MSc in Biological & Life Sciences

Top 264 Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences 2017

Biological & Life Sciences

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Master in Agricultural Sciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Join the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences on the Viikki Campus to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. Would you like to be involved in finding solutions to future challenges of food and energy production, such as climate change, population growth and limited energy resources? Are you interested in animal welfare, clean soil, environmental issues or the newest methods in biological and genetic engineering? Would you like to learn about automation and robotics in agriculture? Join the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences on the Viikki Campus to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field. In the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences, you can pursue studies in plant production sciences, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science, depending on your interests and previous studies. For further information about the study tracks, see Programme contents. Upon completing a Master’s degree, you will: Be an expert in plant production science, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science. Be able to assess the sustainability and environmental impact of food and energy production. Be able to apply biosciences, ecology, chemistry, physics or statistics, depending on your study track, to the future needs of agriculture. Have mastered the key issues and future development trends of your field. Have mastered state-of-the-art research and analysis methods and techniques. Be able to engage in international activities, project work and communication. Be able to acquire and interpret scientific research information in your field and present it orally and in writing. Have the qualifications to pursue postgraduate studies in a doctoral programme or a career as an expert or entrepreneur. The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 15 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences is multilingual: the language of instruction is primarily English, but you can complete your studies in Finnish, Swedish or English. Pro­gramme con­tents The Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences comprises four study tracks: Plant production sciences – plants as sources of food, feed, energy, beauty and wellbeing During your studies, you will have the opportunity to apply biology to the breeding, cultivation, protection and production ecology of crop or horticultural plants. Producing sufficient food is one of the great challenges facing humanity. Plant production sciences have an important mission in finding solutions to this challenge. Plants are cultivated not only for food and feed, but also for bioenergy, green landscapes and ornamental purposes; plant production sciences seek new, improved solutions for all these purposes. Animal science – animal health and wellbeing During your studies, you will become familiar with issues pertaining to the wellbeing, nutrition and breeding of production and hobby animals as well as with the relevant biotechnology. In this study track you will apply biochemistry, animal physiology, genetics and molecular biology for the benefit of sustainable animal production. The Viikki Research Farm, in urban Helsinki, provides plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning! Agrotechnology – technology with consideration for the environment This study track provides you with the opportunity to study technologies that are key to agricultural production and the environment, from the basics to the latest innovations. Advances in technology and automation offer new horizons to fearless inventors interested in developing machinery and engineering for the reorganisation, implementation and adjustment of production in accordance with the needs of plants and animals. Environmental soil science – dig below the surface These studies allow you to literally dig beneath the surface. The soil is a central factor for the production of renewable natural resources, the diversity of nature, and the quality of water systems. As an expert in environmental soil science you will know how the soil serves as a substrate for plants and affects the quality of food, and how it can be improved. For further information about study contents, visit the programme home page. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor The Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences comprises four study tracks, allowing you to focus on a specialisation according to your interests and previous studies: plant production sciences (quota of 40 students), animal science (quota of 25 students), agrotechnology (quota of 15 students), and environmental soil science (quota of 5 students). You can be admitted to the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences either directly from the relevant Bachelor’s programme or through a separate admissions process. A total of 80 students will be admitted through these two admissions channels. Direct admission Bachelor’s graduates from the following applicable University of Helsinki Bachelor’s programmes can continue their studies in the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences in accordance with previously determined criteria and principles without having to apply separately: Bachelor’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences, Bachelor’s Programme in Environmental Sciences, Bachelor’s Programme in Molecular Biosciences and Bachelor’s Programme in Biology. If there are more applicants to any of the study tracks than there are student places, admission will be based on previous academic performance and the applicability of the previous degree. Separate admission Applications are also accepted from graduates of other University of Helsinki Bachelor’s programmes than those listed above as well as from graduates of other Finnish or international universities. In these cases, admission will be based on your previous academic performance and the applicability of your previous degree. Pro­gramme struc­ture With a scope of 120 credits (ECTS), the Master’s programme can be completed in two academic years. The degree comprises: 60 credits of advanced studies in the selected study track, including your Master’s thesis (30 credits) 60 credits of other studies from the curriculum of your own or other degree programmes The study tracks of the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to construct thematic modules around importance topical issues: the bioeconomy, the recycling of nutrients, food systems, and the production and exploitation of genomic information. You must also complete a personal study plan (PSP). Your studies can also include career orientation and career planning. Various teaching methods are used in the programme, including lectures, practical exercises, practical laboratory and field courses, practical training, seminars, project work and independent study. Thesis The Master’s degree culminates in a Master’s thesis of approximately 50 pages on a topic related to your study track. Completing the Master’s thesis demonstrates your ability to prepare a written scientific presentation in your native language or English, to use source materials critically, and to present your thesis orally and answer questions about it. The Master’s thesis contains an experimental section, which can either be an analysis of existing research material or an independent research project completed in a laboratory, greenhouse or experimental field, after which you report the results in a scientific thesis. To support the writing and oral presentation of your thesis, you will be offered academic writing courses each year. The Master’s thesis is typically completed within research projects of the department or campus, or as an assignment commissioned by a research institute or company in the field. Upon completion of your thesis, these partners could be potential employers. Ca­reer pro­spects As a graduate of the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences, you will have the competence to pursue a career or to continue your studies at the doctoral level. According to the statistics of the Finnish Association of Academic Agronomists, the current employment situation for new graduates is positive. Graduates have found employment in Finland and abroad as experts in the following fields: Research and product development (universities, research institutes, companies, industry) Administration and expert positions (ministries, supervisory agencies, EU, FAO) Business and management (companies) Teaching, training and consultation (universities, universities of applied sciences, organisations, development cooperation projects) Communication (universities, media, companies, ministries, organisations) Entrepreneurship (self-employment) As a graduate you can apply for doctoral education in Finland or abroad. A doctoral degree can be completed in four years. With a doctoral degree you can pursue a career in the academic world or enter the job market. The qualifications required for some positions may be a doctoral rather than a Master’s degree. The Finnish-language student site (Mitä meistä tulee isona): www.agronomiliitto.fi/opiskelijat/tietoa-opinnoista/Further information about doctoral education at the University of Helsinki: www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion International activities take many forms. You can choose from several options: You can go on a student exchange to one of the Faculty’s or University’s partner institutions abroad. Numerous exchange options and programmes are offered both in Europe and farther afield. You can complete a traineeship abroad or in Finland in an international research group. You can select English-language courses offered at the University of Helsinki (Master’s level studies and instruction are in any case primarily available in English). You could serve as a tutor for international students. You can become involved in the international activities of subject organisations or the University’s Student Union. You can also improve your language skills and cultural knowledge by participating in the language courses of the University of Helsinki Language Centre. Exchanges and traineeships abroad are popular because they provide you with new perspectives, skills and contacts, which may prove useful in your studies and in your future career or postgraduate education. Agricultural sciences have a long tradition of hosting international students from many countries. Interacting with these students is a good way to broaden the international dimension of your studies. In addition, student organisations in the discipline organise excursions to destinations outside Finland. The programme uses a number of international textbooks and other teaching materials which provide a connection to the global research community. More information in Finnish about international activities can be found on the Faculty website: www.helsinki.fi/mmtdk/opiskelu/kansainvalisyys/. Net­work­ing The teachers and researchers of the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences engage in active cooperation with companies and organisations in the field. These partners participate in the planning of courses, comment on course contents regarding their topicality and labour market relevance, offer traineeships to students, and commission thesis research from them. They are also potential employers for graduates. The programme’s teachers and researchers also have good contacts with research institutes outside the University, such as the Natural Resources Institute Finland, the Finnish Food Safety Authority, the Finnish Environment Institute, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Consequently, you will have good opportunities to find traineeships, summer jobs and thesis commissions outside the Viikki Campus. After you graduate, these partners will be your potential employers. The Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences cooperates closely with the other Master’s programmes in the Faculty as well as with other faculties on the Viikki Campus. Cooperation in teaching and research crosses faculty boundaries, so you can choose from a wide variety of courses outside your own programme. Examples of courses available on the campus include environmental sciences, molecular biosciences, food sciences and business economics. Re­search fo­cus University-level teaching is always based on the latest research results. The teaching and research topics of the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences are related to important current themes. As a student of agricultural sciences, you will have the opportunity to seek solutions to these current challenges through actual research projects. Plant production sciences focuses on the sustainability of agriculture and food systems, adaptation to climate change, the identification of new crop plants, the efficiency of nutrient intake, protein self-sufficiency and new sources of plant protein, defence mechanisms against plant diseases, the environmental impacts of production, the preservation of diversity, and the exploitation of genomic information in plant breeding. Animal science examines alternative sources of protein, such as microphytes, insects and new plant proteins, as well as the effect of nutrition on the welfare of animals. Research in animal breeding and biotechnology develops measures to make use of automatically collected large bodies of data and genomic information in the selection of animals with the aim of intensifying animal production in a sustainable manner. Agrotechnology studies the sustainable intensification of production methods, the use of automation, measuring techniques and modelling in production and decision-making, the production and use of renewable energy, as well as the means provided by soil and environmental technology to enhance the recycling of nutrients and manage environmental loading as the climate changes. Environmental soil science focuses on physical, chemical and microbiological processes in the production of clean food and ground water as well as other soil ecosystem services, the utilisation of waste and industrial by-products, the management of environmental loading and the remediation of polluted sites. Clean soil is a precondition for vital biota and material cycling in the ecosystem. [-]

Master of Information Systems

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus Full time 27  September 2017 USA San Francisco San Jose + 1 more

The MSIS program emphasizes an effective use of information technology to enable a competitive advantage for both individuals and organizations. Integrated courses that highlight the integral role information technology plays in every sector will prepare you to be a successful leader. [+]

Develop a competitive edge at the intersection of technology and business strategy as a working professional. Become a master of information systems and develop a competitive edge at the intersection of technology and business strategy. Acquire the skills to create sound financial systems and manage an organization’s human capital. The MSIS program emphasizes an effective use of information technology to enable a competitive advantage for both individuals and organizations. Integrated courses that highlight the integral role information technology plays in every sector will prepare you to be a successful leader. MSIS offers small class sizes and an evening class schedule to help working professionals balance their busy lives while enjoying an enriched learning environment and deeper relationship building. Master of Science in Information Systems Program Overview Typical program length is 27 months, with 36 credits Attend class for four hours one night a week Minimum of two years of professional work experience Optional concentrations available in Biotechnology and Information Security Offered at USF's San Jose campus (fall semester) Program Details Program Co-Directors: William Kolb, Edward Kreutzer The effective and efficient use of information technology is an integral part of an organization's ability to achieve a competitive advantage in both the private and public sectors. Ethical practices and professionalism are integrated components throughout the program, along with a focus on essential career development skills and effective management of human resources. The program, based upon nationally approved curriculum recommendations from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is updated frequently. Students may optionally select a special emphasis area in Information Security or Biotechnology. Program Objectives Graduates of the MSIS program will be prepared to provide leadership in the Information Systems field. It is a professional degree that: Integrates information and organizational cultures; focusing on current and emerging concepts from both technical and managerial viewpoints. Addresses the need of organizations to integrate disparate internal systems in order to create effective communication channels with external parties such as suppliers and customers. Promotes the ability to use information technology to foster sound financial systems, to create more effective organizational structures, and to better manage an organization's human capital. Investigates how policy and strategic decisions are affected by information systems and how technology is transforming organizations. Improves people, business, and team skills, while emphasizing a customer service orientation, ethics and professionalism. The MSIS curriculum analyzes how systems and technologies are implemented. This includes information security, project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and change management. MSIS graduates make vital contributions in support of innovation, planning, management of information infra-structures, and the coordination of information resources. The need for information systems professionals with systems management and development expertise continues to grow. The MSIS curriculum includes 36 semester credits (12 courses). Students must also demonstrate computer proficiency through academic background or professional training. Master of Science in Information Systems Program Requirements MSIS 612 - Analysis, Modeling and Design MSIS 611 - Database MSIS 620 - Economics for IS Managers MSIS 625 - IT Policy and Strategy MSIS 613 - Communications and Networking MSIS 651 - IT Security MSIS 624 - Managing Projects and Change MSIS 647 - Global Information Systems MSIS 631 - e-Business Technologies MSIS 648 - Enterprise Information Systems MSIS 656 - Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing MSIS 626 - Capstone Project Degree Requirements Completion of all major coursework with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA [-]

M.Sc. in Management & Engineering in Water Resources

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time September 2017 Germany Aachen

Water management systems are fundamental to society, through the supply of safe drinking water, the treatment of waste water, the flood and costal protection and through the social and ecological roles of water management. Significant resources are invested to ensure that complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements as defined by increasing social and environmental requirements, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. This M.Sc. programme provides the educational base and professional foundation for this, educates graduates that stand out for their ability to integrate scientific principles, engineering knowledge and management techniques for innovative problem solving. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. +++ New Programme +++ Expected Start in the Winter Semester 2017/18 +++ https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/msc-degree-programmes/management-and-engineering-in-water An expert in water resource is someone who... Develops sustainable coast and river protection systems most cost-efficiently Unifies the ecological and economical approaches to natural water resources Develops sustainable waste water treatment systems and provide high-level drinking water Consults municipal water companies in developing investment strategies to improve the water management systems Combines the technical demands of an urban water supply with the preservation of ecological systems Consults the government in water conservation strategies and sustainable water cycle management ... to make a difference. Is this you? Obtaining, distributing and managing the vulnerable resource water will play an even bigger role in the future than it does today. Reconciling ecology and economy in the water management is a challenging task where management skills and water engineering know-how is indispensable. Therefore it is important that the complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements defined by increasingly social and environmental demands, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation and management of these systems requires highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. The programme Master of Science in Management and Engineering of Water Resources combines the wide range of applied science, engineering and management disciplines represented in water management. The main objective of the course is to offer further expertise in the water management sector by providing a balance of technical, theoretical and practical knowledge in fields like Environmental Analysis, Water Supply, Pipe Construction, Operation and Maintenance, Wastewater Treatment, Groundwater Management, Water Governance, Water and Energy, Flood and Coast Protection, Change Management (climate, demographic, urbanization). [-]

MSc in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Aarhus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

The double degree programme in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding educates students to solve the animal nutrition challenges of the future. As the global demand for food increases and awareness of the environmental impact of agriculture grows, scientists and experts who can come up with solutions are in ever-greater demand. This degree offers a unique programme for very talented students in a high-ranking international research environment that equips them to come up with the solutions of tomorrow. [+]

AN INTERNATIONAL ERASMUS MUNDUS DOUBLE DEGREE The double degree programme in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding educates students to solve the animal nutrition challenges of the future. As the global demand for food increases and awareness of the environmental impact of agriculture grows, scientists and experts who can come up with solutions are in ever-greater demand. This degree offers a unique programme for very talented students in a high-ranking international research environment that equips them to come up with the solutions of tomorrow. AN INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE DEGREE Students choose courses from two leading European universities (Aarhus University and Wageningen University), and they receive degrees from both universities upon graduation. The Aarhus specialism is an in-depth animal nutrition programme combined with a nutrient cycling programme. While animal nutrition and environmental protection are often studied, few programmes combine the two. This programme couples in-depth knowledge of the environment and nutrient cycling with animal nutrition. It teaches students to be aware of and to minimise the environmental impact of agriculture, while optimising health, welfare and product quality for the animals. Upon completing the programme, students will have an international profile and network as well as state-of-the-art knowledge of their specialism. The farming industry and the environment are global and therefore, it is impossible to address these problems operating within a narrow national framework. Our graduates’ abilities to adapt to changing environments as well as their excellent intercultural communication skills help them to succeed in their careers. CAREER PROFILE Graduates of this programme are in very high demand and can take advantage of Aarhus University’s extensive professional network and strong industry partnerships. Students typically find careers in feed companies, consultancies, government departments and educational institutions. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AT AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University’s research in Agricultural Sciences is cutting-edge and puts it in the front rank of agricultural science institutions worldwide. The core areas of research are: climate and natural resources, environment and bioenergy, organic farming, food quality, farm animal production and plant production. Sustainability is a fundamental principle. The goal is to seek solutions that contribute to environmentally and economically sustainable development of the agricultural and food industries. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES IN THE RANKINGS Agricultural Sciences at Aarhus University ranks ninth worldwide in the 2016 US News Best Global Universities Ranking, and eleventh in the 2015 National Taiwan University Ranking. Agri­culture and Forestry at AU is ranked between 51 and 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. “Apart from being the only master’s degree that deals with animal nutrition focused on sustainability, this programme provides a double degree by combining teaching and research at two top-quality universities in the field of animal sciences. I consider this an advantage on my CV. At first you have to get used to working in English all the time, and this was the first time I had attended lectures, made presentations and written reports in English. But we all adapted quickly and found it very rewarding. You really feel that you’re improving your language skills.” IRENE MIGUEL PENA Student, MSc In Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding programme, from Spain [-]

Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Rochester + 1 more

Graduates develop a strong foundation in biotechnology, computer programming, computational mathematics, statistics and database management, and will be prepared for careers in the biotechnology, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical and vaccine industries. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. MSc in Bioinformatics - Program Overview  The master of science degree in bioinformatics is offered on a full- or part-time basis to fulfill the needs of traditional students and those currently employed in the field. Graduates develop a strong foundation in biotechnology, computer programming, computational mathematics, statistics, and database management, and will be prepared for careers in the biotechnology, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, and vaccine industries. Based on consultation with individuals within the industry nationwide, the job market is rich with opportunities for those who obtain a master of science degree in bioinformatics, particularly when coupled with industry-sponsored research as thesis work. This research will provide exposure to real-world problems—and their solutions—not otherwise attainable in an academic setting. The program provides students with the capability to enter the bioinformatics workforce and become leaders in the field. The curriculum is designed to fulfill the needs of students with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. Individuals entering an MS program in bioinformatics typically have degrees in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, statistics, computer science, information technology, or a related field. The MS program accommodates this diversity in two ways. First, a comprehensive bridge program exists for students who need to supplement their education before entering the MS program. Second, the program itself consists of two tracks, one for students with backgrounds in the life sciences and one for those with backgrounds in the computational sciences. Regardless of the track pursued, students will be prepared to become professional bioinformaticists upon graduation. ... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Food Development

University of Turku
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Turku

The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Food Development Nordic expertise in natural foods The Master's Degree Programme in Food Development provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in food industry and academia. The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the connections between different aspects and functions of food. Special attention is paid to the influence of various factors on the composition, sensory properties and health effects of food at molecular level. Application of food metabolomics and modern biotechnological methods in food research and food development is an important part of the curriculum. The curriculum also covers various aspects of food safety and European food laws and legislation. Through the programme, you will gain education and qualification for working as experts, for example in food authorities. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s Degree in Food Development is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Major subject studies in Food Development (88 ECTS) including Master’s thesis in technology and related research project and seminar (33 ECTS) Minor subject (20 ECTS) from one of the following: Bioinformatics, Molecular Systems Biology, Biotechnology or Entrepreneurship Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes (0-12 ECTS) Academic excellence & experience The Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit is an essential element of core strength of Food Science and Technology in Finland. FCFD has an internationally edge-cutting profile in research on: chemistry and biochemistry of food lipids and secondary metabolites the molecular basis of food quality and health promoting properties of food with special focus on northern crops and wild resources significance of northern climate as factors influencing crop quality food development research and technological innovation for sustainable utilization and value addition of food resources. With an internationally well-established record in berry research, oils and fats, human milk, and cow milk, the Unit has expanded its research into other food resources such as cereals, legumes, and mushrooms. The research also targets on new food resources for future food security, healthy diet, and business growth. The ultimate goal is to support the sustainable bio-future based on internationally top science. State-of-art targeted and non-targeted food metabolomics are important tools for the research. In addition to basic sciences, the research of the Unit includes strong applied angle supporting the research and innovation in food industry. Master thesis & topics The final project aiming for the Master´s thesis in Technology is based on independent, experimental research project in a laboratory. The research work is made under the guidance of a supervisor and has a duration of three months. The results obtained in the research project will be presented in a Master’s seminar using common procedures known from scientific meetings. The master’s thesis will be written based on the results from the experimental work and a review of relevant background literature. Examples of thesis topics: Triacylglycerol fatty acid composition and expression levels of related biosynthesis genes in seeds and pulp of developing sea buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides) berries The impact of storage conditions on the stability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis in breast milk Effects of wine yeast on chemical composition of black currant wine – anthocyanins and alcohols Replacement of salt in wheat bread – the impact on taste and liking Development of a new processed egg product DOUBLE DEGREE IN FOOD DEVELOPMENT: The University of Turku has a double degree programme in Food Development with Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China). Food Development students have a possibility to join the double degree programme pursuing Degrees of Master of Science in Technology at University of Turku and the Master Degree of Engineering at Jiangnan University The students fulfilling the degree requirements of the Master’s Degree programme in Food Development will obtain a Master of Science in Technology degree at the University of Turku. To obtain a double degree from both universities, student has to, in addition, take: at least 30 ECTS, or one semester equivalent, of coursework in the Jiangnan University an elective model with a joint practical project or jointly supervised Master’s thesis CAREER OPTIONS Competence description In the Master’s Degree Programme in Food Development you will: understand the phenomena and concepts related to molecular food sciences and different relationships between them have strong theoretical knowledge on themes of food development and can apply it into practice. know the methods used in food development and can apply them to research and product development purposes. have knowledge how to search, apply, and create information be able to make justifiable decisions based on the information that you have critically achieved. gain experience in real life work in academic and industrial projects in food research and development. get skills to work in a responsible role as part of multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams. Job options The programme provides you with competence for meeting the challenges in the research and development in food industry and academia. Through the programme, you also gain education and qualification for working as an expert in food authorities and other related functions in the society. Examples of job titles Students graduating from the programme may work, among others, as: R&D Manager Quality Manager Researcher Product Developer Entrepreneur Coordinator Product Specialist Career in research Master of Science degree provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku, in the University of Turku Graduate School and one of the Doctoral Programmes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirement A BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to a minimum of three years of full-time study. Programme-specific degree requirements The programme is open to applicants who have sufficient background knowledge in polytechnic/engineering and/or biosciences, and who have completed a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS), in the field of e.g.: Food Sciences Food Technology Food Engineering Biochemistry Biotechnology Agricultural Sciences OR A polytechnic degree from Finnish University of Applied Sciences with a relevant field of studies combined with additional studies. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: The applicant’s previous degree(s) The amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) Language test result (see Language requirements) Motivation letter Study merits in the applicant's previous degree (BSc) are highly relevant. The letter of motivation is another important factor in considering the applicant's suitability to the programme. Please notice that the motivation letter may be checked for plagiarism with the Turnitin system of the University of Turku. A previously earned Master's degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. Language Requirements The applicants are required to proof their knowledge of English by one of the following certificates: a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed language requirements of the Faculty HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period The application period for the programme is yearly around the turn of the year. The studies start in following September. There is only one intake per year and the studies can be started only in the fall. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Please read carefully all the application instructions and the detailed admission requirements before applying! Make sure that you fulfill both the admission and language requirements before applying. How to apply Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Food Development, University of Turku. Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

MSc Nanomaterials Science

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Nanomaterials Science is a two-year (120 ECTS) multidisciplinary programme in which you will explore the subject areas of catalysis, colloid science, and nanophotonics. The programme will provide you with a solid theoretical background and help you develop the experimental skills necessary to perform high-level research. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. Nanomaterials in Utrecht judged best in the field The Dutch Master's Selection Guide (Keuzegids Masters 2015) ranked Utrecht University's Nanomaterials Science programme as the best in the field of Chemistry in the Netherlands. Students chose the Master's programme Nanomaterials Science at Utrecht University as the best programme in the field in the yearly review 'Beste studies' by Elsevier EXPLORE THE APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS Nanomaterials are essential building blocks that can produce chemicals in an environmentally friendly manner, harvest light to supply energy, and help develop faster computers and better medicines. In this two-year Master’s programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge on, and experimental experience with, novel nanomaterials and their synthesis, structure, and applications – for example, as catalysts or in nanophotonics. Chemistry of the future The dimensions of systems at the microscopic level determine their physical and chemical properties and applications. Your studies will provide you with the tools to analyse and experiment with these properties and possibilities. In addition, the course content will introduce you to the nanomaterials of tomorrow, including colloidal crystals – a new tool for the manipulation of light in miniature lasers and optical devices – and new catalysts for more efficient and environmentally friendly chemistry. Contribute to a sustainable society The combined talents and expertise of chemists and physicists are essential for success in a number of subfields within science and technology. Our Master’s programme offers you the knowledge and training to work as a scientist who contributes to a more sustainable society. Through your courses and research work, you will participate in the exciting field of nanomaterial development and develop fundamental knowledge of various applications and industrial interests. Our staff members excel in research and in teaching, and they maintain close ties with partners in industry and academia. As part of your programme, you may opt to participate in an industry-based internship. The prestigious Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science provides teaching and research in the programme. The institute focuses on three research areas: colloids, catalysis, and nanophotonics. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE Nanomaterials Science is a two-year (120 ECTS) multidisciplinary programme in which you will explore the subject areas of catalysis, colloid science, and nanophotonics. The programme will provide you with a solid theoretical background and help you develop the experimental skills necessary to perform high-level research. Coursework is thus combined with research, allowing you the opportunity to put theory into practice. TRACKS Chemical Sciences Physics and Climate Sciences [-]

MSc Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

New York Medical College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Westchester

The objective of this program is to provide students with a thorough background in modern biochemistry and molecular biology. This theoretical background provides the fundamental knowledge necessary for an understanding of the life sciences at the molecular level. [+]

Program Director: Joseph Wu, Ph.D. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offer a programs leading to the Master of Science degrees. The objective of this program is to provide students with a thorough background in modern biochemistry and molecular biology. This theoretical background provides the fundamental knowledge necessary for an understanding of the life sciences at the molecular level. The Master’s program provides advanced training in the principles of biochemistry and molecular biology. Research opportunities are available (Plan B). Recent graduates from the Master’s program have found technical positions in academic and pharmaceutical company labs, pursued careers in teaching, science writing and editing, and as scientific consultants in business settings, or have gone on to advanced studies for the Ph.D. or M.D. degrees. Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0414) A minimum total of thirty credits, including either a one credit Master’s Literature Review (Plan A) or a one credit Master’s Thesis (Plan B) is required for graduation. Departmental Seminar and Journal Club (BIOC - 8020) may be taken multiple times but only two credits may be counted towards degree requirements. Courses offered by other departments may be applied toward the elective credit requirements with the approval of the program director. Curriculum BIOC 1010, 1020 General Biochemistry (8 credits) BIOC 1250 Biochemistry of Gene Expression (4 credits) BIOC 1350 Biophysical Chemistry (3 credits) BIOC 2010 Advanced Biochemistry (3 credits) BIOC 2320 Nutritional Biochemistry (3 credits) BIOC 2630 Cell Signaling (2 credits) BIOC 2660 Steroid Hormones (2 credits) BIOC 2690 Protein Structure and Function (3 credits) BIOC 2720 DNA-Protein Interactions (2 credits) BIOC 8020 Departmental Seminar and Journal Club (1 credit) BIOC 8100 Current Topics in Molecular Biology (1 credit) BIOC 8110 Current Topics (2 credits) BIOC 9110 Advanced Biochemical Techniques (3 credits) BIOC 9750 Master’s Literature Review (1 credit) BIOC 9800 Master’s Thesis Research (1-5 credits) BIOC 9850 Master’s Thesis (1 credit) BIOC 9900 Doctoral Dissertation Research BMS 3010 Molecular Neurobiology (2 credits) [-]

Master in Biomedical Science - Clinical Biochemistry (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our Biomedical Science courses have a burgeoning international reputation, due to our world-class research in areas including biomarkers, public health and biomodelling. Our Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. Why study MSc Clinical Biochemistry at Middlesex? Our Biomedical Science courses have a burgeoning international reputation, due to our world-class research in areas including biomarkers, public health and biomodelling. Our Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our course has a strong practical element, with an emphasis on developing laboratory skills and gaining hands-on experience of diagnostic techniques. Our teaching and research facilities surpass those at some UK medical schools, with £3 million specialist labs equipped with the most up-to-date technology- the perfect place to work on your own research project. You'll learn to use cutting-edge equipment such as MALDI-TOF mass spectrometers and flow cytometers; we have a molecular biology laboratory for techniques such as DNA sequencing, real-time PCR, electrophoresis and HPLC, fully-equipped proteomics facilities, confocal microscopy and an incredibly modern cell culture facility. Course highlights - All our teaching staff are involved in research and many are pioneers in their own field. Course leader Dr Frank Hills, a former postdoctoral scientist at Imperial College and clinical scientist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, has published many high-profile articles on a range of areas including endocrinology, immunology and reproductive science, while Dr Ajit Shah is a former principal scientist at GlaxoSmithKline. - The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, so on graduation you'll have fulfilled the academic requirement for Licentiate membership of the institute; you can apply for student membership while you study. - We work with London hospitals, NHS laboratories, other universities and industrial partners to ensure you're fully versed in both the latest practice and the latest research. You'll visit diagnostic laboratories and of course, our location gives you easy access to the British Library, the Science Museum, the Royal Institution and more. - Our staff are supportive and hands-on – ever-ready with advice on your studies, they're also known for their strong pastoral care and for going the extra mile for their students. - Our flexible timetable means you'll only spend two days a week at university if you're studying full-time, or one if you're part-time. - As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module. [-]

Master in Biobased Materials

Maastricht University, Faculty of Humanities and Science
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

Ever wondered where plastics will come from after oil runs out? Is it possible to produce functional materials and plastics from biological resources? Can novel sustainable materials be produced based on the molecular structures available in nature? In the master biobased materials we will provide you with the knowledge and competences to deal with these challenges. [+]

Ever wondered where plastics will come from after oil runs out? Is it possible to produce functional materials and plastics from biological resources? Can novel sustainable materials be produced based on the molecular structures available in nature? In the master biobased materials we will provide you with the knowledge and competences to deal with these challenges. Biobased: sustainable materials with possibly completely new properties Planet Earth is running out of fossil fuels. Alternative resources for materials and plastics need to be found and developed. A new generation of scientists is required to discover novel materials and sustainable production methods making use of biological resources. This provides an opportunity for the development of novel materials with completely new material properties. This programme prepares you for a career in research, development, production and application of bio-based materials to aid in the transition towards a more sustainable and biobased economy. Quick facts Degree/title: MSc Bio-based Materials Duration: 2 years full-time Language of instruction: English Start date: September 2016 Location: Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen Why study Biobased Materials at Maastricht University? A multi-disciplinary programme in biobased materials science An open curriculum in which the students can choose their own track in the field of biobased materials A novel way of teaching materials science at master level using problem based learning and research based learning A clear connection to local industry involved in research and development of materials and polymers, also the biobased variants of these and new biobased polymers A clear connection to highly relevant developments within science, industry and society This programme is situated at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus; next to one of the largest chemical sites in europe with state-of-the-art infrastructure and laboratory facilities A highly motivated staff who has the expertise within the field of biobased materials, combined with industrial experience enriching their view on this topic A curriculum that not only aims for knowledge transfer but also strongly involves competence and skills development into the programme Possibility to meet your future employer on-site or in the region Teaching methods Problem-Based-Learning (PBL) In the master Biobased Materials we employ Problem-Based Learning (PBL) as method of instruction. In a PBL environment you work in small tutorial groups of about 12 students on scientific cases. You conduct discussions, exchange knowledge and formulate your learning goals as a group. By actively addressing the cases, you better grasp the theory and you learn to apply your insights to various questions. Additionally, you gain essential skills, such as presenting viewpoints, debating, writing texts and working together. Research-Based-Learning (RBL) In the master Biobased Materials we take PBL one step further by incorporating research into the equation: Research-Based Learning (RBL). In RBL you work on contemporary research topics as part of your education. In this programme, the practical skills trainings are incorporated in the courses. In this way a full integration of academic and practical skills can be obtained. Additionally, in the projects, you will integrate your knowledge and competences and explore creative ways to find solutions to genuine research problems from academic and industrial practices. In RBL you will study both fundamental and more applied research problems of which the answer is not yet known. In this way it is also possible to get local industry and research institutes, present on the Brightlands Chemelot campus interested and involved in the academic community. Tutorial groups and tutors PBL and RBL are student-centered approaches to learning. You will be guided during learning by a 'tutor' who can monitor the group process, ask critical, substantive questions, share knowledge and support students where needed. You have intensive contact with students and staff and our approachable tutors will assist you in fully employing your talents and knowledge. Student performance PBL and especially RBL are experienced as very inspiring by students. You are in charge of your learning process, which increases your motivation. Working actively with the study material, you will delve deeper into issues and your ability to collect, structure and retain information will increase considerably. Admission requirements A bachelor diploma in one of the fields listed below or equivalent (includes bachelor diplomas from relevant Dutch-HBO/higher vocational education programs; these will need additional approval from the Board of Admissions): Biological studies relevant to the field of biobased materials Chemistry Polymer science and engineering Biomedical engineering Biotechnology and other bachelor programmes related to chemistry and/ or materials. 15 ECTS (or equivalent) in mathematics at bachelor level. [-]

MSc Applied Plant Science

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Medway + 1 more

Developed by research scientists and staff with experience of UK and international horticulture and agriculture, our MSc Applied Plant Science degree will progress your career by developing your knowledge and research skills in a practical context [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. Why this MSc? Experts in plant sciences are increasingly needed by businesses worldwide, in research and innovation, in governments and agencies. This degree programme will give you: • Broad research- and business-led course content • The opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to your own interests and career • A route to study the full MSc in one year, or individual courses for continuing professional development You will be taught by staff who have extensive experience working in and applying plant science, in commerce, industry and governance. You will undertake field trips and external research placements which will provide you with practical experience and employment opportunities. Where will I study? You will be based at the University of Greenwich Chatham Maritime campus, where you will benefit from the expert knowledge within the Natural Resources Institute, a multidisciplinary centre of excellence with an established reputation for high-quality research and training in support of global food security and sustainable development. You will also gain practical skills at Hadlow College, Kent, and at research institutes and other business settings. The programme will include: a thorough practical and theoretical grounding in: - The science of plant biology and its application in the commercial and research arena - The practicalities of horticulture and agriculture technologies - The commercial aspects of this business area, including the planning, execution and evaluation of trials to exploit and develop novel approaches, practices, and crops What will you study? You will study four core courses and 45 credits chosen from a range of options as indicated below. Please note that it may not be possible to run all the option courses listed here in any given year but INDIVIDUAL COURSES CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT as well as within the full-time 1 year MSc. - Molecular and Plant Biology Principles for Crop Improvement (30 credits) - Research Methods in Plant Science (15 credits) - Plant Growth and Cropping Technology (30 credits) - Independent Research Project (60 credits) Options - Agroforestry (15 credits) - Agronomy and Crop Physiology (15 credits) - Applications and Aspects of Commercial Crop Science (30 credits) - Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) - Plant Disease Management (15 credits) - Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (45 credits) [-]

MSc in Computational Life Science

Jacobs University
Campus Full time September 2017 Germany Bremen city

The Computational Life Science MSc program at Jacobs University provides students with the computational tools for modeling biological systems and analyzing biological data. Graduates of the program are prepared for a career in biotechnology, biomedicine and research. [+]

Computational Life Science In recent years, biological research has become increasingly interdisciplinary, focusing heavily on mathematical modeling and on the analysis of system-wide quantitative information. Sophisticated high-throughput techniques pose new challenges for data integration and data interpretation. The Computational Life Science (CompLife) MSc program at Jacobs University meets these challenges by covering computational, theoretical and mathematical approaches in biology and the life sciences. It is geared towards students of bioinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics and related areas. Program Features The CompLife program is located at Jacobs University, a private and international English-language academic institution in Bremen, Germany. CompLife students at Jacobs University take a tailor-made curriculum comprising lectures, seminars and laboratory trainings. Courses cover foundational as well as advanced topics and methods. Core components of the program and areas of specialization include: Computational Systems Biology Computational Physics and Biophysics Bioinformatics RNA Biology Imaging and Modeling in Medicine Ecological Modeling Theoretical Biology Applied Mathematics Numerical Methods Please use the contact form to request more details on the CompLife curriculum. Career Options Graduates of the CompLife program are prepared for a career in biotechnology and biomedicine. Likewise, graduates of the program are qualified to move on to a PhD. Application and Admission The CompLife program starts in the first week of September every year. Please use the contact form to request details on how to apply. We are looking forward to receiving your inquiry. Scholarships and Funding Options All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 12,000 per year. Depending on availability, additional scholarships sponsored by external partners are offered to highly gifted students. Moreover, each admitted candidate may request an individual financial package offer with attractive funding options. Campus Life and Accommodation Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded campus provides much more than buildings for teaching and research. It is home to an intercultural community which is unprecedented in Europe. A Student Activities Center, various sports facilities, a music studio, a student-run café/bar, concert venues and our Interfaith House ensure that you will always have something interesting to do. For graduate students who would like to live on campus, Jacobs University offers accommodation in four residential colleges. Each college has its own dining room, recreational lounge, study areas, and common and group meeting rooms. [-]

MSc in Neuroscience

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or... [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. MSc in Neuroscience This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research. Instruction for the course consists of approximately 200 contact hours over two academic Terms to include lectures, laboratory practical sessions, journal club workshops and student-based seminars. Modules are assessed by a mixture of in course assessment and written examinations. Specialist modules covered include: Form and Function of the Nervous System Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology Neuropharmacology Drug Development Neuroimmunology Experimental Neuroscience Scientific Literary Skills Neural Engineering Neuroimaging Technology Current Topics in Neuroscience Research Skills The third Term consists of a research project on some novel aspect of Neuroscience. Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) is a dynamic research environment with research spanning molecular/cellular neuroscience to clinical/translational neuroscience. Projects across these research areas may be undertaken in consultation with an expert supervisor. For students interested in a project in cellular/molecular neuroscience a range of cellular techniques such as tissue culture, immunocytochemistry, western immunobloting and immunoprecipitation, confocal microscopy, Immunoassays, flow cytometry, Real-time PCR, and high performance liquid chromatography are available. In addition, some projects will involve assessing behavioural, electrophysiological and neurochemical endpoints using in vivo models of neurological and psychiatric disease. For those with an interest in experimentation on human subjects, projects will be offered utilizing techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiological recording and neurocognitive testing. Term dates: The course runs for a full 1 year, normally starting in the last week of September and running to end of August in the following year. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme the participants will: Understand the structure and function of the nervous system from “molecule to mind”. Understand the biological basis of a range of psychiatric and neurological disorders Have a knowledge of treatment strategies for psychiatric and neurological disorders Have knowledge of key techniques used to answer research questions in the neurosciences. Have acquired practical laboratory skills, experience in troubleshooting, and expertise in selected methodologies used to study nervous system function to facilitate a research or research-related career. Have acquired detailed knowledge and critical understanding of selected areas of neuroscience through independent study and the laboratory research projects. Have acquired and developed transferable skills in: Written and verbal communication Data analysis, statistics and presentation Critical evaluation of published information Ability to work in collaboration with others Organizational ability About the course What’s the course about? The M.Sc. course in Neuroscience studies the functioning of the nervous system at all levels, from the molecules that make up individual nerve cells, to the complexities of animal and human behaviour. A major focus is on the molecular, biochemical and cellular basis of neurotransmission and synaptic function. The course also covers the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of psychiatric, neurodegenerative and neurological disorders. Where do our students go? The preferred career path of our students is to conduct PhD research. Opportunities exist in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) for Ph.D. research. We also encourage and help our M.Sc. students to look for Ph.D. opportunities internationally. Some of our students have gained Ph.D. positions as far-afield as Australia. The two next most common career choices are Medical or Health related degrees or direct entry into research labs. Application Procedure To be eligible for admission, applicants will be expected to hold a good degree in Biological Sciences, Psychology, Medicine or Allied Health Sciences. Admission to the course is based on the applicant's academic record, and their ability to benefit from the course. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview. [-]

Master of Science in Wine Marketing & Management

INSEEC Bordeaux
Campus Full time September 2017 France Bordeaux

This MSc welcomes both students from diverse backgrounds (university or management school graduates) and professionals from the wine industry. With a strong international orientation, this [+]

Master of Science in Wine Marketing & Management

This MSc welcomes both students from diverse backgrounds (university or management school graduates) and professionals from the wine industry. With a strong international orientation, this program aims to equip our students with business and technical skills in order to work as highly qualified executives in the wine sector. Firmly based in professional world, the MSc will enable the students to master the necessary management methods and tools. The following are the types of positions that our graduates will be trained for: regional export manager, product manager, purchasing manager, marketing manager, communication manager, manager of a wine firm...... [-]


Agrifood Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The courses are suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. Agrifood Degrees MSc in Food Chain Systems Our Food Chain Systems MSc has been developed as a result of extensive industry-led research. The course examines the whole of the food chain from pre-harvest to market with the overall aim of enhancing the quality and safety of food. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? The course is suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. The course is also ideal for professionals already working in the industry who would like to train to further their careers. Available on a full and part-time basis the course offers flexibility and support for those who wish to train whilst remaining in employment. Food Chain Systems MSc is part of the Agriculture and Food Programme. It provides a critical appreciation of the issues concerned with the production and supply of safe food in the modern world. Through the integration of scientific, technological and managerial factors students will learn how to use food resources more efficiently to achieve higher quality and safer food production as well as successfully understand and manage food supply chains. The holistic approach of the MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of the whole of the food chain system including: Diagnostics Food microbiology HACCP Logistics Postharvest technology Predictive modelling Risk assessment of food Supply chain management MSc in Applied Bioinformatics The first of its kind in the UK, this MSc is highly regarded by employers for its real-world relevance and applied content. The course aims to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and computational skills and apply them to help solve real-life biological problems. This MSc is recognised by the BBSRC. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? This course aims to equip graduate scientists with the computational skills and awareness needed to archive, analyse and interpret the vast amounts of biological data now becoming available. On completion of this course, you will be able to apply information technology to the development of new drugs and diagnostic tools. Additionally, you will gain the skills to design and implement new tools and software plugins to fulfil the need of the research community, and will be equipped with a diverse set of knowledge and skills that directly meet the requirements of employers in this sector. MSc in Future Food Sustainability This course aims to provide a detailed critical awareness of the risks, challenges and opportunities of providing a sustainable supply of food to the world’s population, as we move into the future. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? This course is applicable for graduates from around the world wishing to pursue a career in food sustainability at a technical or strategic level. This course is concerned with a fundamental challenge of enormous importance that we all face today; in essence, the many problems of feeding a rapidly growing global population in the future given finite resources, added uncertainties such as the effects of climate change, and a general acknowledgement that our current methods for producing food are not fit for purpose. But it does more than simply describing the challenge - it sets about bringing together the diverse threads that could present pragmatic and practical answers. As such, it is designed to respond to urgent industry, institutional and government needs for individuals who can meet the complex, multi-factorial issues of global future food supply. [-]