Distance learning Master's Program in Biological & Life Sciences

Best Distance learning Masters Degrees in Biological & Life Sciences 2017

Biological & Life Sciences

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

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

Dealing with public universities is far from an optimal option. Private schools provide much better assistance in your distance learning experience. Several online university draws teachers and students at great distances from all over the world. This vastly increases the diversity in a distance learning classroom and produces challenging conversation among those from hugely divergent communities, regions, and distant cultures.

Distance learning Masters in Biological & Life Sciences

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MicroMasters Programme in Biobased Sciences for Sustainability (Wageningen University & Research)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Full time Part time 42  January 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. [+]

Best Distance learning Masters Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. Average Length: 7 weeks per course Effort: 15-20 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 6 Courses in Program Subject: Business & Management, Social Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Science, Chemistry Institution: Wageningen University & Research Institution Offering Credit: Wageningen University & Research Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $199 per course Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. The world is moving from using fossil resources to sustainable biobased resources. In this new world, it’s critical to determine if alternative biobased resources have the potential to become truly sustainable and economically viable. For companies in this industry, it’s important to know the challenges that lie ahead. This MicroMasters Program is intended for those currently working in the energy, chemical and biotech industries. It will focus on the use of chemical and biotechnological approaches for the production of energy-carriers, polymers, chemical building blocks and materials from renewable resources and waste streams. Completion of this MicroMasters Program in Biobased Sciences will enable you to discover new resources and help your company make the switch from fossil to renewable, biobased resources. Job Outlook Careers in industries such as: (bio)chemical industry, agrifood water companies, energy producers, logistics, and related governmental and non-governmental organizations Exciting career opportunities for traditionally and newly trained: (Bio)chemical engineers, process engineers, Supply chain manager, Product managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and business developers in a biobased business Research scientist, Microbiologist, Bioprocess specialist The US biobased products Industry Contributes $369 Billion and 4 Million Jobs to American economy EU employment in the Biobased sector accounts for 13.8 million jobs What You'll Learn: Understand the challenges of switching from a fossil fuel based economy to a biobased economy. Understand how to identify suitable raw materials and create valuable new products. Learn how to refine biomass without damaging its valuable components. Perform a functional analysis of potential methods that can be used for refining a resource. Learn how to efficiently convert biobased feedstocks into desired products. Evaluate technological, ethical, societal and economic consequences in the production of biobased products. Judge new innovations on their sustainability and business merits. Apply the circular economy principles to a process or product chain. MicroMasters Program Details How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Successfully complete and earn a Verified Certificate in six courses. Take Your Credential To The Next Level Accelerate through the Master Biobased Sciences at Wageningen University. You can use your MicroMasters Credential to easily apply for the full on-campus research master programme at Wageningen University and Research (#1 Agricultural University in the World, NTU ranking 2016). The on-campus Master of Biobased Sciences is a 120 ECTS programme that usually takes 2 years to complete. If you have successfully completed the MicroMasters Program you may be able to finish it in just 1,5 years. If you apply, please keep in mind that the following admission criteria are still applicable: BSc degree in a relevant field GPA of > 70% Proven English fluency Courses Biobased Principles and Opportunities Learn why the biobased economy is so important for achieving sustainability and how it can increase company profit and consumer demand. Biobased Processes and Implementation Discover how to use microorganisms and catalysts to create biobased products, and then learn how to market and sell those products. Advanced Biorefinery Learn how to design an effective biorefinery to obtain valuable components from various biobased feedstocks. Advanced Biobased Conversion Design new (bio)catalytic conversion routes to use biobased feedstocks to their highest potential as building blocks. Circular Economy Learn how to design various structures of a biobased supply-chain and how to choose the best alternative based on quantitative analysis. Biobased Sciences for Sustainability Capstone Use the skills and knowledge gained in the Biobased Sciences for Sustainability MicroMasters to design a sustainable biobased process. What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. [-]

Research Master in Health Sciences specializing in Genetic Epidemiology

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

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

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

Master of Sustainable Agriculture

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36  January 2017 Australia Orange + 1 more

CSU's Sustainable Agriculture program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. [+]

Best Distance learning Masters Programs in Biological & Life Sciences. CSU's Sustainable Agriculture program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Why study this course? CSU's Master of Sustainable Agriculture brings together studies in the three key domains of sustainability: agricultural and natural systems, agribusiness, and the humanities. Through the development of creative and critical perspectives on sustainability, the course focuses on innovative ways of enhancing agriculture for the medium to long term. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance the capacity of the candidate to undertake positions of significant responsibility in their chosen field; and encouraging excellence in scholarship and / or focused research within the candidate's discipline area. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by: promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem-solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance your capacity to undertake positions of significant responsibility in your chosen field encouraging excellence in scholarship and/or focused research within your discipline area. Career opportunities CSU's courses in Sustainable Agriculture are ideal for retraining professionals to redirect or enhance their existing capabilities for a career in the agricultural or agribusiness sectors. Graduates find careers in advisory and policy/advocacy roles, executive management, agriculture and agribusiness consultancy, the agricultural finance sector, Landcare and catchment management agency roles, natural resource management, agricultural education and training and as rural counsellors. Students of the Master degree who wish to progress onto a Doctorate in Sustainable Agriculture may be admitted, providing the entry requirements are met. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive credit. The Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture provides further opportunity to undertake rigorous, in-depth and ground-breaking applied research into an aspect of sustainability under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Students graduate with enhanced analytical and creative thinking skills through the application of their learning to real world issues, and become autonomous and self-directed learners who are competent in research areas relating to their choice of study. Admission information Applicants to the Master program will have completed a bachelor degree (or equivalent) or the Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture. [-]

Master of Animal Science

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36  January 2017 Australia Wagga Wagga + 1 more

CSU's Master of Animal Science aims to promote advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the animal industries, preparing graduates for leadership positions. [+]

CSU's Master of Animal Science aims to promote advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the animal industries, preparing graduates for leadership positions. Why study this course? The Master of Animal Science aims to: provide opportunity to continue lifelong learning in keeping with the University's mission statement meet the educational needs of professionals working in the ever-evolving animal industries promote the acquisition of advanced analytical, problem solving skills and conceptual insights that will enable students to assume positions of leadership within the animal industries encourage excellence in scholarship and/or focused research within the candidate's discipline area. The course is designed to: extend students' knowledge of the disciplines which form the basis of their profession provide the requirements for planning and implementing a small research project facilitate knowledge of methods for the analysis of data sets and their interpretation develop concepts in animal production to an advanced level of understanding of areas specific to the students' coursework develop skills in the presentation of material to practitioners within the animal industries ranging from those involved in research through to those working with farming communities. Whole Farm Consultancy option CSU's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is offering postgraduate training in Whole Farm Consultancy, particularly aimed at veterinarians and agricultural graduates who would like to offer consultancy services to their clients. The farm consultancy studies will be offered as a specific program within the postgraduate Animal Science courses. Successful participants will receive a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Animal Science depending upon the level of study undertaken. Admission information For admission a candidate shall: hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline*; or hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline*. *Relevant disciplines include, but are not restricted to General Science; Animal or Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Science or Biomedical Science. [-]