Master's Degree in Life Sciences in Europe

Top Master's Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2017

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.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

Master Program in Life Sciences in Europe

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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 Life Sciences in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 30  September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen Arnhem + 2 more

The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product [+]

For EU students Translating research into products The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product development, and because it integrates scientific and project management skills. In this way the course meets the needs of the actual work field. During your studies you gain extensive knowledge in the field and learn how to apply fundamental research to biotechnical product development such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tests biofuels and enzymes. Professional opportunities The biotech industry, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions are constantly in need of competent, goal-oriented and interdisciplinary professionals. Graduates of this Masters course are able to independently plan and execute short to medium-length projects. You will be employable in positions such as junior project leader and lab manager. Another option for you as a Masters graduate is to continue your academic career with a PhD project, preferably in applied research. Two-year course taught in English The Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work with study by taking this part-time two-year course. Master in Molecular Life Sciences Upon successful completion of the course, you will attain the title 'Master of Science'. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the course if you meet the following criteria: - You have a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Science or a Masters degree in... [-]

Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies. Do you envision yourself working in the life science industry in the future? As a graduate from the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) you will have a solid foundation for working with the development and management of projects and companies in the life science field. A key concept within this programme is the application of knowledge in the real world. We use real cases to learn from and many of the lecturers are experienced business leaders who share their knowledge and act as inspiration. The programme is interdisciplinary with regards to the background of both the students as well as teachers and the pedagogical methods that are used in the programme. Some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner institutions in Stockholm. The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. The programme includes two internships at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad, where you apply what you have learnt to create a mutually beneficial experience for you and the hosting company. The degree project is also commonly performed in a company setting. These experiences give you valuable knowledge and insights as well as networks... [-]

Master's Degree In Agronomic Engineering

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Évora

This training complements the agronomic training and related 1st cycle, introducing more materials related to engineering applied to Agricultural Sciences, and Agricultural Hydraulics and Rural Buildings and deepening more agricultural materials in the areas of Horto-fruit growing, Plant Protection and Biotechnology. [+]

PRESENTATION This training complements the agronomic training and related 1st cycle, introducing more materials related to engineering applied to Agricultural Sciences, and Agricultural Hydraulics and Rural Buildings and deepening more agricultural materials in the areas of Horto-fruit growing, Plant Protection and Biotechnology. The student will be well prepared to understand the technological and environmental problems that present themselves to the modernization of agriculture, being able to study, design, promote and direct the implementation of systems and activities that constitute the best solutions for an agricultural activity success. Careers Technical farms; service and project companies in the agricultural sector; State agencies linked to agriculture; Agencies Scientific and Technological Research; agricultural education (technical, vocational and higher). [-]

MSc in Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Programme Overview Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. Leading scientists supervise students' practical training and writing of Master's thesis during the second year. The program is carried out in close cooperation with the École Normale Supérieure and Aarhus University. Cognitive psychology Modern cognitive psychology is an experimental discipline that studies the origin and functioning of the mind, brain, and intelligence. Our Program focuses on perception, control of attention and motor responses, formation of mental representations, dynamics of memory retrieval, learning, cognitive development and cognitive breakdown, the mechanisms of reasoning, language, and problem solving. Cognitive neuroscience An integration of psychology and neuroscience - Cognitive Neuroscience - examines neural systems underlying complex behaviors like emotions, language, attention, memory, etc. Methods employed in cognitive neuroscience include a wide range of experimental paradigms starting from psychophysics and cognitive psychology, neurology and psychiatry, and ending up with electrophysiological studies of neural systems and, increasingly, cognitive genomics and behavioral genetics. Recent breakthroughs in brain imaging technology allow cognitive neuroscientists to see a live human brain at work using state-of-the-art methods like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG, EEG),brain navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS), transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation (tDCS/tACS) . What are the advantages of our Master’s program comparing... [-]

MSc in Food Engineering

Szent István University, Faculty of Food Science
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Budapest

Aim of the master’s degree program, professional competences to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the [+]

Majors in the degree: - Food Biotechnology - Process Engineering in the Food Industry - Postharvest and Logistics in the Food Trade - Technology and Product Development in the Food Industry - Vintage Master Length of program: - number of terms: 4 terms - number of credits required for obtaining degree: 120 Degree programs accepted as prerequisites for admission to the master’s degree program: Degree programs that can be accepted with full credit: - agricultural field: BSc in Food Engineering; - technical field: BSc in Bioengineering, BSc in Chemical Engineering. Aim of the program Aim of the master’s degree program, professional competences to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the latest scientific knowledge of the special field, and are also familiar with the various fields of natural and technical sciences. The graduates will be able to apply the acquired professional knowledge in a creative way in the different branches of the food industry. Having the knowledge acquired in the master’s degree program, they will be able to participate in further major training programs, or continue their studies in a doctoral (PhD) program. Practical Training Centre helping the education: - Operational technology practice plant – to teach the basic operations of food production - Operational practice unit for fermentation – to teach technologies for the distilling industry and fermentation - Sensory Laboratory - Demonstration cellars in Budafoki Road and Menesi Road – to teach wine-production technologies - Pilot plant... [-]

Master in Biological Sciences

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2017 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 + 28 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 Life Sciences in Europe 2017. 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 the US. 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 undergraduate level the biological sciences can be kept as a broad based degree or can be honed to a specialized subject. Some of the focuses within the umbrella degree of biological sciences available at our partner universities include animal biology, microbiology, infectious disease, molecular biology and genetics, plant biology, ecology and cellular biology. Several of our partner universities offer a foundation year which gives general background courses in the subject followed by two to three years of focusing the major into a specialized field. In addition, there are also exciting... [-]

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science... [+]

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems especially in: Food process engineering Sustainable energy Environmental protection Biosystems Engineers are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on processing of food and other biological materials, environmental protection, waste recycling, sustainable energy and green technologies. The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, a research project and includes a 6-8 month professional work experience internship. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities This is one of Ireland's most important industries and our graduates have excellent prospects finding employment in: Bioprocess and food companies Environmental protection and waste recycling companies Sustainable energy and green technology companies There are also opportunities to pursue PhD research in UCD and worldwide. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Biosystems & Food Engineering (T299) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 7490 nonEU Year 1 - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Student Internships This two years masters offers 6-8 months paid professional work experience, the... [-]

Masters In Mediterranean Agriculture, Forestry And Pastoralism

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Portugal Santarem + 1 more

Students of the Master in Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism Mediterranean, among others, acquire: knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity; ability to integrate and harmonize agricultural production systems, forestry and livestock with the values ​​of biodiversity protection, animal welfare, conservation of natural resources, environmental services, aimed at sustainable development; etc. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Master in Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism Mediterranean Goals: Students of the Master in Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism Mediterranean, among others, acquire: Knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity; Ability to integrate and harmonize agricultural production systems, forestry and livestock with the values ​​of biodiversity protection, animal welfare, conservation of natural resources, environmental services, aimed at sustainable development; Ability to use appropriately the principles of integration, holistic concepts, analytical instruments, techniques, including ICT, management of multifunctional systems and products with added value and environment-friendly; programmability and development studies and applied research, application of knowledge in solving problems based on scientific rigor, critical thinking, teamwork, work ethic and learning throughout life; Professional training provided with scientific and technical skills in the job market, fall under the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in globalization, increased population growth in scientific and technological development, consumer demand, preservation the environment and rational use of natural resources. Duration: 2 years benefits: Accommodation and Portuguese Language Course (30 hours) Education provided in Portuguese *: Application (€ 35) Annual (2500 €) Use (35 €) Education provided in English *: Application (€ 35) Annual (3500 €) Use (35 €) * The following values ​​will be timely subject to confirmation [-]

Master in Philosophy: Philosophy of Neurosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

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. [-]

Master in Biotechnological Engineering

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Bragança

This programme will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Master in Biotechnological Engineering This master programme main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Profile of the programme The profile of the programme is organized into two major areas of specialization, microbial biotechnology (Microbial Physiology and Genetics; Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Biomass and Bioenergy; Industrial Microbiology) and agricultural biotechnology (Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Genetically Modified Organisms; Biomass and bioenergy Production; Molecular Diagnostic Methods; Biopesticides and Biocontrol; Biofactories, Bioproducts and Innovation). A set of courses is the interface between the two areas (Biomass and Bioenergy; Biocatalysts Technology, Engineering of Biotechnological Processes), giving the necessary engineering component to this curriculum. Finally, the disciplines that provide the foundations of statistics and experimental design (Multivariate Analysis and Experimental Design), and safety and regulation in the biotechnology industry (Safety and Regulation in Biotechnology) complete the plan of studies. Biology and biochemistry Key learning outcomes The degree of "mestre" (master) in Biotechnological Engineering, is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to: develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often... [-]

Master in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Agricultural Science and Technology forms highly qualified professionals with basic and applied scientific knowledge in the areas of crop and livestock productions. Graduate students are able to recognize and manage the innovation in the agricultural sector. Particular attention is paid to the development of sustainable productions with emphasis to... [+]

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Agricultural Science and Technology forms highly qualified professionals with basic and applied scientific knowledge in the areas of crop and livestock productions. Graduate students are able to recognize and manage the innovation in the agricultural sector. Particular attention is paid to the development of sustainable productions with emphasis to those typical of the mediterranea basin, in order to protect agricultural resources and improve quality and quantity of agricultural production with a positive impact on the profitability of the sector. In this context, it is important the identification, valorization and improvement of genetic resources as well as the optimization of cultivation techniques. It is also relevant the training on scientific and methodological aspects related to the crop protection thought the application of integrated control models and the use of effective and reliable detection methods. The course also provides a high level of training related to the management and valorization of natural resources and socio-economic infrastructures in rural areas and in the organization of agricultural farms and markets. Graduates students in Agricultural Science and Technology can be employed in all activities connected with the exercise of the agriculture in private enterprises and in public institutions and can also work as technical consulting specialists. They can also play a relevant role in the evaluation and certification of food quality and in the economic management of farms thanks to their accurate knowledge of Italian and European agricultural policies. Furthermore, they can develop their own businesses or... [-]

Master In Relaxation And Integrated Psychotherapeutic Techniques

Centro Studi Panta Rei
Campus Full time 85  September 2017 Italy Milan

This Master (17th edition -2017) is reserved for psychology graduates (bachelor's and / or second level), psychologists and psychotherapists, medical graduates with psychological training (specialized or specializing in clinical psychology, psychiatry, neurology). [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. This Master is open to graduates in psychology (bachelor's and / or second level), psychologists and psychotherapists, medical graduates with psychological training (specialized or specializing in clinical psychology, psychiatry, neurology). The keywords are: basic psycho-physiological relaxation, ability to practice the techniques on yourself, patient and group management, flexibility in the application of techniques and contraindications of relaxation techniques, design of relaxation courses. Comparison between practical and psychological modification techniques (relaxation, biofeedback, hypnosis, meditation). Participate in our master means: Acquire techniques applied with excellent results in various fields of psychology (particularly clinical, wellness, sports, work) and used in all the major psychological orientations (eg, cognitive-behavioral approach, systemic-relational psychoanalysis, humanistic). Projecting into the future career: psychology is integration between psychological approaches and neuroscience. Testimonials previous editions students "The relaxation has been for me a great tool. It allowed me to discover myself better, to understand my core values, to focus on my goals, to live passionately my job. It has also allowed us to walk through life with greater confidence and self-esteem ... "(Valentina Morizio)" I honestly would not recommend the master to all, unconditionally. Definitely recommend to those who, at this time, feel they have the resources to open up to the discovery, or rediscovery, of aspects of themselves. "(Sara Girotti)" A professionally challenging, intense and engaging personal work, a challenging course ... "(Agnese Olivato)" This course is a real inner journey, in search of a tool that can bring peace, stability,... [-]

Master' in Biological Engineering

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time October 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

The Program is aimed at students having background in natural science and wishing to master contemporary methodology of scientific research in order to pursue career in the field of biological engineering. The scientific projection in biological engineering aims to encourage research skills by students through an individual research project in biology, biological engineering or biophysics. [+]

The Program is aimed at students having background in natural science and wishing to master contemporary methodology of scientific research in order to pursue career in the field of biological engineering. The scientific projection in biological engineering aims to encourage research skills by students through an individual research project in biology, biological engineering or biophysics. Students will follow all steps of research process from the problem statement to the achievement and analysis of experimental results. Master’s Program “Biological engineering” is delivered by an experienced academic staff having a comprehensive background in fundamental research and practical applications in industries. The program is designed with emphasis on practical skills development and students work in the modern and well-equipped SibFU Laboratory of Bioluminescent Biotechnologies (in Russian). This laboratory was established through the collaboration of the world’s strongest team of scientists engaged in fundamental research of light emission by living organisms, i. e. bioluminescence, and the Nobel Laureate Professor Osamu Shimomura. Training Methods: lectures, lab experiments, case studies and group discussions. Teaching staff: SibFU Professors and visiting lecturers from universities of Russia, USA, Italy, China, Spain, UK and other countries. The major part of the Program’s training takes place at the modern and well-equipped SibFU Laboratory of Bioluminescent Biotechnologies, led by Nobel Laureate Professor Osamu Shimomura, in one of the world’s strongest team of scientists engaged in fundamental research of light emission by living organisms, i.e. bioluminescence. Research projects While following the Program students have to deal with the phenomenon of bioluminescence in all... [-]

MSc in Plant Protection

University of Pannonia
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Veszprém

The aim of the programme is to train specialists of plant protection who are able to fulfil directional, managing, organizing, consulting, regulating and marketing tasks, based on their wide theoretical knowledge. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. MSc in Plant Protection http://www.georgikon.hu/english/education/academic-programmes/29-msc-in-plant-protection Program leader: Dr. András Takács, associate professor, director of the Institute of Plant Protection E-mail: a-takacs@georgikon.hu Additional Information: E-mail: international@georgikon.hu Course name: Master course on Plant protection Degree: Master in Plant Protection Education goals The aim of the programme is to train specialists of plant protection who are able to fulfil directional, managing, organizing, consulting, regulating and marketing tasks, based on their wide theoretical knowledge. Such experts are able to detect the organisms, which are threatening plants (pathogens, pests, weeds) and they are acquainted with their biology and reproduction, and also with the effects and mechanism of pesticides concerning even the environment and humane hygiene. They can prevent the harms and damages caused by the above-mentioned organisms and they are applying the procedures of ecological and integrated plant protection in order to reduce the pesticide-load of the environment. In their work they are always attentive to the safety of food, processors, consumers and the environment. Having a degree in higher education they are permitted to use restricted chemicals. The further aim is to prepare the interested and inspired students for research work and PhD training in the field of plant protection. Knowledge to be acquired at the MSC specialization: botanical, chemical, ecological, molecular biological, agrozoological, phytopathological, herbological and plant cultivation knowledge; natural, economical, commercial, environmental protection, rural developmental, business and management knowledge necessary for the practice of our specialization; economical and mechanical knowledge in the field... [-]