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Myerscough College

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This online MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded fro ... [+]

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The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This online MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded from the University of Central Lancashire, is a ground-breaking course with an international profile. The course recognises the multidisciplinary approach needed to design, maintain and manage trees as part of green infrastructure projects. The course is designed for professionals who wish to engage further with an understanding of urban trees, their management, and sustainable ways forward for our urban forests.

The course encourages debate and critical evaluation of practices and innovative research within arboriculture and urban forestry, taking both a scientific and industry viewpoint on current practice. We look at the current issues in delivering good tree care and healthy urban forests – because trees and urban green space contribute so much to the liveability of our urban areas and yet they are often neglected as a topic or seen only as a secondary resource in urban areas.... [-]

United Kingdom Lancashire
August 2020
3 years
Online
NYU Tandon Online

Become indispensable by learning how to solve biotechnology and pharmaceutical problems, utilizing genomic data and next generation tools with our innovative online Maste ... [+]

Bioinformatics Online

Become indispensable by learning how to solve biotechnology and pharmaceutical problems, utilizing genomic data and next-generation tools with our innovative online Master of Science in Bioinformatics. Rapidly increasing knowledge of the molecular biology of the cell has led to bioinformatics, a new discipline that transforms traditional biology into an information science. The School of Engineering's Master of Science in Bioinformatics program prepares students to manage and study data from the explosion of information from the life sciences. The program meets industry's demand for professionals with solid foundations in genomics, proteomics, Perl and BioPerl, R and BioConductor, MySQL, sequence and pathway analysis, as well as a host of genome informatics tools and algorithms such as BLAST. Students who earn a Bioinformatics Advance Certificate may apply those credits towards the Bioinformatics Master's Degree. Note that only 9 credits from the Advanced Certificate can be used towards the Bioinformatics Master Degree program. Students have to complete either 9 thesis credits or 6 guided studies credits to satisfy the MS requirements.... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
Online
University of the Highlands and Islands

If you want to progress into a managerial role in rural development, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Rural Development is for you. ... [+]

What is special about this course?

If you want to progress into a managerial role in rural development, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Rural Development is for you.

You will study social, environmental, economic and professional development, and community engagement issues in the context of managing rural development.

The MSc Sustainable Rural Development can be studied online from anywhere in the world.

Special features Gain practical experience in understanding current rural development issues and working with communities Develop key research and policy skills Study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full masters degree Study online, full time or part-time when and where it suits you, within the UK and internationally Entry requirements Honours degree or ordinary degree in a relevant subject Postgraduate diploma or professional qualification in a relevant subject Other qualifications will be considered if accompanied by a minimum of three years' relevant professional experience A bridging module is available to people with substantial professional experience, but no undergraduate degree ... [-]
United Kingdom Perth
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online
Cardiff Metropolitan University

This online programme aims to develop food manufacturing industry staff, particularly those working in technical quality assurance and NPD, with specific reference and ap ... [+]

Course Overview

This online, flexible and distributed learning (FDL) MSc in Food Technology for Industry aims to develop food manufacturing industry staff, particularly those working in technical quality assurance and new product development, with specific reference and application to their own practice. This applied programme is intended to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, as well as developing their knowledge, skills and competencies.

No attendance at the university is required for this programme since it is delivered by electronic means only.

Course Content

This programme is offered on a part-time, distributed, flexible learning basis only. To obtain the MSc Food Technology for Industry, students must successfully complete modules to the value of 180 credits. This must include all core modules, including the research project component.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
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Part-time
5 years
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The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

The programme offers a unique research-led opportunity to study the different aspects of applied poultry science and aims to equip current and future professionals with s ... [+]

Programme description

The programme offers a unique research-led opportunity to study the different aspects of applied poultry science and aims to equip current and future professionals with skills, knowledge, and understanding to address local and global challenges in sustainable poultry production It is designed to suit those in continuing employment or with other commitments.

Participants typically come from a wide range of backgrounds, including nutritionists, breeders, vets and other poultry sector workers, all of whom wish to develop their career and businesses.

It is offered by part-time, distance learning and is a fully flexible mix of technical, scientific, nutritional, and environmental and management-skills development modules so you can fit your studies in and around your work and other commitments. Its delivered largely by poultry specialists from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), and St David’s Poultry Team (veterinary surgeons).... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilization of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. ... [+]

Programme description

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilization of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. The challenges related to food are not only the existence of approximately 795 million undernourished people in the world (Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)) but also the increasing presence of diet-related non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes and heart disease); the contribution of agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions and land use change. Understanding the interconnection of food, health, and the environment, as well as their trade-offs is vital to formulate policies that enable us to achieve food security in a sustainable manner.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
1 - 6 years
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The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This is an online learning programme aimed at students with relevant agricultural and food-related background keen to acquire in-depth knowledge of food safety. The MSc i ... [+]

Programme description

Foodborne diseases are a growing public health concern worldwide. The contamination of food with microorganisms or chemicals may occur at any stage in the process from food production to consumption (“farm to fork”) and as a result of environmental contamination, including pollution of water, soil or air. The global burden of foodborne diseases worldwide is very high affecting every year around 600 million people with 420,000 deaths. Therefore, the World Health Organisation (WHO) highlighted the importance of producing safe food that saves human lives, saves resources and has a positive impact on the economy of every country.

This is an online learning programme aimed at students with relevant agricultural and food-related background keen to acquire in-depth knowledge of food safety. The MSc is specifically designed to provide a truly holistic food safety approach to the food chain that incorporates to the pre and post-harvest stages of food production, crop safety, animal welfare and economics of the supply chain.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
1 - 6 years
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The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behavior, nutrition, and exercise for horses. You will also learn ho ... [+]

Programme description

This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behaviour, nutrition and exercise for horses. You will also learn how to practically apply a scientific approach to benefit horse health, welfare and performance.

Our online programme is the first and only Equine Science programme to be hosted within an international centre of veterinary excellence. It provides students with detailed knowledge and understanding of equine science and its applications and is excellent preparation for enhancing your equine career or future independent research such as a PhD.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This programme provides flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behavior teaching within a supported learning e ... [+]

Programme description

This programme provides a flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behaviour teaching within a supported learning environment. The programme will utilise an evidence-based approach to explore the potential motivations, management and treatment options for abnormal and/or problem behaviours commonly expressed by companion animal species living within a domestic environment.

The subject involves a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on knowledge and techniques from the fields of psychology, ethology, neurobiology, pharmacology and veterinary science. This programme will contain teaching and learning that is aimed at your academic preparation for a professional career working with companion animals in a variety of settings, including clinical animal behaviour counselling.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
1 - 6 years
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The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management. It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Gl ... [+]

Programme Description

This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management.

It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy and partner global associates, to deliver first-class teaching and research in the field of Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.

You will assess all aspects of ecosystems, aiming to conserve and maintain their sustainability in both the developing and developed world.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Academies.

Online Learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
1 - 6 years
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The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

The programme is designed as an institutional collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture), a government facil ... [+]

Programme Description

Within conservation science there is increasing recognition of the value of genetic data to support management decisions, however, scientists and managers with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice are lacking. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an exciting new field that is attracting increasing global attention in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

The PPD/Cert/Dip/MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics aims to provide a blend of theoretical and practical education in the application of genetic data to wildlife management and conservation law enforcement. The programme will cover all essential aspects, from population genetic theory, through data analysis, to the considerations involved in the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings to management, policy and criminal investigation.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
1 - 6 years
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The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international ... [+]

Programme description

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms.

The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.

The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including:

history, culture and concepts of animal welfare animal behaviour animal welfare assessment animal ethics recommendations and policy legislation, regulation and enforcement science communication applied animal welfare - production, companion and captive wild animals ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Part-time
1 - 6 years
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Lewis University Online

Customize your online MS in Data Science degree with a concentration in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. This concentration looks at data analysis from the persp ... [+]

Online Master of Science in Data Science

Build your skill-set in data mining, data visualization, predictive analysis and data management with Lewis University's online MS in Data Science degree. Students will have the opportunity to leverage cutting-edge cloud computing resources and use an array of techniques and theories such as linear algebra and distributed storage and processing — all to identify trends and solve problems with big data.

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: This concentration looks at data analysis from the perspective of biology and prepares students to develop solutions for computational biology and bioinformatics data management projects. Students will ... [-]
USA Romeoville
September 2020
Part-time
2 years
Online
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

Johns Hopkins University MS in Regulatory Science program provides students pursuing a career in regulatory science with a specialized course of study emphasizing advance ... [+]

The Johns Hopkins University MS in Regulatory Science program provides students pursuing a career in regulatory science with a specialized course of study emphasizing advanced topics in the regulatory approval processes for global and domestic biotech products. Students may specialize in an aspect of the regulatory science of their choice through three elective courses, including a wide variety of advanced regulatory courses. By providing students with a strong foundation in regulatory science and a hands-on introduction to current good manufacturing, laboratory and clinical practices, as well as product development, the program offers graduates unique instruction for the specialized jobs in regulatory science in federal, academic and industry work settings.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities of food production, labelin ... [+]

The Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities of food production, labeling, and distribution. The program will provide students with the knowledge required for companies and organizations that grow, process, distribute, or sell foods and beverages while complying with federal and state regulatory statutes for the production, distribution, and commercialization of food products.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation, students will:

Demonstrate a mastery of technical and critical thinking skills in food safety regulation submissions and statutes Design, develop and implement food safety regulatory submissions Analyze and evaluate food safety regulatory statutes, regulations, guidance documents and submissions. ... [-]
USA Washington
January 2020
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online