Masters Programs in Biology

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Biology

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 2017 Australia Canberra

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

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.

Are you interested in the range of organisms that make up our green planet? Do you want to unlock the secrets of nature?

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


Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 30 months September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen + 1 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 [+]

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 Science or a Masters degree in molecular life sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology or a related field. - You have at least one year of practical experience in a molecular, cell biology or biochemistry laboratory setting. - Your knowledge and skills will be verified by a written test on molecular and cell biology and a telephone interview. Alternatively: - You are an international applicant with a different diploma (e.g. a technician's qualification from Germany). In this case, your qualifications will need to be evaluated as equivalent to a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in the HAN admission assessment. - In such cases, a minimum of three years’ work experience is advised before applying. High level of English To be eligible for enrolment you must be proficient in English, with the following minimum scores: TOEFL score 550 / IELTS score 6.0 / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE). Applicants enrolling via an admission assessment can demonstrate their language skills during the assessment. [-]

MRes Ecology, Evolution, and Development

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The field of Ecology, Evolution and Development describes how the molecular and genetic regulation of development changes in response to evolutionary forces to generate organismal diversity. [+]

Masters in Biology. The field of Ecology, Evolution and Development describes how the molecular and genetic regulation of development changes in response to evolutionary forces to generate organismal diversity. Understanding development, and its regulation in ecological and evolutionary contexts is critical for developing emerging molecular medical techniques, understanding biodiversity and tracing evolution. Why choose this course? Development of interdisciplinary research skills and experience. Opportunity to carry out an in-depth research project to address open questions in this field. Hands-on research driven training in field work, advanced wet laboratory techniques and state-of-the-art bioinformatics. Intensive one week introductory workshop for students from all backgrounds. Enhanced ability of graduates to successfully compete for PhD positions in the UK and internationally. Training will provide skills that will increase the employability of graduates in the biotechnology, commercial and health sectors. Teaching by world class researchers in this field with recognised excellence and experience in teaching and learning. Key Facts Course length Full-time: 12 months Teaching location Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Start date September 2015 UKPass code 52259 [-]

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.

Unique approach

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.... [-]

Joint master in Alpine Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2017 Norway Porsgrunn

Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. [+]

Masters in Biology. Joint master in Alpine Ecology Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. Why Alpine Ecology? The study will provide students with a better and broader understanding of present and future challenges and threats that alpine environments are facing. Through lectures and fieldwork/laboratory exercises students will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to initiate sustainable management and conservation strategies in alpine areas, and to do so in accordance with ethical and scientific guidelines. The ecology and management practices of alpine ecosystems in Norway (boreal) and Slovakia (temperate) will be highlighted. The study program consists of various courses comprising in total 60 ECTS and a Master’s thesis (60 ECTS). Teaching is largely based on one-week modules, and laboratory and field-oriented teaching. It provides a flexible study program, and places high demands on student’s ability to work independently. Combining theory and practice is central throughout the program. This will provide students with necessary theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience required for employment or further studies. The Master thesis is based on independent study under the supervision of Professors. Further study opportunities Students who graduate from this program can move on to PhD programs in environmental science, ecology and similar fields of research. [-]

Master in Biology

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months July 2017 Indonesia Surabaya

The Master Program of Biology (MSi Biology) prepare competitive graduates having good skills in analysing and solving the problems in biology at scales ranging from single molecules until whole ecosystems and provides intellectual challenge. The object aim to understand living systems, to help preserve biodiversity and our environment, and to develop biological science that can be applied to the sphere of food, health, bio-energy, and the environment.™ [+]

Objective : The Master Program of Biology (MSi Biology) prepare competitive graduates having good skills in analysing and solving the problems in biology at scales ranging from single molecules until whole ecosystems and provides intellectual challenge. The object aim to understand living systems, to help preserve biodiversity and our environment, and to develop biological science that can be applied to the sphere of food, health, bio-energy, and the environment. Course Description : The course taken at Faculty of Science and Technology comprised of class-lecture activity and laboratory practice. In order to obtain a master degree, student must complete 40-42 credits within 1.5 - 2 years of master study. Currently, Master program conducts studies on four areas such as Environmental Biology, Animal Physiology, Microbiology, and Plant Tissue Culture Outcome : This course produces graduates who have great readiness in playing active role either in government or non government organization. For instance, Master Biology’s graduates are spread all across Indonesia, research centre on biology and natural resources conservation agency, and research center of sugar. Many graduates from the MSi Biology study programme enter careers in fundamental and applied research or go on to become PhD. students. Some find a position as an academic, researcher, communication officer, or policymaker. Specialization Program Environmental Biology: This specialisation focuses mainly on subjects as enviromental, predict the ecological impacts of pollutants and monitoring, implementing ecological sampling mainly for water and land, utilizing the results of the analysis of growth, population interactions, food chains, food webs and ecological pyramid to plan conservation of natural resources in an integrated manner. This field is supported by the subjects, namely applied ecology, population biology, coastal and marine ecology, environmental management, eco-toxicology, environmental sampling techniques and experimental ecology. Animal Physiology: In this specialisation, you obtain knowledge about animal physiology. You learn to analyze the relationship between nature, action, and the role of hormones in the context of physiology, ecology and evolution of organisms, distinguish between various mechanisms and forms of animal adaptation to habitat, to analyze the immunological principles in the manufacture of a contraceptive vaccine, and to analyze cells and cell components to the molecular level. This field is supported by the subjects, namely comparative endocrinology, immunohistochemistry techniques, adaptive physiology, reproductive immunology, cell and tissue cultures of animal, molecular analysis techniques, and animal reproduction technologies. Microbiology: This specialisation focuses mainly on subjects as enviromental microbiology. You learn to evaluation and security control materials and industrial products as well as monitoring the quality of the environment, evaluate the microbial species diversity and the role of microbes in the environment, analyzing microbial products and the role of microbes in industrial fermentation. This field is supported by the subjects, namely microbial analysis techniques, food microbiology, bioconversion, medical microbiology, microbial ecology, bioremediation, and industrial microbiology. Plant Tissue Culture: This specialisation focuses mainly on subjects as plant tissue culture. You learn to analyze the different techniques of plant tissue culture and development, to analyze patterns of growth and development of plants, to compare the biosynthesis and metabolism of phytohormones, to analyze the needs nutrients to plants, symptoms of deficiency of nutrients in plants to overcome the problems in the field of biology plant. This field is supported by the subjects, namely plant tissue culture, plant morphogenesis, physiology grew substances, nutrient physiology, biochemistry of plants, and plant biotechnology. National Networking: Konsorsium Biologi Indonesia (KOBI) International Networking: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Salahadin University-Erbil Indonesian – German Network for Teaching, Training and Research Collaborations (IGN-TTRC) Admission requirements Terms apply in MSi biology requires: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field of science with biology program A grade point average (GPA) for the Bachelor's degree is 2.75 Fluent in Indonesian language, especially writing Skilled using a computer [-]

Master in Plant Breeding

Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Beauvais

The aim of this programme is to train plant breeders able to grasp and manage the scientific and technical interdisciplinarity between biotechnologies, agronomy, plant biology, genetics, regulatory issues and markets. [+]

Masters in Biology. Master's in Plant Breeding In its report entitled "World Agriculture : towards 2015/2030", the FAO outlines the need for an approximate 60% increase in agricultural production by 2050, in order to meet the nutritional requirements of the world’s human population. This growth will, in part, be built upon an increase in yields, in particular via the genetic improvement of plants. There have been major advances in this field over the last twenty years, as a result of new molecular and cellular biology technologies reaching far beyond the confines of plant transgenics. In this positive context, plant breeding companies and food manufacturing and various non-food manufacturing companies are expressing a growing need for plant breeders who are able to understand and manage increasingly diverse technologies in order to meet more complex and varied objectives. This burgeoning demand is becoming ever more apparent, in the face of a dwindling number of university courses on offer in this field. What is more, the handful of one-year courses specialising in plant breeding do not cover the entire field of activity of a plant breeder in today’s context. Our objectives The Masters programme in Plant Breeding at LaSalle Beauvais is focused on plant improvement and the creation of new plant varieties. In a climate of increasing global demand for both food and non-food agricultural production, and a quest for sustainable growth in agricultural productivity, the Masters programme in Plant Breeding addresses these challenges via plant genetics and improvement. The aim of this programme is to train plant breeders able to grasp and manage the scientific and technical interdisciplinarity between biotechnologies, agronomy, plant biology, genetics, regulatory issues and markets. This programme was designed in partnership with seed companies and the food industry, and constructed with Ghent University, in Belgium, thus combining the hands-on approach of the renowned field training undertaken by LaSalle Beauvais engineers and the excellence of one of Europe’s top universities. Our strengths a more wide-ranging course in plant breeding than most international masters programmes, which focus primarily on the application of biotechnologies to plant breeding ; partnership with Ghent University (Belgium), giving our students access to the latest advances in biotechnology ; a course designed and run in association with seed and plant breeding companies. [-]

MPhil in Fisheries Science

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ghana Accra

YEAR 1 (24 credits minimum and 36 credits maximum for Year 1). Course Codes. OCFS 603 Coastal Zone Management 2. OCFS 605 Statistics and Computing 2 [+]

M.PHIL FISHERIES SCIENCE

YEAR 1 (24 credits minimum and 36 credits maximum for Year 1)

Course Codes

OCFS 603 Coastal Zone Management 2 OCFS 605 Statistics and Computing 2 OCFS 610 Seminar I 3 FISH 611 Ecology of Fishes 3 FISH 612 Aquaculture 3 FISH 613 Fisheries Resource Dynamics and Assessment 3 FISH 617 Fisheries Techniques 2 FISH 618 Fish Physiology

ELECTIVES

(A minimum of 5 credits to be selected in consultation with the supervising lecturer and may depend on the student’s research area)

Course Codes

OCFS 601 Aquatic Environmental Studies 2 OCNO 611 Biological Oceanography 3 OCNO 613 Chemical Oceanography 3 OCNO 615 Physical Oceanography 3 OCNO 617 Oceanographic Techniques 2 OCNO 619 Marine Geoscience 3 OCNO 622 Law of the Sea 1 OCNO 624 Ecology of Estuaries 2 OCNO 626 Ecology and Conservation of Higher Marine Vertebrates 2 OCNO 632 Marine Botany 2 FISH 614 Conservation and Preservation of Fisheries ... [-]

MTech in Biotechnology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 weeks February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the MTech Biotechnology is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organisational skills. [+]

Masters in Biology. The primary purpose of the MTech Biotechnology is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organisational skills. A dissertation-based MTech Biotechnology consists of a comprehensive study of a specialized area in the field of specialisation, reported on and submitted in the form of a dissertation at the end of the programme. The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study. Admission requirements A BTech: Biotechnology or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard. Programme structure Nature of programme:Year programme Minimum duration:1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Maximum duration: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time The curriculum consists of: A dissertation and such additional research work as may be prescribed by the Departmental Head. [-]

Master In Marine Bio-Ecology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

The course of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology. In particular, the course of LM aims to provide students with an advanced level of education for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in the field of the environment in all its complexity, with particular attention ... [+]

final test characteristics. The final exam consists of the discussion, in open session of a thesis exclusively experimental character, which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor, the thesis will be written in Italian or English. The experimental activity contributes to the formation of a biologist with marine setting by completing the knowledge acquired during the course of studies with the aim of developing autonomy in research, critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of experimental data, as well as skills in experimental practices related to research biological applied to the sea, its resources and conservation. During discussion of the dissertation, the student must, also, demonstrate that they have assimilated well the topics covered during the studies in order to be able to play a leading role for the activities for which it is named. The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course. Skills required for access. Students wishing to enroll in the Master of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology must be in possession of a Degree or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid under current legislation. For access to the Master of Science as well as proving the possession of curricular requirements corresponding to adequate number of credits in groups of scientific areas that will be defined in the academic regulations, and a good mastery of basic biological disciplines for preparation of the biologist who provide the essential knowledge about the organization of living beings morphological, functional and structural, as well as in English. The verification of the possession of such knowledge will be through defined in the Academic Regulations for the course. specific educational goals. The course of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology. In particular, the course of LM aims to provide students with an advanced level of education for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in the field of the environment in all its complexity, with particular attention to the marine environment, coasts and lagoons. The LM course reflects the research activity carried out in the departments which heads and teachers intend to allow graduates to achieve preparation and skills according to the principles of European harmonization as specified at the national level since CBUI for LM-6 class. The Tuning-based Cagliari table contains a breakdown of skills developed and confirmed for each teaching unit. The training program includes the scope disciplines disciplinary Biodiversity and Environment, Biomedical and Biomolecular, the supplementary and complementary activities and the free choice of the student. In detail, the curriculum is organized to provide: - a deepening of the basics of the biology of marine organisms, and understanding of the distribution and abundance of species in space and time, the effects of human activities on the strength and toughness communities; - A deepening and a complete knowledge about the ecology, with reference to the study of marine and lagoon ecosystems and theoretical principles and methodological practice essential for the monitoring of marine resources; - A deepening and completion of knowledge relating to zoology, with the description of the main marine animal groups for the classification and understanding of the mechanisms of adaptation base (morphological, functional and behavioral); - The acquisition of the fundamental concepts for the description and study of marine biodiversity and the main techniques for the conservation of biodiversity both in situ and ex situ; - The acquisition of theoretical and methodological knowledge to understand the role of reproductive strategies of marine organisms and its importance in the global ecological balance; - A discussion of the basics of botany and the acquisition of the evaluation methods of plant biodiversity and the conservation of endangered species and priority habitats; - A discussion of the basics of the physiology of marine organisms and the methodological tools to learn and interpret key evolutionary physiological mechanisms and adaptive strategies; - A deepening of hygiene basics and acquire the necessary tools for the identification of "risk factors" for human health in the environment and for the development of specific programs for their control and prevention; - A discussion of the basics of microbiology, and acquisition of theoretical and methodological knowledge of environmental microbiology to understand the role of microorganisms in natural environments; - A discussion of the basics of chemistry with the organic reactions in aqueous environment and acquisition of water pollution concepts, of their treatment, the manual for determining the chemical status of marine waters; - The acquisition of basic knowledge on marine geomorphology, physical on trim and the dynamics of the seabed, and the relationships between geomorphological features and global climate change; During teaching the students will acquire: - ability to work in a team, to work with various levels of autonomy and fit in quickly at the workplace; - Ability to use at least one European Union language besides Italian in biology and marine ecology and for the exchange of general information. Teaching is divided into lectures and tutorials, seminars and laboratory work. In addition, a significant part of the commitment of the student teaching, distributed in the two-year course, is focused to the conduct of the internship and the final test which provides original research on issues of biology and marine ecology, in the basic scope or application. During the work of the graduate thesis he is part of a research group actively participating in the experimental work in the laboratory and in the field. The training activities are organized so that graduates can: - perform laboratory and in the wild or in any practical activities especially dedicated to the teaching of experimental methods, to the collection and processing of data and the use of technology ; - In connection with any specific objectives, external activities such as internships in companies, public administration facilities and laboratories, as well as study periods at other Italian and European universities, including in the framework of international agreements. The LM Course in Bio-Marine Ecology represents the ideal continuation for students after the first degree wishing to start scientific research, and prepares to undertake training courses in third level at national and international level, or to move towards vocational activities and project in the public and private sectors. The demand for professional profiles with advanced knowledge and skills in disciplines scope Biodiversity and environment comes from three distinct sectors: - Production Systems (eg. Fishing, aquaculture, mussels, coastal tourist facilities); - Public administration; - Search (public and private institutions). Language / and official teaching, and assessment of the preparation. ITALIAN Communication skills. Graduates in Bio-Marine Ecology are able: - to communicate clearly with others, also in English, what was learned during the course of study, using appropriately the disciplinary lexicon; - To develop, represent and disseminate experimental data, ideas and information using computer systems; - To work in groups; - Prepare / submit research projects, to lead research groups and to present the results of research; - To support, on a solid cultural foundation, comparisons with both specialist and non-specialist, on topics, issues and ideas related to their theoretical and experimental knowledge. These skills will be acquired in training activities related to most of the teachings and during the training period by submitting the data in the literature as an integral part of each teaching and presentation of experimental data in the context of meetings organized by their respective supervisors. Making judgments. Acquisition of conscious independent judgment with respect to autonomy and responsibility of projects, autonomy and accountability structures and staff, identification of new prospects / development strategies, evaluation, interpretation and revision of literature, professional ethics, critical and responsible approach bioethical problems. Ability to make judgments environmental quality and productive potential of marine environments as well as the environmental impact assessment, on experimental data collected in the field and / or obtained by laboratory investigations and on the basis of existing international and national legislation. The autonomy of judgment will be carried out through the evaluation of the ability to interpret and rework, in groups or under the guidance of individual teachers, the experimental results obtained in seminars and the ability to integrate and apply the skills acquired during the design , elaboration and discussion of the dissertation. Learning ability. Acquisition of appropriate skills for the development and continuous improvement of competences with regard to consultation of specialist databases, learning innovative technologies, advanced cognitive tools for the continuous updating of knowledge. These skills will be acquired during the theoretical / practical laboratory work and field, the seminar cycles, the internship and the design process of the thesis. These skills will be evaluated through the drafting and submission of periodic reports concerning these activities. [-]

Master in Ecology and Population Genetics

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

ECOGEN Master’s degree programme prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems. This competence is needed in the environmental administration and research in the fields of e.g. conservation biology and restoration ecology. The degree enables to further Ph.D. studies in ecology and genetics. [+]

Masters in Biology. Master in Ecology and Population Genetics – With emphasis in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology issues ECOGEN Master’s degree programme prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems. This competence is needed in the environmental administration and research in the fields of e.g. conservation biology and restoration ecology. The degree enables to further Ph.D. studies in ecology and genetics. The combination of studies in plant ecology and population biology (research of which is at Oulu by far the strongest in Finland), plant population genetics (part of the former Population Genetics Research of Excellence unit) and molecular ecology offers a unique opportunity for students to obtain strong tools for conservation biology and biodiversity issues. Programme Outline The programme consists of 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 80 ECTS belongs to the main subject (animal ecology, plant ecology, genetics). Optional studies may follow either of two lines, focusing on ecology or genetics. The programme includes a trainee period either in environmental administration or research institutes in co-operation with a network of European environmental administration and research institutes. Studies take 2 years. Students will be awarded a Master of Science degree in plant or animal ecology or genetics with a possibility to continue for Ph.D. studies. Bachelor of Science degree in biology is required (or related subjects if the students have completed studies corresponding the following studies required by the Degree Programme in Biology, University of Oulu). The degree programme includes, depending on the main study subject, field courses in ecology (plant and fungal succession on sandy seashores, management of coastal meadows, endangered species), courses in restoration ecology, evolutionary ecology (evolutionary potential in wild animal populations under climate and environmental change), conservation biology, stream ecology, winter ecology and physiology (plant and animal adaptations to boreal and subarctic conditions), population genetic analysis of DNA, and quantitative genetics and plant and animal breeding. Study Environment ECOGEN Master’s degree at the Department of Biology, University of Oulu offers a multicultural environment and international education for both international and Finnish students in the fields of biology and related areas. High proportion of education consists of contact teaching and laboratory and field practicals. The facilities include botanical garden, zoological and botanical museums, greenhouses, and field research stations. Botanical Herbarium and Botanical Gardens as well as Zoological Museum conduct research in biodiversity and offer highly qualified facilities as well as collections for the research. The field research stations have well-equipped laboratories and accommodation facilities. University of Oulu’s Oulanka research station situates in the Oulanka national park which attracts visitors and researches worldwide and is part of the European PAN Parks network. Programme Admissions Programme Specific Academic Requirements The applicant must have a B.Sc. (or to be obtained by 1.8.2012) in biology, or a closely related subject, with excellent grades. A good working knowledge of English. English language skills can be proved by official language exam or by having 20 ECTS credits of studies conducted in English language in a higher education institution in Finland. Prerequisite studies, either completed as a part of the B.Sc. degree or to be completed during the M.Sc. period (bridging studies), corresponding: Cell biology (750121P), Basics of ecology (750124P), General genetics (753224P), Experimental course in general genetics (753104P), Animal physiology (751388A), Biogeography (750363A), Evolution and systematics of organisms (750307A), Basics in functional plant biology (752345A). Basic studies in statistics, chemistry and biochemistry are also required. The selected students may be asked to complete previous studies with so called bridging studies (maximum 60 ECTS). The number of courses needed is decided case-by-case basis when their personal study plan is accepted. Optional document: summary of the Bachelor's Thesis Selection Process Based on the academic requirements selected applicants might be invited for a telephone interview (in English). In the interview, the background of the applicants, their motivation for studies and knowledge of English are estimated. Detailed Selection Criteria Applicants will be ranked based on their B.Sc. grades and the telephone interview. Completion of a B.Sc. degree is obligatory to commence the M.Sc. studies. Student Selection The names of admitted students to the programme will be announced during spring. The results of the selection will be sent to all applicants. The selected students will also receive a confirmation letter stating the right to study for the Master of Science degree at the University of Oulu, Faculty of Science. If the bachelor degree is not yet obtained by the time the announcement, the study right is confirmed only after the degree is obtained. The study right has to be accepted by the deadline given by the Faculty of Science. The details will be informed to the selected students in the confirmation letter. In other case, the study rights will be withdrawn. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master in Biology

Brawijaya University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 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. [+]

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. [-]

MRes Marine Biology

Plymouth University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 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... [+]

Masters in Biology. 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 Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre at the University, with a focus upon raising your awareness of potential dissertation topics and advisors. You’ll take a specific module based on your chosen specialisation. The ecology option includes additional training in the analysis of ecological data and conservation/biodiversity assessments. The cellular and molecular option meanwhile focuses on DNA and microbiological techniques, biological imaging, and electrophysiological methods. The majority of time from mid-January onwards is spent on your research project and dissertation. You’ll undertake your project working directly with researchers at the MBA, Plymouth University or one of our other partner institutions. It may also be possible to conduct your project abroad. Core modules MBAM5106 Advanced Research in Marine Biology MBAM5109 Marine Biology MRes Dissertation BIO5131 Postgraduate Research Skills & Methods Optional modules MBAM5108 Marine Ecology and Conservation MBAM5107 Molecular and Cellular Approaches in Marine Biology Entry requirements A good degree (2:1 or above, USA GPA 3.1 or above) preferably in a biological science. Other suitable degrees may be considered. If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service. English language requirements If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5. [-]

Masters In Management Of Maritime Resources (without Thesis)

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in Maritime Resource Management aims to train managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. [+]

The MA in Maritime Resource Management aims to train managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. It trains professionals able to use the methods, tools and management techniques to effectively contribute to decision making in the maritime sector, both operationally and strategically. The student has the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of the three streams of the program: fishing (fishing and aquaculture), management of the coastal and marine environment and maritime transport. paths Masters in marine resource management, career path (without memory) This research path without memory allows to deepen their knowledge in one of the three streams of the program: Fisheries: Fillière on the problems of fisheries and aquaculture, processing of aquatic products (including the activities of promotion of products and biomass). Management of the coastal and marine environment Fillière on issues related to marine activities and exploitation of natural resources in a sustainable development perspective. Maritime transport: Pathway on the management issues related to maritime transport and port activities. Through his choice of the course, students can orient their training to the private or public management. Masters in marine resource management, tracking research (with memory) This thesis track is for candidates who wish to move towards a researcher career or management consultant maritime resources. It allows for a research project (memory 21 credits) to deepen their knowledge on a particular topic related to the management of maritime resources. This pathway also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Targeted audience The programs of the second cycle in marine resource management are addressed to candidates with training: Environmental sciences (biology, chemistry, geography, etc.) who wish to acquire management training applied to the field of the marine environment; in management science or in law who wish to specialize in the maritime sector. Research areas Fisheries sector management capacity in the fisheries sector Economy Aquaculture and Fisheries remote sensing technologies and environmental management and resources Finance and business planning for marine biotechnology Fish stock assessment and public management of fisheries and marine wildlife Public Management and Policy of invasive alien species Optimization of the fishing industry Etc. Chain management of the coastal and marine environment International trade and environment social and economic impacts of marine pollution policies of taxation and subsidies in natural resource industries undetected illegal fishing (IUU) fishing in the territorial waters of developing countries Links between ecotoxicology and socio-economic impacts nonmarket valuation methods for environmental goods and measure environmental impact public coastal management Comanagement in the management of coastal zones and natural resources Marine Reserves and spatial management of resources environmental management and natural resource management in developing countries Etc. Maritime transport sector Environment and maritime transport strategic management in the transport sector Management of commercial fleet and ports in the shipping sector Disruption in shipping political and economic analysis of "short sea shipping" Etc. Employment Opportunities Graduates in marine resource management UQAR in managerial functions, researchers and consultants in the public or private domain. The maritime sector is particularly characterized by the presence of a large number of public, semi-public and private, both in Canada and abroad: provincial and federal departments (fisheries, environment, transport, etc.); ZIP committees, river basin organizations; cities and municipalities; nongovernmental organizations (World Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Organization for the Conservation of Nature, world wildlife fund, etc.); research centers and universities; private companies. What is the management of marine resources? The diversity and complexity of human intervention in the maritime sector requires serious thinking and informed decision making in order to maintain the sustainability of resources and activities essential to the survival of a large part of the world population. To maintain this continuity, it is important to have an understanding not only the natural environment but also the social, political, economic and legal that affect decision making. Marine resource management programs are built around the idea that those who want to contribute to the management and decision processes must learn how to properly use different scientific viewpoints. They integrate knowledge in management sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and law and include experts in management of fishery resources, marine and environmental studies. OBJECTIVES The general objectives Train professionals with a multidisciplinary approach that can effectively contribute to the decision making in the maritime sector and at both operational and strategic levels; depth knowledge of one of the program's courses. Through his choice of the course, students can orient their training to the private or public management This profile is primarily intended for candidates who want a strong management training and who are interested in the maritime sector. This profile is specifically for students who have completed a first cycle training related to the maritime sector (biology, chemistry, law, engineering, geography, etc.). Specific objectives At the end of their studies, students will: have acquired the basic knowledge required for organizational management working in the maritime sector; have benefited from a multidisciplinary training and acquired skills enabling them to interact effectively with specialists from other disciplines; have developed a strong capacity for analysis and synthesis; have acquired the methods, management tools and techniques applied to management in the maritime sector; have been aware of the problems related to the management of maritime activities in both the public and private sectors; have achieved a response in the medium activity; will communicate the results of their work orally and in writing. [-]

Master in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology - Taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons

The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized crossdisciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. [+]

Masters in Biology. This program is taught in FRENCH. The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized crossdisciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. Students may choose between four specialised clusters that have been developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. One of them is offered in collaboration with ULB on the campus at Gosselies. Profile of the programme The Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology provides a state-of-the-art education based on a solid scientific background. What students learn here is put into practice through internships in companies and/or in research labs in Belgium or abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in fields like microbiology, cell biology and proteomics. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, students in the Master's programme have access to several labs that are world renown in such highly advanced fields as neurobiology, magnetic imaging, molecular biology, to name a few. The master’s thesis is completed during the two years of the programme, starting in the middle of the first year and finishing in the second year. During these two years, students will also have specialised courses to learn how to handle and care for laboratory animals and their welfare. These courses give rise to a certificate that is required to work with animals in laboratories. Special attention is given to learning scientific communication in both French and English thanks to research seminars and "Scientific Workshop Training". Students tailor their own curriculum (2/3 of the programme is electives) to include a great amount of lab work as well as internships in companies or in other academic institutions. Key learning outcomes At the end of course programme, students will be able to: reason with the necessary rigour while applying their skills in the various disciplines of biology - from biochemistry to cell biology passing by genetics and molecular biology use the experimental approaches and the tools of the biologist in these disciplines implement crossdisciplinary skills such as: autonomy, rigour, group work, oral presentations communicate scientific concepts and analyses through the written and the spoken word in French or in English. Occupational profiles of graduates The Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree opens the door to biochemistry and biotechnology laboratories, chemical laboratories, pharmaceutical research laboratories in universities or in industry, forensics, and so on. The holders of a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology can also be hired in basic or applied science programs if they continue their studies and complete a doctoral dissertation. Our graduates work in varied fields of expertise such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, police forensics units, academic research, in national or regional research centres, ... and in higher secondary school. Access to further studies The Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree gives access to Advanced Master’s Degrees and to Doctoral Studies in the Life Science field in the European Community. Master’s Degree holders can also register in the higher secondary school teacher certification programme. Mode of study Full time [-]