Masters Programs in Biology

Compare 59 Masters Programs in Biology

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Has the wonder of life always held you in awe? Do you have a Bachelor's degree in science and are not sure what to do with it? Then consider a Master in Biology, a degree program that can advance your career to the next level.

With a Master in Biology, you will investigate the study of life. Biology is a natural science that is concerned with the structure, function and evolution of various life forms, and encompasses an enormous field of science. Modern biology is a fairly new field, developed in the 1800s, but the study of life has been around long before this time. With a Master in Biology, you aren't restricted to only one field, since Biology frequently combines with other fields of science. There are many biochemists and biophysicists, marine biologists and astrobiologists. Many Master in Biology programs delve into these subjects and students can choose a specialization area of interest to them.

On this page you can find a wide selection of Master in Biology programs. Scroll down and see if any of these catch your eye!

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Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

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

The Master of Biological Sciences allows you to specialise in areas such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. This degree provides you with the skills to pursue a career in plant laboratory science, agriculture, environmental policy or further study. [+]

A single two year graduate degree offered by the   ANU College of Science.

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. Make an enquiry directly with ANU 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.... [-]


Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2018 Iceland Westfjords + 1 more

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draw... [+]

Coastal and Marine Management is an international, interdisciplinary Master's degree in the field of resource management. The programme emphasises ideas and methods from ecology, sociology, economics and business studies. Students completing the programme have knowledge of the diverse and valuable resources of the coast and the sea, understand their current condition, and have gathered tools and expertise to drive the sustainable use of marine resources.

 

The course language, including all teaching, is English. The University Centre of the Westfjords offers this programme in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

Entry requirementsThe main condition for acceptance is that applicants have completed a Bachelor's degree; whether a BA, BSc or BEd. Emphasis is placed on the applicant justifying their reasons and explaining how they hope to link the programme to their previous education and experience. An application form is available, in both electronic and pdf format, on the University Centre website.... [-]


Master in Biological Sciences

Across the Pond
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 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 + 29 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. [+]

Masters in Biology. 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 Latin America. 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 postgraduate level a major in the biological sciences can cover a host of specialities even if your undergraduate degree did not have the same specialization. Some of the taught postgraduate courses on offer include, but are not limited to the study of infectious diseases, biotechnology and bioengineering, cancer biology, drug design, plant genetics and crop improvement, molecular medicine as well as ecology and conversation. Many of our partner universities also offer masters by research in which the student is given a short introduction and completes a research projects to achieve their master’s degree. HOW CAN ACROSS... [-]

Master in Genetics and Bioengineering

International University Of Sarajevo IUS
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

Genetics and Bioengineering is one of the fastest growing disciplines and there is an increasing need for geneticists and bioengineers shaped with contemporary engineering standards. We aim to train open-minded geneticists and bioengineers, aware of local and global problems, and sensitive about ethical issues. [+]

Genetics and Bioengineering is one of the fastest growing disciplines and there is an increasing need for geneticists and bioengineers shaped with contemporary engineering standards. We aim to train open-minded geneticists and bioengineers, aware of local and global problems, and sensitive about ethical issues. The program focuses on practical applications of theoretical framework supplied at the undergraduate level, building up on the research arm and developing industry-specific practices. Cooperation with the industry is one of the main aims of the program in order to add to solution-finding skills and a mind-set of research-backed practicality. One-year degree 60 ECTS AQ Austria accredited 3500 Euro per year [-]

Master of Education (MED/ALTA) Biology

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Montgomery

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. [+]

Masters in Biology. The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards. A non-certifiable M.S. degree is offered for those persons desiring instruction in the area of general counseling. Graduate students are bound to the academic requirements of the bulletin under which they enter the University, and Alabama State University confers the degree. The Alabama State Department of Education awards certificates; therefore, the student must satisfy the requirements of the state’s administrative code applicable teacher certification and licensure. In addition to being formally admitted to The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School, all applicants to traditional teacher education or instructional leadership programs (M.Ed., AA, Ed.S.) must provide the following information to the... [-]

Master's Degree in Marine Ecology (MECM)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Palma de Mallorca

In line with that which is established in article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 and modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, in order to be admitted into the Master's degree programme in marine ecology, applicants must be in possession of an official university degree, issued by an institution of higher learning from a state within the European Higher Education Area, that allows for holders of the degree to access Master's level studies in that country. [+]

New student profile and admission criteria In line with that which is established in article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 and modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, in order to be admitted into the Master's degree programme in marine ecology, applicants must be in possession of an official university degree, issued by an institution of higher learning from a state within the European Higher Education Area, that allows for holders of the degree to access Master's level studies in that country. Additionally, holders of degrees from education systems outside of the European Higher Education Area can access the programme without having to validate the degree as long as the university verifies that the degree ensures that the holder has achieved a level of education equivalent to that which is provided by a corresponding official Spanish degree and the degree allows the holder to access postgraduate level studies in the country from which it was issued. Admittance to the programme in this way does not imply the official validation of the degree nor does it make reference to any recognition other than allowing the holder to study in this Master's programme. This programme is especially designed for students with degrees in biology, marine sciences, or other similar programmes. Given its interdisciplinary nature, graduates from other disciplines within the scope of this Master's degree may also study in the programme. In addition to the corresponding accreditation of having the competences needed for this Master's programme, the following criteria will be taken into account... [-]

Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience -Specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience aims at understanding the neural basis of human cognition, perception and behaviour using the most ... [+]

Research Master (MSc) in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

 

The research master’s (Master of Science) programme in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is a two-year programme that offers five specialisations. The five specialisations are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology and Neuroeconomics. This interfacultary programme (Psychology; Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Business and Economics)  is designed for excellent students who want to continue their studies at a graduate school that prepares them for a career in the field of research. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English.... [-]


Master in Plant Biology

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Plant Biology is a joint programme of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which ensures an exceptionally comprehensive curriculum. You will be able to study the diversity of wild and cultivated plants from the Arctic to the Tropics, as well as plant functions from the molecular to the ecosystem level. [+]

Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breath. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibres, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. Plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things and how can we profit from understanding them? When you have graduated from the Master’s Program in Plant Biology you will have the answers to these big questions, and more, such as: How one plant cell develops into a complicated organism and how plant cells, tissues and organs communicate with each other How plants avoid, tolerate or defend themselves from external stress factors such as diseases, drought and excessive solar radiation How plants sense their environment and communicate with each other and with other organisms How plants, interacting with microbes, fungi and animals, maintain ecosystems and thus life How the genotypic, functional and morphological differences between plants allow them to thrive in vastly different habitats You will also be able to: Understand how research in plant biology and biotechnology can contribute to plant breeding and production Plan, coordinate and execute high-quality basic and applied scientific research Have a good command of the scientific method and critically evaluate research across scientific disciplines Use the... [-]

Master in Philosophy: Philosophy of Neurosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

Masters in Biology. 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 in Pomor - Polar and Marine Research

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Unlike any other programs, the course offers insights into polar and marine ecosystems and climate change. During their practice modules, the students stand a chance to engage with expeditions on board of the leading German and Russian research vessels. Upon completion the students receive a double degree: Master degree of St. Petersburg University and Master of Sciences of the University of Hamburg. [+]

Overview Unlike any other programs, the course offers insights into polar and marine ecosystems and climate change. During their practice modules, the students stand a chance to engage with expeditions on board of the leading German and Russian research vessels. Upon completion the students receive a double degree: Master degree of St. Petersburg University and Master of Sciences of the University of Hamburg. “Polar and marine research” is an only educational program in natural sciences at SPbU, accredited by ASIIN e.V. The students are equipped with the best of a diverse range of opportunities for polar and marine research, locally, nationally and globally. They can pursue academic research in the top Russian and world’s research organizations in climate studies, oceanology, hydrology, biology, geology, paleography, geomorphology and polar geography. Programme outline Modules: Basic module Module 1. Ocean basins, bottom sediments and climate change Module 2. Oceanography of the oceans and coastal waters Module 3. Polar and marine ecosystems: Structure, functioning and vulnerability Module 4. Natural resources Module 5. Processes in coastal zones and environment management Module 6. Periglacial environment Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in Biology

Brawijaya University
Campus Full time Part time July 2018 Indonesia Malang

Vision: to be an exemplar institution in science and mathematics education, with international standards and a great support to the applied sciences, in order to improve human welfare. [+]

Masters in Biology. Master in Biology Vision, Mission and Objectives Vision: to be an exemplar institution in science and mathematics education, with international standards and a great support to the applied sciences, in order to improve human welfare. Mission Form quality graduates. Play an active role in creating and developing science and technology. Increase public appreciation of all MIPA's. Support the development of applied sciences at the university. Aims Organize the teaching and learning process Conduct high quality research. Disseminate research results to the public. Have a role in the development of science at national and international levels. [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


MSc Evolutionary Systems Biology

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Vienna

With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. [+]

Masters in Biology. A joint Master's programme at the University of Vienna & University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna For detailed information, see the Evolutionary Systems Biology Website With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. To fulfill this demand, the new Evolutionary Systems Biology (ESB) Master's program (start: Winter Term 2016) provides the training necessary for this new type of scientist. Specifically, ESB master's students will: Learn how to understand and handle modern “- omics” data sets. Develop key computational skills and delve into biological modelling. Combine experimental “wet-lab” technologies with quantitative “dry-lab” methods. Apply these skills to questions arising from evolutionary biology, development, comparative genomics, and systems biology. Vienna offers a unique scientific environment for the ESB Master's program, which will benefit from the expertise of research groups in population genetics, evo-devo, systems biology, and biomathematics at the University of Vienna and the Vetmeduni Vienna. Master's students will be able to draw upon the resources of two Universities, and on established connections to world-class research institutes such as the Gregor Mendel Institute, IST Austria, the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, and the evolVienna network. Course Overview The ESB master’s programme aims to provide hands-on education, with practical skills courses designed to complement all lectures in the core curriculum. Furthermore, there is... [-]

MRes Marine Biology

Plymouth University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Plymouth

Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and... [+]

MRes Marine Biology Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and develop your particular skills in a marine context. Key features Study in Plymouth, an internationally renowned city for marine biological research. Participate in a specifically designed, topical programme jointly hosted by Plymouth University and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) of the UK. Choose between two pathways to suit your research interests, biodiversity and ecology or cellular and molecular biology. Benefit from being taught by recognised experts with worldwide links to research organisations and projects. Draw on our expertise, working alongside research staff on a personal project. Undertake an extensive, original and innovative research project, often in collaboration with MBA Research Fellows, or one of our other partner institutions (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science and the National Marine Aquarium), either in the UK or abroad. Excellent training for further research. See the benefit from close links with the research community worldwide. Programme overview In your first term you will study core modules which concentrate on building up your general research and academic skills. You’ll also be introduced to the research and organisation of the MBA and the... [-]

MSc in Molecular Biology, General

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master’s programme consists of courses that will deepen and broaden your education in modern molecular biology and related topics. You can design your own education with the specialisation of your preference. [+]

Programme overview

Molecular biology provides tools and a basis of knowledge that are increasingly important in all aspects of biology, medicine and molecular genetics. This Master’s programme offers courses that will deepen and broaden your education in modern molecularly oriented biology and related topics. The general programme in Molecular Biology provides you with the opportunity to design your own education with the specialisation that you prefer. There is a broad range of courses to choose from. You will be given guidance on how to put together a suitable programme that fulfils the degree requirements and gives you the appropriate education and training.

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