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

Marine Science M.Sc. Marine Science
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The University of Iceland is pleased to offer a world-class, intensive multidisciplinary two-year Master of Science programme on Arctic and Sub-Arctic Marine Science and Fisheries, with an emphasis on marine ecology and fisheries. This Marine Science programme is being offered in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research, Iceland's foremost centre for fisheries and marine research.

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Molecular Life Sciences M.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,000 per year
  • International € 16,000 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.

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Biology and Aquaculture M.Sc. Biology and Aquaculture
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The Biology and Aquaculture Master's programme is offered at Nord University, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA). Are you interested in biology and aquaculture? Are you interested in studying the marine environment, both evolutionary adaptations and anthropogenic influences? Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable aquaculture?

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The University of Northampton

M.Sc. Biology
  • Sep 2016
  • 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 2016
  • 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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Biology M.Sc. Biology
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,000 per year
  • International € 16,000 per year
  • 24 months

Biological issues are at the forefront of the technological progress of modern society. They are central to global concerns about how we effect and are affected by our environment. Understanding the complexity of biological systems, at scales ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems, provides a unique intellectual challenge.

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Biology M.Sc. Biology
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 9,500 per year
  • International $ 17,300 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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Biology M.Sc. Biology
  • Any time
  • International € 29,037
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

The Biology Master's programme is offered at the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. Do you want to work with global challenges such as climate change, management of natural resources and sustainable food production for a growing world population? If so, you should apply for the master program in biology!

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Biomedical Technology Master Biomedical Technology
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 24 months

The M.Sc. Programme in Biomedical Technology from the University of Tampere is intended for Bachelors with a biological, computational or mathematical background who want to attain in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills from where biology and computational science meet. The Programme is open for applications from both Finnish and international applicants.

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Bioscience M.Sc. Bioscience
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

We offer a range of Masters degrees in the biomolecular sciences designed to prepare you for a career in modern biosciences. MSc Bioscience at University of Leeds is aimed at students wishing to study a broad-based Masters degree.

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Homeland Security Sciences M.Sc. Homeland Security Sciences
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 4,700 per year
  • International $ 12,400 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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