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Biology-Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
As a student in the Biology-Biotechnology programme at the University of Copenhagen, you will be working with biotechnological problems related to health and diseases in humans, animals and plants across traditional boundaries.

About

Where biology teaches us to understand nature, biotechnology gives us the chance to use it. 

The Biology-Biotechnology programme at the University of Copenhagen has a strong focus on innovation and collaboration with relevant índustries and it consists of a wide selection of elective courses, which makes it possible for you to create a profile that matches your personal interests.

Career opportunities

With an MSc degree in Biology-Biotechnology, your knowledge, communication skills and your experimental competences ensure that you have good career opportunities within many areas in Denmark as well as abroad:

  • You can work within research and development in public and private companies such as Novo Nordisk, Chr. Hansen and Novozymes.
  • You can work in companies producing foods, enzymes, drugs, textiles, new energy resources or environmentally beneficial processes.
  • You can also work with management, risk analysis, teaching and communication in either public or private companies.
  • Furthermore there are good opportunities for continuing your research at the University of Copenhagen as the biotechnological research is at a high, internationally recognised level, particularly in the molecular field involving foods, plants and animals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Big Data in Biotechnology
  • Advanced Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry – Sampling and Sample Preparation
  • Advanced Microbial Biotechnology
  • Basic Parasitology
  • Fundamentals of Beer Brewing and Wine Making
  • Organisms and Omics Techniques 
  • Genome and Cell Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements. 

  • BSc in Biology-Biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen 

Other bachelor’s degrees

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14746 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7373 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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