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 Biology Marine Biology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The specialization Marine Biology at University of Bergen aims to educate marine biologists with a general overview and knowledge about: key processes and typical patterns in the marine ecosystem, flora and fauna characteristics to marine habitats, marine organisms - their biology and ecology, and the most common research methods within field-based, experimental and theoretical oriented research of marine ecosystems.

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Fisheries Biology and Management Fisheries Biology and Management, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The aim of the Fisheries Biology and Management specialization offered by University of Bergen is to give post graduate students a comprehensive insight into the discipline fisheries biology with emphasis on how to conserve living aquatic resources while securing a sustainable yield. This includes a solid understanding of the internal and external drivers that determine fish dynamics.

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Biology of Physical Activity Biology of Physical Activity, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 10,000
  • 24 months

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.

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Molecular Life Sciences Molecular Life Sciences, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 17,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Molecular Life Sciences programme at Wageningen UR 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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Aquaculture Biology Aquaculture Biology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The goal of the Aquaculture Biology specialization is to give a theoretical basis and practical experience for understanding the biological principles in aquatic food production. Aquaculture is a diverse discipline, covering topics such as molecular biology, chemistry, nutrition, as well and the biology, physiology, and behaviour of fish. This course is offered by University of Bergen.

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Plant Biology Plant Biology, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 28,225
  • 24 months

The Plant Biology programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is open for students with an equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The target group is Swedish as well as international students from all over the world with a keen interest in different aspects of plant biology such as physiology, plant pathology, plant-microbe interactions, production biology, stress, photosynthesis, diversity, breeding and plant development.

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Biology, Curriculum Biodiversity and Environmental Health Biology, Curriculum Biodiversity and Environmental Health, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,800 per year
  • International € 1,800 per year
  • 24 months

Biology, Curriculum Biodiversity and Environmental Health at University of Siena is one of the two educational paths of the MSc program in Biology of the University of Siena. The course aims to provide insights into the field of biodiversity and the ways of its interlinking with planetary health.

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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 13,400 per year
  • 24 months

Do you have an interest in biosciences and the ability to solve problems? Do you like to incorporate computer technology in your research? Then the Master's in Bioinformatics is your programme.

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Experimental and Medical Biosciences Experimental and Medical Biosciences, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 15,350 per year
  • 24 months

The Experimental and Medical Biosciences master’s programme at Linköping University prepares students for a scientific career within the broad field of Life Sciences, with particular emphasis on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms related to health and diseases.

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Biology and Aquaculture Biology and Aquaculture, M.Sc.
  • Aug 2017
  • 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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Medical Parasitology Medical Parasitology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • International £ 21,500 per year
  • EEA £ 9,150 per year
  • 12 months

This Medical Parasitology course from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aims to provide core training in the theoretical and practical aspects of medical parasitology, covering the protozoan and metazoan parasites of humans and the vectors which transmit them, and equip students with specialised skills to enable them to pursue a career in research, control or teaching related to medical parasitology.

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