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.

Top MScs in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2018/2019

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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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 Analytical Chemistry

Loughborough University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

Our Analytical Chemistry MSc programme is designed to provide comprehensive training in analytical chemistry and its implementation in a variety of fields including biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental analysis. [+]

Our Analytical Chemistry MSc programme is designed to provide comprehensive training in analytical chemistry and its implementation in a variety of fields including biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental analysis.

Analytical chemists assess the chemical structure and nature of substances. Their skills are needed for a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis and toxicology. Analytical chemists can specialise in areas as varied as toxicology, pharmaceuticals and forensics.

What does an analytical chemist do?

Analytical chemists analyse samples using a range of techniques such as electro-chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, and spectroscopy. They are employed by a variety of public and private sector organisations and can specialise in areas such as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, quality control or forensics.... [-]


MSc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 Geographical Information Management

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

This MSc is unique in providing a balanced coverage of the key GIS technologies. The course has been developed in collaboration with industry, in response to the increased demand globally for multi-disciplinary managers, advisors, and consultants in resource management. [+]

This MSc is unique in providing a balanced coverage of the key GIS technologies. The course has been developed in collaboration with industry, in response to the increased demand globally for multi-disciplinary managers, advisors, and consultants in resource management.

Who is it for?

We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds who have a passion for technology and data, have an interest in solving real-world problems and making a positive impact. You will acquire experience of world-class spatial problem solving and develop a range of personal and leadership skills to set you on the path for a challenging and rewarding career in one of the growing range of industrial and research sectors that now routinely make use of the GI technologies. The course involves a varied selection of case study work, tutorials, and lectures led by center staff and senior visiting lecturers from industry.... [-]


MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Belfast

Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice. The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution. [+]

MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice.

The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution.

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

You’ll be looking at the big data to find patterns that others can’t see, gaining access to data sets that have not yet been analysed.

You’ll discover results that translate to the real world, through commercialisation or clinical trials to tackle diseases.

You’ll use your vision to find unique solutions to medical problems, and by the end of the degree, you’ll be ready to work within a multidisciplinary team with bioinformaticians, biologists and clinicians.... [-]


Spatial Planning with Environmental Assessment MSc

University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 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.... [-]


MSc Quantity Surveying

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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 Conservation and International Wildlife Trade

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MSc in Conservation and International Wildlife Trade provides you with the knowledge base to address trade regulation and management at both the national and international levels. [+]

Due to high levels of interest in 2018/19 applications for this programme will close on Sunday 17th June. Applications received beyond this date will be considered on an individual basis and applicants may be placed on a waiting list should further places become available.

Overview

The MSc in Conservation and International Wildlife Trade provides you with the knowledge base to address trade regulation and management at both the national and international levels.

International wildlife trade is big business and ranges from high volume timber and fishery products to the more traditional wildlife products from endangered species used in horticultural, pet, leather and medicinal trades. International trade and over-use are implicated in the decline of around one-third of threatened species.... [-]


MSc in Applied Environmental Geology

Cardiff University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 2019 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 Applicable Mathematics

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for graduates in mathematics, engineering, or science with excellent numeracy skills, wishing to pursue careers in the application of mathematics, in traditional areas such as engineering and science and in service areas such as finance and banking, where knowledge of modern applications of mathematics would be advantageous. The philosophy of the programmes is to equip students both with mathematics and its applications and with high-level scientific software and associated numerical skills. [+]

This programme is suitable both for fresh graduates and also for experienced professional practitioners who wish to further their skills. The programme core modules cover modern mathematical skills together with applications across different industries, and there are optional professional modules directly related to research expertise within the School. This ensures that students have an advanced understanding of both theory and practice in their selected specialist areas. Students will gain knowledge of mathematical skills and applications, computational skills, and relevant professional experience, related to traditional engineering and science modeling, modern enterprise applications, finance, and service industries. They will gain an understanding of emerging applications. There will be hands-on training in various development tools and in the use of computational software related to their professional direction.... [-]


Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics (MSc, Pg Dip, Pg Cert, PG Prof Dev - Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Online Part time 1 - 6 years September 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The programme is designed as an institutional collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture), a government facility which houses the UK wildlife DNA forensics laboratory. Students will have a unique opportunity to learn from internationally recognised specialists in the application of genetic analysis to conservation management and wildlife forensics. [+]

Programme Description

Within conservation science there is increasing recognition of the value of genetic data to support management decisions, however, scientists and managers with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice are lacking. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an exciting new field that is attracting increasing global attention in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

The PPD/Cert/Dip/MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics aims to provide a blend of theoretical and practical education in the application of genetic data to wildlife management and conservation law enforcement. The programme will cover all essential aspects, from population genetic theory, through data analysis, to the considerations involved in the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings to management, policy and criminal investigation.... [-]


MSc Applied Physics

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Science
Campus Full time August 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

This is a vocational course in applied physics for anyone with a background in the physical sciences or engineering. [+]

Why this course?

This is a vocational course in applied physics for anyone with a background in the physical sciences or engineering.

You can choose classes relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics including:

high-power microwave technology laser-based particle acceleration and enabled applications physics and the life sciences materials and solid state physics photonics quantum optics and quantum information technology

You‘ll put the knowledge gained in the taught classes to use on a research project. You can design the project to fit in with your interests and career plans.

The course gives you the opportunity to explore and master a wide range of applied physics skills. It teaches you transferable, problem-solving and numeracy skills that are widely sought after across the commercial sector.... [-]