Individuals seeking to further their education beyond the baccalaureate level may choose to pursue a master’s degree. A master’s degree is a perquisite for doctoral studies and is often required for higher-level positions, promotions or raises.
What is a Master in Science Studies? This type of degree program typically provides students with the opportunity to select coursework that aligns with their personal interests and career goals. Programs often feature courses that focus on a variety of scientific disciplines, such as psychology, earth science, engineering, chemistry, biological science, computer science and physics. Prospective students may find this type of degree program appealing because it tends to be less research intensive than other Master of Science degree paths. Most of these degree programs can be completed in two to three years.
By obtaining a Master in Science Studies, students can hone skills that hold value both personally and professionally, producing higher wages, better working conditions and more opportunities. In addition to developing analytical research skills, students improve their interpersonal communication skills and ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
The cost to pursue a master’s degree program is different at each institution. Students may check on costs by contacting admission offices at individual schools.
The job market for careers in science-related fields can be very competitive. Earning a Master in Science Studies degree can provide applicants with an advantage over those without advanced degrees. Graduates may be qualified to fill positions as data analysists, electrical engineers, software developers, project managers, consultants or policy analysists. Graduates may also choose to enter academia and become biology researchers or laboratory directors.
Colleges and universities all over the world typically offer Master of Science Studies programs, and online options may be available. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
UDC Master’s studies programmes are open to students with an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised Spanish university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised third-level institution in the EHEA. [+]
Compulsory creditsPracticum Legislation. Regulation and Management Analytical Strategies and the Environment Master Thesis
ChemistryStructural Analysis and Synthetic Planning Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry Applied Physical Chemistry Elucidation of Reaction Mechanisms Materials Physical Chemistry Chemical Speciation and Computation Bioinorganic Chemistry and Biomaterials Catalysis Biogeochemical Cycles Bioorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry Organic Reactivity and Organometallic Chemistry Green Chemistry
Environmental ScienceStatistical Methods for Environmental Data Ecology and Biomonitorization Water Quality Soil Quality Air Quality Residues Energy Resources Quality Management Advanced Instrumental Analysis Environmental Monitoring Environmental Economy Access and Admission ... [-]
This is a one year (three semesters) research programme, which will be supervised by one or more of our faculty members. [+]
Masters by Research degrees
This is a one year (three semesters) research programme, which will be supervised by one or more of our faculty members. Successful graduates will be awarded a masters degree with one of the following titles depending on the subject area of research.Master of Science by Research (main subject name) (MSc) Master of Arts by Research (main subject name) (MA) Master of Technology by Research (main subject name) (MTECH) Master of Laws by Research (main subject name) LLM
Masters by Research degrees are available in a wide range of topics across each of the five faculties (Schools) of the University.
How to apply
To apply for the Masters of Research degree, you must first complete the standard Masters Degree Application Form online using the links below. In the personal statement, which must be uploaded to your online application, you should mention the research topic you want to undertake. You should also ensure that you explain how your previous studies have provided you with the necessary knowledge/skills to undertake the proposed research topic.Please note that, if your application is accepted by the research team, you may be asked to provide additional information and/or details connected with the specific research topic.... [-]
The aim of this Master programme is to train high-level engineers able to manage complex industrial projects and to become managers of companies. [+]
Master Degree in Science and Executive Engineering
The aim of this Master programme is to train high-level engineers able to manage complex industrial projects and to become managers of companies.
This is implemented through a multidisciplinary programme, with a high technical, scientific and socio-economic content, leading to a strong background of fundamental knowledge and of practical skills thanks to the strong participation of lecturers from enterprises and implementation of internships in companies.
The curriculum lasts 2 years:
Graduate 1st year: focused mainly on engineering sciencesa basis of fundamental core courses, with modules in applied mathematics and physics, economics and social sciences choice of specialized courses: approximately 90 courses offered according to the following broad themes: pure and applied mathematics physics, mechanics, thermomechanics, electronics materials sciences, environment engineering economics and social sciences information management and communication modern languages (compulsorily 2 foreign languages among the 10 languages offered, French being compulsory for international students) young engineer placement in the industry (3 to 4 months), as “assistant executive engineer”, with the frequent possibility of international placement ... [-]
The Master of Science (Research) provides an opportunity for students to acquire research skills and deepen their knowledge in an area of science. [+]
Students work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic staff member of the faculty. Students are examined through the presentation of a thesis, and may be required to take prescribed subjects in research methodology or any other subject deemed necessary by their principal supervisor. In addition, students are expected to undertake extra activities in consultation with their supervisor to enhance and develop their skills as a researcher, where these activities are documented each year in the form of a study plan.
The Master of Science (Research) aims to provide professional development of the candidate, providing experience in problem definition, hypothesis formulation and testing, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and project presentation.... [-]
The Master of Science (Extension) aims to renew and broaden students' scientific and industry experience with managerial and business acumen. It provides students with numerous opportunities by value-adding to their existing specialisations and bringing them up to speed on knowledge and technologies, or by expanding into different majors of interest to acquire professional and management skills. [+]
The course contains a compulsory core of professional subjects relevant to all science disciplines. The subjects in the core provide a backbone of skills important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science businesses, industries or government organisations. These are the skills of communication, critical analysis, project management and innovation and commercialisation. The professional strand is complemented by a choice of major study in a specific science or mathematics discipline. Students may have the option of undertaking a small research project, subject to approval by the faculty. For students with suitable achievement levels, an opportunity to undertake a more substantial research project is available by transferring into the Master of Science (Honours) (C04267). For those considering a research degree, the Master of Science (Honours) provides a pathway to a PhD. The final session of electives allows students to complement their existing skill set using tailored subjects from related disciplines across health, engineering and business.... [-]