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. Biology of Physical Activity

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.

M.Sc. Bioinformatics

As a student of Bioinformatics you will learn to solve biological problems by means of mathematical and statistical calculation methods and using a computer. The Bioinformatics programme is offered at the University of Copenhagen.

M.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences

In the Master’s programme Molecular Life Science you will be working at the interface of chemistry, biology and medical science. You will not only explore the basic principles of molecules and cells, but also their role in health and disease. This combination of scientific topics translated into medical implications and solutions is unique in the Netherlands. It’s possible to choose a specialisation in Chemistry or in Medical Biology: Chemistry for Life; Clinical Biology; Medical Epigenomics; Neuroscience; Science in Society; Science, Management and Innovation; or Functional Genomics.