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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Biology programme at the University of Copenhagen allows you to work responsibly with nature management, to do genetic research in the laboratory or to undertake fieldwork on the structure of ecosystems.

About

The academic scope of biology is wide – thus, you can choose between these five specialisations: Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cell Biology and Physiology, Microbiology, Ecology and Marine Biology. 

The Biology programme at the University of Copenhagen enables you to do interdisciplinary research and to feel equally at home when working in nature as well as in the laboratory.

Career Opportunities

Biologists work in a variety of occupational settings. The MSc programme in Biology covers a broad set of skills, so immediate job prospects are good. Also, your education and training can easily be targeted to suit specific career aims. Often, biologists get jobs in:

  • biotech
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • government ministries
  • municipalities
  • universities
  • upper secondary schools
  • intellectual-property consultancies
  • environmental organizations
  • the media
  • biotech start-ups

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Molecular Genetics
  • Cell Cycle Control and Cancer
  • RNA Biology 
  • Epigenetics and Cell Differentiation 
  • Genome Sequence Analysis 
  • Dynamical Models in Molecular Biology 
  • Molecular Neurobiology

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

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

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

  • BSc in Biology 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.
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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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