Masters in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Biology

Suggested Masters in Biology

M.Sc. Biology

Concerns about how organisms and the environment affect each other is an issue of modern global society. How humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment is the central question in Radboud University Master's in Biology. The mechanisms that lie underneath this adaptation are studied at all levels, ranging from the smallest living entities, such as molecules, cells and pollen until larger entities such as ecosystems, river courses and entire populations. You can choose one of the following specialisations: Adaptive organisms, Communities and Ecosystems, Microbiology or Water and Environment.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Agrobiology

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the Agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others.

Graduate School of Science and Technology
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.

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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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