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

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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 Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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

This degree program focuses on mathematical models, advanced simulations and computer calculations. These means and methods are increasingly finding use in new technological developments, and this Master's program, therefore, offers an excellent start to your contribution to society's technological needs, both now and in the future. [+]

According the Guide to choosing a master's program 2016 the master Industrial and Applied Mathematics is the best applied mathematics master program of the Netherlands!

For five years TU/e was the best university of technology, in 2016 TU/e is the second best university of technology.

The figures for the survey of Master’s programs are 70 percent based on the ratings by students and 30 percent on those by the NVAO (Accreditation Organization for the Netherlands and Flanders).

The program

This degree program focuses on mathematical models, advanced simulations and computer calculations. These means and methods are increasingly finding use in new technological developments and this Master's program therefore offers an excellent start to your contribution to society's technological needs, both now and in the future. ... [-]


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.... [-]


International Master of Science, Chemistry and Physics of Materials

University of Salzburg Department of Chemistry and Physical Materials
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Austria Salzburg

Our society is currently facing major challenges in the areas of energy, medicine, ecology, construction, and transportation. For further advancements in these key areas, it has become crucial to discover and develop novel functional materials. [+]

International Master of Science Chemistry and Physics of Materials CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF MATERIALS (CPM) MASTER PROGRAM Our society is currently facing major challenges in the areas of energy, medicine, ecology, construction, and transportation. For further advancements in these key areas, it has become crucial to discover and develop novel functional materials. Content The Master program Chemistry and Physics of Materials (CPM) offered at the Department of Materials Science and Physics, prepares students for these important issues. It is opened to students from all countries and different scientific backgrounds. 
It is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and processing of synthetic and naturally-occurring functional materials. Through both fundamental and applied science courses, this program provides students with a complete understanding of the influence that the physical, chemical and biological properties of materials can have over their integration within functional devices and real-life applications. Students enrolled in this program will gain a well-rounded education in materials science and engineering that meets the needs of industry and academia. Entrance requirements A B.Sc. degree in a field related or equivalent study at a certified post-high school educational institution in Austria or in a foreign country (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, etc.). 
 ORGANIZATION AND COURSE OF STUDY Academic Degree: M.Sc. Program duration: 3 semesters ECTS units: 90 Start-date: Winter (October) or Summer (March) semester Structure The CPM Master of Science program is an English-based curriculum. It is research orientated and is three semesters in length. A balanced mix of required core courses and elective modules... [-]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Leuven

The word Nanoscience refers to the study, manipulation, and engineering of matter, particles, and structures on the nanometer scale. Nanotechnology is the application of nanoscience leading to the use of new nanomaterials and nanosize components in useful products. KU Leuven offers this joint Erasmus Mundus Master together with universities in Barcelona (Spain), Chalmers (Sweden), Grenoble (France) and Dresden (Germany). [+]

www.emm-nano.org

The word Nanoscience refers to the study, manipulation, and engineering of matter, particles, and structures on the nanometer scale. Nanotechnology is the application of nanoscience leading to the use of new nanomaterials and nanosize components in useful products.

KU Leuven offers this joint Erasmus Mundus Master together with universities in Barcelona (Spain), Chalmers (Sweden), Grenoble (France) and Dresden (Germany).

What’s the Erasmus Mundus Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology all about?

http://www.emm-nano.org/

Within the Erasmus Mundus framework, four leading educational institutions in Europe offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The partner institutions are:... [-]


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.... [-]


Applied Mathematics, MSc

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The main aim of the program is to provide the students with effective knowledge what they can successfully apply both in the mathematical modeling and in the solution of problems arising in practice. Emphasis is put on the capability of working cooperatively in groups with experts of other fields (computer science, engineering, economics, etc.). The quality and the quantity of the knowledge what the students can gain make the entrance possible to the Ph.D. program of the Institute. [+]

Course Structure: Main Subjects Basics in the following subjects for all students: Algebra and number theory, Analysis, Geometry, Probability and statistics, Informatics and operational research.

Specific subjects for all students: Discrete mathematics, Operations research, Applied analysis, Stochastic processes, Theory of algorithms.

Specific subjects in the different subprograms: Mathematics of Engineering:Numerical analysis, solutions of differential equations Linear models and applications Numerical mathematics Stochastic processes Mathematics of Finance:Statistics Stochastic systems Financial science Mathematics of Computer Science:Data mining Mathematical theory of networks Theory of complexity Design, analyzing and implementation of algorithms and data structures Cryptography and data security Information theory Codes and symmetric structures... [-]


MSc in Environmental Chemistry

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

Why Environmental Chemistry in Bayreuth? An individualized study program, short communication ways, and excellent relationships between supervisors and students create a family atmosphere where studying is both an intellectual challenge and a personal joy. [+]

You are looking for a master program that enables you to help addressing today's global challenges caused by increasing industrialization and overexploitation of natural resources? You are eager to apply interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and experience from inorganic and organic chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, ecosystem analysis, and human-environment interactions to understand how contaminations in the air, soil, and water affect whole ecosystems worldwide? You want to study in an international environment, profit from research-led teaching, work in small groups, and develop your solution-oriented thinking and creativity?

Join us at the University of Bayreuth, Germany!

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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 in Mathematical Finance

Loughborough University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

The depth of the mathematics taught in our Mathematical Finance MSc programme should equip you with the skills needed to succeed within the finance sector. It will also enable you to pursue a research career in stochastic analysis, financial mathematics and other relevant areas. [+]

The depth of the mathematics taught in our Mathematical Finance MSc programme should equip you with the skills needed to succeed within the finance sector. It will also enable you to pursue a research career in stochastic analysis, financial mathematics and other relevant areas.

Our Mathematical Finance MSc programme is designed to provide you with the strong mathematical skills, computational techniques and finance background necessary to work in the finance sector. It could also open up careers in investment banking, hedge funds, insurance companies and the finance departments of large corporations.

Drawing on the expertise within our department of Mathematical Sciences, you will undertake core modules in stochastic analysis and measure theory, while also choosing optional modules covering wide-ranging topics of interest, including corporate finance, functional analysis and asset management.... [-]