MSc in Biotechnology

Top 84 Master of Science Programs in Biotechnology 2017

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The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.

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Master of Information Systems

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

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

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

Master's Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development

University of Turku
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development trains experts for the entire drug development chain. The programme gives students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition the students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development Welcome to discover new drugs with us! The Master’s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development trains experts for the entire drug development chain. The programme gives students a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition the students will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance. The graduating MSc knows the drug discovery and development processes, and procedures applied in drug regulatory science and the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life-span of a drug. She/He has comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. The education gives also a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. For post-graduate studies, University of Turku Graduate School offers e.g. Drug Research Doctoral Programme. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Academic excellence & experience Turku is a great place to study Drug Discovery and Development! 90% of Finnish drug innovations have been made in Turku. To support the future discoveries, University of Turku has chosen drug development among its strategic profiling areas. The research in biosciences and medicine is internationally ranked among the top in the world. The keys for success lie in long biomedical research traditions and a compact campus area, where two universities and university hospital operate to create interdisciplinary and innovative study and research environment. Research focus is on translational medicine, disease modeling and biomedical imaging. Available infrastructure includes the world famous Turku PET Centre and Turku Centre for Disease Modeling, TCDM, which both offer services for drug development research. Turku has also the largest cluster of pharma industry in Finland. Nearby companies not only provide experts for visiting lectures, but also create internship and job opportunities for the graduates. Biomedical Sciences at Turku Universities Turku has longstanding research traditions in the field of biomedicine. Especially the areas of drug discovery, diagnostics, and biological and medical imaging represent the spearhead expertise of University of Turku. Drug Discovery and Development programme is part of the larger ensemble of MSc programmes in Biomedical Sciences. The close collaboration of three biomedical programmes forms a unique educational combination of biomedical sciences in Finland and worldwide. Biomedical Sciences is a collaboration of two universities, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The offered education is based on the true research strengths of the participating units: Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Turku Department of Biochemistry at the University of Turku Department of Biosciences at the Åbo Akademi University. Other programmes in the ensemble of Biomedical Sciences are Biomedical Imaging, and Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics. Major subject studies in each are programme-specific, but can be offered as selectable studies for all the programmes. Each student makes a personal study plan, which helps to select the courses which best suit for personal interests and background. Master´s Degree Programme in Drug Discovery and Development is part of NordBioMedNet network. The universities of Bergen, Copenhagen, Eastern Finland, Turku and Karolinska Institutet have established the network to develop biomedical education in Nordic countries. Programme students have possibilities for course, internship and research project exchange in the partner universities. The network also offers virtual intensive courses and online learning portal on www.nordbiomed.net. Master thesis & topics The Master´s thesis project is based on independent, experimental research work. The topic of the thesis will always be agreed together with and accepted by the thesis examiner. Students write a research plan, conduct a research project in a laboratory, analyze obtained results, and demonstrate their ability to interpret results and write a report in a form of a scientific article. The project work is always performed under the guidance of a supervisor. In order to also practice scientific communication, students present their results in seminars and write a press release to simulate collaboration of between the academia and the media. Examples of thesis topics: drug development for receptor antagonists and their potential in treating cognitive disorders pharmacological characterization of ion channels diagnostics tools for coronary artery diseases – characterization of antibodies modeling of schizophrenic disorders in rats RNA interference in HSV-virus treatment optimization of synthesis of indazole structures for drug development the use of positron emission tomography (PET) to measure the effect of disease modifying therapies in MS disease PET-imaging of molecules targeted in inflammation – preclinical studies with arthritis model CAREER OPTIONS Competence description The programme gives students a deep understanding of: Up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets, and to generate lead drug molecules that modulate biological activity of the target. technological innovations made in lead optimization process how new drug candidates are investigated during the non-clinical drug development phase methods of clinical drug research, clinical drug development phases, clinical trial design and bio-statistical study planning various aspects of the drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance Job options The graduating MSc is an expert in drug discovery and development processes, and knows the procedures applied in drug regulatory science and the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life-span of a drug. She/He has comprehensive skills to work in the field of biomedicine and drug discovery in companies, universities, research institutes or drug regulatory authorities. The education gives also a good foundation for those interested in entrepreneurship. Examples of job titles medical liaison medical writer regulatory consulting expert scientific/technical advisor research director project manager drug development pharmacologist university lecturer/researcher Career in research The MSc degree from the programme qualifies the graduates for PhD studies in Turku, elsewhere in Finland or universities worldwide. Several doctoral programmes at University of Turku are available for graduates. Drug Research Molecular Life Sciences Molecular Medicine Clinical Doctoral Programme ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The programme is open to applicants who have sufficient background knowledge in biological and/or natural sciences, and who have completed a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS), in the field of: biomedical sciences pharmacology pharmacy biochemistry biology medical sciences other life sciences bioengineering chemistry The applicants should be familiar with the basics of laboratory practice and pharmacology. Applicants must also have sufficient knowledge in English language. The students must prove their English skills as determined by the admission requirements of the University of Turku. The applicants are required to proof their knowledge of English by one of the following certificates: a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed entry requirements of Faculty of Medicine incl. Language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY 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 The online application form will be available on the Studyinfo portal. The online application is open during the application period: December 1st 2016 - January 13th 2017. Selecting the applicants The student selection is made at two stages. First the admission committee selects the candidates for the interview by scoring the following application components: Previous studies in the relevant fields Previous academic success and study history Laboratory working experience Motivation letter The best scoring applicants will be invited for the interview. Selected applicants will be invited to the interview 1-2 weeks in advance. Interviews will be held via Skype. The interview performance, including English skills, is separately scored. Results will be published latest on March 30th 2017. ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

MSc in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

Aarhus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

Developing and optimising chemical and biotechnological processes plays a key role in modern society. It is predicted that the industry of the future will be characterised by production that is environmentally correct and energy-efficient. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Biotechnology. DEVELOPING THE PROCESSES OF THE FUTURE Developing and optimising chemical and biotechnological processes plays a key role in modern society. It is predicted that the industry of the future will be characterised by production that is environmentally correct and energy-efficient. In the first year of the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering programme, learning is mainly based on lectures and theoretical exercises. The second year mainly consists of project work, which involves students working closely with external companies. Students who are hungry for more have the possibility of continuing with a PhD. On this path, the student adds three extra years to their studies, working more independently on solving concrete problems. This can also take the form of an industrial PhD in collaboration with a company. CHOOSING YOUR SPECIALISATION The focus of the degree programme is the development and optimisation of processes in the chemical and biotechnological industries and in the environmental sector. If you have an engineering background in chemistry and choose to pursue this specialisation at MSc level, you will be able to work with areas as diverse as food, polymer chemistry, and membrane and separation technology. If on the other hand your background is in biotechnology, you can pursue this specialisation to gain opportunities to work in areas such as developing enzymes and proteins for use in ‘green’ production, lipid technology, and medical biotechnology. Whether your background is in chemistry or biotechnology, you will also be able to specialise in environmental technology, leading to opportunities to work in areas such as odour-monitoring in farming and biogas production. PUTTING RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE Teaching at Aarhus University is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as all the lecturers are active researchers. As an engineering student, you have excellent opportunities to work with researchers in the laboratory, or you can complete a project in collaboration with a private company. STUDENT LIFE The Aarhus University School of Engineering has a range of social spaces where you can meet other students outside class, and this is an excellent basis for social activities. There is also an engineering club for staff and students for networking with like-minded people. As in all departments, there is a popular Friday bar, and the Tågekammeret association organises celebrations and social events for all science and technology students. CAREERS As a graduate engineer in Chemistry and Biotechnology, you will be developing the processes of the future – processes that will ensure that chemical, biotechnological and environmental knowledge finds sustainable applications that can benefit society as a whole. The MSc programme is also monitored by representatives of chemical companies such as DuPont, Arla, Aarhus Karlshamn and Cheminova, all of which are interested in employing newly qualified graduate engineers in chemistry and biotechnology. “I work in a department where we develop and test enzymes for animal feed. DuPont sells enormous amounts of enzymes for animal feed all over the world. Our customers could be producers of feed for herds of pigs or flocks of chickens who add maize, soy or grain to their compound feeds. Customers are interested in having the products tested, partly because they want to save on feed costs, but also because they want to ensure animal welfare. If you add a little more soy, for example, you can save on expensive raw materials and – if the animals are not adversely affected – it will be an advantage for everyone.” SOLVEJ KNUDSEN MSc in Chemistry and Biotechnology Senior Research Associate, DuPont Industrial Biosciences [-]

Biological Sciences

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

We offer both research and non-research based degrees. Our primary goal is towards research training; students pursuing a research based path earn either Ph.D. or M.S. degrees. Students achieving Ph.D. degrees typically continue on as postdoctoral fellows on a career track directed towards academic research and teaching or industrial research. [+]

Biological Sciences Graduate Program We offer both research and non-research based degrees. Our primary goal is towards research training; students pursuing a research based path earn either Ph.D. or M.S. degrees. Students achieving Ph.D. degrees typically continue on as postdoctoral fellows on a career track directed towards academic research and teaching or industrial research. Overview of Graduate Program Students achieving M.S. degrees typically continue on as Ph.D. students here or elsewhere, or find appropriate positions in education, business, or government. We offer three non-research Professional Masters degrees. The Professional Science Masters Degrees in Bioinformatics and in Biotechnology are both aimed at training students to work with businesses in the scientific contexts of the disciplines. The Professional Masters degree in Teaching (the MAT) is aimed at developing high quality science teachers in secondary education. M.S. and Ph.D. The Department has research strengths in within the areas of Ecology, Evolution and Physiology (Integrative Biology) including ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental microbiology, physiology, and computational biology (modeling and bioinformatics); Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) including genetics, cancer biology, cell biology and developmental biology; Plant Sciences including molecular biology and genetics, developmental biology, cellular/physiological/ecological responses to the environment. The links above provide more information about these areas. Students working within these areas become trained for careers in research, teaching, and scientific leadership. Within these programs, students conduct original research under the direction of a research mentor, and are expected to publish their results in scientific journals and to present their research accomplishments at scientific meetings. Students are strongly encouraged to broaden their experience by attending our frequent seminars given by visiting scientists, by attending national and international meetings, and by participating in workshops and/or visiting laboratories at other universities or research sites. We are committed to the goal that our students become excellent scientists and scientific educators. On entry into the program, students embark on an educational experience, developing a basic knowledge intended to empower each to develop a strong, inquiry based research program. Each student is guided in this journey by a research mentor, a dissertation committee and the department at large to ensure their success. The Department represents many disciplines, and to accommodate this diversity, the respective graduate training programs are designed to tailor each student's educational experience. Each program has its own educational guide; the choice of program is up to each student, with input provided from their research mentor and dissertation committee. Non-Research Programs: Professional Science Master / Master in Teaching. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (Non-Research Based) This program is administered through the Dept. of Instruction and Teacher Education in the College of Education, and is coordinated with specific disciplines through Department contacts. The M.A.T. degree program is an interdisciplinary program and students in the program have two advisors - a program area advisor and an education advisor. The College of Education faculty advisor for M.A.T. biology students will review your file, conduct an interview, and then forward their recommendation to the graduate school. Professional Science Master Program in Bioinformatics (Non-Research Based) The Professional Science Master Program in Bioinformatics is a non-research based program. Graduates from this program will be prepared to serve industries involved in drug design, genetic disease testing, and agricultural biotechnology where skills are needed in computational and statistical methods specific to the analysis of biological databases. Students will also be exposed to management, intellectual property, and public relations issues in science based business and will be prepared to start or to serve biotech companies at the forefront of the national and global biotech scene. Professional Science Master Program in Biotechnology (Non-Research Based) The Professional Science Master Program in Biotechnology is a non-research based program. Graduates from this program will be prepared to start or to serve biotech companies at the forefront of the national and global biotech scene. Students will learn the advanced application of molecular biology techniques, transgenic plant technologies, and cell/tissue culturing and will be exposed to management, intellectual property, and public relations issues in tech based business. [-]

MSc Bio Inspired Innovation

Utrecht University
Campus Full time February 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

This programme is aimed at Life Sciences students who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in bio inspired design and science.Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Biotechnology. LEARNING FROM NATURE: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS SUSTAINABILITY Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations. Nature has evolved solutions for the societal challenges we face. BII is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in the (Life) Sciences who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in using bio inspired design and science. You can become the biologist at the design table and facilitate innovations that take their lessons from nature. You will become a professional that contributes to the transition to a circular economy with Bio Inspired Innovations. INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND DESIGN This Master’s programme builds on the excellent research at the Faculty of Science and links research findings to solve societal and business challenges. The first year is research based, while the second year focuses on the use of research knowledge in innovation. In the first year you will be part of an advanced research environment linking to your area of expertise (major research project). You learn to set up and execute research and discuss and report its outcomes. Moreover you will start to explore and learn about multi-disciplinary innovation, collaborative business modelling and design. You will attend seminars and workshops, some of which you will organise yourself, that allow you to prepare yourself for the second year. In the second year you will get in depth knowledge of Biomimicry and other design and innovation methods through courses and an internship. Career Prospects This Master’s programme prepares you to become a highly qualified professional, who is able to function in an academic, business or other organisational environment. You will be a change-agent and resource professional for organistations that aim to be part of a sustainable society with guaranteed food supply. We actively support your efforts to become a bio inspired circular economy expert, innovator entrepreneur, scientist or consultant. [-]

MS Integrative Biology

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The curriculum of Kennesaw State's Master of Science degree in Integrative Biology (MSIB) advances understanding by providing integrative courses and experiences specifically designed to foster connections across the life sciences spectrum. This approach prepares our students as scientists well-equipped to address pressing issues in the biosciences. [+]

Why Integrative Biology? Integrative Biology is an emerging paradigm identified by the National Academy of Sciences. Because biological systems are so complex, solving life science problems requires linking concepts and information between disciplines and organizational scales. The curriculum of Kennesaw State's Master of Science degree in Integrative Biology (MSIB) advances understanding by providing integrative courses and experiences specifically designed to foster connections across the life sciences spectrum. This approach prepares our students as scientists well-equipped to address pressing issues in the biosciences. Why Kennesaw State's MSIB? Whatever your goals - further graduate study, admission to professional school, employment opportunities or career advancement - our program integrates core biological principles with the flexibility to tailor your education to your needs and interests. We've planned your core coursework to include not only the fundamental life science concepts but also practical aspects that will prepare you to function in the real world of science. Our students center their experience in a thesis focused on a specific research question, working with a thesis advisor they choose from a group of faculty members who work on a wide diversity of organisms including animals, plants and microorganisms. Your thesis advisor will be in the lab or field doing experiments with you, giving you the personal attention you need to succeed. With our well-equipped research facilities, external and internal research funding, and high quality publication record, Kennesaw State's MSIB program offers a unique combination of 'big name' research excellence with 'small school' research mentoring, so you’ll be ready for your next step. Courses Required Courses (12 Credit Hours) Course Number Course Name BIOL 7100 Professional Aspects in Biology BIOL 7200 Integrative Biology BIOL 7300 Research Methods Across Biology BIOL 7500 Current Topics in Integrative Biology Seminar Electives (10-14 Credit Hours) Course Number Course Name BIOL 6100 Molecular Genetics BIOL 6350 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy BIOL 6399 Seminar BIOL 6410 Cell and Molecular Biology BIOL 6413 Advanced Evolutionary Analysis BIOL 6420 Plant Physiology BIOL 6422 Plant Ecology BIOL 6460 Medical Microbiology BIOL 6465 Immunology BIOL 6475 Virology BIOL 6486 Bioethics BIOL 6490 Special Topics BIOL 6610 Advanced Studies in Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 6620 Advanced Studies in Ecology and Evolution BIOL 6630 Advanced Studies in Cell and Molecular Biology BIOL 6800 Diagnostic Microbiology BIOL 7333 Ecological Physiology BIOL 7400 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Ecological Questions BIOL 7478 Molecular and Microbial Approaches to Pathogenesis BIOL 7634 Cell Signaling BIOL 7638 Computational Biology BIOL 7950 Directed Study Any 6000-level or higher course from outside of Biology1 1A student may include up to 2 courses from outside of Biology as long as they are 6000 or above. Courses outside the college must have prior approval from the MSIB program coordinator. Thesis (10-14 Credit Hours) Course Number Course Name BIOL 7990 Research for Master's Thesis Program Total (36 Credit Hours) [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Biofabrication

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Bayreuth

Biofabrication is an emerging technology in the field of medical engineering. In particular, additive production processes (such as 3D printing) are expected to make important contributions to technological progress in the near term – and so is biofabrication. The internationally oriented master’s programme Biofabrication is interdisciplinary in nature, representing an engineering curriculum at the intersection of technology, chemistry, materials science, biology, and medicine. We offer you the opportunity to work in a research area at the cutting edge of medical innovation. Students profit from our conveniently located key labs, including those at Bayreuth’s Centre for Materials Science & Engineering (ZMW, TAO) and at the new Bavarian Polymer Institute. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Biotechnology. Biofabrication is an emerging technology in the field of medical engineering. In particular, additive production processes (such as 3D printing) are expected to make important contributions to technological progress in the near term – and so is biofabrication. The internationally oriented master’s programme Biofabrication is interdisciplinary in nature, representing an engineering curriculum at the intersection of technology, chemistry, materials science, biology, and medicine. We offer you the opportunity to work in a research area at the cutting edge of medical innovation. Students profit from our conveniently located key labs, including those at Bayreuth’s Centre for Materials Science & Engineering (ZMW, TAO) and at the new Bavarian Polymer Institute. The master’s programme Biofabrication is highly practice-oriented, offering you the opportunity to hone both your theoretical and practical skills. This combines with an excellent, far-reaching network of international partners in Australia, Thailand, France, the United States, the Netherlands, and Spain to give students plenty of ways to gain experience abroad. The curriculum, the instructors, and the involvement of selected international partner universities and research institutions in the areas of biomaterial research and biofabrication all help enable a smooth transition to further postgraduate studies or a demanding scientific career. Fields of Employment Biofabrication is considered a modern growth sector. There is an increasing demand for the skills addressed in the study programme in many different occupational fields: institutional and industrial research: fundamental research in medicine and biomedicine, especially in the area of medical engineering industrial development: developing medical implants and technical aids for diagnosis, therapy, and monitoring market approval for medical use clinical medical technology: operating complex systems, advising physicians, safety inspections [-]

Joint Master's Programme in Health Informatics (MSc)

Stockholm University, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV)
Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The programme is aimed at students who are interested in Information Technology and want to apply this to the medicine or healthcare fields. It is given jointly between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University and you will get a joint degree from both universities. [+]

Joint Master's Programme in Health Informatics

The programme is aimed at students who are interested in Information Technology and want to apply this to the medicine or healthcare fields. It is given jointly between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University and you will get a joint degree from both universities.

Health informatics deals with learning how to improve modern healthcare through efficient management of knowledge and health information. You will learn methods to make healthcare safer, more efficient and of higher quality through computer based information and knowledge management.

Students with a technical background start by taking courses in basic medical science and healthcare organisation and management at Karolinska Institutet while students with a background in healthcare take courses in basic computer and systems sciences at Stockholm University. After this, both groups join to focus on health informatics. In the second year, students profile their education by taking elective courses and complete a degree project.... [-]


Master of Science in Biotechnology

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

The MS in Biotechnology is a 36-credit degree program that prepares students for a variety of opportunities in the area of biotechnology and related fields such as molecular biology, immunology, genetic engineering, and protein biochemistry. Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field that deals with the implementation of the latest technological developments for a variety of applications in industry, medicine, and agriculture. Students receive training and experience in the broad area of molecular biology, including plant and animal tissue culture, gene expression, protein chemistry, and recombinant DNA technology using state-of-the-art instrumentation. Students may also choose from a variety of electives in other areas of biotechnology, such as immunology, electron microscopy, microbial ecology, and virology. Independent study or a thesis may be elected, giving students the opportunity to develop and complete a research project in biotechnology. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Biotechnology. The MS in Biotechnology is a 36-credit degree program that prepares students for a variety of opportunities in the area of biotechnology and related fields such as molecular biology, immunology, genetic engineering, and protein biochemistry. Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field that deals with the implementation of the latest technological developments for a variety of applications in industry, medicine, and agriculture. Students receive training and experience in the broad area of molecular biology, including plant and animal tissue culture, gene expression, protein chemistry, and recombinant DNA technology using state-of-the-art instrumentation. Students may also choose from a variety of electives in other areas of biotechnology, such as immunology, electron microscopy, microbial ecology, and virology. Independent study or a thesis may be elected, giving students the opportunity to develop and complete a research project in biotechnology. The M.S. in biotechnology is a 36-credit degree program that prepares you for a variety of opportunities in this rapidly growing field, which deals with the implementation of the latest technological developments in industry, medicine, and agriculture. You will receive training and experience in the areas of molecular biology, plant and animal tissue culture, gene expression, protein chemistry and recombinant DNA technology using state-of-the-art instrumentation. You may also choose from a variety of electives in other areas, such as immunology, electron microscopy, microbial ecology, evolution, pharmacology, molecular biology of diseases, bioethics, virology etc. All students are required to complete a course in Independent study or Independent reading. A paper summarizing your findings from you’re research or independent reading and an oral presentation before a faculty panel will constitute the final exit exam. Financial aid is available in the form of Graduate Assistantship, and departmental scholarships to a limited number of graduate students. Requirements for the M.S. in Biotechnology* Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits of graduate study unless they are enrolled in the B.S./M.S. biotechnology program at William Paterson University, in which case the required number of credits for the M.S. degree is 30, Take the required distribution of courses, Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 0 to 4.0. Admission Requirements: In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Baccalaureate degree, preferably in biology or related major. Applicant should have had at least one course each in general biology and genetics. At least one year each of chemistry, physics, and mathematics (including a semester of calculus). Students who do not fulfill the above two requirements can make up appropriate courses with permission of the graduate committee. Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale. Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Graduate Record Examination is waived for students who graduated from William Paterson University with a Biology degree with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Two letters of recommendation that attest to applicant’s academic qualifications. Students applying from countries where English is not the language of instruction should have a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and provide a recognized translation of their degrees and transcripts. Program Requirements: 36 credits of graduate study Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology (Awarded by Northumbria University, UK)

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
Campus Full time 12  August 2017 Singapore

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda... [+]

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda. The main focus of the course will be on Molecular biotechnology. Molecular biology, (molecular) Genetics and Bioinformatics form the ‘backbone’ of biotechnology, and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules. A thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal. You will study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, you will consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances. This course will give you access to a field of study which will have a major impact in the future of science. It is specifically designed to expand your knowledge and insight in the science underpinning biotechnological principles. In addition, it will help you to apply knowledge and skills in addressing specific biotechnological problems in the fields of medical, industrial, microbial and plant biotechnology. The course will enhance your career opportunities in the biotechnological industries, enabling you to take full advantage of opportunities that will ensue from the expansion of this area and/or prepare you for further academic research. Methods of Assessement Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module’s objectives. Career Opporturnities Career Opportunities in specialised areas include: Pharmaceutical Industry Medical Laboratories Research and Development Veterinary Industry Agricultural Industry Biomedical Engineering Food and Beverage Industry Product Manufacturing and Production Bioinformatics Educational Institutions Module Descriptions Graduate Science Research Methods (CORE, 20 Credits) Bioinformatics (CORE, 20 Credits) Molecular Biology (CORE, 20 Credits) Industrial Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits) Medical Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits) Plant Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits) MSc Molecular and Cellular Science Project (CORE, 60 Credits) Entry Requirements Applicants must be of age 21 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements: A minimum of a recongnised lower second class Honours degree (2:2) in a science-based or an equivalent qualification which includes experience in genetics, molecular biology and/or their relevant areas. Those with other appropriate qualifications may seek admission onto the programme on a case-by-case basis. English Language Requirements English Language Requirements Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for entry onto this programme. Candidates who completed the first degree from a recognised institution (where programmes are taught and assessed in English) are normally regarded as demonstrating the required English proficiency. All decisions regarding acceptance of candidates to the course will be made by Northumbria University [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS)

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg

The Master of Science program in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings or for further graduate study. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Biotechnology. Biotechnology and Chemical Science, MS Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The Master of Science program in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings or for further graduate study. It is an interdisciplinary program in which a student may concentrate primarily in biotechnology or in chemical science. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Applicants who are preparing for medical, dental or veterinary schools are encouraged to apply for the MA in Biomedical Science or the MS in Biology at Roosevelt University. The emphasis of the MS BTCS degree program is to develop practical laboratory skills and a strong conceptual foundation in the crossover disciplines of chemistry and biology. Students in the program receive: Theoretical and practical training through a rigorous, flexible and broad-based graduate curriculum. Direct experience with laboratory techniques and research methods used in the commercial and academic research settings. Advising and mentoring from experienced faculty. Academic, volunteer, research and/or internship opportunities that enhance students’ skills and prepare them to advance in their chosen field. Course work for this program is regularly offered during evening hours and on Saturdays, affording an opportunity to those employed full-time to extend their professional training. 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 and 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 Applicants to the MS BTCS 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. Prerequisite coursework All Students: One year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, and one year of physics Biotechnology concentration : Introductory cellular and molecular biology Chemical science concentration: Mathematics through integral calculus, physics with calculus, quantitative chemistry 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 Biotechnology and Chemical Science requires a minimum of 36 semester hours, at least 30 of which must be completed at Roosevelt. Students may concentrate their studies in biotechnology or chemical science. New students must consult with the graduate program director upon being admitted. Each graduate student is required to meet with a graduate advisor at least once each semester to select appropriate courses for the following semester. Interdisciplinary coursework Biotechnology: Students must complete at least 8 semester hours in chemical science. A maximum of 6 semester hours or two courses in biochemistry will be accepted toward this requirement. Chemical science: Students must complete at least 8 semester hours in biological science. A maximum of 6 semester hours or two courses in biochemistry will be accepted toward this requirement. Research opportunities All students must complete three semester hours of research by enrolling in Research in Biology (BIOL 492), Research in Chemistry (CHEM 492) (or Research Methods (BIOL 468). It is recommended that BIOL/CHEM 492 be taken for 3 semester hours in a single term, 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 semester hours of Thesis (BIOL/CHEM 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 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 coursework, including select courses at the advanced undergraduate level, may be taken as course-by-arrangement with instructor approval. No more than 10 semester hours of course-by-arrangement will be included in the 36 semester hour minimum. Biotechnology concentration BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 BIOL 449 Introduction to Bionanotechnology .....3 BIOL 451 Advanced Genetics .....5 BIOL 453 Molecular Biology .....5 BIOL 458 Cell Biology .....5 BIOL 461 Information Technology for the Sciences .....3 BIOL 463 Introduction to Genome Analysis .....3 BIOL 467 Immunology .....5 BIOL 468 Research Methods .....3 BIOL 480 Applications of Biotechnology .....3 BIOL 492 Research in Biology .....3 Chemical Science concentration BCHM 454 Experimental Methods in Biochemistry and Biotechnology .....2 BCHM 457 Advanced Biochemistry .....3 CHEM 413 Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory .....5 CHEM 418 Synthetic Organic Chemistry .....3 CHEM 419 Organometallic Chemistry .....3 CHEM 423 Physical Chemistry – Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy .....3-5 CHEM 437 Instrumental Analysis .....5 CHEM 444 Bioinorganic Chemistry .....3 CHEM 447 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory .....5 CHEM 473 Environmental Chemistry .....3 CHEM 481 Polymer Chemistry .....3 CHEM 492 Research in Chemistry .....3 [-]

MSc Applied Biotechnology

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  United Kingdom London

Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. [+]

Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. You will complement your theoretical studies with hands on experience of fully controlled fermenters that are up to pilot-plant scale, and are linked to modern monitoring and control systems. You will study a range of subjects in considerable depth, including bioactive compounds, industrial bioprocesses, microbial physiology and fermentation technology, microbial production of novel metabolites, monitoring and control of fermentation, topics in biotechnology, and types of bioreactors. Core modules APPLIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY This module is designed to provide you with insight into current research topics in biochemistry and molecular biology. Since these areas are evolving rapidly, the most recent relevant topics are selected year-to-year. Examples of topics might include: molecular biology of cancer, personalised medicine, transgenic plants, epigenetics, metabolomics, proteomics, gene therapy and stem cell research. FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY This module aims to examine and discuss the essential, qualitative and quantitative principles in growth of cultures and subsequent bioproducts to provide the needed expertise for the bio-industries. You will gain an understanding of fermentation processes, as well as smalland large-scale production of fermentation products, microbial strain/culture selection and development, and microbial culture. INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY This module will explore applications of bacterial, fungal, and mammalian culture to the production of bio-products (eg enzymes, biopharmaceuticals) and examine ways in which micro-organisms are applied in the solution of environmental problems. The latest trends in the improvement of plant yield, tolerance to water/drought stress and pests, as well as the use of plants as bio-reactors will also be covered. POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS You will be able to develop your skills in information retrieval, critical analysis and presentation relevant to your research topic, and form a clear plan for your project. POSTGRADUATE PROJECT This module aims to enhance your skills of self-management, experimental design, critical analysis and interpretation of data, enabling you to present and justify your research. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND COMMERCIALISATION You will gain an insight into the scope of commercial biotechnology, starting and financing a company, the role of intellectual property protection, writing a business plan, assessing projects, managing a company, managing company finances, and coping with industrial safety legislation. Course-specific entry requirements You must have a good (at least a lower second class) BSc Honours in Biological Sciences or a related discipline, a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. If you are applying for part-time study, you will normally be working in a relevant area and will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element. During the induction stage of the course, if you do not have English as your first language, you will need to complete Academic English screening and any resulting recommended Academic English support activity. Associated careers The course is aimed at those aspiring to be researchers and managers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or other biosectors. [-]

MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basic molecular research? Biomolecular Sciences is an internationally oriented research and business area that strongly focuses on these topics, with emphasis on structural biology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, systems biology (incl. bioinformatics), and biotechnology (incl. synthetic biology). [+]

MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basic molecular research? Biomolecular Sciences is an internationally oriented research and business area that strongly focuses on these topics, with emphasis on structural biology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, systems biology (incl. bioinformatics), and biotechnology (incl. synthetic biology).

The fundamental knowledge on 'life' at a molecular level drives several applied-oriented research projects in collaboration with major industrial partners and government support to provide biobased solutions for current societal challenges in the areas of Environment, Energy, Chemistry, Materials, Water, Agro/Food, and Health.... [-]


MSc in Resource Recovery

University of Borås
Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Borås

The programme is strongly connected to the research areas industrial biotechnology, energy recovery and polymer materials. [+]

MSc in Resource Recovery

As the Earth’s population rises and the global demand for consumable products increases, the amount of waste produced and energy consumed world-wide through both production and consumption is on an alarming rise. As more and more companies look for methods of making this cycle sustainable, the services of an appropriately qualified engineer become very attractive.

By studying this unique master programme in Resource Recovery, given by the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, you will develop skills and competence to analyze and resolve problems related to disposing, processing and recycling of residuals into useful products.

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Master Biotechnology

California State University Bakersfield
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Bakersfield

The Master of Science with a thesis option is intended to prepare students for professional positions in state and federal agencies, the environmental consulting industry, and for further graduate studies. The Master of Science with a non-thesis option is intended for working professionals, especially public school teachers, and emphasizes course work. A broad range of faculty research interests, easy access to diverse biological environments, and a range of modern research facilities permit the student to select from a broad spectrum of research topics. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Biotechnology. The Department of Biology offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Biology degree. The Master of Science with a thesis option is intended to prepare students for professional positions in state and federal agencies, the environmental consulting industry, and for further graduate studies. The Master of Science with a non-thesis option is intended for working professionals, especially public school teachers, and emphasizes course work. A broad range of faculty research interests, easy access to diverse biological environments, and a range of modern research facilities permit the student to select from a broad spectrum of research topics. Faculty interests include field biology, conservation biology, physiology, comparative morphology, plant ecophysiology, plant anatomy, micro-and molecular biology, vertebrate paleontology,evolution, ecology, systematics, and behavior. Some of the special features of our program include: Close, individual guidence by highly skilled faculty Incorporation of science pedagogy and teaching experience Many late afternoon and evening course offerings Cost of Attendance Cost of Attendance (COA) is a figure calculated annually by financial aid offices that represents an estimate of the total cost (including tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board, transportation, and misc. personal expenses) for a full-time student to attend their university during the academic year. Separate COA figures are determined for students living On-Campus, Off-Campus, and With Parents. The COA can help families budget for all the expenses to attend college. It is important to note that only a portion of the total COA is paid directly to the University. Additionally, the COA is a standardized estimate, and may be adjusted for students on a case-by-case basis with proper documentation. The cost of attendance is an important factor in determining student financial aid eligibility. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated from the FAFSA data by the federal processor, represents the amount the student and his or her family are expected to contribute to the COA. The EFC is subtracted from the COA to determine the student's financial Need. Financial aid is then awarded to help offset the student's COA. If the financial aid is not enough to cover the Need, then the remaining amount is considered Unmet Need. It is important to note that a student is not required to have financial Need to be eligible to receive Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, PLUS loans, or merit-based scholarships. [-]