Masters Programs in Biological & Life Sciences

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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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Master in Biology

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

The Master of Science in Biology offers a programme that permits students to select their area of specialization and acquire a diverse range of transferable skills. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. Master in Biology Studies overview The Master of Science in Biology offers a programme that permits students to select their area of specialization and acquire a diverse range of transferable skills. This Master begins with a core of courses that covers key topics in biology, with particular emphasis on methodological and quantitative aspects. The Master programme extends into courses in seven specialized areas representing the research topics for which the Institute of Biology at UniNE is particularly renowned. Students choose two of the specializations, of which one corresponds to the topic of their Master thesis. Structure of the programme The 1st semester of the Master programme consists of a common core that focuses on fundamental concepts and methods in biology. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory methods (molecular, chemical), quantitative tools (statistics, modelling, bioinformatics), scientific writing, and ethical aspects. Students also have the opportunity to participate in field excursions (alpine, marine, Mediterranean and tropical ecosystems) or to do internships to obtain workplace experience. The 2nd semester of the Master programme involves course work, mini-research projects and internships in two of the areas of specialization. Students develop a research plan in one of these areas, which forms the basis of their Master thesis during the 2nd year of the programme. The Master thesis research project (60 ECTS) allows students to develop their abilities in critical thinking, their organisational skills, and their intellectual and scientific independence. Fields of specialization Chemical Ecology Chemical signalling is the most... [-]

M.S. in Biology

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

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 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 in Biological Sciences

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

The biological sciences can be defined as the study of living things. In general it covers how all living things from the smallest microorganisms to larger plants and animals live and interact with each other. It tends to focus on the structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy of living things. [+]

The biological sciences can be defined as the study of living things. In general it covers how all living things from the smallest microorganisms to larger plants and animals live and interact with each other. It tends to focus on the structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy of living things. Study in the area of biological sciences is available in the UK at both the bachelor and master’s level. One of the beauties of pursing this course in the UK is to develop a more specific and personalized subject focus than you would normally be able to do in the US. Studying your degree in the UK will also give you a valuable and unique perspective from your peers. Several of our partner universities also offer work experience with certain companies within their degrees to set you apart and help you gain more experience in your chosen field. At the undergraduate level the biological sciences can be kept as a broad based degree or can be honed to a specialized subject. Some of the focuses within the umbrella degree of biological sciences available at our partner universities include animal biology, microbiology, infectious disease, molecular biology and genetics, plant biology, ecology and cellular biology. Several of our partner universities offer a foundation year which gives general background courses in the subject followed by two to three years of focusing the major into a specialized field. In addition, there are also exciting opportunities to study a fourth year at many 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 [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. 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. [-]

Master in Biology (MA , MS)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Bridgeport

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. [+]

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 completion of their degree. Master of... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. 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.... [-]

Master in Philosophy: Philosophy of Neurosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans .. [+]

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans. Neuroscience has already changed the view we have on ourselves. This programme offers an answer to a need for responsible scientists, scientists who are sensitive to the conceptual issues in their own specific subdomain and who are, on the other hand, able to reflect and communicate about the broader implications of their field, clinical as well as societal. We aim at philosophy in neuroscience instead of philosophy about neuroscience. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME The curriculum of PNS includes 30 ec in Philosophy, 36 ec in Neuroscience, 42 ec in Philosophy of Neuroscience, and 12 ec for the individual Master’s thesis, at the total of 120 ec. For details of the curriculum, please consult the website at www.vu.nl/philosophy SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The programme of PNS is open for Master and Research-Master students in Neuroscience. The programme instruction is in English. [-]

Master BIOBANKS & COMPLEX DATA MANAGEMENT

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nice

Graduates of the Biobanks and Complex Data Management Master’s program will have immediate employment prospects in the health and hospital fields, in industrial, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories, and in the agronomy industry. This professional training program of excellence will open doors to French, European, or international companies. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. BIOBANKS & COMPLEX DATA MANAGEMENT Key elements of the program Teaching in English (50%) UCA-labeled program Strong European network Two company internships (France/International) The only European professional Master’s in biobanks at a public university Covering the key aspects of biobanks in France and Europe 85 biological and microbiological resource centers in France 500 biobanks in Europe 700 research groups using biological specimens in France 800 research projects using biological specimens in France Introduction Graduates of the Biobanks and Complex Data Management Master’s program will have immediate employment prospects in the health and hospital fields, in industrial, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories, and in the agronomy industry. This professional training program of excellence will open doors to French, European, or international companies. Paul HOFMAN Program Director Careers Biobank manager Biobank quality manager Manager of annotations and databases/Data manager Advisor to collectors and users Product manager Industry Monitoring Manager (technological, ethical, regulatory, etc.) Workplaces Academic laboratories Hospital laboratories and biobanks Companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries Biodiversity conservatories National and international non-profit organizations Program Curriculum First year (M1) Second year (M2) Admission Conditions for Admission BAC +3 diploma in life sciences Admission will be based on applications (which must download and complete an application and will undergo an individual interview. Teachers (examples) Healthcare engineers (Nice CHU Biobank, Bayer CropScience Sophia Antipolis, ICAReB, Pasteur Institute) Research Engineers (INSERM, CNRS, INRA, INRIA) Quality Managers (CHU Nice) Researchers (IRCAN, INSERM, CNRS, INRIA, INRA, IPMC) Medical Doctors (CHU Nice) Biobank... [-]

Master in Biomedical Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

This course prepares the graduate to work in the paramedical professions as a Biomedical Engineer. The learning outcomes are of very high quality, as the professions are well regulated by Czech law, which informs the standards and quality of the teaching programme. [+]

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Study Branch Biomedical Engineering Branch Profile This course prepares the graduate to work in the paramedical professions as a Biomedical Engineer. The learning outcomes are of very high quality, as the professions are well regulated by Czech law, which informs the standards and quality of the teaching programme. For example, graduates will be entitled to work in specially regulated medical professions in Czech Republic with a degree in this field, and will be prepared with a strong base of studies for work in many parts of the world. Key Learning Outcomes - Knowledge The course provides the knowledge that forms the basics needed for the practice of a technical medical profession, i.e. anatomy, physiology and pathology, definition of systems in biological items, biophysics, and physical methods in therapy. A substantial part of instruction is focused on technical subjects, especially on the theory of processing signals and images, digital processing of signals and images, and analysis and interpretation of bio-signals. Regarding the vast area of biomedical engineering, the course is focused in more detail on instrument engineering, i.e. biomedical sensors; diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory medical apparatuses; and medical apparatus complexes. Students also acquire elementary knowledge in areas related to the operation of medical facilities, which is required for his/her practical activity in medical operations. With respect to the professional specialization of the course, the graduate possesses - a broad and deep state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of the subject and extent of the given branch... [-]

Master in Biology (M.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time August 2017 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

The Master of Science Degree in Biology offers two specializations: Molecular Biotechnology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences. The emphasis of these programs is to present an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on scientific reasoning to prepare students for work in the field of Biology dealing with the molecular aspects of biotechnology, ecology or the environmental sciences. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. The Master of Science Degree in Biology offers two specializations: Molecular Biotechnology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences. The emphasis of these programs is to present an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on scientific reasoning to prepare students for work in the field of Biology dealing with the molecular aspects of biotechnology, ecology or the environmental sciences. Graduates of this program will be able to emit technical and scientific judgments related to their area of specialization and to general aspects of Biology. They will obtain experience in the use and application of available technologies to understand and to answer questions of a scientific nature. The program reinforces ethical aspects in research and promotes the development of an integral knowledge of biological sciences in which the student’s specialization is based. [-]

Research Master in Health Sciences specializing in Epidemiology

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Just graduated with a Bachelor Degree in clinical, public health or biomedical sciences and want to start making substantial contributions to future developments in medicine as a researcher? Then this Research Master is for you! With a wide range of specialisations and guidance from some of the greatest minds in these fields, you will be well on your way to a very successful research career. [+]

Explore the potential of medical research. In upcoming years, important discoveries will be made in the health sciences. Take part in unearthing these discoveries. Get the methodological, theoretical, and statistical foundation you need to design and carry out your own practical research - and publish your results. Work in the stimulating environment of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES). Attend lectures by prominent scientists. Choose your own specialization, and do cutting-edge research with the support of a personal tutor. Learn state-of-the-art research methods, and how to study the literature on an issue, analyze data, and publish in high-impact journals. NIHES, at the Erasmus Medical Center, is a top ranked institution with a strong international dimension. Let us be your springboard to a career in international research, public health, health policy, health economics, clinical medicine, or pharmaceutical research. Just graduated with a Bachelor Degree in clinical, public health or biomedical sciences and want to start making substantial contributions to future developments in medicine as a researcher? Then this Research Master is for you! With a wide range of specialisations and guidance from some of the greatest minds in these fields, you will be well on your way to a very successful research career. Learn about: life course epidemiology, causal inference in observational studies, biological risk factors of major diseases, effectiveness of treatment regimes, development of frailty among the elderly, and more. This programme will help accelerate your scientific career! Ardashel Latsuzbaia from Georgia “NIHES opened important doors for me in... [-]

Master of Medical Biotechnology

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Canada Windsor

The Master of Medical Biotechnology is a professional program offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and provides students with a solid foundation of the theoretical concepts and practical industrially-applicable laboratory technique experiences used in medical biotechnology industries. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. The Master of Medical Biotechnology is a professional program offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and provides students with a solid foundation of the theoretical concepts and practical industrially-applicable laboratory technique experiences used in medical biotechnology industries. In addition, students will also receive training in business plan development and product commercialization. The skills and knowledge taught in this program will allow you to develop a successful career in biotech entrepreneurship, medical and pharmaceutical materials characterization, medical diagnostics or biotechnology product development/monitoring. In addition, the Master of Medical Biotechnology program can be a route for career advancement if you are currently employed in biotechnology and/or related medical and pharmaceutical industries. Course Offerings You will study and live in Canada for approximately 16 consecutive months while enrolled in 10 prescribed courses. The courses will have multi-disciplinary relevance and provide the practical knowledge required to excel in the complex environment of Medical Biotechnology. Courses may include: Protein Structure and Function Proteomics and Biological Mass Spectrometry Drugs: From Discovery to Market Clinical Biochemistry Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Lipids and Membranes Human Physiology and Mechanisms of Disease Biotechnology Laboratory Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Marketing Finance in a Global Perspective or Business Strategy Prior to the start of the academic program, you may be required to attend six weeks of intensive English language training (English and Academic Preparation Program). This program is designed to develop your English language skills in an academic environment and learn more about Canadian culture.... [-]

Master in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Hirosaki

The master’s program consists of five courses: “Biology”, “Biochemistry & Molecular Biology”, “Applied Biosciences”, “Agriculture & Horticulture”, and “Agricultural & Environmental Engineering”. [+]

Advanced education and research in the field of Agriculture and Life Sciences The master’s program consists of five courses: “Biology”, “Biochemistry & Molecular Biology”, “Applied Biosciences”, “Agriculture & Horticulture”, and “Agricultural & Environmental Engineering”. Students may choose one of two academic programs depending on their future plans: the academic research program (training of researchers) or practical research program (training of technical experts). The Master’s degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences is awarded to those who have earned enough credits and have submitted an approved dissertation. We are aiming for understanding a widespread technique and the training of the altitude specialist who can contribute to the development of the expert community, a superior engineer with an international field of vision, and the researcher who receives the request in the times in advance and can challenge an advanced study. [-]

Masters In Mediterranean Agriculture, Forestry And Pastoralism

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Santarem + 1 more

Students of the Master in Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism Mediterranean, among others, acquire: knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity; ability to integrate and harmonize agricultural production systems, forestry and livestock with the values ​​of biodiversity protection, animal welfare, conservation of natural resources, environmental services, aimed at sustainable development; etc. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences. Master in Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism Mediterranean Goals: Students of the Master in Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism Mediterranean, among others, acquire: Knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity; Ability to integrate and harmonize agricultural production systems, forestry and livestock with the values ​​of biodiversity protection, animal welfare, conservation of natural resources, environmental services, aimed at sustainable development; Ability to use appropriately the principles of integration, holistic concepts, analytical instruments, techniques, including ICT, management of multifunctional systems and products with added value and environment-friendly; programmability and development studies and applied research, application of knowledge in solving problems based on scientific rigor, critical thinking, teamwork, work ethic and learning throughout life; Professional training provided with scientific and technical skills in the job market, fall under the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in globalization, increased population growth in scientific and technological development, consumer demand, preservation the environment and rational use of natural resources. Duration: 2 years benefits: Accommodation and Portuguese Language Course (30 hours) Education provided in Portuguese *: Application (€ 35) Annual (2500 €) Use (35 €) Education provided in English *: Application (€ 35) Annual (3500 €) Use (35 €) * The following values ​​will be timely subject to confirmation [-]