Masters in Biology

Top 61 Master Degrees in Biology 2017

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Study in biology can lead to careers in health care, teaching, environmental conservation, and biotechnology. It can also form the base from which to pursue doctoral study in the areas of clinical or research work.

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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 [+]

Masters Degrees in Biology. 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. [-]

Specialized Graduate Studies In Marine Resource Management

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in marine resource management involves training managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. [+]

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in marine resource management involves training managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. It trains professionals able to use the methods, tools and management techniques to effectively contribute to decision making in the maritime sector, both operationally and strategically. The student has the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of the three streams of the program: fishing (fishing and aquaculture), management of the coastal and marine environment and maritime transport. Targeted audience The programs of the second cycle in marine resource management are addressed to candidates with training: Environmental sciences (biology, chemistry, geography, etc.) who wish to acquire management training applied to the field of the marine environment; in management science or in law who wish to specialize in the maritime sector. Passage Masters All courses of specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in management of marine resources are an integral part of the MA in marine resource management. It is therefore possible for a student to start his DESS path and continue to master. To complete his Masters, he must: have a minimum GPA of 3.2 to 4.3; meet the admission requirements of the Master; file a new application. Employment Opportunities Graduates in marine resource management UQAR in managerial functions, researchers and consultants in the public or private domain. The maritime sector is particularly characterized by the presence of a large number of public, semi-public and private, both in Canada and abroad: provincial and federal departments (fisheries, environment, transport, etc.); ZIP committees, river basin organizations; cities and municipalities; nongovernmental organizations (World Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Organization for the Conservation of Nature, world wildlife fund, etc.); research centers and universities; private companies. What is the management of marine resources? The diversity and complexity of human intervention in the maritime sector requires serious thinking and informed decision making in order to maintain the sustainability of resources and activities essential to the survival of a large part of the world population. To maintain this continuity, it is important to have an understanding not only the natural environment but also the social, political, economic and legal that affect decision making. Marine resource management programs are built around the idea that those who want to contribute to the management and decision processes must learn how to properly use different scientific viewpoints. They integrate knowledge in management sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and law and include experts in management of fishery resources, marine and environmental studies. OBJECTIVES The general objectives: train professionals with a multidisciplinary approach that can effectively contribute to the decision making in the maritime sector; become familiar with one of the program's courses. The integration of this program with the Master allows students to easily switch to control. This profile is primarily intended for candidates who wish to acquire basic management training. This program is specifically for students who have completed a first cycle training related to the maritime sector (biology, chemistry, law, engineering, geography, etc.). The specific objectives: At the end of their studies, students will: have acquired the basic knowledge required for organizational management working in the maritime sector; have benefited from a multidisciplinary training and acquired skills enabling them to interact effectively with specialists from other disciplines; have developed their capacity for analysis and synthesis; have acquired the methods, management tools and techniques applied to management in the maritime sector; have been aware of the problems related to the management of maritime activities in both the public and private sectors; will communicate the results of their work orally or in writing. [-]

Master in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology - Taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Mons

The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized crossdisciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. [+]

Masters Degrees in Biology. This program is taught in FRENCH. The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized crossdisciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. Students may choose between four specialised clusters that have been developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. One of them is offered in collaboration with ULB on the campus at Gosselies. Profile of the programme The Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology provides a state-of-the-art education based on a solid scientific background. What students learn here is put into practice through internships in companies and/or in research labs in Belgium or abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in fields like microbiology, cell biology and proteomics. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, students in the Master's programme have access to several labs that are world renown in such highly advanced fields as neurobiology, magnetic imaging, molecular biology, to name a few. The master’s thesis is completed during the two years of the programme, starting in the middle of the first year and finishing in the second year. During these two years, students will also have specialised courses to learn how to handle and care for laboratory animals and their welfare. These courses give rise to a certificate that is required to work with animals in laboratories. Special attention is given to learning scientific communication in both French and English thanks to research seminars and "Scientific Workshop Training". Students tailor their own curriculum (2/3 of the programme is electives) to include a great amount of lab work as well as internships in companies or in other academic institutions. Key learning outcomes At the end of course programme, students will be able to: reason with the necessary rigour while applying their skills in the various disciplines of biology - from biochemistry to cell biology passing by genetics and molecular biology use the experimental approaches and the tools of the biologist in these disciplines implement crossdisciplinary skills such as: autonomy, rigour, group work, oral presentations communicate scientific concepts and analyses through the written and the spoken word in French or in English. Occupational profiles of graduates The Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree opens the door to biochemistry and biotechnology laboratories, chemical laboratories, pharmaceutical research laboratories in universities or in industry, forensics, and so on. The holders of a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology can also be hired in basic or applied science programs if they continue their studies and complete a doctoral dissertation. Our graduates work in varied fields of expertise such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, police forensics units, academic research, in national or regional research centres, ... and in higher secondary school. Access to further studies The Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree gives access to Advanced Master’s Degrees and to Doctoral Studies in the Life Science field in the European Community. Master’s Degree holders can also register in the higher secondary school teacher certification programme. Mode of study Full time [-]

MTech in Biotechnology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the MTech Biotechnology is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organisational skills. [+]

The primary purpose of the MTech Biotechnology is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organisational skills. A dissertation-based MTech Biotechnology consists of a comprehensive study of a specialized area in the field of specialisation, reported on and submitted in the form of a dissertation at the end of the programme. The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study. Admission requirements A BTech: Biotechnology or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard. Programme structure Nature of programme:Year programme Minimum duration:1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Maximum duration: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time The curriculum consists of: A dissertation and such additional research work as may be prescribed by the Departmental Head. [-]

Master in Biology

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time 18 - 24  July 2017 Indonesia Surabaya

The Master Program of Biology (MSi Biology) prepare competitive graduates having good skills in analysing and solving the problems in biology at scales ranging from single molecules until whole ecosystems and provides intellectual challenge. The object aim to understand living systems, to help preserve biodiversity and our environment, and to develop biological science that can be applied to the sphere of food, health, bio-energy, and the environment.™ [+]

Masters Degrees in Biology. Objective : The Master Program of Biology (MSi Biology) prepare competitive graduates having good skills in analysing and solving the problems in biology at scales ranging from single molecules until whole ecosystems and provides intellectual challenge. The object aim to understand living systems, to help preserve biodiversity and our environment, and to develop biological science that can be applied to the sphere of food, health, bio-energy, and the environment. Course Description : The course taken at Faculty of Science and Technology comprised of class-lecture activity and laboratory practice. In order to obtain a master degree, student must complete 40-42 credits within 1.5 - 2 years of master study. Currently, Master program conducts studies on four areas such as Environmental Biology, Animal Physiology, Microbiology, and Plant Tissue Culture Outcome : This course produces graduates who have great readiness in playing active role either in government or non government organization. For instance, Master Biology’s graduates are spread all across Indonesia, research centre on biology and natural resources conservation agency, and research center of sugar. Many graduates from the MSi Biology study programme enter careers in fundamental and applied research or go on to become PhD. students. Some find a position as an academic, researcher, communication officer, or policymaker. Specialization Program Environmental Biology: This specialisation focuses mainly on subjects as enviromental, predict the ecological impacts of pollutants and monitoring, implementing ecological sampling mainly for water and land, utilizing the results of the analysis of growth, population interactions, food chains, food webs and ecological pyramid to plan conservation of natural resources in an integrated manner. This field is supported by the subjects, namely applied ecology, population biology, coastal and marine ecology, environmental management, eco-toxicology, environmental sampling techniques and experimental ecology. Animal Physiology: In this specialisation, you obtain knowledge about animal physiology. You learn to analyze the relationship between nature, action, and the role of hormones in the context of physiology, ecology and evolution of organisms, distinguish between various mechanisms and forms of animal adaptation to habitat, to analyze the immunological principles in the manufacture of a contraceptive vaccine, and to analyze cells and cell components to the molecular level. This field is supported by the subjects, namely comparative endocrinology, immunohistochemistry techniques, adaptive physiology, reproductive immunology, cell and tissue cultures of animal, molecular analysis techniques, and animal reproduction technologies. Microbiology: This specialisation focuses mainly on subjects as enviromental microbiology. You learn to evaluation and security control materials and industrial products as well as monitoring the quality of the environment, evaluate the microbial species diversity and the role of microbes in the environment, analyzing microbial products and the role of microbes in industrial fermentation. This field is supported by the subjects, namely microbial analysis techniques, food microbiology, bioconversion, medical microbiology, microbial ecology, bioremediation, and industrial microbiology. Plant Tissue Culture: This specialisation focuses mainly on subjects as plant tissue culture. You learn to analyze the different techniques of plant tissue culture and development, to analyze patterns of growth and development of plants, to compare the biosynthesis and metabolism of phytohormones, to analyze the needs nutrients to plants, symptoms of deficiency of nutrients in plants to overcome the problems in the field of biology plant. This field is supported by the subjects, namely plant tissue culture, plant morphogenesis, physiology grew substances, nutrient physiology, biochemistry of plants, and plant biotechnology. National Networking: Konsorsium Biologi Indonesia (KOBI) International Networking: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Salahadin University-Erbil Indonesian – German Network for Teaching, Training and Research Collaborations (IGN-TTRC) Admission requirements Terms apply in MSi biology requires: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field of science with biology program A grade point average (GPA) for the Bachelor's degree is 2.75 Fluent in Indonesian language, especially writing Skilled using a computer [-]

MSc in Biology, Animal Ecology

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

In this programme in Animal Ecology you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations. [+]

Programme overview

On the Master's programme in Animal Ecology you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations. You will achieve skills in analysing and understanding how evolutionary and ecological processes form appearance, physiology and behaviour in animals. You will also learn how to analyse costs and benefits of different traits and how these are optimised to form reproductive and survival strategies. We offer an excellent research environment, particularly in topics such as animal migration, molecular ecology, life history trade-offs, disease resistance in natural populations and host-parasite interactions. You will use modern field and laboratory methods in studies of ecological and evolutionary issues applied on animals in basic research, as well as applied conservation-related research. Special emphasis is on birds as model systems.... [-]


Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

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

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


MPhil in Fisheries Science

University of Ghana
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Accra

YEAR 1 (24 credits minimum and 36 credits maximum for Year 1). Course Codes. OCFS 603 Coastal Zone Management 2. OCFS 605 Statistics and Computing 2 [+]

M.PHIL FISHERIES SCIENCE

YEAR 1 (24 credits minimum and 36 credits maximum for Year 1)

Course Codes

OCFS 603 Coastal Zone Management 2 OCFS 605 Statistics and Computing 2 OCFS 610 Seminar I 3 FISH 611 Ecology of Fishes 3 FISH 612 Aquaculture 3 FISH 613 Fisheries Resource Dynamics and Assessment 3 FISH 617 Fisheries Techniques 2 FISH 618 Fish Physiology

ELECTIVES

(A minimum of 5 credits to be selected in consultation with the supervising lecturer and may depend on the student’s research area)

Course Codes

OCFS 601 Aquatic Environmental Studies 2 OCNO 611 Biological Oceanography 3 OCNO 613 Chemical Oceanography 3 OCNO 615 Physical Oceanography 3 OCNO 617 Oceanographic Techniques 2 OCNO 619 Marine Geoscience 3 OCNO 622 Law of the Sea 1 OCNO 624 Ecology of Estuaries 2 OCNO 626 Ecology and Conservation of Higher Marine Vertebrates 2 OCNO 632 Marine Botany 2 FISH 614 Conservation and Preservation of Fisheries ... [-]

M.S. in Biology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus. [+]

Master in BiologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus.The Biology and Chemistry programs at USF are designed for graduate students seeking a graduate program with personalized research direction and training from full-time faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful cities.All students admitted to the graduate program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Biology, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies. Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year and some qualified graduate students receive Research Assistantships as well.The Biology research experience and training in USF's graduate program prepares our graduate students well for a future in one of the following areas:... [-]


MRes Ecology, Evolution, and Development

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

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

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

Master in Biology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. [+]

Masters Degrees in Biology. Master in Biology The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: General (electives) Specialisations Biodiversity and systematics Genetics, development and evolution Bioinformatics and data analysis Molecular plant science Curriculum Electives or required courses, depending on the chosen stream (30Credits) Research project and dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Biology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Museums and botanical gardens Bioinformatics Ecology-oriented services Scientific journalism Scientific consulting in governmental or private organisations which finance or supervise research Banking sector (for scientific consulting) Fundamental and medical research in public institutions Scientific research and consulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies Biology teaching in middle school and high school Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Biology or an equivalent degree. Students are required to find a laboratory or group in which to conduct their research project. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty’s academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master’s programme to find out if it is possible to join the course. [-]

Master In Marine Bio-Ecology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Cagliari

The course of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology. In particular, the course of LM aims to provide students with an advanced level of education for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in the field of the environment in all its complexity, with particular attention ... [+]

final test characteristics. The final exam consists of the discussion, in open session of a thesis exclusively experimental character, which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor, the thesis will be written in Italian or English. The experimental activity contributes to the formation of a biologist with marine setting by completing the knowledge acquired during the course of studies with the aim of developing autonomy in research, critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of experimental data, as well as skills in experimental practices related to research biological applied to the sea, its resources and conservation. During discussion of the dissertation, the student must, also, demonstrate that they have assimilated well the topics covered during the studies in order to be able to play a leading role for the activities for which it is named. The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course. Skills required for access. Students wishing to enroll in the Master of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology must be in possession of a Degree or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid under current legislation. For access to the Master of Science as well as proving the possession of curricular requirements corresponding to adequate number of credits in groups of scientific areas that will be defined in the academic regulations, and a good mastery of basic biological disciplines for preparation of the biologist who provide the essential knowledge about the organization of living beings morphological, functional and structural, as well as in English. The verification of the possession of such knowledge will be through defined in the Academic Regulations for the course. specific educational goals. The course of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology. In particular, the course of LM aims to provide students with an advanced level of education for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in the field of the environment in all its complexity, with particular attention to the marine environment, coasts and lagoons. The LM course reflects the research activity carried out in the departments which heads and teachers intend to allow graduates to achieve preparation and skills according to the principles of European harmonization as specified at the national level since CBUI for LM-6 class. The Tuning-based Cagliari table contains a breakdown of skills developed and confirmed for each teaching unit. The training program includes the scope disciplines disciplinary Biodiversity and Environment, Biomedical and Biomolecular, the supplementary and complementary activities and the free choice of the student. In detail, the curriculum is organized to provide: - a deepening of the basics of the biology of marine organisms, and understanding of the distribution and abundance of species in space and time, the effects of human activities on the strength and toughness communities; - A deepening and a complete knowledge about the ecology, with reference to the study of marine and lagoon ecosystems and theoretical principles and methodological practice essential for the monitoring of marine resources; - A deepening and completion of knowledge relating to zoology, with the description of the main marine animal groups for the classification and understanding of the mechanisms of adaptation base (morphological, functional and behavioral); - The acquisition of the fundamental concepts for the description and study of marine biodiversity and the main techniques for the conservation of biodiversity both in situ and ex situ; - The acquisition of theoretical and methodological knowledge to understand the role of reproductive strategies of marine organisms and its importance in the global ecological balance; - A discussion of the basics of botany and the acquisition of the evaluation methods of plant biodiversity and the conservation of endangered species and priority habitats; - A discussion of the basics of the physiology of marine organisms and the methodological tools to learn and interpret key evolutionary physiological mechanisms and adaptive strategies; - A deepening of hygiene basics and acquire the necessary tools for the identification of "risk factors" for human health in the environment and for the development of specific programs for their control and prevention; - A discussion of the basics of microbiology, and acquisition of theoretical and methodological knowledge of environmental microbiology to understand the role of microorganisms in natural environments; - A discussion of the basics of chemistry with the organic reactions in aqueous environment and acquisition of water pollution concepts, of their treatment, the manual for determining the chemical status of marine waters; - The acquisition of basic knowledge on marine geomorphology, physical on trim and the dynamics of the seabed, and the relationships between geomorphological features and global climate change; During teaching the students will acquire: - ability to work in a team, to work with various levels of autonomy and fit in quickly at the workplace; - Ability to use at least one European Union language besides Italian in biology and marine ecology and for the exchange of general information. Teaching is divided into lectures and tutorials, seminars and laboratory work. In addition, a significant part of the commitment of the student teaching, distributed in the two-year course, is focused to the conduct of the internship and the final test which provides original research on issues of biology and marine ecology, in the basic scope or application. During the work of the graduate thesis he is part of a research group actively participating in the experimental work in the laboratory and in the field. The training activities are organized so that graduates can: - perform laboratory and in the wild or in any practical activities especially dedicated to the teaching of experimental methods, to the collection and processing of data and the use of technology ; - In connection with any specific objectives, external activities such as internships in companies, public administration facilities and laboratories, as well as study periods at other Italian and European universities, including in the framework of international agreements. The LM Course in Bio-Marine Ecology represents the ideal continuation for students after the first degree wishing to start scientific research, and prepares to undertake training courses in third level at national and international level, or to move towards vocational activities and project in the public and private sectors. The demand for professional profiles with advanced knowledge and skills in disciplines scope Biodiversity and environment comes from three distinct sectors: - Production Systems (eg. Fishing, aquaculture, mussels, coastal tourist facilities); - Public administration; - Search (public and private institutions). Language / and official teaching, and assessment of the preparation. ITALIAN Communication skills. Graduates in Bio-Marine Ecology are able: - to communicate clearly with others, also in English, what was learned during the course of study, using appropriately the disciplinary lexicon; - To develop, represent and disseminate experimental data, ideas and information using computer systems; - To work in groups; - Prepare / submit research projects, to lead research groups and to present the results of research; - To support, on a solid cultural foundation, comparisons with both specialist and non-specialist, on topics, issues and ideas related to their theoretical and experimental knowledge. These skills will be acquired in training activities related to most of the teachings and during the training period by submitting the data in the literature as an integral part of each teaching and presentation of experimental data in the context of meetings organized by their respective supervisors. Making judgments. Acquisition of conscious independent judgment with respect to autonomy and responsibility of projects, autonomy and accountability structures and staff, identification of new prospects / development strategies, evaluation, interpretation and revision of literature, professional ethics, critical and responsible approach bioethical problems. Ability to make judgments environmental quality and productive potential of marine environments as well as the environmental impact assessment, on experimental data collected in the field and / or obtained by laboratory investigations and on the basis of existing international and national legislation. The autonomy of judgment will be carried out through the evaluation of the ability to interpret and rework, in groups or under the guidance of individual teachers, the experimental results obtained in seminars and the ability to integrate and apply the skills acquired during the design , elaboration and discussion of the dissertation. Learning ability. Acquisition of appropriate skills for the development and continuous improvement of competences with regard to consultation of specialist databases, learning innovative technologies, advanced cognitive tools for the continuous updating of knowledge. These skills will be acquired during the theoretical / practical laboratory work and field, the seminar cycles, the internship and the design process of the thesis. These skills will be evaluated through the drafting and submission of periodic reports concerning these activities. [-]

Master in Plant Breeding

Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Campus Full time September 2017 France Beauvais

The aim of this programme is to train plant breeders able to grasp and manage the scientific and technical interdisciplinarity between biotechnologies, agronomy, plant biology, genetics, regulatory issues and markets. [+]

Masters Degrees in Biology. Master's in Plant Breeding In its report entitled "World Agriculture : towards 2015/2030", the FAO outlines the need for an approximate 60% increase in agricultural production by 2050, in order to meet the nutritional requirements of the world’s human population. This growth will, in part, be built upon an increase in yields, in particular via the genetic improvement of plants. There have been major advances in this field over the last twenty years, as a result of new molecular and cellular biology technologies reaching far beyond the confines of plant transgenics. In this positive context, plant breeding companies and food manufacturing and various non-food manufacturing companies are expressing a growing need for plant breeders who are able to understand and manage increasingly diverse technologies in order to meet more complex and varied objectives. This burgeoning demand is becoming ever more apparent, in the face of a dwindling number of university courses on offer in this field. What is more, the handful of one-year courses specialising in plant breeding do not cover the entire field of activity of a plant breeder in today’s context. Our objectives The Masters programme in Plant Breeding at LaSalle Beauvais is focused on plant improvement and the creation of new plant varieties. In a climate of increasing global demand for both food and non-food agricultural production, and a quest for sustainable growth in agricultural productivity, the Masters programme in Plant Breeding addresses these challenges via plant genetics and improvement. The aim of this programme is to train plant breeders able to grasp and manage the scientific and technical interdisciplinarity between biotechnologies, agronomy, plant biology, genetics, regulatory issues and markets. This programme was designed in partnership with seed companies and the food industry, and constructed with Ghent University, in Belgium, thus combining the hands-on approach of the renowned field training undertaken by LaSalle Beauvais engineers and the excellence of one of Europe’s top universities. Our strengths a more wide-ranging course in plant breeding than most international masters programmes, which focus primarily on the application of biotechnologies to plant breeding ; partnership with Ghent University (Belgium), giving our students access to the latest advances in biotechnology ; a course designed and run in association with seed and plant breeding companies. [-]

Master's Degree in Biodigital Architecture

International University of Catalonia
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

We offer you the chance to take part in the first architecture programme that explores the subject from a biological and digital perspective. An avant-garde syllabus and a new, 21st-century concept at your fingertips. You will have the opportunity [+]

Discover Biodigital Architecture We offer you the chance to take part in the first architecture programme that explores the subject from a biological and digital perspective. An avant-garde syllabus and a new, 21st-century concept at your fingertips. You will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology with new production possibilities. And a whole new world of tools will open up to you, enhancing your professional qualifications and job skills. Are you ready to see the possibilities awaiting you in the field of biodigital architecture? Why choose Biodigital Architecture? Innovative education Experiment with genetic-driven software, evolutionary processes, emerging systems and scripting. New vision of cybernetic-digital and environmental processes Explore concepts such as bio-learning and morphogenesis. International approach and premier academic staff Learn with an international teaching body which has made significant contributions to this new cutting-edge field of biodigital architecture. UIC Barcelona's Master's Degree in Biodigital Architecture is a pioneering programme that combines architecture, biology and new digital trends. Since the year 2000 this programme has offered a unique approach to architecture from a biological and digital perspective. The teaching programme establishes points of contact between new cybernetic-digital and ecological-environmental techniques. It incorporates experimental concepts, methods and works that use genetic-driven software, evolutionary processes, emerging systems, algorithms, parametric models and scripting. An innovative view of architecture that draws from areas such as genetic versus generative, natural versus digital and the impact of new biologies. An avant-garde architecture and design programme that integrates the latest developments in conceptualisation and projection technology: Data-Driven Production, CNC numerical control machines, 3D printers... In short, a non-standard form of architecture that applies and promotes the genetic and digital principles of variation, mutation and hybridisation. Prospective students If you have a university degree in Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Design, Landscaping, Biology or Genetics, this is the right master's degree for you. No previous specialised knowledge of cybernetics or ecology is required. Job Opportunities Architecture, Engineering, Design, Art, Teaching and Research. The combination of advanced digital technology applied to architecture and biological knowledge will open up a new, as of yet untapped market. Academic accreditation University Master's Degree (official), which enables you to undertake doctoral studies. Facilities Digital manufacturing laboratory and genetics laboratory. Curriculum and subjects Seminars and conferences on: Metaphysics and Computation Theories of Emergence The Fundamentals of Genetics The Emergent Nature of Life Eco Manipulation Genetic vs. Generative Digital Tools and Organic Forms New Bio and Digital Techniques The work of Antoni Gaudí and Salvador Dalí as a source of Biodigital Architecture Information Systems: Digital Tools and Organic Forms: Practical classes with training in digital tools such as generative software, parametric associative software, scripting, production tools and CAD/CAM machining, linked to project development Genetic and Biodigital Architectural Design: Studios and workshops including personalised tutorials in order to develop designs and carry out research Masters dissertation: Final presentation of research project. [-]

Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time January 2017 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. [+]

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies.

Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges.

Are you interested in the range of organisms that make up our green planet? Do you want to unlock the secrets of nature?

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. ... [-]