Master in Life Sciences in Europe

Best Masters in Life Sciences in Europe 2017

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.

Master in Life Sciences in Europe

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Master's Degree In Biochemistry

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master in Biochemistry has as main aim to prepare professionals able to perform duties in the field of biochemistry, applied to the environment, production and food preservation, growth and feed senescence, health and the conservation and recovery of assets in technical careers, academic or research, giving them the ability to plan experiences, define strategies and implement protocols on innovative projects of technical and scientific research. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. PRESENTATION The MSc in Biochemistry its main aim to prepare professionals able to perform duties in the field of biochemistry, applied to the environment, production and food preservation, growth and feed senescence, health and the conservation and recovery of assets in technical careers, academic or research , giving them the ability to plan experiences, define strategies and implement protocols on innovative projects of technical and scientific research. Students must obtain advanced training in: Planning and laboratory practice, Bioinformatics, molecular modeling and simulation; Self-learning and self-employment, as well as information research applicable to the preparation of reports and scientific papers, addressed to specialists in biochemistry or others. Specialized laboratory teachings based on stem lines of action in institutes, research centers and laboratories (ICAAM, ICT, EQC and Lab. Hercules). Careers Environmental analysis laboratories; chemical and biochemical industry; Analysis Laboratories agrochemical; Food industry; Clinical laboratories; Pharmaceutical industry; biotechnology companies; restoration of institutions and conservation of the artistic and architectural heritage; computer applications to life sciences companies; regional and national government; design engineering and consulting; Teaching and research laboratories. [-]

Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time September 2017 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.... [-]


Master BIOBANKS & COMPLEX DATA MANAGEMENT

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Full time September 2017 France Nice

Graduates of the Biobanks and Complex Data Management Master’s program will have immediate employment prospects in the health and hospital fields, in industrial, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories, and in the agronomy industry. This professional training program of excellence will open doors to French, European, or international companies. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. BIOBANKS & COMPLEX DATA MANAGEMENT Key elements of the program Teaching in English (50%) UCA-labeled program Strong European network Two company internships (France/International) The only European professional Master’s in biobanks at a public university Covering the key aspects of biobanks in France and Europe 85 biological and microbiological resource centers in France 500 biobanks in Europe 700 research groups using biological specimens in France 800 research projects using biological specimens in France Introduction Graduates of the Biobanks and Complex Data Management Master’s program will have immediate employment prospects in the health and hospital fields, in industrial, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories, and in the agronomy industry. This professional training program of excellence will open doors to French, European, or international companies. Paul HOFMAN Program Director Careers Biobank manager Biobank quality manager Manager of annotations and databases/Data manager Advisor to collectors and users Product manager Industry Monitoring Manager (technological, ethical, regulatory, etc.) Workplaces Academic laboratories Hospital laboratories and biobanks Companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries Biodiversity conservatories National and international non-profit organizations Program Curriculum First year (M1) Second year (M2) Admission Conditions for Admission BAC +3 diploma in life sciences Admission will be based on applications (which must download and complete an application and will undergo an individual interview. Teachers (examples) Healthcare engineers (Nice CHU Biobank, Bayer CropScience Sophia Antipolis, ICAReB, Pasteur Institute) Research Engineers (INSERM, CNRS, INRA, INRIA) Quality Managers (CHU Nice) Researchers (IRCAN, INSERM, CNRS, INRIA, INRA, IPMC) Medical Doctors... [-]

Master's Programme in Biomedical Imaging

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Turku Vaasa + 1 more

Biomedical imaging has emerged as one of the most important technology areas in basic bioscience and biomedical research as well as in clinical medicine and translational research. The current technologies enable detailed real-time and non-invasive visualization of molecules, structures and events in cells, tissues, and whole organisms. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science Annual intake: 20 Contact: bioimaging@abo.fi Website: www.abo.fi/bioimaging , www.bioimaging.fi/program/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/185436748136747/ YouTube-channel: www.youtube.com/user/turkubioimaging Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies in life sciences and biomedicine. The studies thus also provide students with strong knowledge either in cell biology, anatomy and physiology, nanomedicine or biophysics, depending on the area of imaging specialization. Students work in a highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as image analysis. The courses cover for example light microscopy, advanced fluorescence techniques, super-resolution imaging techniques, PET, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Also an understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasized. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many different areas in cell biology and biomedicine. Programme structure Academic excellence & experience The master’s degree programme in Biomedical Imaging is built on the imaging and research strongholds of both universities in Turku: the Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku. Both universities maintain the Turku BioImaging which is a broad-based, interdisciplinary science and infrastructure umbrella that unites bioimaging expertise in Turku, and elsewhere in Finland. Turku is especially known for its PET Centre, and the development of super-resolution STED microscopy. The winner of the... [-]

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... [+]

Best Master's Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

Master in Garden Design

ISAD - Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design
Campus Part time November 2017 Italy Milan

The European master of 1st level, validated by E.A.B.H.E.S., lasting one year long course is intended to provide a solid education to realize a green area, wisely disposing its elements and organizing each phase. At the end of the annual path they are released 60 ECTS credits (European credits). [+]

The European master of 1st level, validated by E.A.B.H.E.S., lasting one year long course is intended to provide a solid education to realize a green area, wisely disposing its elements and organizing each phase. At the end of the annual path they are released 60 ECTS credits (European credits). It is articulated in basic teachings and complementary teachings. It is completed with an internship and accompanied by extra events opened to everyone. The basic teachings comprehend Garden History and Culture, Climate, Botanic, Plants Nomenclature and Recognition, Structural Elements (water-drainage, use of materials, furniture), Designing, Drawing (free-hand, Technical and CAD) and communication. The complementary teachings are environmental comfort and legal and economic aspects,playground areas, pet and animals dedicated areas. The internship, lasting at least six weeks, will fulfill the education process. Since the course is dedicated to interested and motivated young people with an advanced general culture, and not to specialists, an access test will be held to evaluate the students preparation and to calibrate the complexity and variety of the subjects according to their real needs. To enrich this year's edition, many workshops and meetings with Italian and foreign landscapers, guided tours to "the Grand Gardens" of Milan and Lombardy, and a study trip in an European City. The Master in Garden Design is under Sponsorship of Milan Architect's Order. PROJECTUAL AREA (WORKSHOP) Workshop 1: Private Garden Workshop 2: Public Garden Thematic Workshop Dissertation PROJECTUAL SUPPORT AREA CAD: AutoCAD 2D and 3D Botany Art and Landscape Illustration and Graphics History... [-]

Master in Agricultural Engineering

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The Master study programme of Agricultural Engineering offers two specialisation options: Automotive Engineering and Power Engineering. The programme includes the study courses: Research and Engineering science, Computerized Measurement Systems, Logistics, Transport Management and Logistics, Automobile Construction Technology, Traffic Management and Modelling, Alternative Fuels and Oils, Intellectual Technologies and systems, etc. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. The Master study programme of Agricultural Engineering offers two specialisation options: Automotive Engineering and Power Engineering. The programme includes the study courses: Research and Engineering science, Computerized Measurement Systems, Logistics, Transport Management and Logistics, Automobile Construction Technology, Traffic Management and Modelling, Alternative Fuels and Oils, Intellectual Technologies and systems, etc. The study programme is completed with the elaboration of the Master thesis envisaging analytical and experimental research. Experiments are performed in up-dated laboratories at the Faculty of Engineering using modern research methods and equipment. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics or Physics; Engineer qualification (higher professional education) eligible for studies at the Master study programme in engineering or computer sciences. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in state-owned or private companies of agricultural machinery, autotransport, energy supply and machine building. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral study programme in universities in Latvia or abroad. Why Latvia University of Agriculture? WORLDWIDE RECOGNISED DIPLOMA – diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world. ADVANCED FACILITIES – modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace. REASONABLE COSTS – be smart and spend less by studying at LLU! ADVANTAGEOUS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION – major European cities can be conveniently reached by bus, airplane or ferry. GREEN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT... [-]

Master in Biomedical Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

This course prepares the graduate to work in the paramedical professions as a Biomedical Engineer. The learning outcomes are of very high quality, as the professions are well regulated by Czech law, which informs the standards and quality of the teaching programme. [+]

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Study Branch Biomedical Engineering Branch Profile This course prepares the graduate to work in the paramedical professions as a Biomedical Engineer. The learning outcomes are of very high quality, as the professions are well regulated by Czech law, which informs the standards and quality of the teaching programme. For example, graduates will be entitled to work in specially regulated medical professions in Czech Republic with a degree in this field, and will be prepared with a strong base of studies for work in many parts of the world. Key Learning Outcomes - Knowledge The course provides the knowledge that forms the basics needed for the practice of a technical medical profession, i.e. anatomy, physiology and pathology, definition of systems in biological items, biophysics, and physical methods in therapy. A substantial part of instruction is focused on technical subjects, especially on the theory of processing signals and images, digital processing of signals and images, and analysis and interpretation of bio-signals. Regarding the vast area of biomedical engineering, the course is focused in more detail on instrument engineering, i.e. biomedical sensors; diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory medical apparatuses; and medical apparatus complexes. Students also acquire elementary knowledge in areas related to the operation of medical facilities, which is required for his/her practical activity in medical operations. With respect to the professional specialization of the course, the graduate possesses - a broad and deep state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of the subject and extent of the given branch... [-]

Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation in Action

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time 12  August 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

This course is designed for those looking for an interdisciplinary programme at the interface of social and ecological systems. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. This course combines expert teaching with unique experiences of work in real environmental and conservation settings to develop your ability to evaluate the biological and social processes that underpin interactions between biodiversity loss and human society. You will learn to gather and analyse quantitative and qualitative genomic ecological and social data; skills which are at the forefront of current research in conservation science and evolutionary biology. You will gain invaluable practical experience through our field trips, spending one month in Mauritius to work on a real research project, with an additional week in Jersey to learn about captive animal management and the role of zoos in conservation. The programme is suitable for: students who have a strong interest in evolutionary processes on biodiversity and conservation graduates of biology and related degrees professionals working within NGOs or research institutes who wish to further develop their skills [-]

Master in Applied Biotechnology

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of the Applied Biotechnology study program is to – prepare specialists with high quality and up-to-date training in a highly interdisciplinary field of Applied biotechnology with a focus (specializations) on Plant (Horticulture, Agriculture and Forest) Biotechnology and Innovative Bioelectrotechnologies, who would be able developing new products and technologies, work in positions with high levels of responsibility in research and educational institutions and industry, related to biotechnology, biomedicine, and food industry, as well as pursue their studies at the doctoral level. [+]

The aim of the Applied Biotechnology study program is to – prepare specialists with high quality and up-to-date training in a highly interdisciplinary field of Applied biotechnology with a focus (specializations) on Plant (Horticulture, Agriculture and Forest) Biotechnology and Innovative Bioelectrotechnologies, who would be able developing new products and technologies, work in positions with high levels of responsibility in research and educational institutions and industry, related to biotechnology, biomedicine, and food industry, as well as pursue their studies at the doctoral level. Competencies acquired Graduates of the programme will be able: Demonstrate ability to work as an individual and as a member of a team in the laboratory or the company and the ability to lead the team. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively on biotechnology projects involving typical business timelines. Demonstrate ability to use innovative approaches in solving biotechnological problems and the implementation of solutions. Apply molecular, celular, biotechnological methods needed to carry out projects in plant and forest biotechnology or innovative bioelectrotechnologies. Demonstrate ability and skills of experimental work with biologically active and labile substances - proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, safe handling of chemicals and instruments, skills of standard laboratory procedures. Demonstrate ability to plan and conduct analytical, simulation and experimental research on analyzing or solving a particular biotechnology problem. Demonstrate and categorize molecular, cellular and biotechnological knowledge to design biotechnological systems, processes, and their elements. Demonstrate and operate of the core principles, methods and methodologies underlying current biotechnological research. Distinguish and analyze principles and problems... [-]

Master's Programme in Biotechnology

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

Biotechnology is a globally expanding area with respect to both research and production, and Lund University is among the leading universities in the world with several renowned scientists. [+]

Programme overview

Biotechnology is a globally expanding area with respect to both research and production. Development within this field has the potential to contribute significantly towards a more sustainable society, and has an impact on issues such as health and pharmaceuticals, food production, waste water treatment and other environmental issues, as well as the production of chemicals. Lund University is among the leading universities in the world within biotechnology, and is home to several world-renowned scientists and highly knowledgeable and dedicated teachers. We have strong links to the industry – from large multinational companies to smaller local operations borne out of research within our own departments.... [-]


MRes Marine Biology

Plymouth University
Campus Full time August 2017 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 Food System Management (CLAMEM-FoodSys)

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics
Campus Full time September 2017 Italy Forli Bologna + 1 more

Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. International Master’s Degree programme in Economics and Management – curriculum: Food System Management (FoodSys) Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. It is an economics-centred and multidisciplinary programme, providing a combination of analytical and quantitative skills with an emphasis on management, policy and practice. The first year programme will be held in Forlì and the second year programme will take place in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine). LEARNING OUTCOMES As future managers, public servants, researchers, consultants and entrepreneurs, students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in business administration and food system management, with a particular focus on organizational and managerial competences, innovation, business start-up, sustainability management and governance, problem-solving attitudes, communication and co-operation. PROGRAMME CONTENTS: The degree programme has a study load of 120 ECTS. First year modules are common for all students and cover decision-making and strategy, quantitative methods, law, international economics, accounting, food supply chain management. Second year FoodSyS modules include food system economics and policy, global food marketing, food quality management, agricultural and food policy, rural development, bioenergy economics. Some of the courses are designed and taught in collaboration with recognized professors from the University of Missouri (USA) and INRA - Ivry (F). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates will... [-]

Master in Molecular Biology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Present-day molecular biologists now have at their disposal an extensive molecular toolbox capable of taking on and answering most biological problems. If your wish is to enter a master [+]

Master's Programme in Molecular Biology

 

Present-day molecular biologists now have at their disposal an extensive molecular toolbox capable of taking on and answering most biological problems. If your wish is to enter a master programme that is in the forefront of presenting exciting scientific discoveries, the master programme in Molecular Biology at Umeå University is for you.The master programme in Molecular biology, Umeå, is an advanced 2-year 120 ECTS credit education. It is guaranteed to train in a wide variety of tools necessary for state-of-the-art molecular biology research. Our courses typically include lectures and group discussions as well as seminars, report writing, data production and analysis exercises. To maximize your educational experience, training is purposely held in small class sizes and are lead by internationally distinguished scientists. The majority of the courses place important emphasis on relevant hands-on experimental training in modern molecular techniques. The curriculum includes advanced courses in Molecular biology and Molecular genetics and several optional courses within related disciplines such as Biochemistry, Plant molecular biology, Infection biology and Tumour biology.Another notable feature of this programme is the opportunity to perform an extended phase of intense and strategic theoretical and practical training in an active research laboratory of your own choosing. This training in the form of master thesis projects in molecular biology provides the necessary knowledge to graduate from the programme. Projects are generally conducted in a local research group at Umeå University, such as those found at the departments of Molecular biology, Chemistry or... [-]


Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

University of Oulu
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Life Sciences in Europe 2017. 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. The degree is flexible and allows the students to specialize in the aspects of protein science and biotechnology which will most benefit their future career. The programme is particularly aimed at people going into research and former students have been very successful in finding PhD positions in Finland and abroad. The degree is taught in the highly international Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. The faculty brings together expertise in in vitro, in vivo and in silico analysis of protein structure and function and includes national centers for protein biophysical and structural analysis as well as a national Centre of... [-]