Masters in Biology

Biology is a natural science, together with chemistry and physics, and it is taught in schools of all levels. This field explores all living and non-living forms of life, from microorganisms to plants, animals and humans. Biology sub-disciplines focus on species and groups of organisms and offer an in-depth study of their growth and evolution, origin, actions and distribution around the world.

Zoology, biophysics, anthropology, histology and ecology are only some of the specializations that students choose for a Master’s degree in biology. Others may enrol in a degree programme that focuses on the foundations of modern biology, such as cell theory, evolution, genetics, homeostasis and energy. While classic biology had the cell as a centre point, today the focus of attention is on energy, as a mechanism of survival for organisms.

Graduates of a Master degree in biology enter a competitive employment market, where practical experience plays a major role. They are able to find jobs as higher education lecturers, pharmacologists, research scientists or science writers.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Life Sciences M.Sc. Life Sciences
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

In the Life Sciences programme at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, topics are being addressed in departmental laboratories span the entire size range of biology, beginning with the determination of protein structures at atom-level resolution, continuing to the examination of single-celled organisms and multi-cellular systems and reaching the study of whole animals and communities.

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Biology of Physical Activity M.Sc. Biology of Physical Activity
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 10,000
  • 24 months

The Biology of Physical Activity programme from University of Jyväskylä educates academic experts who understand the interaction mechanisms between different physiological systems and physical exercise, and their theoretical background.

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Molecular Life Sciences M.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Molecular Life Sciences programme focuses on molecules and their properties.It seeks to discover relationships between the physical and chemical properties of molecules, particularly the role of complex molecules in living systems. It is an interdisciplinary programme that combines chemistry, physics and biology. This programme is offered by the Wageningen UR.

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Plant Biology Master Plant Biology
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 28,225
  • 24 months

The Plant Biology programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is open for students with an equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The target group is Swedish as well as international students from all over the world with a keen interest in different aspects of plant biology such as physiology, plant pathology, plant-microbe interactions, production biology, stress, photosynthesis, diversity, breeding and plant development.

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Conservation Biology M.Sc. Conservation Biology
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 11,890 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Conservation Biology from the University of Kent provides you with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation and biodiversity management.

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The University of Northampton

M.Sc. Biology
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 29,244 per module
  • 24 months

The master programme in biology will strengthen your competence base for meeting the requirements from employers outside the university, as well as giving a solid foundation for further research studies.

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Anatomical Sciences Postgrad.Dip. Anatomical Sciences
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 4,100 per year
  • International £ 4,100 per year
  • Not specified

The Anatomical Sciences programme is designed to introduce students to all aspects of human anatomy .

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Molecular Bioscience MRes Molecular Bioscience
  • Any time
  • National $ 13,500
  • International $ 13,500
  • 18 months

The Molecular Bioscience programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features, and state-of-the-art research facilities.

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Biology M.Sc. Biology
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

Do you want to learn about the complexity of biological systems ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems? Or about subjects such as evolution, ecology, molecular evolution and biodiversity? The two-year Master of Science Biology programme at Wageningen UR offers you tailor-made programmes fitting your personal interests.

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Ecology and Population Genetics M.Sc. Ecology and Population Genetics
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 0
  • 24 months

Ecology and Population Genetics Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems.

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