Master's Degree in Biological & Life Sciences in Europe

Top Master's Programs in Biological & Life Sciences in Europe 2017

Biological & Life Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

Master Program in Biological & Life Sciences in Europe

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Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 30  September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen + 1 more

The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences in Europe 2017. For EU students Translating research into products The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product development, and because it integrates scientific and project management skills. In this way the course meets the needs of the actual work field. During your studies you gain extensive knowledge in the field and learn how to apply fundamental research to biotechnical product development such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tests biofuels and enzymes. Professional opportunities The biotech industry, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions are constantly in need of competent, goal-oriented and interdisciplinary professionals. Graduates of this Masters course are able to independently plan and execute short to medium-length projects. You will be employable in positions such as junior project leader and lab manager. Another option for you as a Masters graduate is to continue your academic career with a PhD project, preferably in applied research. Two-year course taught in English The Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work with study by taking this part-time two-year course. Master in Molecular Life Sciences Upon successful completion of the course, you will attain the title 'Master of Science'. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the course if you meet the following criteria: - You have a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Science or a Masters degree in molecular life sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology or a related field. - You have at least one year of practical experience in a molecular, cell biology or biochemistry laboratory setting. - Your knowledge and skills will be verified by a written test on molecular and cell biology and a telephone interview. Alternatively: - You are an international applicant with a different diploma (e.g. a technician's qualification from Germany). In this case, your qualifications will need to be evaluated as equivalent to a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in the HAN admission assessment. - In such cases, a minimum of three years’ work experience is advised before applying. High level of English To be eligible for enrolment you must be proficient in English, with the following minimum scores: TOEFL score 550 / IELTS score 6.0 / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE). Applicants enrolling via an admission assessment can demonstrate their language skills during the assessment. [-]

Master Study Programme Sustainable Service- And Food Industries (Ndue)

FH Münster University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Münster

Sustainability is one of the great challenges of our time. Economic, environmental and social aspects, not least must be reconciled in order to secure a good or better quality of life for present and future generations in the long term ... [+]

Sustainability is one of the great challenges of our time. Economic, environmental and social aspects, not least must be reconciled in order to secure a good or better quality of life for present and future generations in the long term. The food industry - in addition to energy and mobility one of the key economic sectors - it has an important role. Environmentally friendly production methods, conservation of resources and the provision of healthy food are crucial factors. The 4-semester Master's program "Sustainable services and food industry" at the Department of Nutritional Sciences addresses these challenges. Innovative, interdisciplinary and with an international look professionals are trained in four semesters, which introduce as leading players new ideas, methods and concepts for sustainability in the future-oriented economy. The involvement of companies in the food science shows the proximity to practice. Case studies, company visits and sustainability checks are standard elements of the master program, the covers everything from food production to the end consumer. The graduates opens up a wide selection of current professional fields with the orientation "sustainability". The course contents include the difficult balance between market demands and ecology or the responsible use of resources in production, processing and transport. An analysis of the market situation in the food industry, the development of related services, consumer information and finally the positioning sustainable products and services on the market are among the skills that are taught the sustainability managers of tomorrow. The combined expertise of two universities a flow: The Master program is offered as a cooperation project of colleges Münster and Osnabrück since winter semester 2008/09. The study is broad aspects of economic development, environmental protection and social justice, offers students still ways to develop a profile. With three days of attendance per week (plus some Saturdays) allows job and study combined well. The increased interest of the economy in the subject illustrates the funding an endowed chair for "Sustainable Nutrition / Diet Ecology" at the Department of Oeotrophologie MUAS by a donor consortium. More than ten companies and foundations with ecological background of the region are involved. This is also a proof of the high practical and necessary orientation of the Master's program. Modules in the Master's program Sustainable services and food industry compulsory modules Lifestyles and sustainability communications Human Resource Management sustainability management Service systems Project Sustainable consumption Research fields of sustainable services and food industry Research Methods Challenges to sustainable food from a global perspective case studies Current aspects of sustainable business in practice Elective Modules Health communication Sustainable production and processing in the food chain Sustainability Marketing Product and concept optimization in the innovation process Sustainable catering services Ecology and Sustainability Ressourceneffizeienz of products and services Consumer and Food Culture Sustainable Product Development Sustainability in political spaces Environment and Justice Current issues of sustainable food industry [-]

Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a... [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences The master's programme in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences is designed to provide professionals and researchers with skills and abilities geared towards the development of new computational strategies and IT systems for use in biomedical research. One of the key features of this programme is the large percentage of optional subjects it offers, allowing students to train in a wide range of bioinformatics disciplines. At the same time, it has a clear professional orientation as witnessed by the inclusion of compulsory subjects on the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. Who it is for? The programme is aimed at two types of candidates: holders of degrees in biological and health sciences (biology, medicine, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, etc.) and holders of engineering degrees or degrees in basic scientific disciplines (chemistry, physics, or mathematics). Candidates must be interested in the development and application of computational tools for use in the field of biomedicine. Structure Students of the master's programme may choose between three different course types: research, academic, and professional. The programme spans a total of two academic years and is taught entirely in English. All first-year subjects are optional with a view to encouraging students to design personalized curricula based on their prior training and future interests by choosing subjects from different fields of bioinformatics (genomic bioinformatics, structural bioinformatics, systems biology, pharmacoinformatics, and medical informatics), as well as among general cross-disciplinary subjects related to algorithms and programming, data management and analysis, and text mining. In the second year, students acquire basic notions of bioethics and data protection applied to bioinformatics, as well as of the design, management and exploitation of scientific research. They also complete a master's degree final project. Content Genome bioinformatics: analysis, alignment, comparison and automatic annotation of biological sequences; analysis of genome evolution and variation; molecular biology databases. Structural bioinformatics: introduction to the experimental methods used in the structural determination of biomolecules, protein structure prediction, and the simulation of biomolecular systems. Systems biology: description of biological networks and gene, protein and metabolic network modelling. Emphasis on both topological aspects of networks and on their dynamic behaviour. Pharmacoinformatics: managing molecular libraries and the virtual screening thereof, computer-aided drug design, and quantitative modelling of structure-activity relationships (QSAR and 3D-QSAR). Biomedical informatics: clinical-health information systems, biomedical image analysis, study of genotype-phenotype relationships, and IT support systems for healthcare decision-making. Internship The internship consists of a supervised placement at a laboratory or company to carry out the final research project for the master's degree. Upon completion of the placement, the student will write a research paper and publicly defend the work he or she has done. Internships are generally carried out at public and private laboratories in the Barcelona area, although students may also choose to do them in other regions or countries. They take place during the second year of the master's programme, span a total of six months, and are full-time (40 hours a week). Career prospects The main career prospects are: Bioinformatics specialist, whether in academic research groups or at hospitals or companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and bioinformatics industries. Positions at biotech companies in the field of biomedicine. Contract positions at research companies. Drug research and development at public research centres. The master's degree also qualifies holders to pursue the PhD in Biomedicine. Scholarships and grants The master's programme offers one UPF tuition fee scholarship and one grant awarded by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. Admission requirements In order to be admitted to the Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences candidates must submit the following documents: Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution) and the academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin. Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Veterinary studies, engineering studies, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or related degrees. Curriculum Vitae in English. A letter of motivation in English, stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words). A (professional or academic) letter of recommendation signed by someone who really knows the candidate and can assess them. English Remember that in order to be successfully enrolled, the presentation of an official English certificate is an essential admission requirement. Only applicants whose mother tongue is English do not need to pre¬sent an English certificate. Official results must be sent directly by the examining institution to the school’s Admissions Department and must comply with the required minimum scores: - TOEFL CBT: > 235 - TOEFL PBT: > 575 - TOEFL IBT: > 100 - CAE: C1 - IELTS: > 6.5 Applicants who, at the time of the application, still do not possess an official English certificate or who are in the process of obtaining it must include this information in their admission applications. Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor’s Degree at an English-speaking university must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English. [-]

Integrated Master's in Biological Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Braga

The course has a strong component of Chemical Engineering, aiming at training Process Engineers for industries where biological, chemical or physics-chemical processes are predominant. Their specific intervention areas are related to multidisciplinary domains of Biological and Chemical Science and Technology, Fermentation and Pharmaceutical industries, agro and food industries, Chemical industry and Biomedical and Environmental areas. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree), Master's degree ECTS: 300 Duration: 5 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Chemical and Biological Engineering INTEGRATED MASTER’S | 5 YEARS With a strong component in Chemical Engineering, it aims to train process engineers for industries where biological and / or physical and chemical processes predominate. Specific areas are located in multidisciplinary fields such as Chemical Technology and Food and Environmental Technology - fermentation industries, agro-food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries; pollution and energy sectors; ecology, biomedical and quality control and research. From a biological engineer it is expected creativity, proactive attitude, technical communication skills, leadership, entrepreneurship, team work, citizenship and an eco-sustainable conduct. Careers The Biological Engineers are capable of demonstrating creativity, a pro-active attitude when facing change, communication capacity when referring to technical or generic audits, leadership and entrepreneurship; they have the ability to work in teams and in a larger network and are aware of citizenship and eco-sustainable performance. [-]

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates will be able: to analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; to understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; ... [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Access Requirements Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy is required. Proof of English Language: TOEFL 72 iBT / 408 PBT, IELTS 4.5, level B1; or an official document from an official institution showing applicant had courses in English or studied English language. Applicants with lower English language level can be admitted to the studies. After arrival applicants will be asked to take English language test and take English language classes. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able: To analyze molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; To understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; To work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations; To comprehend evolution of biological objects, lows in heredity and variability, features and molecular principles of congenital diseases, and to know how to apply them for investigation of biological diversity, structure of living organisms, functioning and evolution; According to collected data and molecular analysis to evaluate population’s structures, environmental impact on populations, interrelations between populations and individual species; To apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions; To apply acquired knowledge to solve emerging problems, to recognize, analyze biological problems, to plan strategies to solve these problems, to plan and carry out various measurements, process and interpret biological data, to classify and present these data; To solve qualitative and quantitative problems by using acquired mathematical and computational skills and special computer software, DNA gene base; To use creatively bioinformation technologies for analysis, digital description and simulation of biological objects, to use biological databases, to systematize the collected information. Career Opportunities Graduates will be prepared to work in: Companies related to molecular biology, biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and food industry; Research and study organizations dealing with various activities related to molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biopharmaceutics, and environment preservation. Graduates are also offered the possibility to continue their studies at PhD Degree level in Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and other PhD programmes related to biotechnological and biomedical sciences. [-]

MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. [+]

How do we learn language? How do we recognise faces? And how do we remember things? The human brain is fascinating and much still has to be discovered about it. This is why Cognitive Neuroscience has been called the discipline of the future. A discipline which - thanks to new brain imaging techniques - has made enormous progress. If you want to be in the front line of scientific research then Radboud University is the place to be. A concentration of top scientists from all over the world, combined with state-of-the-art technology, has resulted in an environment in which the brain is revealing it secrets.

Unique approach

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.... [-]

Master in Molecular Biology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Umeå

Present-day molecular biologists now have at their disposal an extensive molecular toolbox capable of taking on and answering most biological problems. If your wish is to enter a master [+]

Master's Programme in Molecular Biology

 

Present-day molecular biologists now have at their disposal an extensive molecular toolbox capable of taking on and answering most biological problems. If your wish is to enter a master programme that is in the forefront of presenting exciting scientific discoveries, the master programme in Molecular Biology at Umeå University is for you.The master programme in Molecular biology, Umeå, is an advanced 2-year 120 ECTS credit education. It is guaranteed to train in a wide variety of tools necessary for state-of-the-art molecular biology research. Our courses typically include lectures and group discussions as well as seminars, report writing, data production and analysis exercises. To maximize your educational experience, training is purposely held in small class sizes and are lead by internationally distinguished scientists. The majority of the courses place important emphasis on relevant hands-on experimental training in modern molecular techniques. The curriculum includes advanced courses in Molecular biology and Molecular genetics and several optional courses within related disciplines such as Biochemistry, Plant molecular biology, Infection biology and Tumour biology.Another notable feature of this programme is the opportunity to perform an extended phase of intense and strategic theoretical and practical training in an active research laboratory of your own choosing. This training in the form of master thesis projects in molecular biology provides the necessary knowledge to graduate from the programme. Projects are generally conducted in a local research group at Umeå University, such as those found at the departments of Molecular biology, Chemistry or Plant physiology, but other arrangements with research intense organizations like biotech companies are also possible.Umeå University hosts many prominent research groups conducting strategic molecular research of international significance within areas of microbiology, cell biology, chemical biology, genetic model organisms, immunology, systems biology, sensory systems, cancer biology, developmental biology, medical biology and immunology. Importantly, many of our alumni students are continuing on a PhD-programme here or elsewhere. However, Molecular biology is a very broad discipline whereby this education also provides ideal training even for those wishing to pursue careers outside of academia.... [-]


MSc Evolutionary Systems Biology

University of Vienna
Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Vienna

With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. [+]

A joint Master's programme at the University of Vienna & University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna For detailed information, see the Evolutionary Systems Biology Website With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. To fulfill this demand, the new Evolutionary Systems Biology (ESB) Master's program (start: Winter Term 2016) provides the training necessary for this new type of scientist. Specifically, ESB master's students will: Learn how to understand and handle modern “- omics” data sets. Develop key computational skills and delve into biological modelling. Combine experimental “wet-lab” technologies with quantitative “dry-lab” methods. Apply these skills to questions arising from evolutionary biology, development, comparative genomics, and systems biology. Vienna offers a unique scientific environment for the ESB Master's program, which will benefit from the expertise of research groups in population genetics, evo-devo, systems biology, and biomathematics at the University of Vienna and the Vetmeduni Vienna. Master's students will be able to draw upon the resources of two Universities, and on established connections to world-class research institutes such as the Gregor Mendel Institute, IST Austria, the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, and the evolVienna network. Course Overview The ESB master’s programme aims to provide hands-on education, with practical skills courses designed to complement all lectures in the core curriculum. Furthermore, there is a strong emphasis on research, with two lab rotations and a research-based master's thesis project providing training in cutting-edge research methods. This programme particularly includes: Courses covering population genetics, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, EvoDevo and systems biology. Practical courses introducing modelling, programming, and statistical data analysis for biologists. An extensive research component, including rotations in multiple research groups, one-on-one training, and individual research projects. Special skill courses on giving scientific talks and writing successful grant proposals. The expected length of the Master in ESB programme is four semesters. In line with the curriculum nine modules (MES1-9), a Master’s Thesis and an Oral Defense, totalling 120 ECTS, have to be completed to be awarded the degree. Admission The ESB master's programme is aimed at students with an interest in biological research and quantitative methods. As an entry requirement applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in biology or in a related field (such as biotechnology, biomedicine, or bioinformatics). Advanced quantitative skills are not a prerequisite. Applicants with a BSc in other natural sciences (e.g. Physics) or mathematics and statistics may also be admitted to the ESB master's programme, provided that they complete additional courses in basic biology. Non-native speakers are required to prove their English language competence. After Graduation An ESB master's degree will provide degree holders with an excellent foundation which will either enable them to pursue a doctorate, such as a PhD in quantitative biological research, or will open up a wide variety of career opportunities in research-oriented biomedical/biotechnological companies. For further information, please see here [-]

Master in Molecular Science and Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's programme in Molecular Science and Engineering aims to provide in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and tools for successful careers in industry, academia and society. [+]

Master in Molecular Science and EngineeringThe Master's programme in Molecular Science and Engineering aims to provide in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and tools for successful careers in industry, academia and society. The programme focuses on the molecular design, characterisation and application of molecular structures and materials, where a wide range of advanced techniques are employed. Aspects of innovation, environmental issues, ethics, safety and societal sustainability are studied, and the programme is preparative for work and research in the many different areas of chemistry and molecular sciences. Programme outlineThe two-year programme consists of choosing from an extensive selection of courses followed by a degree project. One mandatory course is included in the first year; the remaining consist of five conditionally elective courses, 20 recommended courses, and others that are freely chosen. The conditionally elective courses are regarded as particularly important, covering the whole range of molecular science and engineering, of which the student is required to choose at least three. There is considerable freedom and an opportunity to create a personalised curriculum, focusing on individual areas of interest and allowing for a degree that is both fundamentally strong and specialised.Examples of specialisations include the following profiles:... [-]


Master in Biotechnological Engineering

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Bragança

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

Master in Biotechnological Engineering This master programme main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Profile of the programme The profile of the programme is organized into two major areas of specialization, microbial biotechnology (Microbial Physiology and Genetics; Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Biomass and Bioenergy; Industrial Microbiology) and agricultural biotechnology (Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Genetically Modified Organisms; Biomass and bioenergy Production; Molecular Diagnostic Methods; Biopesticides and Biocontrol; Biofactories, Bioproducts and Innovation). A set of courses is the interface between the two areas (Biomass and Bioenergy; Biocatalysts Technology, Engineering of Biotechnological Processes), giving the necessary engineering component to this curriculum. Finally, the disciplines that provide the foundations of statistics and experimental design (Multivariate Analysis and Experimental Design), and safety and regulation in the biotechnology industry (Safety and Regulation in Biotechnology) complete the plan of studies. Biology and biochemistry Key learning outcomes The degree of "mestre" (master) in Biotechnological Engineering, is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to: develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research; apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies; integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them; communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underlay them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously; develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning. To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan. Occupational profiles of graduates The degree of "mestre" (master) in Biotechnological Engineering belongs to the education and training area of Technologies. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the agrarian and industrial sectors of production associated with biotechnology; act at the level of new plant/animal production technologies and screening and diagnosis of plant/animal health; intervene in areas of connection between the primary and secondary sectors, bringing new skills to the two productive sectors; undertake business activities to bring the added value of the products obtained. [-]

Master in Food System Management (CLAMEM-FoodSys)

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics
Campus Full time September 2017 Italy Bologna Forli + 1 more

Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences in Europe 2017. International Master’s Degree programme in Economics and Management – curriculum: Food System Management (FoodSys) Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. It is an economics-centred and multidisciplinary programme, providing a combination of analytical and quantitative skills with an emphasis on management, policy and practice. The first year programme will be held in Forlì and the second year programme will take place in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine). LEARNING OUTCOMES As future managers, public servants, researchers, consultants and entrepreneurs, students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in business administration and food system management, with a particular focus on organizational and managerial competences, innovation, business start-up, sustainability management and governance, problem-solving attitudes, communication and co-operation. PROGRAMME CONTENTS: The degree programme has a study load of 120 ECTS. First year modules are common for all students and cover decision-making and strategy, quantitative methods, law, international economics, accounting, food supply chain management. Second year FoodSyS modules include food system economics and policy, global food marketing, food quality management, agricultural and food policy, rural development, bioenergy economics. Some of the courses are designed and taught in collaboration with recognized professors from the University of Missouri (USA) and INRA - Ivry (F). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates will develop strong economic competencies in the field of food systems management and sustainability and may join PhD programmes and successfully fulfil the roles of managers, consultants, professionals, entrepreneurs, chief officers in national and international businesses and start-ups, transnational corporations, international organizations, public authorities and consulting or surveillance bodies. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES: Places available are limited. Admission is subject to an assessment of the candidates’ skills and an interview. The programme has a restricted access number. To find out more about the number of admitted students and the selection methods, please refer to the Call for admission for the a.y. 2017/18. Curricular requirements a.y. 2017/18 To enter the programme candidates must meet the following specific curricular requirements: A - Italian qualifications belonging to one of the following disciplinary fields according to the Italian Ministerial Decree D.M. 270/04: L-14 Legal Services L-15 Tourism L-16 Administration and organization sciences L-18 Environmental economics and management L-25 Agriculture and forestry L-26 Food science and technology L-33 Economics L-36 Political science and international relations L-37 Peace studies L-41 Statistics or an equivalent Italian qualification obtained according to the previously effective regulation or any other equivalent qualification obtained from a non-Italian University; or B – to have obtained, by the date of the enrolment to the selection, a total amount of 48 ECTS credits in learning activities in the following scientific disciplinary sectors (below listed in the respective groups) such as Business, Economics, Law, Mathematics-Statistics, among which 30 ECTS credits at least in the area of business. As far as the qualifications obtained from non-Italian Universities, the committee in charge of the selection process for admission will evaluate/consider the correspondence between the disciplinary field of the candidate’s studies and the Course Classes mentioned at letter A, according to the Italian Ministerial Decree D.M. 270/04, as well as the amount of credits in the scientific disciplinary sectors mentioned at letter B. [-]

Master Specialized Management Of Biotech Companies

Grenoble Ecole de Management
Campus Full time Part time 15  October 2017 France Grenoble + 1 more

This Advanced Master trains managers of operational web internationally on all components of e-business and e-marketing to meet the new challenges implied by developments in information technology. [+]

Objective: The development of the biotechnology sector reinforced the need for specialists. The Specialized Master Management of Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as these experts by providing specific managerial skills and understanding of issues related to the sector, as well as training to the changes and challenges it entails. Program: The pedagogy of Grenoble Ecole de Management is strongly oriented enterprises to enable students to be operational quickly. For this, a special importance is given to the presence in business (alternating, business missions), professional intervention, and case studies. This training is conducted entirely in English. What job can I do with this training? Many guidelines are available: head of product marketing, industrial property adviser, responsible for valuation, business development, ... How to integrate this training? Admission on-line application is open: - For graduates with a bac + 5 (engineers, academics, doctors, Phd) - In the business executives in incumbent operations of a bac + 4 with experience at least 3 years A derogation other profiles can be accepted [-]

AIV Masters Programme

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences (AIV) Master of Paris Diderot and Descartes universities is an interdisciplinary two- year program tackling with quantitative approaches on different interfaces with Life Sciences. It aims at training creative and talented students to develop their research in an environment as enriching as the best world graduate programs. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Welcome to the AIV program of the CRI The Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences (AIV) Master of Paris Diderot and Descartes universities is an interdisciplinary two- year program tackling with quantitative approaches on different interfaces with Life Sciences. It aims at training creative and talented students to develop their research in an environment as enriching as the best world graduate programs. The program is based on learning through research pedagogy – rich with research internships and on collaborative projects. The program is funded by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. The 1st year of the AIV Master is the first in France to teach systems biology and synthetic biology. The training is focused at the interface of life sciences and physics, mathematics and computer science. Apart from systems and synthetic biology, students discover methods of mathematical modelling, statistical analysis and as well state-of-the-art technologies (fluorescence microscopy, nano-fabrication, molecular forces measurements, etc.) used to quantify the properties of living systems. They also gain skills in scientific communication and may want to participate in external modules to acquire or strengthen a specific knowledge. During the second year students deepen their knowledge of life sciences, develop their ability to critically analyze scientific works and discover the Research world. The M2 curriculum is devoted to research, through three internships, with at least one theoretical internship and one experimental internship. For those willing to pursue in a PhD program, the last semester will give them the opportunity to prepare a thesis project. Students can follow the second year from the master’s first year program or apply directly, having fulfilled previously an equivalent of 4 years post-high school education, including at least one internship in a research settings. First year of the AIV master (M1) Semester 1 The first semester starts with a 3 week-long bootcamp that gives a condensed overview of the biology, chemistry, math and physics that students will see during the semester. Since students all come from different scientific backgrounds we try to give a feeling of the subjects that will emerge during the semester, and to give an intuition on which subjects the students should start working on their own. Typically, a student with physics background needs to work on fundamental biological concepts such as central dogma, evolution, DNA, methods in biology, while a biologist usually needs to focus more on the mathematical and physical concepts that are used in quantitative description of living systems. After this bootcamp, several core courses will take place on weekly basis. Students will learn the theoretical and practical concepts that are required to perform scientific research at the frontiers between biology, math and physics. Semester 2: internships In the second M1 semester, students “learn through research”, following an internship in a laboratory of their choice in the Paris area or by participating in the Paris Bettencourt iGEM team at the MIT international synthetic biology competition. Our Paris-LB team iGEM is the first French team to participate and is singled out each year, including winning the 2013 world championship. In addition to the internships or iGEM participations, students follow seminars and the Scientific Communication Course. The research internship is an integral part of the training. The internship will be full time, and should ideally consist in a defined project that will lead to results within the 5 month period. Ideally the internship runs from the beginning of February to the end of June. Any research projects related to synthetic, systems and quantitative biology are possible. It is a great opportunity for the students to discover what it actually means to do research in a laboratory. iGEM competition As an alternative to this long internship, students can apply to the iGEM Paris Bettencourt Team. Every year a small group of students from AIV and other Masters programs around Paris gather their strengths and are hosted by the CRI to setup an iGEM project and participate to this competition of synthetic biology. This usually starts by brainstorming sessions and project building and does not require a full time involvement before may or June. Meanwhile we expect that participants find an internship of typically 3 to 4 month before joining the iGEM Team. Note that since the iGEM competition finale takes place in November, the participants will have to organize themselves to stay in the team up to that date. Forthe students continuing with us in the second year of the Master, this means that the first lab rotation of M2 will be dedicated to finishing the iGEM team project. What is next? At the end of the Master 1, and given that you have passed all exams, we will discuss with you the opportunity for you to continue with us in M2. Usually all students that want to stay with us, can do so. However, if for some reason you prefer to switch to another Master program that is more specialized and focused on your favorite research topic, we’ll help you to make the transition. Second year of the AIV master (M2) During the 2nd year, students deepen their knowledge of life sciences, develop their ability to critically analyze scientific works and discover the Research world. Two tracks are offered: 1. general interdisciplinary track for students who wish to develop their knowledge in various interfaces with Life Sciences 2. SSB track for students who wish to further their knowledge in systems and synthetic biology. The structure of the year in terms of seminar courses and internship is the same for both tracks. The year is designed to help the students find their way into the research realm. Students can follow to the second year from the master’s first year program or apply directly, having fulfilled previously an equivalent of 4 years post-high school education, including at least one internship in a research settings. The M2 year consists of a one week workshop along with the FdV 1st year PhD fellows. In small groups, students learn how to create interdisciplinary research projects. This is followed by weekly Friday afternoon courses, throughout the year, geared to develop the students’ capacities to read and analyze current scientific articles.The remainder of the M2 curriculum is devoted to research, through three internships, with at least one theoretical internship and one experimental internship. For those willing to pursue in a PhD program, the last semester will give them the opportunity to prepare a thesis project. Students will have the opportunity to learn research by doing research in labs, to meet with many researchers and to discuss recent interdisciplinary research articles and reviews. At the end of the year, most of the students will apply to a PhD program, in France or abroad. One of our role as teachers is to make sure that all of the students know by the end of the M2 what scientific questions they would wish to work on during the 3-4 years of their future PhD and assure that the students have acquired the needed basis to tackle them. Year overview The year starts with one week workshop at Sèvres, and then the students are expected to perform 3 internships of 3 months each while preparing and attending courses on Fridays at 15.00h. [-]

Research Master in Health Sciences specializing in Genetic Epidemiology

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Explore the potential of medical research. In upcoming years, important discoveries will be made in the health sciences. Take part in unearthing these discoveries. [+]

Explore the potential of medical research. In upcoming years, important discoveries will be made in the health sciences. Take part in unearthing these discoveries. Get the methodological, theoretical, and statistical foundation you need to design and carry out your own practical research - and publish your results. Work in the stimulating environment of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES). Attend lectures by prominent scientists. Choose your own specialization, and do cutting-edge research with the support of a personal tutor. Learn state-of-the-art research methods, and how to study the literature on an issue, analyse data, and publish in high-impact journals. NIHES, at the Erasmus Medical Center, is a top ranked institution with a strong international dimension. Let us be your springboard to a career in international research, public health, health policy, health economics, clinical medicine, or pharmaceutical research. Just graduated with a Bachelor Degree in clinical, public health or biomedical sciences and want to start making substantial contributions to future developments in medicine as a researcher? Then this Research Master is for you! With a wide range of specializations and guidance from some of the greatest minds in these fields, you will be well on your way to a very successful research career. Discover gene and protein pathways involved in complex diseases, specialize in novel high-throughput technologies from genome wide association and sequencing to proteomics, take up the challenge of handling and exploring data sets of astronomous sizes, translate discoveries into clinical medicine and public health practice, and more. This programme will help accelerate your scientific career! Kirtje Ramdas from the Netherlands “It is great that the programmes at NIHES offer a variety of courses from which students are able to choose based on their interests and needs. I definitely recommend the programmes because they enable you to think from different perspectives and are an incredible advantage in your future career.” [-]

Master in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This programme combines molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into fundamental... [+]

Master in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

 

Vast amounts of data have been collected through genomics initiatives. They provide a golden opportunity to research the secrets of life, to understand more of its complexities, to improve quality of life and to conquer major diseases. Converting this huge volume of data into real understanding is the basic challenge of Bioinformatics research.High-throughput methods like massively parallel sequencing and mass spectrometry generate more raw data than conventional computer models can handle efficiently. To process and analyse this data, computational techniques from Bioinformatics – such as sequence alignment, sequence assembly, biostatistics and machine learning – are required in order to make predictions about health outcome and to decide on a personalized treatment for the patient.Both Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are strongly interdisciplinary fields. This programme combines molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate vast amounts of biological data into fundamental knowledge. You will develop a strong feel for scientific research and high levels of abstraction, and learn to combine the rapid developments in these fields.... [-]