Masters Programs in Life Sciences

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Life Sciences

Biological and Life Sciences are natural sciences. Their main purpose is to study living organisms (such as plants, animals, human beings) on different levels, including their function, origin, structure, growth, and the life itself! A Master in Biological and 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 Biological and 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 Biological and Life Sciences degree. Biology deals 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 Biological and 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 Biological and Life Sciences for your future career. Start your search now and contact the school in one click!

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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 Arnhem + 2 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 Life Sciences. 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... [-]

Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery Module I will be delivered through a series of highly interactive classroom sessions, facilitated by experts within the sector and highly qualified faculty. Module II will involve a 5 day intensive exploratory tour of Israel, a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies. It will involve study tours to a variety of well-established farms in Israel and participation in key lectures in established agricultural universities. Who Should Attend This program is designed for visionary leaders in the Government and other public sector officials whose responsibilities relate to investments in agriculture and rural development, who desire to achieve sustainable growth towards increased food security and to provide opportunities for wealth creation. Key Benefits Attending this program will:... [-]

Master's Degree In Biochemistry

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master in Biochemistry has as main aim to prepare professionals able to perform duties in the field of biochemistry, applied to the environment, production and food preservation, growth and feed senescence, health and the conservation and recovery of assets in technical careers, academic or research, giving them the ability to plan experiences, define strategies and implement protocols on innovative projects of technical and scientific research. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. PRESENTATION The MSc in Biochemistry its main aim to prepare professionals able to perform duties in the field of biochemistry, applied to the environment, production and food preservation, growth and feed senescence, health and the conservation and recovery of assets in technical careers, academic or research , giving them the ability to plan experiences, define strategies and implement protocols on innovative projects of technical and scientific research. Students must obtain advanced training in: Planning and laboratory practice, Bioinformatics, molecular modeling and simulation; Self-learning and self-employment, as well as information research applicable to the preparation of reports and scientific papers, addressed to specialists in biochemistry or others. Specialized laboratory teachings based on stem lines of action in institutes, research centers and laboratories (ICAAM, ICT, EQC and Lab. Hercules). Careers Environmental analysis laboratories; chemical and biochemical industry; Analysis Laboratories agrochemical; Food industry; Clinical laboratories; Pharmaceutical industry; biotechnology companies; restoration of institutions and conservation of the artistic and architectural heritage; computer applications to life sciences companies; regional and national government; design engineering and consulting; Teaching and research laboratories. [-]

MPhil in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance

University Of Energy And Natural Resources
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Ghana Sunyani

The aim of the programme is to train human resources at advanced social forestry and environmental governance capable of recognizing human system in managing forest and environmental challenges within and outside Ghana. This is clearly in line with the mission of UENR. [+]

Introduction The School of Natural Resources is poised to provide a strong and vibrant leadership to the forest and natural resources industry to meet the increasing demand for housing, recreation, tourism and green spaces. This will require an intimate knowledge of climate, species, and physical facilities, political, social and legal systems. Issues of interest include the increased demand for market and non-market goods and services from forests and related natural resources, land availability for industrial forestry and natural resource conservation, natural resource sustainability, habitat conservation, and ecosystem management. The Master and Doctoral programmes will provide graduates with a working knowledge of specialized environmental and natural resources scopes and introduce them to the critical relationships between human activities and the environment. National Relevance Globally, the threat to and decease of world forests and the negative impacts on human or social system as well as the ascendency of multifaceted environmental problems call for capacity development in these areas. Ghana is not exempted from these challenges. The rationale being that the country is currently facing numerous problems ranging from deforestation, pollution of water resources and environmental degradation. Ameliorating these problems, the country needs human resources that have a better understanding of social issues and environmental governance. Understanding the structures, function, performance of public authorities and institutions at all levels could help formulate policies aimed at controlling/managing environmental degradation. Governing the planet`s rich diverse natural resources is an increasingly complex challenge. In this world of interconnected nations, economies and people, managing environmental threats particularly... [-]

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 ... [-]

MA In Sustainable Management Of Forest Ecosystems

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

[..] This multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. [+]

The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . In this perspective, this multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Thanks to active teaching methods that integrate ecological, economic and sociological, students will develop their ability to define, manage and solve complex problems. After their training, they will master the concepts and interdisciplinary skills to deliver sustainable forest development projects, develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches to resources and evaluate the services offered ecosystems. FEATURES The professional master is for candidates who have training is in biology, environment, geography, social sciences, economics or planning. This multidisciplinary program trains qualified professionals in sustainable management of forest ecosystems combining uniquely a set of active teaching methods and integrating the ecological, economic and sociological problems to solve. At the end of their training, graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects, to develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches and resources to evaluate the services that 'ecosystems provide. Building on the mastery of skills, this diverse roster includes distance learning and classroom courses in several... [-]

Diplôme d’Ingénieur Chimiste

ESCOM : École Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 France Compiègne

L’ESCOM délivre un diplôme d’Ingénieur constituée de 5 années d’études en sciences et techniques dans le domaine de la chimie et du génie des procédés. Ce diplôme est reconnu au même titre qu’un Master selon le cadre des accords de Bologne. Le diplôme d’ingénieur chimiste de l’ESCOM est certifié par le label EUR-ACE. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. L’ESCOM délivre un diplôme d’Ingénieur constitué de 5 années d’études en sciences et techniques dans le domaine de la chimie et du génie des procédés. Ce diplôme est reconnu au même titre qu’un Master selon le cadre des accords de Bologne. Le diplôme d’ingénieur chimiste de l’ESCOM est certifié par le label EUR-ACE. Les étudiants internationaux peuvent rejoindre l’ESCOM à différents niveaux durant ces 5 années et plus particulièrement lors de la 3ème année. Chaque année est constituée de cours, de travaux pratiques en laboratoires et de stages à réaliser en France ou à l’international. L’ensemble des cours est dispensé en français. En 3ème année (équivalent de la dernière année de bachelor) le programme est constitué des matières suivantes : 49% de chimie (structure de la matière, chimie organique, chimie inorganique, chimie analytique) 28% techniques de l’ingénieur (phénomènes de transfert, méthodes et outils, chimie thermodynamique, formulation) 3% sciences humaines et sociales (environnement économique, environnement de l’entreprise, projet professionnel) 10% Langues En 4ème année (équivalent de la 1ère année de master) le programme est constitué des matières suivantes : 32% techniques de l’ingénieur (génie des procédés, méthodes et outils, chimie industrielle, procédés et formulation) 30% chimie (catalyse, chimie organique, chimie verte, organo-métallique, spectroscopie) 20% sciences humaines et sociales (management et gestion, projet professionnel, gestion d’entreprise) 10 % Langues 8% modules optionnels (génie des procédés, chimie du vivent, chimie verte, matériaux, formulation) Majeures en 5ème année La 5ème année (équivalent de la 2ème année de master) est une... [-]

Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

McGovern Education Group
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oklahoma City

A Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is a branch of engineering that applies physical sciences (physics and chemistry), life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry), together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy. [+]

A Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is a branch of engineering that applies physical sciences (physics and chemistry), life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry), together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy. A chemical engineer designs large-scale processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms and energy into useful forms and products. Tuition for a Master of Chemical Engineering degree program starts at $28,000 USD per academic year, although international scholarships are available for highly qualified applicants. Questions? Would you like to speak with an American counselor about this degree program? We’re a team of American counselors who are trained to help international students find the ideal degree program at a respected American university at a tuition price you can afford. Did you know there are more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States? We partner with hundreds of safe, affordable, and respected American universities that offer ranked programs, international scholarships, and provide job placement services for graduates. We can fast track your application at hundreds of partner US universities. Our American counselors are waiting to provide unlimited one-on-one assistance at no cost. FREE degree program counseling FREE university selection counseling FREE application review FREE application essay support FREE visa interview training FREE unlimited email and video chat support FREE scholarship application support  In most cases, we can have your acceptance package delivered to your door in just two weeks for a bachelor’s degree and only four weeks... [-]

Faculty of Agriculture

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Enugu

The National Universities Commission (NUC), as a regulatory agency for University Education in Nigeria, has as parts of its mandate, the definition and maintenance of academic standards. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. Faculty of Agriculture Agricultural Economics and Extension Introduction The National Universities Commission (NUC), as a regulatory agency for University Education in Nigeria, has as parts of its mandate, the definition and maintenance of academic standards. The Commission has in the past organized the development of Minimum Academic Standards and subsequently, accreditation for all approved undergraduate programmes offered in Nigerian Universities. For postgraduate programmes, NUC has concluded the process of developing benchmarks and minimum academic standards as a follow up to the success recorded in the undergraduate programmes. These Benchmarks and Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for postgraduate programmes in Agricultural Sciences are to facilitate accreditation of the programmes in Nigerian Universities. The benchmarks describe the minimum requirements each University is to attain. Individual Universities may modify them provided they do not go below the minimum benchmarks. Programmes Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology Agricultural Economics Animal Science & Production Fisheries and Aquaculture Agronomy/ Crop Science/Crop Production/Plant Science Science and Technology Land and Water Management Soil Sciences, Land and water Management. Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate programmes in agricultural and related disciplines is to develop highly skilled manpower for the agricultural and other sectors of the economy. The programmes will equally produce competent scientists and researchers for Universities and Research Centers as well as make the public and private sectors able to compete globally and to act as change agents within the Nigerian economy. Aims and Objectives The postgraduate programmes in Agriculture are aimed at: Producing persons with... [-]

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. [+]

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 of Animal Science depending... [-]

Máster en Gestión de la Seguridad y la Calidad Alimentaria

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 3 semesters November 2017 Spain Barcelona

Actualmente es necesario conocer las nociones básicas de la Seguridad de los alimentos desde una perspectiva jurídica (últimos avances normativos), científica (métodos de análisis de los alimentos), sociológica (reacción social ante las denominadas crisis alimentarias) y administrativa (controles públicos de seguridad de los alimentos), integrado en una estructura sistémica y multinacional de garantía y control. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. La seguridad alimentaria es uno de los capítulos más interesantes y complicados para aquellas personas a las que nos interesa el estudio de los alimentos, de sus características, es decir, de su aspecto, su inocuidad y su valor nutritivo. Cuando hablamos de Seguridad Alimentaria podemos creer que sólo nos referimos a la posibilidad de que algo pueda llegar a un alimento y ocasionar un proceso de tipo infeccioso o tóxico. En cambio, se trata de un término más amplio, dado que hay situaciones de preparación de alimentos o de su composición, que pueden relacionarse con casos o brotes de origen alimentario. Por otra parte también se hace necesaria la aproximación al tema tan actual como el de la Calidad, la Seguridad Alimentaria y la Trazabilidad de los productos mediante el análisis desde la vertiente jurídica de los aspectos más relevantes de los procesos y productos. Actualmente es necesario conocer también las nociones básicas de la Seguridad de los alimentos desde una perspectiva jurídica (últimos avances normativos), científica (métodos de análisis de los alimentos), sociológica (reacción social ante las denominadas crisis alimentarias) y administrativa (controles públicos de seguridad de los alimentos), integrado en una estructura sistémica y multinacional de garantía y control. Por todo ello, se pretende abordar el problema de la Seguridad Alimentaria desde una perspectiva amplia, intentando abordar cada capítulo desde la situación actual, intentando dilucidar su perspectiva futura e intentando proporcionar soluciones en los casos que sea posible. Introducimos como novedad la aproximación a... [-]

Master BIOBANKS & COMPLEX DATA MANAGEMENT

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nice

Graduates of the Biobanks and Complex Data Management Master’s program will have immediate employment prospects in the health and hospital fields, in industrial, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories, and in the agronomy industry. This professional training program of excellence will open doors to French, European, or international companies. [+]

BIOBANKS & COMPLEX DATA MANAGEMENT Key elements of the program Teaching in English (50%) UCA-labeled program Strong European network Two company internships (France/International) The only European professional Master’s in biobanks at a public university Covering the key aspects of biobanks in France and Europe 85 biological and microbiological resource centers in France 500 biobanks in Europe 700 research groups using biological specimens in France 800 research projects using biological specimens in France Introduction Graduates of the Biobanks and Complex Data Management Master’s program will have immediate employment prospects in the health and hospital fields, in industrial, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories, and in the agronomy industry. This professional training program of excellence will open doors to French, European, or international companies. Paul HOFMAN Program Director Careers Biobank manager Biobank quality manager Manager of annotations and databases/Data manager Advisor to collectors and users Product manager Industry Monitoring Manager (technological, ethical, regulatory, etc.) Workplaces Academic laboratories Hospital laboratories and biobanks Companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries Biodiversity conservatories National and international non-profit organizations Program Curriculum First year (M1) Second year (M2) Admission Conditions for Admission BAC +3 diploma in life sciences Admission will be based on applications (which must download and complete an application and will undergo an individual interview. Teachers (examples) Healthcare engineers (Nice CHU Biobank, Bayer CropScience Sophia Antipolis, ICAReB, Pasteur Institute) Research Engineers (INSERM, CNRS, INRA, INRIA) Quality Managers (CHU Nice) Researchers (IRCAN, INSERM, CNRS, INRIA, INRA, IPMC) Medical Doctors (CHU Nice) Biobank Managers (National Biobank Infrastructure) [-]

BIO-ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Danubius University
Campus Full time Romania Galați

This master degree within the Faculty of Economical Science aims at achieving the following objectives: - Forming qualified specialists in conformity with the present requirements of the job markets from Romania and the European Union countries, promoting a set of values based on solidarity, non-discrimination, ethics, scientific objectivity, creativity and dynamism; [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. This master degree within the Faculty of Economical Science aims at achieving the following objectives: - Forming qualified specialists in conformity with the present requirements of the job markets from Romania and the European Union countries, promoting a set of values based on solidarity, non-discrimination, ethics, scientific objectivity, creativity and dynamism; - Engaging students in scientific research through getting involved in national and international scientific projects; - Ensuring a body of specialists in the economic field, in accordance with the national and international standards. Master students may gain the following specialized skills after obtaining their degree: - Knowledge of the elements that are specific to bio-economy, those regarding the ethics of the activity and the way in which these are organized and pursued; - The capacity to analyse and interpret some problems that are specific to bio-economy and to back up decisions based on the provided information; - Developing a deep understanding at an operational level of bio-economy in the context of applying European and world strategies; - Developing skills in the field of entrepreneurial, industrial and agro-alimentary bio-economy; - The capacity to cognitively and professionally apply concepts, theories and investigation methods within the field of bio-economy. Some of the subjects studied within this program are: the basis of bio economy, European Union’s bio-economic strategy, World strategy for bio-economy, bio-business, Bio-economic law, Industry and service bio-economy. The study curriculum includes stages of specializing practice during the first year of study, 3 weeks, and summing 90 hours... [-]

Master in Biotechnological Engineering

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Bragança

This programme will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. [+]

Master in Biotechnological Engineering This master programme main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Profile of the programme The profile of the programme is organized into two major areas of specialization, microbial biotechnology (Microbial Physiology and Genetics; Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Biomass and Bioenergy; Industrial Microbiology) and agricultural biotechnology (Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Genetically Modified Organisms; Biomass and bioenergy Production; Molecular Diagnostic Methods; Biopesticides and Biocontrol; Biofactories, Bioproducts and Innovation). A set of courses is the interface between the two areas (Biomass and Bioenergy; Biocatalysts Technology, Engineering of Biotechnological Processes), giving the necessary engineering component to this curriculum. Finally, the disciplines that provide the foundations of statistics and experimental design (Multivariate Analysis and Experimental Design), and safety and regulation in the biotechnology industry (Safety and Regulation in Biotechnology) complete the plan of studies. Biology and biochemistry Key learning outcomes The degree of "mestre" (master) in Biotechnological Engineering, is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to: develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research; apply their knowledge and... [-]

Master's Program in Integrated Climate System Sciences

University of Hamburg - School of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Hamburg

The English-language MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) combines elements of the atmospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric and biospheric natural sciences with those of economics and the social sciences. [+]

Masters in Life Sciences. Master's Program in Integrated Climate System Sciences The English-language MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) combines elements of the atmospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric and biospheric natural sciences with those of economics and the social sciences. The program has an internationally unique focus on physics and modelling and offers three areas of specialization: physics of the climate system biogeochemistry of the climate system climate-related economics and social sciences The ICSS program is research oriented and imparts knowledge of and skills in climate research. A solid background in climate physics prepares students for careers in an interdisciplinary field of science requiring the ability to communicate with colleagues from different disciplines, to apply a diverse range of methods from various subject areas to climate-related research questions, as well as the ability to generate, interpret and combine scientific results. Classes are limited to 20 students. This research-oriented program was accredited by ASIIN in 2010. A master’s degree in Integrated Climate System Sciences lays the foundation for a career in science and research and qualifies students to pursue a doctoral degree. It further qualifies graduates for a career as climate science consultant or spokesperson in international organizations, as well as global enterprises and agencies. Curriculum The two-year curriculum consists of eleven modules. The first semester lays the foundation for the rest of the program (research skills, review of basic principles in mathematics and physics fort the climate sciences, functioning and variability of the climate system, principles of economic and social sciences).... [-]