Master in Life Sciences in Europe

Best Masters in Life Sciences in Europe 2018

Life Sciences

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.

Biological & life sciences studies often prepare students for a career in healthcare. Sometimes programs will combine human biology classes with classes in physics, chemistry, and even geology to help students learn how living organisms work together.

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.

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Master in Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Are you looking to broaden your career options in the field of bioscience? Would you like to gain professional experience while studying? Do you want a course that meets industry needs and has been rated ‘top program’ for 5 years running? Then take your science career to the next level by studying Molecular Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences. [+]

Master in Molecular Life Sciences

Are you looking to broaden your career options in the field of bioscience? Would you like to gain professional experience while studying? Do you want a course that meets industry needs and has been rated ‘top program’ for 5 years running? Then take your science career to the next level by studying Molecular Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences.

Location: Nijmegen Duration: 2 years Degree: Master of Science Course start: September

The profession in a nutshell

Biotechnology uses living systems and organisms to develop or make products for agriculture, medicine, and industry. As an expert in this field, you usually work in a lab setting in fundamental research and/or quality control. By raising your qualifications to a Master's level, you expand your job opportunities to include positions with higher-level responsibility. This means you have the skills to independently plan, organize and execute projects, devise experimental strategies and write scientific documents. Moreover, you are able to oversee the organizational and interpersonal aspects of your projects. These are valuable skills that employers look for.... [-]


Master's Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The program is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. [+]

The program is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. The students will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasizing cutting-edge methods in the bioinformatic analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology and how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments.

Program presentation

This two-year Master’s program is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognized researchers in their respective disciplines to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The program consists of courses aiming to give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine with a focus on high-throughput biology and analysis of big data for translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The education also aims to develop skills and abilities essential to the professional career –including oral and written presentation, team working skills, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science-related issues, all of which important for the ability to lead projects in academy and industry.... [-]


Master's Degree in Biorefineries (Lappeenranta University of Technology)

Edunation
Campus September 2018 Finland Tampere

The Master’s Program in Biorefineries is delivered as flexible distance learning independent of place or time. It is well suited for people already in the working world in Finland or abroad, aiming for professional development and the upgrading of qualifications. This program is a practical solution to practical lifelong learning. [+]

The sustainable production of energy, food, chemicals, and materials is a major challenge today and for the future generations. The production has until now been based on fossil raw materials but this has, in turn, caused very serious environmental challenges. The use of renewable raw materials where it is technically possible and economically feasible is one of the corner technologies for mitigating climate change and saving scarce natural resources.

Biorefineries cover a wide range of technologies and materials, and this program examines these issues with an open mind and with a wide scope on not only technologies but also on the opportunities they offer in terms of new competencies, solutions, and critical assessments. In this master’s program, you will specialize in biorefining and related industries or e.g. in the circular economy.... [-]


Master in Nature Conservation

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree program is open for bachelor's degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. [+]

Nature Conservation (NCO) master's degree program is open for bachelor's degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. The NCO program is best suited for those wishing to acquire advanced knowledge and research-based skills in nature conservation. The NCO program provides a solid understanding of both applied and theory-based resource conservation and management, based on principles of applied landscape ecology. NCO is an accredited degree program required for the practice of management of protected landscape areas with the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, the EU and applicable international locations as well.... [-]


Master Degree in Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry (Erasmus Mundus Joint)

University of Lille
Campus Full time September 2018 France Lille Germany Leipzig Finland Helsinki Poland Kraków Italy Bologna + 8 more

The ASC network aims at preparing students to become experts and develop international skills towards professional industrial careers in the spectroscopic characterization of matter and/or doctoral studies. [+]

The ASC Master’s Course is jointly operated by the following universities (the ASC consortium):

University Alma Mater of Bologna, Italy; University of Helsinki, Finland; Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland; University of Leipzig, Germany; University Lille1, France (Coordinating institution) OBJECTIVE

The ASC network aims at preparing students to become experts and develop international skills towards professional industrial careers in the spectroscopic characterization of matter and/or doctoral studies.

The ASC program has reached a high level of harmonization, with a single Master program scheme applicable at each partner institution and thus yielding to a better integration into the European scheme.... [-]


Masters In Mediterranean Agro-forestry-pastoral

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Santarem

Knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity. [+]

Duration: 2 Years Benefits: Accommodation and Portuguese Language Course (30 hours)

Education provided in Portuguese:

Rates *:

Application -35 € Annual - 1000 € (without accommodation) 3000 € (accommodation) Use - 35 €

Education provided in English:

Rates *:

Application -35 € Annual - 3500 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € The following values ​​will be timely subject to confirmation Goals:

Students of the master's degree 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. [-]

Master of Science (MSc) Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health (BOOST)

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus September 2018 France Nice

A major global challenge is to implement eco-friendly plant production technologies while minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors that produce or use plants: agriculture, agri-food, cosmetics, Pharmaceutics. [+]

To grow the next generation of scientists in plant protection. BOOST meets requirements in eco-friendly plant production technologies by producing the next generation of scientists and professionals in plant health. Introduction

A major global challenge is to implement eco-friendly plant production technologies while minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors that produce or use plants: agriculture, agri-food, cosmetics, Pharmaceutics.

Plant health will be a major issue at the interface between agriculture and the environment for the foreseeable future. The BOOST master's program is an ambitious multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity training degree. It is designed to provide advanced knowledge in plant protection research and management, including resistant plant cultivars, biomolecules stimulating plant resistance and growth, biocontrol solutions, and plant production environments that reduce the need for pesticides. Objectives ... [-]

Master in Applied Biotechnology

Polytechnic of Leiria
Campus Full time 24  October 2018 Portugal Leiria

The development associated with the biotechnology and the advent of genetic engineering and development of new tools made possible the great momentum of this area, which is now at the forefront of the 21st century. [+]

Master in Applied Biotechnology

The Master in Applied Biotechnology aims to prepare students with scientific, technical and human skills to develop applied research and management activities in the field of Biotechnology. This course intends to provide students with advanced training in the field of Biotechnology to apply in the development and implementation of projects in the areas of pharmaceutical biotechnology, food biotechnology, and marine biotechnology. During the second year of the course, the student will carry out a research on a specific topic, which will be compiled in an internship/project/dissertation. The successful defense of this internship/project/dissertation will lead to a Master's degree.... [-]


Master "Biotechnology"

South Ural State University
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia Chelyabinsk

MASTER 19.04.01 Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology Master's program is aimed at the development and implementation of biotechnological processes in food production; designing of new and modernization of existing facilities on the basis of the principles of the bioconversion. [+]

Program description

MASTER 19.04.01 Biotechnology, Master Program Food biotechnology aimed at the development and implementation of biotechnological processes in food production; designing of new and modernization of existing facilities on the basis of the principles of the bioconversion.

The purpose of the program - is to prepare highly qualified experts with competence in the field of:

biosynthesis and biotransformation of food ingredients, modeling of innovative technologies based on biocatalysis, gene engineering, bioconversion and nanobiotechnology.

Training Program Plan includes the following disciplines:

Food Biochemistry and Biotechnology bioinzhineriya productions on the principles of bioconversion copyright and patent law in the food industry research methods in biotechnology food the scientific basis of biotechnology food products theoretical and practical aspects of biotechnological production food biotechnology, medical, special and prophylactic ... [-]

Master in Molecular Life Sciences

Stockholm University
Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Molecular life sciences offers broad training at the very frontier of research. Molecular life sciences aim is to understand the structure, function and regulation of biological systems from the molecular through to the organismal level. This rapidly growing field, which is currently seeing extensive technological advances and emerging new sub-disciplines opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Molecular life sciences offers broad training at the very frontier of research. Molecular life sciences aim is to understand the structure, function and regulation of biological systems from the molecular through to the organismal level. This rapidly growing field, which is currently seeing extensive technological advances and emerging new sub-disciplines opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities.

Reasons to choose Highly flexible course combinations so you can tailor studies to your own needs and interests International and highly interactive research and learning environment Strong laboratory and experimental focus Programme structure

The Master’s programme offers a selection of courses covering a broad range of subjects within cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, developmental biology, molecular physiology, and immunology. The flexible nature of the programme allows upto 60 credits of optional courses, which can be courses in other subject areas such as law or economics.... [-]


Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

University of Oulu
Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them. [+]

Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

Watch a video of the International Master's programme in protein Science and Biotechnology, where our students tell about the programme, and studying and living in Oulu.

The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them.

Students who are selected for the degree will undertake 120 ECTS study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies maximise hands on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, finally cumulating in a 6 month research project.... [-]


Graduate Engineering Master Degree in Biotechnology

Sup’Biotech Paris
Campus Full time September 2018 France Villejuif

Sup'Biotech’s programs are designed around the model created by the reform in European higher education (LMD). This provides a higher level of standardization and acceptance of European diplomas on the international level. [+]

Sup'Biotech’s programs are designed around the model created by the reform in European higher education (LMD). This provides a higher level of standardization and acceptance of European diplomas on the international level.

Undergraduate Program: Three years

Graduate Program: Two years (equivalent to a five-year degree in the French system, or a two-year master) For the first two years, classes are taught in French. Students will have the choice between French or English for the third year.

A minimum score of 750 at the TOEIC or 6.5 on the IELTS is necessary to directly enter the Graduate Program.”

To work in the domain of biotechnology, one needs to be open to the world: Sup’Biotech instills this value in students.... [-]


Master in Biorefinery Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time October 2018 Austria Graz

Biogenic resources are a central component of a sustainable economic system in Europe. Biorefinery engineers develop, plan and implement innovative, technical products and processes for using biogenic resources economically and in an ecologically sustainable manner. [+]

Biogenic resources are a central component of a sustainable economic system in Europe. Biorefinery engineers develop, plan and implement innovative, technical products and processes for using biogenic resources economically and in an ecologically sustainable manner.

You will acquire all the knowledge necessary for this from the very wide-ranging technical specialisations covered in the Master’s degree programme Biorefinery Engineering at the TU Graz: this expertise extends from process engineering to chemistry and biotechnology through to energy engineering and environmental engineering. The focus in all of this is on innovation orientation, a close link to practice and also international activities of the students.... [-]


Master In Cellular And Molecular Biology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time October 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology

University of Turin
Campus Full time October 2018 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.... [-]