Master's Program in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

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Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017

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MBiol Integrated Masters in Biology

Natural Resources Institute - University of Greenwich
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Chatham

A biology graduate's career can lie within a broad range of areas, such as in the agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, health, biotechnology, biomedical and ecology sectors. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. MBiol Integrated Masters in Biology A biology graduate's career can lie within a broad range of areas, such as in the agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, health, biotechnology, biomedical and ecology sectors. Increasingly, employment opportunities are becoming more global through EU organisations and in the international biological and ecological science sectors. A key element of the programme will be development of the qualities and knowledge profile required to fit the needs of biology-related industries and employers. The MBIOL programme is jointly run by scientists from the Department of Life and Sports Science and the Natural Resources Institute. These departments have a wide range of sophisticated laboratories, which are well equipped to support delivery of biology courses to master's level. Staff members delivering the programme are internationally recognised in their fields, bringing the experience of their innovative research and consultancy work. The aims of the programme are to: Provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary understanding of biology, from the molecular to the global level Develop the learning, analytical, critical and presentational skills to support lifetime learning and career development Investigate, document and analyse living systems and understand underlying philosophical, ethical and scientific paradigms relevant to biology Provide the understanding, knowledge portfolio and skills needed to thrive in industry, academia or public sector locally and globally Prepare graduates for employment opportunities in the biotechnology, biomedical science, environmental consultancy, agribusiness and sustainable development sectors. Key facts Location Faculty of Engineering and Science University of Greenwich Medway Campus, Kent... [-]

Master in Physics

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 United Kingdom Harwell

Physicists explore the characteristics of the world and the universe and refer to them to formulate the laws of nature, the most fundamental descriptions of reality. This makes them universal problem solvers. [+]

Physicists explore the characteristics of the world and the universe and refer to them to formulate the laws of nature, the most fundamental descriptions of reality. This makes them universal problem solvers. You develop the analytical properties needed to meet key challenges in scientific, economic and industrial fields by working with experimental, theoretical and computer-based methods. In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Physics, you will build upon knowledge obtained during the bachelor's degree programme and deepen your understanding of an area of expertise in the field of physics as well as familiarise yourself with the latest physical research, especially basic research. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of physics. You will become highly qualified to perform various tasks both in Austria and abroad by completing this research- and application-based programme in an international environment. Content You deepen and broaden your physical and mathematical knowledge. You familiarise yourself with current physical research. You specialise in an area of expertise in the field of physics. You learn to solve complex problems independently using physical and mathematical methods. You learn to think analytically. You use experimental, theoretical and computer-based physical methods to solve problems. You improve your specialist English vocabulary. Specialisation subjects You can choose one of the following areas of specialisation: Astrophysics Atmospheric Physics and Climate Experimental Physics Space Physics and Aeronomy Theoretical and Computational Physics It is possible to individually combine modules from the areas of specialisation with guidance from a mentor. Career Options Physicists are highly-qualified specialists who work... [-]

Master in Technical Physics

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 United Kingdom Harwell

Physics forms the basis of many other sciences as well as of innovative technical and industrial developments. In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Technical Physics, students build on the knowledge acquired in the bachelor's degree programme and extend their skills in solving physics problems and mathematical problems so that they can work on research related and application oriented questions. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Physics forms the basis of many other sciences as well as of innovative technical and industrial developments. In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Technical Physics, students build on the knowledge acquired in the bachelor's degree programme and extend their skills in solving physics problems and mathematical problems so that they can work on research related and application oriented questions. Numerous career options are open to students after graduation, both in Austria and abroad. They can choose to continue researching fundamental aspects of physics or work developing new materials, technologies and processes for industry. Content You increase your knowledge of physics and maths. You acquire specialist knowledge in the following areas: Statistical and Computational Physics Advanced Quantum Mechanics and Atom Physics Advanced Solid State Physics and Radiation Physics You acquire knowledge in Business and Entrepreneurship. You apply physics methods in experiments, in theory and using computers. You analyse complex procedures using modern computer simulation processes. You learn to think logically and systematically and to acquaint yourself with new physical and technical problem areas. You work on interdisciplinary problems, e.g. in mathemathics, chemistry, medicine and environmental systems sciences. You improve your specialist English vocabulary. Specialisation Areas You can specialise in three of the following areas: Applied Materials Physics Computational Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory Technology and Instrumentation Microscopy and Nanoanalysis Modelling of Materials Nano and Laser Optics Nanoscience Quantum Many-Body Physics Quantum Optics and Molecular Physics Radiation and Plasma Physics Semiconductor Devices Surface... [-]

MRes Geography

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The Geography (Sc) MRes and Geography MRes programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

MRes Geography The Geography (Sc) MRes and Geography MRes programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. These courses are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters-level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research focussed on either a social science, scientific or technological aspect of geography. It may be possible to upgrade an MRes to a PhD at the discretion of the school. By undertaking this programme you will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked in the top 50 worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Course details You are required to undertake at least 20 credits of generic research training. A further 40 taught credits may also be taken, with the balance consisting of a thesis, appropriately credit-weighted, according to maximum number of words permitted, supervised within the School of Geography. Successful... [-]

SpaceTech – Master of Engineering in Space Systems and Business Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Part time 18 months October 2017 United Kingdom Harwell

Through the university programme "SpaceTech", participants are trained by experts in the fields of Space Systems and Business Engineering and prepared to take on key roles and management responsibilities in the international environment of the space industry. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. The aerospace sector is a fast growing market. Multinational corporations are conducting research on cutting-edge technology to successfully develop new products and services. Some examples include satellite services in the communication, navigation and remote sensing fields, aerospace transportation, space tourism or the future mining of extraterrestrial materials. Through the university programme "SpaceTech", participants are trained by experts in the fields of Space Systems and Business Engineering and prepared to take on key roles and management responsibilities in the international environment of the space industry. Quick Facts Duration: 3 semesters (18 months) Final degree: Master of Engineering (MEng) in Space Systems and Business Engineering ECTS credits: 90 Language of instruction: English Participation fee: 34,000 € (VAT-free) This fee does not include costs for travel, accommodation or food. Number of participants: limited to 20 Course location: European Space Centers: TU Graz, Austria CNES Toulouse, France ESA ECSAT Harwell, Great Britain DLR GSOC Munich, Germany ESA ESRIN Frascati, Italy ESA ESTEC Noordwijk, the Netherlands Content You gain comprehensive knowledge on the current state of international research in the following fields: Applied Project Management for Space Systems Business Engineering Space Mission Analysis and Design Telecommunications Earth Observation Systems Engineering Navigation Human Space Flight In addition, you acquire leadership and social skills, perform case studies (Central Case Project – CCP) and complete a Master’s thesis. The course content is taught by internationally recognized experts from the respective fields. Target Groups The university programme is appropriate for... [-]

MPhys in Mathematics and Physics

The University of Warwick, Department of Physics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Mathematics and physics are complementary subjects and make a sensible combination to study at university. There are many examples of unexpected discoveries resulting from interaction between the two disciplines. Ideas developed in particle physics have led to advances in topology - one of the purest branches of mathematics. Advances in the understanding of chaos provide another example. Ideas from the theory are being applied increasingly in the modelling of complex physical systems such as the atmosphere and lasers. [+]

Mathematics and physics are complementary subjects and make a sensible combination to study at university. There are many examples of unexpected discoveries resulting from interaction between the two disciplines. Ideas developed in particle physics have led to advances in topology - one of the purest branches of mathematics. Advances in the understanding of chaos provide another example. Ideas from the theory are being applied increasingly in the modelling of complex physical systems such as the atmosphere and lasers. The Warwick joint courses (BSc and MMathPhys) are now among the best-established in the country with around 50 students starting each year. The courses include a significant proportion of modules from both contributing departments designed primarily for joint degree students. It is possible at the end of the First Year to transfer to either of the single subject degrees. Years one and two are common to the two courses. Warwick is strong in research in a number of branches of mathematics and physics, and is well-placed to offer accounts of those developments likely to be of most interest to joint degree students. These include non-linear systems (there are modules on the weather, modelling of biological systems, and complexity theory) and theoretical physics. Please download the course booklet for more information. The modules are listed below and more detailed desriptors of their content is given in the links above. THE FOUR YEAR DEGREE (MMathPhys) The four-year version of the degree should appeal most to those who are thinking of a career which makes... [-]

MPhys in Physics

The University of Warwick, Department of Physics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. In particular, physics looks for basic laws, which account for and predict what can be observed. Part of the appeal of the subject is that the physical world is governed by remarkably few such laws and that these apply everywhere and to everything. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. In particular, physics looks for basic laws, which account for and predict what can be observed. Part of the appeal of the subject is that the physical world is governed by remarkably few such laws and that these apply everywhere and to everything. The structure of the courses reflects the structure of the subject. All students take the core modules and choose further modules from the lists of options. The core modules introduce the fundamental principles, while the optional modules explore their applications in the different areas of physics including: astrophysics, the properties of matter, particle physics and atmospheric physics. The option scheme also allows a proportion of modules to be taken from outside of physics. We encourage students not only to consider modules related to physics, for example in computing, but also modules in philosophy and modern languages. Please download the course booklet for more information. Below is a list of the individual modules in each year and more detail on their content can be found by following the links above. THE FOUR-YEAR DEGREE COURSE (MPhys) Students can opt for the four-year version of the degree. This has been designed primarily for students who are thinking of a career which makes substantial use of their knowledge of Physics. The first two years are the same as for the BSc. YEAR THREE MPhys Core: Quantum Physics of Atoms, Electrodynamics,... [-]

MRes Marine Biology

Plymouth University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and... [+]

MRes Marine Biology Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and develop your particular skills in a marine context. Key features Study in Plymouth, an internationally renowned city for marine biological research. Participate in a specifically designed, topical programme jointly hosted by Plymouth University and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) of the UK. Choose between two pathways to suit your research interests, biodiversity and ecology or cellular and molecular biology. Benefit from being taught by recognised experts with worldwide links to research organisations and projects. Draw on our expertise, working alongside research staff on a personal project. Undertake an extensive, original and innovative research project, often in collaboration with MBA Research Fellows, or one of our other partner institutions (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science and the National Marine Aquarium), either in the UK or abroad. Excellent training for further research. See the benefit from close links with the research community worldwide. Programme overview In your first term you will study core modules which concentrate on building up your general research and academic skills. You’ll also be introduced to the research and organisation of the MBA and the... [-]

MPhil in Built Environment specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Built Environment specialisms is aimed at students with a good honours degree or significant work experience and professional qualifications, who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in the built environment subject area. You will present and successfully... [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Built Environment specialisms - MPhil The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Built Environment specialisms is aimed at students with a good honours degree or significant work experience and professional qualifications, who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in the built environment subject area. You will present and successfully defend a thesis by oral examination to be awarded the degree. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills, this course is appropriate to you. If you are a professional wishing to gain postgraduate qualifications, but do not want to undertake a taught masters programme, this is an alternative. Careers & professional development If you register for the MPhil you may be approved for transfer to a PhD after an initial period of registration and demonstration through a progress report of the development of your research into a PhD. Recent students graduating from a research masters degree have followed careers in academia and industry. Subject overview The Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (IaSE) research group is dedicated to supporting the construction, infrastructure, property and facilities management industries through research. We work in collaboration with the industry to progress research and development in the built environment. Our strengths lie in the integration of various aspects of built environment research, close collaboration with industry and academic skill based on a long tradition of education... [-]

MRes Ecology, Evolution, and Development

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The field of Ecology, Evolution and Development describes how the molecular and genetic regulation of development changes in response to evolutionary forces to generate organismal diversity. [+]

The field of Ecology, Evolution and Development describes how the molecular and genetic regulation of development changes in response to evolutionary forces to generate organismal diversity. Understanding development, and its regulation in ecological and evolutionary contexts is critical for developing emerging molecular medical techniques, understanding biodiversity and tracing evolution. Why choose this course? Development of interdisciplinary research skills and experience. Opportunity to carry out an in-depth research project to address open questions in this field. Hands-on research driven training in field work, advanced wet laboratory techniques and state-of-the-art bioinformatics. Intensive one week introductory workshop for students from all backgrounds. Enhanced ability of graduates to successfully compete for PhD positions in the UK and internationally. Training will provide skills that will increase the employability of graduates in the biotechnology, commercial and health sectors. Teaching by world class researchers in this field with recognised excellence and experience in teaching and learning. Key Facts Course length Full-time: 12 months Teaching location Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Start date September 2015 UKPass code 52259 [-]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (SAP) focuses on ‘macro’ scale aspects of the field [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning This is a masters degree focuses on the key strategic and leadership challenges brought about by climate change and broader environmental issues. From spatial master-planning to politics and economics, this MSc gets to the heart of the how the environment must be brought into decision-making. It is among the first such programmes in the UK to put adaptation transformation at the heart of the teaching. Future environmental change and the effectiveness of solutions are both uncertain. We teach students to integrate risk assessment into decision-making. Theoretical concepts are reinforced with applied projects in landscape planning, design and case studies. The MSc course covers a variety of themes including land use, cities and communities, politics and economics, ecosystem function, water and waste management. Optional modules in the built environment, energy, sustainable materials and renewable technologies can also be taken. How is the course taught? Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK, or in a mixture of the two. What qualification will you receive? Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL. Modules include - Adaptation and sustainability: concepts and planning - Ecosystem services, land use and water and waste management - Environmental adaptation, sustainability, politics and economics - Cities and communities... [-]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) focuses on sustainable building and environmental [+]

Masters in Environmental Building Climate change poses two key challenges to modern architecture: how can buildings be made sustainable, and how can they be designed to take account of the effects of climate change? This masters degree faces these challenges through a unique combination of academic study with hands-on practical work, giving you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to develop an environmental career in the built environment sector. The course uses the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an understanding of the built environment at the community and individual buildings level. Key building issues covered by the course include: energy management and low energy design, sustainable materials, environmental performance assessment and energy provision. Students may further pursue interests in urban design, communities, ecology, water, ecological sanitation, politics and economics. How is the course taught? Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK, or in a mixture of the two. What qualification will you receive? Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL. Modules include - Sustainability and adaptation concepts and planning - Ecosystem Services, Land use and Water and Waste Management - Adaptation Transformation Politics and Economics - Cities and Communities - Energy Flows in Buildings – Parts A and B - Energy Provision (Renewable Energy) - Building... [-]

MSc(R), MPhil, PhD Environmental Social Science

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Research programmes involve writing a thesis on a particular topic with specialist supervision. You are given research training, which is tailored to the particular needs of your research and takes into account any training [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Research programmes involve writing a thesis on a particular topic with specialist supervision. You are given research training, which is tailored to the particular needs of your research and takes into account any training you have previously received. You also have opportunities to attend modules on relevant subjects on a non-assessed basis to fill any gaps in your background. We offer research supervision across a broad range of topics. We are especially interested in applications that include proposals to investigate the social dimensions of environmental issues in the countries in which we have area expertise, and topics in environmental politics and environmental movements. We offer: - High-quality supervision across a wide range of areas. - Individually tailored supervisory teams. - A careful programme of induction, monitoring and development designed to advance your studies and career. - Membership of School Research Groups - Career development through a Professional Seminar Series - Access to a range of seminar series - Membership of study groups. If you wish to join with us to study for a research degree, it is advisable to make contact with a potential supervisor in order to develop with them a proposal. Attendance: MSc one year full-time or two years part-time, MPhil two years full-time or three years part-time, PhD three years full-time or five years part-time. Start: At any time but preferably in September. [-]

MSc Environmental Social Science

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The Environmental Social Science programme seeks to provide students with an understanding of the perspectives and contributions of social science to the understanding, interpretation and resolution of environmental [+]

The Environmental Social Science programme seeks to provide students with an understanding of the perspectives and contributions of social science to the understanding, interpretation and resolution of environmental issues. It draws upon expertise from several departments in the Social Science Faculty, and the contributions of teachers who are internationally acknowledged to be leaders in their special fields, to provide a broad multi-disciplinary perspective accessible to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. The MSc degree aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of environmental issues from a social science perspective. It also provides an introduction to social science research methods. It is suitable if you want to work in any of several areas relevant to the environment, whether in research, policy or professional practice. A number of past students have found that the course gave them the knowledge and the confidence to make successful changes of career. The MSc programme is also a good preparation for further academic research on environmental topics. The programme draws students with a wide variety of previous experience. Past students have had first degrees in disciplines as varied as anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, business management, environmental sciences, history, journalism, law, political science, and sociology, and all have successfully mastered the course material. As is the case with most programmes at Kent , the student intake is generally cosmopolitan. Students have come from countries as diverse as Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus , Germany , Greece , India , Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, South Africa,... [-]

MSc, MPhil, PhD - Mathematics

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

At SMSAS you could be joining a vibrant research community of almost 100 postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and academic staff. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. MSc, MPhil, PhD - Mathematics At SMSAS you could be joining a vibrant research community of almost 100 postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and academic staff. You would have the opportunity to engage with a very wide range of research topics within a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. A very active research seminar programme further enhances the Mathematics research experience. Course structure The research interests of the Mathematics Group cover a wide range of topics following our strategy of cohesion with diversity. The areas outlined provide focal points for these varied interests. Research areas Nonlinear Differential Equations The research on nonlinear differential equations primarily studies algorithms for their classification, normal forms, symmetry reductions and exact solutions. Boundary value problems are studied from an analytical viewpoint, using functional analysis and spectral theory to investigate properties of solutions. We also study applications of symmetry methods to numerical schemes, in particular the applications of moving frames. Painlevé Equations Current research on the Painlevé equations involves the structure of hierarchies of rational, algebraic and special function families of exact solutions, Bäcklund transformations and connection formulae using the isomonodromic deformation method. The group is also studying analogous results for the discrete Painlevé equations, which are nonlinear difference equations. Mathematical Biology Artificial immune systems use nonlinear interactions between cell populations in the immune system as the inspiration for new computer algorithms. We are using techniques of... [-]