Master of Science (MSc) in Natural Sciences in Germany

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Natural Sciences

Master of Science (MSc): These programs are postgraduate studies for people who have recently finished their undergraduate studies and want to improve their knowledge on a profound and more scientific level.

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

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MSc in Environmental Geography

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Bayreuth

Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. [+]

Understanding the interactions between environment and society in space and time

Environmental Geography addresses contemporary environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective.

You are looking for an M.Sc. program that combines an in-depth education in natural sciences with contextualization from social sciences to address major contemporary challenges of environmental change? You seek for an international place of study with excellent training facilities and a strong focus on research-led teaching? You want a practice-oriented M.Sc. program that provides you with knowledge and skills to build your personal career in the environmental sector?

Then come join us at the University of Bayreuth and apply here!... [-]


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 of Science Astro and Particle Physics

University Of Tuebingen
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Tübingen

The focus of the master programme Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantitative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential practical skills with respect to problem sets in the field of Astro and Particle Physics. [+]

The focus of the master programme Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantitative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential practical skills with respect to problem sets in the field of Astro and Particle Physics.

The Master Astro and Particle Physics is an international research-oriented two-year program established by the Kepler-Center. This programme connects science from the fields of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology and combines different disciplines in experimental and theoretical physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. The education will be in English throughout which prepares the students for the increasing internationalization in industry and modern society.... [-]


M.Sc. Computational Mathematics

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Passau

In addition to being a science in its own right, mathematics plays a fundamental role in the quantitative areas of practically all other academic disciplines, particularly in the natural sciences, engineering, business administration, economics, medicine, and psychology. Mathematical results permeate nearly all facets of life and are a necessary prerequisite for the vast majority of modern technologies – and as our IT systems become increasingly powerful, we are able to mathematically handle enormous amounts of data and solve ever more complex problems. [+]

About the programme

In addition to being a science in its own right, mathematics plays a fundamental role in the quantitative areas of practically all other academic disciplines, particularly in the natural sciences, engineering, business administration, economics, medicine, and psychology. Mathematical results permeate nearly all facets of life and are a necessary prerequisite for the vast majority of modern technologies – and as our IT systems become increasingly powerful, we are able to mathematically handle enormous amounts of data and solve ever more complex problems.

Special emphasis is placed on developing students' ability to formalize given problems in a way that facilitates algorithmic processing as well as enabling them to choose or develop, and subsequently apply, suitable algorithms to solve problems in an appropriate manner. The degree programme is theoretical in its orientation, with strongly application-oriented components. Studying this programme, you can gain advanced knowledge in the mathematical areas of Cryptography, Computer Algebra, Algorithmic Algebra and Geometry, Image and Signals Processing, Statistics and Stochastic Simulation, Dynamical Systems and Control Theory as well as expert knowledge in Computer Science fields such as Data Management, Machine Learning, and Data Mining.... [-]


MSc in Physics

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Nuremberg

The Master‘s degree programme in Physics provides research-oriented training in highly successful research areas at the Department of Physics in Erlangen. It is a four-semester Master‘s degree programme, comprising two semesters of courses and one-year research part, which is completed with the Master’s thesis. The high-level degree programme deepens and expands the knowledge and skills developed in a Bachelor’s degree programme. A wide range of specialised lectures is offered to prepare for research work in the Master’s thesis. [+]

The Master‘s degree programme in Physics provides research-oriented training in highly successful research areas at the Department of Physics in Erlangen. It is a four-semester Master‘s degree programme, comprising two semesters of courses and one-year research part, which is completed with the Master’s thesis. The high-level degree programme deepens and expands the knowledge and skills developed in a Bachelor’s degree programme. A wide range of specialised lectures is offered to prepare for research work in the Master’s thesis.

Degree programme structure and specialisation

The Master’s degree programme in Physics builds on the knowledge of physics obtained in a three-year Bachelor’s degree programme in physics or equivalent.... [-]


MSc in Integrated Life Sciences - Biology, Biomathematics and Biophysics

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Nuremberg

Integrated Life Sciences - Biology, Biomathematics and Biophysics [+]

Contents of the degree programme

Interdisciplinary degree programme exploring the nexuses between Biology, Biomathematics and Biophysics

Module Groups

Mathematical Modelling and Systems Biology Bioimaging and Biophysics Biological Structures and Processes Occupational fields Teaching and research at universities Research institutions Research and development in industry Management and business consultancy Qualification requirements

Relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with above-average success. The MSc programme is particularly aimed at graduates of interdisciplinary biophysical or biomathematical study courses and at graduates with a BSc in related disciplines such as Physics, Biology, or (Bio)Mathematics with a strong interest in interdisciplinary biological questions.... [-]


Master in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Nuremberg

Chemical and Biological Engineering - Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen (CBI) - is about the conversion of substances through chemical, physical and biological processes. [+]

Chemical and Biological Engineering - Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen (CBI) - is about the conversion of substances through chemical, physical and biological processes. As a link between chemistry, biotechnology and plant engineering, one of the main tasks of Chemical and Biological Engineering is the development of processes for material conversion on a laboratory scale and the implementation of them on a production scale.

If you are interested in a combination of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering is the right program for you!

You can start the bachelor program of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Winter semester. The master program starts either in the Winter or in the Summer.... [-]


MSc in Chemistry

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Nuremberg

The advanced programme in Chemistry is grouped into individual modules: three mandatory modules (Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry), one Mandatory elective and one Elective module as well as one Specialisation module. In the Mandatory elective module, students can choose chemical subjects which reflect the fields of the chemistry research at FAU (theory, catalysis, bio(in)organic chemistry, interfaces or materials). In the Elective module, students can choose courses according to their preferences. Modules including language, law or business studies courses are among the most popular. [+]

Overview

The advanced programme in Chemistry is grouped into individual modules: three mandatory modules (Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry), one Mandatory elective and one Elective module as well as one Specialisation module. In the Mandatory elective module, students can choose chemical subjects which reflect the fields of the chemistry research at FAU (theory, catalysis, bio(in)organic chemistry, interfaces or materials). In the Elective module, students can choose courses according to their preferences. Modules including language, law or business studies courses are among the most popular.

A six-month Master’s thesis (6 months) allows students to develop a deeper understanding of a specific scientific topic.... [-]


MSc in Advanced Optical Technologies

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Nuremberg

Advanced Optical Technologies [+]

Contents of the degree programme

Foundations of the first year of studies

Mathematics in Optics Foundations of Optics Foundations of Lasers Optical Systems and Applications Scientific techniques

Advanced lectures in six topics

Optical Metrology Optical Material Processing Optics in Medicine Optics in Communication and IT Optical Materials and Systems

Computational Optics

Occupational fields Medicine, information and communication technology, metrology, materials processing, software development, optical components. Scientific research and teaching International Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Partner universities of the Faculty of Engineering Qualification requirements ... [-]

Master of Science in Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems

University of Koblenz-Landau
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Koblenz Landau + 1 more

The goal of this program is to train talented graduate students to become an "expert mastering a repertoire of modern mathematical and computer-based methods for modeling, simulating and optimizing complex systems and knowing how to combine those methods for solving real-world problems". [+]

Complex, cross-linked systems pervade our daily life e.g. in natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, or logistics. The key to tackle the challenges imposed by these systems is mathematical modeling in a broad sense which is based on a profound knowledge of

mathematics physics computer science.

The goal of this program is to train talented graduate students to become an "expert mastering a repertoire of modern mathematical and computer based methods for modeling, simulating and optimizing complex systems and knowing how to combine those methods for solving real-world problems".

The term expert is used in the sense of generalist and not a specialist, since we aim at a whole spectrum of different methods.... [-]


Master of Science in Physical Geography

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

The Institute of Physical Geography at Universität Frankfurt with its several working groups (active both nationally and internationally) covers a wide range of content and methods in the field of physical geography. [+]

The Institute of Physical Geography at Universität Frankfurt with its several working groups (active both nationally and internationally) covers a wide range of content and methods in the field of physical geography.

The research-based Master’s program in Physical Geography, which focuses on the relationship between man and the environment in the past, present, and future, benefits from this broad approach, and the complex networks and regional, national and global challenges that emerge shape the contents during the four semesters of the program.The flexible structure of the program and individual tutoring allows students to develop their own profiles. The program focuses on learning and researching and therefore qualifies students for specific activities in both research and industry.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemistry

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

The Master’s programme not only offers the option of focusing on a specialist area but students will also acquire the necessary skills for this and they will learn to think independently and act responsibly. [+]

The target of the study programme is to provide students with a further education in chemistry. The Master’s programme not only offers the option of focusing on a specialist area but students will also acquire the necessary skills for this and they will learn to think independently and act responsibly.

Graduates should be able to assess the characters of chemical compounds and to apply the necessary methods for solving challenging chemical problems. Methods, procedures, research and industrial fields of activity are constantly changing, so it is the aim of the chemistry programme to teach students the necessary knowledge in a way that enables them to familiarise themselves quickly with new developments, to be introduced to new areas and to make independent contributions to further developments of research and technology in their specialised area once they have finished their programme.The Master’s examination is the second professional chemistry degree. During the four semesters of the Master’s programme, which follow on from the six semesters of the Bachelor’s programme, students will acquire the profound, specialised knowledge necessary for the transition to professional practice. The broad spectrum of the academic programme will ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for demanding fields of activity in industry, economy and administration.... [-]


Master of Science in Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

Since the 2011/12 winter semester, the Faculty of Biology has offered the Master of Science in "Cell Biology and Physiology". In the winter semester 2015/16, this was reissued as new Master of Science in "Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions". [+]

Since the winter semester 2011/12 the Faculty of Biology has offered the Master of Science in "Cell Biology and Physiology". In the winter semester 2015/16, this was reissued as new Master of Science in "Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions".

The two-year Master's program Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions is research-oriented and educates students in modern concepts and methods of cell biology and physical biology. Scientific questions in the fields of cell biology and physical biology will be combined with developmental biology, cellular structure biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, immunology, neuro-and plant physiology.

The Master's program provides students with an understanding of fundamental life processes from cell growth, cell-cell communication and differentiation to hormonal, inflammatory, angiogenic signaling and aging. These processes are studied in context of cells, individual tissues and model organisms. The experimental and conceptual approaches of the program include modern cell biological, molecular, biochemical, bioinformatical, immunological and genetic methods, combined with various microscopical techniques and applications, molecular imaging, data analysis as well as morphological and physiological technologies.... [-]


Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches. [+]

Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches.The major objective of the program is to offer to talented students a highly research-oriented training that will provide them with a broad overview of the most relevant fields of neuroscience, including basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience. This also includes relevant practical skills.

The program will confront students with various levels of complexity of neural functions from molecular biology to systems neuroscience. A major characteristic comprises the optional training in clinical neuroscience that will familiarise students with neuropathology and aspects of neurology and will provide them with hands-on information on current technical approaches applied in clinical research.You do not require previous intensive training in neuroscience. However, solid background knowledge in the field of neuroscience is essential for following the courses. This includes the principal education in laboratory techniques, particularly in cell biological bench work. As the program is an interdisciplinary one, we invite applications from students from various fields.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials

University of Koblenz-Landau
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Koblenz Landau + 1 more

Based on the chemical and physical knowledge of the bachelor program a more comprehensive understanding of the relations between composition and structure of the materials on the one hand and their chemical and physical characteristics, on the other hand, is given. [+]

The master course "Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials" enables graduates of the bachelor program "Applied Natural Sciences" and similar study courses of other faculties at German and international universities to work in research in the fields of chemistry, physics, and material sciences. The program addresses students with interest in doing research with functional materials. Based on the chemical and physical knowledge of the bachelor program a more comprehensive understanding of the relations between composition and structure of the materials on the one hand and their chemical and physical characteristics, on the other hand, is given. The master program provides the qualifications required for a consequent Ph.D. program or enables the graduates to take up responsible positions in research and development in industry or research institutes.... [-]