Masters Programs in Biology

Compare 62 Masters Programs in Biology

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 in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.

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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.... [-]


MRes in Neuroscience

University of St Andrews
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The MRes in Neuroscience is designed to provide advanced training in neuroscience research. Students conduct a year-long research project and learn relevant techniques and skills through coursework. Research projects are carried out in a single laboratory over the full length of the programme, thereby giving students a unique opportunity to pursue research questions in depth. The overall aim is to help students acquire the skills needed to succeed as independent research scientists. [+]

Course information

The MRes in Neuroscience is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Highlights Intensive week-long introductory module prepares students for the course before the start of Semester 1. The course includes a streamlined taught component Students have the opportunity to conduct a year-long project in a single laboratory. Teaching format

The course begins with a week-long intensive module which continues during Semester 1 with a weekly seminar series. Over two semesters, students will also complete two additional Honours-level modules.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practicals and guided independent study. The modules are assessed principally by written work and oral presentations.... [-]


Master in Genetics and Bioengineering

International University Of Sarajevo IUS
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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 In Cellular And Molecular Biology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Cagliari

The LM course in Molecular and Cellular Biology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology, in some key areas of the biological sciences and to provide advanced preparation and operational framework at the level of biological phenomena cellular, sub-cellular and molecular. In particular, the LM course has the objective to provide a preparation ... [+]

final test characteristics.

The activities related to the preparation of the final examination for the achievement of the LM will be carried out by the student under the supervision of a tutor during the training period at a research laboratory University or a highly qualified body under an agreement with the University biomolecular .

The final exam, which involves the acquisition of 13 credits, consists of the discussion, in open session, of an exclusively experimental thesis and which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a teacher of the course with LM, as rapporteur. The dissertation may be written in Italian or English and must have the typical form of a complete scientific work in terms of general organization (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figures). The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course.... [-]


Biology (BS/MS) Combined Degree

The College At Brockport State University Of New York
Campus September 2018 USA Rochester

This combined degree program enables students to complete their Bachelors and Masters in Biology in an accelerated fashion, in as little as five years. [+]

This combined degree program enables students to complete their Bachelors and Masters in Biology in an accelerated fashion, in as little as five years. When qualified Brockport undergraduate Biology majors are admitted to this combined degree program, they may take up to 12 graduate credits of coursework in Biology, all at the undergraduate tuition rate. These credits may apply to undergraduate and graduate degree requirements simultaneously. Upon finishing all undergraduate degree requirements and graduating in good academic standing in the combined degree program, students matriculate directly into the Master of Science in Biology program.

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Master in Biology (M.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time January 2018 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

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

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

Graduates of this program will be able to emit technical and scientific judgments related to their area of specialization and to general aspects of Biology. They will obtain experience in the use and application of available technologies to understand and to answer questions of a scientific nature. The program reinforces ethical aspects in research and promotes the development of an integral knowledge of biological sciences in which the student’s specialization is based.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


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. [+]

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 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 ... [-]

Masters Programme in Cognitive Neuroscience

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Cognitive Neuroscience (LM-51) offers an understanding of the neural correlates of cognitive processes as well as the relationship between the development of the mind and the brain. [+]

The Masters Programme in Cognitive Neuroscience (LM-51) offers an understanding of the neural correlates of cognitive processes as well as the relationship between the development of the mind and the brain. This programme, which is held in English, aims to train psychologists to identify specific cognitive deficits, evaluate their impact on emotional states and quality of patient life, and adopt appropriate rehabilitative action.

Students conduct supervised research and other educational projects in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, psychobiology and physiological psychology and can complete their experimental thesis at the Department research labs or at partner labs, including IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, CNR Institute of Sciences and Technologies of Cognition, and the Institute of Cellular Biology and Neurobiology.... [-]


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. ... [-]


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. [+]

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:... [-]