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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EMerald: Master in Resources Engineering (Innovative Education in Geometallurgy and Circular Economy)

EIT RawMaterials Academy EMerald
Campus 2 years Germany Freiberg

The EMerald Master programme was created to answer the urgent need expressed by the European Union to create a resource efficient Europe. As the EU recognised the importance of mineral and metal resources in our modern economy, it also realised that the raw materials industries were facing a critical skills shortage. The EMerald Master programme aims to train a new generation of engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset and a global vision of the value chain, putting the extraction of mineral and metal resources at the beginning of a circle which ends by collecting end-of-life products and recovering valuable materials out of the urban mines (circular economy). [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2016

The Challenge

The EMerald Master programme was created to answer the urgent need expressed by the European Union to create a resource efficient Europe. As the EU recognised the importance of mineral and metal resources in our modern economy, it also realised that the raw materials industries were facing a critical skills shortage.

The EMerald Master programme aims to train a new generation of engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset and a global vision of the value chain, putting the extraction of mineral and metal resources at the beginning of a circle which ends by collecting end-of-life products and recovering valuable materials out of the urban mines (circular economy). Therefore, the Master course will focus on two aspects:... [-]


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.... [-]


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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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!... [-]


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 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 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 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 Geosciences

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

Geoscience examines temporal and spatial changes in Earth’s system, changes that are linked to the features and material composition of geo matter by observing, measuring and modelling. The dimensions range from the smallest temporal and spatial units (e.g. atmospheric discharges or crystalline structures) up to the age of Earth, the global continental drift and mantle convection. The diverse interactions require intensive co-operation among very different disciplines. [+]

Geoscience examines temporal and spatial changes in Earth’s system, changes that are linked to the features and material composition of geo matter by observing, measuring and modelling.

The dimensions range from the smallest temporal and spatial units (e.g. atmospheric discharges or crystalline structures) up to the age of Earth, the global continental drift and mantle convection. The diverse interactions require intensive co-operation among very different disciplines.

At the Department of Geoscience/Geography at Goethe Universität Frankfurt, these disciplines are meteorology, physical geography, geology, palaeontology, mineralogy and geophysics. There are also close links with the Senckenberg Museum and the Institute of Applied Geosciences at TU Darmstadt. Lectures given by members of both institutions are included in the programme. The Master’s programme in Geoscience is based on traditional earth sciences and students receive instruction in geology, palaeontology, geophysics and mineralogy. The Master’s programme can follow a Bachelor’s degree. Students on the study programme can specialise in geology, geophysics, mineralogy or palaeontology.... [-]


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 Physics

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

Physics is the science of the structure, characteristics, conditions and motion of matter and energy, as well as the underlying interactions and forces and the resulting dimensions. [+]

Physics is the science of the structure, characteristics, conditions and motion of matter and energy, as well as the underlying interactions and forces and the resulting dimensions. As such, it is the material basis of all natural sciences and all technical disciplines. It is a science that is based on activity, as it requires experimental and theoretical implementation, utilisation and further development of its content and methods.

It is also a quantitative science, as the aim of physics is the quantitatively reproducible description of processes in nature and the production of quantitative correlations between different phenomena and classes of phenomena. In order to achieve these targets, physics relies to a large extent on mathematical methods.The wide range of tasks means that physics students must learn to be able to become acquainted with very different special subjects quickly in professional life, even if it was not part of their study programme. This skill relies on a profound understanding and clear command of the widest range of basic scientific information and methods possible, and this is the main focus of the study programme.... [-]


Master of Science in Biophysics

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

The goal of the Master’s study course is deepening of knowledge and specialisation in the subject Biophysics. The courses are no longer strictly oriented within the classical subject boundaries and institute but are now more topic-oriented and are offered interdisciplinarily in five areas of focus. [+]

The goal of the Master’s study course is deepening of knowledge and specialisation in the subject Biophysics. The courses are no longer strictly oriented within the classical subject boundaries and institute but are now more topic-oriented and are offered interdisciplinarily in five areas of focus:

Spectroscopy, imaging and structural analysis Membranes, electrophysiology, bioenergetics and cell biophysics Theory, simulations and molecular dynamics Bio-analytical methods Nucleic acids

These areas of focus reflect the areas of focus of research conducted by the university lecturers on campus who represent the biophysical subject areas and attractive and future-oriented fields of research. The necessary breadth of the education is achieved in that the student must select modules from all of the areas of focus as optional compulsory subjects.... [-]