Master's Degree in Biology in Europe

Top Master's Degrees in Biology in Europe 2017/2018

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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Learning more about the biological aspects of the human body can be the basis for further study in pharmacology or in medical school. For those who want to teach science, a biology education can be combined with training to earn a teaching credential.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

Masters Program in Biology in Europe

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Master in Biological Sciences

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 29 more

The biological sciences can be defined as the study of living things. In general it covers how all living things from the smallest microorganisms to larger plants and animals live and interact with each other. It tends to focus on the structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy of living things. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biology in Europe 2017/2018. The biological sciences can be defined as the study of living things. In general, it covers how all living things from the smallest microorganisms to larger plants and animals live and interact with each other. It tends to focus on the structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy of living things. Study in the area of biological sciences is available in the UK at both the bachelor and master’s level. One of the beauties of pursing this course in the UK is to develop a more specific and personalized subject focus than you would normally be able to do in Latin America. Studying your degree in the UK will also give you a valuable and unique perspective from your peers. Several of our partner universities also offer work experience with certain companies within their degrees to set you apart and help you gain more experience in your chosen field. At the postgraduate level a major in the biological sciences can cover a host of specialities even if your undergraduate degree did not have the same specialization. Some of the taught postgraduate courses on offer include, but are not limited to the study of infectious diseases, biotechnology and bioengineering, cancer biology, drug design, plant genetics and crop improvement, molecular medicine as well as ecology and conversation. Many of our partner universities also offer masters by research in which the student is given a short introduction and completes a research projects to achieve their... [-]

Master In Cellular And Molecular Biology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time October 2017 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. Skills required for access. Students wishing to enroll in the Master of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology must hold a Degree or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid under current legislation. For access to the Master of Science as well as proving the possession of curricular requirements corresponding to adequate number of credits in groups of scientific areas that will be defined in the academic regulations, and adequate preparation in both core subjects in the preparation biologist, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science, which in basic biological disciplines that provide the essential knowledge about... [-]

Master in Genetics and Bioengineering

International University Of Sarajevo IUS
Campus Full time October 2017 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. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biology in Europe 2017/2018. 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 up on 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 mind-set of research-backed practicality. One-year degree 60 ECTS AQ Austria accredited 3500 Euro per year [-]

Master in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology - Taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized crossdisciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. The Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized crossdisciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. Students may choose between four specialised clusters that have been developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. One of them is offered in collaboration with ULB on the campus at Gosselies. Profile of the programme The Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology provides a state-of-the-art education based on a solid scientific background. What students learn here is put into practice through internships in companies and/or in research labs in Belgium or abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in fields like microbiology, cell biology and proteomics. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, students in the Master's programme have access to several labs that are world renown in such highly advanced fields as neurobiology, magnetic imaging, molecular biology, to name a few. The master’s thesis is completed during the two years of the programme, starting in the middle of the first year and finishing in the second year. During these two years, students will also have specialised courses to learn how to handle and care for laboratory animals and their welfare. These courses give rise to a certificate that is required to work with animals in laboratories. Special attention is given to learning scientific communication... [-]

Master in Pomor - Polar and Marine Research

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Unlike any other programs, the course offers insights into polar and marine ecosystems and climate change. During their practice modules, the students stand a chance to engage with expeditions on board of the leading German and Russian research vessels. Upon completion the students receive a double degree: Master degree of St. Petersburg University and Master of Sciences of the University of Hamburg. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biology in Europe 2017/2018. Overview Unlike any other programs, the course offers insights into polar and marine ecosystems and climate change. During their practice modules, the students stand a chance to engage with expeditions on board of the leading German and Russian research vessels. Upon completion the students receive a double degree: Master degree of St. Petersburg University and Master of Sciences of the University of Hamburg. “Polar and marine research” is an only educational program in natural sciences at SPbU, accredited by ASIIN e.V. The students are equipped with the best of a diverse range of opportunities for polar and marine research, locally, nationally and globally. They can pursue academic research in the top Russian and world’s research organizations in climate studies, oceanology, hydrology, biology, geology, paleography, geomorphology and polar geography. Programme outline Modules: Basic module Module 1. Ocean basins, bottom sediments and climate change Module 2. Oceanography of the oceans and coastal waters Module 3. Polar and marine ecosystems: Structure, functioning and vulnerability Module 4. Natural resources Module 5. Processes in coastal zones and environment management Module 6. Periglacial environment Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in Philosophy: Philosophy of Neurosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans .. [+]

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans. Neuroscience has already changed the view we have on ourselves. This programme offers an answer to a need for responsible scientists, scientists who are sensitive to the conceptual issues in their own specific subdomain and who are, on the other hand, able to reflect and communicate about the broader implications of their field, clinical as well as societal. We aim at philosophy in neuroscience instead of philosophy about neuroscience. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME The curriculum of PNS includes 30 ec in Philosophy, 36 ec in Neuroscience, 42 ec in Philosophy of Neuroscience, and 12 ec for the individual Master’s thesis, at the total of 120 ec. For details of the curriculum, please consult the website at www.vu.nl/philosophy SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The programme of PNS is open for Master and Research-Master students in Neuroscience. The programme instruction is in English. [-]

Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience -Specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience aims at understanding the neural basis of human cognition, perception and behaviour using the most ... [+]

Research Master (MSc) in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

 

The research master’s (Master of Science) programme in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is a two-year programme that offers five specialisations. The five specialisations are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology and Neuroeconomics. This interfacultary programme (Psychology; Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Business and Economics)  is designed for excellent students who want to continue their studies at a graduate school that prepares them for a career in the field of research. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English.... [-]


Masters In Marine Biology: Biodiversity And Conservation

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 18  September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Master's Degree in Marine Biology: Biodiversity and Conservation by the University of La Laguna brings together in its approach the great experience of more than forty years of teaching and research in this field developed in the ULL. It will have a strong character of practical and applied training. [+]

The Master's Degree in Marine Biology: Biodiversity and Conservation by the University of La Laguna Gathers in its approach the great experience of more than forty years of teaching and research in this field developed in the ULL. It will have a strong character of practical and applied training. The student will acquire a sound knowledge of marine biodiversity, particularly the Atlantic-Mediterranean environment, and will also master the tools of know-how in the field of management, conservation and conservation, research and teaching related to the environment , Biodiversity and marine resources. Admission profile. This Master is aimed at those students who are interested in specializing in Marine Biology and the conservation of biodiversity with a view to acquiring knowledge and skills that also allow them to be incorporated into the world of work and which also enables them to delve into fundamental techniques Research, development and innovation in Biodiversity. The Master is preferably addressed to Graduates or Graduates in Biology, but can also access other graduates (RD 1393/2007, Art. 16), preferably those covering aspects related to biological subjects, such as Graduates or Graduates in Marine Sciences and Environmental Sciences. The required or recommended different subjects of the Master, contained in its teaching guide, prerequisites indicate the background needed and provide a reference for the student. Profile of egress. Expert in the knowledge of marine biodiversity, its use, management, management and conservation. GOALS To know scientifically the structure and function of marine ecosystems, the factors that can potentially affect them and... [-]

MSc Evolutionary Systems Biology

University of Vienna
Campus Full time October 2018 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. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biology in Europe 2017/2018. A joint Master's programme at the University of Vienna & University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna For detailed information, see the Evolutionary Systems Biology Website 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 new Evolutionary Systems Biology (ESB) Master's program (start: Winter Term 2016) provides the training necessary for this new type of scientist. Specifically, ESB master's students will: Learn how to understand and handle modern “- omics” data sets. Develop key computational skills and delve into biological modelling. 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. Vienna offers a unique scientific environment for the ESB Master's program, which will benefit from the expertise of research groups in population genetics, evo-devo, systems biology, and biomathematics at the University of Vienna and the Vetmeduni Vienna. Master's students will be able to draw upon the resources of two Universities, and on established connections to world-class research institutes such as the Gregor Mendel Institute, IST Austria, the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, and the evolVienna network. Course Overview The ESB master’s programme aims to provide hands-on education, with practical skills courses designed to complement all lectures in the... [-]

Master's Degree In Marine Biology

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain A Coruña

This master's degree aims to train professionals in tasks related to marine biology and improve the training of those already engaged in these activities. The aim is to train research personnel for their incorporation into scientific research centers in marine biology, or to the research teams of public, private and corporate bodies. [+]

Introduction This master's degree aims to train professionals in tasks related to marine biology and improve the training of those already engaged in these activities. The aim is to train research personnel for their incorporation into scientific research centers in marine biology, or to the research teams of public, private and corporate bodies. Why study the degree Marine biologists are responsible for many tasks in the areas of fisheries and aquaculture. For example, working for the public administration to estimate and monitor stocks of marine species, business consultants and NGOs, analyzing data from satellite monitoring systems, or as scientific researchers. The research work has application not only in the field of knowledge advance, but also as a service to the administration in the monitoring and control of the quality of the marine environment or developing new exploitable resources Structure of the Study Basic subjects The marine environment: Physical Oceanography Botany Marine Marine Zoology Marine Microbiology Marine Ecology Physiology of Marine Organisms Molecular Bases of Adaptation to the Marine Environment Marine Organism Study Techniques Experimental Design and Information Resources Common subjects Techniques for Sampling and Recognition of Marine Organisms and Communities Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing Environmental Management: Socioeconomics, Environmental Education and Legislation Sustainable uses and management of the marine environment Biology of Conservation Genetic Diversity and its Applications to the Study of Marine Organisms Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology Marine Resources Biology of Exploited and Potentially Exploitable Species Evaluation and Exploitation of Resources on the Coast Fisheries and Exploitation of Fishery... [-]

Masters Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biology

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time October 2017 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). [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biology in Europe 2017/2018. 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 macro-molecules; 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 Plant Biology

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Helsinki

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

Life on Earth depends on solar energy captured by plants - they are the base of most food webs and underpin the functioning of all major ecosystems. Plants release the oxygen we breath. They convert solar energy into chemical energy, providing us with food, fibres, renewable energy sources, and raw materials for many industries. Plants do not carry out these processes in isolation. They interact with other organisms and the physical and chemical environment, communicate and actively adjust to their circumstances. How do they do these things and how can we profit from understanding them? When you have graduated from the Master’s Program in Plant Biology you will have the answers to these big questions, and more, such as: How one plant cell develops into a complicated organism and how plant cells, tissues and organs communicate with each other How plants avoid, tolerate or defend themselves from external stress factors such as diseases, drought and excessive solar radiation How plants sense their environment and communicate with each other and with other organisms How plants, interacting with microbes, fungi and animals, maintain ecosystems and thus life How the genotypic, functional and morphological differences between plants allow them to thrive in vastly different habitats You will also be able to: Understand how research in plant biology and biotechnology can contribute to plant breeding and production Plan, coordinate and execute high-quality basic and applied scientific research Have a good command of the scientific method and critically evaluate research across scientific disciplines Use the... [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


MRes Marine Biology

Plymouth University
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Plymouth

Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and... [+]

MRes Marine Biology Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and develop your particular skills in a marine context. Key features Study in Plymouth, an internationally renowned city for marine biological research. Participate in a specifically designed, topical programme jointly hosted by Plymouth University and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) of the UK. Choose between two pathways to suit your research interests, biodiversity and ecology or cellular and molecular biology. Benefit from being taught by recognised experts with worldwide links to research organisations and projects. Draw on our expertise, working alongside research staff on a personal project. Undertake an extensive, original and innovative research project, often in collaboration with MBA Research Fellows, or one of our other partner institutions (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science and the National Marine Aquarium), either in the UK or abroad. Excellent training for further research. See the benefit from close links with the research community worldwide. Programme overview In your first term you will study core modules which concentrate on building up your general research and academic skills. You’ll also be introduced to the research and organisation of the MBA and the... [-]

Master in Biology

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

The Master of Science in Biology offers a programme that permits students to select their area of specialization and acquire a diverse range of transferable skills. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Biology in Europe 2017/2018. Master in Biology Studies overview The Master of Science in Biology offers a programme that permits students to select their area of specialization and acquire a diverse range of transferable skills. This Master begins with a core of courses that covers key topics in biology, with particular emphasis on methodological and quantitative aspects. The Master programme extends into courses in seven specialized areas representing the research topics for which the Institute of Biology at UniNE is particularly renowned. Students choose two of the specializations, of which one corresponds to the topic of their Master thesis. Structure of the programme The 1st semester of the Master programme consists of a common core that focuses on fundamental concepts and methods in biology. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory methods (molecular, chemical), quantitative tools (statistics, modelling, bioinformatics), scientific writing, and ethical aspects. Students also have the opportunity to participate in field excursions (alpine, marine, Mediterranean and tropical ecosystems) or to do internships to obtain workplace experience. The 2nd semester of the Master programme involves course work, mini-research projects and internships in two of the areas of specialization. Students develop a research plan in one of these areas, which forms the basis of their Master thesis during the 2nd year of the programme. The Master thesis research project (60 ECTS) allows students to develop their abilities in critical thinking, their organisational skills, and their intellectual and scientific independence. Fields of specialization Chemical Ecology Chemical signalling is... [-]