Masters in Biology

Biology is a natural science about nature and its principles. This field of study explores living and non-living forms of organisms, including humans, animals, plants and microorganisms. Biology analyzes their structures, functioninig, growth, classifications, evolution, origin, distribution and interrelationships. It has a broad spectrum of academic fields like anatomy, astrobiology, biomechanics, botany, biophysics, pathology, zoology, neurobiology, anthropology, evolutionary biology, ichthyology, histology, biochemistry, ecology, physiology and many others.

Modern biology pays significant attention to cell structures, chemical and organic relations between atoms and molecules, gene engineering and modeling of evolution. Graduates can work in many different positions or improve knowledge at scientific research.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Integrated Systems Biology Integrated Systems Biology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 400 per year
  • Non-EEA € 400 per year
  • 24 months

The complete sequence of the human and other genomes resulted in a drastic change in the way of thinking in Biosciences. Investigations on the molecular basis of major human diseases, such as cancer, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s are now addressed on whole genome, transcriptome, proteome and metabolome level.

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Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation) Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,950 per year
  • Non-EEA € 6,937 per year
  • 36 months

Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems.

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Biological Chemistry Biological Chemistry
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,560 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

The course in Chemical Biology will develop in students an understanding of the chemical background of biological problems and processes at the interface between Chemistry and Biology. Students will be able to study real life systems and research into areas at the forefront of chemical biology. Differing aspects such as natural product synthesis, biocatalysis and molecular modeling of such systems will all be explored in this exciting new course.

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Animal Sciences Animal Sciences
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • Non-EEA € 14,875 per year
  • 24 months

The two-year MSc Animal Sciences study programme is a continuation of a BSc or equivalent degree in the field of livestock, companion animals, wild animals and zoo animals. The aim is to deliver skilled professional animal scientists who are well equipped to tackle problems related to sustainable livestock development and management of companion animals, wild animals and zoo animals.

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Microbiology
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 13,380 per year
  • International $ 21,426 per year
  • Not specified

The Microbiology program provides graduate training leading towards PhD and MS degrees. This program supports broad interests in microbiology, including environmental and pathogenic microbiology, with studies that encompass a spectrum of approaches from the ecological and organismal to the molecular genetic and biochemical. Faculty from several colleges and departments participate as major advisors.

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Biodynamics of the Human Movement Biodynamics of the Human Movement
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

Study of the human movement from biological and biobehavioral analyses, such as Exercise Biochemistry, Physiology of the Exercise, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Learning and Development, Exercise and Sport Psychology and the intervention supported mainly by those subjects such as Nutrition Applied to Physical Performance and Physical and Sports Training.

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Biochemistry
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 4,605 per semester
  • International $ 10,933 per semester
  • 36 months

Master Science Degree in Biochemistry is designed to train students in the ability to perform original research in the modern biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology disciplines. The program is useful for students who prefer to undertake research training without the longer-term commitment required for the Ph.D. degree. M.S. programs also are useful for students who are interested more in technical aspects of research than in careers as research directors. Successful defense of an independent research dissertation is required for the M.S. degree.

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Biotechnology Biotechnology
  • Feb 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • Non-EEA € 14,875 per year
  • 24 months

Biotechnology is applied area of science embracing recombinant DNA technology, cellular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, process design, engineering, modeling and control.

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Health Sciences Health Sciences
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • 36 months

The master of science (MSc) program prepares graduates for research careers in one of the signature areas that either have been developed or are currently under development within the faculty including: global health; environmental and occupational health; toxicology; maternal and child health; epidemiology and biostatistics; health promotion and disease prevention; infectious diseases; chronic diseases and aging; mental health and substance use; social inequities and health; adolescent and child development; reproductive health; and health policy.

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Entomology and Nematology (Specialization in Entomology) Entomology and Nematology (Specialization in Entomology)
  • Jan 2016
  • May 2016
  • Aug 2015
  • International $ 524 per module
  • 24 months

The University of Florida's Entomology and Nematology Department offers an off-campus Master of Science degree (normally non-thesis but thesis programs are available by special arrangement) with a concentration in Entomology. Courses are offered via distance education to accommodate place-bound students interested in biological science with emphasis on insects and other arthropods, including extension agents and other educators; state and federal employees in agricultural, environmental and regulatory positions; consultants; pest control industry personnel; and others who want to further their education.

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Range Management Range Management
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 5,610 per semester
  • International $ 5,610 per semester
  • Not specified

The Master of Science in Range Management prepares students with a bachelor’s degree in resource management or related disciplines to pursue advance study of rangelands and range management. Graduate study in range management serves as the basis for a professional career in rangeland livestock production systems, grassland, savanna, wetland and/or shrubland ecology and management, native plants, rangeland rehabilitation, conservation easements, wildlife habitat, water quality issues, working landscapes, and rangeland economics and policy.

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Cognitive Neuroscience Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Feb 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 10,663 per year
  • 24 months

The Research Master’s programme in Cognitive Neuroscience studies the cognitive and neural basis of mental processes such as perception, action, language, attention and memory. This relatively young discipline seeks to unravel the workings of the human brain. The Master’s programme offers four specialisations: Language and Communication, Perception, Action and Control, Plasticity and Memory or Brain Network and Neuronal Communication. These specialisations coincide with the themes of the Donders Institute. All the lecturers of the programme are also researchers at the Donders Institute.

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