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

Life Sciences M.Sc. Life Sciences
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

In the Life Sciences programme at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, topics are being addressed in departmental laboratories span the entire size range of biology, beginning with the determination of protein structures at atom-level resolution, continuing to the examination of single-celled organisms and multi-cellular systems and reaching the study of whole animals and communities.

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Molecular Life Sciences M.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 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. This programme is offered by the Wageningen UR.

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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 € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

Do you want to learn about the complexity of biological systems ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems? Or about subjects such as evolution, ecology, molecular evolution and biodiversity? The two-year Master of Science Biology programme at Wageningen UR offers you tailor-made programmes fitting your personal interests.

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Ecology and Population Genetics M.Sc. Ecology and Population Genetics
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 0
  • 24 months

Ecology and Population Genetics Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems.

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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
  • Any time
  • 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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Molecular Plant Sciences M.Sc. Molecular Plant Sciences
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • International £ 19,800 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is concerned with understanding the biology of plants at the molecular level. The Molecular Plant Sciences programme is offered by University of Bath.

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