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Best Masters Programs in Biology in Europe 2019

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Biology is a natural science that studies all aspects of living organisms, from molecules, cells and tissues to organisms. This field of study has many branches of specialization in diverse areas such as biochemistry, ecology, and botany.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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Saint Petersburg University

The course offers insights into polar and marine ecology, oceanography, geology and climate change. The students stand a chance to engage with expeditions on board of the ... [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Biology in Europe 2019. Level of education: Master programme Type of instruction: Full-time Duration: 2 years Language of instruction: English Benefits of the programme The course offers insights into polar and marine ecology, oceanography, geology, and climate change. The students stand a chance to engage with expeditions on board of the leading German and Russian research vessels. Upon completion, the students receive a double degree: Master degree of St Petersburg University and Master of Sciences of the University of Hamburg. POMOR is the only educational programme in natural sciences at SPbU, accredited by ASIIN e.V. Main courses

Basic module

Interpersonal communication skills History of polar research Introduction into the use of academic information online Introduction into GIS, interpersonal communication skills, scientific research quality standards. Field trainings, conference presentations (POMOR conference) ... [-]
Russia Saint Petersburg
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Eastern Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and bi ... [+]

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The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry.

There are two main subjects in the BEC programme: Environmental science in Kuopio campus and Biology in Joensuu campus. The curriculum consists of 120 ECTS credit points, which includes general skills studies, advanced level courses in the main subject plus master's thesis, as well as alternative studies in other disciplines e.g. environmental law and policy, statistics, or sustainable development.... [-]

Finland Kuopio Joensuu
September 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University Centre of the Westfjords

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draws... ... [+]

Coastal and Marine Management is an international, interdisciplinary Master's degree in the field of resource management. The programme emphasises ideas and methods from ecology, sociology, economics and business studies. Students completing the programme have knowledge of the diverse and valuable resources of the coast and the sea, understand their current condition, and have gathered tools and expertise to drive the sustainable use of marine resources.

The course language, including all teaching, is English. The University Centre of the Westfjords offers this programme in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

Entry requirementsThe main condition for acceptance is that applicants have completed a Bachelor's degree; whether a BA, BSc or BEd. Emphasis is placed on the applicant justifying their reasons and explaining how they hope to link the programme to their previous education and experience. An application form is available, in both electronic and pdf format, on the University Centre website.... [-]

Iceland Ísafjörður
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English
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
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University of Turin

The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). ... [+]

APPLICATION at UniTo for a.y. 2019-2020 is OPEN until April 14th 2019. Apply at https://apply.unito.it

The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). CMB is a two year (S1-S4) second level degree (Biology class) entirely taught in English, and designed for BA graduates who are seeking an in-depth knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the ability to exploit this knowledge in advanced areas of Applied Biology Sciences, such as Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Neurosciences.

To this end, CMB consists in a common part and specific curricula:

Biomedical, Biomolecular, Neurobiological. ... [-]
Italy Turin
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Pavia

The degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Sciences is a newly established 2-year Master course coordinated by the Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of ... [+]

Master Degree in PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMAN SCIENCES

The degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Sciences is a newly established 2-year Master course coordinated by the Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Pavia (DBBS), and by the Cognitive, Social and Behavioral Sciences Area of the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS). This degree has its roots within the Italian Department of Excellence network and it is at the same time an Italian Laurea magistrale in Psicologia (LM-51) thus allowing all students to receive the qualification for the compulsory postgraduate training leading to the Albo degli Psicologi (Italian register for clinical psychology professionals).... [-]

Italy Pavia
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Université de Nantes

The international Master's Degree Microalgae Bioprocess Engineering is integrated into a two-year program in process and bioprocess engineering, with three academic semes ... [+]

The international Master's Degree Microalgae Bioprocess Engineering is integrated into a two-year program in the process and bioprocess engineering, with three academic semesters (lectures in English) and a six-month internship in industry or research laboratory.

Objectives

Skills:

to develop an industrial process for microalgae valorization to be able to conduct a research project on microalgae to be able to manage an industrial project related to the microalgae field to be familiar with the multidisciplinary approach needed in microalgae field (biology, engineering).

Admission

Microalgae Bioprocess Engineering is an academic curricular of the Process and Bioprocess Master's Degree. It is a two-year degree (M1 + M2) but only the second year (M2 Microalgae Bioprocess Engineering) is accessible at Polytech Nantes.... [-]

France Nantes
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Stockholm University

Our Master’s program in Microbiology gives you the opportunity to learn in an environment of world-leading research. You will use cutting-edge methods as you learn about ... [+]

Our Master’s program in Microbiology gives you the opportunity to learn in an environment of world-leading research. You will use cutting-edge methods as you learn about pathogenic microbes, biological diversity, evolution, and biotechnology. Step by step practical and experimental training will equip you cutting-edge laboratory skills and techniques as well as provide up to date knowledge of the field.

Reasons to choose Strong focus on building practical laboratory skills and techniques at advanced level Close connection to world-leading research Program structure

The Master’s program in Microbiology aims to provide a complete understanding of the life of microorganisms with courses in microbiology and infection biology. There is plenty of space within the program to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective courses so you can pursue a program adapted to your chosen career path.... [-]

Sweden Östermalm
August 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Trieste

The International Master's Degree in Neuroscience is the first Master’s Degree of its kind in Italy, and it is innovative by definition. The teaching staff comes from the ... [+]

The International Master's Degree in Neuroscience is the first Master’s Degree of its kind in Italy, and it is innovative by definition. The teaching staff comes from the former Faculties of Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, and Engineering of the University of Trieste, and it is organized in collaboration with neurobiology professors of the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS-SISSA), with Italian and foreign experts from the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry and with "Visiting Professors" from prestigious European and USA universities. The International NS course is also included in the Network of European Neuroscience Schools.

A focus of the Programme

The main objective of the International Master’s Degree in Neuroscience is to provide a multidisciplinary training in both basic and applied neurobiology, spanning from single molecules to whole organisms in normal or pathological conditions. Students will be introduced to new tools and methods enabling them to investigate how the brain works, interacts with the body, drives behavior, and forms the basis for the complex biological machine, which has allowed humans to achieve amazing milestones in artistic creativity, technology, and invention. Students will acquire strong professional skills for the development of fundamental knowledge and innovative therapies and diagnostics for more than 1,000 nervous system disorders that affect over 1 billion people worldwide.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

MP2 is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master’s Degree focused on Microbiology and physico-chemistry applied to food and wine processes. This mas ... [+]

MP2 is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master’s Degree focused on Microbiology and physico-chemistry applied to food and wine processes. This master aims at training future researchers and managers of the food and wine science and industry.

Program description

You will have strong international mobility. One semester will be out of France in the first year and another one is possible during the second year. The modules below are indicative of those offered in this program. This list is based on the current organization and may change year to year in response to new needs in the food industry.

Curriculum

Future career prospects

This Master’s Degree aims at providing students with job-relevant competencies and skills for a career as a research project leader in academic laboratories, research institutes or R&D departments of international companies. The expertise will be in the field of microbiology and microbiological processes, chemistry, and physical chemistry applied to food and wine science. Students will be encouraged to perform a Ph.D. after this master degree.... [-]

France Dijon
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Oviedo -

The Master is aimed at students with a Bachelor's Degree or Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences, Chemistry or Geology. For students ... [+]

Professional Opportunities

The profile of graduates will be that of specialists in Research and Management of Marine Conservation.

Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others.

Syllabus

Knowledge module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses - 3 credits. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

1st Semester

Compulsory:

Genetic Biodiversity:: 3 ECTS Biodiversity of trophic marine networks: 3 ECTS Global change: 3 ECTS

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Spain Oviedo
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

With this second cycle course in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics, we intend to transmit essential knowledge related to recent advances in the area of ​​c ... [+]

With this second cycle course in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics, we intend to transmit essential knowledge related to recent advances in the area of ​​comparison of genomes and DNA manipulation technologies, both in animal and plant organisms. In addition, it is intended an increasing awareness of the ethical issues inherent in these new technologies. The course will use curricular units that will operate in modular regime with great practical component, namely laboratory classes. In the 3rd semester students may choose to specialize in Molecular Comparative Genetics and Plant or Animal Technology depending on the dissertation to be developed.

The Master's Degree in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics aims at the training of Senior Technicians and Researchers with a solid and up-to-date and specific scientific, theoretical and practical training in the scientific areas of Genetics and Biotechnology, with the prospect that these masters will continue their future specialization in PhD in "Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics", among others.... [-]

Portugal Vila Real
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of St Andrews

The MRes in Neuroscience is designed to provide advanced training in neuroscience research. Students conduct a year-long research project and learn relevant techniques an ... [+]

The MRes in Neuroscience is designed to provide advanced training in neuroscience research. Students conduct a year-long research project and learn relevant techniques and skills through course work. Research projects are carried out in a single laboratory over the full length of the programme, thereby giving students a unique opportunity to pursue research questions in depth. The overall aim is to help students acquire the skills needed to succeed as independent research scientists.

The MRes in Neuroscience is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Highlights The intensive week-long introductory module prepares students for the course before the start of Semester 1. The course includes a streamlined taught component. Students have the opportunity to conduct a year-long project in a single laboratory. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
August 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

In the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation you acquire a unique combination of in-depth knowledge on human brain function, perception and cognition, paralleled with an ... [+]

Cognitive Neuroscience

Are you fascinated by the brain functions that make us see, hear, move, feel and think the way we do? Are you eager to gain the knowledge and skills needed to flexibly apply the most advanced brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques in fundamental, applied or clinical research settings? Then Cognitive Neuroscience is the right choice for you! This highly multidisciplinary programme is embedded in the M-BIC (Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre) and provides you with the theoretical background and hands-on research skills necessary for becoming a versatile brain researcher. Cognitive Neuroscience is an ideal choice for those who aim for an academic or related career focused on understanding normal and/or abnormal brain function.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Mons

The Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized cross-disciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from ... [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized cross-disciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology.

Students may choose between four specialized clusters that have been developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. One of them is offered in collaboration with ULB on the campus at Gosselies.

Profile of the program

The Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology provides a state-of-the-art education based on a solid scientific background. What students learn here is put into practice through internships in companies and/or in research labs in Belgium or abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in fields like microbiology, cell biology, and proteomics. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, students in the Master's program have access to several labs that are world renown in such highly advanced fields as neurobiology, magnetic imaging, molecular biology, to name a few.... [-]

Belgium Mons
September 2019
French
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Cagliari

The LM course in Molecular and Cellular Biology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology, in some key areas of the biolog ... [+]

final test characteristics.

The activities related to the preparation of the final examination for the achievement of the LM will be carried out by the student under the supervision of a tutor during the training period at a research laboratory University or a highly qualified body under an agreement with the University biomolecular .

The final exam, which involves the acquisition of 13 credits, consists of the discussion, in open session, of an exclusively experimental thesis and which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a teacher of the course with LM, as rapporteur. The dissertation may be written in Italian or English and must have the typical form of a complete scientific work in terms of general organization (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figures). The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course.... [-]

Italy Cagliari
October 2019
Italian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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