24 months
18000 EUR/year
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In the Master in Environmental Biology and Molecular Biology at Roskilde University, you can become qualified to, for example, use genetic engineering methods to explore population ecology issues. Or you can investigate the cellular mechanisms behind the toxicological effects of environmental chemicals for organisms.

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Despite uncertainties related to the Covid-19 crisis, Roskilde University is committed and prepared to deliver high quality education on campus as well as online if needed.

Despite a common biological basis, today these two subjects are very different in their approach to biology. Nevertheless, molecular biological methods and techniques are increasingly used in modern environmental biology.

You will learn about cell biology and physiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, genetic and protein engineering and bio-informatics. You will gain insights into biological systems at all levels (from sub-cellular to ecosystems) and into the interactions between micro and macro-organisms and their environment. 

You will learn about the human impact on biological and ecological systems, genetic versus environmental impacts on organisms, as well as nutrient and element cycling processes in ecosystems.


The Environmental Biology and Molecular Biology at Roskilde University provides you with a wide range of job opportunities in the public and private sectors within:

  • Public or private research or control laboratories, for example in the healthcare or environmental sector
  • Environmental control and consulting
  • The biotech industry
  • The education sector
  • Consultancies, e.g. in environmental monitoring
  • Government agencies with focus on environmental health

The master programme also qualifies graduates for admission to a PhD programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Practice of Ecotoxicology
  • Biological Resources and Production
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Environmental Risk Assessment 
  • Experimental Biotechnology 
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Practical Ecology – Monitoring Techniques 
  • Energy and Element Cycling in Ecosystems

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor's degree
  • Study elements equivalent to Danish bachelor’s level taken before completing your bachelor's degree - e.g. additional courses where you obtain ECTS/credits taken concurrently with your bachelor's degree or study elements passed at another bachelor's degree that you have not completed. However, we will only include a maximum of 30 ECTS from these studies.

You will not be assessed based on:

  • Work experience
  • Motivated application
  • Courses you have taken after completion of your bachelor's degree
  • Courses equivalent to studies at Danish master's level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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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Updated over a year ago

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Environmental Biology and Molecular Biology
Roskilde University


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