MSc in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom

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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.

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.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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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).... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neurocomputational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience. [+]

Understanding the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour is one of the main challenges the scientific community is currently facing. Which neural processes underlie “free” decisions, the formation of new memories, the emergence of conscious experience? Computational cognitive neuroscience is a young and exciting discipline that tackles these long-standing research questions by integrating computer modelling with experimental research.

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neurocomputational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience.Its core topics include theory and practice of biologically constrained models of neurons, cortical circuits, and higher cognitive functions (memory, decision making, language), and fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience (brain mechanisms and structures underlying cognition and behaviour, as well as modern neuroimaging and data analysis techniques). The programme is suitable for students from a variety of disciplines (including psychology, computing, neuroscience, engineering, biology, maths, physics, or related subjects), and students with no prior programming experience are welcome. Thanks to the highly multidisciplinary and cutting-edge nature of the programme, graduates of this Masters will acquire a unique set of complementary skills that will make them extremely competitive in securing research or analyst positions in both academia and industry.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc Parasitology & Pathogen Biology

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

The MSc programme in Parasitology and Pathogen Biology is designed for students seeking training in parasite-borne infectious diseases that severely undermine: human health in the developing world and tropics; agri-food production systems globally (including plant health and animal health and welfare). [+]

MSc Parasitology & Pathogen Biology

The MSc programme in Parasitology and Pathogen Biology is designed for students seeking training in parasite-borne infectious diseases that severely undermine: human health in the developing world and tropics; agri-food production systems globally (including plant health and animal health and welfare).

Students taking the course will develop expertise directly applicable to human, plant and animal health and welfare, food security and the future sustainability of food production, particularly within livestock and plant/crop production systems.

The course will be run entirely by research active and will offer students the opportunity to gain experience in internationally competitive laboratories.... [-]


MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom Swindon Cranfield + 2 more

The space sector contributes £13.7bn per annum to the UK economy alone, and space activity across Europe and the world continues to thrive. There is a continuing need for talented employees with a good understanding of spacecraft systems engineering, coupled with a broad range of technical skills. Evolving constantly since 1987, this course has prepared graduates for highly successful careers in the space sector. [+]

The space sector contributes £13.7bn per annum to the UK economy alone, and space activity across Europe and the world continues to thrive. There is a continuing need for talented employees with a good understanding of spacecraft systems engineering, coupled with a broad range of technical skills. Evolving constantly since 1987, this course has prepared graduates for highly successful careers in the space sector.

Who is it for?

Suitable for graduates in engineering, physics or mathematics, this course will prepare you for a career in this exciting field, from earth observation to planetary exploration, launch vehicles to spacecraft operations, and much more.

Why this course? ... [-]

Spatial Planning with Environmental Assessment MSc

University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Dundee + 1 more

The father of town planning, Patrick Geddes was a professor of botany at this University hence our strong historical links to the planning profession. The University of Dundee has been running the town and regional planning programmes for over fifty years with a proud list of its graduates who went on to take up positions of influence in shaping the development of quality cities and spaces across the world. Dundee, the city, is located in an idealistic location for learning planning. [+]

Overview

The father of town planning, Patrick Geddes was a professor of botany at this University hence our strong historical links to the planning profession. The University of Dundee has been running the town and regional planning programmes for over fifty years with a proud list of its graduates who went on to take up positions of influence in shaping the development of quality cities and spaces across the world. Dundee, the city, is located in an idealistic location for learning planning.

This course attracts students from a wide network of countries and varied professional backgrounds and this a unique environment to collaborate different experiences with other students.... [-]


MA/MSc Geography (by Research)

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

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

Research overview

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography.

They are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based masters-level qualification.

With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, MA (by Research) students typically conduct in-depth research into a social science aspect of geography, while MSc (by Research) students focus on a scientific or technological aspect of geography.

You will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise.... [-]


MSc Quantity Surveying

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from disciplines unrelated to construction and real estate, which leads to Chartered Surveyor status. This course develops the contract and cost management skills needed to become a quantity surveyor, a role that sits in the heart of the construction process. You will learn about the various procurement options available in the UK and overseas, and develop approaches that seek to maximise client value while reducing the cost of a construction project. [+]

MSc Quantity Surveying

This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from disciplines unrelated to construction and real estate, which leads to Chartered Surveyor status.

This course develops the contract and cost management skills needed to become a quantity surveyor, a role that sits in the heart of the construction process. You will learn about the various procurement options available in the UK and overseas, and develop approaches that seek to maximise client value while reducing the cost of a construction project.

The course offers:

the MSc course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). the chance to go on an international field trip, included in your fees. Recent destinations have included Frankfurt and Prague. part-time, full-time and CPD study options are available. there are opportunities to work with a mentor from industry. the opportunity to undertake work placements and an internship as part of your studies. What you'll study ... [-]

MSc in Mathematics

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

Mathematics is at the heart of advances in science, engineering and technology, as well as being an indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tool in many other areas of life. This MSc course enables you to delve deeply into particular aspects of pure and applied mathematics, through a wide choice of modules in fascinating areas such as fractal geometry, coding theory and analytic theory. [+]

Mathematics is at the heart of advances in science, engineering and technology, as well as being an indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tool in many other areas of life.

This MSc course enables you to delve deeply into particular aspects of pure and applied mathematics, through a wide choice of modules in fascinating areas such as fractal geometry, coding theory and analytic theory.

You’ll complete your MSc with a piece of independent study, exploring one of a range of mathematical topics in detail and concluding this study by writing a dissertation.

Key features of the course Ideal for mathematically inclined scientists and engineers as well as mathematicians Extends your knowledge and refines your abilities to process information accurately, and critically analyse and communicate complex ideas Develops an enhanced skill set that will put you at an advantage in careers as diverse as mathematics, education, computer science, economics, engineering and finance. The most popular MSc in mathematics in the UK. Entry requirements ... [-]

MSc in Applied Environmental Geology

Cardiff University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The Cardiff MSc in Applied Environmental Geology is focused on providing geoscience graduates with the advanced skills appropriate to a career with geoengineering and geoenvironmental consultancies. [+]

MSc in Applied Environmental Geology

1 year (Full-time); n/a (Part-time); n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

Upon completion of the MSc students will be equipped to:

Describe and explain the core scientific principles and concepts of soil/rock mechanics, water flow, and the pollution of soil, water and air, Identify the standards, regulations, policies and legal frameworks required for the professional practice of applied environmental geology, Research and write a Stage I professional desk study site report of a geo-environmental hazard using primary sources and GIS techniques, Design and execute a Stage II geotechnical, geophysical, hydrogeological and geoenvironmental site and laboratory investigation, analyse the data and develop remedial solutions for geoenvironmental problems, Communicate effectively (both written and orally) in multi-disciplinary teams, act ethically and in conformity with health and safety regulations, and assess the sustainability of policies and projects. Special Features Seven months taught course in Cardiff followed by five months professional project, usually as part of an industry placement, Vocational training, providing in-demand skills in geotechnical and environmental geology, Strong links with industry and government agencies through invited lecturers and industrial projects, In 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, over 95% of the students secured employment by the end of their MSc course, National recognition of academic standards with four consecutive MSc dissertations (2008/2009/2010/2011) being awarded the Curry Prize by the Geologists’ Association. Course Description ... [-]

MSc Environmental Management and Earth Observation

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course benefits from the expertise of staff in the Nottingham Geospatial Institute. [+]

This 12-month course is offered by the Department of Civil Engineering but benefits from the research knowledge and expertise of staff in the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI).

It is aimed at geography and science graduates, industrial practitioners, military and government personnel.

Key facts The institute, formerly known as theInstitute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy (IESSG), has been active for almost 40 years, covering major advances in terrestrial, air and spaceborne image acquisition systems, inertial navigation systems and the development of satellite-based systems such as Transit, GPS and GLONASS, EGNOS and Galileo. The institute has excellent facilities for teaching and research, with lecturers drawn from a group of highly respected academics and external experts. We work closely with industrial partners and government agencies, and this provides excellent opportunities for our graduates to find employment with high profile organisations. ... [-]

MSc Landscape Ecology with Geographical Information Systems

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and technical skills required to fulfil a professional role involving collection, management, analysis, modelling, [+]

MScLandscape Ecology with Geographical Information Systems

This programme is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and technical skills required to fulfil a professional role involving the collection, management, analysis, modelling, manipulation and display of landscape ecology, land use planning, and environmental conservation datasets using Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

In both the UK and overseas the concept of landscape-scale land management has gained acceptance over the last decade. The implementation of environmental conservation policies and strategies based on a landscape ecology approach is increasingly dependent on spatial data that are managed and manipulated within a GIS. As a result, the Ecological Skills Gap Project has identified a clear need for ecologists with experience of GIS and for GIS specialists with an understanding of the environmental data they are being asked to manage and manipulate within a GIS.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This MSc Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research) will provide you with a detailed theoretical background in bilingualism and bring you up to date with the latest research on the subject. You’ll gain the confidence to verbalise arguments for and against expert opinion and experimental findings, and you’ll design an experiment to address a relevant research question. [+]

Overview

This MSc Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research) will provide you with a detailed theoretical background in bilingualism and bring you up to date with the latest research on the subject. You’ll gain the confidence to verbalise arguments for and against expert opinion and experimental findings, and you’ll design an experiment to address a relevant research question.

Your advanced research will be carried out in an area of bilingualism and advise on bilingualism matters, such as second language provision in schools.

You’ll be based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. An academic supervisor in psychology will support and guides your development, including the research dissertation project. We’re here to encourage you to make the transition to becoming a fully independent research scientist.... [-]