Study cover for Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling
M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

24 months
15000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


MSc Eng graduates in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are educated in the interface between pathology, pharmacology, and mathematical modelling.

Visit the official programme website for more information


DTU is following the COVID-19 situation and its impact closely, please consult the webpage to get the latest updates.

The world needs graduates with extensive knowledge of pathology, mechanisms and treatment of disease, and handling of quantitative biological data to make mathematical models that improve our understanding of complex diseases and their prevention or treatment.

Study programme focus

On the MSc Eng in Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) , you will build upon previous experience in mathematics and mathematical modelling, pharmacology, biology, and pathology to master quantitative biology and pathology and create relevant mathematical models to advance the understanding of disease mechanisms. While the aim of other study programmes is ‘engineering for biology’ by developing new technical solutions to biological problems, or ‘engineering of biology’ by developing biotechnology solutions to biological production; our aim is to ‘engineer with biology’ to increase our understanding of biology through a quantitative and modelling approach. These skills will give you unique tools to develop new effective drugs, and advance the understanding and treatment of multifactorial and complex diseases.

The core of the MSc Eng programme consists of mandatory courses in molecular pathology, immunology, systems biology and pharmaceutical PK/PD modelling supplemented by statistics and advanced technological and modelling specialization.

A clear profile

Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling has a clear MSc Eng profile and admission requires biological training at BSc level in biology, chemistry, and pharmacology, as well as computer programming and mathematical modelling to continue with the mandatory courses. Beyond the mandatory training there are no predefined study lines or recommended programmes so you can choose from a pool of technological specialization courses and the extensive range of elective courses offered by DTU and UCPH.

Career opportunities

We expect our graduates will be employed by Danish and international pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, universities, and wherever biological data are generated. Here they will be involved in the various stages of drug development, including basic research and development as well as interpretation of preclinical research in animal and cell models, and in production-related areas such as CMC production design and documentation.

With a programme where students learn and understand the power of computers and programming, as well as have a deep understanding of the biological processes involved in health and disease, the expectation is that many will soon find themselves as multidisciplinary project leaders.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Molecular diagnostics and precision medicine
  • Systems biology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacometrics

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

  • BSc in Engineering from other universities than DTU may qualify based on an individual assessment and provided that the applicant holds credit in the following areas:
  • 10-20 ETCS Mathematics for technical sciences
  • 10-15 ECTS Programming and/or modelling
  • 5 ECTS Statistics
  • 5 ECTS Bioinformatics
  • 5-10 ECTS Physics for technical sciences
  • 5 ECTS Chemistry
  • 5 ECTS Biochemistry
  • 30 ECTS Human physiology, anatomy, cell biology and pathophysiology
  • 5 ECTS Basic pharmacology or 10 ECTS Immunology

  • The MSc Eng programme in Quantitative Biology and disease Modelling requires a sound knowledge of mathematics, physics, pharmacology, human biology and diseases as well as specialization within computer programming and statistics.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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


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.

Our partners

Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!