Masters in Biology in Europe

Best Masters Programs in Biology in Europe 2019

Biology

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Biology is a natural science that studies all aspects of living organisms, from molecules, cells and tissues to organisms. This field of study has many branches of specialization in diverse areas such as biochemistry, ecology, and botany.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

Master's Degree in Biology in Europe

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Master in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC)

University of Eastern Finland
Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Kuopio Joensuu + 1 more

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry. [+]

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The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry.

There are two main subjects in the BEC programme: Environmental science in Kuopio campus and Biology in Joensuu campus. The curriculum consists of 120 ECTS credit points, which includes general skills studies, advanced level courses in the main subject plus master's thesis, as well as alternative studies in other disciplines e.g. environmental law and policy, statistics, or sustainable development.... [-]


MSc Evolutionary Systems Biology

University of Vienna
Campus Full time October 2019 Austria Vienna

With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging, and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. [+]

A joint Master's programme at the University of Vienna & University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging, and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems.

To fulfill this demand, the Evolutionary Systems Biology (ESB) master's program provides the training necessary for this new type of scientist.

For further detailed information, see the Evolutionary Systems Biology Website

ESB master's students will:

Learn how to understand and handle modern “- omics” data sets. Develop key computational skills and delve into biological modeling. Combine experimental “wet-lab” technologies with quantitative “dry-lab” methods. Apply these skills to questions arising from evolutionary biology, development, comparative genomics, and systems biology. ... [-]

Master in Genetics and Bioengineering

International University Of Sarajevo IUS
Campus Full time October 2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

Genetics and Bioengineering is one of the fastest growing disciplines and there is an increasing need for geneticists and bioengineers shaped with contemporary engineering standards. We aim to train open-minded geneticists and bioengineers, aware of local and global problems, and sensitive about ethical issues. [+]

Genetics and Bioengineering is one of the fastest growing disciplines and there is an increasing need for geneticists and bioengineers shaped with contemporary engineering standards.

We aim to train open-minded geneticists and bioengineers, aware of local and global problems, and sensitive about ethical issues.

The program focuses on practical applications of theoretical framework supplied at the undergraduate level, building upon the research arm and developing industry-specific practices. Cooperation with the industry is one of the main aims of the program in order to add to solution-finding skills and a mindset of research-backed practicality.

One-year degree 60 ECTS AQ Austria accredited 3500 Euro per year [-]

Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24  September 2019 Iceland Ísafjörður + 1 more

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draws... [+]

Coastal and Marine Management is an international, interdisciplinary Master's degree in the field of resource management. The programme emphasises ideas and methods from ecology, sociology, economics and business studies. Students completing the programme have knowledge of the diverse and valuable resources of the coast and the sea, understand their current condition, and have gathered tools and expertise to drive the sustainable use of marine resources.

The course language, including all teaching, is English. The University Centre of the Westfjords offers this programme in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

Entry requirementsThe main condition for acceptance is that applicants have completed a Bachelor's degree; whether a BA, BSc or BEd. Emphasis is placed on the applicant justifying their reasons and explaining how they hope to link the programme to their previous education and experience. An application form is available, in both electronic and pdf format, on the University Centre website.... [-]


Master in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Sciences

University of Pavia
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Pavia

The degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Sciences is a newly established 2-year Master course coordinated by the Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Pavia (DBBS), and by the Cognitive, Social and Behavioral Sciences Area of the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS). [+]

Master Degree in PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMAN SCIENCES

The degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Sciences is a newly established 2-year Master course coordinated by the Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Pavia (DBBS), and by the Cognitive, Social and Behavioral Sciences Area of the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS). This degree has its roots within the Italian Department of Excellence network and it is at the same time an Italian Laurea magistrale in Psicologia (LM-51) thus allowing all students to receive the qualification for the compulsory postgraduate training leading to the Albo degli Psicologi (Italian register for clinical psychology professionals).... [-]


Masters Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biology

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biology will provide students with the theoretical and practical preparation necessary to manage bio-molecular research (basic and applied to biomedicine). [+]

The Masters Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biology will provide students with the theoretical and practical preparation necessary to manage bio-molecular research (basic and applied to biomedicine).

The programme focuses on individual student progress and their understanding of scientific issues and experimental strategies that are relevant to the programme objectives, as well as the final student thesis, which must be based on original experimental work, in coordination with a department professor.

Learning Outcomes

Advanced knowledge of unicellular and multicellular organisms that can be used as model systems for the study of the basic mechanisms of gene expression or more complex processes such as cellular development, differentiation and transformation; Acquisition of relevant concepts and methodologies, especially in terms of gene studies related to complex processes and the study of human populations; Advanced knowledge of the molecular basis of the main processes involved in the regulation of the structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins; Understanding of basic methodologies for the study and manipulation of biological macromolecules; Ability to develop and improve basic methodologies that may be applied to research in biomedical and biotechnological research; Understanding of genetic and molecular concepts applied to the diagnosis and cure of genetic diseases; Ability to identify the biological processes underlying the basic physiopathology of organs and systems and their modulation, especially in mankind. [-]

Master in Microbiology

Stockholm University
Campus Full time September 2019 Sweden Östermalm

Our Master’s program in Microbiology gives you the opportunity to learn in an environment of world-leading research. You will use cutting-edge methods as you learn about pathogenic microbes, biological diversity, evolution, and biotechnology. Step by step practical and experimental training will equip you cutting-edge laboratory skills and techniques as well as provide up to date knowledge of the field. [+]

Our Master’s program in Microbiology gives you the opportunity to learn in an environment of world-leading research. You will use cutting-edge methods as you learn about pathogenic microbes, biological diversity, evolution, and biotechnology. Step by step practical and experimental training will equip you cutting-edge laboratory skills and techniques as well as provide up to date knowledge of the field.

Reasons to choose Strong focus on building practical laboratory skills and techniques at advanced level Close connection to world-leading research Program structure

The Master’s program in Microbiology aims to provide a complete understanding of the life of microorganisms with courses in microbiology and infection biology. There is plenty of space within the program to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective courses so you can pursue a program adapted to your chosen career path.... [-]


Master in Marine Biological Resources

University of Algarve
Campus October 2019 Portugal Faro

International Master in Marine Biological Resources covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning. [+]

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International Master in Marine Biological Resources covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning.

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International Master’s Degree in Neuroscience

University of Trieste
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Trieste

The International Master's Degree in Neuroscience is the first Master’s Degree of its kind in Italy, and it is innovative by definition. The teaching staff comes from the former Faculties of Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, and Engineering of the University of Trieste, and it is organized in collaboration with neurobiology professors of the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS-SISSA), with Italian and foreign experts from the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry and with "Visiting Professors" from prestigious European and USA universities. The International NS course is also included in the Network of European Neuroscience Schools. [+]

The International Master's Degree in Neuroscience is the first Master’s Degree of its kind in Italy, and it is innovative by definition. The teaching staff comes from the former Faculties of Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, and Engineering of the University of Trieste, and it is organized in collaboration with neurobiology professors of the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS-SISSA), with Italian and foreign experts from the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry and with "Visiting Professors" from prestigious European and USA universities. The International NS course is also included in the Network of European Neuroscience Schools.

A focus of the Programme

The main objective of the International Master’s Degree in Neuroscience is to provide a multidisciplinary training in both basic and applied neurobiology, spanning from single molecules to whole organisms in normal or pathological conditions. Students will be introduced to new tools and methods enabling them to investigate how the brain works, interacts with the body, drives behavior, and forms the basis for the complex biological machine, which has allowed humans to achieve amazing milestones in artistic creativity, technology, and invention. Students will acquire strong professional skills for the development of fundamental knowledge and innovative therapies and diagnostics for more than 1,000 nervous system disorders that affect over 1 billion people worldwide.... [-]


Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology

University of Turin
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Turin

The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). CMB is a two year (S1-S4) second level degree (Biology class) entirely taught in English, and designed for BA graduates who are seeking an in-depth knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the ability to exploit this knowledge in advanced areas of Applied Biology Sciences, such as Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Neurosciences. [+]

The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). CMB is a two year (S1-S4) second level degree (Biology class) entirely taught in English, and designed for BA graduates who are seeking an in-depth knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the ability to exploit this knowledge in advanced areas of Applied Biology Sciences, such as Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Neurosciences.

To this end, CMB consists in a common part and specific curricula:

Biomedical, Biomolecular, Neurobiological.

In the common part (S1-S2), students will acquire a state-of-the-art knowledge of advanced Biomolecular and Cellular Biology disciplines. Specific courses are Advanced Cellular Biology and Biotechnology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Cell Physiology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Pharmacology.... [-]


Master in Neurodevelopment Disorders

Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP
Campus Part time October 2019 Spain Valencia

The Master in Neurodevelopmental Disorders trains qualified professionals, highly specialized in the diagnosis and therapeutic approach of disorders that most commonly affect children. [+]

Locations: ValenciaHours: WeekendQualification: Master in Disorders of Neurodevelopment issued by ISEP

The Master in Neurodevelopmental Disorders trains qualified professionals, highly specialized in the diagnosis and therapeutic approach of disorders that most commonly affect children .

Likewise, it will offer its students exhaustive knowledge of the neurophysiological foundations of human behavior , especially child behavior. This knowledge is oriented to the development of clinical and therapeutic strategies aimed at tackling the different disorders and problems, adjusted to each specific case and to each particular situation.

The teaching team, of recognized national and international prestige, is formed by professionals dedicated to research in neurosciences and in the clinical field of children with more than 10 years of experience.... [-]


Master's Degree in Marine Ecology (MECM)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Palma

The learning outcomes can be summarized as follows: Acquire basic training on the parameters and environmental characteristics of the marine environment in general and the Mediterranean Sea in particular. [+]

What will you learn?

The results of the learning can be summarized in:

Acquire basic training on the parameters and environmental characteristics of the marine environment in general and the Mediterranean Sea in particular.Know the dynamics of the oceans from the coupling between the atmosphere and water and how the whole system of superficial and deep circulation is modeled.Distinguish and recognize the components of the planktonic, nektonic and benthic communities, as well as the trophic relationships between them and the aspects related to the global metabolism of marine ecosystems.Know the theoretical and practical aspects of the methods and techniques of scientific work in the marine environment, through sampling campaigns and subsequent study of samples in the laboratory.Structure of the studies... [-]

Master in Marine Conservation

University of Oviedo -
Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Oviedo

The Master is aimed at students with a Bachelor's Degree or Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences, Chemistry or Geology. For students who do not have this profile, postgraduate studies in the disciplines mentioned will be evaluated. Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others. [+]

Professional Opportunities

The profile of graduates will be that of specialists in Research and Management of Marine Conservation.

Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others.

Syllabus

Knowledge module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses - 3 credits. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

1st Semester

Compulsory:

Genetic Biodiversity:: 3 ECTS Biodiversity of trophic marine networks: 3 ECTS Global change: 3 ECTS

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Master in NeuroBIM

University of Bordeaux
Campus Full time September 2019 France Bordeaux Pessac Talence + 2 more

This international Master program provides a unique interdisciplinary and integrated training approach that covers all major topics of brain research, from normal brain functions to brain disorders. [+]

This international Master program provides a unique interdisciplinary and integrated training approach that covers all major topics of brain research, from normal brain functions to brain disorders.

Program factsheet Academic cooperation: Neurasmus consortium (Erasmus+ Master program of Neuroscience). University of Tsukuba (Japan). Other partner universities from the USA, Canada, Europe. Admission requirements: Hold a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, medical studies, pharmacy, cognitive sciences or psychology with a strong interest in Neuroscience. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in another subject (chemistry, physics, maths, computer science) must provide documented interest in the field of Neuroscience. Excellent grades are expected. Program duration: 2 years (120 ECTS). Language requirements: Proficiency in English is required. Candidates should have adequate knowledge of written and spoken English, equivalent to B2 according to the CEFR. Level: Master degree. Tuition fees: Master tuition fees applicable for the University of Bordeaux. Scholarships: International mobility for traineeships is supported by Aquimob mobility scholarships and NeuroBIM (Bordeaux International Master of Neuroscience) IdEx grants. Students completing their traineeship in a laboratory of the University of Bordeaux receive a monthly stipend (around 500€) during the traineeship. Program outline ... [-]

Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Cagliari

The LM course in Molecular and Cellular Biology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology, in some key areas of the biological sciences and to provide advanced preparation and operational framework at the level of biological phenomena cellular, sub-cellular and molecular. In particular, the LM course has the objective to provide a preparation ... [+]

final test characteristics.

The activities related to the preparation of the final examination for the achievement of the LM will be carried out by the student under the supervision of a tutor during the training period at a research laboratory University or a highly qualified body under an agreement with the University biomolecular .

The final exam, which involves the acquisition of 13 credits, consists of the discussion, in open session, of an exclusively experimental thesis and which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a teacher of the course with LM, as rapporteur. The dissertation may be written in Italian or English and must have the typical form of a complete scientific work in terms of general organization (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figures). The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course.... [-]