Masters Programs in Biological & Life Sciences

Compare 208 Masters Programs in Biological & Life Sciences

Biological & Life Sciences

Biological and Life Sciences are natural sciences. Their main purpose is to study living organisms (such as plants, animals, human beings) on different levels, including their function, origin, structure, growth, and the life itself! A Master in Biological and Life Sciences delves deep into each of these levels.

This field is very well developed and vast; it contains a number of topics and disciplines, the most important of them being cell theory, evolution, genetics, and energy, each of which is explored in Master in Biological and Life Sciences programs. Among the most interesting subjects that push the borders of knowledge to the most exciting points, as they apply the latest inventions and achievements of the scientific world, are Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Ecology, Food and Health Sciences and Molecular Sciences. These branches of Biology are standing on the verge of making breakthrough discoveries almost every day, and you can be part of it with a Master in Biological and Life Sciences degree. Biology deals with perhaps the greatest wonders present on Earth today, from microscopic germs to elephants, as well as studies the history of life, tracing it billions of years back in time. There are plenty of career opportunities in the private sector, academic institutions, and research facilities, for graduates holding a Master in Biological and Life Sciences degree.

If you feel that breaking the code of life and adventurous trips into the tiniest cells cause a wave of curiosity to rush through your brain, follow the links below to discover more about the opportunities that come with this knowledge and consider a Master in Biological and Life Sciences for your future career. Start your search now and contact the school in one click!

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MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 China Suzhou

The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides thorough education and training to understand different aspects of the current material chemistry. The programme aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool and is delivered entirely in English. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. Overview The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides students with the education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. It aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool. The programme contains taught modules covering areas from synthetic chemistry to nanotechnology to analytical methods and instrumentation. It places strong emphasis on the development of project management and professional skills. After completing the taught modules, you will engage in a 12-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to submission of a dissertation. A customised learning plan is designed for you, taking into account your background and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool. Unique selling points • Taught by international staff who are experts in various fields of chemistry • Excellent preparation for the study of PhD programmes both at universities abroad or in China • Offers strong links to local and international industries • XJTLU is located close to the many biotechnology companies in nearby BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies, ideal for internships • Nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia hosts prestigious scientific symposia, conferences and summer schools providing our students with the opportunity to interact with world-famous researchers • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate, you will: • Develop key, career-enhancing... [-]

M.S. in Biology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA San Francisco Mexico Mexico City + 2 more

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus. [+]

Master in BiologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus.The Biology and Chemistry programs at USF are designed for graduate students seeking a graduate program with personalized research direction and training from full-time faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful cities.All students admitted to the graduate program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Biology, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies. Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year and some qualified graduate students receive Research Assistantships as well.The Biology research experience and training in USF's graduate program prepares our graduate students well for a future in one of the following areas:... [-]


Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies. Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges. The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can utilise the program to provide a broad overview of biological sciences today. Our practical classes refresh your traditional techniques while developing your skills and knowledge in new cutting edge techniques. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of their study; apply their knowledge in biological sciences to new problems; interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to biological sciences; demonstrate basic laboratory skills that are commonly used in biological sciences research; perform experimental work under guidance, interpret and analyse results, write reports; clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Career Options A biological sciences degree... [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. [+]

About the Program The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. Program of Study Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three quarters of on-campus course work are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program is designed to prepare students with analytical and critical thinking skills for careers in supervision or management at large-scale dairy processing operations. The MPS is not a research program. Many of our students have minimal exposure to dairy science but have exhibited an interest in dairy and have demonstrated management potential. The MPS is a one-year graduate... [-]

Master in Biology (MA , MS)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Bridgeport Stamford Waterbury + 2 more

UB’s Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degree programs offer a contemporary curriculum that emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern biology. They are designed to address the diverse needs of each type of graduate-level biology student. Both programs cover a wide-range of biological sub-disciplines, such as toxicology, ecology, and genetics, to prepare you for greater opportunities both professionally and academically. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. Master in Biology (MA , MS) Pursue Biology at the Graduate Level UB’s Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degree programs offer a contemporary curriculum that emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern biology. They are designed to address the diverse needs of each type of graduate-level biology student. Both programs cover a wide-range of biological sub-disciplines, such as toxicology, ecology, and genetics, to prepare you for greater opportunities both professionally and academically. Benefits to our program include: Small student-to-faculty ratio, which allows you to work closely with elite faculty who are active in and recognized for research in the field Opportunity to learn from and connect with featured guest speakers Close proximity to leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies for internship and future employment opportunities State-of-the-art laboratory facilities at out seaside campus Customize Your Experience We offer a variety of customization options so you may select the academic plan that best suits your goals. First, we offer concentrations in Molecular Biology, Biomedical Science, or Ecology and Evolution to allow you to gain even deeper knowledge in a category of your choosing. We also offer two degree options, the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Biology: Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology This option emphasizes design and execution of experimental work. In this program, you will be required to complete a thesis featuring your original research. Students in this program will most likely be pursuing terminal degrees following the... [-]

Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies. [+]

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies. Do you envision yourself working in the life science industry in the future? As a graduate from the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) you will have a solid foundation for working with the development and management of projects and companies in the life science field. A key concept within this programme is the application of knowledge in the real world. We use real cases to learn from and many of the lecturers are experienced business leaders who share their knowledge and act as inspiration. The programme is interdisciplinary with regards to the background of both the students as well as teachers and the pedagogical methods that are used in the programme. Some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner institutions in Stockholm. The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. The programme includes two internships at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad, where you apply what you have learnt to create a mutually beneficial experience for you and the hosting company. The degree project is also commonly performed in a company setting. These experiences give you valuable knowledge and insights as well as networks that will provide you with a head start for... [-]

Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 30 months September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen Arnhem + 2 more

The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. For EU students Translating research into products The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product development, and because it integrates scientific and project management skills. In this way the course meets the needs of the actual work field. During your studies you gain extensive knowledge in the field and learn how to apply fundamental research to biotechnical product development such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tests biofuels and enzymes. Professional opportunities The biotech industry, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions are constantly in need of competent, goal-oriented and interdisciplinary professionals. Graduates of this Masters course are able to independently plan and execute short to medium-length projects. You will be employable in positions such as junior project leader and lab manager. Another option for you as a Masters graduate is to continue your academic career with a PhD project, preferably in applied research. Two-year course taught in English The Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work with study by taking this part-time two-year course. Master in Molecular Life Sciences Upon successful completion of the course, you will attain the title 'Master of Science'. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the course if you meet the following criteria: - You have a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in International Wine Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

A key player in the vibrant international wine scene, Hong Kong offers a unique location for anyone aspiring to be a part of this dynamic growth area. Combined with the huge growth of the wine [+]

A key player in the vibrant international wine scene, Hong Kong offers a unique location for anyone aspiring to be a part of this dynamic growth area. Combined with the huge growth of the wine market in Mainland China, the need for wine professionals with advanced, specialised training and education with a global perspective continues to grow. The MSc in International Wine Management programme has been designed to meet this demand. This exceptional programme develops industry leaders, educators and researchers and instils in them a deep understanding of the latest trends in the wine business, demystifying its complexities and placing them in strong position to lead the industry into the future. Students also have the opportunity to learn more about Mainland Chinese wine consumers and gain insights into some of the fastest growing and potentially lucrative wine markets in the world. Developed in consultation with noted wine industry figure Professor Jeannie Cho Lee, Professor of Practice (Wine) of the SHTM and the first Asian Master of Wine (MW), and endorsed by renowned industry leaders, the programme features residential study trips which give students the opportunity to visit well-known wine regions, such as Burgundy or Bordeaux, to understand the best practice in wine production, trade and management with a view to increasing their international exposure and developing global networks. [-]

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science... [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. ME Biosystems & Food Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems especially in: Food process engineering Sustainable energy Environmental protection Biosystems Engineers are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on processing of food and other biological materials, environmental protection, waste recycling, sustainable energy and green technologies. The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, a research project and includes a 6-8 month professional work experience internship. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities This is one of Ireland's most important industries and our graduates have excellent prospects finding employment in: Bioprocess and food companies Environmental protection and waste recycling companies Sustainable energy and green technology companies There are also opportunities to pursue PhD research in UCD and worldwide. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Biosystems & Food Engineering (T299) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 7490 nonEU Year 1 - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Student Internships This two years masters offers 6-8... [-]

Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery Module I will be delivered through a series of highly interactive classroom sessions, facilitated by experts within the sector and highly qualified faculty. Module II will involve a 5 day intensive exploratory tour of Israel, a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies. It will involve study tours to a variety of well-established farms in Israel and participation in key lectures in established agricultural universities. Who Should Attend This program is designed for visionary leaders in the Government and other public sector officials whose responsibilities relate to investments in agriculture and rural development, who desire to achieve sustainable growth towards increased food security and to provide opportunities for wealth creation. Key Benefits Attending this program will:... [-]

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates will be able: to analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; to understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; ... [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. Access Requirements Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy is required. Proof of English Language: TOEFL 72 iBT / 408 PBT, IELTS 4.5, level B1; or an official document from an official institution showing applicant had courses in English or studied English language. Applicants with lower English language level can be admitted to the studies. After arrival applicants will be asked to take English language test and take English language classes. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able: To analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; To understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; To work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations; To comprehend evolution of biological objects, lows in heredity and variability, features and molecular principles of congenital diseases, and to know how to apply them for investigation of biological diversity, structure of living organisms, functioning and evolution; According to collected data and molecular analysis to evaluate population’s structures, environmental impact on populations, interrelations between populations and individual species; To apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material... [-]

MSc in Food Engineering

Szent István University, Faculty of Food Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

Aim of the master’s degree program, professional competences to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the [+]

Majors in the degree: - Food Biotechnology - Process Engineering in the Food Industry - Postharvest and Logistics in the Food Trade - Technology and Product Development in the Food Industry - Vintage Master Length of program: - number of terms: 4 terms - number of credits required for obtaining degree: 120 Degree programs accepted as prerequisites for admission to the master’s degree program: Degree programs that can be accepted with full credit: - agricultural field: BSc in Food Engineering; - technical field: BSc in Bioengineering, BSc in Chemical Engineering. Aim of the program Aim of the master’s degree program, professional competences to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the latest scientific knowledge of the special field, and are also familiar with the various fields of natural and technical sciences. The graduates will be able to apply the acquired professional knowledge in a creative way in the different branches of the food industry. Having the knowledge acquired in the master’s degree program, they will be able to participate in further major training programs, or continue their studies in a doctoral (PhD) program. Practical Training Centre helping the education: - Operational technology practice plant – to teach the basic operations of food production - Operational practice unit for fermentation – to teach technologies for the distilling industry and fermentation - Sensory Laboratory - Demonstration cellars in Budafoki Road and Menesi Road – to teach wine-production technologies - Pilot plant... [-]

MSc in Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. Programme Overview Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. Leading scientists supervise students' practical training and writing of Master's thesis during the second year. The program is carried out in close cooperation with the École Normale Supérieure and Aarhus University. Cognitive psychology Modern cognitive psychology is an experimental discipline that studies the origin and functioning of the mind, brain, and intelligence. Our Program focuses on perception, control of attention and motor responses, formation of mental representations, dynamics of memory retrieval, learning, cognitive development and cognitive breakdown, the mechanisms of reasoning, language, and problem solving. Cognitive neuroscience An integration of psychology and neuroscience - Cognitive Neuroscience - examines neural systems underlying complex behaviors like emotions, language, attention, memory, etc. Methods employed in cognitive neuroscience include a wide range of experimental paradigms starting from psychophysics and cognitive psychology, neurology and psychiatry, and ending up with electrophysiological studies of neural systems and, increasingly, cognitive genomics and behavioral genetics. Recent breakthroughs in brain imaging technology allow cognitive neuroscientists to see a live human brain at work using state-of-the-art methods like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG, EEG),brain navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS), transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation (tDCS/tACS) . What are the advantages of our Master’s program comparing to similar ones?... [-]

Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a... [+]

Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a clear professional orientation as witnessed by the inclusion of compulsory subjects on the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. Who it is for? The programme is aimed at two types of candidates: holders of degrees in biological and health sciences (biology, medicine, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, etc.) and holders of engineering degrees or degrees in basic scientific disciplines (chemistry, physics, or mathematics). Candidates must be interested in the development and application of computational tools for use in the field of biomedicine. Structure Students of the master's programme may choose between three different course types: research, academic, and professional. The programme spans a total of two academic years and is taught entirely in English. All first-year subjects are optional with a view to encouraging students to design personalized curricula based on their prior training and future interests by choosing subjects from different fields of bioinformatics (genomic bioinformatics, structural bioinformatics, systems biology, pharmacoinformatics, and medical informatics), as well as among general cross-disciplinary subjects related to algorithms and programming, data management and analysis, and text mining. In... [-]

MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. [+]

How do we learn language? How do we recognise faces? And how do we remember things? The human brain is fascinating and much still has to be discovered about it. This is why Cognitive Neuroscience has been called the discipline of the future. A discipline which - thanks to new brain imaging techniques - has made enormous progress. If you want to be in the front line of scientific research then Radboud University is the place to be. A concentration of top scientists from all over the world, combined with state-of-the-art technology, has resulted in an environment in which the brain is revealing it secrets.

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The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.... [-]