Master of Science (MSc) in Biology

Best 91 Masters of Science (MScs) in Biology 2017

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The MSc, or Master of Science, is an internationally recognized academic degree that indicates proficiency and knowledge of a given topic or field. Most MSc programs take about four years to finish, after which some join the workforce while others continue on in the classroom. 

MSc Program in Biology

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MS Biology

East Tennessee State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The Master of Science degree program in Biology is designed to provide a broad-based education while developing research skills. Areas of particular interest to the faculty include Anatomy, Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Population Biology, Physiology, Science Education, and Systematics. Students successfully completing the M.S. program are encouraged to seek doctoral degrees. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biology. The Master of Science degree program in Biology is designed to provide a broad-based education while developing research skills. Areas of particular interest to the faculty include Anatomy, Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Population Biology, Physiology, Science Education, and Systematics. Students successfully completing the M.S. program are encouraged to seek doctoral degrees. The program has financial support available in the form of Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships. In order to receive full consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by February 1 (for fall admission) and July 1 (for spring admission). The students will choose a major professor by the end of the first semester. To facilitate this decision, curing their first semester, students will interview faculty members to determine their research interests and explore the potential for student participation in ongoing research programs. The major professor, in consultation with the student, recommends at least two additional members of the student's advisory committee. Persons from outside the program may also be added. The advisory committee will meet with the student to set up the plan of study based on the student's background and interests. The program must be approved by one of the program coordinators. The student's advisory committee will meet with the student a minimum of once per semester to assess progress, check the plan of study is being followed, make suggestions and provide supervision as needed. The advisory committee's composition is not binding and may be changed upon written justification. It is the student's responsibility to maintain acceptable progress toward the completion of all degree requirements. Before admission to candidacy, the student must meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School and the student's advisory committee. Before graduation, the student must satisfactorily complete a written qualifying examination, preferably near the end of the third semester. One re-evaluation is allowed/ Failure to complete the evaluation satisfactorily will result in removal from the program. The evaluation will include emphasis on interrelationships, problem solving, and analysis. Final evaluation involves an oral presentation of the thesis and an oral examination in the area of specialization. Program Admission Requirements Submit a general GRE score Have a 3.0 overall grade point average (on a 4.0 system) in their major An undergraduate major in the life or physical sciences, with supporting courses in general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry (microbiology concentration will accept one semester of organic and one semester of biochemistry), and one year of physics are preferred A course in calculus and/or a course in probability and statistics is recommended 2-3 letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf Core Requirements At least two of the following Topics courses (selection of the appropriate courses will be made in consultation with the student's advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator): Biol 5100 - Cell/Molecular Biology Biol 5200 - Organismal Biology Biol 5300 - Ecology/Evolution Biol 5400 - Systematic Biology Biol 5500 - Biometry Biol 5600 - Bibliographic Research (must be taken the first fall semester) Biol 5700 - Seminar (students are required to take this course for two semesters, but are expected to attend departmental seminars on a regular basis, regardless of enrollment in the course) Biol 5900 - Independent Studies (not to exceed a total of 9 credit hours when combined with Biol 5910) Biol 5910 - Research in Biology (not to exceed a total of 9 credit hours when combined with Biol 5900) Biol 5960 - Thesis [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences

University of Turku
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Turku

Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences Extensive cross-disciplinary training for future experts! Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The programme offers four different tracks: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things, Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s degree in Digital Health and Life Sciences is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Common courses which provides you essential knowledge needed in modern bio-health sciences as well as transferrable skills including mandatory language studies (Finnish for foreigner, 5 ECTS and English: Academic writing skills, 2 ECTS) Track-specific Major subject studies that will provide the state-of-the-art theories and practical skills relevant to the field Master’s thesis and related research project and seminar where you will apply your newly acquired knowledge Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes Academic excellence & experience The programme offers four different tracks with specific focus on Digital Health and Life Sciences: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things (IoT), Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The goal of the Health Technology major is an interdisciplinary collaboration between information technology and health sciences. The major consists of studies from the fields of software engineering, information systems and nursing science, giving an excellent stepping stone for students to plan, develop and implement health technology solutions and products for clinical practice and personalised health care. Adapting theoretical knowledge to implement and tune a working solution to a real-life interdisciplinary challenge in an international setting is also an essential part of your studies in this track. The Medical Analytics and Health IoT major brings together skills and principles from computer science, embedded systems as well as from medical sciences to build understanding of theory and practical competences in the field. Unlike many traditional biomedical study programmmes, which are often focused on signal processing and medical machinery, Medical Analytics and Health IoT puts emphasis on contemporary technologies and gives tools to work with the near future ICT technologies. This study track has a strong focus on data analytics and medical Internet of Things while at the same time leveraging from machine learning and software engineering, embedded electronics and security that are strongly represented at Department of Information Technology. When you choose Bioinformatics as your major subject, you will focus on analyses of many kinds of biomedical data, such as DNA sequences and protein structures. Human genome sequences and its variations are at the core of personalised medicine, a growing industry, so more professionals are constantly needed both for developing analysis methods and for running the analyses. You will be participating in actual, new research during your studies and get experience in working in a multidisciplinary team of experts. Molecular Systems Biology offers extensive training in modern molecular biology and specialized education focused on systems biology. In Molecular Systems Biology track you will get a solid understanding of the theories and concepts behind state-of-the-art technologies used for systems biology research in a variety of molecular bioscience disciplines. Hands-on training provided in practical courses and research projects allows you to develop methodological proficiency in current systems biology techniques. The course facilitates strong expertise and active participation in modern bioscience research. Master’s thesis & topics The final project aiming for the Master´s thesis is based on an independent, experimental research project, research seminar and written Master’s thesis. Depending on the study track the final project can consist of a research project focusing on data analysis or other information technological aspects and/or a research project carried out in the laboratory under supervision. The results obtained at the research project will be presented in a Master’s seminar using common procedures known from scientific meetings. The master’s thesis will be written based on the results from the experimental work and a review of relevant background literature. Examples of thesis topics: Health Technology: Ubiquitous Healthcare System based on Internet of Things Semantic Interoperability for Health Systems Using HL7 Standard Rehabilitation evaluation and current simulation assist-treatment for the stroke patients Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things: Detection of Atrial Fibrillation by Using Smartphone Accelerometer Reconfigurable Framework for Abnormality Aware ECG Monitoring Device Sleep Stages Analysis through Remote Bio Sensors Bioinformatics: Analysis of Alpha CA Genes in Early Vertebrates and High-Invertebrates Probing MST1 Kinase Sequence and Structure for Rational Drug Discovery Optimization and Applications of Large-Scale Biomedical Event Networks Molecular Systems Biology: Do the secreted molecules of gut bacterium Faecalibacterium prausnitzii inhibit the fat accumulation in hepatocytes in vitro? Potential of native microalgae strains grown in wastewater for biodiesel production in Nordic climate Calcium induced proteome changes in isolated chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana CAREER OPTIONS Competence description In the Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Health and Life Sciences you will learn how to: work in an international and interdisciplinary environment. work in a research group. In the Health Technology track you will: obtain skills to implement health technology solutions understand ICT assisted health processes In the Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things track you will: obtain expertise in medical data analysis get skills to utilize Internet of Things in healthcare In the Bioinformatics track you will: understand both biological and information technological aspects of bioinformatics handle masses of data through programming analyse biological data with statistical methods In the Molecular Systems Biology track you will: have expertise in current theories in systems biology master state-of-the-art technologies in modern biosciences, including transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Job options Master´s Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences educates future experts for positions in academia, industry, and public sector. Students graduating from the programme may work, among others, as: Project manager Research coordinator Research scientist University lecturer Entrepreneur System architect Data analyst Developer Engineer Career in research Master of Science degree provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku in the University of Turku Graduate School and one of the Doctoral Programmes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirement BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study. Programme-specific requirements The programme is open to applicants with sufficient background knowledge in life sciences, technical sciences and/or natural sciences, and with a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS). The relevance of previous studies depends on the chosen study track. In the Health Technology, and Medical Analytics and Health IoT tracks, relevant fields of previous studies include Computer Science and Computer Engineering. In the Bioinformatics track, the relevant fields of prior studies are biosciences and information technology, or other relevant fields of studies where sufficient knowledge of information technology and/or biosciences is achieved. In the Molecular Systems Biology track, relevant fields of previous studies include molecular biosciences including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, molecular plant biology and molecular microbiology. Applicants may choose only one of the four available tracks upon application. Therefore, it is very important that the applicant chooses the track that is closest to the field of his/her previous degree. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: the applicant’s awarded degree(s) The amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) The language test result (see Language requirements) The motivation letter and possible answers to the optional questions included in the application. Possible online interview The letter of motivation is an important factor in considering the applicant's suitability to the programme, please prepare it carefully. Please notice that the motivation letter may be checked for plagiarism with the Turnitin system of the University of Turku. A previously earned Master's degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. If need be, the most promising applicants will be invited to an online interview. Additional studies The contents of formally eligible applicants' previous degrees do not always correspond to the academic level of the programme. Therefore admitted students can be advised or required to complete additional, Bachelor level studies while studying for the Master's Degree. These studies are not part of the Master's Degree and may extend the targeted study time. In case the applicant lacks previous knowledge only in a certain field which is required to be able to follow a specific course within the Master's Degree Programme, the additional studies may be included in the optional studies of the Master's Degree. The extent and contents of the additional studies are defined in a personal study plan at the beginning of the studies. The amount of required additional studies cannot exceed 60 ECTS. Language Requirements All applicants must prove their knowledge of English in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty. a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period The application period for the programme is yearly around the turn of the year. The studies start in following September. There is only one intake per year and the studies can be started only in the fall. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying! Make sure that you fulfill both the admission and language requirements before applying. How to apply Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences, University of Turku. Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master of Science in Biology

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 30 - 36  August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

The graduate program in biology provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, [+]

Master of Science in Biology

 

The graduate program in biology provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, rangeland biology, systematics, wildlife biology, and zoology.

Graduate curricula are not specified as such; rather programs are designed with your major professor and graduate committee, according to your individual needs and career goals. Your graduate study can lead to a terminal Master of Science degree or prepare you for acceptance into a doctoral program at another university. All graduate programs designed for research professions or doctoral programs include a research project and thesis developed in consultation with your major professor and graduate committee. The thesis defense consists of an oral presentation of your results that is open to the public, followed by a closed session with your advisor and thesis committee. You must also successfully complete a comprehensive oral exam. More information may be obtained from the Graduate School.If you want to pursue a graduate degree as a secondary teacher in biology, or if you desire a "general" master's degree, you may select the non-thesis option, which requires additional coursework and a research paper in lieu of a thesis. An oral presentation is not required for the non-thesis option, but the comprehensive oral exam is. For information about options for a summer-only program for secondary teachers, contact the department chair.... [-]


Course - MSc/PgDip. in Biodiversity and Conservation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity... [+]

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity. This course will provide in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications. The course will be taught through a variety of methods: lectures, practicals, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures will also be adopted - essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and assessment of dissertations. The approach will be to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course, providing a smooth transition for those entering both directly from undergraduate degrees, and for those entering the course from industry. Students will undertake an individual desk-based study where they work closely with an academic supervisor. They also undertake a three-month research project involving experimental data collection, analysis and interpretation, leading to the submission of a dissertation. A highlight of the course is the residential spring field course based in South Africa, which focuses on ecology and the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation (the cost of this field course is not included in the course fees). Course Modules • Introduction to biodiversity • Introduction to conservation biology • Practical environmental assessment • Human interactions with biodiversity • Impacts of environmental change on biodiversity Practical skills modules • Data handling and analysis • Taxonomy, systematics and ID skills • Practical conservation skills • Overseas field course Project modules • Individual desk study • Project planning • Individual research project Entry requirements Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours, or equivalent qualification, in a science subject that included significant components of botany, zoology or a relevant life science. Non-EU applicants will be required to hold an equivalent qualification. Candidates with relevant experience as professional practitioners in biodiversity management or policy may be accepted with lower qualifications. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English in a test administered by an institution independent of their own university (see https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/international.php). [-]

MSc in Plant Biology with an Emphasis in Food Safety and Security

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 18  October 2017 Israel Tel Aviv

This innovative International program is open to students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biology. This innovative International program is open to students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security. The program takes place over 18 months (with an additional thesis year option), full time, and is taught in English. The program's curriculum combines academic research with hands-on agricultural experience in the Arava desert, Israel’s largest vegetable exporting region. The program offers students a internship opportunity (built into the program) to gain first-hand experience in advanced desert agriculture throughout their studies. The International MSc Program in Plant Biology provides the students with academic knowledge with leading faculty, opportunities to gain practical skills and the chance to be a part of creating a sustainable future. International MSc Program in Plant Biology The program takes place in collaboration with the Arava International Center for Agriculture Training (AICAT), and the Regional Agricultural Research and Development Center (at the Yair R&D Station). As part of the collaboration, students will have the unique opportunity to study and reside in a local agricultural village (moshav) within the Arava municipality in the desert. This enriching 18-month program consists of 38 credit hours, which also include the research practicum, spread over three semesters. Due to the nature of the program, the curriculum is fixed and students must take all courses listed. The interdisciplinary curriculum offers students a wide understanding of plant biology, from the molecular and cellular level, and up to the organism level, as well as its interaction with its environment. Select excelling students who are interested in writing a thesis may do after completion of the degree by staying an additional year to conduct research on the Tel Aviv University campus. Admissions The program is designed for graduates of accredited institutions of higher education. Preferred candidates will have completed a B.Sc. in life sciences or related fields with a minimum grade of 80 (or equivalent). Under special circumstances, students with other academic backgrounds will be considered as well. Professional experience in fields related to agriculture is highly advantageous. The participants in this program will be made up of diverse nationalities with varied fields of interest. Our admission policy takes into account the applicant's academic records and recommendations, as well as personal essay and relevant experience. [-]

Maestría en Producción Animal y Recursos Naturales

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
Campus Full time July 2017 Mexico Chihuahua

El programa está enfocado a la formación integral de recurso humano a nivel posgrado, que al involucrarse en actividades de generación, validación y/o transferencia del conocimiento, así como de formación de profesionistas, den respuesta con propuestas innovadoras y sustentadas en el conocimiento a las demandas de solución a la problemática de los sistemas de producción animal, el uso sustentable y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en Chihuahua, en México e incluso allende sus fronteras. [+]

El programa está enfocado a la formación integral de recurso humano a nivel posgrado, que al involucrarse en actividades de generación, validación y/o transferencia del conocimiento, así como de formación de profesionistas, den respuesta con propuestas innovadoras y sustentadas en el conocimiento a las demandas de solución a la problemática de los sistemas de producción animal, el uso sustentable y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en Chihuahua, en México e incluso allende sus fronteras. Para ello, el programa desarrolla en el estudiante diferentes competencias genéricas y de especialidad en cuatro áreas de especialización: Nutrición Animal, Reproducción y Genética Animal, Manejo de Recursos Naturales y Tecnología de Productos de Origen Animal. Misión y Visión MISIÓN Formar recurso humano especializado con competencias integrales para que contribuyan al desarrollo sustentable, mediante la generación, aplicación, difusión y transferencia de conocimiento para la solución de problemas e innovación en los sistemas de producción animal y el cuidado y uso responsable de los recursos naturales, a favor de una mejor calidad de vida en el contexto regional y nacional. VISIÓN 2018 El programa de maestría en ciencias en Producción Animal y Recursos Naturales es un referente nacional e internacional, con alta pertinencia social, reconocido por la productividad académica, impacto de sus resultados y por la calidad en la formación de recursos humanos comprometidos con la generación y aplicación responsable e innovadora del conocimiento para la solución de problemas del sector agroalimentario, los recursos naturales y el medio ambiente. Posee cuerpos académicos de alto nivel, capaces de analizar y diseñar soluciones integrales desde diversas dimensiones tecnológicas, económicas, sociales y ambientales mediante proyectos articulados en redes de colaboración que contribuyen al fortalecimiento de la Facultad y de la Universidad. PERFIL DE INGRESO Los aspirantes a ingresar al programa de Maestría en Ciencias deberán tener una sólida preparación académica relacionada a la ciencia animal y el manejo de los recursos naturales y capacidad para llevar a cabo investigaciones científicas, por tanto deberán contar con: Conocimientos de biología, química, matemáticas, estadística, ecología, informática, métodos de investigación y conocimientos mínimos de los sistemas de producción animal, así como dominio del idioma inglés a nivel intermedio. Habilidades para expresarse en forma oral y escrita. Capacidad para el trabajo independiente y en equipo, así como en el manejo de animales, equipo, herramientas y reactivos de laboratorio. Aptitud para trabajar en actividades al aire libre. Interés científico por los problemas pecuarios y los recursos naturales del país. Vocación de servicio, disposición para adquirir conocimientos, competencias, destrezas y deseo de superación personal. Valores tales como la ética, disciplina, responsabilidad, honestidad, dignidad, humildad y respeto para consigo mismo, las personas, las instituciones y la naturaleza. PERFIL DE EGRESO El Maestro en Ciencias es un profesional con sentido ético y compromiso social, que posee e integra conocimientos, habilidades y actitudes para desempeñarse eficientemente y de manera efectiva en actividades de investigación científica, aplicación, difusión y transferencia de conocimientos para la solución integral de los problemas complejos de la industria pecuaria nacional y de los recursos naturales. En general, al egresar del programa cuenta con dominios de competencias para: La identificación de problemas relevantes La síntesis y comunicación efectiva del conocimiento El desarrollo de investigación supervisada El diseño, aplicación y evaluación de estrategias basadas en el conocimiento para la solución de problemas en su área de especialidad La generación y análisis de información pertinente El trabajo grupal y multidisciplinario La implementación de dinámicas grupales para la identificación de problemas relevantes y la propuesta de acciones estratégicas de solución La comunicación efectiva de contenidos significativos en ambientes formales de enseñanza-aprendizaje La gestión de la investigación y el desarrollo tecnológico De acuerdo con su área de especialidad cuenta con dominios para: La implementación de programas de manejo reproductivo con la aplicación de estrategias y/o técnicas apropiadas El desarrollo de estrategias, procesos y/o productos innovadores para la intervención o manipulación de los procesos reproductivos La propuesta, ejecución y evaluación de planes de conservación y/o mejora genética con la aplicación de herramientas y tecnologías apropiadas La propuesta, implementación y evaluación de prácticas, técnicas y planes de uso sustentable, monitoreo y conservación de recursos naturales El manejo sustentable de los pastizales para la producción animal y su aprovechamiento integral La selección y obtención de indicadores para la valoración del estado del ambiente, la sustentabilidad de los sistemas de producción y su relación con las actividades humanas La implementación de acciones de mitigación y adaptación al impacto ambiental La implementación y evaluación de planes de manejo nutricional con el uso de procesos y/o productos biotecnológicos La aplicación de los fundamentos de la fisiología digestiva y el metabolismo para desarrollar y evaluar estrategias y productos para la alimentación animal encaminadas a mejorar la eficiencia en la producción y la calidad en los productos El diseño de planes de alimentación para la optimización de la respuesta biológica del animal y los costos de producción, minimizando el impacto en el ambiente El diseño y/o aplicación de esquemas de valoración y clasificación de animales y productos cárnicos y lácteos por calidad y rendimiento El desarrollo y/o evaluación de procesos y tecnologías para el manejo y procesado que aseguren la calidad e inocuidad de los alimentos de origen animal (carne y leche) El desarrollo de nuevos productos lácteos y cárnicos con base en el conocimiento científico para incorporar elementos que mejoren su contenido nutritivo y/o su contribución a la salud del consumidor REQUISITOS DE INGRESO, PERMANENCIA Y EGRESO REQUISITOS DE INGRESO Llenar solicitud disponible en www.posgrado.fzye.uach.mx. Poseer título de licenciatura en un área afín a la que pretende ingresar. La aplicación y aprobación del examen EXANI - III, cuyo puntaje será evaluado por el comité de evaluación de aspirants a ingresar del área de interés, debiendo obtener un mínimo de 980 puntos. Presentar y aprobar el examen de conocimientos aplicado por la Secretaría de Investigación y Posgrado. Acreditar 400 puntos del TOEFL o el nivel correspondiente del Centro de Aprendizaje de Idiomas de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Promedio mínimo de 8.0 en estudios anteriores. Realizar entrevista con el Comité de Admisión. Currículum vitae (incluyendo copias de documentos probatorios). Entregar toda la documentación de tipo administrativo que se solicita Tres cartas académicas de recomendación de profesionales con nivel de posgrado. Carta de aceptación institucional, avalada por el Comité de Evaluación del área de especialización seleccionada. REQUISITOS DE PERMANENCIA Dedicación de tiempo completo al programa. Cumplir con los reglamentos de la UACH y de la Facultad de Zootecnia y Ecología. Acreditar, en con formidad con el Reglamento del Posgrado, con calificación mínima de 8.0, en una escala de 0.0 a 10.0, los cursos comprometidos durante el semestre. Mantener un promedio mínimo de 8.0 y no reprobar dos cursos, o uno en dos ocasiones, durante el programa de formación académica. Cumplir con los avances de su tesis y el portafolio de evidencias del avance en el logro de competencias, de acuerdo con lo programado y con el aval de su Comité de Grado. No ser puesto a disposición del Consejo Técnico de la Facultad por motivo fundamentado y sea objeto de un veredicto negativo. REQUISITOS DE OBTENCIÓN DEL GRADO Cumplir con el mínimo de créditos especificados por la reglamentación vigente y el programa de estudios avalado por el Comité de Grado. Cumplir con el Artículo 78 del Capítulo XIV del Reglamento del Posgrado. Desarrollo y defensa oral de un trabajo de investigación realizado como tesis. Haber publicado en extenso en memoria de congreso o enviado a publicación en revistas avaladas por el CONACYT al menos un artículo científico producto de sus actividades en el programa. El plazo máximo para presentación del examen de grado será de un año a partir de la fecha en que se concluya con el programa académico correspondiente. A petición razonada del tutor al Coordinador Académico, se podrá ampliar dicho plazo hasta por un año más. En caso de que un candidato exceda el tiempo máximo estipulado para presentar el examen, deberá presentar examines de al menos dos materias disciplinares que ya haya cursado y que el Comité de Grado defina, o bien, cursar nuevamente las materias correspondientes, antes de autorizarse su examen de grado. Acreditar 450 puntos del TOEFL o el nivel correspondiente del Centro de Aprendizaje de Idiomas de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Defender exitosamente una Tesis ante un comité evaluador. Cumplir con la integración del portafolio de evidencias sobre el logro de los dominios de competencias, de acuerdo con el Comité de Grado. [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology

University of Tor Vergata
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The University of Rome Tor Vergata provides an exciting M.Sc in Biotechnology program that combines biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology and microbiology with business fundamentals and ecology — the essential background and depth of the biotech industry's interface between research and development, business management and ethical manufacturing. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biology. Master of Science in Biotechnology The University of Rome Tor Vergata provides an exciting M.Sc in Biotechnology program that combines biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology and microbiology with business fundamentals and ecology — the essential background and depth of the biotech industry's interface between research and development, business management and ethical manufacturing. The M.Sc in Biotechnology program at Tor Vergata: Merges fundamental elements of science, technology and business to prepare second level graduates for a range of jobs in the biotechnology industry. Offers core graduate courses taught by research faculty, alongside elective courses taught by prominent experts in their fields, in all areas of biotechnology (white, red, green, grey and blue). Includes an internship requirement that gives students the ability to gain valuable hands-on experience and opportunities to build personal and professional networks which positions them well for obtaining permanent employment upon graduation. Has a low student to instructor ratio, with mentorship and career development support. Benefits from a unique location on the outskirts of one of the most beautiful, history-rich cities in the world. Program Goals Through this program, students will be able to develop a deep knowledge of the theory and fundamentals of biotechnology and develop biotechnology laboratory skills, with a comprehension of the real-world biotech business. Graduates will acquire the competence needed to work in the field of: Research in gene manipulation and production of proteins Creation and monitoring of genetically modified organisms (GMO) Pharmacology Food industry and food control Industrial and environmental quality control Molecular diagnostics Teaching (in Italy, class 60/A – high schools) They also get access to Ph.D. programs and to other secondary specialization schools. Degree Requirements To complete the program, a total of 120 credits (CFU) must be acquired. 1 CFU is conventionally set as corresponding to 8 hours of lessons plus 16 hours of personal study, or to 12 hours of laboratory experience. Of the 120 CFU, 77 credits are from Core Courses and 9 credits are from Elective Courses. The final 34 CFU must be acquired by the students fulfilling the degree requirements, i.e. performing experimental lab work (usually in a 6-8 months internship project yielding publication-quality research), writing a dissertation on its results and defending the dissertation. Admission Requirements A maximum of 60 students will be admitted. Citizens from Italy, other EU countries and non-EU countries are equally admitted to the selection. Non-EU candidates not residing in Italy must proceed with the pre-enrollment procedure at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country before the opening of the online application. For admission into the M.Sc. in Biotechnology, the prospective student must have: Sufficient background in the following: Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics; Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Animal and Plant Physiology, Microbiology, Virology, Statistics, Basic economy and Bioethics and therefore should have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Biotechnology. Admission of students possessing other university first level degrees is possible upon preliminary assessment of their previous academic career by an ad hoc Committee. Admission is allowed by the Committee if the number of CFU not already possessed by the student is less than 35. If a formative debt is assigned by the Committee, prospective student must fulfill the requirement prior to enrollment. ... [-]

MSc in Biology

Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Copenhagen

The 21st century is rapidly becoming the biological century. Master’s students in biology have the chance to partake in modern biology’s revolutionary current where among many other [+]

Master of Science (MSc) in BiologyAs an MSc student of Biology you will be part of a rapidly developing field in which modern biology is integrating molecular techniques in the solution of biological problems such as climate change, pollution, diseases and loss of biodiversity. If you would like to make a difference and make your mark on the future, an MSc degree in Biology might well be the obvious choice for you.

The programme is offered in English.

The 21st century is rapidly becoming the biological century. Master’s students in Biology have the chance to partake in modern biology’s revolutionary current where, among many other developments, molecular techniques are being integrated to address biological problems. The graduate programme allows you a learning opportunity to understand, utilize and protect nature and its diverse abundance of organisms.... [-]


MSc The Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Master's programme is designed to educate students for careers in the biomedical science, in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biology. Objective of the Programme Master's programme is designed to educate students for careers in the biomedical science, in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. The programme’s main feature is the combination of fundamental education in physics and mathematics with the knowledge and skills in biological and physiological analysis. Using scientific research and experimental base of the Laboratory of Molecular NeurodegenerationSPbSTU students have an opportunity to develop skills in modern experimental techniques, biophysical and biomedical technologies. The programmeis expected to involve training and internshipin the leading international centers. Key Advantages The programme provides our students with the knowledge and competences for a further professional career in biomedical field. Good command of English allows the participation in the seminars delivered in English by guest lecturers and provides internships in international centers and companies. The programme offers a unique opportunity for the joint study of Russian students with students from the universities from all over the world as well as the opportunity to participate together in academic and extracurricular activities atSPbSPU. Unique opportunities for international academic mobility. One semester of trainingabroad at academic partners of SPbSPU. Teaching Methods The focus of the programme is to enrich the knowledge and develop practical research skills in the field of experimental cell biology, neurobiology and medicine. Workshops, scientific discussions, individual project presentations are the key part of the programme. Students will learn to formulate scientific problems, questions, ways and methods to solve them. [-]

Master in Plant Biology

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Plant Biology is a joint programme of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which ensures an exceptionally comprehensive curriculum. You will be able to study the diversity of wild and cultivated plants from the Arctic to the Tropics, as well as plant functions from the molecular to the ecosystem level. [+]

Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breath. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibres, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. Plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things and how can we profit from understanding them? When you have graduated from the Master’s Program in Plant Biology you will have the answers to these big questions, and more, such as: How one plant cell develops into a complicated organism and how plant cells, tissues and organs communicate with each other How plants avoid, tolerate or defend themselves from external stress factors such as diseases, drought and excessive solar radiation How plants sense their environment and communicate with each other and with other organisms How plants, interacting with microbes, fungi and animals, maintain ecosystems and thus life How the genotypic, functional and morphological differences between plants allow them to thrive in vastly different habitats You will also be able to: Understand how research in plant biology and biotechnology can contribute to plant breeding and production Plan, coordinate and execute high-quality basic and applied scientific research Have a good command of the scientific method and critically evaluate research across scientific disciplines Use the basic skills needed to expand your knowledge into other related fields and communicate with experts in those fields Act in working life as an expert and innovator in your field, supported by your language, communication and other transferable skills Be eligible for scientific post-graduate (doctoral) studies After earning your degree, you can continue towards a PhD or move directly into a career. If you have a Bachelor’s degree in a field of biology from another Finnish university or from a foreign university anywhere in the world, you are welcome to apply for the Master’s programme in Plant Biology. Based on your previous studies we will evaluate the possible need for supplementary studies, which will be included in your degree. The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee ranges from 15 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion English is the main teaching language. Because the programme is multilingual, you can take your examinations, write your thesis and fulfil other programme requirements in English, Finnish or Swedish. Pro­gramme con­tents The Master’s Programme in Plant Biology is a joint programme of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which ensures an exceptionally comprehensive curriculum. You will be able to study the diversity of wild and cultivated plants from the Arctic to the Tropics, as well as plant functions from the molecular to the ecosystem level. The teaching is diverse, consisting of modern laboratory and computer courses, field courses, seminars and excursions. The curriculum is intertwined with research. You will be introduced to the research groups from the beginning of your studies, so you will become familiar with research methods as your studies progress. Much of the study material is in various learning platforms (such as Moodle), which allow distance learning. You will have a personal tutor who will help you tailor an individual study plan according to your requirements. Within the programme you can choose among several optional study modules and focus on, for example: Plant biotechnology and breeding Molecular biology and genetics Regulation of growth, reproduction and differentiation of tissues Biological basis of crop yield Plant ecology and evolutionary biology Evolutionary history and systematics of plants and fungi Species identification All modules are worth at least 15 credits. They are interlinked to ensure a coherent and balanced degree that allows you to obtain a broad perspective. Alternatively, you can focus on your primary research interest while acquiring the skills needed to follow your career goals on completion of your degree. A translational perspective is emphasised in courses in which it is relevant. That will allow you to apply the acquired basic knowledge in problem-based research, bridging the gap between basic and applied research. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor By choosing study modules you find interesting you will be able to deepen your expertise in particular areas of plant biology. Your degree can thus be tailored depending on your aspirations, whether you want to be a university researcher, entrepreneur, or environmental/agricultural consultant. You will also be free to pick individual courses from any module, without having to take all courses in it. However, each module is a coherent entity so we recommend that you take all of the courses in it. Pro­gramme struc­ture The extent of the programme is 120 credits (ECTS), to be completed in two years of full-time studies. The degree consists of 60 credits of advanced studies (in plant biology), including Master’s thesis (30 credits) 60 credits of other studies from this programme or other programmes The curriculum contains a personal study plan and it can contain career planning or transferable skill studies. Thesis By completing your Master’s thesis (30 credits) you will show that You are capable of scientific thinking You are able to design and carry out experiments under supervision You are profoundly familiar with the topic of your thesis You are capable of effective written scientific communication A Master’s thesis project usually consists of four distinct phases Design and planning of the study Gathering the data (field work and/or laboratory work and/or mathematical modelling) Analysing the data (validation/quality control, statistical analysis, plotting) Interpreting and discussing the results in the light of existing literature on the topic Typically, the work is carried out in a research project in which you have a clearly defined and independent role. You must write the thesis yourself. Your work will be supervised by a person, such as a professor or lecturer, who has a PhD in the same field of research and who knows the topic and the relevant courses well. Upon completing your Master’s project, you will understand how a research project proceeds, from planning the work to carrying it out and reporting the results. Ca­reer pro­spects With a Master’s degree in Plant Biology, you will have many potential career opportunities. You can work especially As a researcher and/or part-time teacher at universities or other institutions of higher education As a researcher in national and international institutions in the public and private sectors As an expert, civil servant, authority or PR officer in public administration In various positions in international organisations or enterprises engaged in bioeconomy As an entrepreneur in the biological or environmental sectors of business Com­pet­ence In addition to the job prospects listed above, you will be eligible for doctoral studies in relevant doctoral programmes in Finland, Europe or anywhere in the world. For doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki, please see item 12 below. In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion International scope is a key benefit of the Plant Biology programme. You will be encouraged and helped to seek exchange possibilities in international student exchange programmes with cooperating universities. In this way you will get new ideas, perspectives and personal contacts that may prove useful later in your working life or doctoral studies. All of our research groups include numerous members from Europe and farther afield. Thus you will be doing research in an international community and will be able to improve your skills in foreign languages, especially English, which is of primary importance in working life today. You can also tutor international students or act in the student’s subject association or Student’s Union and get valuable experience of international and multicultural communities. Net­work­ing Such a multifaceted programme is only possible through the joint efforts of various parties. Therefore the teaching and research is carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Biotechnology, Botany Unit of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, Natural Resources Institute in Finland, Plant Biotechnology Unit of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finnish Food Safety Authority EVIRA, and Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd. company. This ensures that you will have good prospects for jobs or apprenticeships. The experimental greenhouses and outdoor fields on the Viikki campus are also used for teaching purposes. The five field stations in Finland owned by the University of Helsinki are a valuable asset and the venues for numerous field courses. Of the stations, Tvärminne Zoological Station is located on the southern coast, Lammi Biological Station and Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station in the southern inland, and Värriö Subarctic Research Station and Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland, in the north of Finland. At the Taita Hills Research Station in Kenya, East Africa, you can have a completely different, once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. Re­search fo­cus All teaching is based on the latest scientific knowledge. Research in Plant Biology is advancing on many fronts. It operates from the molecular and cellular levels to the ecosystem level, and covers both wild and cultivated plants. The main focus areas are regulation of plant development and differentiation of tissues and organs; crop yield and breeding of cultivated plants; stress responses; population ecology of fungal plant diseases; and evolution, ecology, genetics, genomics and biotechnology of plants and fungi. Studying Plant Biology will involve you in fascinating research projects looking for solutions to many current problems. Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS) is a virtual, internationally recognised community of researchers based on the Viikki campus. It includes plant researchers working in different units and faculties within the campus. Its purpose is to advance and expedite cooperation in high-standard teaching and research. As a student you will be part of the ViPS community through the courses, seminars, apprenticeships and degree work offered by the Master’s Programme in Plant Biology. [-]

MSc in Biological Sciences - General Biology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This programme is designed for students who want to become specialists with a broad orientation and do not wish to restrict their focus to one subject in the... [+]

MSc in Biological Sciences - General Biology

 

Language of instruction: English

Starts in: September

The Master's programme in General Biology covers everything, from the molecular mechanisms of a virus to the population dynamics of African elephants. This programme is designed for students who want to become specialists with a broad orientation and do not wish to restrict their focus to one subject in the field of biology. This is especially suitable for students who plan to work in areas where a broad knowledge of biology will be useful, for example as a teacher or a policy maker.

 

 

Professional skills

This track is ideal to combine with a professional specialization, one that focuses on other skills than doing research. There are two professional specialization you can choose from:... [-]


M.Sc. in Management & Engineering in Water Resources

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

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

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

M.Sc. Biological Sciences

BITS Pilani
Campus Full time 2 - 4  July 2017 India Hyderabad Vasco da Gama + 1 more

These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biology. These are integrated degree programmes without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. While these programmes ensure the required science component in any comparable postgraduate science degrees of other universities, they also incorporate many courses which have been notionally considered to be the domain of engineers. The integrated nature of the programmes and their analytical and engineering science contents give them a added professional character and equips students with the skills and problem solving abilities to participate usefully in industrial jobs. While a capable student with a 10+2 background may be able to complete these programmes in four years, students with a 10+2+3 background with a B.Sc. degree, admitted on advanced standing basis will require two to three years to finish the programme. The vast majority of students who are admitted for these degrees also aspire and work for a second degree from B.E. (Hons.), M.M.S., B.Pharm. degrees under the dual degree scheme. Practice School All the integrated first degree programmes have Practice School options. which consists of two courses, Practice School I and Practice School II. A student goes to Practice School I of two months' duration during the summer following second year and to Practice School II of five and a half months' duration during the final year. The curriculum, through Practice School, finds a formal method of bringing the reality of professional environment into the educational process. Electives A student is required to complete at least 12 elective courses under the categories of Humanities electives, Discipline electives and Open electives. By judicious choice of these courses a student can obtain depth in his/her discipline and/or expand his/her horizon to gain exposure to one or more other areas of study. [-]

MSc in Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture (Named Degree Outcomes)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit with your individual needs. [+]

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit with your individual needs. Aquaculture Business Management Aquaculture and Development Aquaculture and the Environment Aquaculture Business Management Aquaculture Business Management provides appropriate and flexible learning opportunities to allow students to understand the economics of aquaculture and set up business plans necessary to establish and consolidate new and existing aquaculture enterprises. The course places an emphasis on investment, financial management and marketing considerations, fundamental to the success of commercial aquaculture operations in any operating context. The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated (at the end of each assessed module) towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture Business Management, there are two compulsory advanced topics of study: Business and Financial Management, and Policy, Planning and Management. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome. Aquaculture and Development The Aquaculture and Development course offers students the opportunity to hone skills necessary to plan, manage and evaluate aquaculture development projects. This course places an emphasis on ensuring the sustainability of aquaculture development initiatives in environmental, social and economic terms. The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated (at the end of each assessed module) towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture and Development, there are three compulsory advanced topics of study: Environmental Management; Livelihoods and Aquatic Resource Management and Policy; and Planning and Management. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome. Aquaculture and the Environment Environmental management of aquaculture to enhance sustainability is becoming ever more important. The MSc course in Aquaculture and the Environment provides flexible learning opportunities to acquire and extend the knowledge and expertise to develop environmental assessment strategies, management systems and regulation frameworks for the aquaculture industry or development projects throughout the world. The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated (at the end of each assessed module) towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture and the Environment, there are two compulsory advanced topics of study: Environmental Management and Environmental systems modelling. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses. Scholarships & funding Scottish Funding Council Masters Scholarships The Scottish Funding Council is funding Home/EU tuition fees for a number of places on this course. Funded places are open to applicants domiciled in Scotland and the EU. Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan This course is currently approved for PTFL (Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan) funding from SAAS Delivery and assessment In addition to lectures, tutorials and seminars, a number of assignments must be completed. Laboratory-based practical sessions and fieldwork are also important elements of the course. Taught module assessment is continuous, involving short tests, seminars, essays, practical reports, critical and computational analysis, field assignments and set project reports. The research project module is examined through written dissertation and seminar presentations by both examiners and the external examiner. Strengths The Institute has been closely associated with the global expansion of aquaculture initially through developing and improving the existing production systems and the development of new farmed species. In recent years our research has focused on increasing the sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of these activities. This gives out students the unique opportunity to be associated with these activities and obtain an insight into all aspects of aquacultural sciences and development worldwide. Career opportunities 90.5% of Stirling graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation. [-]

Master of Science in Biology

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg

The Master of Science program in Biology prepares students for employment in a variety of professional settings and for further study toward doctoral degrees such as the MD, DDS and PhD. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Biology. Biology, MS Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The Master of Science program in Biology prepares students for employment in a variety of professional settings and for further study toward doctoral degrees such as the MD, DDS and PhD. It is a comprehensive biological science program in which a student may concentrate primarily in cellular/molecular biology, physiology/developmental biology, conservation ecology, or biochemistry. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, health science, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. The emphasis of the MS Biology degree program is to develop practical research skills and a broad conceptual foundation in the field of biological science. Students in the program receive: Graduate-level coursework in a rigorous, yet flexible and broad-based curriculum. An academic environment that fosters collaboration among students. Personal attention from experienced faculty. Advising and mentoring in academic, volunteer, research and internship opportunities that enhance student skills before transitioning to graduate school, professional school or the workforce. The program is course-based and includes a one-semester research experience. Students who are prepared for advanced research training may pursue a Master’s thesis under the sponsorship of a department faculty member. Admission Applicants should consult the general requirements for admission to graduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences covered on the Roosevelt University web site. Graduate faculty members will evaluate each applicant’s individual record of academic achievement, professional experience and self-assessment. Weakness in one or a few areas of preparation will not preclude a positive admission decision. Application materials Graduate Application: Application to the College of Arts & Sciences at Roosevelt University. Official Transcript(s): Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Expanded Resume: Students should provide a detailed account of their academic and extracurricular experiences. Discuss any employment, teaching, leadership and research experiences along with a brief description of what was learned from each experience. Personal Statement: The brief (one-page) personal statement conveys the student's motivation for his/her chosen career. If the student has a personal statement from a central admissions service, they may submit this statement. Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation appropriate for a professional school application. Official GRE, MCAT, PCAT or DAT Score (recommended): Official score in one of the graduate admissions tests that is no more than three years old. Prerequisites Prerequisite coursework Applicants to the MS Biology program must hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and must have completed the academic requirements described below. Mathematics through integral calculus Chemistry through the second semester of organic chemistry Physics through the second semester of physics with calculus Biology through introductory biology Students lacking these prerequisites may be admitted provisionally until they have been completed satisfactorily (grade of B- or better). None of the prerequisite courses may be used toward fulfilling the requirements for the Master's degree. Graduate transfer credit toward the degree must be approved by the faculty in each concentration and is limited to six semester hours. Requirements Program Requirements The MS in Biology requires a minimum of 36 semester hours, at least 30 of which must be completed at Roosevelt University. Students may concentrate their studies in cellular and molecular biology, physiology and developmental biology, conservation ecology, or biochemistry. New students must consult with the graduate program director upon admission to the graduate program. Each graduate student is required to meet with a graduate advisor at least once each semester to select appropriate courses for the following semester. Research opportunities All students must complete three semester hours of research by enrolling in Research in Biology (BIOL 492) or in Research Methods (BIOL 468). It is recommended that BIOL 492 be taken for 3 semester hours, but it may be taken in increments to total 3 semester hours. Following the initial research experience, qualified students may pursue advanced study toward a Master’s thesis by enrolling in 3-6 additional credits of Thesis (BIOL 485). These credits are included in the total graduate credit hours. A student who has completed at least one semester of full-time graduate study (or 9 credit hours) with a grade average of 3.0 (B) or higher should consult with members of the department faculty to select a research advisor. Recommended courses The remaining coursework may be chosen from the appropriate list below or from other scheduled courses, in consultation with a graduate advisor. Other courses, including select courses at the advanced undergraduate level, may be taken as a course-by-arrangement with instructor and advisor approval. No more than 10 semester hours of course-by-arrangement will be included in the 36 semester hour minimum. 300-level courses BIOL 310 Fundamentals of Behavioral Neuropsychology .....3 BIOL 324 Marine Biology .....3 BIOL 360 Microbiology .....5 Biochemistry BCHM 420 Physical Chemistry for Bioscience .....3 BCHM 444 Bioinorganic Chemistry .....3 BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 BCHM 464 Protein Structure Determination .....3 BCHM 493 Biochemistry Seminar .....1 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 458 Cell Biology .....5 BIOL 491 Medical Internship .....3 Cellular and Molecular Biology BCHM 420 Physical Chemistry for Bioscience .....3 BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 BIOL 404 Histology and Ultrastructure .....5 BIOL 451 Advanced Genetics .....5 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 458 Cell Biology .....5 BIOL 461 Information Technology for Biosciences .....3 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 Conservation Biology BIOL 414 Quantitative Ecology and Conservation .....5 BIOL 422 Botany .....4 BIOL 432 Ecology of the Tallgrass Prairies .....4 BIOL 451 Genetics .....5 BIOL 456 Developmental Biology .....3 BIOL 465 Aquatic Toxicology .....5 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 BIOL 492 Research Methods .....3 Physiology and Developmental Biology BIOL 404 Histology and Ultrastructure .....5 BIOL 430 Physiology: Mechanisms and Disorders .....3 BIOL 438 Organ Systems Physiology .....5 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 456 Developmental Biology .....3 BIOL 458 Research Methods .....5 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 BIOL 491 Medical Internship .....3 [-]