Master of Science (MSc) in Natural Sciences in Europe

Top MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences in Europe 2019

Natural Sciences

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

Master of Science Program in Natural Sciences in Europe

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MSc in Systems and Synthetic Biology

University of Edinburgh - School of Biological Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This MSc will provide you with a thorough knowledge of the primary design principles and biotechnology tools being developed in systems and synthetic biology, ranging from understanding genome-wide data to designing and synthesising BioBricks. [+]

Programme description

We offer an opportunity to train in one of the newest areas of biology: the application of engineering principles to the understanding and design of biological networks. This new approach promises solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges in environmental protection, human health and energy production.

This MSc will provide you with a thorough knowledge of the primary design principles and biotechnology tools being developed in systems and synthetic biology, ranging from understanding genome-wide data to designing and synthesising BioBricks.

You will learn quantitative methods of modelling and data analysis to inform and design new hypotheses based on experimental data. The University’s new centre, SynthSys, is a hub for world-leading research in both systems and synthetic biology.... [-]


MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus Full time August 2020 Norway As

The program supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the global image of European higher education. [+]

What can you use this qualification for? Highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of animal breeding and genetics are needed. The program is highly relevant for students who wish to work in organizations focused in the field of sustainable animal breeding. What will you learn?

You will bridge the gap between quantitative and molecular genetics which are needed competence in the future. You can compose your own study plan with several courses in quantitative and molecular genetics. Some recommended courses are Molecular Biology, Models and Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Genome Analysis - Methodology, Molecular Genomics, Animal Breeding Plans, Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management.... [-]


Master in Integrated Systems Biology

University of Luxembourg Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
Campus Full time September 2019 Luxembourg Luxembourg City

This Master programme enables students to acquire deeper knowledge in biosciences taking into account new computational and high-throughput experimental technologies. This involves the handling of large amounts of data and thus bioinformatics and network analysis are essential elements in this modern education in biosciences. [+]

Objectives

This Master programme enables students to acquire deeper knowledge in biosciences taking into account new computational and high-throughput experimental technologies. This involves the handling of large amounts of data and thus bioinformatics and network analysis are essential elements in this modern education in biosciences.

What is Systems Biology?

Systems Biology (an extension of Biochemistry and Physiology) wants to understand and model systems: individual cells, organs and whole organisms on the basis of their constituting molecules. It integrates established disciplines in Biosciences and renovates them for the challenges of the future.

Aims of the programme

The Master of Systems Biology combines theoretical and practical education: at least 1,450 hours of practical work in computer labs and wet labs within the University’s Life Sciences Research Unit or in partner institutions (Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST), and the IGBMC in Strasbourg). At the end of the programme, students will be able:... [-]


MSc in Modeling of Neuronal and Cognitive Systems

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Full time September 2019 France Nice

Mod4NeuCog is an elite MSc program in the modeling of neuronal and cognitive systems, which is designed to educate the interdisciplinary researchers of tomorrow. Through its innovative approaches to mentoring, Mod4NeuCog aims to foster natural curiosity and autonomy in students. The goal is to develop active researchers at the interface of applied mathematics and cognitive sciences. [+]

Mod4NeuCog is an elite MSc program in the modeling of neuronal and cognitive systems, which is designed to educate the interdisciplinary researchers of tomorrow. Degree: Master of Science (MSc) FI (initial training)/FIA (apprenticeship contract)/FC (executive training)/FP (continued training)/PRO (professionalization contract) Duration: 2 years Location: Sophia Antipolis Language: English

Through its innovative approaches to mentoring, Mod4NeuCog aims to foster natural curiosity and autonomy in students. The goal is to develop active researchers at the interface of applied mathematics and cognitive sciences.

Objectives

Graduates will have acquired the basic knowledge in mathematics, statistics, computer science, biology and cognitive science needed to model neurocognitive systems.... [-]


MSc in Marine Science & Climate Change

University of Gibraltar
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Gibraltar

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You will cover specialist subject areas and gain the skills required to tackle the complex issues associated with the sustainable development of marine ecosystems. [+]

About this course

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You will cover specialist subject areas and gain the skills required to tackle the complex issues associated with the sustainable development of marine ecosystems.

As well as access to cutting-edge facilities and learning resources at our Europa Point Campus, the iconic Straits of Gibraltar, a unique location for marine biological research, provides a natural laboratory for your studies. The Straits and their surrounding area have long been recognised for their marine biodiversity.

You are able to choose a full, or part-time study and have the freedom to choose your exit award (Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma or full Master’s Degree).... [-]


MSc and MRes in Psychological Research Methods

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Our MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods provides extensive training for those looking to develop a broad range [+]

Our MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods provides extensive training for those looking to develop a broad range of transferable skills relevant to independent research and beyond.

Why choose this course?

The MSc and MRes Psychological Research Methods has been designed specifically to prepare graduates in Psychology or related disciplines for;

a PhD degree; research related careers in academic or applied psychological disciplines; and careers in which data handling and analytical skills are of relevance.

Students also complete the course as a means of improving their research skills in preparation for further training as a professional psychologist (often as a clinical or educational psychologist).... [-]


MSc in Applied Physics

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Eindhoven

Applied physicists have a different view of the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied physicist you go one step further, by applying your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. In many cases, these are ambitious projects, in which working in teams with people from other disciplines is a central factor. [+]

The world from a different perspective

Applied physicists have a different view of the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied physicist you go one step further, by applying your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. In many cases, these are ambitious projects, in which working in teams with people from other disciplines is a central factor.

The Master's degree program

The Master’s degree program in Applied Physics gives you the opportunity to get involved in physical phenomena, new technologies, and measurement methods. These are based on technical applications of physical principles in the most diverse disciplines. The course consists, to a large extent, of internships so that you will learn how to apply your technical and scientific knowledge in a research environment. The Applied Physics department opts for an integrated approach to teaching and research at an internationally competitive level.... [-]


EMerald: Master in Resources Engineering (Innovative Education in Geometallurgy and Circular Economy)

EIT RawMaterials Academy EMerald
Campus Belgium Liège France Metz Sweden Luleå Germany Freiberg + 4 more

The EMerald Master programme was created to answer the urgent need expressed by the European Union to create a resource efficient Europe. As the EU recognised the importance of mineral and metal resources in our modern economy, it also realised that the raw materials industries were facing a critical skills shortage. The EMerald Master programme aims to train a new generation of engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset and a global vision of the value chain, putting the extraction of mineral and metal resources at the beginning of a circle which ends by collecting end-of-life products and recovering valuable materials out of the urban mines (circular economy). [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2016

The Challenge

The EMerald Master programme was created to answer the urgent need expressed by the European Union to create a resource efficient Europe. As the EU recognised the importance of mineral and metal resources in our modern economy, it also realised that the raw materials industries were facing a critical skills shortage.

The EMerald Master programme aims to train a new generation of engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset and a global vision of the value chain, putting the extraction of mineral and metal resources at the beginning of a circle which ends by collecting end-of-life products and recovering valuable materials out of the urban mines (circular economy). Therefore, the Master course will focus on two aspects:... [-]


International Master of Science, Chemistry and Physics of Materials

University of Salzburg Department of Chemistry and Physical Materials
Campus Full time March 2019 Austria Salzburg

Our society is currently facing major challenges in the areas of energy, medicine, ecology, construction, and transportation. For further advancements in these key areas, it has become crucial to discover and develop novel functional materials. [+]

Top Master of Science Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe 2019. International Master of Science Chemistry and Physics of Materials CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF MATERIALS (CPM) MASTER PROGRAM Our society is currently facing major challenges in the areas of energy, medicine, ecology, construction, and transportation. For further advancements in these key areas, it has become crucial to discover and develop novel functional materials. Content The Master program Chemistry and Physics of Materials (CPM) offered at the Department of Materials Science and Physics, prepares students for these important issues. It is opened to students from all countries and different scientific backgrounds. 
It is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and processing of synthetic and naturally-occurring functional materials. Through both fundamental and applied science courses, this program provides students with a complete understanding of the influence that the physical, chemical and biological properties of materials can have over their integration within functional devices and real-life applications. Students enrolled in this program will gain a well-rounded education in materials science and engineering that meets the needs of industry and academia. Entrance requirements A B.Sc. degree in a field related or equivalent study at a certified post-high school educational institution in Austria or in a foreign country (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, etc.). 
 ORGANIZATION AND COURSE OF STUDY Academic Degree: M.Sc. Program duration: 3 semesters ECTS units: 90 Start-date: Winter (October) or Summer (March) semester Structure The CPM Master of Science program is an English-based curriculum. It is research orientated and is three semesters in... [-]

Master of Science in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

Master's degree course in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants is designed for students who are interested in a broader study of biologically active chemical compounds. This study builds on undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants. [+]

Master's degree course in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants is designed for students who are interested in a broader study of biologically active chemical compounds. This study builds on undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants. The study is structured into two parallel focus -Bioorganic Chemistry, Toxicology of Pollutants. Both foci have a common basis in the form of compulsory subjects and differ in compulsory optional subjects, respectively optional subjects. Within the required courses, the main emphasis is focused on acquiring knowledge about the structural, physical-chemical, analytical, molecular biological, biochemical and toxicological aspects of the biologically active compounds. The focus of Bioorganic Chemistry is concentrated on compulsory optional subjects of the structure of compounds in silico methods, analytical methods, and biochemical methods. Optional subjects are oriented on chemical, biological and toxicological issues. The study is completed with a state exam in Bioorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry and defence of a master thesis. The focus of Toxicology pollutants is concentrated on compulsory optional subjects in the field of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and toxicology. Optional subjects are oriented on chemical, biological and toxicological issues. The study is completed with a state exam in Bioorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Toxicology and defence of a master thesis.... [-]


Master of Science in Physics

Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 2 more

The Master's Program in Physics is a two-year study program offered in English by the Department of Physics at Umeå University. The program, which gives the student the possibility to acquire wider and deeper knowledge and abilities within one or several sub-areas of physics, is fully adapted to the Bologna structure of higher education in Europe. [+]

Master's Program in Physics

The Master's Program in Physics is a two-year study program offered in English by the Department of Physics at Umeå University. The program, which gives the student the possibility to acquire wider and deeper knowledge and abilities within one or several sub-areas of physics, is fully adapted to the Bologna structure of higher education in Europe.The students have great freedom to choose courses according to their own interests and ambitions. For courses offered in English, see the link Courses in the Program Menu to the right. Some recommended specializations within the program are:

Computational Physics Condensed Matter Physics/Nanotechnology Theoretical Physics Optical Physics/Measurement Physics Quantum Mechanics/Quantum Technique Space Physics ... [-]

Master of Space Studies (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Space Studies program is designed to prepare scientists to respond to a myriad of challenges and opportunities. In addition to coursework in space sciences, the curriculum is enriched by a Master's thesis and a series of guest lecturers from international, national and regional institutions. [+]

The space sector plays an important role in economic, social, technological and scientific developments. The future of the sector and its manifold applications require highly skilled experts with a broad interdisciplinary perspective. The development of innovative space technologies is fostered by an intense symbiosis between technological sectors and the challenges set by fundamental research in exact and biomedical sciences. Additionally, the economic and social valorization of space technologies requires an efficient relationship between project developers and the economic sector.

The large scale of space projects imposes important constraints on management. The international character of the space sector and of its broad applications, including the relevance of space for security and defense, implies a need for European and international legal and political measures.... [-]


Biology (MSc)

University of Szeged
Campus September 2019 Hungary Szeged

The first year of the 4-semester-long programme consists of lectures, seminars and practical training in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. [+]

About the Program

The programme provides our students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum to help them succeed in their post-academic and professional endeavors. The first year of the 4-semester-long programme consists of lectures, seminars and practical training in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. Both the basic and the applied/ industrial science aspects of these disciplines will be studied extensively. In the second year, students will have several laboratory courses in different aspects of molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, microbiology and plant biology. Graduates of the Faculty usually choose their careers in research laboratories, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, environmental agencies, and pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical industries. Successful graduates can also continue their studies and research by applying for our international Biology Ph.D. programme at the University of Szeged.... [-]


Erasmus Mundus Master in Materials Science

Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
Campus Full time October 2019 Germany Saarbrücken Spain Barcelona France Nancy Sweden Luleå + 6 more

The AMASE Masters course has been successfully implemented over the last five years with funding from the Erasmus Mundus Programme. [+]

Testimonials:

Maria from Colombia studied AMASE from 2015-2017. She was in Spain and France. She says:Now I am a PhD student at University of Amsterdam. This job allows me to strengthen my skills as researcher within an industrial focus and that is something I find very valuable. The international experiences I got from AMASE had been of great use to help me adapting to this new country.

Mike from Canada studied from 2013-2015 in France and Germany, he says: If you have the will and drive to seize it, AMASE offers you the opportunity to seriously challenge and develop yourself in much more than academics. I recognized that chance and embraced it completely.

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Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences: Astronomy and Space Physics

University of Turku
Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Turku

The astronomy and space physics track is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. It encompasses a broad range of topics from the physics of the sun and solar system, to stellar and galactic structure and evolution, as well as topics in high energy astrophysics (e.g. accretion processes, the physics of black holes and neutron stars) and cosmology. [+]

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The astronomy and space physics track is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. It encompasses a broad range of topics from the physics of the sun and solar system, to stellar and galactic structure and evolution, as well as topics in high energy astrophysics (e.g. accretion processes, the physics of black holes and neutron stars) and cosmology.

The other tracks of the programme are Materials Chemistry, Materials Physics, and Theoretical Physics. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including computational and numerical techniques.... [-]