Masters of Science in Natural Sciences

Compare 427 Master of Science Programs in Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

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 of Science Research (MSCR)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 3 more

The Master of Science (Research) gives you the skills and opportunities you need to further your career in your chosen science research area. [+]

Enhance your science research career

The Master of Science (Research) gives you the skills and opportunities you need to further your career in your chosen science research area. In this degree, highly motivated and highly qualified students undertake advanced study to produce a research-based dissertation which will help you to develop your research skills in a specialised area of knowledge and proceed further with your science research career.

Within this degree you will have the choice of three specialisations’ to focus your research studies. They include:

Applied Research Advanced Research Psychology Research

In this degree you will find the emphasis to be on the development of knowledge and skills to allow you to undertake independent research and professional practice in your chosen area.... [-]


Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online 8 weeks September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 3 more

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides the opportunity for students with a background in biology to pursue a career in education. [+]

Overview

Connect Your Passion for Biology and Teaching

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides the opportunity for students with a background in biology to pursue a career in education. This graduate biology education program prepares students to teach biology in undergraduate courses at a two-year or four-year institution in both campus and online modalities.

Students will engage in a curriculum that balances biology content with pedagogy and classroom techniques. By pursuing this career pathway, students will adopt best teaching practices, analyze current research, learn to communicate complex topics and ideas and explore graduate-level biology concepts within the context of real-world examples.... [-]


M.S. in Biology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus. [+]

Master in BiologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus.The Biology and Chemistry programs at USF are designed for graduate students seeking a graduate program with personalized research direction and training from full-time faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful cities.All students admitted to the graduate program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Biology, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies. Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year and some qualified graduate students receive Research Assistantships as well.The Biology research experience and training in USF's graduate program prepares our graduate students well for a future in one of the following areas:... [-]


MSc Mathematical Finance

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 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.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Science: Materials Chemistry

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

In the University of Turku, the research in materials chemistry consists of fundamental research of material properties as well as that of interfaces, surfaces, and nanostructures from the chemical point of view. [+]

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TO UNDERSTAND, DISCOVER, CREATE, AND DEVELOP NEW MATERIALS THAT IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE!

In the University of Turku, the research in materials chemistry consists of fundamental research of material properties as well as that of interfaces, surfaces, and nanostructures from the chemical point of view. Applied research focusses on functionalized organic electronics, luminescent materials and porous carriers as well as nanotechnology, detection technology, energy storage and conversion.

Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including experimental, theoretical and numerical techniques to produce and analyse new chemical projects.... [-]


MSc in Bioprocessing Science

Institute of Technology Sligo
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Sligo

The Master of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Bioprocessing have been developed by the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry. Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologic(al) medical products, or biologics, are any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or synthesised from biological sources. [+]

The Master of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Bioprocessing have been developed by the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) to meet the growing needs of the Biopharmaceutical Industry.

Biopharmaceuticals, also known as biologic(al) medical products, or biologics, are any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or synthesised from biological sources. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally.

IT Sligo together with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT)* have been delivering a part-time online MSc and PGD in Biopharmaceutical Science since 2008 (www.nibrt.ie/masters). These courses (designed in extensive collaboration with industry) are aimed at Science and Engineering graduates with industrial experience who wish to up-skill or cross-skill for a career in biopharmaceuticals and normally take 2.5 years to complete. The courses have been shown to be extremely successful at up-skilling and cross-skilling individuals either working or hoping to transition into the Biopharmaceutical sector. There still, however, remains a skills gap in the Bioprocessing area which means that additional graduates from Industry focussed programmes are needed. In a recent 2016 “Trends in Biopharma” Survey, recruitment and development of talent have emerged as a key threat to the future growth of the sector (1).... [-]


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 the 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 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Space Studies

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

This degree is one of five tracks in the professional master’s program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and focuses on training students in Space Engineering and Science with the intent of creating new options for those students interested in working in the space technology industry or related government entities, e.g. NASA, as well as governmental relations positions in non-profit organizations, industry and academic institutions. These master’s degrees are designed for students seeking to gain further technical core expertise coupled with enhanced management, communication, and leadership skills instilling a level of scholastic proficiency that exceeds that of the bachelor’s level, and creating the cross-functional aptitudes needed in modern industry and government. [+]

“NASA has had a long and productive relationship with Rice University beginning at the establishment of Johnson Space Center. This collaboration continues today. As part of NASA's overall mission, we are dedicated to education at all levels with special emphasis on education programs that meet our workforce needs. Rice has historically educated our outstanding scientists and engineers.

The Professional Master's degree in Space Studies fits within our workforce needs as it provides training across technical areas, from science to practical engineering and management. These types of programs can enhance our workforce as we continue in the 21st-century transformation of human space flight. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Rice and your program."... [-]


MSc in Computational Science

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Science degree in Computational Science (MCS) at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) offers students the opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding and set of skills in computational science, numerical simulation, applied mathematics, statistics, and data science. [+]

Goals and ContentsThe Master in Computational Science (MCS) program is an exciting new approach to understanding complex systems in a broad range of knowledge areas including the natural and physical sciences, the social sciences, the life sciences, management science and medical science. By integrating computer simulation, mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and data analysis, recent developments in computational science are making possible what was unthinkable only a few years ago. Problems that are inaccessible to traditional experimental and empirical methods can now be addressed thanks to new techniques in algorithmic modeling and the increasing speed of modern supercomputers.The MCS program combines courses in computer science, mathematics, statistics, and data analysis to build application-oriented competencies in simulation science and data science. Students enrolled in the MCS program acquire valuable and much sought-after analytical skills through direct involvement in modeling projects addressing a wide range of real-world problems spanning many interdisciplinary applications.The program introduces students to the university's blend of innovative scientific research and real-world applications, thus providing an excellent foundation for a career in industry and science. Students may emphasize numerical software, mathematical modeling, deterministic and probabilistic theory, computer simulation, or data science. Our graduates are ready to pursue professional careers in research, engineering, scientific computing, data science, data and business analytics, computational medicine, and information systems.For the master's thesis, students can participate in ongoing research projects at the ICS, the IDIDS, or the Faculty of Informatics. Topics include Numerical Analysis, High-Performance Computing, Geo-Science, Computational Engineering, Optimization, Computational (Bio-) Mechanics and Fluid-Mechanics,... [-]


Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics

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

The objective of the program MSc in Applied and Computational Mathematics is to provide students with the capability to apply mathematical models and methods to study various problems that arise in industry and business, with an emphasis on developing computable solutions that can be implemented. [+]

Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics

The ideas of applied mathematics pervade several applications in a variety of businesses and industries, as well as government. Sophisticated mathematical tools are increasingly used to develop new models, modify existing ones and analyze system performance. This includes applications of mathematics to problems in management science, biology, portfolio planning, facilities planning, control of dynamic systems and design of composite materials. The goal is to find computable solutions to real-world problems arising from these types of situations.

The School of Mathematical Sciences offers an interdisciplinary master of science degree in applied mathematics. The objective of the program is to provide students with the capability to apply mathematical models and methods to study various problems that arise in industry and business, with an emphasis on developing computable solutions that can be implemented. Since this is an interdisciplinary program, students have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of courses.... [-]


Master of Science in Mathematics

Nipissing University
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Ontario

The MSc in Mathematics provides students with a strong background in disciplines such as analysis, algebra, topology and modern applications in computational fields. [+]

Master of Science in Mathematics

The MSc in Mathematics provides students with a strong background in disciplines such as analysis, algebra, topology and modern applications in computational fields. It ensures that students have the appropriate training necessary to make career choices from a wider range of options after completing the program.

Through a variety of seminars, workshops and presentations, students are introduced to the essential ingredients of doing research as well as a variety of open problems. The program consists of coursework, seminars and a Major Research Paper, which is completed within a year.

The Major Research Paper focuses on an open problem in Mathematics, which could be theoretical or applied in nature. Students are asked to learn about an unsolved problem by researching its history and the contributions of other mathematicians towards solving the problem. Full-time and part-time study is available.... [-]


Master of Science in Geospatial Science

University of North Alabama
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Florence

The Master of Science in Geospatial Science is an innovative approach to applying spatial knowledge and technology to solve contemporary problems. The program focuses on the multidisciplinary application of geography, the spatial paradigm and methods of geospatial technologies. [+]

The Master of Science in Geospatial Science is an innovative approach to applying spatial knowledge and technology to solve contemporary problems. The program focuses on the multidisciplinary application of geography, the spatial paradigm and methods of geospatial technologies to prepare students to:

Solve complex environmental, urban, economic and business problems Conduct independent research Develop skills in critical thinking and writing Enter professions requiring knowledge of geospatial methods, analysis, and techniques.

Graduates from the Department of Geography at UNA work in various government, public and private sector jobs throughout the country and overseas. These jobs involve regional and urban planning, environmental research and monitoring, utilities, marketing, management, and field work among many other titles. Some of our graduates continue their studies in pursuit of a Ph.D. degree. For the past several years, job and school placement has reached almost 100%.... [-]


MSc in Physics and Astronomy

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. [+]

The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University are internationally renowned. They attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. All lectures are enriched by the research carried out at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) and the Donders Centre for Neuroscience. And this is where the secret of good education lies, according to a recent evaluation by a commission of experts.

Specialisations

You are able to chose from three specialisations within this programme:

Neuroscience/Neurophysics Particle and Astrophysics Physics of Molecules and Materials Programme ... [-]

MSc Global Sustainable Cities

University of Strathclyde Business School
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues. The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies. [+]

Why this course?

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues.

The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies.

Over half the world’s population now live in cities. Achieving sustainable futures for urban centres is a growing issue. You’ll develop a full understanding of how cities work and acquire the tools to:

re-design city systems raise finance gain political and community support for transformative city strategies and projects

You’ll demonstrate your knowledge through high-quality work placements rather than a traditional dissertation. The course offers flexibility to pursue your individual interests and diversify your skills.... [-]