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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Master in Hydrogeology (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham

The course covers all major areas of groundwater resources, groundwater pollution and remediation, and groundwater engineering. Groundwater conditions are treated on an international basis and there are usually opportunities each year for students to undertake project work abroad. [+]

Why study this course?

The course covers all major areas of groundwater resources, groundwater pollution and remediation, and groundwater engineering. Groundwater conditions are treated on an international basis and there are usually opportunities each year for students to undertake project work abroad.

The course is the longest established hydrogeology course in the UK, having been set up in the early 1970s, and as such its alumni are spread throughout the industry. Around 24 students in total take the course each year, coming from a wide range of backgrounds, from the UK, other parts of Europe, and further afield.

Projects may be field-, laboratory-, or modelling- based, and are usually of an applied nature, although a few are research-orientated. Our chemical (inorganic and organic), rock testing, computing, geophysical and borehole-logging equipment is available for you to use during this period.... [-]


Master in Applied Meteorology and Climatology (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham

This well-established programme was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand continues, partially due to the growing attention of the society to climate change, its mitigation and adaptation to it. [+]

Why study this course

This well-established programme was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand continues, partially due to the growing attention of the society to climate change, its mitigation and adaptation to it.

This programme provides comprehensive training in understanding, modelling and prediction of atmospheric processes; as well as the collection, management, supply and application of atmospheric data for the needs of a variety of public and private sectors. The course also demonstrates how these create opportunities or pose problems for the successful operation of natural and human systems. Our aim is that upon graduation you will be able to compete for careers in Meteorology and Climatology.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This course is highly interdisciplinary encompassing psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computational modelling, neuroimaging, robotics, and patient rehabilitation. [+]

Why study this course

This course is highly interdisciplinary encompassing psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computational modelling, neuroimaging, robotics, and patient rehabilitation. The course is designed for those who are interested in applying knowledge of neural systems, brain function, and modelling to research in human cognition, perception, sensory and motor systems as well as the design of bio-inspired and biologically plausible robotic systems.

It has a strong research focus with hands-on modules and practical applications. The course is aimed at both students from psychology/neuroscience with a strong quantitative background and at students from computer science and physics that want to apply their knowledge to neuroscience.... [-]


Master in Toxicology (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme provides vocational training in the theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology. [+]

Why study this course?

This programme provides vocational training in the theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology.

You will learn about the nature and mechanism of adverse effects of chemicals such as those found in industry, in the household, in agriculture, in medicine and those that occur naturally in the environment. We give particular emphasis to molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and to risk assessment.

This programme acts as a conversion course taking students at entry from a variety of backgrounds and giving them new skills to enable them to move into research and employment in a number of disciplines.

Employability

Toxicology relates to many aspects of our everyday activities, so a career in this field promises to provide a variety of opportunities aimed at improving the standard of life and the environment. Career opportunities are excellent, as even in times of economic hardship toxicology remains a necessary and important area for funding.... [-]


MSc Mathematics and Data Science

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months October 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The field of Data Science has seen rapid growth in recent years, with vast amounts of data now being generated by major companies and service providers. [+]

Overview

The field of Data Science has seen rapid growth in recent years, with vast amounts of data now being generated by major companies and service providers.

At the same time, it’s recognised that there’s a shortage of qualified analysts, both in the UK and globally, to make the most of this data. Crucially, there’s now a shortage of mathematics graduates with the data analysis skills needed to meet the demands of industry.

Our MSc Mathematics and Data Science is one of the first courses to link the two key areas of mathematics and data science, making it uniquely positioned to help you meet this demand.

The course will provide you with a solid foundation in the mathematical analysis of data-driven systems and help you develop your computing skills to apply the techniques you learn on a large scale. You’ll learn the techniques used to approach data using computational analysis and understand the mathematics underpinning these techniques.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 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.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Child Development)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This MSc is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. Its aim is to train you in how to conduct research into child development. This course is suitable for graduates in psychology or related subjects, as well as professionals working with children as part of their continued professional development. [+]

Overview

This MSc is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. Its aim is to train you in how to conduct research into child development. This course is suitable for graduates in psychology or related subjects, as well as professionals working with children as part of their continued professional development.

We cover a range of topics, from social and cognitive development to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices.

Teaching is grounded in practice with input from social psychologists, health psychologists, neuropsychologists and primatologists. As well as a month-long placement, you will also benefit from hands-on learning through our in-house playgroup, which is integral to teaching and research on the MSc.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (General)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our Psychological Research Methods (General) course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing you for a future career in psychology. You’ll gain a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science. [+]

Overview

Our Psychological Research Methods (General) course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing you for a future career in psychology. You’ll gain a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science.

The unique feature of this General pathway is flexibility - you’re free to investigate a wide range of topics across the discipline. This encourages an understanding of different methods and perspectives within the field of psychology.

Opportunities for practical hands-on skills development are built in, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking. You’ll carry out a work placement, typically in an external company, charity or third sector organisation. This provides you with a fantastic opportunity to develop relevant work-based employment skills and to develop a network of contacts relevant to your future career goals. Students benefit hugely from this experience, combining skills and experience with personal and professional development.... [-]


MSc in Aquatic Pathobiology

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling

Our Aquatic Pathobiology postgraduate degree gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. You’ll study at the Institute of Aquaculture, one of the top institutions in this field. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students. This Masters in Aquatic Pathobiology has been taught at the Institute for almost 40 years and is the only postgraduate degree of its kind in the world. [+]

Overview

Our Aquatic Pathobiology postgraduate degree gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. You’ll study at the Institute of Aquaculture, one of the top institutions in this field. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students. This Masters in Aquatic Pathobiology has been taught at the Institute for almost 40 years and is the only postgraduate degree of its kind in the world.

The course combines high-quality, practical work and field visits with class-based training in aquatic disease diagnosis and health management challenges drawn from real situations. You’ll also develop an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc Landscape Ecology with Geographical Information Systems

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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 Conservation Biology

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 Biology provides you with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation and biodiversity management. [+]

Due to high levels of interest for 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 Biology provides you with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation and biodiversity management.

Modern conservation science transcends the traditional boundaries of biology, ecology and environmental management. Today’s managers of biodiversity need to be versed in a broad range of specialist fields, from population ecology and human community development, through to international wildlife trade and the economics of conservation, as well as the latest techniques in endangered species recovery.... [-]


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.... [-]


Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (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

A three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme taught entirely online. Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in an infection discipline, this programme is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide. [+]

Programme description

This new three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme leads to the degree of Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID).

Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, speciality training in an infection discipline, this programme is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide.

This degree will also be attractive to those who have completed their training but wish to fulfill continuing medical education requirements or those who wish to obtain a formal qualification in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

The programme is aligned with JRCPTB and RCPath training in infection disciplines: Combined Infection Training and Higher Specialty Training in Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology.... [-]