Masters in Applied Sciences & Professions

Applied professions, or vocational professions, refer to disciplines that focus on offering a particular set of skills for a specific type of occupation. These types of studies usually provide necessary practical knowledge and training for graduates to succeed in the chosen subject. As opposed to broader scientific studies, applied professions focus more on practical training rather than on theory and conceptual knowledge.

Applied sciences converts knowledge belonging to natural sciences and applies it into real world practice. Examples include engineering disciplines, based on knowledge from physics and mathematics, or medical disciplines based on the science of biology. Programmes in applied sciences usually offer highly specialised technical degrees. Disciplines included in the applied professions field include: design, fashion, emergency management, consumer science, food science, library science, museum science, and more.

Although initially part of the non-academic spectrum, applied professions are starting to be recognised in higher education settings, providing credit for prior learning as well as stand-alone degree programmes at undergraduate or post-graduate levels. Institutions such as polytechnics, universities, or community colleges typically provide applied professions education. Students of applied professions programmes will gain skills they can apply to solve problems and provide solutions to a variety of situations in their chosen occupation.

Careers in applied professions include highly specialised positions in highly diversified industries such as retail, tourism, information technology, funeral services, luxury products, as well as in the traditional crafts.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Luxury Brand/Energy/Food Business/Strategic HR Management Luxury Brand/Energy/Food Business/Strategic HR Management, MBA
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA € 10,000 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 12 months

IPAG Business School’s Luxury Brand/Energy/Food Business/Strategic HR Management MBA programmes offer a valuable opportunity for students and professionals to enrich their knowledge in the fields of business and management in order to improve their career prospects in today’s dynamic and competitive world.

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Luxury Business Luxury Business, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 26,000
  • International € 26,000
  • 9 months

The philosophy of this Luxury Business advanced program from Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing is based on the creation of small class sizes ensuring a high level of instruction and interaction throughout. Limited numbers are also necessary due to the advanced level research and project based nature of instruction.

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Food and Agribusiness Management Food and Agribusiness Management, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 14,850
  • International € 14,850
  • 12 months

Prepare to help the global food and agribusiness sectors reinvent themselves! In this Food and Agribusiness Management programme at Audencia Nantes School of Management you’ll gain the tools to develop innovative solutions to challenges faced by food and agricultural enterprises, to manage all aspects of agribusiness operation and to market food products effectively.

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Real Estate and Construction Management Real Estate and Construction Management, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 32,300
  • 24 months

The Real Estate and Construction Management programme at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology prepares graduates for the different occupations related to the real estate, government and construction management sectors. The programme was awarded a RICS accreditation in 2015, which means that the programme answers to the highest standards in real estate education.

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Forensic Psychology Forensic Psychology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 7,030 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Forensic Psychology at University of Kent is accredited by The British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists.

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Master of Business Administration - Luxury & Hospitality Management Master of Business Administration - Luxury & Hospitality Management, MBA
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

You can further your marketing and management expertise and enter this specific and dynamic market sector in Paris. The Master of Business Administration - Luxury & Hospitality Management at Institut de Langues et de Commerce International (ILCI) develops your marketing, research and strategic management skills while providing you with the specialised knowledge you need for a successful career managing luxury international brands.

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Food Safety Food Safety, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 17,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Food Safety programme at Wageningen University & Research is one of the most modern and innovative in the world.

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Food Innovation and Health Food Innovation and Health, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • International € 5,380 per semester
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

As a graduate from the MSc programme in Food Innovation and Health at the University of Copenhagen, you can contribute to develop healthy foods. You can work with innovation in the cross-field between food and health with a view to increasing the offering of healthy, tasty food.

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Forensic Science Forensic Science, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,300 per year
  • International £ 13,450 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc Forensic Science at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is designed for both graduate students and forensic practitioners. It will develop theoretical knowledge and practical application of the key aspects of forensic science. On this course you will initially cover the fundamentals of forensic biology and forensic chemistry that underpin much of the laboratory analysis associated with forensic investigations.

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EMiLUX - Executive Master in Luxury Management EMiLUX - Executive Master in Luxury Management, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 36,000 per year
  • International € 36,000 per year
  • 13 months

The EMiLUX - Executive Master in Luxury Management programme from SDA Bocconi School of Management is a post-experience, modular program, taught over 13 months. Without having to leave their job, participants will start opening doors they never knew were there, to meet their goals successfully.

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Food Quality Management Food Quality Management, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 17,600 per year
  • 24 months

Food Quality Management programme at Wageningen UR assures the health and safety of food and other perishable products (e.g. flowers) and has become increasingly important in today’s society. This is due to changing consumer requirements, increasing competition, environmental issues and governmental interests.

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