to study the diversity of wild and cultivated plants from the Arctic to the Tropics, as well as plant functions from the molecular to the ecosystem level. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breath. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibres, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. Plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things and how can we profit from understanding them? When you have graduated from the Master’s Program in Plant Biology you will have the answers to these big questions, and more, such as: How one plant cell develops into a complicated organism and how plant cells, tissues and organs communicate with each other How plants avoid, tolerate or defend themselves from external stress factors such as diseases, drought and excessive solar radiation How plants sense their environment and communicate with each other and with other organisms How plants, interacting with microbes, fungi and animals, maintain ecosystems and thus life How the genotypic, functional and morphological differences between plants allow them to thrive in vastly different habitats You will also be able to: Understand how research in plant biology and biotechnology can contribute to plant breeding and production Plan, coordinate and execute high-quality basic and applied scientific research Have a good command of the scientific method and critically evaluate research... [-]

Master in Energy Systems Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2018 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. [+]

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 [-]

Master of Science in Chemistry

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Rochester + 1 more

The master of science degree in Chemistry is offered on a part-time or full-time basis. The program options are designed to fill the needs of both the practicing chemist in the greater Rochester industrial community and the full-time graduate student. [+]

MSc in Chemistry - Program Overview

 

The master of science degree in Chemistry is offered on a part-time or full-time basis. The program options are designed to fill the needs of both the practicing chemist in the greater Rochester industrial community and the full-time graduate student.

 

The department of chemistry has research- and teaching-oriented faculty, as well as excellent equipment and facilities, that enable full-time graduate students to carry on a program of independent study that develops the ability to attack scientific problems at the research level. The research can result in either a thesis or a project report.

 

Through course work and research experience, the program strives to increase both the breadth and depth of the graduate student's background and to provide an opportunity for the student to attack scientific problems on his or her own initiative with minimal supervision.... [-]


MSc Sustainable Construction

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The aim of the programme is to provide Master’s level education for graduates to develop technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in Civil Engineering construction with a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development in light of reliability, environmentally-friendly and cost-effectiveness initiatives. [+]

Overview The rapidly developing world and evolution of urban development have caused a massive surge in environmental pollution, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Civil engineers should take a leadership role to promote sustainable development by providing creative and innovative solutions to the challenges associated with sustainability in civil engineering practices. The MSc Sustainable Construction programme provides students with technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction. It has a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development. It is intended to provide critical awareness of current and future problems associated with the intervention of sustainability strategies and their integration in the civil engineering sector, as well as prospective solutions from existing and emerging scientific technologies. This full-time 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. The programme is also offered on a part-time, 36-month basis for potential students currently working in industry. All the modules are delivered by international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and sustainable construction. 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. Accreditation This degree is accredited by Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. Modules • Sustainable... [-]

MA/MSc Geography (by research)

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

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. MA/MSc Geography (by research) Our Geography MA/MSc (by research) programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. These courses are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters-level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research focused on either a social science, scientific or technological aspect of geography. It is not possible to upgrade the Geography MA/MSc (by research) to a PhD (see Geography MRes). By undertaking one of these programmes you will benefit from being part of a world leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework 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 will be required to complete a supervised dissertation worth up to 180 credits and have the option to replace up to 60 of those credits with optional taught modules across our wide-ranging portfolio of modules. By doing so, this... [-]

M.Sc. in Physics

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp

Sustained S&T and industrial development over the last decade induced an increasing need for specialised, top-notch, advanced university trainings in the fields of nanophysics and material science. [+]

The M.Sc. in Physics with specialisation in nanophysics provides advanced courses on the fundamental physics that determine the structure and govern the dynamics at the nanometer scale. Topics of direct interest are quantum physics and chemistry, nanoparticles, nanotubes and fullerenes, graphene, nanobiology, nanomagnetism, superconductivity, electron microscopy and spectroscopy, tomography etc. The courses are taught by renown scientists in their respective fields. The research teams hosting the programme have a long tradition in theoretical, computational and experimental techniques in nanophysics. The interaction with professors, PhD students and other faculty members is encouraged as this will enhance your research competences. For your Master’s thesis, you’ll be allowed to perform frontier research in theoretical, computational as well as experimental nanophysics at the Electron microscopy for materials science (EMAT), Experimental condensed matter physics (ECM), Condensed matter theory (CMT) and Theory of quantum systems and complex systems (TQC) research groups, to name a few. This graduate programme is internationally recognized and is an integral part of the Nanomat Master’s programme with partners in Paris and Uppsala: www.nanomat-master.eu. You will get the possibility to study at other universities, laboratories and scientific institutions in Europe to diversify your competences. [-]

MA/LLM in Conflict Resolution and International Law

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 Israel Jerusalem

One-Year M.A./LL.M. Degree Program in Conflict resolution focusing on International Law and Conflict Resolution. An interdisciplinary program in social sciences and law - taught in Jerusalem. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. AN INTERNATIONAL MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM (M.A./LL.M.) IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION: International Law and Conflict Resolution A Joint Multidisciplinary Program of the Swiss Center at the Faculty of Social Sciences and of the Faculty of Law The prestigious Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are offering an exclusive graduate degree program (MA /LL.M) focusing on conflict resolution and international law, which is taught in English in Jerusalem over the course of two semesters. Taught by both Israeli and international faculty, the program is devoted to studying the sources and causes of domestic and external conflicts in general and in Israel in particular. It explores the methods, techniques, and strategies that can help manage and resolve these conflicts from different disciplinary points of view, including international relations, law, political science, social psychology, communication and media studies and sociology. Among the courses you will study are: Israel : A society in conflict The United Nations and Conflict Resolution Between Cyber Wars and Internet Governance Psychological, Political and Social Aspects of Conflict International Dispute Settlement Negotiation: From Theory to Practice ⋆ Environmental Conflict Resolution Terrorism, Counter- terrorism and Human Rights Civil Society and Conflict Transformation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Transitional Justice in Israel Dialogue, Narratives, Identities and Conflict Resolution The Role of Law in Resolving the Middle East Conflict ⋆ Propaganda, Persuasion and Attitude Change in Political and Social Conflicts The Holocaust, Collective Memory and Visual Culture Israel and International Law [-]

Master of Science in Coastal Resource Management

Silliman University
Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

Coverage of Comprehensive Exams: 6 topics [+]

Coverage of Comprehensive Exams: Total number of topics = 6 Ecosystems Focuses on the different ecosystems, their components and interactions between them, with special emphasis on coastal ecosystems Socio-cultural Perspectives of CRM Principles and Techniques of CRM Elements of Research An introduction of the basic principles of scientific research including techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of data One Topic from Major Subjects One Topic from Electives [-]

Master in Nanoscale Science

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Houston

This program combines a strong component in quantum theory, which governs the behavior of systems at the nanoscale, with the study of practical nano- and mesoscale devices. The program provides the student with the knowledge required to successfully navigate the emerging field of nanotechnology. New courses cover cutting-edge areas such as quantum behavior of nanostructures, quantum nanotechnology, nanoscale imaging, and the fabrication of nanostructures. In addition, a year-long course in methods of experimental physics ensures that students obtain the advanced practical skills valuable to industry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. "Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that will require special business acumen to carry new technologies from research to manufacturing. The Nanoscale Physics track is composed of students who already have a strong technical background. The program enhances their problem-solving, business and communication skills, positioning them to effectively introduce game-changing technologies into the world of business." – Kyle Kissell, Ph.D. Director, Technology Development, NanoRidge The Nanoscale Science program prepares students for a career in nanoscience by combining a strong component in quantum theory, which governs the behavior of systems at the nanoscale, with the study of practical nano- and mesoscale devices. This provides the student with the knowledge required to successfully navigate the emerging field of nanoscale science and nanotechnology. In addition, a year-long course in methods of experimental physics is offered to ensure that students obtain the advanced practical skills valuable to the nanotechnology industry. Rice is a well-established center for nanotechnology, with researchers active in several departments outside the physics core. In 2015, Rice University has merged two of its multidisciplinary research institutes, the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Rice Quantum Institute, to form a new entity, the Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI). The Institute will assist its members in forging new, cross-cutting and interdisciplinary research areas, and in seeking new means of supporting their work. Research in SCI encompasses advanced materials, quantum magnetism, plasmonics and photonics, biophysics and bioengineering, ultracold atom physics, condensed matter and chemical physics, and all... [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

This degree program is designed to prepare students for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree, including careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate work at other institutions. A research thesis is required. [+]

About the Program The Master of Science in Biological Sciences program is designed to prepare students for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree, including careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate work at other institutions. A research thesis is required. The Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly takes Learn by Doing seriously. Over three-fourths of our courses include a lab section. That means our students spend most of their time out in the field collecting data or in the lab running experiments on modern equipment – not sitting at desks. We’re located on California’s Central Coast, the hub of pristine ocean, coastal marine, estuary, riparian, mountain and grassland environments. These unparalleled “living laboratories” are ideal for study and research on plant, aquatic and animal species in a variety of thriving ecosystems. We offer the latest high-tech equipment allowing our students to study life on a molecular level. Those students headed to a medical career can take specialized anatomy classes and labs usually offered to first-year med school students. Curriculum The program of study for all Master’s Degrees must include 45 units of committee approved graduate work, at least 30 units of which must be at the 500 level. At least 18 units of the formal program of study must be completed after the student has been advanced to candidacy. A grade point average... [-]

International Master DAMAGE : Disaster Management Environmental Impact

École des Mines d'Alès
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 France Alès Nîmes Pau + 2 more

The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected countries. It will allow students to deepen their knowledge base by integrating an international dimension on large-scale crises. It also incorporates the emergency humanitarian concept that is organized in crisis situations, usually conflicts or natural disasters. [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. The Master Damage is co managed by Ecole des Mines d'Ales and Université de Nîmes : Ecole des Mines d'Ales (part of Institut Mines-Télécom) is a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering, materials and environment The institution is under the authority of the Minister for Industry and Electronic Communication. Always attentive to the economic world, it combines strong academic legitimacy, close corporate relations and a unique focus on 4 key transformations of the 21st century in information Technologies, Energy, Ecology and Production. Its activities are conducted in ten Mines and Télécom graduate schools. The schools of Institut Mines-Télécom are listed amongst the leading Grandes Ecoles in France. Geared towards economic stakeholders, the activities of the institution involve research, innovation and education for engineers, managers, specialists and professors, and are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international level. Each year, approximately one hundred start-up companies are formed from the incubators of the schools. University of Nîmes, has a professional vocation. With the adoption of its statutes and rules of procedure, Unimes instances (university councils, guidance, commissions Research, Education ...)manages three departments of training - Science & Arts; Psychology, Literature, Languages ​​and History; Law, Economics and Management COURSE AIMS The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected countries. It will allow students to deepen their knowledge base by integrating an international dimension on... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Food Development

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Food Development Nordic expertise in natural foods The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in food industry and academia. The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. Through the programme, you will gain education and qualification for working as experts, for example in food authorities. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s Degree in Food Development is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Major subject studies in Food Development (88 ECTS) including Master’s thesis in technology and related research project and seminar (33 ECTS) Minor subject (20 ECTS) from one of the following: Bioinformatics, Molecular Systems Biology, Biotechnology or Entrepreneurship Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes (0-12 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience The Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit is an essential element of core strength of Food Science and Technology in Finland. FCFD has an internationally edge-cutting profile in research on: chemistry and biochemistry of food lipids and secondary metabolites... [-]

Master of Science in Biology

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 30 - 36 hours August 2018 USA Wichita + 1 more

The graduate program in biology provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, [+]

Master of Science in Biology

 

The graduate program in biology provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, rangeland biology, systematics, wildlife biology, and zoology.

Graduate curricula are not specified as such; rather programs are designed with your major professor and graduate committee, according to your individual needs and career goals. Your graduate study can lead to a terminal Master of Science degree or prepare you for acceptance into a doctoral program at another university. All graduate programs designed for research professions or doctoral programs include a research project and thesis developed in consultation with your major professor and graduate committee. The thesis defense consists of an oral presentation of your results that is open to the public, followed by a closed session with your advisor and thesis committee. You must also successfully complete a comprehensive oral exam. More information may be obtained from the Graduate School.If you want to pursue a graduate degree as a secondary teacher in biology, or if you desire a "general" master's degree, you may select the non-thesis option, which requires additional coursework and a research paper in lieu of a thesis. An oral presentation is not required for the non-thesis option, but the comprehensive oral exam is. For information about options for a summer-only program for secondary teachers, contact the department chair.... [-]


MSc in Neuroscience

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or... [+]

MSc in Neuroscience This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research. Instruction for the course consists of approximately 200 contact hours over two academic Terms to include lectures, laboratory practical sessions, journal club workshops and student-based seminars. Modules are assessed by a mixture of in course assessment and written examinations. Specialist modules covered include: Form and Function of the Nervous System Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology Neuropharmacology Drug Development Neuroimmunology Experimental Neuroscience Scientific Literary Skills Neural Engineering Neuroimaging Technology Current Topics in Neuroscience Research Skills The third Term consists of a research project on some novel aspect of Neuroscience. Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) is a dynamic research environment with research spanning molecular/cellular neuroscience to clinical/translational neuroscience. Projects across these research areas may be undertaken in consultation with an expert supervisor. For students interested in a project in cellular/molecular neuroscience a range of cellular techniques such as tissue culture, immunocytochemistry, western immunobloting and immunoprecipitation, confocal microscopy, Immunoassays, flow cytometry, Real-time PCR, and high performance liquid chromatography are available. In addition, some projects will involve assessing behavioural, electrophysiological and neurochemical endpoints using in vivo models of neurological and psychiatric disease. For those with an interest... [-]

Master of Science in Rural Estate Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cirencester

This one-year Masters degree provides a highly-regarded course of studies to equip you for such a career. Not only does it provide an opportunity to gain an MSc in Rural Estate Management, but also a fast-track route to qualification as a chartered surveyor, as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) fully accredits this course. Qualification as a chartered surveyor can be gained by completion of this MSc, followed by undertaking two years of professional experience, known as the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). [+]

MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences. The aims of the course are to enable you to acquire the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice as a rural property manager and for entry to the relevant professional bodies, such as RICS and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). It is an intensive 12-month study programme with an emphasis on the practical integration and development of the traditional core elements of a land management course. Modules are designed to provide an understanding of the areas of professional involvement and practice that will have to be considered when delivering advice on all manner of decisions relating to rural estate management. The final part of the course will take the form of a research-based dissertation on a topic of your choice. To assist you with your dissertations, there is a series of workshops on research methodology and the preparation of a research dissertation. In addition, a member of staff is assigned to supervise your dissertation and you will also have a personal tutor. The eight core modules run concurrently for the first eight months of the course, with final examinations taking place at the end of May. The dissertation needs to be submitted by the middle of September, which gives you the opportunity to write up your dissertations over the summer. Please note, all of our degree courses begin at the end of September each year (see the term dates on our website). Modules Rural Policy - A review of the policy... [-]