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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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Ph.D. Biological Sciences

The full-time study programme is offered in English and lasts four years. Students prepare their doctoral theses in the disciplines of biology or ecology: anthropology, ecosystem studies, biochemistry, biology of reproduction, biodiversity, evolutionary ecology, ecotoxicology, endocrinology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, mycology, neurobiology, oncology, taxonomy, and others.

Poland
Ph.D. Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme at University of Copenhagen is a new initiative that offers talented students with a university degree from outside of Denmark an opportunity to launch their careers in the vibrant environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research center cluster.

Denmark
Ph.D. Molecular Life Sciences

The Program in Molecular Life Sciences of the University of Bern is run jointly by the Institutes of Cell Biology and Plant Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Science Faculty. Moreover, many research groups of the Medical and Veterinary Faculties take an active part in shaping the program. This interdisciplinary aspect is one of the key advantages for studying Molecular Life Sciences in Bern.

Switzerland