Master of Science Degree in Natural Sciences in Europe

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Natural Sciences

A Master of Science, or a Master’s degree in Science is an academic degree delivered by Universities in many countries. A Master of Science is a popular choice after completing a Bachelor’s degree.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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Master in Integrated Systems Biology

University of Luxembourg Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Luxembourg Luxembourg City

This Master programme enables students to acquire deeper knowledge in biosciences taking into account new computational and high-throughput experimental technologies. This involves the handling of large amounts of data and thus bioinformatics and network analysis are essential elements in this modern education in biosciences. [+]

Objectives

This Master programme enables students to acquire deeper knowledge in biosciences taking into account new computational and high-throughput experimental technologies. This involves the handling of large amounts of data and thus bioinformatics and network analysis are essential elements in this modern education in biosciences.

What is Systems Biology?

Systems Biology (an extension of Biochemistry and Physiology) wants to understand and model systems: individual cells, organs and whole organisms on the basis of their constituting molecules. It integrates established disciplines in Biosciences and renovates them for the challenges of the future.

Aims of the programme

The Master of Systems Biology combines theoretical and practical education: at least 1,450 hours of practical work in computer labs and wet labs within the University’s Life Sciences Research Unit or in partner institutions (Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST), and the IGBMC in Strasbourg). At the end of the programme, students will be able:... [-]


Biology (MSc)

University of Szeged
Campus 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Szeged

The first year of the 4-semester-long programme consists of lectures, seminars and practical training in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. [+]

About the Program

The programme provides our students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum to help them succeed in their post-academic and professional endeavors. The first year of the 4-semester-long programme consists of lectures, seminars and practical training in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. Both the basic and the applied/ industrial science aspects of these disciplines will be studied extensively. In the second year, students will have several laboratory courses in different aspects of molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, microbiology and plant biology. Graduates of the Faculty usually choose their careers in research laboratories, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, environmental agencies, and pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical industries. Successful graduates can also continue their studies and research by applying for our international Biology Ph.D. programme at the University of Szeged.... [-]


MSc and MRes in Psychological Research Methods

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Our MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods provides extensive training for those looking to develop a broad range [+]

Our MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods provides extensive training for those looking to develop a broad range of transferable skills relevant to independent research and beyond.

Why choose this course?

The MSc and MRes Psychological Research Methods has been designed specifically to prepare graduates in Psychology or related disciplines for;

a PhD degree; research related careers in academic or applied psychological disciplines; and careers in which data handling and analytical skills are of relevance.

Students also complete the course as a means of improving their research skills in preparation for further training as a professional psychologist (often as a clinical or educational psychologist).... [-]


Master of Science in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

Master's degree course in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants is designed for students who are interested in a broader study of biologically active chemical compounds. This study builds on undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants. [+]

Master's degree course in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants is designed for students who are interested in a broader study of biologically active chemical compounds. This study builds on undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants. The study is structured into two parallel focus -Bioorganic Chemistry, Toxicology of Pollutants. Both foci have a common basis in the form of compulsory subjects and differ in compulsory optional subjects, respectively optional subjects. Within the required courses, the main emphasis is focused on acquiring knowledge about the structural, physical-chemical, analytical, molecular biological, biochemical and toxicological aspects of the biologically active compounds. The focus of Bioorganic Chemistry is concentrated on compulsory optional subjects of the structure of compounds in silico methods, analytical methods, and biochemical methods. Optional subjects are oriented on chemical, biological and toxicological issues. The study is completed with a state exam in Bioorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry and defence of a master thesis. The focus of Toxicology pollutants is concentrated on compulsory optional subjects in the field of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and toxicology. Optional subjects are oriented on chemical, biological and toxicological issues. The study is completed with a state exam in Bioorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Toxicology and defence of a master thesis.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences: Astronomy and Space Physics

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

The astronomy and space physics track is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. It encompasses a broad range of topics from the physics of the sun and solar system, to stellar and galactic structure and evolution, as well as topics in high energy astrophysics (e.g. accretion processes, the physics of black holes and neutron stars) and cosmology. [+]

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FROM THE SUN TO SUPERNOVAE, NEUTRON STARS, BLACK HOLES, AND GALAXIES!

The astronomy and space physics track is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. It encompasses a broad range of topics from the physics of the sun and solar system, to stellar and galactic structure and evolution, as well as topics in high energy astrophysics (e.g. accretion processes, the physics of black holes and neutron stars) and cosmology.

The other tracks of the programme are Materials Chemistry, Materials Physics, and Theoretical Physics. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including computational and numerical techniques.... [-]


MSc in Applied Physics

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Eindhoven

Applied physicists have a different view of the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied physicist you go one step further, by applying your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. In many cases, these are ambitious projects, in which working in teams with people from other disciplines is a central factor. [+]

The world from a different perspective

Applied physicists have a different view of the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied physicist you go one step further, by applying your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. In many cases, these are ambitious projects, in which working in teams with people from other disciplines is a central factor.

The Master's degree program

The Master’s degree program in Applied Physics gives you the opportunity to get involved in physical phenomena, new technologies, and measurement methods. These are based on technical applications of physical principles in the most diverse disciplines. The course consists, to a large extent, of internships so that you will learn how to apply your technical and scientific knowledge in a research environment. The Applied Physics department opts for an integrated approach to teaching and research at an internationally competitive level.... [-]


MSc Mathematical Finance

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 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 in Systems Biology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you! This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology. [+]

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you!

Systems Biology will become the mainstream in biological sciences this century. It can be used to systematically gather knowledge at all levels, from molecules to entire ecosystems and its integration into quantitative (computer) models. These models make an accurate simulation of biological processes possible.

This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology.... [-]


Master of Space Studies (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Space Studies program is designed to prepare scientists to respond to a myriad of challenges and opportunities. In addition to coursework in space sciences, the curriculum is enriched by a Master's thesis and a series of guest lecturers from international, national and regional institutions. [+]

The space sector plays an important role in economic, social, technological and scientific developments. The future of the sector and its manifold applications require highly skilled experts with a broad interdisciplinary perspective. The development of innovative space technologies is fostered by an intense symbiosis between technological sectors and the challenges set by fundamental research in exact and biomedical sciences. Additionally, the economic and social valorization of space technologies requires an efficient relationship between project developers and the economic sector.

The large scale of space projects imposes important constraints on management. The international character of the space sector and of its broad applications, including the relevance of space for security and defense, implies a need for European and international legal and political measures.... [-]


Master of Mathematical Engineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

Without mathematical tools, there would be no internet search engines, no weather forecast, no security in banking. Mathematical models and techniques play an important role in automatic pilot technologies, the design of quieter cars, the optimisation of wind farms, medical scanners, etc. At first sight, these applications have little in common, but they all process a large amount of data. Mathematics is becoming critical in many applications because of increasing model complexity and higher demands from customers and the environment. [+]

Without mathematical tools, there would be no internet search engines, no weather forecast, no security in banking. Mathematical models and techniques play an important role in automatic pilot technologies, the design of quieter cars, the optimisation of wind farms, medical scanners, etc. At first sight, these applications have little in common, but they all process a large amount of data. Mathematics is becoming critical in many applications because of increasing model complexity and higher demands from customers and the environment.

What's the Master of Mathematical Engineering all about?

The Master of Science in Mathematical Engineering is unique in Flanders and is supported by high-quality research that has led to several spin-off companies.... [-]


Master in Biological and Environmental Science

Jyväskylä University Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

The aim of the program is to produce experts in biology and environmental science. The program contains two specialization areas (majors): sustainable management of inland aquatic resources, ecology, and evolutionary biology. [+]

Master's Degree Program in Biological and Environmental Science, Master of Science (2 yrs)

Applying

The application round opens on the 15th of November 2017 and the deadline for applications is on the 10th of January 2018.

Read more about this program on university's website.

Study objectives

The aim of the Master's Degree Program is to produce experts in biology and environmental science. You have a chance to specialize in one of the following specialization areas:

sustainable management of inland aquatic resources, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

The specialization area of sustainable management of inland aquatic resources focusses on environmental and biological processes that determine the characteristics and ecosystem services of inland waters and ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of natural resources. Specialization area of ecology and evolutionary biology focus on fundamental concepts and theories of ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology and the ability to use these at the individual, population, community and ecosystem level.... [-]


MSc Holistic Science

Schumacher College
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Totnes

Schumacher College in partnership with Plymouth University is the first in the world to offer a postgraduate programme in Holistic Science. Starts Sept 2018 [+]

Western science is dominated by ‘reductionism’ – the idea that natural phenomena can be fully explained in terms of their component parts. Although it is a useful tool in certain circumstances, reductionism as a worldview is incomplete and can be dangerous on its own since it suggests that by analysing the ‘mechanical’ workings of nature we can fully predict and manipulate it entirely for our own benefit.

Holistic Science integrates the useful aspects of reductionism and mainstream science by developing a more comprehensive basis for seeing and knowing. At the heart of this is Goethe’s rigorous and systematic way of involving the imagination in an appreciation of nature’s qualities, complexity and intrinsic value. Holistic thinking is stimulated by exercises using phenomenology and in tackling challenges related to physics, earth system science, ecology, evolutionary biology, organisational development and health studies. Since 1998, when the programme was pioneered at Schumacher College, it has developed a coherent methodology of holistic enquiry, providing a rigorous and ethical framework for a mature science.... [-]


Master of Science in Physics

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 2 more

The Master's Program in Physics is a two-year study program offered in English by the Department of Physics at Umeå University. The program, which gives the student the possibility to acquire wider and deeper knowledge and abilities within one or several sub-areas of physics, is fully adapted to the Bologna structure of higher education in Europe. [+]

Master's Program in Physics

The Master's Program in Physics is a two-year study program offered in English by the Department of Physics at Umeå University. The program, which gives the student the possibility to acquire wider and deeper knowledge and abilities within one or several sub-areas of physics, is fully adapted to the Bologna structure of higher education in Europe.The students have great freedom to choose courses according to their own interests and ambitions. For courses offered in English, see the link Courses in the Program Menu to the right. Some recommended specializations within the program are:

Computational Physics Condensed Matter Physics/Nanotechnology Theoretical Physics Optical Physics/Measurement Physics Quantum Mechanics/Quantum Technique Space Physics ... [-]

Master in Biology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

This unique programme offers various specializations. Students can choose from 1. Herpetology, 2/ Human Ecology, 3. Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, 4. Environment, Biodiversity and Ecosystems and 5. Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

At the VUB, we offer a strong, research-focused and thesis-based Master programme in which graduate students interact closely with their teachers and supervisors from the first day of their entry. In addition, being located in the heart of Europe, Belgium ensures the proximity of academic and medical institutions, biotechnological know-how, and government agencies to offer the ideal intellectual and career environment.

Go to program webpage

The programme includes the following profiles students can choose from:

Ecology and Biodiversity Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences Herpetology Human Ecology Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS... [-]


MSc in Applied Physics

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Estonia Tallinn

Master's program in Applied Physics is aimed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in design and application companies. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Applied Physics (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical sciences (material science, environmental mechanics, engineering mathematics). Tuition fees and scholarships: 1 ECTS = 55 EUR. Nominal study load per 1 year = 60 ECTS/€3300, 10 tuition fee waiver scholarships available that guarantee free studies. Number of places available: 15

Master's program in Applied Physics is aimed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in design and application companies. The program provides interdisciplinary education covering engineering, physics, and math in an effort to bridge the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering. Studies cover a wide spectrum of topics: nanotechnology, quantum topics, solar cells, experimental solid state physics and econophysics. Additionally, it is possible to opt for more theoretical projects, such as computer simulation of physical systems, modeling of turbulence and complex systems (e.g. biological or social networks).... [-]