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Biochemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Biochemistry is the right choice if you want to undertake cutting edge research or work in the pharmaceutical field. The Biochemistry programme at the University of Copenhagen offers a wide range of career paths to follow. In Denmark as well as internationally.

About

During the Biochemistry programme at the University of Copenhagen you address biochemical and molecular biology problems experimentally and theoretically within four academic fields of your own choosing: Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, Protein Chemistry, Molecular Microbiology or Molecular Genetics.

Career Opportunities 

  • As an MSc in Biochemistry, you will have an internationally recognized research-based education geared towards research and teaching at the highest level.
  • You can find employment at universities, institutions of higher education, within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, at hospital laboratories or in the public sector.
  • You can also continue your research and obtain a PhD in Denmark or abroad. Unemployment among graduates with an MSc in Biochemistry has been low for several years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Cell Cycle Control and Cancer
  • RNA Biology
  • Cellular Signalling in Health and Disease
  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Neurobiology
  • Epigenetics And Cell Differentiation
  • Evolutionary Medicine

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.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Aarhus University.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Aarhus University.

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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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