Masters Programs in Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences refer to those sciences that use scientific methods to study nature and have a naturalistic approach to the study of the universe. This field of study is extremely developed and includes many branches, such as Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science, Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Oceanography, Geographic Sciences, Mathematics and Ecology, all of which are possible areas for study within a Master in Natural Sciences program. The disciplines provide a basis for applied sciences that bring theory to life and practical use. With a degree from a Master in Natural Sciences program, students can have a variety of career opportunities in educational institutions, research facilities, private companies, and public or non-profit organizations.

As the modern times require new inventions and cutting edge technologies, natural sciences develop further and start to explore the cross-discipline fields, where the distinctions between the various disciplines are not sharp. Chemical physics, Biochemistry, Geoinformatics and Nanoscience are good examples to demonstrate what interdisciplinary studies can result in. These are all areas that can be studied in Master in Natural Sciences programs.

If you are looking for a Master in Natural Sciences, this is the place to be. Have a look at the various programs below, offered by universities from around the world. Choose the Master in Natural Sciences program that you like best and send a request for free information to the school to learn even more about the programs.

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MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences

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

The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides thorough education and training to understand different aspects of the current material chemistry. The programme aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool and is delivered entirely in English. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Overview The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides students with the education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. It aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool. The programme contains taught modules covering areas from synthetic chemistry to nanotechnology to analytical methods and instrumentation. It places strong emphasis on the development of project management and professional skills. After completing the taught modules, you will engage in a 12-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to submission of a dissertation. A customised learning plan is designed for you, taking into account your background and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool. Unique selling points • Taught by international staff who are experts in various fields of chemistry • Excellent preparation for the study of PhD programmes both at universities abroad or in China • Offers strong links to local and international industries • XJTLU is located close to the many biotechnology companies in nearby BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies, ideal for internships • Nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia hosts prestigious scientific symposia, conferences and summer schools providing our students with the opportunity to interact with world-famous researchers • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate, you will: • Develop key, career-enhancing personal and... [-]

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. Make an enquiry directly with ANU 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.... [-]


Master's Programme in Toxicology

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. The programme prepares students for either a research or professional career and provides a solid platform for doctoral studies in toxicology or work in risk/safety assessment-related areas in the public sector or industry. Programme presentation The Master's Programme in Toxicology was one of the first toxicology programmes in the world. The programme is unique in its two-year cohesive focus on toxicology and human health. The programme utilises its close connection to high-quality research and risk assessment work at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) - the main centre for education and training in toxicology and health risk assessment in Sweden, and collaborates with pharmaceutical and chemical industries, national authorities (for example the Swedish Chemicals Agency and the Swedish National Food Administration), Swetox and the Swedish Poison Information Centre, as well as with scientists at other departments both within and outside KI. The programme includes principles in toxicology, toxicokinetics, target organ toxicity, biochemical and molecular toxicological methods, mechanisms of toxicity and mode of action, toxicity testing, laboratory animal science, alternative methods to animal testing, histopathology, statistics, epidemiology, and health risk assessment. This first part of the programme provides students with a general, advanced toxicological grounding, upon which they then base a personal line of inquiry to probe more deeply into experimental research or risk/safety assessment by taking elective and/or project courses. Programme outline *might be subject to changes Semester 1... [-]

Master in Biological Sciences

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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. At the postgraduate level a major in the biological sciences can cover a host of specialities even if your undergraduate degree did not have the same specialization. Some of the taught postgraduate courses on offer include, but are not limited to the study of infectious diseases, biotechnology and bioengineering, cancer biology, drug design, plant genetics and crop improvement, molecular medicine as well as ecology and conversation. Many of our partner universities also offer masters by research in which the student is given a short introduction and completes a research projects to achieve their master’s degree. HOW CAN ACROSS THE POND HELP?... [-]

Master of Environment and Society

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Master of Environment and Society The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. Studying for your Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc) at the University of Waikato gives you the chance to build on the skills and knowledge you've already gained during your undergraduate degree. You'll learn how to critically analyse the various points of view relating to environmental challenges. You'll develop your understanding of these different perspectives, and learn how to use your insights to deal with those challenges. During your MEnvSoc, you'll do a combination of studying essential papers and preparing a dissertation or thesis. You'll be able to complete up to 120 points worth of papers and either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis. Your dissertation or thesis will be based on your own research, and you'll choose a topic relating to environmental and societal inter-relationships. You might also like to include some relevant papers from other areas, such as environmental science, law and management. Taking this approach to structuring your degree helps you strengthen the connection between understanding issues at a theoretical level and applying the theory in practice. The Faculty's links with groups working in local government, education and the community provide a range of opportunities for students studying towards... [-]

Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 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 of Environmental Policy

Duke Kunshan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program combines a world-class faculty, cutting-edge research center, innovative curriculum and unparalleled career opportunities. You will leave the program with an advanced degree from world-renowned Duke University, and the knowledge and experience you need to devise evidence-based policy solutions to the most urgent environmental problems of our time. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program combines a world-class faculty, cutting-edge research center, innovative curriculum and unparalleled career opportunities. You will leave the program with an advanced degree from world-renowned Duke University, and the knowledge and experience you need to devise evidence-based policy solutions to the most urgent environmental problems of our time. Course Structure The four-semester, 16-course iMEP program is designed to capture the skills necessary for a new generation of environmental leaders. It is the first in the world to draw together the important core requirements in environmental management and public policy. These include economics, political science, sociology, history, law, statistics and environmental science. Year 1 Environmental Economics Statistics and Program Evaluation for Environmental Policy Environmental Policy Analysis 1 Elective Environmental Science Environmental Economics Policy Practicum Environmental Policy Process 1 Elective Year 2 Master's Project Capstone* 3 Electives Master's Project Capstone* Environmental Law, Governance and Regulation 2 Electives *Under faculty supervision, small groups of students will work with clients to develop solutions to real-world environmental policy challenges. International Opportunities Building on the strong relationship between the iMEP program and Duke University, iMEP students will have the opportunity to spend a semester at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, where they will interact with the broader Duke faculty, gain additional English-language experience, and build networks with US-based contacts. At the same time, the program will bring students pursuing a master’s degree from the Nicholas and Sanford schools to Duke Kunshan,... [-]

Master in Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Timisoara

The Image morphology and visual art experiment Masters Programme, taught în English, offers the frame for researching and developing contemporary art conceptions and to experiment inter-medium forms of visual expression and comunication through creativity, theoretical and technical skills, inbetween instalation, graphic arts, sculpture and painting areas. [+]

The Faculty of Physics offers a Bachelor's programme (with three specializations: physics, medical physics and informatics-physics) and three Master's programmes tightly connected to the research performed by the faculty members. Two of the masters programms are given completely in english. These programms are designed to prepare students not only for advanced studies in physics, but also for employment upon graduation in physics and other disciplines related to science and technology. Talented students can continue the Master's program with a doctoral project in the Doctoral school of the faculty which is focused on three main topics: materials physics, theoretical and computational physics and medical physics. The Masters in Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials, taught în English, focuses on understanding and manipulating the physical properties of materials to discover new features with application relevance. Main course titles Complements of theoretical physics Complements of molecular and atomic physics Magnetism of nanosystems Physics of crystallization processes Plastic sign and object Complements of the material physics What Core Skills are Developed? General Skills: Creative application of research methods and problem solving; Elaborating studies and reports for application for publication; Capacity to take creative and independent action in solving problems, critical evaluation and demonstrative communications; Leadership skills and clear orientation skills to further develop professional growth. Professional Skills: Capacity to obtain materials with defined properties; Capacity to characterize specific materials properties in relation with their applications; Skills in using laboratory equipment for obtaining crystals and nano-microsystems; Capacity to use experimental techniques to grow laser materials... [-]

MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S)

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 USA Upper East Side + 1 more

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. Intended for those working in the design or architecture professions, the program provides students with a thorough grounding in the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the interior. Upon completion of the MPS-S program, students are in a position to sit for LEED AP Accreditation — a highly sought-after credential. Students are exposed to a wide range of topics, research methods, integrated design development methodologies, and sustainable project management practices. Course work addresses the history and theory of sustainability, principles of sustainable materials, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, and integrated environmental systems design. It also covers indoor air quality as well as green textiles, furnishings, and decorative elements. The program includes two studio courses designed to integrate acquired knowledge and research while exploring both residential and nonresidential environments. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis All classes are in the evenings and on weekends The program is offered onsite and online (live classes delivered via videoconferencing at set class times) Requires a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio. MPS-S Curriculum (30 Credits — based on full-time study) 1st Semester 725 History & Theory of Sustainability in the Interior Environment (2 credits) 726 Principles of Sustainable Design in... [-]

Master's Degree In Electrochemistry. Science And Technology

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time 1 semester September 2018 Spain Madrid + 1 more

This master's degree is aimed at graduates or graduates of degree of Sciences and Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Engineering, etc., who wish to train as researchers and specialists in the field of electrochemistry, both in its foundations and its applications . [+]

This master's degree is aimed at graduates or graduates of degree of Sciences and Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Engineering, etc., who wish to train as researchers and specialists in the field of electrochemistry, both in its foundations and its applications . It is a Master which provides the basis for the development of research activity in the realization of a doctoral thesis and trained to perform R & D in technology centers and companies in industrial sectors that need electrochemistry. Objectives and competencies The main objectives of this Master are: And fomenter strengthen scientific and technological research in electrochemistry. Provide graduate students training on basic and applied in the field of electrochemistry aspects. Providing access to a doctoral program as ECYT with sufficient guarantees of basic training and applied research in the field of electrochemistry for the student to develop his career in research, in industry or teaching. Promote mobility and interaction among students of the Master in the field of electrochemistry and contact with other universities, research centers and empresasactivos in the area. The powers of the Master in "Electrochemistry. Science and Technology "encompass a series of knowledge and skills some of which are presented below: General skills: Acquire skills in research, ie, develop and / or adapt an investigation, design it and do it with academic seriousness. Being able to analyze, synthesize and evaluate new and complex ideas critically. Knowing how to communicate scientific content to other specialists in electrochemistry, scientists from other specialties and society in... [-]

Official Master - Remote Sensing And Geographic Information Systems

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The objective of this master is to provide solid scientific training in techniques of Earth observation, and the generation and analysis of information for the study of the territory and the management of their resources through GIS. It is a 60 ECTS Master is structured in 4 compulsory modules, an optional module for advanced training (to choose between two possible) and finally Work Master's Thesis. All classes are conducted with computer. The course is complemented by practical tutoring sessions, seminars and possible visits to organizations in the sector. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Remote sensing techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are essential to study the Earth and manage its resources. This central role is not only present in the academic world but we perceive it in multiple fields. Indeed, we found signs of increased presence and interest in areas such as the (new and improved satellite Earth observation, aerial vehicles or UAVs, European boost to GPS systems like Galileo, etc.) tools, geographic information (the success of Google Earth or Google Maps, the quality excellent ICC mapping, etc.), its metadata (increased presence and consolidation of standards), cataloging Special data Infrastructures (IDEC, IDEE, etc.) or software (such as the current gratuity of Miramon programms for administrations and students that has driven the Generalitat de Catalunya and the different alternatives of free software). In this context there is a need for well-trained professionals in these disciplines, who know the basics, but also the latest trends as standardization promoted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The objective of this master is to provide solid scientific training in techniques of Earth observation, and the generation and analysis of information for the study of the territory and the management of their resources through GIS. It is a 60 ECTS Master is structured in 4 compulsory modules, an optional module for advanced training (to choose between two possible) and finally Work Master's Thesis. All classes are conducted with computer. The course is complemented by practical tutoring sessions, seminars and possible visits to organizations in the... [-]

Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies

Nipissing University
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Ontario

Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. [+]

Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. Both programs offer the training and development of graduates capable of contributing to the study of the environment and environmental issues and to the environmental problem solving of the future. Graduates will be prepared for careers in government and industry, working in areas such as environmental policy, impact assessment, scientific research and education. Graduates will also be prepared for further advanced study (e.g. PhD programs) in environmental studies/sciences programs and in specialized fields of geography, hydrology, history, biology, forestry, philosophy, ecology and teaching. Students will be prepared for these endeavors by participating in a uniquely interdisciplinary program in which humanities, social science, and natural science approaches to understanding and solving environmental issues will be fully integrated.​​​​​ Admission requirements While there are several core courses to the Master of Environmental Science or Studies program, students will choose to stream into either Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, depending on their background and interests. Applicants must hold a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited University and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Academic Intent which explains how the MES/MESc program relates to previous academic studies. All applicants are required to provide at least three (3) letters of... [-]

Master in Environmental Geosciences

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

Environmental Geosciences graduates will gain the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth sciences, specifically in the field of geology, environmental geochemistry (e.g., environmental contamination), environmental hydrogeology and paleoecology (e.g., global climate development). [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Environmental Geosciences graduates will gain the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth sciences, specifically in the field of geology, environmental geochemistry (e.g., environmental contamination), environmental hydrogeology and paleoecology (e.g., global climate development). During their studies, students will gain experience with modern analytical procedures and will attend practical courses and workshops. Environmental Geosciences are currently at the forefront of many scientific disciplines and have an important practical outcome as well. The understanding of pollutants’ behaviour in various environmental compartments, remediation of contaminated sites and evolution of ecosystems in the Earth’s history are just a few examples of the topics covered by the programme. The laboratories at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences are equipped with high-end instrumentation for advanced specialized methods used in environmental geochemistry, such as speciation and specialized isotope analyses. These techniques are currently fast emerging and crucial in the developing fields of Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry. The graduates can then be employed at many institutions dealing with nature protection and remediation (e.g., remediation companies, governmental agencies, regional authorities, etc.). Selected graduates can also continue their studies and research in a number of doctoral programmes. Suitable for graduates of following bachelor programmes and similar fields of study: Geology, Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Sciences [-]

Master in Chemistry

Shaoxing University
Campus Full time September 2018 China Shaoxing

Shaoxing University (USX), approved by the Ministry of Education of China in 1996, is a full-time multidisciplinary university granting bachelor and master’s degrees. [+]

About Shaoxing University

Shaoxing University (USX), approved by the Ministry of Education of China in 1996, is a full-time multidisciplinary university granting bachelor and master’s degrees. Located in Shaoxing, a historic city widely known for its deep cultural accumulations, USX boasts a campus area of 1,320,000 square meters with a floor space of 817,400 square meters. Organized within USX are one independent college and 18 schools, offering 65 BA programmes in 10 academic disciplines, namely, economics, law, Pedagogy, Literature, Natural Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medical science, Management and Arts. It offers 3 academic master’s programmes of Chinese Language and Literature, Business Administration and Chemistry, and 1 professional master’s program of civil engineering. At present, there are approximately 24,000 full-time undergraduates in USX. The whole faculty totals 1,905 with 1.080 full-time lecturers (179 full professors and 287 with doctorates degrees), including 9 guest professors who are academicians with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). In the recent five years, USX has won second prizes of National Award for Technological Invention, second prizes of National Teaching Achievement Award, Li Siguang Prize in Geological Sciences, HLHL Foundation for Scientific and Technological Progress Award.... [-]


Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Bond University
Campus Full time 72 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree at an approved institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. The Environmental Management specialisation provides an in-depth examination of environmental management, including field work. The content is globally focused, providing qualifications that are in demand worldwide. The Urban Design and Planning curriculum equips you with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional developments. With this qualification, professionals from a built environment background will be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level. PROGRAM STRUCTURE This program enables you to exit after four subjects with a graduate certificate, after eight subjects with a graduate diploma or complete 12 subjects for a master’s degree. Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Environments and Planning (4) Complete four of the following subjects: Environmental Assessment Environmental Management and Climate Change Environmental Science Field Work Planning and Assessment Processes Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and Practice Sustainable Communities Urban Design and Place Making Economics of Sustainable Development Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Environments and Planning (8) If you have obtained a relevant undergraduate degree and seek accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), you must complete the following eight subjects: Economics of Sustainable Development Environmental Management and Climate Change Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and Practice Sustainable Communities 2... [-]