Masters in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

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Natural sciences form the basis for applied science subjects and focus on the study of the universe and the rules of nature. Biology, chemistry and physics are among the major study areas of the discipline, but study fields such as biochemistry and geophysics are also considered natural sciences. Sub-disciplines also include earth science, astronomy, behavioural science, anthropology, geology and others.

Due to their high interdisciplinary structure, natural sciences degrees will be especially appealing to students interested in studying science, while keeping their study options open. Natural sciences graduates benefit from a broad range of general scientific knowledge, as well as skills in communication, numeracy and information technology. They will also be able to solve complex problems and make best use of personal and material resources available.

Bachelors and Masters related to natural sciences will place a strong emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge and will include specialised laboratories. Some natural sciences programmes also focus on solving global and local environmental issues to contribute to a healthier population.

Graduates are well qualified for a wide variety of scientific careers such as research and development, marketing and management in biotechnology. Students can find jobs as environmental engineers, actuarial technicians, landscape architects, commercial food trainees and more.

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M.Sc. Art and Science

The unique Master’s program in Art and Science from ITMO University is created for those who strive to overcome any disciplinary boundaries. It allows to obtain scientific and engineering skills essential for artists who are already engaged in the art work and who would like to find new ways of expressing their creative initiatives. 

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M.A. Maritime Civilizations

The MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offered by the University of Haifa provides students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and the anthropogenic environments in which they currently exist.

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Pre-Master Life Sciences

The Master’s Foundation Programme in Life Sciences is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Environmental Science

The Environmental Science programme at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education builds the skills necessary to meet environmental challenges in an integrated way. Each of the programme’s six specializations provides the essential in-depth knowledge that links with a broader skills base, so that graduates of the programme can play their part in a sustainable and innovative future.

Netherlands

Top Ranked Universities in Natural Sciences on MastersPortal

Universities Location Times Higher Education Ranking (2018) Physical sciences QS Rankings (2018) Natural sciences
Princeton, United States 1 13
Cambridge, United States 2 3
Stanford, United States 3 3
Cambridge, United States 4 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom 5 2
Oxford, United Kingdom 6 5
Pasadena, United States 7 8
Zürich, Switzerland 8 6
London, United Kingdom 9 10
Chicago, United States 10 19
Los Angeles, United States 11 19
Berkeley, United States 12 7
Ithaca, United States 13 28
New York City, United States 14 29
Lausanne, Switzerland 15 11
Singapore, Singapore 16 12
Beijing, China 17 14
Seattle, United States 18 40
Ann Arbor, United States 19 58
Santa Barbara, United States 20 44
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 21 54
Urbana, United States 22 50
London, United Kingdom 23 62
Beijing, China 24 16
Madison, United States 25 56
München, Germany 26 32
Evanston, United States 26 45
Paris, France 28 -
Toronto, Canada 29 22
München, Germany 30 18
Canberra, Australia 31 38
Heidelberg, Germany 32 48
Boulder, United States 33 70
Austin, United States 34 60
San Diego, United States 35 50
Palaiseau, France 36 34
Tokyo, Japan 36 9
Atlanta, United States 38 56
College Park, United States 39 78
Paris, France 40 55
Manchester, United Kingdom 41 46
Singapore, Singapore 42 17
Houston, United States 43 120
Pittsburgh, United States 44 85
Bristol, United Kingdom 44 63
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 46 21
Delft, Netherlands 47 85
Providence, United States 48 126
Dolgoprudnyy, Russia 48 135
Davis, United States 48 100
Utrecht, Netherlands 48 131
Mitte, Germany 52 88
Vancouver, Canada 52 35
University Park, United States 55 84
Bonn, Germany 56 111
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 57 111
Montréal, Canada 58 46
Aachen, Germany 59 26
Lund, Sweden 60 90
Karlsruhe, Germany 61 29
Kyoto, Japan 62 15
Tucson, United States 62 166
Shanghai, China 64 43
Berlin, Germany 65 75
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 66 42
Hefei, China 66 52
Wageningen, Netherlands 66 181
Minneapolis, United States 69 98
Leiden, Netherlands 70 155
Göttingen, Germany 70 94
Uppsala, Sweden 72 135
Durham, United Kingdom 73 72
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 73 59
Golden, United States 75 367
East Lansing, United States 76 166
Santa Cruz, United States 77 308
Boston, United States 78 94
Irvine, United States 79 -
Southampton, United Kingdom 79 117
Stockholm, Sweden 81 69
Nanjing, China 82 67
Honolulu, United States 83 321
Leuven, Belgium 84 123
Columbus, United States 84 131
Bern, Switzerland 86 149
Lyon, France 87 305
Helsinki, Finland 88 92
Moscow, Russia 89 213
Paris, France 89 135
Orsay, France 91 108
Daejeon, South Korea 92 32
Brisbane, Australia 93 75
Copenhagen, Denmark 94 48
Reading, United Kingdom 95 243
Coventry, United Kingdom 96 108
Sydney, Australia 97 36
Genève, Switzerland 98 82
Freiburg, Germany 99 159
Sydney, Australia 100 88
Aarhus, Denmark 101 87
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 101 166
Eindhoven, Netherlands 101 184
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 101 123
Moscow, Russia 101 40
Melbourne, Australia 101 83
Nijmegen, Netherlands 101 305
Pisa, Italy 101 451
Seoul, South Korea 101 23
Seoul, South Korea 101 66
College Station, United States 101 94
Dublin, Ireland 101 215
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 101 149
Adelaide, Australia 101 135
Edmonton, Canada 101 143
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 111
Norwich, United Kingdom 101 331
Exeter, United Kingdom 101 256
Glasgow, United Kingdom 101 135
Groningen, Netherlands 101 190
Hamburg, Germany 101 105
Leeds, United Kingdom 101 128
Boston, United States 101 -
St Andrews, United Kingdom 101 171
Perth, Australia 101 143
Barcelona, Spain 126 127
Mainz, Germany 126 143
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 126 314
Nagoya, Japan 126 52
Akademgorodok, Russia 126 107
Namyangju, South Korea 126 92
London, United Kingdom 126 337
New Brunswick, United States 126 180
Roma, Italy 126 64
Stony Brook, United States 126 253
Copenhagen, Denmark 126 117
Sendai-shi, Japan 126 36
Tomsk, Russia 126 -
Fairbanks, United States 126 -
Basel, Switzerland 126 207
Bergen, Norway 126 266
Gainesville, United States 126 128
Innsbruck, Austria 126 317
South Miami, United States 126 347
Münster, Germany 126 151
Sheffield, United Kingdom 126 183
Tübingen, Germany 126 184
Vienna, Austria 126 162
Waterloo, Canada 126 111
Hangzhou, China 126 98
Tempe Junction, United States 151 201
Cardiff, United Kingdom 151 230
Gent, Belgium 151 155
Townsville, Australia 151 401
Stockholm, Sweden 151 90
Boston, United States 151 285
Corvallis, United States 151 339
Syracuse, United States 151 393
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 151 218
Tokyo, Japan 151 24
Ulsan, South Korea 151 -
Birmingham, United Kingdom 151 117
Riverside, United States 151 240
Newark, United States 151 386
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 151 -
South Bend, United States 151 258
Nottingham, United Kingdom 151 171
Oslo, Norway 151 158
Potsdam, Germany 151 401
Brighton, United Kingdom 151 401
Salt Lake City, United States 151 352
Victoria, Canada 151 313
Charlottesville, United States 151 251
Amsterdam, Netherlands 151 293
Williamsburg, United States 151 451
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 176 -
Waltham, United States 176 451
Cleveland, United States 176 390
Göteborg, Sweden 176 190
Fort Collins, United States 176 234
Hanover, United States 176 -
Tallahassee, United States 176 226
Jerusalem, Israel 176 238
Lancaster, United Kingdom 176 258
Osaka-shi, Japan 176 38
London, United Kingdom 176 190
Saint Petersburg, Russia 176 201
Shanghai, China 176 78
Dresden, Germany 176 120
Ulm, Germany 176 299
Brussels, Belgium 176 162
Dublin, Ireland 176 141
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 176 352
Antwerpen, Belgium 176 230
Reykjavik, Iceland 176 -
Liverpool, United Kingdom 176 147
Strasbourg, France 176 141
Knoxville, United States 176 258
Enschede, Netherlands 176 235
Saint Louis, United States 176 305
Marseille, France 201 240
Madrid, Spain 201 72
Bangor, United Kingdom 201 -
Newton, United States 201 451
Sydney, Australia 201 215
Grenoble, France 201 131
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 162
Bloomington, United States 201 224
Ames, United States 201 181
Kent, United States 201 -
Sydney, Australia 201 226
Hamilton, Canada 201 221
Taipei, Taiwan 201 27
Hsinchu, Taiwan 201 67
Raleigh, United States 201 199
Milano, Italy 201 123
Belfast, United Kingdom 201 235
Troy, United States 201 347
Darmstadt, Germany 201 134
Haifa, Israel 201 160
Tomsk, Russia 201 401
Versailles, France 201 -
Bath, United Kingdom 201 282
Bayreuth, Germany 201 451
Bologna, Italy 201 -
Calgary, Canada 201 246
Cincinnati, United States 201 386
Denver, United States 201 -
Erlangen, Germany 201 143
Lausanne, Switzerland 201 374
Leicester, United Kingdom 201 358
Lincoln, United States 201 401
Eugene, United States 201 401
Dunedin, New Zealand 201 287
Padua, Italy 201 102
Pisa, Italy 201 101
Portsmouth, United Kingdom 201 -
Roma, Italy 201 177
Stirling, United Kingdom 201 -
Stuttgart, Germany 201 153
Hobart, Australia 201 381
Richardson, United States 201 451
Paisley, United Kingdom 201 -
Trento, Italy 201 296
Trieste, Italy 201 288
Tulsa, United States 201 -
Hamilton, New Zealand 201 -
Wollongong, Australia 201 295
Würzburg, Germany 201 308
Pullman, United States 201 361
Wuhan, China 201 194
Clermont-Ferrand, France 251 -
London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom 251 451
Lyon, France 251 238
Halifax, Canada 251 374
Daytona Beach, United States 251 -
Seoul, South Korea 251 256
Toulouse, France 251 -
Southport, Australia 251 401
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 251 355
Bangalore, India 251 128
Seoul, South Korea 251 65
Ottawa, Canada 251 339
Baton Rouge, United States 251 451
Bozeman, United States 251 -
Las Cruces, United States 251 -
Flagstaff, United States 251 -
Plymouth, United Kingdom 251 -
Brisbane, Australia 251 401
Bochum, Germany 251 207
Guangzhou, China 251 194
Swansea, United Kingdom 251 401
Melbourne, Australia 251 401
Medford, United States 251 401
Québec, Canada 251 343
Buffalo, United States 251 401
Barcelona, Spain 251 77
Bremen, Germany 251 308
Cape Town, South Africa 251 221
Köln, Germany 251 251
Storrs, United States 251 401
Fribourg, Switzerland 251 -
Houston, United States 251 381
Chicago, United States 251 -
Iowa City, United States 251 361
Marburg, Germany 251 401
Maribor, Slovenia 251 -
Milano, Italy 251 154
Norman, United States 251 369
Ottawa, Canada 251 293
Tarragona, Spain 251 -
Fisciano, Italy 251 -
Siegen, Germany 251 451
University, United States 251 -
Guildford, United Kingdom 251 369
Urbino, Italy 251 -
York, United Kingdom 251 278
Wellington, New Zealand 251 335
Vienna, Austria 251 151
Seoul, South Korea 251 102
Ankara, Turkey 301 -
Bielefeld, Germany 301 398
London, United Kingdom 301 -
San Luis Obispo, United States 301 -
Ottawa, Canada 301 451
Wuhan, China 301 -
Prague, Czech Republic 301 188
Shanghai, China 301 381
Adelaide, Australia 301 -
Fairfax, United States 301 -
Atlanta, United States 301 -
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 301 -
Graz, Austria 301 401
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 301 331
Sapporo, Japan 301 120
Wuhan, China 301 320
Linz, Austria 301 451
Gießen, Germany 301 401
Manhattan, United States 301 401
Kazan, Russia 301 -
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 301 401
Istanbul, Turkey 301 -
Kochi-shi, Japan 301 -
Fukuoka, Japan 301 94
Bethlehem, United States 301 -
Hannover, Germany 301 266
Liverpool, United Kingdom 301 -
Maynooth, Ireland 301 -
Montpellier, France 301 174
Galway, Ireland 301 337
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 301 361
Ås, Norway 301 -
Gjøvik, Norway 301 317
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 301 -
Doha, Qatar 301 -
Islamabad, Pakistan 301 396
Kingston, Canada 301 258
Melbourne, Australia 301 386
Rochester, United States 301 -
Burnaby, Canada 301 264
Taipei, Taiwan 301 -
Guangzhou, China 301 401
Lismore, Australia 301 -
Tampere, Finland 301 451
Dortmund, Germany 301 207
Tromsø, Norway 301 -
Cork, Ireland 301 273
Tuscaloosa, United States 301 401
Fayetteville, United States 301 -
Auckland, New Zealand 301 105
Bari, Italy 301 358
Bordeaux, France 301 280
Brighton, United Kingdom 301 -
Rende, Italy 301 -
Christchurch, New Zealand 301 206
Catania, Italy 301 401
Nice, France 301 -
Essen, Germany 301 451
Joensuu, Finland 301 -
Ferrara, Italy 301 -
Florence, Italy 301 211
Genoa, Italy 301 358
Granada, Spain 301 296
Graz, Austria 301 401
Hull, United Kingdom 301 -
Johannesburg, South Africa 301 451
Jyväskylä, Finland 301 451
Kiel, Germany 301 329
Konstanz, Germany 301 451
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 301 -
Liège, Belgium 301 369
Limerick, Ireland 301 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 188
Baltimore Highlands, United States 301 -
Milano, Italy 301 213
Missoula, United States 301 -
Oulu, Finland 301 -
Parma, Italy 301 -
Pavia, Italy 301 253
Roma, Italy 301 390
São Paulo, Brazil 301 155
Saskatoon, Canada 301 -
Siena, Italy 301 -
Adelaide, Australia 301 -
Columbia, United States 301 393
Split, Croatia 301 -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 301 303
Tartu, Estonia 301 451
Toledo, United States 301 -
Tsukuba, Japan 301 111
Turin, Italy 301 201
Valencia, Spain 301 184
Burlington, United States 301 -
Warsaw, Poland 301 184
Blacksburg, United States 301 246
Brussels, Belgium 301 246
Detroit, United States 301 -
Xiamen, China 301 339
Thessaloníki, Greece 401 280
Ramat Gan, Israel 401 -
Ankara, Turkey 401 -
Binghamton, United States 401 -
Istanbul, Turkey 401 451
Venice, Italy 401 -
Wuhan, China 401 386
Madrid, Spain 401 178
Dublin, Ireland 401 401
Shangyu, China 401 312
Melbourne, United States 401 -
University Park, United States 401 -
Fuzhou, China 401 -
Washington, D. C., United States 401 -
Gwangju, South Korea 401 401
Hasselt, Belgium 401 -
Moscow, Russia 401 -
Hiroshima, Japan 401 243
Mumbai, India 401 173
Gubbi, India 401 401
Kanpur, India 401 288
Roorkee, India 401 451
Saint Petersburg, Russia 401 -
Madrid, Spain 401 -
Bangkok, Thailand 401 -
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 401 401
Melbourne, Australia 401 -
Lappeenranta, Finland 401 -
Loughborough, United Kingdom 401 451
Brno, Czech Republic 401 -
Palmerston North, New Zealand 401 401
St. John's, Canada 401 -
Rolla, United States 401 -
Monterrey, Mexico 401 -
Perth, Australia 401 -
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 401 -
Lisbon, Portugal 401 347
Stillwater, United States 401 -
Norfolk, United States 401 -
Olomouc, Czech Republic 401 -
Chandigarh, India 401 451
Barcelona, Spain 401 299
Valencia, Spain 401 266
Santiago, Chile 401 228
Busan, South Korea 401 272
San Diego, United States 401 -
Seoul, South Korea 401 395
Seoul, South Korea 401 401
Campinas, Brazil 401 215
Stellenbosch, South Africa 401 401
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 401 -
Philadelphia, United States 401 -
Lubbock, United States 401 -
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 401 -
Tianjin, China 401 355
Tokyo, Japan 401 321
Shanghai, China 401 401
New Orleans, United States 401 -
Birmingham, United States 401 -
Alcalá de Henares, Spain 401 -
Alicante, Spain 401 -
Aveiro, Portugal 401 378
Cagliari, Italy 401 -
Coimbra, Portugal 401 345
Rethymno, Greece 401 401
Nicosia, Cyprus 401 -
Athens, United States 401 401
Ioannina, Greece 401 -
Jaén, Spain 401 -
Kaiserslautern, Germany 401 -
Canterbury, United Kingdom 401 -
Durban, South Africa 401 451
Lisbon, Portugal 401 175
Winnipeg, Canada 401 -
Modena, Italy 401 -
Nantes, France 401 451
Neuchâtel, Switzerland 401 -
Newcastle, Australia 401 401
Palermo, Italy 401 -
Porto, Portugal 401 385
Regina, Canada 401 -
Salamanca, Spain 401 -
Lecce, Italy 401 -
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 401 374
Helotes, United States 401 -
Bogotá, Colombia 401 451
Lejona, Spain 401 -
Cape Town, South Africa 401 -
Turku, Finland 401 451
Plymouth Meeting, United States 401 -
Tokyo, Japan 401 102
London, Canada 401 273
Xi'an, China 401 270
Gyeongsan, South Korea 401 -
Toronto, Canada 401 317
New Haven, United States - 24
Melbourne, Australia - 29
West Lafayette, United States - 60
Philadelphia, United States - 71
Bologna, Italy - 72
Baltimore, United States - 78
Durham, United States - 81
Paris, France - 108
New York City, United States - 111
Irvine, United States - 135
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel - 148
Montréal, Canada - 160
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 166
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 166
Chapel Hill, United States - 175
London, United Kingdom - 178
Tianjin, China - 190
Mexico City, Mexico - 194
Taoyuan City, Taiwan - 194
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 194
Tainan, Taiwan - 200
Seoul, South Korea - 201
Amherst Center, United States - 201
Turin, Italy - 207
Naples, Italy - 218
Prague, Czech Republic - 220
Daegu, South Korea - 223
Kobe, Japan - 224
Beijing, China - 228
Beijing, China - 232
George Town, Malaysia - 232
Athens, Greece - 240
Los Angeles, United States - 243
Jilin City, China - 246
Jinan, China - 246
Helsinki, Finland - 253
Bangkok, Thailand - 258
Chennai, India - 258
Rochester, United States - 264
Pittsburgh, United States - 266
Warsaw, Poland - 270
Jena, Germany - 273
Mexico City, Mexico - 276
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 276
Tokyo, Japan - 278
Shanghai, China - 282
Nashville, United States - 282
New Delhi, India - 285
Athens, Greece - 288
Regensburg, Germany - 296
Kraków, Poland - 299
Tokyo, Japan - 302
Sydney, Australia - 303
Ankara, Turkey - 308
Lanzhou, China - 314
Istanbul, Turkey - 321
Lawrence, United States - 321
Harbin, China - 325
Khargapur, India - 326
New York City, United States - 326
Santiago, Chile - 326
Johannesburg, South Africa - 329
Toulouse, France - 331
Zaragoza, Spain - 331
Dalian, China - 335
Seoul, South Korea - 339
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia - 343
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan - 345
São Paulo, Brazil - 347
Belgrade, Serbia - 347
Chengdu, China - 352
Nice, France - 355
Braunschweig, Germany - 361
Albuquerque, United States - 361
Ljubljana, Slovenia - 361
Okayama, Japan - 367
Jeonju, South Korea - 369
Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia - 369
Cairo, Egypt - 374
Beijing, China - 378
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 378
Göteborg, Sweden - 381
Taichung, Taiwan - 390
Budapest, Hungary - 396
Linköping, Sweden - 398
Taipei, Taiwan - 398
Sevilla, Spain - 398
Kraków, Poland - 401
Beersheba, Israel - 401
Chiba, Japan - 401
Gwangju, South Korea - 401
Atlanta, United States - 401
Trieste, Italy - 401
Saint Petersburg, Russia - 401
Perugia, Italy - 401
Mons, Belgium - 401
Bucharest, Romania - 401
Orlando, United States - 401
Leipzig, Germany - 401
Seoul, South Korea - 401
Wroclaw, Poland - 401
Vilnius, Lithuania - 401
Beijing, China - 451
Budapest, Hungary - 451
Changsha, China - 451
Geelong, Australia - 451
Belo Oriente, Brazil - 451
Rio Grande, Brazil - 451
Düsseldorf, Germany - 451
Incheon, South Korea - 451
Seoul, South Korea - 451
Nanjing, China - 451
Osaka-shi, Japan - 451
Saarbrücken, Germany - 451
Tokyo, Japan - 451
Debrecen, Hungary - 451
Guelph, Canada - 451
Braga, Portugal - 451
Rostock, Germany - 451
Beijing, China - 451
Sherbrooke, Canada - 451
Bucharest, Romania - 451
Wroclaw, Poland - 451
Wuhan, China - 451