M.Sc. On Campus


University of Copenhagen

24 months
14788 EUR/year
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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.


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 recognised 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Biochemistry.

Applicants with one of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree from The Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
  • Bachelor's degree from a Danish, Nordic or international university

may be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • A minimum of 60 ECTS credits within chemistry and biochemistry/molecular biology of which a minimum of 30 ECTS credits must be in chemistry and 22.5 ECTS credits in biochemistry/molecular biology.
  • In total, the applicant must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits that stem from courses with experimental laboratory exercises

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14788 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7394 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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