Masters Programs in Biology

Compare 62 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 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 [+]

Masters in Biology. 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... [-]

Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

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

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

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

Joint master in Alpine Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 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. [-]

MSc in Plant Protection

University of Pannonia
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Hungary Veszprém

The aim of the programme is to train specialists of plant protection who are able to fulfil directional, managing, organizing, consulting, regulating and marketing tasks, based on their wide theoretical knowledge. [+]

MSc in Plant Protection http://www.georgikon.hu/english/education/academic-programmes/29-msc-in-plant-protection Program leader: Dr. András Takács, associate professor, director of the Institute of Plant Protection E-mail: a-takacs@georgikon.hu Additional Information: E-mail: international@georgikon.hu Course name: Master course on Plant protection Degree: Master in Plant Protection Education goals The aim of the programme is to train specialists of plant protection who are able to fulfil directional, managing, organizing, consulting, regulating and marketing tasks, based on their wide theoretical knowledge. Such experts are able to detect the organisms, which are threatening plants (pathogens, pests, weeds) and they are acquainted with their biology and reproduction, and also with the effects and mechanism of pesticides concerning even the environment and humane hygiene. They can prevent the harms and damages caused by the above-mentioned organisms and they are applying the procedures of ecological and integrated plant protection in order to reduce the pesticide-load of the environment. In their work they are always attentive to the safety of food, processors, consumers and the environment. Having a degree in higher education they are permitted to use restricted chemicals. The further aim is to prepare the interested and inspired students for research work and PhD training in the field of plant protection. Knowledge to be acquired at the MSC specialization: botanical, chemical, ecological, molecular biological, agrozoological, phytopathological, herbological and plant cultivation knowledge; natural, economical, commercial, environmental protection, rural developmental, business and management knowledge necessary for the practice of our specialization; economical and mechanical knowledge in the field of plant protection; technical, technological knowledge; plant biotechnological, resistance... [-]

MSc in Science

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme is at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics to discover the secrets behind man, molecules and materials. [+]

As a Master’s student in our Science programme, you will find yourself at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics as you work to discover the secrets behind man, molecule and materials.

Programme

The programme offers you considerable freedom to follow your own interests. At the start of the programme you will select one study area from the following options: Chemistry for Life Functional Genomics Neuroscience Particle and Astrophysics Physical Chemistry of Molecules and Materials Physics of Molecules and Materials

Within the area you can choose from several specialisations ranging from material science to neural networks and from neurobiology to organic chemistry and nanoscience.... [-]


Master in Biology (MA , MS)

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

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

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... [-]

Master in Plant Breeding

UniLaSalle
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 UniLaSalle 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... [-]

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... [-]

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 Biology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. [+]

Master in Biology The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: General (electives) Specialisations Biodiversity and systematics Genetics, development and evolution Bioinformatics and data analysis Molecular plant science Curriculum Electives or required courses, depending on the chosen stream (30Credits) Research project and dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Biology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Museums and botanical gardens Bioinformatics Ecology-oriented services Scientific journalism Scientific consulting in governmental or private organisations which finance or supervise research Banking sector (for scientific consulting) Fundamental and medical research in public institutions Scientific research and consulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies Biology teaching in middle school and high school... [-]

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 [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå

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.... [-]


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 ... [+]

Masters in Biology. 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... [-]

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:... [-]


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 ... [-]