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

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are new fast growing biology based interdisciplinary fields of research poorly served by the traditional curricula of Life Sciences.

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Biotechnology: Genetics and Genomics Master Biotechnology: Genetics and Genomics
  • Any time
  • International AUD 36,000 per year
  • National AUD 8,371 per year
  • 24 months

This Biotechnology: Genetics and Genomics course at The University of Western Australia offers a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise, commercialisation and intellectual property (IP) protection.

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Foundation Program Pre-Bachelor Foundation Program
  • Any time
  • National AUD 21,944
  • International AUD 21,944
  • Not specified

The Flinders ISC Foundation program provides comprehensive academic preparation that is specifically designed for international students. You will learn in small and supportive classes, ensuring that on completion you are fully prepared for studying in a university environment.

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Biology Degree Master Biology Degree
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 24,000 per year
  • International $ 24,000 per year
  • Not specified

Learn how to apply critical thinking to real-world scenarios in the life sciences while exploring cutting-edge research and theory. You’ll gain deeper insight into a range of biological fields, such as molecular biology, genetics, genomics, cell biology, neurobiology and behavior, and ecology.The Master of Liberal Arts, Biology degree consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

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Biomedical Science - Human Biology Master Biomedical Science - Human Biology
  • Any time
  • National $ 28,000 per year
  • International $ 36,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Biomedical Science - Human Biology at he University of Western Australia integrates the understanding of human behaviour and biology across a range of systems, processes and contexts.

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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Biology M.Sc. Environmental Sciences - Environmental Biology
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 4,479 per semester
  • International $ 9,757 per semester
  • 24 months

The mission of the Environmental Sciences - Environmental Biology program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is to cultivate students’ perspectives of environmental issues and provide students with refined knowledge of environmental issues at the local, regional and global scale.

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Integrated Systems Biology Master Integrated Systems Biology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 400 per year
  • International € 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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International Year One - Biology/Biological Science/Biochemistry Pre-Bachelor International Year One - Biology/Biological Science/Biochemistry
  • Any time
  • International $ 12,000 per semester
  • 8 months

The Roosevelt University's International Year One - Biology/Biological Science/Biochemistry course is taught at the on-campus International Study Center. This bachelor's degree pathway provides English language support in addition to the first year of university coursework, leading to entry into the second year of a Roosevelt bachelor's degree.

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Bioinformatics MSc/PgDip M.Sc. Bioinformatics MSc/PgDip
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 13,000 per year
  • International £ 25,900 per year
  • 12 months

A computer-based approach is now central to biological research.The Bioinformatics MSc/PgDip programme, offered by The University of Edinburgh, provides essential training for working in this cutting-edge discipline.

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