Masters Programs in Life Sciences

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Life Sciences

Life Sciences are the study of living organisms (such as plants, animals, human beings) on different levels, including their function, origin, structure, growth, and the life itself! A Master in Life Sciences delves deep into each of these levels.

This field is very well developed and vast; it contains a number of topics and disciplines, the most important of them being cell theory, evolution, genetics, and energy, each of which is explored in Master in Life Sciences programs. Among the most interesting subjects that push the borders of knowledge to the most exciting points, as they apply the latest inventions and achievements of the scientific world, are Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Ecology, Food and Health Sciences and Molecular Sciences. These branches of Biology are standing on the verge of making breakthrough discoveries almost every day, and you can be part of it with a Master in Life Sciences degree. Life Sciences deal with perhaps the greatest wonders present on Earth today, from microscopic germs to elephants, as well as studies the history of life, tracing it billions of years back in time. There are plenty of career opportunities in the private sector, academic institutions, and research facilities, for graduates holding a Master in Life Sciences degree.

If you feel that breaking the code of life and adventurous trips into the tiniest cells cause a wave of curiosity to rush through your brain, follow the links below to discover more about the opportunities that come with this knowledge and consider a Master in Life Sciences for your future career. Start your search now and contact the school in one click!

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Master in Biotechnology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Professional Science Master's Degree in Biotechnology which offers students both valuable laboratory skills, and business skills necessary to gain the fast-track to a career in biotechnology. [+]

Master in BiotechnologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Professional Science Master's Degree in Biotechnology which offers students both valuable laboratory skills, and business skills necessary to gain the fast-track to a career in biotechnology.The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the centers of biotechnology in America and the world. The University of San Francisco provides an exciting program that combines the rigor of molecular biology with business fundamentals — the essential background and depth of the biotech industry's interface between research and development, business management and ethical manufacturing.

The Biotechnology program at USF:

    Merges fundamental elements of science, technology and business to prepare graduates for a range of jobs in the biotechnology industry.     Offers core graduate courses taught by USF research faculty, alongside elective courses taught by prominent practitioners in their fields.     Includes an internship requirement that gives students the ability to gain valuable hands-on experience and opportunities to build personal and professional networks which positions them well for obtaining permanent employment upon graduation.     Leverages the strategic location of the San Francisco Bay Area - the epicenter of biotechnology in the United States.     Boasts an exceptionally low instructor to student ratio, with mentorship, leadership development and career support.     Benefits from an Advisory Board composed of Bay Area biotech leaders from such pinnacle organizations as Genentech, UCSF, and Bio-Rad.     Educated industry experts with the USF commitment to adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and the goal of utilizing technology for a more humane and just world. ... [-]

MRes Molecular Bioscience

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

This programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features, and state-of-the-art research facilities. [+]

Overview The MRes Molecular Bioscience programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of XJTLU’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features and state-of-the-art research facilities. The programme covers biotechnology-related topics such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and drug discovery, as well as post-genomic biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioimaging), and bioinformatics, such as acquisition and statistical analysis of large-scale biodata. It also places a major emphasis on providing project management skills. After these taught modules, the programme focuses on an in-depth research project and specialised dissertation. Customised individual learning plans are designed for students, in keeping with their backgrounds and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. The Department of Biological Sciences at XJTLU has internationally respected investigators in this field of research with excellent teaching and laboratory infrastructure. Students have the opportunity to carry out world-class research in a dynamic, transnational environment. Unique selling points • Taught by international academic staff who are experts in molecular bioscience • Programme only takes 18 months – much shorter than masters degree programmes in most Chinese universities • Excellent preparation for PhD programmes in high-quality Western and Chinese universities • Relevant to careers in a wide range of bio-industries including biotechnology, bioengineering, bioagriculture, biomanufacturing and pharmaceutical companies • XJTLU is located near many biotechnology companies in BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies, ideal... [-]

Master's Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. The students will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasising cutting-edge methods in bioinformatic analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology and how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments. Programme presentation This two-year Master’s programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognised researchers in their respective disciplines to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The programme consists of courses aiming to give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine with a focus on high-throughput biology and analysis of big data for translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The education also aims to develop skills and abilities essential to the professional career –including oral and written presentation, team working skills, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science related issues, all of which important for the ability to lead projects in academy and industry. Courses - Master’s programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science *might be subject to changes Year 1 The first year contains advanced level courses in genetics, biophysical chemistry, and translational medicine, as well as the foundations of bioinformatics and comparative genomics. There is also a project course. All three universities offer courses during the first year,... [-]

Master in Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Are you looking to broaden your career options in the field of bioscience? Would you like to gain professional experience while studying? Do you want a course that meets industry needs and has been rated ‘top programme’ for 5 years running? Then take your science career to the next level by studying Molecular Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences. [+]

Master in Molecular Life Sciences Are you looking to broaden your career options in the field of bioscience? Would you like to gain professional experience while studying? Do you want a course that meets industry needs and has been rated ‘top programme’ for 5 years running? Then take your science career to the next level by studying Molecular Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences. Location: Nijmegen Duration: 2 years Degree: Master of Science Course start: September The profession in a nutshell Biotechnology uses living systems and organisms to develop or make products for agriculture, medicine and industry. As an expert in this field you usually work in a lab setting in fundamental research and/or quality control. By raising your qualifications to a Masters level, you expand your job opportunities to include positions with higher-level responsibility. This means you have the skills to independently plan, organise and execute projects, devise experimental strategies and write scientific documents. Moreover, you are able to oversee the organisational and interpersonal aspects of your projects. These are valuable skills that employers look for. Theory and practice One of the hallmarks of education at HAN is the seamless integration of theory and practice. During this course theory and practice go hand in hand. Both in class and at your workplace, you continually work on projects that contribute to the actual development of bioscience products. For example, the discovery of new targets or drugs, the optimisation of protein production and purification, or the development and validation... [-]

Master in Nature Conservation

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree programme is open for bachelor´s degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree programme is open for bachelor´s degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. The NCO programme is best suited for those wishing to acquire advanced knowledge and research-based skills in nature conservation. The NCO programme provides a solid understanding in both applied and theory-based resource conservation and management, based on principles of applied landscape ecology. NCO is an accredited degree programme required for practice of management of protected landscape areas with the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, the EU and applicable international locations as well. The studies center on sustainable natural resources; students will acquire advanced knowledge on a range of methods for conserving the biosphere, applied landscape ecology, land reclamation, game management, and methods of environmental assessment. In addition to applied biological disciplines, the courses emphasise legislation, the economy and the use of GIS tools. Due to the field’s wide scope, graduates will have very good success at many institutions which deal with the conservation of nature and landscapes. They will be able to find and process information from various industries and transform multidisciplinary knowledge into practice in modern nature conservation. Suitable for graduates of following bachelor programmes and similar fields of study: Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Botany, Conservation Biology, Landscape Ecology, Natural Sciences [-]

MSc in Food Engineering

Szent István University, Faculty of Food Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

Aim of the master’s degree program, professional competences to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the [+]

Majors in the degree: - Food Biotechnology - Process Engineering in the Food Industry - Postharvest and Logistics in the Food Trade - Technology and Product Development in the Food Industry - Vintage Master Length of program: - number of terms: 4 terms - number of credits required for obtaining degree: 120 Degree programs accepted as prerequisites for admission to the master’s degree program: Degree programs that can be accepted with full credit: - agricultural field: BSc in Food Engineering; - technical field: BSc in Bioengineering, BSc in Chemical Engineering. Aim of the program Aim of the master’s degree program, professional competences to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the latest scientific knowledge of the special field, and are also familiar with the various fields of natural and technical sciences. The graduates will be able to apply the acquired professional knowledge in a creative way in the different branches of the food industry. Having the knowledge acquired in the master’s degree program, they will be able to participate in further major training programs, or continue their studies in a doctoral (PhD) program. Practical Training Centre helping the education: - Operational technology practice plant – to teach the basic operations of food production - Operational practice unit for fermentation – to teach technologies for the distilling industry and fermentation - Sensory Laboratory - Demonstration cellars in Budafoki Road and Menesi Road – to teach wine-production technologies - Pilot plant... [-]

Masters In Mediterranean Agro-forestry-pastoral

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Santarem

Knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. Duration: 2 Years Benefits: Accommodation and Portuguese Language Course (30 hours) Education provided in Portuguese: Rates *: Application -35 € Annual - 1000 € (without accommodation) 3000 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € Education provided in English: Rates *: Application -35 € Annual - 3500 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € * The following values ​​will be timely subject to confirmation Goals: Students of the master's degree in Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism Mediterranean, among others, acquire: Knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity; Ability to integrate and harmonize agricultural production systems, forestry and livestock with the values ​​of biodiversity protection, animal welfare, conservation of natural resources, environmental services, aimed at sustainable development; Ability to use appropriately the principles of integration, holistic concepts, analytical instruments, techniques, including ICT, management of multifunctional systems and products with added value and environment-friendly; programmability and development studies and applied research, application of knowledge in solving problems based on scientific rigor, critical thinking, teamwork, work ethic and learning throughout life; Professional training provided with scientific and technical skills in the job market, fall under the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in globalization, increased population growth in scientific and technological development, consumer demand, preservation the environment and rational use of natural resources. [-]

Master of Biotechnology (MBio)

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

Researchers in the biological sciences at ANU work on issues of global importance, including food security in both Australia and the developing world, new treatments for cancer and type 2 diabetes, and fighting malaria drug resistance. [+]

A single two year graduate degree offered by  the  ANU College of Science. Researchers in the biological sciences at ANU work on issues of global importance, including food security in both Australia and the developing world, new treatments for cancer and type 2 diabetes, and fighting malaria drug resistance. Our Masters program is research-led and features teaching contributions from more than 60 academics, leading scientists in these fields, who bring their experience and current breakthroughs to the classroom. 

We offer our Masters students state-of-the-art laboratories, research infrastructure, and flexible learning facilities. We pride ourselves on the support we give students, so we’ll help you design your degree to complement your prior study and to suit your interests. The Master of Biotechnology is a coursework program that provides a pathway for science graduates with background knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and chemistry to acquire new knowledge, or extend and update their theoretical and practical understanding of modern biotechnology. Make an enquiry directly with ANU Throughout the program, students have many opportunities to interface with scientists who are advancing research in areas of biochemistry and molecular biology in the biomedical, animal and plant sciences. The Master of Biotechnology (Advanced) incorporates a research project and thesis, and is a gateway to further research, such as a PhD.... [-]


Master "Biotechnology"

South Ural State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Chelyabinsk

MASTER 19.04.01 Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology Master's program is aimed at the development and implementation of biotechnological processes in food production; designing of new and modernization of existing facilities on the basis of the principles of the bioconversion. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. Program description MASTER 19.04.01 Biotechnology, Master Program Food biotechnology aimed at the development and implementation of biotechnological processes in food production; designing of new and modernization of existing facilities on the basis of the principles of the bioconversion. The purpose of the program - is to prepare highly qualified experts with competence in the field of: biosynthesis and biotransformation of food ingredients, modeling of innovative technologies based on biocatalysis, gene engineering, bioconversion and nanobiotechnology. Training Program Plan includes the following disciplines: Food Biochemistry and Biotechnology bioinzhineriya productions on the principles of bioconversion copyright and patent law in the food industry research methods in biotechnology food the scientific basis of biotechnology food products theoretical and practical aspects of biotechnological production food biotechnology, medical, special and prophylactic The Program: Designed for 120 ECTS credits, duration of full-time education is 2 years. A graduate of a Master's degree. [-]

Master in Hydrodynamics and Ocean engineering

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Nantes

The aim of this program is to give students and advanced training on typical problems of hydrodynamics applied to ocean and offshore engineering: ship resistance, seakeeping, water waves and marine environment. Physical, modelling and numerical aspects are studied. [+]

The Master in Hydrodynamics and Ocean engineering

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

The quality of the courses has been recognized within the prestigious Erasmus Mundus framework of the European commission through the EMship Master.

A large part of the training is dedicated to practical use of softwares to solve problems defined above a large variety of numerical methods: boundary elements or spectral methods under potential flow theory, finite-difference or finite-volume techniques in solvers for viscous flows, Smooth Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH).  

 

 

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Master of Animal Science

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36 months January 2018 Australia Wagga Wagga + 1 more

CSU's Master of Animal Science aims to promote advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the animal industries, preparing graduates for leadership positions. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. CSU's Master of Animal Science aims to promote advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the animal industries, preparing graduates for leadership positions. Why study this course? The Master of Animal Science aims to: provide opportunity to continue lifelong learning in keeping with the University's mission statement meet the educational needs of professionals working in the ever-evolving animal industries promote the acquisition of advanced analytical, problem solving skills and conceptual insights that will enable students to assume positions of leadership within the animal industries encourage excellence in scholarship and/or focused research within the candidate's discipline area. The course is designed to: extend students' knowledge of the disciplines which form the basis of their profession provide the requirements for planning and implementing a small research project facilitate knowledge of methods for the analysis of data sets and their interpretation develop concepts in animal production to an advanced level of understanding of areas specific to the students' coursework develop skills in the presentation of material to practitioners within the animal industries ranging from those involved in research through to those working with farming communities. Whole Farm Consultancy option CSU's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is offering postgraduate training in Whole Farm Consultancy, particularly aimed at veterinarians and agricultural graduates who would like to offer consultancy services to their clients. The farm consultancy studies will be offered as a specific program within the postgraduate Animal Science courses. Successful participants will receive a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master... [-]

Master's Programme in Biomedical Imaging

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

Biomedical imaging has emerged as one of the most important technology areas in basic bioscience and biomedical research as well as in clinical medicine and translational research. The current technologies enable detailed real-time and non-invasive visualization of molecules, structures and events in cells, tissues, and whole organisms. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science Annual intake: 20 Contact: bioimaging@abo.fiWebsite: www.abo.fi/bioimaging , www.bioimaging.fi/program/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/185436748136747/ YouTube-channel: www.youtube.com/user/turkubioimaging

Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine!

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies in life sciences and biomedicine. The studies thus also provide students with strong knowledge either in cell biology, anatomy and physiology, nanomedicine or biophysics, depending on the area of imaging specialization.... [-]


Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Oulu

The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology Watch a video of the International Master's programme in protein Science and Biotechnology, where our students tell about the programme, and studying and living in Oulu. The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them. Students who are selected for the degree will undertake 120 ECTS study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies maximise hands on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, finally cumulating in a 6 month research project. The degree is flexible and allows the students to specialize in the aspects of protein science and biotechnology which will most benefit their future career. The programme is particularly aimed at people going into research and former students have been very successful in finding PhD positions in Finland and abroad. The degree is taught in the highly international Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. The faculty brings together expertise in in vitro, in vivo and in silico analysis of protein structure and function and includes national centers for protein biophysical and structural analysis as well as a national Centre of Excellence in Cell Extracellular Matrix... [-]

Master in Biorefinery Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Graz

Biogenic resources are a central component of a sustainable economic system in Europe. Biorefinery engineers develop, plan and implement innovative, technical products and processes for using biogenic resources economically and in an ecologically sustainable manner. [+]

Biogenic resources are a central component of a sustainable economic system in Europe. Biorefinery engineers develop, plan and implement innovative, technical products and processes for using biogenic resources economically and in an ecologically sustainable manner. You will acquire all the knowledge necessary for this from the very wide-ranging technical specialisations covered in the Master’s degree programme Biorefinery Engineering at the TU Graz: this expertise extends from process engineering to chemistry and biotechnology through to energy engineering and environmental engineering. The focus in all of this is on innovation orientation, a close link to practice and also international activities of the students. Content You will acquire the engineering sciences knowledge and skills necessary for the construction and operation of technical systems for the use of biogenic resources. You will learn how to develop and optimise process engineering methods. You will be able to evaluate the technical, logistic and economic challenges resulting from the use of biogenic raw materials along the entire chain of valued creation. You will learn how to understand deal with complex problems in scientific and industrial contexts, to formulate these and to develop and present the solutions for them. You will assess regional, economic, social and ecological framework conditions in the context of the bioeconomy. You will learn how to recognise trends in bio-based industry. You will acquire the scientific and analytic methods needed to evaluate and characterise biogenic resources. You will carry out independently high-quality and structured research work. You will carry out research-led traineeships at the... [-]

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

La Trobe University
Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 Australia Melbourne

This is a unique laboratory-based course that aims to equip you with the skills youll need to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology. The curriculum covers key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. Biotechnology is becoming increasingly central to a variety of industries, including medicine, diagnostics, agriculture, environmental protection, food technology and renewable resources technology. Bioinformatics is an exciting area of science, focusing on the interface of molecular biology and information technology. It uses the power of computing to tackle biological and medical problems. This is a unique laboratory-based course that aims to equip you with the skills youll need to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology. The curriculum covers key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data. The course has a strong research focus and offers you the opportunity to work in a specifically designed laboratory, take part in industry visits and participate in mutlitple weekly practicals. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where... [-]