Masters in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

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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 Masters in Biology

M.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences

At the interface of chemistry, biology and medical science, the Master’s programme Molecular Life Science is unique in the Netherlands. You will explore the basic principles of molecules and cells and also their role in health and disease, with your choice of specialised focus. As well as study, you will gain extensive research experience in high-profile multidisciplinary research groups.

Netherlands
M.Sc. Biological Chemistry

By studying aspects such as biosynthesis, retrosynthetic analysis, molecular biology and the principles of drug development, this course will develop an understanding of the pathways that are core to chemical biology. The Master of Science in Biological Chemistry is delivered by Cardiff University.

United Kingdom
Pre-Master Life Sciences

The Master’s Foundation Programme in Life Sciences is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

United Kingdom