Masters Program in Natural Sciences

Top 286 Master's Degrees in Natural Sciences 2018

Natural Sciences

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

Master in Natural Sciences

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Master in Mathematics and Statistics

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Studies in this Master’s program will lead you into the fascinating world of modern science, giving you a solid basis for mathematics and statistics applications. Graduates from this Master’s program find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sector in Finland and abroad. The Master’s program in mathematics and statistics is based on top research and it consists of mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. The program is part of the Analysis and dynamics and the Inverse problems centers of excellence. [+]

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Studies in this Master’s program will lead you into the fascinating world of modern science, giving you a solid basis for mathematics and statistics applications. Graduates from this Master’s program find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sector in Finland and abroad. The Master’s program in mathematics and statistics is based on top research and it consists of mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. The program is part of the Analysis and dynamics and the Inverse problems centres of excellence.

Goal of the pro­gram

When you study mathematics and statistics at the University of Helsinki, some of the best mathematicians and statisticians in the world will be your instructors. Studies in this Master’s program will give you a solid basis for maths and statistics applications. Graduates of this Master’s program find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sectors in Finland and abroad.... [-]


MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18  September 2018 China Suzhou

The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides thorough education and training to understand different aspects of the current material chemistry. The programme aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool and is delivered entirely in English. [+]

Overview

The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides students with the education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. It aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool.

The programme contains taught modules covering areas from synthetic chemistry to nanotechnology to analytical methods and instrumentation. It places a strong emphasis on the development of project management and professional skills. After completing the taught modules, you will engage in a 12-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to submission of a dissertation.

A customized learning plan is designed for you, taking into account your background and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool.... [-]


Master in Atmosphere, Water and Environment (U-ENV AWE)

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time September 2018 France Nantes

This Master offers a world-class education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to address environmental and health issues in the context of sustainable urban development, in research and in urban engineering. [+]

This Master offers a world-class education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to address environmental and health issues in the context of sustainable urban development, in research and in urban engineering.

The program is designed to provide the scientific theoretical knowledge and tools necessary to understand and address the environmental physical problems resulting from the ever-increasing urban population. Various key disciplines such as urban hydrology, urban atmosphere, building heat transfer and pollution of air water and soils are taught through advanced lectures and research work in laboratories renowned in these fields.

The Master program is fully recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and the network of contacts established by the researchers engaged in the program guarantees international exposure for the students.... [-]


Master in Laser Technologies

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Latvia Rēzekne

Completing of the program will enable you to apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the industry and scientific research, successfully realize yourself in the field of optics, physics, modern material handling, welding, measuring technology, and communications. [+]

Completing of the program will enable you to apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the industry and scientific research, successfully realize yourselves in the field of optics, physics, modern material handling, welding, measuring technology, and communications.

Basic subjects of studies: Solid state physics, Physical technologies, Quantum mechanics and statistical physics, Modeling and simulation of physical processes, and others. Special disciplines: Micro and nanotechnology, Laser measuring equipment, Optical design, Components of the laser technology, Modern development of laser technology, and others.

Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the program. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English or German.... [-]


Master’s Degree in Hydrology and Water Quality

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time October 2018 Israel Beersheba

Drylands occupy more than one-third of the earth's land surface, including most of the Middle East and Israel. Dwindling water supplies and deteriorating water quality impede the sustainable development of drylands and the well-being of their growing population [+]

Course content

Drylands occupy more than one-third of the earth's land surface, including most of the Middle East and Israel. Dwindling water supplies and deteriorating water quality impede the sustainable development of drylands and the well-being of their growing population. The aim of this program is to introduce students to cutting-edge research and graduate education in water sciences, aimed at improving human life in drylands through technologies and policies for the sustainable use of water resources. Read more about the Master’s Degree in Hydrology and Water Quality

Curriculum Goals To train skilled professionals for the fields of hydrology, water treatment and desalination (including: water production, estimation of surface and underground water and solute movement, chemical and biochemical evaluation of underground water and contaminants, operations research, optimization of water systems and more). To provide students with a strong background in fundamental and applied aspects of physical, chemical and microbiological processes in aquatic environments To offer knowledge in the subjects of flow and transport processes of water, solutes, and solids and separate phases in soil-water, in groundwater and in surface water. To provide knowledge in the subjects of water and wastewater treatment, including biological treatments, physicochemical treatments, and desalination processes. In particular, to intensify and expand the study of membrane technologies related to desalination methods and wastewater treatment processes. To prepare students for PhD studies in water-related programs. To take advantage of the ZIWR's strengths in both engineering and hydrological & microbiological sciences to professionally prepare individuals to succeed in multidisciplinary, team-oriented... [-]

Master in Coastal Communities and Regional Development

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time 18 - 24  September 2018 Iceland Westfjords

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. [+]

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. It focuses on coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations might be found in other regions.

The program is specially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macroeconomics and geography/planning. By the end of the program, students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it. The language of teaching and general communication is English. The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.... [-]


MRes/(Sc) MRes Geography

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

Research overview

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography.

They are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based masters-level qualification.

With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, MRes students typically conduct in-depth research into a social science aspect of geography, while (Sc) MRes students focus on a scientific or technological aspect of geography. It may be possible to upgrade to a PhD at the discretion of the school.

You will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise.... [-]


Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time January 2019 Australia Canberra

The Master of Biological Sciences allows you to specialise in areas such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. This degree provides you with the skills to pursue a career in plant laboratory science, agriculture, environmental policy or further study. [+]

A single two-year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science.

Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies. Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges.

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals.

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Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can utilise the program to provide a broad overview of biological sciences today. Our practical classes refresh your traditional techniques while developing your skills and knowledge in new cutting-edge techniques.... [-]


Master of Technology in Geomatics

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 India Ahmedabad + 1 more

M.Tech in Geomatics is a multi-disciplinary professional course wherein advanced subjects like Remote Sensing, GIS, Database Management Systems, Spatial Data analysis, Programming languages, Photogrammetry, GPS and Location Based Systems, LiDAR, Big-data, Web and Mobile GIS, Open Source technologies, Project Planning and Geo-visualization are taught. It gives a unique opportunity to explore the wide applications in multidisciplinary fields of Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, Utilities, Planning, Management, Information Technology, and Governance. [+]

Master of Technology in Geomatics

Faculty of Technology – CEPT University

GEOMATICS, popularly known as Geo-Informatics refers to the mathematics, science, and technology used to study spatial information. It is a field with ancient roots, modern relevance, and an eye to the future. This multidisciplinary course integrates the acquisition, management, analysis, modeling and presentation of geospatial information.

M.Tech in Geomatics is a multi-disciplinary professional course wherein advanced subjects like Remote Sensing, GIS, Database Management Systems, Spatial Data analysis, Programming languages, Photogrammetry, GPS and Location Based Systems, LiDAR, Big-data, Web and Mobile GIS, Open Source technologies, Project Planning and Geo-visualization are taught. It gives a unique opportunity to explore the wide applications in multidisciplinary fields of Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, Utilities, Planning, Management, Information Technology, and Governance.... [-]


Master in Advanced Chemical Process Engineering

UNIVERSITATEA BABEȘ-BOLYAI
Campus Full time October 2018 Romania Cluj-Napoca

Education of master students in Advanced Chemical Process Engineering is based on a modern curriculum merging knowledge from exact sciences, information technology, and engineering, complemented with a molecular design. On the basis of the gained knowledge, the graduate master engineers will be able to use the concepts and methods of advanced computer-aided process engineering in industry, pilot or... [+]

Education of master students in Advanced Chemical Process Engineering is based on a modern curriculum merging knowledge from exact sciences, information technology, and engineering, complemented with a molecular design. On the basis of the gained knowledge, the graduate master engineers will be able to use the concepts and methods of advanced computer-aided process engineering in industry, pilot or laboratory scale applications.

Tuition fees

EU, EEA country and the Swiss Confederation citizens:

Tuition fee quantum is the same as for the Romanian citizens: 2500 lei/academic year. The tuition fee can be paid in four equal installments.

For citizen from non-EU countries:

Tuition fee quantum for an academic year: 270 Euro/month. An academic year consists of 9 months of teaching activity. Graduation diploma exam fee: 500 Euro* [-]

Master's Programme in Toxicology

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. [+]

The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. The programme prepares students for either a research or professional career and provides a solid platform for doctoral studies in toxicology or work in risk/safety assessment-related areas in the public sector or industry.

Programme presentation

The Master's Programme in Toxicology was one of the first toxicology programmes in the world. The programme is unique in its two-year cohesive focus on toxicology and human health. The programme utilises its close connection to high-quality research and risk assessment work at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) - the main centre for education and training in toxicology and health risk assessment in Sweden, and collaborates with pharmaceutical and chemical industries, national authorities (for example the Swedish Chemicals Agency and the Swedish National Food Administration), Swetox and the Swedish Poison Information Centre, as well as with scientists at other departments both within and outside KI.... [-]


Master in Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining

University of Oulu
Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

The Master’s Program in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The program will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. [+]

Master in Economic Geology

The Master’s Program in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages.

The program will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry.

Program Outline

The Master's degree program comprises 120 ECTS, including a 35 ECTS Master’s thesis, and between 50 and 85 ECTS of advanced courses in Geology and up to 35 ECTS from related disciplines to be chosen freely.

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Master in Material Physics and Chemistry

Liaoning University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 China Jinzhou + 1 more

The discipline of material science and engineering consists of 3 subordinate discipline of master on material science, material processing engineering, and materials physics and chemistry. This discipline aims to study the structure, processing, and properties of one material and investigate the relationships of these factors. The mandatory core courses include material analysis and characterization, selected topics of materials physics and so on. The main research area covers valence electron structure and materials design, the theory and application of material structure control under an external field. [+]

The discipline of material science and engineering consists of 3 subordinate discipline of master on material science, material processing engineering, and materials physics and chemistry. This discipline aims to study the structure, processing, and properties of one material and investigate the relationships of these factors. The mandatory core courses include material analysis and characterization, selected topics of materials physics and so on. The main research area covers valence electron structure and materials design, the theory and application of material structure control under an external field.

Main Course:

matrix analysis, Foundations of materials science, Material analysis and characterization, Engineering Material, Modern functional material, Mechanical properties of metals.... [-]


Official Master - Remote Sensing And Geographic Information Systems

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The objective of this master is to provide solid scientific training in techniques of Earth observation, and the generation and analysis of information for the study of the territory and the management of their resources through GIS. It is a 60 ECTS Master is structured in 4 compulsory modules, an optional module for advanced training (to choose between two possible) and finally Work Master's Thesis. All classes are conducted with computer. The course is complemented by practical tutoring sessions, seminars and possible visits to organizations in the sector. [+]

Remote sensing techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are essential to study the Earth and manage its resources. This central role is not only present in the academic world but we perceive it in multiple fields. Indeed, we found signs of increased presence and interest in areas such as the (new and improved satellite Earth observation, aerial vehicles or UAVs, European boost to GPS systems like Galileo, etc.) tools, geographic information (the success of Google Earth or Google Maps, the quality excellent ICC mapping, etc.), its metadata (increased presence and consolidation of standards), cataloging Special data Infrastructures (IDEC, IDEE, etc.) or software (such as the current gratuity of Miramon programms for administrations and students that has driven the Generalitat de Catalunya and the different alternatives of free software).... [-]


Masters Degree Course in Nuclear Physics

Erasmus Mundus - JMD - Nuclear Physics
Campus Full time September 2018 France Caen Italy Padua Catania Spain Sevilla Madrid Barcelona Salamanca + 8 more

NuclPhys is a two-year Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree Course in Nuclear Physics. This Course is based on the expertise of a consortium of Spanish Universities (Seville, Autónoma de Madrid, Barcelona, Complutense de Madrid and Salamanca) plus Universities of Caen Basse-Normandie, Padova, and Catania. [+]

General Info

NucPhys is a two-year Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree Course in Nuclear Physics. This Course is based on the expertise of a consortium of Spanish Universities (Seville, Autónoma de Madrid, Barcelona, Complutense de Madrid and Salamanca) plus Universities of Caen Basse-Normandie, Padova, and Catania. The program further benefits from the participation of the associated partners: CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research (Geneva, Switzerland), CNA: Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (Seville, Spain), CMAM: Centro de Microanalisis de Materiales (Madrid, Spain), CIEMAT: Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Madrid, Spain), CSIC: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain), INFN-LNL: Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (Legnaro, Italy), HGS-HIRe: Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research for FAIR (Darmstadt, Germany), GANIL: Grand Acceleateur National d’Ions Lourds (Caen, France), INFN-LNS: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Catania, Italy) (includes AOUP: Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico di Catania), CNRS-In2p3-LPC: Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique- Institut National pour la Physique Nucléaire et des Particules- Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire (Caen, France), ENSICAEN: Ecole Nationale Supérieure, (Caen, France), TALENT: Training in Advanced Low Energy Nuclear Theory (EU-USA), HVM: Hospital Virgen Macarena (Sevilla, Spain), CETIR: Image Diagnostic Company (Barcelona, Spain), AAA: Advanced Accelerator Applications (Ibérica) S.L (Barcelona, Spain), NUCLEOPOLIS: Pôle Nucléaire Normand pour la Santé et l’Energie (Caen, France), ARCHADE: Advanced Resource Center for HADrontherapy in Europe (Caen, France),INFN-LNF Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (Rome, Italy), CAEN SpA and CAEN SyS Electronic instrumentation, systems and spectroscopic solutions (Viareggio, LU, Italy).... [-]