Masters Program in Natural Sciences

Top 511 Master's Degrees in Natural Sciences 2017

Natural Sciences

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

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Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics Cutting-edge science and high quality teaching Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. The CHYN research themes focus on subsurface water and energy resources, with special emphasis on fundamental and applied aspects of operational hydrogeology, hydro- dynamics, hydrochemistry, geochemistry, geothermics, geostatistics and mathematical modelling. A unique training opportunity Moving towards sustainable use of subsurface water and energy resources is a major challenge for our society and for geoscientists in particular. This Master degree, unique in Switzerland, offers a complete introduction to the current scientific approaches to address this challenge. Designed by the CHYN dedicated staff, the program delivers a comprehensive hydrogeological training that covers the relevant physical, chemical, biological and thermal processes, as well as key field investigation techniques. Intense teaching during three semesters provides students with core knowledge and specific skills in hydrogeology and geothermics. The fourth semester is devoted to an individual research project to be carried out internally or in collaboration with external partners. Specific strengths The technical skills related to groundwater prospection and abstraction, as well as to reservoir characterization and protection are an important part of the program. Particular emphasis is laid upon groundwater contamination processes and remediation issues, and prospection and exploitation of geothermal resources at low, medium and high depths. Degree awarded Master of Science in Hydrogeology... [-]

Master Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials (BiWEM)

Ecole Des Mines D’Albi-Carmaux | EMAC
Campus Full time September 2017 France Albi

The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes for the conversion of biomass and waste into new materials or energy carriers, within a sustainable development frame. [+]

ACCREDITATION Master accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Opening in September 2016. KEY WORDS Renewable feedstocks, eco-technology, processing, design, assessment, environmental burdens, green business, social responsability SCHOOL PROPOSING THE MASTER Mines Albi, in co-accreditation with Institut Mines Telecom, Paris, France LANGUAGE OF TEACHING English INCENTIVE Given the current context of natural resource depletion, environmental and public health crises related to air and water pollution, pressures on energy supplies, we are facing a paradigm shift. The linear model “take, make, consume and dispose” is progressively being replaced by a 4R approach “repair, refurbish, reuse and recycle”. The circular economy is becoming day after day a new development strategy for nations. Better eco-design, waste prevention and reuse bring significant net savings for businesses, while also reducing environmental harm and bringing new job opportunities. Turning biomass and waste into a valuable resource is at the heart of this strategy. Generating new materials, processes and markets requires global high-level training, including science, technology, regulatory knowledge, management and economics. All these innovative systems will emerge at the crossroads of process engineering, chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermal science, environmental sciences and economics as well as social sciences and humanities. BiWEM was created to satisfy the growing needs of this dynamic sector. COURSE AIMS The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes... [-]

Master in Applied and Industrial Mathematics

Towson University - College of Business & Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Towson

Towson's Master of Science (MSc.) in applied and industrial mathematics (APIM) prepares you for high-demand careers in industry, government and academia. The APIM program emphasizes mathematical modeling, numerical computations, chaotic dynamics, queuing systems, financial systems and statistical analysis. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Why Earn a Master's Degree in Applied and Industrial Mathematics? Towson's Master of Science in applied and industrial mathematics (APIM) prepares you for high-demand careers in industry, government and academia. The APIM program emphasizes mathematical modeling, numerical computations, chaotic dynamics, queuing systems, financial systems and statistical analysis. You will apply your knowledge outside of the classroom in a variety of research and internship opportunities. A Degree that Works The graduate program emphasizes numerical, algorithmic and computational problem-solving methods, and prepares you for careers in operations research, stochastic modeling, financial data analysis, statistics and more. The Applied and Industrial Mathematic Program offers two tracks. In the APIM you choose to focus your studies in either Differential Equations/Optimization or Applied Statistics/Mathematical Finance. If you prefer to study part-time you can take advantage of the program's flexible evening schedule. Advance Your Career Unlike most graduate programs in mathematics, Towson's applied master's gives you hands-on training through capstone coursework and required applied research projects. You will gain professional experience and learn to apply your skills in a two-term intern¬ship. Internship opportunities include projects in local industry or government and on-campus projects with faculty. Take the Lead With access to Towson's innovative Applied Mathematics Lab (AML), M.S. you gain leadership experience while working with undergraduates and faculty on research projects sponsored by corporations and government agencies. Past sponsors include Westinghouse Electrical Corporation, Citicorp of Maryland, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Bell Atlantic, the Science Application International Corporation and the National Institute of Justice.... [-]

Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18  September 2017 Iceland Westfjords + 1 more

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

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

 

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

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


Master'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. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. 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. [-]

Official Master - Remote Sensing And Geographic Information Systems

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The objective of this master is to provide solid scientific training in techniques of Earth observation, and the generation and analysis of information for the study of the territory and the management of their resources through GIS. It is a 60 ECTS Master is structured in 4 compulsory modules, an optional module for advanced training (to choose between two possible) and finally Work Master's Thesis. All classes are conducted with computer. The course is complemented by practical tutoring sessions, seminars and possible visits to organizations in the sector. [+]

Remote sensing techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are essential to study the Earth and manage its resources. This central role is not only present in the academic world but we perceive it in multiple fields. Indeed, we found signs of increased presence and interest in areas such as the (new and improved satellite Earth observation, aerial vehicles or UAVs, European boost to GPS systems like Galileo, etc.) tools, geographic information (the success of Google Earth or Google Maps, the quality excellent ICC mapping, etc.), its metadata (increased presence and consolidation of standards), cataloging Special data Infrastructures (IDEC, IDEE, etc.) or software (such as the current gratuity of Miramon programms for administrations and students that has driven the Generalitat de Catalunya and the different alternatives of free software). In this context there is a need for well-trained professionals in these disciplines, who know the basics, but also the latest trends as standardization promoted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The objective of this master is to provide solid scientific training in techniques of Earth observation, and the generation and analysis of information for the study of the territory and the management of their resources through GIS. It is a 60 ECTS Master is structured in 4 compulsory modules, an optional module for advanced training (to choose between two possible) and finally Work Master's Thesis. All classes are conducted with computer. The course is complemented by practical tutoring sessions, seminars and possible visits to organizations in the sector. Career prospects The... [-]

Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery Module I will be delivered through a series of highly interactive classroom sessions, facilitated by experts within the sector and highly qualified faculty. Module II will involve a 5 day intensive exploratory tour of Israel, a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies. It will involve study tours to a variety of well-established farms in Israel and participation in key lectures in established agricultural universities. Who Should Attend This program is designed for visionary leaders in the Government and other public sector officials whose responsibilities relate to investments in agriculture and rural development, who desire to achieve sustainable growth towards increased food security and to provide opportunities for wealth creation. Key Benefits... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Mathematics And Physical Sciences

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Teaching of Mathematics and Science Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. To monitor the progress of modern research in their area and collaborate with colleagues to explore issues and problems facing the educational community. 2. Identify and / or produce and test relevant teaching materials and to disperse the teachers of their specialty. 3. To undertake action research and communicate their findings to the school site and in the wider community, eg lectures seminars or otherwise. 4. To serve as reference people, as to the specific items to colleagues both at school level and in the... [-]

Master in Discrete Models and Algorithms

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Study plans Discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimization and Mathematical structures in computer science provide advanced knowledge in the fields of applied mathematics and computer science. An emphasize is put on up-to-date theoretical and applied questions in the area. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Study plans Discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimization and Mathematical structures in computer science provide advanced knowledge in the fields of applied mathematics and computer science. An emphasize is put on up-to-date theoretical and applied questions in the area. Study plans Optimization and Mathematical economics provide skills to solve difficult technical and economical problems with the use of optimization methods and suitable methods in mathematical economy. Entrance examination – Master's programme Applicants who will not sufficiently demonstrate the necessary background listed above by 9 May 2016, or with their application, will be invited to take the entrance examination in Prague. The entrance examination for a Master's programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University consists of four problems, each worth 25 points. In case of an incomplete solution a proportional number of points will be given. The maximum total score is 100. The minimum score for admission is 40 points out of 100. Depending on the study programme and study branch, the examination has the following structure: Master of Computer Science. All study branches: Computer Science (4 problems, e.g., logic, automata theory, programming, theoretical computer Master’s Entry Requirements The goal of the admissions review process is to select from the pool of applicants those individuals who have shown the best capability and diligence expected of Charles University students. To apply for our Mathematics or Computer Science Master's programmes delivered in English you must: - hold or be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma... [-]

MSc Environmental Social Science

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The Environmental Social Science programme seeks to provide students with an understanding of the perspectives and contributions of social science to the understanding, interpretation and resolution of environmental [+]

The Environmental Social Science programme seeks to provide students with an understanding of the perspectives and contributions of social science to the understanding, interpretation and resolution of environmental issues. It draws upon expertise from several departments in the Social Science Faculty, and the contributions of teachers who are internationally acknowledged to be leaders in their special fields, to provide a broad multi-disciplinary perspective accessible to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. The MSc degree aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of environmental issues from a social science perspective. It also provides an introduction to social science research methods. It is suitable if you want to work in any of several areas relevant to the environment, whether in research, policy or professional practice. A number of past students have found that the course gave them the knowledge and the confidence to make successful changes of career. The MSc programme is also a good preparation for further academic research on environmental topics. The programme draws students with a wide variety of previous experience. Past students have had first degrees in disciplines as varied as anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, business management, environmental sciences, history, journalism, law, political science, and sociology, and all have successfully mastered the course material. As is the case with most programmes at Kent , the student intake is generally cosmopolitan. Students have come from countries as diverse as Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus , Germany , Greece , India , Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, South Africa,... [-]

Master in in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development (RESD)

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics
Campus Full time September 2017 Italy Rimini

RESD offers an excellent preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Are you interested in tackling the environmental challenges of tomorrow and the issues of sustainable development? We will offer you a solid preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. Programme objectives RESD graduates will be able to critically evaluate the qualitative and quantitative implications of environmental policies and to autonomously produce, research and forecast concerning the evolution of markets for natural resources and to contribute to the design, production and marketing of products compatible with the sustainability of natural resources. RESD courses will provide an in-depth analysis of natural resources, taking into account the institutional setup of markets and the competitive strategies of firms. Overview The Paris Climate Agreement reached at COP21 last December 2015 reinforced the objective of keeping global temperature rise well below 2 C - and even further to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. According to the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EEA), Europe has improved air and water quality, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improved waste recycling and waste management practices in recent years. But new, more courageous policies have to be implemented by the European Union to reach the ambitious goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% compared with 1990 levels by 2030, and by 80-95% by 2050. Moreover, by 2030 the European Union aims to increase energy efficiency by... [-]

MEng in Environmental Engineering

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This non-thesis program is designed for practicing professionals and allows you to build additional expertise in the environmental engineering areas of water resources, air pollution control, sustainable engineering, hydrogeology, biotechnology and the design of constructed and natural remediation systems. [+]

Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours: applied mathematics course, in a relevant topic such as numerical methods, linear algebra, or statistical analysis (3 credit hours) engineering management course (3 credit hours) 24 credit hours from: general engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or geology, selected with your committee’s approval (15 credit hours) elective courses (9 credit hours), which can include up to six credit hours in an optional practice-oriented project Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top areas of interest for your study and/or research. 4. Your application must include three letters of recommendation. 5. You must be accepted by the... [-]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (SAP) focuses on ‘macro’ scale aspects of the field [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning This is a masters degree focuses on the key strategic and leadership challenges brought about by climate change and broader environmental issues. From spatial master-planning to politics and economics, this MSc gets to the heart of the how the environment must be brought into decision-making. It is among the first such programmes in the UK to put adaptation transformation at the heart of the teaching. Future environmental change and the effectiveness of solutions are both uncertain. We teach students to integrate risk assessment into decision-making. Theoretical concepts are reinforced with applied projects in landscape planning, design and case studies. The MSc course covers a variety of themes including land use, cities and communities, politics and economics, ecosystem function, water and waste management. Optional modules in the built environment, energy, sustainable materials and renewable technologies can also be taken. How is the course taught? Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK, or in a mixture of the two. What qualification will you receive? Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL. Modules include - Adaptation and sustainability: concepts and planning - Ecosystem services, land use and water and waste management - Environmental adaptation, sustainability, politics and economics - Cities and communities - Energy flows and energy... [-]

European Master in Renewable Energy

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The European Master in Renewable Energy is a programme offered at the School of Engineering of Hanze UAS in cooperation with EUREC, aimed at training post-graduate students to fill the gap between growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. [+]

European Master in Renewable Energy: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mre * Tuition fees: EU/EEA: € 2,006 (per year)/ NON-EU/EEA: € 11,500 (full tuition fee). However, an EU student already holding a Dutch master's degree will pay €7,300, for the full programme. ​​​​Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012. Order our brochure now, or sign up for the open day.​ The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology. ​ Programme overview Core The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands... [-]

MPhil / PhD in Environmental Science

University of Ghana
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Accra

The aim of the M.Phil Programme in Environmental Science is to provide graduate education in the causes, effects and control of environmental problems, particularly in Ghana, for graduates in the basic sciences and closely related disciplines. The role of the environmental scientist is seen as of responsibility for monitorial, investigational and advisory [+]

M.PHIL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The aim of the M.Phil Programme in Environmental Science is to provide graduate education in the causes, effects and control of environmental problems, particularly in Ghana, for graduates in the basic sciences and closely related disciplines. The role of the environmental scientist is seen as of responsibility for monitorial, investigational and advisory functions in the management of the environment. The programme comprises of two semesters of taught courses followed by one year’s research from the area of specialization. The syllabus is divided into two sections. Candidates are required to choose a minimum of two out of the courses in Section B, which are electives.... [-]